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  • 11 months AAC, PDP Differ Over INEC’s Decision On Rivers Elections ChannelsTv |Politics
    File Photo: A polling station at Rivers state.   The African Action Congress (AAC) in Rivers State has condemned the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to resume the process in the Governorship and House of Assembly elections held on Saturday, March 9, 2019 in the state. The electoral umpire had announced its decision on Friday night, after receiving the report of its investigation committee set up to probe the violence and other electoral infractions that led to the suspension of the poll on Sunday, March 10. But the AAC in a statement on Saturday rejected INEC’s claim ... more
  • 11 months APC Rejects INEC’s Decision To Resume Results Collation In Bauchi LGA ChannelsTv |Politics
    APC Chairman in Bauchi State, Mr Uba-Nana   The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bauchi State has rejected the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to resume collation of governorship election results for Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area. The party chairman in the state, Mr Uba Nana, criticised the electoral umpire while addressing reporters on Saturday in the state capital. According to him, INEC does not have the powers to revisit the issue after declaring the March 9 governorship election in Bauchi inconclusive. READ ALSOAAC, PDP Differ Over INEC’s Decision On Rivers Elections Nana said, “We all know that ... more
  • 11 months Collation Of Results In Bauchi Elections To Resume March 19, Says INEC ChannelsTv |Politics
    A file photo of an electorate getting accredited before voting in Bauchi State on February 24, 2019.   The Independent National Electoral Commission says it will on March 19, resume the collation of results of the Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area of Bauchi State which had been declared inconclusive. It also said it had approved the appointment of a new Collation/Returning Officer for the LGA to continue and conclude the collation process. The new RO would replace the Head of Department of Estate Management at Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi, Mrs Dominion Anosike, who withdrew from the exercise over alleged threats to ... more
  • 11 months Gbenga Daniel Quits Partisan Politics ChannelsTv |Politics
      A former Governor of Ogun State and Director-General of the Atiku Campaign Organisation, Gbenga Daniel, has announced his resignation from partisan politics. The announcement was made in a letter by Mr Daniel to the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, dated March 14, 2019. According to him, the decision is based on the desire to immerse himself in some other vocations and to take on some new challenges. Read Also: Tribunal Orders INEC To Allow PDP, Atiku Access All Electoral Materials “My decision in this regard is entirely personal to me and having served in various capacities, ... more
  • 11 months Rivers Elections: In The End, It Will Be A Sweet Victory – Wike ChannelsTv |Politics
      Governor Nyesom Wike is confident of victory in the Rivers State governorship election, despite the suspension of electoral processes in the state by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). In a series of tweets on Friday, the governor attributed his optimism to the love he said the residents of the state have for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He, however, appealed to the people not to be disturbed by the recent happenings in the state but remain peaceful at all times. “I know that PDP won the elections squarely. We believe in peace. Therefore, Rivers people should remain ... more
  • 11 months Atiku, Obasanjo Meet Behind Closed Doors After Presidential Election ChannelsTv |Politics
      The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the just-concluded presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, has met with former President Olusegun Obasanjo at his residence at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. Although details of the meeting, which took place on Thursday, were not disclosed, it was gathered that it might not be unconnected with the resolve by the PDP flag bearer to drag President Muhamadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to court over the outcome of the presidential election. It was learnt that the former VP had a ... more
  • 11 months PDP Asks INEC To Declare Imo North Senatorial Result ChannelsTv |Politics
    National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan   The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to announce the results of the February 23, 2019, Imo North Senatorial election, as well as that of the March 9 rerun polls. In a statement issued on Friday by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu was asked to direct the immediate released of the results in which the PDP says its candidate, Hon. Ndubueze Patrick, is in clear lead. According to the statement, the continuous delay in announcing the final ... more
  • 11 months Nigeria’s Inflation Drops By 0.06% In February – NBS ChannelsTv |Biz
      The consumer price index, which measures inflation level in the country, dropped to 11.31 percent in February 2018 from the 11.37 percent rate recorded in January 2019. This is according to a monthly inflation data released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), which shows a gradual increase in the price index. The data highlighted that on a month-on-month basis, the headline index increased by 0.73 percent in February 2019, which is 0.01 percent rate lower than the rate recorded in January 2019 (0.74) percent. READ ALSONigeria’s Economy Grew By 1.9 Per Cent In 2018 – NBS The ... more
  • 11 months Imo Governor-Elect Ihedioha Warns Financial Institutions Against Illegal Transactions ChannelsTv |Politics
       The Governor-Elect of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, has warned financial institutions against engaging in any illegal last-minute transaction with the outgoing government. While addressing journalists in Owerri the state capital, Ihedioha said persons or groups involved in such activities will be doing that at their own peril. Governor-Elect of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, addressing journalists in Owerri, the state capital on March 14, 2019. “May I use this opportunity to warn all those who may be tempted to do illegal last-minute transaction with the out-going government, particularly financial institutions which may result in further burdening the state ... more
  • 11 months Nasarawa Polls: PDP’s Ombugadu Rejects Governorship Result, Heads To Court ChannelsTv |Politics
    PDP governorship candidate in Nasarawa State, David Ombugadu   The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Nasarawa State, David Ombugadu, has rejected the results of the just concluded polls released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). INEC had declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Abdullahi Sule, winner of the governorship election. But speaking to Channels Television on Thursday, Ombugadu alleged that the election was characterised by rigging. While faulting INEC for the declaration of result, he expressed confidence that the judiciary will help him retrieve the peoples’ mandate. “I want to express total confidence in the judiciary, ... more
  • 11 months Life Without Facebook? Social Network Outage Triggers Moans And Soul Searching ChannelsTv |Tech
      Facebook grappled Thursday with a widespread outage, forcing millions of people to taste life without the world’s largest social media platform. It was probably the last thing Facebook needed as it stumbles from problem to problem, including outrage over its use of customers’ private data. The outage began Wednesday afternoon and triggered a flood of gripes on downdetector.com, which tracks trouble accessing online pages, and on rival Twitter. A Downdetector map late Wednesday showed Facebook service troubles persisting in parts of Australia, Asia, Europe, South America and North America. As of early Thursday, the problem remained in parts ... more
  • 11 months ‘Don’t Steal, Settle Your Rift Amicably,’ Obasanjo Tells Makinde ChannelsTv |Politics
    Oyo State Governor-elect, Mr Seyi Makinde, looks as former President Olusegun Obasanjo speaks during a visit at the residence of the elder statesman in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital on March 14, 2019.   Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has asked the governor-elect of Oyo State, Mr Seyi Makinde, to shun all acts of corruption. He said this when he received Makinde and some leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo at the Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. The elder statesman also advised the governor-elect to mend fences with others following the governorship election in ... more
