Category: The News Blog

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Bernard DayoApril 4, 2019

The Late 5: INEC declares PDP’s Sekibo winner of Rivers East Senatorial election; Adeleke appeals court judgment | Other stories

Here are the stories that drove conversation today: Buhari visits Jordan, Dubai for economic summits  President Muhammadu Buhari will attend ...

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Bernard DayoApril 4, 2019

The Big 5: NJC sends report on Onnoghen, Acting CJN to Buhari; Wike’s victory is triumph of good over evil – PDP | Other top stories

Here are the stories you should be monitoring today: APC reacts to judgment nullifying Adeleke’s victory The All Progressives Congress ...

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Bernard DayoApril 3, 2019

The Late 5: Buhari promises persecution of alleged killers of Kolade Johnson; Five feared dead as suspected herdsmen invade Benue community | Other stories

Here are the stories that drove conversation today: 14 PDP lawmakers-elect boycott INEC certificates of return presentation in Kano The ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqApril 3, 2019

Just In: Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike secures second term mandate with a landslide

The flag bearer of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the March 9 governorship election held in Rivers, Governor Nyesom ...

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Bernard DayoApril 3, 2019

The Big 5: Court nullifies Adeleke’s candidacy; Buhari rejects Ajaokuta Steel Completion Fund Bill | Other top stories

Here are the stories you should be monitoring today: Court nullifies Adeleke’s candidacy A High Court of the Federal Capital ...

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Bernard DayoApril 2, 2019

The Late 5: Police release identities of alleged killers of Kolade Johnson; Amaechi loses LGA to Wike | Other stories

Here are the stories that drove conversation today: Lagos police surrenders to public pressure, names alleged killers of Kolade Johnson ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqApril 2, 2019

Olamma Cares Foundation celebrates 2nd Anniversary, raises awareness on Autism

Olamma Cares Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation committed to mental and neurological disorder advocacy has held an event to raise the awareness ...

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Bernard DayoApril 2, 2019

The Big 5: Boko Haram set Chibok village on fire; I’ll do my best for Nigerians in second term – Buhari | Other top stories

Here are the top stories you should be monitoring today: Algerian president Bouteflika resigns amid protests Algerian President Bouteflika has ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqApril 1, 2019

We have arrested officers involved in the shooting of Kolade Johnson – Lagos Police Command

The Lagos Command of the Nigeria Police has reacted to the outrage that greeted the death of a young man, ...

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Bernard DayoApril 1, 2019

The Late 5: Onnoghen opens defence, calls driver as first witness; Three police officers arrested over fatal shooting of civilian in Lagos | Other stories

Here are the stories that drove conversation today: Three police officers arrested over fatal shooting of civilian in Lagos According ...

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Bernard DayoApril 1, 2019

The Big 5: Gbajabiamila joins race for speaker of House of Representative; Many injured as gunmen attack Kogi fishing festival | Other top stories

Here are the top stories you should be monitoring today: Gbajabiamila joins race House of Representative Speaker The Leader of ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 31, 2019

Entertainment roundup: Angelina Jolie may join the MCU in ‘The Eternals’; Silverbird Group signs pact with streaming company Streamliner | Other stories

Here are the biggest stories you may have missed in entertainment during the week and others that unraveled while you ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 30, 2019

Court orders Nnamdi Kanu’s arrest, Court of Appeal nullifies Zamfara APC guber primary and other stories that made the headlines this week

Here are the stories that drove conversation during the week: Asset declaration charges against me ”invalid, useless” – Onnoghen The ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 29, 2019

The Late 5: Asset declaration charges against me ”invalid, useless” – Onnoghen; Sanwo-Olu gets certificate of return as Lagos governor-elect | Other stories

Here are the stories that drove conversation today: Allocation of appointments will be on merit, national spread – Buhari President ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqMarch 29, 2019

Ahmadu Fintiri defeats Governor Bindow of Adamawa; hands PDP 3rd governorship win in the North East

Former Acting Governor of Adamawa and candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the March 9 governorship election held ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 29, 2019

The Big 5: Oyetola tells Appeal Court to nullify Adeleke’s victory, INEC declares Fintiri winner of Adamawa guber election | Other top stories

Here are the stories that you should be monitoring today: Oyetola ask Appeal Court to reverse tribunal decision Determined to ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 28, 2019

The Late 5: Appeal court affirms gov. Kayode Fayemi’s election; INEC issues certificate of return to El-Rufai | Other stories

Here are the stories that drove conversation today:  Court orders Nnamdi Kanu’s arrest The Federal High Court in Abuja on ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqMarch 28, 2019

Just In: Court revokes Nnamdi Kanu’s bail; orders his re-arrest

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has on Thursday revoked the bail granted to the leader of the Indigenous ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 28, 2019

The Big 5: INEC releases timetable for Rivers election; I’ll run for deputy senate president – Uzor Kalu | Other top stories

Here are the stories you should be monitoring today: FG, ASUU resume negotiations on controversial 2009 agreement The Federal Government ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 27, 2019

The Late 5: Okorocha is on his own on non-issuance of certificate of return – APC; PDP senators will support Lawan’s senate presidency – Abdullahi | Other stories

Okorocha is on his own on non-issuance certificate of return – APC The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday reacted ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 27, 2019

The Big 5: Agege inferno leaves two hospitalised; Buhari, APC chiefs endorse Lawan for senate president | Other top stories

Here are the top stories that you should be monitoring today: 28 political parties reject Tambuwal’s victory  A coalition of ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 26, 2019

The Late 5: I won due to hard work, not violence – Ganduje; Burundi releases three schoolgirls held for scribbling on President Nkunrunziza’s portrait | Other stories

Here are the stories that drove conversation today: I won due to hard work, not violence – Ganduje Kano State ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqMarch 26, 2019

Nigeria’s former minister, Obiageli Ezekwesili wins Forbes Woman Africa Social Influencer Award

Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, the former Education Minister, has been announced as Forbes Woman Africa Social Influencer at the prestigious Forbes ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqMarch 26, 2019

YPP Senator-elect, Ifeanyi Ubah reportedly defects to APC; attends dinner with Buhari, APC leadership

Barely few weeks after his victory at the National Assembly polls over the candidates of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqMarch 26, 2019

Second governorship win for PDP in the North east as Bala Mohammed unseats Governor Abubakar

After weeks of suspense and drama, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared former Minister of the Federal Capital ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 26, 2019

The Big 5: APC asks DSS to investigate PDP over ”illegal access” to INEC server; N1.3 trn public funds stolen in four years – Magu | Other top stories

Here are the top stories that you should be monitoring: APC must have its way in the leadership of of ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 25, 2019

The Late 5: Fresh hurdle for APC as Appeal Court nullifies its Zamfara guber primary; EFCC closes case against Onnoghen at NJC | Other stories

Here are the stories that drove conversation today: EFCC closes case against Onnoghen at NJC According to Punch, the Economic ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqMarch 25, 2019

Just In: Yet again, another building collapses in Lagos Island

Barely two weeks after the collapse of two three-storeyed buildings in Ita Faaji and Oke Arin on Lagos Island, a ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 25, 2019

The Big 5: EFCC declares ex-NIA DG, Oke, wife wanted; PDP rejects Kano governorship election results | Other top stories

Here are the stories you should be monitoring today: APC rejects Benue, Sokoto governorship results Following the Independent National Electoral ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqMarch 24, 2019

Ganduje secures victory in controversial Kano guber poll

Governor of Kano, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has been declared winner of the 2019 Kano governorship election polling a total ...

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