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  • 1 hour Edo2020: Edo Election Results From Different LGAs Announced By INEC NaijaNews
    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has started announcing the Edo election results for different Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Edo State, south-south Nigeria. Naija News had reported earlier that INEC announced the election results of the 3 LGAs which showed that Governor Godwin Obaseki, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is leading Osagie Ize-Iyamu, his rival in the Edo governorship election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party. According to the results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) so far, the PDP candidate is leading with over 13,000 ... more
  • 3 hours Edo2020: INEC Announces Results Of 3 LGAs, PDP In Early Lead NaijaNews
    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the Edo election results of three Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Edo State, south-south Nigeria. Naija News reports that the election results of the 3 LGAs show that Governor Godwin Obaseki, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is leading Osagie Ize-Iyamu, his rival in the Edo governorship election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party. According to the results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) so far, the PDP candidate is leading with over 13,000 votes. As of 12:45 am on ... more
  • 4 hours #EdoDecides: INEC Official Caught Selling Votes Arrested NaijaNews
    An ad-hoc official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Edo state who connived with some politicians to  manipulate ballot papers has been arrested. NaijaNews learnt that the official was a corp member who is the presiding officer at ward four, unit seven in Eguare Primary School, Edo. He was said to have handed over multiple ballot papers to a voter to slot into the vote boxes. It was alleged that the voter was an APC supporter, and was caught attempting to slot the papers into the ballot boxes. The witnesses then alerted security agents. The voter subsequently ... more
  • 6 hours NCDC Confirms 189 New Cases of Coronavirus NaijaNews
    The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed one-hundred and eighty-nine (189) new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19). The agency made this known in a post on its Twitter page on Saturday night. The latest recorded cases bring the total number of confirmed cases to 57,145. According to the NCDC, 48,431 have been discharged with 1,095 deaths reported. Lagos-70 Plateau-37 FCT-24 Kaduna-19 Rivers-12 Oyo-5 Ogun-4 Ebonyi-3 Katsina-3 Ondo-3 Osun-3 Imo-2 Yobe-2 Ekiti-1 Nasarawa-1 189 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria; Lagos-70Plateau-37FCT-24Kaduna-19Rivers-12Oyo-5Ogun-4Ebonyi-3Katsina-3Ondo-3Osun-3Imo-2Yobe-2Ekiti-1Nasarawa-1 57,145 confirmed48,431 discharged1,095 deaths pic.twitter.com/yOrxFUYgAC — NCDC (@NCDCgov) September 19, 2020 ... more
  • 6 hours #EdoDecides: Obaseki’s Score In Oshiomhole’s Ward Revealed NaijaNews
    Incumbent governor of Edo state and governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), Godwin Obaseki got no vote at the polling unit of Adams Oshiomhole. However, his All Progressives Congress (APC) opponent, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, polled 1,201 votes at ward 10, unit 001, Uzairue northeast, Estako west local government area of the state, where Oshiomhole voted. The relationship between the former national chairman of the APC and Gov Obaseki used to be solid until they fell out mid-way into the tenure of the governor. Ize-Iyamu had been defeated by Obaseki in the last election in 2016. Earlier when he ... more
  • 7 hours Edo2020: Edo Election Results From Different Wards NaijaNews
    Edo election results have started coming in from different wards in Edo State, south-south Nigeria. Naija News reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) commenced the Edo governorship election at exactly 8 am on Saturday, September 19, amidst tight security. The election is taking place in eighteen (18) Local Government Areas (LGAs) and one hundred and ninety-two (192) wards in the state. Local government areas where the election is taking place are: Akoko Edo with 115,343 voters; Egor has 158,817; Esan Central has 40,831;  Esan North-East has 66,790; Esan South-East has 58,802; Esan West has 83,467;  Etsako ... more
  • 7 hours #EdoDecides: Ignore Fake Results Published By PDP Agents – APC NaijaNews
    The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of churning out fake results of the Edo Governorship election. In a statement by Edo APC spokesman, Mr John Mayaki, he warned of fake websites of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) allegedly sponsored by the PDP. According to Mayaki, the figures and images being bandied in the media are falsities that should be regarded without any seriousness. He said, “Before the election, we warned that PDP has prepared doctored election results and fake figures to make it appear that they will win the ... more
  • 7 hours #EdoDecides: Saraki Tells Edo Electorates What To Do After Voting NaijaNews