  • 11 months SGF Inaugurates Inter-Ministerial Presidential Inauguration Committee ChannelsTv |Politics
      The Federal Government has inaugurated an Inter-Ministerial Presidential Inauguration Committee for the swearing-in ceremony of President Muhamadu Buhari as he begins his second term on May 29. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, who is the chairman of the committee, performed the inauguration on Thursday in his office in Abuja. Addressing the members, Mr Mustapha stressed the need for the committee to ensure strong collaboration with other sub-committees. READ ALSO: INEC Wants To Organise A Special Programme For Me, Says Okorocha
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  • 11 months PDP Confident Of Victory In March 23 Supplementary Polls ChannelsTv |Politics
        The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it is confident of victory in the March 23 supplementary polls. The party in a statement through its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, called on the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Professor Mahmood Yakubu to declare states where the PDP had popular support and as against the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of the elections. “The PDP found it strange that INEC can have two sets of rules in the same election for the various political parties. ” The PDP has been informed that a decision was taken ... more
  • 11 months Facebook Blames Server Problem For Massive Outage ChannelsTv |Tech
      Facebook blamed a “server configuration change” on Thursday for a massive outage affecting its applications around the world and brought fresh attention to the embattled social networking leader. The outage affected users for some 12 hours in most areas of the world, with the biggest impact in North America and Europe, according to the tracking website downdetector.com. After acknowledging the problem on Wednesday, Facebook remained mum on the issue for nearly 24 hours before issuing an explanation and apology around 1630 GMT Thursday. “Yesterday, as a result of a server configuration change, many people had trouble accessing our ... more
  • 11 months Amid Turmoil, Facebook Chief Product Officer Quits ChannelsTv |Tech
    This file photo shows a Facebook logo through the windows of the NASDAQ stock exchange as people walk by on Times Square in New York. Emmanuel DUNAND / AFP   Facebook said Thursday its chief product officer Chris Cox was leaving the company, becoming the highest-ranking executive to depart amid the turmoil at the leading social network. Cox made his announcement in on his Facebook page, saying he was leaving “with great sadness” after 13 years. While Cox gave no specific reason for his move, he noted that Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has unveiled a new direction away from being ... more
  • 11 months Accommodate Those Who Can Add Value To Your Govt, Ajimobi Tells Makinde ChannelsTv |Politics
    Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, and governor-elect, Seyi Makinde, at the Government House in Ibadan on March 14, 2019.   Governor Abiola Ajimobi has advised the governor-elect of Oyo State, Mr Seyi Makinde, to shun bitterness and accommodate those who can add value to the progress of the state. The governor gave the advice on Thursday when he received Mr Makinde who led his deputy governor-elect, Mr Remi Olaniyan, and several others on a courtesy visit to the Government House in Ibadan, the state capital. It is the first time a governor-elect would visit an incumbent in the state, since the ... more
  • 11 months Rerun Polls Are Resit Exams For The Ruling Party – Shehu Sani ChannelsTv |Politics
    Senator Shehu Sani (file)   Senator Shehu Sani says that the scheduled rerun elections in some states across the nation are geared towards favouring the ruling party. According to Senator Sani, the “Rerun polls are a resit exam for the ruling party” He stated this via Twitter on Wednesday, March 13.
    Rerun polls are Resit exams for the ruling party. — Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) March 13, 2019 Senator Sani followed that with another Twitter posting on Thursday, March 14 in which he accused both the present and previous governments of not wanting any serious electoral reforms because ... more
  • 11 months Akwa Ibom Assembly Passes N672.9bn Budget For 2019 ChannelsTv |Biz
      The Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly has passed a budget of N672.9bn for the 2019 fiscal year. While passing the budget, the Speaker of the House, Onofiok Luke said the budget was an economic transition proposal which will support the completion agenda of the Governor Udom Emmanuel’s administration. According to him, the budget which serves as the last for the 6th assembly, stands as the pioneer economic blueprint for the proposed Completion Agenda of the next 4 years. READ ALSOFG Secures €64.7m Loan For Provision Of Potable Water In Kano The budget which was titled “budget of industrialization and poverty alleviation ... more
  • 11 months Facebook Faces Criminal Probe Of Data Deals – Report ChannelsTv |Tech
      US prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation into Facebook’s practice of sharing users’ data with companies without letting the social network’s members know, The New York Times reported on Wednesday. A grand jury in New York has subpoenaed information from at least two major smartphone makers about such arrangements with Facebook, according to the Times. Regulators, investigators and elected officials around the world have already been digging into the data sharing practices of Facebook which has more than two billion users. READ ALSO: A Day Not To ‘Like’ For Facebook, Hit By Outage, Criminal Probe The social network’s handling of user data ... more
  • 11 months Pound Falls After Brexit-Fuelled Highs ChannelsTv |Biz
    file photo   The pound retreated Thursday awaiting yet another Brexit vote after the UK currency struck multi-month highs versus the dollar and euro thanks to British MPs ruling out a no-deal departure from the European Union.  London’s benchmark FTSE 100 index climbed in late morning deals, boosted by the pound’s retreat helping to lift share prices of multinationals. “The pound has pulled away from its multi-month highs against the dollar and euro reached yesterday after the UK parliament voted against leaving the EU without a deal,” noted Dean Popplewell, analyst at Oanda trading group. Attention now turns to Thursday’s vote by ... more
  • 11 months Withholding My Certificate Of Return Can Cause Tension In Imo – Okorocha ChannelsTv |Politics
      Governor Rochas Okorocha has said that the withholding of his Certificate of Return by the INEC has the potential to stir tension in Imo State.  In his reaction to the development, Okorocha argued that the move to withhold his certificate of return based on allegation without hearing his own side of the story was unjust. INEC had earlier released names of those to be given the certificate of return. READ ALSO: Reps Challenge INEC On Inconclusive Elections, As Senators Reject Move To Debate Issue In the list of Senators-elect, there were 109 slots, however, Okorocha’s name was omitted following claims by ... more
  • 11 months Imo Polls: APC Candidate, Hope Uzodinma Rejects Governorship Result, Heads For Court ChannelsTv |Politics
    Imo APC Governorship Candidate, Hope Uzodinma addressing party supporters in Owerri, the state capital on March 13, 2019.   The Imo governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Hope Uzodinma, has rejected the election results released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state. Uzodinma alleged that there was some form of injustice done in the results that produced the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Emeka Ihedioha, as the winner of the governorship election. The APC governorship candidate vowed to challenge the INECs declaration in court. Addressing party supporters at the party’s secretariat in Owerri the ... more
  • 11 months World Wide Web Inventor Tim Berners-Lee Visits Nigeria ChannelsTv |Tech
    World Wide Web Inventor, Sir Tim Berners-Lee   The Founder of the Internet, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, was in Nigeria on Wednesday as the world marked the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web. To mark the event, Berners-Lee had embarked on a 30-hour flight which ended in Lagos with a meeting with the Nigerian tech community. In Lagos, he explained that his invention was driven by the need to connect the world’s population using innovation and technology. According to him, as the Internet reshapes lives globally, people have a responsibility to make sure it is recognised as a human right. ... more
  • 11 months Reps Challenge INEC On Inconclusive Elections, As Senators Reject Move To Debate Issue ChannelsTv |Politics
    Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmoud Yakubu, with other officials at a briefing in the early hours of Saturday, just before the Commission announced the postponement of the general elections. Photo: ChannelsTV/ Sodiq Adelakun.   Lawmakers in the House of Representatives have questioned the powers of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to declare an election inconclusive. The lawmakers who frowned on the number of the elections declared inconclusive by INEC in the 2019 general elections, unanimously agreed to immediately constitute a special committee to take another look at the Electoral Act for amendment. The members of ... more
  • 11 months 70 Political Parties Praise INEC Over ‘Professional’ Conduct Of Enugu Governorship Election ChannelsTv |Politics
    A delegation of the Coalition of Registered Political Parties (CRPP) addressing a press conference in Enugu.   70 political parties have commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for conducting what it described as professional governorship election in Enugu State. The parties, under the aegis of the Coalition of Registered Political Parties (CRPP) gave the commendation during a press conference on Tuesday. CRPP Chairman, John Nwobodo, also congratulated Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi on his landslide victory in the governorship election, calling on him to do more for the people of the state. “The coalition has comprehensively evaluated last Saturday governorship election in ... more
  • 11 months FG Secures €64.7m Loan For Provision Of Potable Water In Kano ChannelsTv |Biz
      The Federal Government has secured a €64.7 million loan which it says would be used to provide potable water in Kano, as part of the plans towards key infrastructural reforms in the country. The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, said this on Wednesday while briefing journalists after the Federal Executive Council meeting at the Presidential Villa. According to her, the fund is specifically targeted towards improving the living conditions of people in Kano State through the rehabilitation of the National Urban Water Sector Reform Facility. Read Also: Court To Hear Case On Final Forfeiture Of $8.4m Linked To ... more
  • 11 months Ganduje, Yusuf Boast Of Victory In Kano Supplementary Election ChannelsTv |Politics
      The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and his Peoples Democratic Party counterpart in the Kano State governorship election, Abdullahi Ganduje and Abba Yusuf, have engaged each other in a war of words over the final outcome of the poll in the state. Kano is among the six states which governorship election the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared inconclusive and fixed a supplementary election in the states for March 23, 2019. But in separate statements on Tuesday, both the APC and PDP candidates vowed to ensure that they win the election in Kano ultimately. READ ALSOINEC To ... more
  • 11 months ‘No Distraction,’ Says Amosun After APM’s Election Loss ChannelsTv |Politics
      Governor Ibikunle Amosun says he has resolved to focus on governance after his ‘anointed candidate’ Adekunle Akinlade was defeated in the Ogun State governorship election. He told reporters shortly after inspecting a project in the state that the outcome of the election would not make him relent in delivering the dividend of democracy to the people of the state. “I’ve been in politics since 2000; so, when things like this happen, you have to just move on because the job is there to be done,” said the governor.  READ ALSODapo Abiodun Of APC Wins Ogun Governorship ... more
  • 11 months House Of Reps APC Caucus Seeks Electoral Reforms Ahead Of 2023 ChannelsTv |Politics
      The All Progressives Congress (APC) caucus, in the House of Representatives, says proper legislation will be made to retool the electoral law for a better process in the future. Speaking on behalf of the caucus at the National Assembly on Tuesday, the House Majority Leader, Femi Gbajabiamlia, noted that legislative improvements in the Electoral Act would be made ahead of the 2023 General Elections. He said, “Reform is a continuous process, until we get to that stage of perfection. There are no perfect elections anywhere in the world; the most advanced democracy in America, we saw the issues. ... more
  • 11 months APGA Rejects Imo Governorship Election Result, Demands Fresh Poll ChannelsTv |Politics
    A file photo of voters at a polling unit in Imo State.   The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has rejected the result of last Saturday’s governorship election in Imo State. Imo APGA Publicity Secretary, Alphonsus Eberendu, described the exercise as a “sham and mockery of democracy” while addressing reporters on Tuesday in Owerri, the state capital. He alleged that the election was marred by monumental irregularities, adding that it was the worst in the history of the state since its creation. Eberendu said his party had called for the cancellation of the entire election on the basis that it ... more
  • 11 months Edo Assembly Election: Obaseki Thanks APC Supporters For Victory ChannelsTv |Politics
    Edo State Governor-elect, Godwin Obaseki   Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has thanked supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the party’s victory in the March 9 state assembly election. According to him, the victory is a result of the collective efforts of the party as well as the people’s power. He said this during a meeting with the expanded Edo APC caucus, at the government house in Benin City, the state capital. “This is all about gratitude to God and all of you and the millions of our supporters, for accepting the challenge to deliver the party,” ... more
  • 11 months Imo Election: Ihedioha Promises To Run All–Inclusive Govt ChannelsTv |Politics
    Ihedioha   The Governor-elect of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, has thanked the people of Imo State for voting him as governor. He has also promised to run an all-inclusive government for the benefit of every member of the state. He said this on Tuesday while addressing journalists after the declaration of the election result by the Returning Officer. Read Also: PDP’s Emeka Ihedioha Wins Imo Governorship Election Ihedioha also called on his fellow contestants to come on board and support his government to ensure greater development for the people of the state. Meanwhile, the governorship candidate of the Accord Party, ... more
  • 11 months APC Rejects Results Of Governorship Election In Adamawa State ChannelsTv |Politics
      The Adamawa State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission to outrightly cancel more results of local government areas affected by irregularities in last Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly Elections in Adamawa state. The National Vice Chairman north east Mustapha Salisu made this call while addressing the media at the Party secretariat in Yola. Mustapha Salihu said there is a need for more polling units to be canceled and the probing of some INEC officials for perpetrating irregularities. Mustapha accused security agents of colluding with officials of the Independent National Election ... more
  • 11 months PDP Condemns Declaration Of Elections Inconclusive In Six States ChannelsTv |Politics
      The PDP has accused the INEC of allegedly playing a script of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) by declaring governorship elections in six states inconclusive. According to the opposition party, the Commission carried out the action in states where the PDP was in a clear lead. The PDP alleged that INEC has become biased and working only in accordance with the will of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan said at a press briefing in Abuja on Monday, that “INEC, under Prof. Yakubu, has become overtly partisan”. surrendered its independence to the APC and ... more
  • 11 months Ortom, Jime Call For Calm After INEC Declares Benue Election Inconclusive ChannelsTv |Politics
      The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, who is also the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state, has urged his supporters to remain calm and work towards consolidating the mandate given him by turning out en mass when INEC fixes a date for the supplementary poll. Mr Ortom made the call on Monday while addressing journalists after INEC declared the election inconclusive. The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Emmanuel Jime, on the other hand, urged his supporters not to despair despite the poll gap between him and the governor. Read Also: INEC Declares Benue ... more
  • 11 months Updates: Governorship Election Results For Imo ChannelsTv |Politics
