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  • 7 months Seize The Moment Of Glory To ‘Build Bridges Of Unity’, Jonathan Tells Diri ChannelsTv |Politics
      Former President, Goodluck Jonathan, has asked the governor of Bayelsa state, Senator Douye Diri, to seize this moment of glory to build bridges of unity by entrenching a culture of love, fairness and justice in the polity. Senator Diri was sworn in as the fifth civilian governor of Bayelsa state on Friday, following a Supreme Court judgement sacking elected candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), David Lyon, and his Deputy, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremieoyo, hours before the inauguration. A five-man panel of the apex court led by Justice Mary Peter-Odili ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw ... more
  • 7 months Let’s Eschew Bitterness, Love Ourselves Regardless Of Party – Diri ChannelsTv |Politics
    Bayelsa State Governor, Duoye Diri takes his oath of office in Yenagoa on February 14, 2020.   Bayelsa State Governor, Duoye Diri, has called on people of the state to eschew bitterness and acrimony for the overall interest of all. Diri who spoke during his inauguration on Friday in Yenagoa, the state capital also appealed for love to reign regardless of political affiliation. “Let us eschew bitterness and acrimony and learn to love ourselves whether of the same party or of different parties. Primarily, we are brothers and sisters from Bayelsa State. “Our creed today is to serve you. ... more
  • 7 months NNPC Recruits 1,050 Graduate Trainees ChannelsTv |Biz
      The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced the employment of 1,050 Graduate trainees for its 2019/2020 recruitment exercise. The NNPC, in a statement on Friday, stated that the successful candidates are being issued provisional offers of employment. READ ALSO: Minister Speaks About Flight Diversions, Cancellations At Lagos Airport It stated that the new recruits are drawn from across the federation as stated statutorily. “We have commenced the issuance of provisional offers of employment to 1,050 Graduate Trainee candidates. “In delivering this important assignment, we have ensured that the outcome reflected National Spread and that all statutory requirements ... more
  • 7 months PHOTOS: Protesters Destroy Properties At Bayelsa PDP Secretariat ChannelsTv |Politics
      Some angry protesters suspected to be loyal to the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday attacked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) secretariat in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, destroying properties. The attack follows the issuance of Certificate of Return to Senator Douye Diri of the PDP by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja, on Friday. Diri was issued the certificate of return following the Supreme Court ruling which sacked APC candidate, David Lyon as Bayelsa State governor-elect. READ ALSO: Bayelsa Poll: Why We Declared Douye Diri As Winner After Supreme Court Ruling – INEC INEC Chairman, Mahmood ... more
  • 7 months INEC Releases New Bayelsa Governorship Election Result, Excludes APC ChannelsTv |Politics
    INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, addressing a press conference in Abuja on February 14, 2020. Photos: Channels TV/ Sodiq Adelakun.     The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the reviewed result of the Bayelsa State governorship election. This comes about three months after the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), David Lyon, was returned elected as the winner of the November 16, 2019 poll. In the new result released at the INEC headquarters in Abuja on Friday, the electoral umpire, however, excluded the APC from the result sheet. INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, told a news ... more
  • 8 months PHOTOS: PDP’s Diri Presented Certificate Of Return As Bayelsa Governor-Elect ChannelsTv |Politics
    Senator Douye Diri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) receives the Certificate of Return as the governor-elect of Bayelsa State at the INEC headquarters in Abuja on February 14, 2020. Photo: Channels TV/ Sodiq Adelakun.     Senator Douye Diri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has received the Certificate of Return as the governor-elect of Bayelsa State. He was presented with the certificate on Friday at the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja.    This comes a day after the Supreme Court sack Mr David Lyon of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ... more
  • 8 months INEC Presents Certificate Of Return To PDP’s Douye Diri ChannelsTv |Politics
     The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has presented the Certificate of Return to Senator Douye Diri. Diri’s deputy, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo was also presented his certificate of return. The electoral commission in a briefing at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja declared the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) winner of the November 16 Bayelsa governorship election. READ ALSO: INEC Declares PDP’s Douye Diri Winner Of Bayelsa Election INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu told journalists that Diri was declared the winner after top officials met on Friday morning to review the results of the election, without the votes of the APC which ... more
  • 8 months Minister Speaks About Flight Diversions, Cancellations At Lagos Airport ChannelsTv |Biz
    A file photo of the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika.     The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, has reacted to the diversion and outright cancellation of flights at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. A statement by the Director of Public Affairs, James Odaudu, on Thursday said the minister noted with great concern the experiences of air travellers to and from the airport Lagos, as a result of highly inclement weather conditions. Sirika, however, gave the assurance that authorities at the airport were in the process of replacing the old Category 2 Instrument Landing Systems with the ... more
  • 8 months Supreme Court Verdict: Wike Slams Oshiomhole, Asks FG To Caution Him ChannelsTv |Politics
    A file photo of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.     Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has called on the Federal Government to warn the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, to stop making inflammatory remarks capable of destabilising the country. In a statement on Thursday by his spokesman, Simeon Nwakaudu, slammed the APC national chairman for saying there would be no swearing-in of any governor in Bayelsa State. Governor Wike, who was reacting to the judgement of the Supreme Court which sacked the APC governorship candidate, David Lyon, as the governor-elect of Bayelsa State, ... more
  • 8 months ‘Power Belongs To The People,’ Atiku Reacts To Supreme Court Verdict On Bayelsa Poll ChannelsTv |Politics
      The presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar, has described the Supreme Court’s declaration of Douye Diri as the govenor-elect of Bayelsa State as an indication that power belongs to the people. The Supreme Court had on Thursday, sacked David Lyon and Biobarakuma Degi-Eremieoyo as the governor-elect and deputy-governor elect of the oil-rich state respectively. While reacting to the verdict, Atiku in a statement on his Twitter handle, expressed joy at the court’s declaration. READ ALSO: PDP Members Jubilate In Bayelsa After Supreme Court Verdict Atiku stated that the ruling is ... more
  • 8 months Imo Lawmakers Pass Vote Of Confidence on Supreme Court ChannelsTv |Politics
    Lawmakers in the Imo State House of Assembly have passed a vote of confidence on the Supreme Court Of Nigeria for declaring Senator Hope Uzodinma winner of the 2019 Governorship election in the state. This followed a motion moved during a special plenary session at the Assembly by Kennedy Ibe of Obowo constituency. The motion which was adopted also included that a commendation letter be written to the Chief Justice of the Federation, Mohammed Tanko. The motion also called on security operatives in the state to immediately arrest, investigate and prosecute the Returning Officer in the election Professor Francis ... more
  • 8 months PDP Members Jubilate In Bayelsa After Supreme Court Verdict ChannelsTv |Politics
       Members of the People Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday burst into wild jubilation at Government House in Yenagoa following the judgement which sacked David Lyon of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the Governor-elect in the state. The jubilant PDP members stormed the government house in excitement and burst into songs of praises. While some were dancing, others removed APC flags at the Government House. READ ALSO: Supreme Court Sacks Lyon, Declares PDP’s Diri Duoye Bayelsa Governor-Elect A five-man panel of the apex court, led by Justice Mary Peter-Odili hd earlier on Thursday ordered the Independent National ... more