    Bukola Saraki, former Senate President, has asked voters in Edo State to protect their votes in the Saturday governorship election. The former Kwara governor made this known in a post on his Twitter page on Saturday. Saraki said, “The on-going #EdoDecides2020 is getting to the crucial stages. I urge the good people of Edo State not to get carried away but to protect their votes. “The enthusiasm and patriotic conduct of the good people of Edo State must not be thwarted or subverted by any @inecnigeria official, either permanent or ad-hoc; or any security personnel, no matter the ... more
  • 8 hours #EdoDecides: INEC Ad-hoc Staff Protests Over Unpaid Allowances – [Video] NaijaNews
    A video has appeared on the internet showing INEC ad-hoc staffs at Okada ward in Ovia north-east Local Government Area of Edo State, bitterly lamenting over unpaid allowances. Naija News understands that the ad hoc staff after voting exercise at their various PU for the Edo governorship election expressed their displeasure over unpaid allowances which according to them is their right. The INEC staffs protested that they are entitled to N3,000 feeding allowance and N1,000 transport allowance. They also protested over non-payment of their N4,500 training allowance, Naija News understands. Watch a short clip from the protest below; ... more
  • 9 hours EdoDecides: PDP Raises Alarm Over Plot By INEC To Replace Results In Edo North – NaijaNews
      The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have alerted the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Department of State Services (DSS) of plots by agents of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to replace election results where the PDP is leading, particularly in Edo North. Speaking via a press Statement made available  by Kola Ologbondiyan, the National Publicity Secretary of the party. While we charge our members to remain vigilant and follow their results “bumper to bumper” to all the collation centers, we however caution the security agencies against being used to replace results that have already been declared at ... more
  • 9 hours Edo2020: Ex-APC National Chairman Oshiomhole Wins Big In His Polling Unit NaijaNews
    The immediate past National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party, Adams Oshiomhole, has won his polling unit by a large majority of total votes cast in the ongoing Edo 2020 election. Naija News reports that the APC polled the 1,201 votes cast at Ward 10, PU 001, Estako West Local Government Area for the state governorship election held Saturday. This is Oshiomhole’s polling unit. On the other hand, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) whose platform Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State is seeking a second term in office, polled no vote in the unit, according ... more
  • 9 hours EPL: You’ll Keep Trailing For 600 Years – Fan Blasts Manchester United After 1-3 Loss NaijaNews
    English Premier League club, Manchester United, has been blasted and at the same time advised by a fan identified as Efam O [@efamxx] on the microblogging site, Twitter, to sign quality players if they yearn for good results this season. Efam’s advice was coming after Manchester United during a half-time break against Crystal Palace on Saturday evening, September 19 tweeted ‘We trail at the break.’  Reacting to the tweet, the fan who was unsatisfied with United’s play tweeted “You’ll keep trailing for 600 years if you don’t sign quality players.” See the tweet below; You’ll keep ... more
  • 10 hours #EdoDecide: Shaibu Wins Own Polling Unit By Wide Margin NaijaNews
    The Edo State deputy governor, Philip Shaibu, has won his polling unit by 401 votes as against the All Progressives Congress’s 148 votes, in Saturday’s election. Governor Godwin Obaseki’s running mate, Philip Shaibu, has won his polling unit by 401 votes against the All Progressives Congress’s 148 votes, in Saturday’s election. He voted at Ward 11, polling unit 5 of Etsako West LGA. In an adjoining polling unit of the same ward as his, the PDP also won by 131 to APC’s 65. Jubilant supporters were seen hailing and singing Mr Shaibu’s praises shortly after the unit’s votes ... more
  • 10 hours Herdsman Arrested By Amotekun Corps For Destroying Crops Worth N5m In Ondo NaijaNews
    South-West security outfit codenamed ‘Operation Amotekun‘ has arrested a herdsmen for allegedly destroying crops worth five million naira (N5m). Naija News understands that Adamu Yusuf was apprehended by the Ondo State chapter of the Amotekun Corps in the Oda area of the state. The corps, after arrest reportedly seized 65 cows belonging to the herdsmen for allegedly destroying crops belonging to some farmers in the state. Giving an update on the development, Adeleye Olatunji, Commander of Amotekun in Ondo, who visited the reportedly destroyed farmlands  said the security outfit acted following reports from farmers in Idea that herdsmen ... more
  • 12 hours Lagos Permit Cinemas, Spas and Gyms Reopening NaijaNews
    Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced the reopening of Cinemas, Spas and Gyms in Lagos State. He made this known in a press briefing on Saturday at the State House, Marina. Sanwo-Olu stated that cinemas must, however, keep strictly to 33% of their capacities. According to the governor, cinemas, spas and gyms must get the necessary certification from the Lagos State Safety Commission. Meanwhile, Lagos state has permitted churches and mosques in the southwest state to resume full services. Naija News reports that Sanwo-Olu said mosques can hold their prayers five times daily while churches can also commence weekly services. ... more
  • 12 hours Lagos Okays Churches, Mosques To Resume Full Services NaijaNews