      Following what can now be described as a turbulent collation exercise in Imo State, the results from the governorship election as collated so far are stated below.  Owerri municipal ACCORD. 205 AA. 2617 APC.1540 APGA. 1549 PDP. 10118 Mbaitolu LGA. Accord 398, AA 5869, APC 3704 APGA. 5777 PDP. 13,258 Ngor Okpalla LGA A…267 AA……..4797 APC……2310 APGA…..2308 PDP …….11,502 Owerri North LGA A… 259 AA.. 2988 APC….2272 APGA….4404 PDP….. 12,797 Orlu LGA A..262 AA… 9659 APC…3007 PDP…5053 APGA….3421 Ideato south LGA AA…. 40,438 A…. 130 APC…..4893 APGA….. 4656 PDP…… 3600 Ihitte Uboma ... more
  • 11 months APC’s Babagana Umara Wins Borno Governorship Election By A Landslide ChannelsTv |Politics
      The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared Mr Babagana Umara as the winner of the governorship election in Borno State. INEC Returning Officer, Professor Alhassan Gani, announced this on Monday at the collation centre for the poll in Maiduguri, the state capital. READ ALSO: New Governors Emerge As Some Old Ones Cling To Their Seats According to him, Umara, who contested the election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) cruised to victory by polling a total of 1,175,440 votes. The returning officer added that Umara’s closest and the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mohammed Imam, ... more
  • 11 months INEC Declares Benue Governorship Election Inconclusive ChannelsTv |Politics
      The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared the governorship election in Benue State inconclusive. The Returning Officer, Professor Sabastine Maimako made the announcement on Monday. He said the election was inconclusive due to the gap between the cancelled votes of 121,019 as against the winning margin between the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) which is 81,554. READ ALSOINEC Declares Bauchi Governorship Election Inconclusive The PDP candidate, Samuel Ortom polled 410,576 votes while the APC candidate Emmanuel Jime polled 329,022 votes. PDP leads with 81,554 votes but the number of cancelled votes is 121,019 ... more
  • 11 months APC’s Mukhtar Shehu Wins Zamfara Governorship Election ChannelsTv |Politics
      The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Mukhtar Shehu, winner of the Zamfara State governorship election. According to the Returning Officer in the state, Professor Kabiru Bala, Shehu polled 534,541 votes to defeat his closest rival, Mr. Bello Muhammad of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who polled 189,452. READ ALSO: Okowa Re-Elected As Delta State Governor Bala, who is a lecturer at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria made the announcement on Monday at the INEC headquarters in Gusau, the state capital. ... more
  • 11 months Okowa Re-Elected As Delta State Governor ChannelsTv |Politics
    A file photo of Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa.   The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Ifeanyi Okowa, winner of the governorship election in Delta State. Professor Seth Acrajaja of the Federal University Otuoke, Bayelsa state, who served as the Returning Officer declared the results at the INEC office in Asaba READ ALSO: El-Rufai Re-Elected As Governor Of Kaduna Governor Okowa won 23 Local Government Areas, polling 925, 274 votes to defeat the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Great Ogboru who emerged second with 215,938 votes. Ogboru won in two Local ... more
  • 11 months El-Rufai Re-Elected As Governor Of Kaduna ChannelsTv |Politics
      The Kaduna State Governor, Nasiru El-Rufai, has been re-elected as the governor of the state. The State Collation Officer, Professor Mohammed Bello, declared him winner of the governorship election on Monday. READ ALSOSanwo-Olu Wins Lagos Governorship Election According to Bello,  El-Rufai of the All Progressives Congress (APC) polled 1, 045,427 votes to defeat his closest rival, Isa Ashiru of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who polled 814,168 votes. ... more
  • 11 months Cross River Governor Ben Ayade Re-Elected ChannelsTv |Politics
      Professor Ben Ayade has been re-elected for another four years as the governor of Cross River State. The Returning Officer, Professor Akii Ibhadode, declared Governor Ayade as the winner of the election on Monday at the end of the collation of results from all 18 local government areas of the state. Announcing the results at the collation centre in Calabar, Professor Ibhadode said the governor who contested the election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) polled a total of 381,484 votes. READ ALSOINEC Declares Plateau, Adamawa Governorship Election Inconclusive He added that the candidates of ... more
  • 11 months Sokoto Governorship Election Declared Inconclusive ChannelsTv |Politics
      The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the governorship election in Sokoto State inconclusive. The Returning Officer for the poll, Professor Fatima Muktar, announced this on Monday at the end of the collation of results from all local government areas of the state. She explained that the election was inconclusive because the margin of the votes won was far lesser than the number of those cancelled. According to the returning officer, a total of 1,881,767 voters registered in the state while 1,033,081 voters were accredited for the exercise. READ ALSOINEC Declares Plateau, Adamawa Governorship Election Inconclusive The ... more
  • 12 months UK Expresses Concern Over ‘Military Interference’ In Rivers ChannelsTv |Politics
        The British High Commission in Nigeria has expressed concerns over reported ‘military interference’ in Rivers State, stressing that the staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, should be allowed to carry out their duties in safety. The Commission in a tweet reacted to reports from its election observers, about tension at the collation centre in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital. READ ALSO: BREAKING: PDP’s Okezie Ikpeazu Re-Elected As Abia Governor “Extremely concerned by reports, including from @UKinnigeria observers, of military interference in the election process in Rivers State. Monitoring the situation closely. @inecng staff must be ... more
  • 12 months Saraki Congratulates Kwara Governor-Elect, Abdulrasaq ChannelsTv |Politics
        The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has extended has congratulated Mr. Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq on his victory in the governorship election in Kwara State. Mr. Abdulrasaq of the All Progressives Congress (APC) polled 331,546 votes to beat his closest rival, Razak Atunwa of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who scored 114,754 votes. READ ALSO: BREAKING: PDP’s Okezie Ikpeazu Re-Elected As Abia Governor Senator Saraki took to his twitter account on Sunday, shortly after the results and declaration was made by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to extend his message, while also wishing other victorious candidates all the best. “I ... more
  • 12 months BREAKING: INEC Declares Ugwuanyi Winner Of Enugu Governorship Election ChannelsTv |Politics
      Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of the PDP has been declared the winner of the Enugu governorship election. He polled 449,935 votes to defeat Ayogu Eze of the APC who polled 10,423 votes. Below are the results from the various local government in Enugu. READ ALSO: PDP’s Okezie Ikpeazu Re-Elected As Abia Governor Enugu South LGA – PDP: 17,513 APC: 533 Aninri LGA – PDP: 21,450 APC:496 Awgu LGA – PDP: 23,025 APC: 1,232 Ezeagu LGA – PDP: 21,448 APC: 255 Isiuzo LGA – PDP: 19,698 APC: 284 Nkanu West LGA – PDP: 30,698 APC: 243 Igboetiti LGA – PDP: 25,557 ... more
  • 12 months APC Wins All House Of Assembly Seats In Jigawa ChannelsTv |Politics
      The All Progressives Congress (APC) has won all House of Assembly seats in the 30 constituencies of Jigawa State. The results were announced on Sunday morning by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state. Read Also: Two Suicide Bombers Killed In Adamawa Below are the details:   1. Gagarawa LGA Ibrahim Husaini Kadeta of APC – 15,405. Mutari Ibrahim Gonga PDP – 8,368. 2. Buji LGA Sale Baba A of APC – 21,297. Isa Bello Gwadayi of PDP – 9,312. 3. Guri LGA Suleiman Musa Kadira of APC – 20,851. Muhammad Umar of PDP – 7,346. ... more
  • 12 months Activities Build Up At Collation Centres Across States, Results Expected ChannelsTv |Politics
        The governorship and state house of assembly elections have been concluded and the electorate awaits the results.  Sorting and counting have been done at the polling unit level, next phase in the electoral process is the collation and announcement of results. Collation centres have been activated across states and activities are building up. There are reports of some results already announced, however, most of the centres are yet to commence collation and those who have started are yet to announce results and declare winners. READ ALSO: APC Takes Unassailable Lead In Kwara Governorship Election Below are some photos ... more