  • 8 months Two Imo AA Rep Members Defect To APC ChannelsTv |Politics
      Two members of the House of Representatives on Thursday defected from the Action Alliance (AA) to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila during plenary read the letter from the Imo rep members – Uju Kingsley Chuma and Paschal Chigozie Obi announcing their detection. READ ALSO: Regional Security: Ondo Govt Approves ‘Operation Amotekun’ Bill The defectors were received by Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma who was seated at the chamber to receive them. The Speaker also announced the presence of the APC National Organising Secretary, Barrister Emma Ibediro; Imo state governor Uzodinma and Former Governor of Imo ... more
  • 8 months VIDEO: Singer Charlie Boy Leads Protest Against Imo Supreme Court Judgement ChannelsTv |Politics
       Singer, Charles Oputa, fondly called Charlie Boy, on Wednesday, led a protest against the Supreme Court Judgement on the Imo State Governorship election. The apex court had in January sacked Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), replacing him with Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the March 2019 election. Charlie Boy alongside the protesters under the umbrella of the Imo Concerned Citizens gathered at the Ekwema Square in Owerri, the Imo capital, demanding the reversal of the court’s judgement sacking Emeka Ihedioha as the leader of the South-East State. According to ... more
  • 8 months Okada, Keke ‘Now Vehicles For Transporting Drugs’ To Schools – Hamzat ChannelsTv |Politics
       The Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Obafemi Hamzat, has revealed that motorcycles and tricycles popularly known as ‘Okada and Keke’, are being used to transport drugs to schools in the state. Mr. Hamzat who was a guest on Channels Television programme, Politics Today on Wednesday, clarified the recent ban on Okada’s and Keke’s by the state government. He explained that there has been an existing law on the operations of the transport scheme since 2012, stating that the regulation was reviewed in 2018. RELATED: Okada, Keke Ban Is Mainly About Security And Safety – Hamzat The Deputy ... more
  • 8 months Okada, Keke Ban Is Mainly About Security And Safety – Hamzat ChannelsTv |Politics
    The Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Mr Obafemi Hamzat, during his appearance on Politics Today on February 12, 2020.     The Lagos State government has insisted that there is no going back on the decision to ban motorcycles and tricycles popularly known as okada and keke respectively. The deputy governor of the state, Mr Obafemi Hamzat, stated this during his appearance on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Wednesday. He explained that the government took the decision following the rate of crime and accidents recorded on major roads and highways in the state. Hamzat, however, dismissed the claims ... more
  • 8 months WhatsApp Hits Over Two Billion Users ChannelsTv |Tech
      The Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp said Wednesday it now has more than two billion users around the world, as it reaffirmed its commitment to strong encryption to protect privacy. WhatsApp, acquired by Facebook in 2014, has grown into one of the most-used services in the Facebook “family” of apps, offering free messaging along with voice and video calls. “Private conversations that once were only possible face-to-face can now take place across great distances through instant chats and video calling,” a WhatsApp blog post said. “There are so many significant and special moments that take place over WhatsApp and ... more
  • 8 months Samsung Joins The Fold With Galaxy Z Flip Smartphone ChannelsTv |Tech
    Rebecca Hirst, head of UK Mobile Product Development, speaks during the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2020 event in San Francisco, California on February 11, 2020.  Josh Edelson / AFP   Samsung on Tuesday unveiled its second folding smartphone, a “Z Flip” handset with a lofty price tag aimed at “trendsetters.” The smartphone flips open, like a case, opening into a 6.7-inch screen, and fits in a pocket when folded. The ultrathin glass used for the screen can be folded and unfolded more than 200,000 times and resists scratches, according to Samsung. The Galaxy Z Flip will be available beginning Friday at ... more
  • 8 months Regional Security: Ondo Govt Approves ‘Operation Amotekun’ Bill ChannelsTv |Politics
    A file photo of Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.     The Ondo State government has approved the draft bill for the South-West security outfit code-named “Operation Amotekun”. The Commissioner for Information and Orientation in the state, Mr Donald Ojogo, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday. He explained that the bill was approved during the State Executive Council meeting which held at the Government House, Alagbaka in Akure, the Ondo State capital. Ojogo noted that the bill would be transmitted to the Ondo State House of Assembly for legislative scrutiny after which it would be passed into law. ... more
  • 8 months Big Tech Acquisitions Over Past Decade To Face Fresh US Scrutiny ChannelsTv |Tech
    (FILES) In this file photo taken on September 4, 2019 Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman Joe Simon speaks during a press conference at the FTC headquarters in Washington, DC. AFP   A US regulatory agency said Tuesday it would look into acquisitions made by five Big Tech firms over the past decade — opening the door for potential antitrust reviews. The bombshell announcement by the US Federal Trade Commission opens the door to possible investigations of deals made by Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Google parent Alphabet since 2010. The FTC said in a statement it ordered the five firms “to provide information ... more
  • 8 months Nissan Files $90m Suit Against Former Chairman Ghosn ChannelsTv |Biz
    (FILES) This file photo taken on May 11, 2012 shows the-president and CEO of Japanese auto giant Nissan, Carlos Ghosn, gesturing as he answers questions during a press conference at their headquarters in Yokohama, suburban Tokyo.   AFP   Japanese car giant Nissan on Wednesday filed a civil lawsuit to reclaim some 10 billion yen ($90 million) from former chairman Carlos Ghosn for what it called “years of his misconduct and fraudulent activity”. The 65-year-old faces multiple charges of financial misconduct in Japan but fled to Lebanon before he could face trial. He denies any wrongdoing. Nissan said the damages had been ... more
  • 8 months Google Vs EU: A Decade-Long Saga Goes To Court ChannelsTv |Tech
      Google and the EU have a big day in court Wednesday as the search engine giant enters a new phase of a legal saga that began a decade ago. The Silicon Valley juggernaut is appealing a 2.4 billion euro ($2.6 billion) fine from 2017 that was the first in a series of major penalties from the European Commission, the EU’s powerful anti-trust regulator. Google has paid the fine and changed its behaviour, but the company will strongly condemn the decision in the EU’s General Court as ill-founded and unfair. “We’re appealing the European Commission’s 2017 Google Shopping decision because it is wrong ... more
  • 8 months Soyinka, Sani, Odinkalu In Court As Sowore’s Trial Resumes ChannelsTv |Politics
     Nobel laureate Professor, Wole Soyinka, and a former Nigerian Senator Shehu Sani on Wednesday stormed the Abuja High Court in solidarity with the convener of #RevolutionNow Protest, Omoyele Sowore. Also, the former Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Professor Chidi Odinkalu and popular activist Deji Adeyanju were in court in solidarity with Sowore whose trial resumes today. RELATED: Alleged Treason: Judge’s Absence Stalls Resumption Of Sowore’s Trial Sowore and co-defendant, Olawale Bakare, are facing trial over charges of a treasonable felony for organising the revolution now protest on August 5, 2019, which the government saw as ... more
  • 8 months Dangote Remains Africa’s Richest Man, Adenuga Makes Top Three ChannelsTv |Biz
    Dangote has topped the Forbes list for Africa nine times in a row. Photo: Sodiq Adelakun/Channels TV   Nigeria’s billionaire businessman and President/CEO of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has topped Forbes Africa’s Billionaires list for 2020 for the ninth time in a row. The list according to Forbes captures only eight countries who have billionaires; Egypt and South Africa are tied with five billionaires each, followed by Nigeria with four and Morocco with two. Maintaining the number one spot with a net worth of $10.1 billion, 62-year-old Dangote, an industrialist with investments in cement, oil and gas, flour and ... more
  • 8 months Ogun Govt Promises To Improve Ease Of Doing Business ChannelsTv |Biz