    The Lagos state government led by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has permitted churches and mosques in the southwest state to resume full services. Naija News reports that the Lagos Governor said mosques can hold their prayers five times daily while churches can also commence weekly services. This online news platform understands that the decision of the Lagos State Governor is coming after worship centres were restricted to one gathering weekly after they were allowed to reopen following lockdown to check coronavirus in Nigeria. Like the churches and mosques, Governor Sanwo-Olu also said public and private schools can resume fully ... more
  • 12 hours #EdoDecides: Obaseki’s Supporter Falls From Speeding Vehicle NaijaNews
    A yet-to-be-identified supporter of the Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Edo state, Godwin Obaseki, has fallen from a speeding vechile. Information gathered revealed that the man was part of the youths, in a vehicle, jubilating over results announced in favour of the Edo State Governor. The incident happened in front of Ugbekun Primary School in Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area around 4:05 pm. The unidentified man fell from the vehicle and hit his head on the road. The vehicle moved on but some of the PDP supporters alighted and rushed the victim to a clinic near ... more
  • 12 hours Military Arrests Notorious Sara-Suka Cult Leader, 10 Others In Plateau State NaijaNews
    Hussaini Isah believed to be the leader of the ‘Sara-suka’ cult group has been arrested by the Special Military Task Force in Plateau State. The cult group is notorious for terrorizing and killing residents in some parts of the Jos North Local Government Area. Also arrested by the military were ten others suspected to be among the criminals operating in some parts of the state. Maj.-Gen. Chukwuemeka Okonkwo, Force Commander, made this known while parading the suspects on Saturday. He added that weapons such as knives, cutlasses, charms, among others were recovered from those arrested. Okonkwo made it ... more
  • 12 hours #EdoDecides: Hungry Soldier Vows To Slap Anyone Who Invites Him To Settle Dispute NaijaNews
    Just like the case of Police personnel who lamented over non-payment of election duty allowance during the Saturday Governorship polls in Edo State, one of the military personnel deployed to Akoko-Edo council area of the state has reportedly vowed to slap anyone who invites him to settle a dispute between electorates. Naija News understands that the federal government in a bid to ensure orderliness before, during and after the Edo State governorship election, deployed massive security personnel including the Nigeria Police Force, Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), and military personnel to the state. However, many of ... more
  • 13 hours #EdoDecides: APC’s Ize-Iyamu Wins Polling Unit NaijaNews
    Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the Edo State governorship election, has won his polling unit at Ward 5, Iguododo community in Orhionwon LGA. Naija News reports that Ize-Iyamu polled 292 votes while Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) got 21 votes. Recall that Obaseki had also delivered his polling unit by winning the votes for his party. Obaseki, who is the incumbent governor of Edo State, won his polling unit in Oredo Ward 4, Unit 19 in Saturday’s governorship election. Obaseki polled 184 votes while Ize-Iyamu got 62 votes. ... more
  • 13 hours #EdoDecides: PDP Wins Oyegun’s Polling Unit NaijaNews
    The Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has won in the polling unit of former National chairman of the All Progressives Congress, John Odigie-Oyegun. The Edo State Governor scored 109 votes to defeat Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the APC who garnered 40 votes. Oyegun had refused to endorse the candidate of the APC, Ize-Iyamu in the buildup to the election. ... more
  • 13 hours #EdoDecides: Police Supporting APC To Snatch Ballot Boxes – PDP Alleges NaijaNews
    The Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has raised alarm over the alleged invasion of voting units in Urhonigbe North and South wards. The spokesperson of the party, Chris Osa Nehikhare, noted that APC thugs came in a commando-style, seating on vehicle bonnets and armed with shotguns shooting into the air. “They collected the ballot boxes and are at this minute thumb printing at the Urhonigbe police station. The police are actively supporting this invasion, snatch and grab operation,” said at the ongoing election. “We call on the IG of police to call his men to ... more
  • 13 hours #EdoDecides: Party Agent Shot Dead In Esan South-East LGA NaijaNews
    A party agent has been reported dead in Ubiaja, a community in the Esan South-East Local Government Area of Edo State. It was unclear at the moment which party the agent belonged to, a report by The Cable, however, revealed that the agent was shot dead at the L.E.A primary school in Ubiaja town. Naija News understands that the incident brought sorting to an abrupt stop at the PU as INEC officials with the help of police moved election materials to a police station in Ubiaja town. Meanwhile, in an earlier report, some thugs said to be loyal ... more
  • 13 hours #EdoDecides: Obaseki Wins His Polling Unit For PDP NaijaNews