  • 12 months APGA Sweeps Idemili Federal Constituency In Anambra Supplementary Poll ChannelsTv |Politics
        The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), candidates for Idemili North and South Federal Constituency in Anambra State have won the rerun elections held on Saturday. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), who announced the results, declared Ifeanyi Ibezi winner after he polled 29,566 votes for Senate seat. The incumbent, Obinna Chidoka who polled 26,026 votes, came second in the rerun. READ ALSO: Allow INEC Announce Results Before Celebrations, Says Kano Police The case was however similar at the House of Representatives rerun elections in Aguata federal constituency, with APGA’s candidate, Chuma Umeoji garnering 15,942 votes. However, the candidate ... more
  • 12 months PHOTOS: INEC Set For Final Collation, Declaration Of Results In Kaduna ChannelsTv |Politics
    Photos: Channels TV/Sodiq Adelakun   A day after the Governorship and House of Assembly elections held across some states in the country, collation of results is ongoing. In Kaduna State, officials are set for the final collation and declaration of results at the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). See photos below. ... more
  • 12 months Allow INEC Announce Results Before Celebrations, Says Kano Police ChannelsTv |Politics
      The Kano State police command has warned residents of the state to allow the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to finish collating results and declare the winners before any celebrations get underway.  A spokesman for the command, Haruna Abdullahi, gave the directive in a statement on Saturday. READ ALSO: House Of Reps Member Shot Dead In Oyo Abdullahi said that the command has observed some “political gladiators” in the state have commenced celebrations in some places. He noted that heeding the warning will help maintain peace and harmony, and will help to curtail any breach of peace within the state. The ... more
  • 12 months Kano PDP Governorship Candidate Escapes Mob Attack ChannelsTv |Politics
      The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano State, Mr. Abba Kabir, escaped a mob attack on Saturday. Mr. Abdullahi Haruna, a spokesman for the Kano police command confirmed this in a statement on Saturday. He explained that Mr. Kabir almost got mobbed before he was rescued by security operatives while attempting to vote at his Chiranchi ward in Gwale Local Government Area (LGA) of the state. READ ALSO: Two Killed, 47 Arrested In Anambra “It was a normal mob action which often happens when two oppositions come face to face with each other,” the statement said. ... more
  • 12 months APC Is The Only Party In Lagos, Says Tinubu ChannelsTv |Politics
       The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu is confident that his party will win the governorship election in Lagos. Insisting that the APC is the only party in Lagos State, Tinubu said, “We are going to win, we are the only party in Lagos. “The other ones are just repeated stations; they come every four years and they go back in again.“For Lagos, it has seen tremendous development since I was the governor. “Before then, the highest Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) was N600m per month, now it is over N30b,” he said after ... more
  • 12 months El-Rufai Applauds INEC For ‘Improved Logistics’ In Electoral Process ChannelsTv |Politics
       The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the ‘improved logistics’ during the governorship and state House of Assembly elections. “Logistics have improved, materials are on time, there are no major issues with card readers all across the state. Secondly, the security arrangements have also improved”, he told journalists on Saturday after he cast his vote. “In this polling unit alone, I can see 5-6 uniformed personnel, police, immigration, customs and the prison service. “This is very helpful in making people feel safe and secure to come and vote”. ... more
  • 12 months #LagosDecides2019: Agbaje, Sanwo-Olu Vote In Lagos, Urge Electorate To Come Out ChannelsTv |Politics
        The Lagos governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Jimi Agbaje, and the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, have asked Lagosians to come out and vote. They each made the call after casting their votes in Lagos on Saturday. Jimi Agbaje appealed to the residents to come out and vote, noting that the violence experienced in Feb. 23 polls could be the reason many have stayed back in their houses. “We are appealing to Lagosians to please come out and vote. “Yes, we know there have been issues, we know ... more
  • 12 months APC’s Nsima Ekere Not Aware Of Arrest Warrant, Says Ita Enang ChannelsTv |Politics
    Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang.   The Director General of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Campaign in Akwa Ibom State, Senator Ita Enang, says the party’s governorship candidate, Nsima Ekere, is not aware of any court warrant for his arrest. Enang, who is also the Special Assitant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), said this in an interview with Channels Television on Friday. Earlier, a Federal High Court in Abuja granted an order of substituted service against Mr Ekere, a former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), ... more
  • 12 months Ishaku Raises Alarm Over Alleged Plot To Arrest Taraba PDP Chieftains ChannelsTv |Politics
        Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku of Taraba state has raised an alarm about a plan to arrest key members of the PDP before, during and after tomorrow’s elections. The governor in a statement on Friday said he has been reliably informed of the plot to arrest “some prominent members of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, in Taraba state with the intention to facilitate the rigging of the elections of tomorrow”. He listed some local governments in Taraba where the arrests have been targeted to take place. They include Northern senatorial zone, Jalingo LGA, Karim lamido LGA, Lau LGA, and in ... more
  • 12 months INEC Reschedules Assembly Election In Adamawa State Constituency ChannelsTv |Politics
      The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has rescheduled the House of Assembly Election for the Nasarawa/Binyeri State Constituency of Adamawa State, following the death of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Mr. Adamu Kwanate. The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Mr. Kashim Gaidam, told Channels Television that the rescheduling of the poll was to allow the APC and people of the constituency to find a replacement within one week. READ ALSO: Ishaku Raises Alarm Over Alleged Plot To Arrest Taraba PDP Chieftains Kwanate, who was the member representing the constituency, was said to have collapsed during a ... more
  • 12 months Wike Condemns ‘Unlawful Arrest’ Of PDP Members By Security Agencies ChannelsTv |Politics
        Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has condemned an arrest of some PDP members in Rivers State, alleging that the arrest was stage-managed and unlawful, especially because it is coming just ahead of the Governorship and State Assembly elections. Governor Wike urged security agencies to be professional and unbiased in the discharge of their duties for the peaceful conduct of credible polls in the state. He spoke during a State Broadcast on Thursday ahead of the Governorship and State Assembly elections in Rivers State. He said: “We therefore condemn the stage-managed, unjustified and continuing arrests and unlawful detention of ... more
  • 12 months Alleged Certificate Forgery: Court Dismisses Suit Seeking To Disqualify Wike In Election ChannelsTv |Politics
      A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has dismissed the suit seeking to disqualify Mr Nyesom Wike from contesting the March 9 Governorship election in Rivers State over an alleged presentation of a forged statutory declaration of age. In his judgement on Friday, Justice Edward Ekwo berated the plaintiff for gross abuse of court process, having filed a similar suit in Port Harcourt in 2018 which was dismissed by the court. Read Also: Wike Alleges Plan To Kidnap Rivers REC He also held that apart from the documentary evidence obtained by the plaintiff from “doubtful sources”, the ingredients for establishing ... more
  • 12 months We Will Not Issue Certificates Of Return Under Duress, INEC Insists ChannelsTv |Politics