    A file photo of Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun.   The Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, says his administration is introducing new measures and initiatives to promote the ease of doing business, attract more genuine investors and foreign direct investments into the state. He gave the assurance while receiving the Minister of State for Mining and Steel Development, Uchechukwu Ogah at his office in Abeokuta, the state capital. On his part, Ogah solicited for more synergy between the state and the federal government in the area of mineral development. He, however, sounded a note of warning to illegal miners ... more
  • 8 months Edo Govt Welcomes Reconstituted APC National Reconciliation Committee ChannelsTv |Politics
      The Edo State Government has applauded the reconstitution of the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Reconciliation Committee, expressing confidence that the committee will deliver on its mandate to restore peace and unity in the party. In a statement, Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie Esq., said the state government is “grateful to President Muhammadu Buhari for putting together a committee of persons with proven integrity and the forthrightness needed to deliver on this very sensitive national assignment.” He added, “With the person of the renowned statesman and leader of the APC, Chief Bisi Akande, heading this committee, ... more
  • 8 months Google’s HR Chief Stepping Aside As Worker Activism Rises ChannelsTv |Tech
      Google on Monday confirmed that head of human resources Eileen Naughton was stepping away from her job as “vice president of people operations” at the internet company. “We’re grateful to Eileen for all she’s done and look forward to her next chapter at Google,” Sundar Pichai, the head of Google and its parent company Alphabet, said in a statement. Google added more than 70,000 employees during Naughton’s time as head of human resources, according to Pichai. Naughton said that she would work with Pichai and chief financial officer Ruth Porat to find a successor. “My husband and I have decided — after six ... more
  • 8 months Lokpobiri Vs Lyon: Supreme Court Decides Winner Of Bayelsa APC Primaries ChannelsTv |Politics
      The Supreme Court of Nigeria is currently hearing the appeal filed by Senator Heineken Lokpobiri against David Lyon. Lokpobiri is contending that he is the winner of the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election held on September 4 for the 2019 Bayelsa Governorship election. He claims that the party wrongly gave the ticket to Lyon who eventually contested and won the governorship election. READ ALSO: Contempt: Secondus, Others Appear In Court Lokpobiri who is a former Minister of State for Agriculture had approached the court, asking it to declare him, and not Lyon the authentic candidate of the ... more
  • 8 months $500m Loan: PDP Blasts Lai Mohammed, Says Presidency Borrowing To Satisfy Cabal ChannelsTv |Politics
    A file photo of Mr Lai Mohammed     The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has told the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, to bury every thought of further ‘mortgaging the nation’s future’ by securing $500 million dollars (N182 billion) loan, purportedly for the upgrading of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA). In a statement on Monday by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP also urged the National Assembly to save the nation by refusing the request by President Muhammadu Buhari “to plunge our nation into more debt through his request for additional $29.9 billion dollars loan, in ... more
  • 8 months CBN To Stop Pollution By Recycling Tonnes Of Bad Naira Notes ChannelsTv |Biz
      The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has revealed plans to start recycling about 100 tons of paper banknote wastes generated weekly across the country. The currency notes and coins withdrawn from circulation by the apex bank have been destroyed in 12 disposal centres across the country weekly. The CBN stated in a communique tagged “Request for Proposal for the Recycling of Paper Banknote Wastes” that the naira notes wastes are destroyed through open air burning in sites owned by the Bank or rented, usually from the respective State Governments. It added that “converting the waste materials into reusable ... more
  • 8 months Contempt: PDP Chairman, Secondus, Others Appear In Court ChannelsTv |Politics
      The National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, and some members of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) on Monday appeared before the Lagos State High Court, sitting in the Igbosere area to stop contempt of court proceedings brought against them. The proceedings were as a result of alleged disobedience to a court order of November 12, 2019, which restrained Secondus and the party’s NWC from conducting a special election for the vacant offices at the Lagos State chapter of the party. Justice Taofikat Oyekan-Abdullahi expressed dismay that the PDP in Lagos state proceeded to ... more
  • 8 months Party Conflicts: APC To Inaugurate 12-Member Reconciliation Committee ChannelsTv |Politics
      The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said it will inaugurate a 12-member reconciliation committee to address grievances of party members across the country and resolve existing conflicts. The party in a statement on Tuesday revealed that Chief Bisi Akande will chair the committee made up of Governors of Niger, Osun States; Abubakar Bello and Gboyega Oyetola. READ ALSO: Court Grants Ex-AGF, Adoke N50m Bail It added that Senate Leader, Senator Yahaya Abdullahi, Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon. Ahmed Idris Wase, Senators Tanko Al-Makura, and Kashim Shettima will be a part of the team that is saddled with ... more
  • 8 months Coronavirus Forces Global Markets To Dip ChannelsTv |Biz
    Traders work in the S&P options pit near the close of trading on the Cboe Global Markets trading floor on January 31, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP   Asian and European markets mostly fell Monday with investors worried over the impact of China’s coronavirus outbreak on the global economy. At midday in Europe, London was down 0.2 percent, Paris dipped 0.4 percent, and Frankfurt slid 0.3 percent. “Coronavirus concerns are weighing,” noted CMC Markets UK analyst David Madden. “The deepening health crisis is chipping away at market confidence. “In London, stocks that are connected to China are under ... more
  • 8 months Canada’s Top Manufacturer At A Crossroads ChannelsTv |Biz
    A picture of the Canadian flag used to illustrate the story.   Coming to the end of a painful restructuring, Canada’s top manufacturer Bombardier, still heavily indebted, faces the prospect of selling off major divisions just to stay afloat. For weeks, rumours have weighed on investors in the Montreal-based company that it was in talks to sell its rail division to France’s Alstom or another competitor, and its business jet line to American conglomerate Textron. On January 16, Bombardier announced it was “actively pursuing alternatives that would allow us to accelerate our debt paydown,” while again revising downward its preliminary 2019 revenues. ... more
  • 8 months Northern Elders Forum Is A Quasi-Organization With No Credible Membership – Femi Adesina ChannelsTv |Politics
    a file photo of Mr Femi Adesina.   Special Adviser to President on media and publicity, Mr Femi Adesina has described the statements by the Northern Elders Forum as comments from a quasi-organization that boasts of no credible membership, and its leader is akin to a general without troops. Mr Adesina said in a statement that “hearing that title, northern elders forum, you would think the body was a conglomeration of true elders. But the truth is that NEF is just Ango Abdullahi, and Ango Abdullahi is NEF. READ ALSO: Buhari Has Failed In The Vital Area Of Improving ... more
  • 8 months SERAP Drags FG, Cross River To ECOWAS Court Over ‘Sham Trial Of Agba Jalingo’ ChannelsTv |Politics
      The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has dragged the government of Nigeria and Cross River state government of governor Ben Ayade to ECOWAS Court of Justice in Abuja “over the prolonged, arbitrary detention; unfair prosecution; persecution, and sham trial of journalist Agba Jalingo.” Jalingo, who is the publisher of CrossRiverWatch, was arrested on August 22 over a report alleging that Mr Ayade diverted N500 million belonging to the state. In the suit number ECW/CCJ/APP/10/2020 filed last week at the ECOWAS Court, SERAP is arguing that: “The sole objective of the government of Nigeria and the Cross River ... more
  • 8 months Don’t Be Intimidated By Other Arms Of Government, Wike Tells Judiciary ChannelsTv |Politics
      Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has called on the Judiciary to always dispense justice according to the law, pointing out that the judiciary must not allow itself to be intimidated by other arms of government. This is according to a statement by the governor’s special media aide, Simeon Nwakaudu. Speaking during a courtesy visit by the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, on Thursday at the Government House in Port Harcourt, Governor Wike noted that the Judiciary remains vital to the sustenance of democracy. He said, “You are the ones to decide what is right ... more