    Godwin Obaseki, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has delivered his polling unit by winning the votes for his party. Obaseki, who is the incumbent governor of Edo State, won his polling unit in Oredo Ward 4, Unit 19 in Saturday’s governorship election. Obaseki polled 184 votes while Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) got 62 votes. In Unit 21 of the same ward, PDP got 53 votes while the APC polled 33 votes. Obaseki’s PDP polled 70 votes ahead of Ize-Iyamu’s APC that garnered 65 votes in Unit 22, while in Unit ... more
  • 13 hours Bauchi Govt Officials Arrested For Pension Scam, Forgery, Fraud NaijaNews
    Fiver local government Pension Board officials have been apprehended in Bauchi State for allegedly involved in condemnable acts which include criminal conspiracy, breach of trust, misappropriation, forgery and fraud. The development was confirmed in a statement on Saturday, September 19 by the spokesman of the State Police Command, DSP Ahmed Wakili. Reporting the arrest, Wakili note that the suspects were arrested for alleged pension scam following a letter of complaint to the Police Command on September 12, 2020, from the office of Executive Governor Bauchi State signed by Musa Mohammed Kirfi, the Private Principal Secretary to Governor of ... more
  • 13 hours #EdoDecides: Former APC Chairman Condemns Police Siege On Wike In Edo NaijaNews
    Former factional National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Victor Giadom, has condemned the police siege on the hotel where Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike was residing. The APC Chieftain in a statement released on his Twitter account condemned the development, describing it as an infringement’ on the Nigerian constitution. “Stopping a sitting governor like @GovWike that has immunity to move freely at least till 11.59 yesterday, should be seen as an infringement on the constitution and could be seen as a treasonable act.” “I am an @OfficialAPCNg chieftain and I won’t be part of illegality.” See post ... more
  • 14 hours #EdoDecides: Were Voters Truly Served Jollof Rice At PU? NaijaNews
    Electorates at PU 020, ward 07, Ikpoba/Okha Local Government Area were disappointed by their party after failing to fulfil the promise of serving them jollof rice at their PU. Lamenting over the development, the party agent (right from the above picture) lamented that the electorates were promised food but never received any. According to him, ‘there is no sign of one at hand – not even the aroma.” This is coming after police personnel at PU 023, ward 02, Orhionmwon Local Government Area expressed anger over non-payment of election duty allowances. The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party ... more
  • 14 hours Edo2020: Edo State Governorship Election Results NaijaNews
    Results from the keenly contested 2020 Edo State Governorship election have started trickling in. Naija News reports that a total of 14 parties took part in the Edo election. The election was majorly contested between the candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu and the incumbent governor of the State, Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Reports of violence, failures of card readers and other complaints from parties and election observers have dominated the media space. The Edo election was held in 18 local governments, 192 Wards, and 2,627 polling units. Stick with Naija News and refresh this page ... more
  • 14 hours EdoDecides: Oshiomhole Allegedly Cast His Vote For PDP (Pictures) NaijaNews
    Former National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has allegedly or mistakenly casted  his vote for the incumbent Governor,Godwin Obaseki (PDP). Naija news Understands that Oshiomhole  casted his   vote at his polling unit: 01, Ward 10, Iramoh, Edo State around 11am Speaking after casting his votes , Adams Oshiomhole has warned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to compromise the outcome of the 2020 Edo governorship election. This is as he also expressed worries about the malfunction of card readers at some polling units in Saturday’s election. As earlier reported by Naija News, ... more
  • 14 hours Edo2020: Edo Election Results From Different Polling  Units NaijaNews
    Edo election results have started coming in from different polling units Naija News reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) commenced the Edo governorship election at exactly 8 am on Saturday, September 19, amidst tight security. The election is taking place in eighteen (18) Local Government Areas (LGAs) and one hundred and ninety-two (192) wards in the state. Local government areas where the election is taking place are: Akoko Edo with 115,343 voters; Egor has 158,817; Esan Central has 40,831;  Esan North-East has 66,790; Esan South-East has 58,802; Esan West has 83,467;  Etsako Central has 42,042; Etsako ... more
  • 14 hours #EdoDecides: Police Angry Over Non-Payment Of Allowances On Election Duty NaijaNews
    There is a saying in the pigeon language (broken English) which says; ‘where pesin dey work na there e dey chop, na im make dem call am workshop’, this was, however, a different narrative for police personnel at PU 023, ward 02, Orhionmwon LGA, who expressed anger over non-payment of allowances. Naija News understands that the issue of non-payment of election duty allowances to police personnel has become almost a norm on election days. The reoccurrence, however, today arose anger in police personnel stationed along Auchi-Igarra road who lamented over neglect of officers. In another development a National ... more