    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will not issue certificates of return to elected public officers under duress. INEC Director of Voter Education, Mr Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, stated this during an interview on The Verdict which aired on Channels Television on Friday. According to him, a situation whereby a Returning Officer is being threatened to declare a party’s candidate winner of an election under gunpoint or knifepoint amounts to illegality. “A return is made when the Returning Officer is satisfied that the candidate has met the requirements of law. It is a voluntary act of the returning officer. ... more
  • 12 months Akpabio Withdraws Application Seeking Review Of NASS Election At FCT High Court ChannelsTv |Politics
      Senator Godswill Akpabio has withdrawn his application from the FCT High Court, seeking a Judicial review of the National Assembly election in his senatorial district. Mr Akpabio who confirmed this to Channels Television on Friday said the withdrawal was to avoid abuse of court processes. The trial judge Justice valentine Ashi of the FCT High Court also confirmed the withdrawal. Speaking further, he explained that the order of stay issued last Friday was not to stop the Independent National Electoral Commissioner (INEC) from carrying out its function but to enable an applicant to exercise his rights. Read Also: ... more
  • 12 months PDP Chieftain Gbenga Daniel Endorses APC’s Dapo Abiodun In Ogun ChannelsTv |Politics
    Gbenga Daniel and Dapo Abiodun   A former governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel, has endorsed the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state. Mr Daniel, who is also a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), declared his support for Abiodun on Thursday. He explained that he took action as a result of the judgement of a Federal High Court in Abeokuta, the state capital. READ ALSOCourt Dismisses Ladi Adebutu’s Case Against Kashamu The court had dismissed a suit filed by a factional governorship candidate recognised by the PDP national leadership, Ladi Adebutu, challenging the nomination ... more
  • 12 months Court Upholds Dapo Abiodun As Ogun APC Governorship Candidate ChannelsTv |Politics
    Ogun APC governorship candidate, Dapo Abiodun, addresses reporters in Abeokuta on November 16, 2018.   A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court on Thursday upheld the candidacy of Mr Adedapo Abiodun as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State. Justice Olukayode Adeniyi dismissed the suit brought by an APC member, AbdulRafiu Baruwa, ahead of Saturday’s governorship and house of assembly elections in the state. In the suit, Baruwa had prayed the court to disqualify the APC candidate on the ground that he provided false information to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in his Form ... more
  • 12 months Ogun Polls: Adebutu Endorses Akinlade, Asks PDP Supporters To Vote APM ChannelsTv |Politics
      The drama in the Ogun State over who will succeed Governor Ibikunle Amosun took a new twist on Thursday, following an alliance between two political parties in the state. This comes as a governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, Ladi Adebutu, declares his support for the candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM), Adekunle Akinlade. The agreement was reached at a closed-door meeting between some factional leaders of the PDP and leaders of the APM in Abeokuta, the state capital. The PDP factional chairman, Mr Sikirulai Ogundele, told reporters after the meeting that ... more
  • 12 months Elections: EU Observers To Present Initial Assessment On Monday ChannelsTv |Politics
      The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) says it will present the initial assessment of the governorship and state house of assembly elections on Monday. A statement on Thursday revealed that the chief observer of the mission, Maria Arena, would make the presentation at a press conference in Abuja. The mission added that it would give its assessment of the collation of results process for the presidential and National Assembly elections on the same day. A core team of 11 election experts had arrived in the country on January 5, while 40 long-term observers were deployed across ... more
  • 12 months PHOTOS: INEC Commences Distribution Of Sensitive Materials Across States ChannelsTv |Politics
      The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has commenced the distribution of sensitive materials across states, ahead of the Governorship and State House of Assembly elections. This distribution exercise by the electoral umpire is in line with the new timetable put out by the Commission following the rescheduling of the elections. The process which began earlier in the week, continued Thursday, with distributions in Edo, Anambra, Kogi, Zamfara and some other states. Below are photos from the distribution exercise in some states across the nation. In Oyo, all is set for Saturday 9th March 2019 Governorship/State Assembly Elections as ... more
  • 12 months Elections: Peter Obi Cautions Against Electoral Violence, Intimidation On Saturday ChannelsTv |Politics
    Peter Obi   The Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Peter Obi, has cautioned against violence and intimidation during Saturday’s Governorship and House of Assembly elections in the country. Mr. Obi made this remark on Thursday in Onitsha, Anambra State, where he warned against a repeat of the anomalies and electoral malpractices that he said characterized the Presidential and National Assembly elections on February 23, 2019. “All of us, starting from the Federal Government to all Nigerians, should ensure that this election does not in any way reflect what happened on February 23 which is impacting ... more
  • 12 months PDP Condemns Alleged Mass Arrest Of Members In Niger Delta ChannelsTv |Politics
    The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned what it described as on-going mass arrest and detention of its leaders and members in Rivers, Delta and Akwa-Ibom states, ahead of the governorship and state Assembly elections on Saturday March 9, 2019. In a statement on Wednesday, the party accused the Presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC) of “turning the South South zone into a war zone”. It alleged that in Rivers State, leaders of the PDP were being hounded and forcefully picked up in a well-coordinated operation by military operatives. The PDP called on Nigerians and the international ... more
  • 12 months Political Climate, High Interest Rates, Others Constrained Business Activities In February – Report ChannelsTv |Biz
        Nigeria’s business sector suffered major setbacks in the month of February, which also, was an election month that witnessed 2 weeks of unstable business activities and waiting-game by portfolio investors, as per reports. According to the report, ‘Business Expectations Survey in February 2019’, by the Central Bank of Nigeria, captured the data of 1050 businesses nationwide mostly comprising off small, medium and large corporations and a response rate of 97.4 per cent. The firms identified ‘insufficient power supply, high interest-rate, unfavorable economic climate, financial problems, unfavorable political climate, unclear economic laws, insufficient demand and access to credit’ ... more
  • 12 months Confusion In PRP As 21 Political Parties Back Gov Abubakar Bello ChannelsTv |Politics
    Niger Governor, Abubakar Bello   A total number of 21 political parties under the aegis of the United Political Parties in Niger State have endorsed Governor Abubakar Bello for a second term. They declared their support at an event put together by the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the party’s secretariat in the state on Wednesday. Presenting the endorsement letter jointly signed by the political parties, the leader of the group and state chairman of the Democractic Peoples Party (DPP), Mohammed Babakashi, said the move was based on the governor’s performance since assumption of office in 2015 and is for ... more
  • 12 months PDP, APC Stakeholders Sign Peace Pact In Bayelsa ChannelsTv |Politics
      Stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party and the All Progress Congress in Bassambiri, Nembe local government area of Bayelsa State have agreed to work for the success of the state assembly election on Saturday. This is according to a statement by Boma Spiro-Jack, special adviser on security matters to the Governor Seriake Dickson. Mr. Boma noted in his communique that the agreement was the resolution reached by stakeholders after a peace meeting with heads of security agencies in the state. He said at the end of the meeting, the stakeholders resolved that security operatives deployed to Bassambiri should ... more
  • 12 months Local Cotton Industries Need To Be More Competitive – Analyst ChannelsTv |Biz