  • 8 months Ganduje, Doguwa, Kano Leaders Visit Buhari ChannelsTv |Politics
    President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday received a delegation from Kano State at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. They were led by the Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje. Some members of the National Assembly, including senators and the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Alhassan Ado-Doguwa, as well as some community leaders were on the delegation. READ ALSO: Some People From Victoria Island In Lagos Have Not Been To Ikeja, Says Buhari Ganduje after the meeting told journalists that they came on a ‘Thank You’ visit to President Buhari for supporting the state by providing infrastructure and security. He added ... more
  • 8 months Apple Fined In France Over IPhone-Slowing Software ChannelsTv |Tech
    (FILES) In this file photo taken on September 10, 2019 the apple logo is projected on a screen before the start of a product launch event at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California. Apple on January 28, 2020 posted record results for the final three months of last year, powered by sales of iPhones, digital services, and wearables such as AirPods.Net profit hit an all-time high of $22 billion on record quarterly revenue of $91.8 billion, the California tech giant said.Josh Edelson / AFP   France’s consumer watchdog said Friday that Apple had agreed to pay 25 million euros ($27.4 ... more
  • 8 months EAC Concerned About Economic Growth, Asks Buhari To Strengthen Agencies, Improve Education ChannelsTv |Biz
    President Muhammadu Buhari with members of the Economic Advisory Council (EAC) at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on February 6, 2020.     The Economic Advisory Council (EAC) on Thursday raised concern about the slow rate at which the nation’s economy is growing. The team called President Muhammadu Buhari’s attention to the situation during a meeting held at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. Led by Professor Doyin Salami, the eight-member council noted that the economy was improving at a slower pace compared to that of the nation’s population. Presenting their report, Professor Salami, supported by interventions by Council members, ... more
  • 8 months INEC Releases Timetable For Edo, Ondo Governorship Polls ChannelsTv |Politics
    INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, with top officials of the commission in Abuja on February 6, 2020.   The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the timetable and schedule of activities for the governorship elections in Edo and Ondo State. This comes moments after the electoral umpire announced the date to conduct the elections in both states. INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, made the announcement on Thursday at a press briefing held at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja, the nation’s capital. According to him, INEC will conduct the poll in Edo on September 19 while that of Ondo ... more
  • 8 months Accord, Action Alliance, 16 Other Parties That Scaled Deregistration ChannelsTv |Politics
    (FILE) INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, at a press conference in Abuja. Channels TV/ Sodiq Adelakun.     The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday deregistered 74 political parties in the country. INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, announced this during a press briefing at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja, the nation’s capital. Although a total of 75 parties were listed for deregistration, one of them – Action People’s Party (APP) obtained a court order restraining the electoral umpire from deregistering it. Here is the full list of the 18 political parties that scaled the deregistration process: Accord  (A) ... more
  • 8 months INEC Fixes Date For Edo, Ondo Elections ChannelsTv |Politics
      The Independent National Electoral Commission has fixed September 19th 2020 for the governorship election in Edo and October 10th, 2020 for the gubernatorial Ondo state. This was disclosed at a press briefing in Abuja on Thursday, February 6. The Chairman of INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, while briefing newsmen, also disclosed that the Commission has deregistered 74 political parties. This suggests that only eighteen political parties survived the deregistration process. ... more
  • 8 months US Govt Throws Its Weight Behind Buhari’s Anti-Corruption Crusade ChannelsTv |Politics
    A file photo of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu.   The government of the United States of America has thrown its weight behind President Muhammadu Buhari’s personal commitment to the anti-corruption crusade in Nigeria. According to a communique by the president’s special aide, Garba Shehu, the support from the US was made known in a statement issued by Morgan Ortagus, Spokesperson of the State Department at the end of the signing of an agreement between the U.S. government, the Bailiwick of Jersey, and the Government of the Federal Republic of ... more
  • 8 months Kano Assembly Impeaches Majority Leader ChannelsTv |Politics
      The Kano State House of Assembly has impeached the House majority leader Labaran Abdul representing Kiru constituency. Mr Abdul was immediately replaced by a member representing Wara Constituency, Kabiru dashi. There was no reason was given as to why the majority leader was removed. READ ALSO: Nigeria’s Policy Elites Should Speak Up On National Unity – Osinbajo Following an undisclosed motion sponsored by a member representing Bunkure Muhammad Doguwa and endorsed by 23 members out of 27, the majority leader was instantly impeached and replaced. After the impeachment, members of the House held a closed-door meeting. Details regarding ... more
  • 8 months Google, Tinder Probed Over Use Of Data In EU ChannelsTv |Tech
      Silicon Valley giants Google and Tinder are under investigation over the processing of European users’ data, regulators in Ireland, where both have their regional bases, announced Tuesday. The Data Protection Commission (DPC) said it had received complaints from various European consumer associations about the lack of transparency in the data processing. It said its inquiry will set out to establish whether Google and Tinder have “a valid legal basis for processing” user data and whether they meet their “obligations as a data controller with regard to transparency.”. MTCH Technology Services, the corporate name for matchmaking app Tinder, was ... more
  • 8 months Akeredolu Meets Buhari, Invites Him To Commission Flyover Worth N5bn In Ondo ChannelsTv |Politics
      Ondo State governor Rotimi Akeredolu on Tuesday visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja. The governor after meeting President Buhari told journalists that part of the purpose of his visit is to invite him to commission a newly constructed flyover in the state which is worth over N5billion. He also spoke on the southwest security outfit codenamed Amotekun and his states intent on farming marijuana for medical purposes. See photos from the meeting below… ... more
  • 8 months Google’s Alphabet Posts Disappointing Growth ChannelsTv |Tech
    In this file photo taken on November 21, 2019, the Google and YouTube logos are seen at the entrance to the Google offices in Los Angeles, California. Alphabet is the parent company of Google and Youtube. Robyn Beck / AFP   Google parent Alphabet missed revenue expectations in the fourth quarter despite stellar growth at YouTube and in the cloud, earnings figures released Monday showed. Detailing its cloud computing and YouTube revenues for the first time, Alphabet reported that profits rose 19 percent from a year ago in the quarter to nearly $10.7 billion as revenues increased 17 percent ... more
  • 8 months YouTube To Ban Doctored Videos That Could Manipulate Voters ChannelsTv |Tech
      YouTube said Monday it would remove election-related videos that are “manipulated or doctored” to mislead voters, in the latest effort to stem online misinformation. The Google-owned video service said it was taking the measures as part of an effort to be a “more reliable source” for news and to promote a “healthy political discourse.” Leslie Miller, YouTube’s vice president of government affairs and public policy, said in a blog post that the service’s community standards will ban “content that has been technically manipulated or doctored in a way that misleads users … and may pose a serious risk of ... more
  • 8 months Rivers Govt Seals NLC Secretariat ChannelsTv |Politics
    A file photo of the NLC secretariat in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.     The Rivers State government has sealed the secretariat of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Port Harcourt, the state capital. Although both parties gave different reasons why the building was sealed, the closure was carried out by government officials on Sunday night. The Head Bureau for Special Projects and Special Adviser to the governor (Special Projects), Alabo George-Kelly, confirmed this in a statement forwarded to Channels Television on Monday. Before the NLC secretariat was sealed, there have been reports of disagreement between the ... more