  • 14 hours #EdoDecides: Thugs Beats APC Chairman’s Wife, Hijack Electoral Materials In Edo (Photos) NaijaNews
    Suspected thugs loyal to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP have reportedly hijacked electoral materials at a polling unit in Tipper Garage, Egor. Naija News learnt that this was at the Tipper Garage polling Centre in Egor, where it was reported that the notorious thugs also hijacked electoral materials in line with earlier disclosed plans of the PDP to rig the elections. The wife of the APC chairman, it was reported, resisted the thugs, which caused them to lynch her mercilessly. She was quickly rushed to the nearest medical facility after the attack   Here are the picture below ... more
  • 14 hours #EdoDecides: Voters Allegedly Selling Their Mandates For Just N1,500 – [Photo] NaijaNews
    It has been reported of massive selling of mandates by electorates at PU 02, ward 07 in Igueben Local Government Area of Edo State during the ongoing Governorship Election. Naija News learnt that there was disorderliness in the area as various party agents started to dole out between N1,500 and N4000 to electorates after they cast their votes as instructed. Meanwhile, voting process at PU 004, ward 8, in Esan Central Local Government Area has reportedly been paused as card reader could not identify the cards of some voters. However, results from different polling units Saturday’s governorship election ... more
  • 15 hours Edo2020: First Edo Election Result Surfaces NaijaNews
    The first result of the ongoing Edo governorship election in Edo State, south-south Nigeria, has emerged. Naija News reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) commenced the Edo governorship election at exactly 8 am on Saturday, September 19, amidst tight security. The election is taking place in eighteen (18) Local Government Areas (LGAs) and one hundred and ninety-two (192) wards in the state. Local government areas where the election is taking place are: Akoko Edo with 115,343 voters; Egor has 158,817; Esan Central has 40,831;  Esan North-East has 66,790; Esan South-East has 58,802; Esan West has 83,467;  ... more
  • 15 hours #EdoDecides: First Set Of Results Trickle In From Edo Governorship Election NaijaNews
    Results from different polling units Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State have started trickling in as the voting process has ended in some polling units. Barring any special cases, the Independent National Electoral Commission had fixed 2pm for the actual voting to end. However, voters who are already on the queue before the time will be allowed to vote. Our correspondent gathered vote counting has already started in some polling units. As previously reported by Naija News, fourteen candidates and political parties are participating in Saturday’s election as confirmed by INEC in a statement made available to newsmen ... more
  • 15 hours #EdoDecides: Leaked – House Where Voters Are Directed To Get Money After Voting [Photo] NaijaNews
    It has been reported that voters are directed to the above house located at Igarra, Akoko Edo Local Government Area to collect money for a job well done after casting their votes. Though it was unclear which party is behind the alleged settlement, Naija News is, however, informed that some voters at PU 001, Ward 2, Utua Primary School in Igarra are been led by some party members to the house to collect a certain amount of money as a reward for voting particular candidates. It was also reported that physical distancing was not observed in most polling ... more
  • 15 hours #EdoDecides: Corps Member Arrested For Election Malpractice NaijaNews
    A National Youth Service Corps member serving as an INEC ad-hoc staff has been apprehended by security operatives at Ward 4, PU 07, Ekpoma (Esan West LGA) for allegedly compromising election process. Naija News learnt that the arrested ad-hoc staff has been taken to the police station for further questioning over the condemnable act. Reports had it that some officers of the Nigeria Police Force led by the DPO met with other INEC officials at the Polling Unit for further investigation following the arrest of the corps member. In another report earlier, former Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole has ... more
  • 15 hours #EdoDecides: Party Agents Caught Buying Votes Using Sure Tickets, Voucher Cash Outs – [Photos] NaijaNews
    Not far from expectation, a party agent has been captured on camera at a polling unit, signing off vouchers before handling money to electorates. According to a report monitored by Naija News on The Cable, an agent was caught penning his signature on N5,000 voucher for a voter before handing over the money to the voter at PU 005 Ward 6, Owan East LGA Also, some party agents have been captured buying votes without restriction or intimidation at ward 07, PU 03 in Igueben LGA. One of the party. According to the report, the agents are giving each ... more
  • 16 hours #EdoDecides: Oshiomhole Sends Strong Warning After Casting His Vote NaijaNews
    Former Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole has warned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to compromise the outcome of the 2020 Edo governorship election. This is as he expressed worries about the malfunction of card readers at some polling units in Saturday’s election. As earlier reported by Naija News, Oshiomhole, a former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), cast his vote in Saturday’s election at his polling unit: 01, Ward 10 in Uzairue northeast, Etsako West local government area. He shares the same LGA with the current Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, and the Deputy Governorship candidate ... more