      Barely 24 hours after the meeting and announcement by the Governor of the Central Bank, Godwin Emefiele, warning commercial banks and Bureau the Change operators to desist from giving importers of textile material access to foreign exchange, reactions have started to trail the policy decision of the apex bank. On Business Morning, a flagship breakfast programme on Channels TV, business analyst and Associate and Team Lead FI, Afrinvest, Jolomi Odongharo expressed his concerns about the policy, which he believes, will make Nigeria’s local cotton and textile industries, less competitive. He noted that the move should be more about ... more
  • 12 months Court Dismisses Ladi Adebutu’s Case Against Kashamu ChannelsTv |Politics
        The Federal High Court, Abeokuta, on Wednesday dismissed a suit filed by a member of the House of Representatives, Honourable Oladipupo Adebutu challenging the nomination of Senator Buruji Kashamu as the Governorship Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State. Delivering judgment in the case which Adebutu filed against Kashamu’s nomination, the Presiding Judge, Justice Abubakar Shittu held that the case was statute-barred having been caught up with the 4th Alteration. The Court held that the cause of action arose on the 12th of April, 2018, whereas the suit was filed in December 2018. READ ... more
  • 12 months Fifteen Governorship Candidates Step Down For Governor Darius Ishaku ChannelsTv |Politics
    Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku (file)   Ahead of the March 9th, 2019 Governorship and State House of Assembly elections in the country, fifteen political party candidates vying for the number one political office in Taraba state have stepped down for Governor Darius Ishaku. They sited his peaceful disposition, developmental strides, respect for democracy and qualitative leadership as rationales for withdrawing from the contest. READ ALSO: CAN Decries Alleged Plot To Disrupt Elections In Taraba This pulling out of the governorship race is coming twenty-four hours after the All Progressive Grand Alliance endorsed Darius as their sole Governorship candidate, bringing the ... more
  • 12 months 44 Political Parties Pass Vote Of Confidence On Igini ChannelsTv |Politics
    INEC REC in Akwa-Ibom, Mike Igini   Forty-four political parties in Akwa Ibom state have passed a vote of confidence on Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Mr. Mike Igini. The parties under the aegis of Inter-party Advisory Council (IPAC) described Igini as a man of integrity who has continued to stand upright in the face of provocations, intimidation, and inducement. In a statement by IPAC’s legal adviser, Mr. Mfon Peters, the political parties alleged that several attempts were made to lure the REC against the will of the people during the presidential and senatorial elections. They, however, praised Igini, stressing ... more
  • 12 months I’ll Implement N30,000 Minimum Wage, Prioritize Workers’ Welfare – Adelabu ChannelsTv |Politics
    File photo: Adebayo Adelabu   The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Oyo state, Adebayo Adelabu, has promised that if passed into law, he would implement the N30,000 minimum wage for the state’s civil servants if he becomes governor. Adelabu, made the promise on Tuesday while addressing a crowd of supporters during a campaign rally in Ibadan. He also promised to prioritize the welfare of workers, ensure prompt payment of their salaries, as well as cater for pensioners, without neglecting other members of the society. He said, “I want to assure workers in Oyo State that if I am ... more
  • 12 months Wike Alleges Plan To Kidnap Rivers REC ChannelsTv |Politics
    A file photo of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.   The Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is planning to kidnap the Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state. He claimed that it was being planned in connivance with some security agencies in the state with the aim of forcing the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to postpone the Governorship and House of Assembly elections in the state. The governor made the allegation on Tuesday during a town hall meeting at the Rivers West Senatorial District in Ahoada. He said: “They are struggling to ... more
  • 12 months LIVE: Wike Absent As Three Rivers Gov Candidates Defend Their Plans ChannelsTv |Politics
      A debate for governorship candidates in Rivers State is currently ongoing ahead of Saturday’s elections. While three of the candidates are present to defend their plans for the state, incumbent governor Nyeson Wike is absent. Watch live via the link below.  ... more
  • 12 months ECA, World Bank Say Innovation Key To Addressing Africa’s Job Challenge ChannelsTv |Biz
      In order to provide enough jobs for its growing youthful population, Africa must innovate. This is the view of the Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Vera Songwe, who proposed immediate action on all fronts to address the continent’s jobs challenge in a structural way. In a statement issued by the Communications Section of the ECA, she says that with Africa’s rising population, estimated to increase to 1.7 billion by 2030, a growth rate of more than 8 per cent per annum is needed to create at least 120 million jobs for the youth entering the labour ... more
  • 12 months My Tenure Expires In June, CBN Governor Reacts To His Rumoured Removal ChannelsTv |Biz
      The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr Godwin Emefiele, has denied reports that he has been removed from office. Mr Emefiele described the reports which made the rounds on some online platforms on Monday as concerning. “I am confused and concerned about some stories going around. At least you can see me; I am doing my work, my tenure expires in June,” the CBN Governor said in Abuja on Tuesday, while promising that the apex bank will provide financial support for cotton producers at single-digit interest rates. Also, the CBN boss announced foreign exchange restrictions on ... more
  • 12 months CBN Governor Seeks Financial Support For Cotton Producers ChannelsTv |Biz
      The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, is seeking financial support from the Apex bank for cotton producers at a single digit rate. He stated this at a meeting on Tuesday with cotton producers in Abuja. READ ALSOMPC Retains Monetary Policy Ratio At 14% Mr Emefiele used the opportunity to warn commercial banks and Bureau the Change operators to desist from giving importers of textile material access to foreign exchange. According to him, the restriction will help revive the nation’s cotton industry. He noted that textile companies in the country operate below 20 per cent ... more
  • 12 months ‘I Was Robbed’, Shehu Sani Reacts To Election Loss ChannelsTv |Politics
       The lawmaker representing Kaduna Central senatorial district in the National Assembly, Senator Shehu Sani, has reacted to his loss in the National Assembly election. Senator Sani, who was a guest on Channels Television’s Politics Today, attributed his defeat to alleged electoral malpractices in the poll. “I don’t think I lost that election because you oddly lose an election when it is free, fair, and credible,” said the candidate of the People’s Redemption Party (PRP) during his appearance on the programme on Monday. He added, “When it is a robbery, it is either you are robbed, or you ... more
  • 12 months UBA Expands Operations To London, Targets More Global Customers ChannelsTv |Biz
    A file photo of Mr Tony Elumelu   The chairman of the United Bank of Africa (UBA) group, Mr Tony Elumelu, has affirmed the bank’s resolve to ensure that its ‘growth campaign’ targets customers in the global market. Elumelu stated during the launch of the bank’s operations in London, United Kingdom, where he lited the achievements of the bank in February 2019. According to him, the second phase of the growth campaign which will cover at least eight African countries will make banking activities seamless for millions of UBA customers across the continent.    “We have started the ... more
  • 12 months Oyo Elections: Lanlehin, Others Step Down, Pledge Support For PDP’s Makinde ChannelsTv |Politics
        The governorship candidates of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) and the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) Olufemi Lanlehin and Sharafadeen Alli respectively on Monday stepped and pledged support for Mr. Oluseyi Makinde, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Mr. Bolaji Ayorinde thee candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) has also joined the alliance with the PDP, ahead of the elections on Saturday. Makinde, the PDP’s candidate is up against two other major candidates including the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Adebayo Adelabu and Adebayo Alao-Akala of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) who is currently said to be ... more