  • 8 months Peter Obi Blames Nigeria’s Security Challenges On Poor Economy ChannelsTv |Politics
    The Vice-Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections, Mr Peter Obi has decried the security situation in the country.   The Vice-Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections, Mr Peter Obi has blamed the nation’s security challenges on the poor economy. Obi, who was a guest on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics, faulted the Federal Government for its policies that have contributed to the state of the economy. “Apart from the armed bandits which we all know are killing everybody everywhere, we have also the upsurge in all ... more
  • 8 months Thugs Set INEC Office In Imo On Fire After Supplementary Elections ChannelsTv |Politics
      The office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Orlu local government area of Imo state has been set ablaze by unknown persons. Confirming the incident to Channels Television, the Imo State Police Public Relations Officer, Orlando Ikeokwu, said the incident happened in the early hours of Monday and no casualty was recorded, adding that electoral materials and properties belonging to INEC staff were burnt beyond recognition. READ ALSO: Insecurity: Terrorists Are Attempting To Stoke Religious Sensitivities – APC He stated that the Imo state Commissioner of Police, Olaniyi Fafowora, has ordered that an investigation into the ... more
  • 8 months Insecurity: Situation In Northeast Is Getting Worse – Senator Ndume ChannelsTv |Politics
    The lawmaker representing Borno South Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Ali Ndume has decried the situation in the northeast   The lawmaker representing Borno South Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Ali Ndume has decried the situation in the Northeast saying it is getting worse by the day. Speaking during an interview on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics, Ndume regretted that the resurgence of the Boko Haram /Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) keeps increasing. “The situation in the Northeast particularly Borno State is terrible. I can tell you that the situation is getting worse. There ... more
  • 8 months We Don’t Want Bloodshed In Nigeria Again – CAN President ChannelsTv |Politics
      President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Reverend Samson Ayokunle, has called on the Federal Government to put an end to insecurity and bloodshed in the country. Reverend Ayokunle who spoke to journalists at the end of the three-day special fasting and prayer for Nigeria on Sunday, asked the government to up their game because their best is not enough. “My message to Nigerians and the government is to urge the administration to up their game on the issues of insecurity. “They said they are trying but their best is not the best; daily bloodshed is happening ... more
  • 8 months ‘Ighalo Has Nothing To Lose’ ChannelsTv |Politics
    Odion Ighalo starred for Watford during his previous stint in the English premier league.   Former Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo’s surprise move to Manchester United has been generating a lot of reaction from football pundits across the world. Speaking on Sky Sports News former United centre-back Jaap Stam said Ighalo has nothing to lose by making the switch from China. “He’s got nothing to lose because nobody thought he would be a United player,” Stam said. READ ALSO: Man Utd Sign Odion Ighalo On Loan He added: “United have confidence in him. We’re all a bit surprised, but he ... more
  • 8 months Ihedioha Ought Not To Have Been Declared Governor – Oshiomhole ChannelsTv |Politics
      The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, says Mr. Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) should not have been declared governor of Imo State. Oshiomhole stated this on Friday when Governor Hope Uzodinma visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa. The APC Chairman believes that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) erred in declaring Ihedioha governor since he did not meet the constitutional requirements of having polled two-third of the votes cast in the state. READ ALSO: Secondus, Abaribe Lead Protest To US, UK Embassies Over Supreme Court Judgement “Ask ... more
  • 8 months Call Oshiomhole To Order, Edo Govt Tells Presidency And IGP ChannelsTv |Politics
      The Edo State Government has asked the Presidency and the Inspector General of Police to call the National Chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole to order and let him know that no one can be above the law of the land. This message was conveyed in a communique by Crusoe Osagie, the special adviser, media and communication strategy to the Edo State Government. In the statement on Friday, the government said Comrade Oshiomhole’s ambition to be the ‘ultimate godfather in Edo State is not worth the lives and safety of millions of Edo people. The Edo State ... more
  • 8 months PHOTOS: Secondus, Abaribe Lead Protest To US, UK Embassies Over Supreme Court Judgement ChannelsTv |Politics
    PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus, and the Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, with other party chieftains in Abuja on January 31, 2020. PHOTO: Channels TV/ Sodiq Adelakun.     The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, and the Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, on Thursday led a protest to the embassies of the United States and the United Kingdom in Abuja. The PDP leaders, in company with other chieftains of the party, sought the intervention of the US and the UK, as well as the European Union in the judgement of the Supreme ... more
  • 8 months Obaseki Probes Controversial Benin Specialist Hospital Contracts ChannelsTv |Politics
    A file photo of Governor Godwin Obaseki addressing a gathering in Abuja.     Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has ordered the probe of contracts for the construction of the Benin Specialist Hospital and supply of hospital equipment. The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Osarodion Ogie, disclosed this in a statement forwarded to Channels Television on Thursday. According to him, the state government has constituted a Commission of Inquiry to conduct a detailed investigation into the process leading to the conceptualisation, design, construction and equipping of the hospital. The commission, Ogie noted, was also asked to determine if ... more
  • 8 months Senate Investigates NNPC Over $396m Maintenance Cost For Refineries ChannelsTv |Biz
    File photo     The Senate on Thursday resolved to probe the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) over the sum of $396 million expended on Turn-Around Maintenance of refineries in the country between 2013 and 2015. Following the resolution, the Upper Chamber mandated its Committee on Petroleum Downstream, Upstream, and Gas to carry out a holistic investigation on the Turn-Around Maintenance expenditures and the current state of the refineries, as well as convene a stakeholders conference with the aim of finding ways to revamp them. The decision to investigate spending on maintenance of refineries by NNPC was reached after ... more
  • 8 months Call To Resign: Abaribe Speaking For Slain Nigerians, Others – Sowunmi ChannelsTv |Politics
      Mr Segun Sowunmi, a spokesman for the Presidential Campaign Council of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections, on Thursday supported the Senate Minority Leader, Eyinanya Abaribe, over his call for President Muhammadu Buhari to resign. Speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today, Sowunmi explained that Senator Abaribe was speaking on behalf of slain Nigerians, their families, and others who were victims of the security challenges in the country. He said, “I think Senator Abaribe’s comments must be situated properly. READ ALSO: Senator Abaribe Asks President Buhari To Resign Over Security Challenges “He is speaking on ... more
  • 8 months VIDEO: I Will Show You That I Am Edo State Governor, Obaseki Warns Oshiomhole ChannelsTv |Politics
    Godwin Obaseki                                                                                                             Adams Oshiomhole     The crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State has yet to be resolved as there have been more blame games between the two bigwigs in the party. It appears the dispute would last longer than expected as ... more
  • 8 months Senate Confirms Appointment Of Kingsley Obiora As Deputy Governor Of CBN ChannelsTv |Biz
      The Senate has confirmed the appointment of Dr Kingsley Obiora as a Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria. During plenary on Thursday, January 30, confirmed Dr Obiora’s appointment. President Muhammadu Buhari had on January 16, asked the Senate to confirm the appointment of Dr Obiora as the Deputy Governor of the CBN. In a letter to President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, President Buhari said the nomination was in accordance with the provision of Section 8(1) (2) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (Establishment) Act 2007. Dr Obiora, upon confirmation by the Senate, replaces Dr ... more