  • 16 hours #EdoDecides: Gov. Obaseki Casts Vote NaijaNews
      Gov. Godwin Obaseki, Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate has cast his vote. Prior to this time, the governor had queued for  about an hour  before casting his vote. NaijaNews  reports that there was pandemonium at his polling unit 19, ward 04 in Oredo local area when a fight broke out between party supporters. We further reported that police allegedly shot one person at Ologbo in Ikpoba Okah LGA, Edo State. Read here.   ... more
  • 16 hours Linda Ikeji Celebrates 40th Birthday With 85 Designer Shoes And 35 Bags (Photos) NaijaNews
    Nigerian blogger and entrepreneur, Linda Ikeji celebrated her 40th birthday on Saturday 19th September 2020, and decided to gift herself some designer shoes and bags. According to the former model, she intended to get herself 40 pairs of shoes for her 40th birthday celebration but she ended up getting 85 pairs because she couldn’t resist the beauty of the shoes. For the bags, she narrated she wanted 40 but had to stop at 35 because the bags were expensive. She took to her Instagram page where she flaunted pictures of herself with the shoes and bags. She wrote: “OK, ... more
  • 17 hours #EdoDecides: Video – Moments APC Chieftain Tried To Snatch Election Materials In Oredo NaijaNews
    There was pandemonium at the Oredo local government area of Edo, Edo South on Saturday morning during the governorship election process, Naija News reports. The chaos reportedly started at the Governor Godwin Obaseki polling unit after a Chieftain of the All Progressive Congress allegedly attempted to snatch election materials but was resisted by the people at the polling unit. Naija News learnt that the disruption started after the incumbent Governor entered the polling unit. The report was confirmed by the Peoples Democratic Party on its official Twitter account on Saturday, September 19. Watch the video below as posted ... more
  • 17 hours Gunmen Attack ‘Beer Parlour’, Kill One, Injure Others NaijaNews
    One person have been killed and many others injured after three gunmen attacked Royal Garden Relaxation Spot in Egume, Dekina LGA in Kogi on Friday. The attack was confirmed in a statement on Saturday by the Kogi Police Command spokesman, DSP William Aya. Naija News reports that the gunmen shot sporadically into the premises of the relaxation spot at about 7:45 pm on Friday. DSP Aya said the Divisional Police Officer in Dekina mobilized operatives to the scene immediately after learning about the incident. “He met one yet to be identified body lying in pool of his blood ... more
  • 17 hours #EdoDecides: Gov Obaseki Alleges Rigging At His Strongholds NaijaNews
    The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Edo State governorship election, Godwin Obaseki, has cried out over alleged manipulation of the election process at polling units where he has strongholds. The incumbent Governor of Edo State made the assertion in a statement a few minutes ago through his Special Adviser, Crusoe Osagie. According to Osagie in an interaction with newsmen during the Saturday polls, “there is an ongoing deliberate election manipulation in areas where he has strongholds.” “Suddenly, card readers are not working in areas where Governor Godwin Obaseki is very popular,” the SA lamented. ... more
  • 17 hours Lagos State Releases Official School Calendar For 2020/2021 Academic Session NaijaNews
    The Lagos State government has released the official school calendar for primary and secondary schools in the state ahead of the planned resumption on September 21. The details of the 2020/2021 school calendar were made public by the Lagos State Ministry of Education in a statement during the weekend by Olaniran Emmanuel, Head of Public Affairs, Office of Education Quality Assurance (OEQA). According to the statement, all private and public schools in the state below tertiary level will resume First Term academic activities on Monday, 21st September, 2020 while the term runs through Friday 18th December, 2020. The ... more
  • 17 hours School Building Collapses In Ejigbo Lagos NaijaNews
    A school building on Saturday collapsed in Ejigbo area of Lagos State. Naija News reports that the incident occurred at Number 15, Ansarudeen Street, Ile-Epo bus-stop, at about 8.15 am. No casualties have so far been recorded. According to eyewitnesses’ account, the building belonging to Excel College had previously shown signs of distress and the school was planning to renovate/refortify the structure before the collapse. It was gathered that the three-storey building had two wings conjoined unfortunately the collapsed wing the wing had serious on the adjourning wing as visible cracks can be seen on the walls, pillars ... more
  • 17 hours #EdoDecides: ‘Deliberate Attempt To Disenfranchise Obaseki’s Supporters’ NaijaNews
    The Edo State Government on Saturday raised alarm over a delibrately attempt to disenfranchise supporters of Governor Godwin Obaseki. The allegation was made by the Special Adviser to Edo State Governor, Crusoe Osagie. He said that “there is deliberate election manipulation in areas where the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki is popular.” According to him: “Suddenly card readers are not working in areas where Governor Godwin Obaseki is very popular. Voters are being disenfranchised and we are constrained to say that this is sabotage. “Specifically, in Oredo ... more