  • 12 months APC Welcomes New Members From Opposition In Edo ChannelsTv |Politics
      The All Progressives Congress (APC) has received more members of the opposition in Esan South East Local Government Area of Edo State. The Chairman of the party in the state, Mr Anselm Ojezua, received the new members on Monday at the APC secretariat in Benin City, the state capital. Ahead of the state house of assembly election scheduled to hold on March 9, he described the decision of the new members as timely. Ojezua added that the party has been working towards a decisive victory for its candidates in the coming polls. He noted that the APC in ... more
  • 12 months Court Nullifies Candidature Of Kano PDP Governorship Candidate ChannelsTv |Politics
        A Federal High Court in Kano on Monday nullified the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidacy for not conducting primaries. The court presided by Justice Ambrose Lewis Allagoa ruled that the purported nomination of Abba Kabir as governorship candidate of the PDP is null and void. Counsel to the plantiff, Kabiru Usman says the PDP would have to provide another governorship Candidate before the coming polls. READ ALSO: Court Dismisses Suit Seeking To Disqualify Bindow From Governorship Polls In his remarks, Peoples’ Democratic Party Counsel, Bashir Yusuf says the verdict does not affect Abba Kabir as a Candidate ... more
  • 12 months Dangote Projects Economic Growth After Elections ChannelsTv |Biz
       Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote has projected that Nigeria’s economy will grow, following the conclusion of the Presidential elections. Mr. Dangote is of the opinion that there will be a positive growth trajectory for the business community regardless of the outcome of the elections. He stated this in an exclusive interview with Channels Television in London. According to the business mogul, Nigeria has experienced lots of investment with or without the elections coming to play. ” There are quite a number of things that have happened in Nigeria, we in business didn’t really bother with the elections ... more
  • 12 months I Am Supporting, Not Moving Against Ajimobi, Says Tinubu ChannelsTv |Politics
      National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has said Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State is his partner, not a rival and that his intervention in Oyo APC is to engender genuine reconciliation. Reacting to a report that he was moving to ban Governor Ajimobil from leading APC campaigns in Oyo and bringing back to the party’s fold, former governor Adebayo Alao-Akala, Tinubu Tinubu said Governor Ajimobi as an excellent governor and a faithful member of the APC who has brought progress to the state and in serving two consecutive terms, made history in Oyo. ... more
  • 12 months Those Celebrating APC’s Victory Are Celebrating Criminality, Says Secondus ChannelsTv |Politics
    A file photo of Mr Uche Secondus at a PDP meeting.   Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus says those celebrating the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are celebrating criminality. He said this on Monday while addressing party members at the expanded caucus meeting in Abuja. Secondus also noted that the party had finalised plans to go to court over the outcome of the presidential election and that proceedings will commence immediately. Read Also: My Son-In-Law, Lawyer ‘Paying The Price For Supporting Me’ – Atiku Speaking further, he also took a swipe at the ... more
  • 12 months Okorocha Cannot Hand Over Imo To His Son-In-Law, Says Faction ChannelsTv |Politics
     The Macron Nlemigbo faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo state has said that the governor, Rochas Okorocha, cannot hand over to the Action Alliance governorship candidate in the state, Uche Nwosu. Speaking on behalf of the faction, the Publicity Secretary, Enyinnaya Onuegbu, insisted that the governor cannot hand over the state to his son-in-law, describing the situation as immoral. “The governor cannot handover the state to his son-in-law, it is immoral and unheard of and it is not fair to Imo voters and people. READ ALSOAPC Suspends Okorocha, Amosun, Queries Akeredolu “The Imo people have ... more
  • 12 months PDP Holds Expanded Caucus Meeting In Abuja ChannelsTv |Politics
      The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is currently holding an expanded caucus meeting at Wadata Plaza in Abuja. Those present are the presidential candidate of the party, Atiku Abubakar and the party chairman, Uche Secondus some governors and other officials of the party. Others expected at the meeting include the Senate President Dr Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara. Details to follow. ... more
  • 12 months Ex-NEMA Boss Sidi, Others Join APC ChannelsTv |Politics
    A file photo of former NEMA DG, Mohammed Sidi// Photo: Twitter- @GovKaduna.   A former Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Mohammed Sidi, has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Sidi joined the ruling party on Monday along with his supporters in Kaduna State, a day after he announced his exit from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He led other members of his campaign organisation to the Government House in Kaduna, where they were formally received into the party by the state governor, Nasir El-Rufai. The former NEMA DG informed the governor at a meeting ... more
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      The Social Democratic Party in Oyo State has formed an alliance with the Peoples Democratic Party ahead of the March 9 governorship election. Candidate of the SDP, Bolaji Ayorinde, confirmed this on Saturday after a meeting with the candidate of the Zenith Labour Party, Sharafadeen Alli and that of the PDP, Seyi Makinde. The meeting which took place at the residence of the former governor, Rasheed Ladoja, was according to them, aimed at deliberating on forming a coalition against the All Progressives Congress-led government. Speaking on the decision, Ayorinde said Makinde is the preferred candidate, adding that the ... more
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    (File) Governor Yahaya Bello.   Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has signed the state’s ‘Budget of Consolidation’ into law, for the 2019 fiscal year. This comes after members of the Kogi State House of Assembly passed the budget which has a total amount of N146,736,042,510. While appending his signature on the budget, the governor assured the people of the state that the implementation of the budget would be followed to detail. He explained that this would ensure that his administration consolidates on its past successes in delivering good governance to the people. READ ALSOMy Son-In-Law, Lawyer ‘Paying The Price For ... more
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    Imo AA Governorship Candidate, Uche Nwosu   The chairman of the Action Alliance party in Imo State, Uchendu Ahaneku is confident of victory in the forthcoming elections. He said the governorship candidate, Uche Nwosu, will emerge victorious in the election considering the acceptance of the party and integrity of the candidate. Mr. Ahaneku stated this when the campaign train of the AA Governorship candidate, Uche Nwosu visited Owerri west and Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo state. During the campaign, the governorship candidate promised to construct more roads and complete all on-going road projects in the area. READ ALSOUPDATED: APC ... more
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      The United Kingdom is set to inject up to £30 million into prosperity and security projects across Africa. The Minister of State for Africa, Mrs Harriett Baldwin, announced this ahead of the signing of the partnership at the African Union Commission Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. According to her, the funding boost is part of the UK’s effort towards stepping up its investment in the continent. It also comes as Britain signs a new strategic partnership with the African Union, strengthening the engagement between Africa and the UK government. READ ALSOOshiomhole Does Not Have The Powers To Suspend ... more
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      A former Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Mohammed Sidi, has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna State. Sidi, who is a governorship aspirant, announced his exit from the party in a statement on Sunday by his spokesperson, Ahmed Maiyaki. With less than one week to the governorship and houses of assembly elections, he said he has left the party along with hundreds of his supporters across the 23 local government areas of the state. The former NEMA DG explained that their decision to leave the PDP was due to what ... more
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