  • 8 months Senate Swears-In Christopher Ekpenyong To Succeed Akpabio ChannelsTv |Politics
      The Senate on Thursday swore-in Senator Christopher Ekpenyong of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP). Ekpenyong will be representing Akwa-Ibom North-West Senatorial District in the National Assembly. The lawmaker took the oath administered by the Deputy Clerk of the Senate, Musa Abdullahi. READ ALSO: Senate Swears In Smart Adeyemi, Replaces Dino Melaye Senator Ekpeyong defeated Senator Godswill Akpabio of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the January 25, 2020 re-run election for Akwa Ibom Northwest Senatorial District, held in Essien Udim Local Government Council.   See more photos of the swearing-in below…   ... more
  • 8 months Insecurity: Buhari’s ‘Surprised’ Comment Shows He Has No Solutions – PDP ChannelsTv |Politics
      The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the comments by President Muhammadu Buhari expressing surprise at the heightened insecurity across the country as defeatist, demoralizing and traumatizing. The PDP stated that by this comment, President Buhari has displayed a disheartening dereliction of duty, directly admitted that he is overwhelmed and lacks the required capacity to articulate and implement any solutions to the escalated insurgency, banditry, kidnapping, bloodletting and the increased wave of violence under his administration. In a statement by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party held that such a statement from a Commander-in-Chief, who promised to lead ... more
  • 8 months We Will Provide Enabling Environment For Businesses To Thrive – Buhari ChannelsTv |Biz
      The Federal Government is committed to providing an enabling environment for businesses to succeed, as partnerships between the public and private sectors remain the most viable means of bringing prosperity to the masses. President Muhammadu Buhari gave the assurance Tuesday as he received the Chairman, MTN Group, Mr Mcebisi Jonas, at State House, Abuja. “I am pleased to hear of the progress you are making in Nigeria, especially in supporting our digital inclusion programs. Your proposed projects, such as the rural telephony project, will surely complement our economic diversification and financial inclusion programs by connecting the producers based ... more
  • 8 months Gbajabiamila Swears In Doguwa, Five Rep Members ChannelsTv |Politics
    A file photo of Mr Femi Gbajabiamila.     The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has sworn in six lawmakers. Gbajabiamila inaugurated the members into the lower chamber of the National Assembly during plenary on Wednesday in Abuja, the nation’s capital. The lawmakers, including the former Majority Leader of the House, Ado Doguwa, were sworn in following their victories in the rerun and supplementary elections conducted on Saturday last week by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Following his induction into the chamber, a majority of the lawmakers agreed to return Doguwa as the Majority Leader ... more
  • 8 months Court Restrains Sacked Oyo LG Chairmen, IGP, AGF, From Forceful Takeover Of Councils ChannelsTv |Politics
    File photo   An Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan, the state capital, has restrained the 68 sacked council chairmen and chairmen of Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) from the forceful and illegal takeover of the council offices across the state. The court, presided over by Honourable Justice Moshud Abass, granted the four reliefs sought by the lead counsel to the Oyo State Government, Dr. Akin Onigbinde (SAN), including an order of interim injunction restraining the sacked chairmen from forcefully taking over the Local Government Councils or taking steps capable of causing breach of peace in the state. ... more
  • 8 months Google Launches First Developers Space In Lagos ChannelsTv |Tech
        Tech giant, Google, has launched its first Developers Space in Lagos, Nigeria. Previously referred to as the Google Launchpad Space, the Google Developers Space is a hub for African developers, entrepreneurs and startups. The development follows the commitment made by the Google CEO Sundar Pichai, in July 2017, to start the Launchpad Accelerator Africa program and launch a space to house these efforts in Nigeria. “Google is strengthening its commitment to supporting the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Africa by opening the Google Developers Space today,” the Launchpad Accelerator Africa head of Operations, Onajite Emerhor, said in a statement ... more
  • 8 months Facebook’s ‘Supreme Court’ To Be Ready In Months ChannelsTv |Tech
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during the annual F8 summit at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California on May 1, 2018.  JOSH EDELSON / AFP   Facebook said on Tuesday its “supreme court,” designed to be the final word in content removal disputes, should be in operation in a few months, as it named a British human rights activist to a key post. The social network said that former Article 19 executive director Thomas Hughes would be the staff director of the oversight board, which is being developed to settle questions on what content is ... more
  • 8 months Akwa Ibom REC Uncovers 23 Polling Units In Politicians’ Compounds ChannelsTv |Politics
      The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has uncovered 23 polling units at private homes in Akwa Ibom State. INEC’s Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mr Mike Igini, disclosed this during his appearance on Sunrise Daily. He explained that the discovery was made after he was transferred to the state from neighbouring Cross River State. “I set up a committee to identify the location of polling units on account of records that I have from within the system found; I discovered 23 polling units were in private homes – the compounds of politicians,” Igini told Channels Television on ... more
  • 8 months Buhari Seeks Confirmation Of NCAA DG, Others ChannelsTv |Politics
    President Muhammadu Buhari speaks during a meeting at the State House in Abuja.     President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to confirm the appointment of Captain Musa Nuru as the Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). He also sought the confirmation of the appointment of the leadership of some other Federal Government agencies. The President’s requests were conveyed in letters read by the President of the Senate, Senator Ahmed Lawan, during plenary on Tuesday. READ ALSO: Security In Nigeria Has Deteriorated, Loss Of Lives Unacceptable – Senate President President Buhari urged the lawmakers to confirm ... more
  • 8 months Coronavirus Forces Global Stocks, Oil To Fall ChannelsTv |Biz
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on January 27, 2020 in New York City.  Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP   Global stocks and oil dropped on Monday as panicked investors fled risky assets for safer bets gold, bonds, the dollar and the yen after China warned that a deadly new coronavirus was spreading fast. Luxury goods makers and airlines suffered particularly on equity markets, as Chinese tourist spending is a key factor for them. Shares of energy and technology companies were also weak. China extended its traditional Lunar New Year holidays to buy time in ... more
  • 8 months National Assembly Resumes Plenary After Recess ChannelsTv |Politics
    A file photo of the National Assembly complex in Abuja. PHOTO: Sodiq Adelakun/Channels TV     The National Assembly complex in Abuja witnessed the presence of members of the Senate and House of Representatives following their resumption from recess. The lawmakers arrived in scanty numbers on Tuesday at their respective legislative chambers after the break which lasted almost six weeks. At the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly, President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, led the principal officers into the legislative house and took the official prayers. The day’s proceedings began thereafter while the Senate moved into an Executive ... more
  • 8 months If Security Chiefs Are Not Performing, Why Is Buhari Keeping Them – Week In Quotes ChannelsTv |Politics
      The killing of the Adamawa State CAN Chairman by Bokon Haram insurgents set the tone for the passing week. Security debates on what should be done to allay the fears of the masses took the central stage on various platforms. Towards the end of the week, more conversations held around the Corruption Index which did not put Nigeria in a good light. From security issues to coronavirus and down to corruption debates, here are some of the major quotes that take us deep into what transpired within the course of the passing week. 1. I thank God my ... more