  • 17 hours #EdoDecides: One Person Shot In Polling Unit NaijaNews
    The police have allegedly shot one person at Ologbo in Ikpoba Okah LGA, Edo State. HRH Jason Owen Akenzua, who was contacted to give more info on the alleged shooting at Ologbo Dukedoom, said he heard gunshots and when he contacted the DPO, he was told that it was police that fired shots when the place was rowdy. “I heard gunshots and called the DPO Ologbo. He told it was police that fired warning shots to disperse the crowd when the place became rowdy. The area is calm and peaceful now.”   ... more
  • 18 hours Edo Decides: Oshiomhole Cast His Vote NaijaNews
    The Former National Chairman, of the All progressive Congress party, Adams Oshiomhole has voted at his polling unit: 01, Ward 10, Iramoh, Edo State. Naija news Understands that Oshiomhole shares the same LGA with the current Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu and the Deputy Governorship candidate of the APC, Gani Audu. The Local Government is the cynosure of all eyes in this contest.   ... more
  • 18 hours #EdoDecides: Trouble Starts In Obaseki’s Polling Unit NaijaNews
    Pandemonium ensued at the polling unit 19, ward 04, Oredo local government area of Edo of Governor Godwin Obaseki. Trouble started when a young man attempted to disrupt the voting process as soon as the Governor entered the unit. Party supporters then started to attack each other. More details shortly:   ... more
  • 18 hours #EdoDecides: Card Reader Rejects Some PVCs NaijaNews
    Some voters are currently unable to vote in Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State after the card reader rejected their Permanent Voters’ Card (PVC). This occurred at PU 001, Uzarue North East ward (10), Etsako West LGA. The aged women were unable to get accredited as electoral officials told them their “cards were rejected” by the card reader. Meanwhile, Naija News reports both Godwin Obaseki, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have cast their votes in Saturday’s election. ... more
  • 18 hours #EdoDecides: Voters Scramble For Cash As APC Leaders Allegedly Share Money (Video) NaijaNews
    Leaders of the All Progressives Congress in Esan West Local Government Area of the state were on Saturday spotted throwing money at some voters at the polling unit. Voters at polling units 9, 10, 11, in Ward 4, Esan West electorate were seen fighting over the cash. It was reported that the money was brought to the polling units by the party leaders as a way of swaying the voters to vote for the party. However, their aim of buying votes at the units was unsuccessful. Watch video below: ... more
  • 19 hours #EdoDecides: Commissioner Of Police Order Release Of Election Observers NaijaNews
    The Commissioner of Police in Charge of Edo State Governorship Election has ordered the released of Election Observers who were earlier detained. An Assitant Commissioner of Police, Ibrahim Gotan at Esan Central Divisional Police Headquarters, had earlier detained them. Information gathered revealed that they were detained due to lack of recognition by the security operatives. Meanwhile, supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party and the All Progressives Congress in Edo State clashed in Oredo Local Government Area of the state. The reaction of people at the scene shows that the cause of the fight is due to a monetary ... more
  • 19 hours #EdoDecides : APC Candidate, Ize-Iyamu ,Cast His Votes NaijaNews
    The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress(APC) in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has casted his vote. Iyamu who expressed confidence that he would win the election voted at exactly 9:30am at polling unit 26, ward 5 in Iguododo community, Orionhwon Local Government Area. He said, “The accreditation is very easy, I have done that and they gave me the ballot paper. Where the ballot box is placed is covered and that means you can vote with some level of privacy. “I cannot say that what is happening here is happening all over the state because the ... more
  • 19 hours #EdoDecides: APC, PDP Members Clash Over Money-Sharing (Video) NaijaNews
    Supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party and the All Progressives Congress in Edo State clashed in Oredo Local Government Area of the state. Information gathered revealed that the incident was due to some APC youths attempting to share money but were resisted by their PDP counterparts. The footage of the incident shows members of the opposing camps rough handling one another. The reaction of people at the scene shows that the cause of the fight is due to a monetary issue. See video below: Information teachingo me have it that these miscreants APC demons tried to share money ... more
  • 19 hours Bayern Beats Schalk 8-0 To Start Title Defense NaijaNews
    Bayern Munich kick started it 2020/2021 campaign with huge a victory as they defeated  their lowly rival Schalk04  eight zero Naija news learnt that Serge Gnabry scored a hat-trick and Leroy Sane scored on his Bayern Munich debut as they opened the new Bundesliga season with a demolition of Schalke. Leroy Sane, making his debut after a £44.7m move from Manchester City, assisted two of Gnabry’s goals. Hansi Flick’s side have won 22 games in a row. Robert Lewandowski, Leon Goretzka, Thomas Muller and 17-year-old Jamal Musiala scored their other goals. Bayern’s record now reads 30 wins and ... more