  • 8 months Yahaya Bello Sworn In For Second Term ChannelsTv |Politics
      The inauguration ceremony of Governor Yahaya Bello for another term in office is ongoing in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital. Governor Bello as well as his deputy and running mate in the November 2019 election, Edward Onoja, were sworn in by the Chief Justice of the State. The event was attended by some governors and top government officials among other dignitaries. Watch the video below:  ... more
  • 8 months Federal Constituency Poll In Imo Declared Inconclusive Over Violence ChannelsTv |Politics
    A file photo of voters casting their ballots during an election in 2019.     The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has yet to declare a winner in the Orlu/Orsu/Oru East Federal constituency supplementary election in Imo State. Rather, the returning officer in the election, Professor Greg Obiamalu, declared the poll conducted on Saturday as inconclusive. Professor Obiamalu made the announcement on Sunday while briefing reporters at the result collation centre. He said the decision was taken as a result of violence recorded at the collation centre and narrated how the incident happened. READ ALSO: Senatorial Candidate Shot Dead ... more
  • 8 months Abdulmumini Jibrin Loses Rep Seat In Kano Rerun, Cries Foul ChannelsTv |Politics
        Former Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumini Jibrin Kofa, has lost his seat in the Parliament.  Jibrin who is a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress lost to the Peoples Democratic Party’s Alhaji Aliyu Datti Yako in Saturday’s rerun of Kiru/ Bebeji Federal Constituency of Kano State. According to the results, as put forward by INEC, Jibrin polled 13,507 votes against the 48,601 votes polled by Aliyu Yako. In reaction to his loss, Jibrin said constituents came out en mass to exercise their civic responsibility but were denied their franchise to vote ... more
  • 8 months Kidnapped INEC Official In Cross River Regains Freedom ChannelsTv |Politics
        An official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), who was kidnapped during Saturday’s re-run elections for Yakurr/Abi Federal and State Constituencies in Cross River state has regained his freedom. This is according to a statement by the Cross River state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Dr. Alalibo Johnson. READ ALSO: Senatorial Candidate Shot Dead By NSCDC Official In Imo He said the supervisory presiding officer was freed from his abductors, but without election materials, which include sensitive and non-sensitive materials, as well as personal items. According to the Electoral Commissioner, apart from a policeman that sustained injuries, ... more
  • 8 months APC Maintains Grip As Doguwa, Dan’Agundi Reclaim Mandates ChannelsTv |Politics
        The All Progressives Congress (APC’s) Hon. Alasa Ado Doguwa has reclaim his mandate as the member representing Doguwa/Tudun Wada at the National Assembly following his re-election in the Saturday’s re-run with a landslide victory. A statement signed by the commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba suggests that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Doguwa as winner having polled 66, 667 against his People’s Democratic Party (PDP) rival who scored 6, 323. Also, Hon. Munir Babba Dan’Agundi regained his seat to represent Kumbotso Federal Constituency at the Green Chamber after scoring 32, 114 against the PDP ... more
  • 8 months INEC Official Kidnapped In Cross River Regains Freedom ChannelsTv |Politics
      An official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) who was kidnapped during Saturday’s re-run for Yakurr/Abi Federal and State constituencies in Cross River State, has regained his freedom. This was confirmed in a statement by the Cross-River State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr. Alalibo Johnson. Read Also: INEC Cancels Rerun In Cross River Ward Over Abduction, Missing Ballot Papers According to him, however, the supervisory presiding officer was released without some of the sensitive and non-sensitive election materials, as well as his personal items. Meanwhile, Johnson also added that apart from a policeman that sustained injuries, no life ... more
  • 8 months Rerun: PDP Candidate Defeats Ousted APC Rep Member In Bauchi ChannelsTv |Politics
    A file photo of a voter casting her ballot in Bauchi State on January 25, 2020.     The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Auwal Jatau of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of Zaki Federal Constituency Election. INEC’s Returning Officer for the poll, Professor Ahmed Kutama, announced this on Saturday at the collation centre in Bauchi State. Professor Kutama declared Jatau as the winner of the election after polling a total of 15,405 votes to defeat his All Progressives Congress (APC) rival, Umar Tata, who scored 15,307 votes. READ ALSO: Guardiola Calls For Scrap ... more
  • 8 months PHOTOS: INEC Closes Situation Room After Monitoring Rerun Elections ChannelsTv |Politics
    INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, with some national commissioners at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja on January 26, 2020. Photos: Twitter- @inecnigeria     The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has formally closed its Situation Room after monitoring the rerun elections conducted in parts of the country. INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, made the declaration at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja, the nation’s capital. Professor Yakubu declared the situation room close in the presence of some INEC national commissioners, electoral officials, and security officials present at the headquarters of the electoral body. READ ALSO: Abduction Of Mother, Two Children ... more
  • 8 months Lawmaker Seeks Support For INEC To Improve Capacity ChannelsTv |Politics
    A file photo of sensitive materials displayed inside an INEC office. PHOTO: Channels TV/ Sodiq Adelakun     A federal lawmaker from Sokoto State representing Tureta/Dange/Shuni/Bondiga Federal Constituency, Balarabe Kakale, has called for improved support for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Speaking to reporters on Saturday during the rerun elections in the state, Kakale believes more effort is needed to help INEC improve its capacity to conduct elections in the country. According to him, the Electoral Act needs to be reviewed to expand and extend the capacity of the electoral body in terms of logistic, manpower, funding and ... more
  • 8 months Rerun Election: Voters Report Cases Of Alleged Vote-Buying In Bauchi ChannelsTv |Politics
      A voter in Bauchi has alerted security authorities about suspected vote-buying at Unguwar Baba A and B, Unguwar Sarkin Noma and Unguwar Hamid Polling Units in Gamawa area of the state. Nasiru Gamawa said he saw as voters were being offered N200 and N500, which prompted him to immediately alert the security operatives to halt the plan. A few voters were seen gathered separately and refused to join the queue deliberately hoping for their votes to be bought. READ ALSO: INEC Conducts Rerun Elections In Ogun, Abia, Nine Other States Some of them who spoke off-camera said that ... more
  • 8 months INEC Conducts Rerun Elections In Ogun, Abia, Nine Other States ChannelsTv |Politics
      The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is conducting rerun elections in 11 states across the country. The states affected include Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bauchi, Benue, Cross River, Imo, Kaduna, Kano, Niger, Ogun, and Sokoto. Elections will also be conducted in 33 Local Government Areas in the affected states. A total of one senatorial district, 12 Federal constituencies and 15 State constituencies will be filled after the election process is concluded. Imo State: Voting is ongoing at ward 1, Community Secondary School in Amaraku Isiala Mbano LGA, one of the polling units for the Okigwe North Federal House of ... more
  • 8 months Re-Run Elections: Police Will Be Professional, Apolitical – IGP ChannelsTv |Politics
    A file photo of the IGP, Mr Mohammed Adamu.     The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has given an assurance that police personnel deployed for the re-run elections would carry out their duties without prejudice. He gave the assurance in a statement on Friday by the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, ahead of the elections scheduled to hold on Saturday in 11 states. “The Inspector-General of Police has reiterated that police personnel deployed for the elections will be professional and apolitical in the discharge of their responsibilities,” Mba said. He added, “He (the IGP), therefore, enjoins politicians ... more
  • 8 months FAAC: Avoid Sharing All Proceeds From Federation Account, CBN Tells FG ChannelsTv |Biz
      The Federal Government has been asked to caution the rate at which all the proceeds from the Federal allocation are being shared across all tiers of government. This is according to the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Nigeria who disclosed this on Friday at the apex bank’s headquarters in Abuja. The committee headed by the governor of the apex bank, Godwin Emefiele, called on the fiscal authorities to ensure that they build cushions that will help reduce the rising public debt. READ ALSO: CBN Retains MPR At 13.5 Percent, Raises CRR To 27.5 The ... more
  • 8 months CBN Retains MPR At 13.5 Percent, Raises CRR To 27.5 ChannelsTv |Biz
      The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has retained the monetary policy benchmark rate at 13.5 percent. The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) also increased the Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) from 22.5 to 27.5 percent. Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr Godwin Emefiele, disclosed this during a press conference on Friday at the end of a two-day MPC meeting held at the apex bank’s headquarters in Abuja. He explained that nine of the committee members voted to retain the MPR and increase CRR owing to the rise in inflation. “The committee by a decision of nine members voted ... more
  • 8 months Moghalu Writes NASS Leadership As TBAN Launches Petition For Electoral Reform ChannelsTv |Politics
    The presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), Professor Kingsley Moghalu.   To Build a Nation (TBAN), the nationwide non-partisan citizens movement founded by Professor Kingsley Moghalu, a presidential candidate in the 2019 general elections and a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has announced the kick-off of its campaign for one million signatures to a petition to the National Assembly for fundamental electoral reforms in Nigeria. In separate letters addressed to Senator Ahmad Lawan, President of the Senate, and Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Moghalu stated: “As a citizen of ... more
  • 8 months 10 Things CAN Demanded From Buhari ChannelsTv |Politics
        Following the recent killing of Reverend Lawan Andimi by Boko Haram terrorists, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) demanded that President Muhammadu Buhari overhaul his security council.  The Christian body through its chairman, His Eminence Dr. Samson Ayokunle asked the President critical questions regarding intelligence gathering and the sincerity of the fight against Insurgency. In its statement on Thursday, CAN made a couple of other demands from President Muhammadu Buhari including the reversal of recent police promotions and the arrest of Miyetti Allah’s leader. READ ALSO: Sack All Security Chiefs, CAN Tells Buhari Below are the ten things ... more
  • 8 months Nigeria Commodity Exchange Partners AgriFin On Food Security ChannelsTv |Biz
      The Nigeria Commodity Exchange (NCX) has partnered with an indigenous company, AgriFin Nigeria, in a bid to tackle food insecurity across the country. The NCX was established by the Federal Government to facilitate trade in agro-produce and solid minerals in Nigeria. Speaking during a courtesy visit to the NCX management in Abuja, chairman of AgriFin Nigeria, Chief Goodie Ibru, pledged the readiness of his organization to partner with NCX towards improving the wellbeing of the common man. READ ALSO: Finance Act 2019: 20 Basic Food Items And Sanitary Pads Make VAT Exemption List He stated that the private ... more
  • 8 months Court Restrains INEC Over Ifeanyi Ubah Senate Sack ChannelsTv |Politics
    A file photo of Senator Ifeanyi Ubah.   The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Thursday, restrained the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from implementing two previous judgements of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja given against Ifeanyi Ubah. Mr. Ubah of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) is seeking to retain his seat in the Senate. READ ALSO: Court Reaffirms Sack Of Ifeanyi Ubah As Senator On April 11, 2019, Justice Bello Kawu of the FCT High Court in Kubwa, had sacked Ubah, the Senator representing Anambra South. The judge reaffirmed his ruling on January 17, ... more
  • 8 months Amotekun Is Going To Be A Monster That Will Distort South-West – Dr Sufi ChannelsTv |Politics
       Operation Amotekun will be a monster that will distort the South-West. This is according to a former Senior Lecturer at the Bayero University in Kano, Dr. Suni Sufi. Dr. Sufi, stated this while featuring as a guest on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily. He said, “Amotekun is going to be a monster which will distort the Southwest by itself because people will take over”. Since its launch earlier in January, the Western Nigeria Security Network code-named Operation Amotekun has continued to generate controversy in various quarters. READ ALSO: AMOTEKUN: Those Who Are Afraid Are Criminals – Odumakin ... more
  • 8 months Nigeria, UK Agree Commercial Deals Worth N153.4bn ChannelsTv |Biz
    President Muhammadu Buhari and British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, during a meeting in London on January 20, 2020.   The Federal Government has been able to secure commercial deals worth over ₦153.4billion from the inaugural UK-Africa Investment Summit which was held in London. President Muhammadu Buhari, who led a delegation from Nigeria, held meetings with Prime Minister Boris Johnson and His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. In a statement on the outcome of the summit, the UK said “deals worth £324 million (over ₦153.4billion) were announced by Savannah (gas assets); Low Energy Designs (street lighting); Trilliant (smart metering ... more
  • 8 months ‘Do Not Despair’, Jime Tells Supporters After Supreme Court Verdict ChannelsTv |Politics
    A file photo of APC governorship candidate in Benue State, Mr Emmanuel Jime.     The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Benue State, Mr Emmanuel Jime, has called for calm following the judgement of the Supreme Court. He made the call on Tuesday after the apex court affirmed the re-election of Governor Samuel Ortom in the March 9 poll. In a statement personally signed by him, he thanked the members of his party and his supporters for standing by him throughout the court processes. “Do not despair over news of today’s verdict. Taunts, jeers and ... more
  • 8 months Imo Deputy Speaker Resigns, Nine Lawmakers Join APC ChannelsTv |Politics
      The Deputy Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Okey Onyekanma, has resigned his position. Onyekanma announced his resignation in a letter read by the Speaker of the House, Chiji Collins, during plenary on Tuesday at the legislative chamber of the Assembly Complex in Owerri, the state capital. He informed his colleagues that he has also resigned as the Chairman of the House Committee on Rules and Business. In the letter, Onyekanma explained that he took the decision to resign due to the zoning arrangement in the state. According to him, the plan gives the seat of ... more
  • 8 months Uche Nwosu Asks Supporters To Work With Uzodinma For Greater Imo ChannelsTv |Politics
    Mr Uche Nwosu.   The Imo State governorship candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) in last year’s election, Uche Nwosu has directed his supporters and party members to work together with Governor Hope Uzodinma. Nwosu gave this directive on Tuesday during a meeting with members of his party in Owerri, the state capital. The AA candidate who is also the son-in-law of ex-governor Rochas Okorocha said he and his supporters across the 27 Local Government Areas of the state have accepted the Supreme Court ruling that led to the emergence of Uzodinma as the new governor. Speaking concerning his ... more
  • 8 months Facebook To Boost Site Safety With 1,000 More UK Staff ChannelsTv |Tech
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the opening keynote introducing new Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram privacy features at the Facebook F8 Conference at McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California on April 30, 2019.  Amy Osborne / AFP   Facebook on Tuesday said it plans to create 1,000 more London-based jobs this year to improve safety on the social network with the aid of artificial intelligence. The new roles will increase the number of staff at the company’s largest engineering hub outside the United States to more than 4,000. “The UK is a world leader in both innovation and ... more
  • 8 months Lalong Reacts To Victory, Says It Is Time To Build Enduring Legacy For Plateau ChannelsTv |Politics
    File Photo: Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong speaks at the Government House, Jos.   The Plateau State Governor and Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong says the affirmation of his election victory by the Supreme Court has finally sealed and confirmed beyond further questioning, the overwhelming mandate willingly bestowed on him by the good people of Plateau State. The governor was quoted to have said this in a statement signed by the Director of Press &Public Affairs to the Governor of Plateau State, Dr. Makut Simon Macham ANIPR. According to the statement, the governor ... more
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