  • 19 hours #EdoDecides: IGP Told To Call Policemen To Order Over Siege On Gov Wike NaijaNews
    The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has been called on by the lawmaker representing Omuma constituency in Rivers State House of Assembly, Kelechi Nwogu, to call policemen to order over the alleged siege laid on Governor Nyesom Wike’s hotel. The lawmaker also condemned the action of the police on Friday. The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Rivers State, Akawor Desmond, hadc the hotel where Wike is lodging in Benin City, the capital of Edo State, has been surrounded by over 300 policemen. The lawmaker in an interview with Daily Post on Saturday described the siege as ... more
  • 19 hours Viral Video: Woman Twerks On ‘Boyfriend’s Coffin NaijaNews
    A burial ceremony in Ecuador took a strange turn when a woman climbed the top of the coffin and started to twerk. In footages from mobile phones, taken by onlookers on the streets, on can see the woman making sensual moves, as she danced to a reggae music which was blasting loudly. At a point, the woman bent over to blow a kiss to the deceased whose coffin was the half-open. Mourners watched this display in the middle of a road in the city of Manta, in the province of Manabí, Ecuador, and filmed with their phones. A ... more
  • 20 hours #EdoDecides: Voters Shun COVID-19 Protocols In Edo (Pictures) NaijaNews
    Edo State residents in desperation to vote the candidate of their choice for the 2020 governorship election, has shunned the COVID-19 protocols as advised by the government and the electoral body in its recent publication. A visit by reporters on Saturday morning (today), revealed that electorates are seen around polling units without keeping wearing their face masks and as well shunning the social distance order. Naija News understands that a few moments from now, Edo people would have to decide the governor of their choice through votes. 14 candidates are contesting for the position, however, the incumbent governor, Godwin Obaseki of ... more
  • 20 hours Live Updates: 2020 Edo State Governorship Election NaijaNews
    The 2020 Edo State Governorship Election (#EdoDecides2020) holds today, 19 September 2020 and Edo electorates will decide who occupies the Dennies Osadebay Government House for the next four years. From Edo South to Edo Central right down to Edo North electorates would troop out today to elect the individual they can trust to pilot the affairs of the state until 2024. Candidates and their agents will struggle to outsmart their opponents in Benin, Ekpoma, Ubiaja, Etsako East, Etsako West, Etsako Central Akoko-Edo, Owan amongst other places. Though many candidates will be vying for the number one seat in ... more
  • 20 hours #EdoDecides: Voting Commences In Some Polling Units NaijaNews
    The People of Edo State are all out to decide who rules the state for the next four years with the main contenders, Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party and the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, battling to emerge winner in September 19 election. Meanwhile, voting has commenced in some polling units, with full adherence to the COVID-19 guidelines. Here are some polling units where voting has commenced. Voting Point 1 PU 07 Ward 2 Okokpon P/S school Orhionwmwon LG, Urhonigbe Ward, 07, the first person cast his vote. Accreditation and voting commenced at ... more
  • 20 hours #EdoDecides – INEC Commences Display Of Voters Register – [Video/Photos] NaijaNews
    The Nigeria electoral governing body, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has started putting in place necessary voting materials at various polling unit in Edo State LGAs for the 2020 governorship election in the state. Reports reaching Naija News at this time confirmed that INEC officials attached to Ward 2, Unite 3, by Rest House Road Junction, Igarra, Akoko-Edo Local Government Area have commenced the placement and display of voters register. The report revealed further that INEC staff on ground at APO 1,2,3 maintained the 8:30 am commencement of both accreditation and voting. Watch video and photos of the ... more
  • 24 hours Hushpuppi Stole Unemployment Benefits Of United States Citizens – FBI Reveal NaijaNews
    Ramon Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi has been dragged into fresh troubles as new evidence has revealed how he was involved in laundering unemployment benefits meant for citizens of the United States. The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI)made this known on Thursday 17th of september. Recall that he was arrested months ago in Dubai for allegedly defrauding over 1.9 million people to the tune of over 168 billion naira and was shipped to the US, for further prosecution. However, the latest evidence shows that Hushpuppi, uses his email address, registered on a website whizzlog.com (“Whizzlog”) which is a marketplace for ... more
  • 1 day Nigeria Breaking News, Today, Saturday, 19th, September, 2020 NaijaNews
    This is a round-up of some-breaking news in Nigeria Today, Saturday, 19th, September, 2020 ‘Uzodinma, Omo-Agege Chilling With Oshiomhole While PDP Govs Are Being Harassed’ The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the Nigeria Police of harassing its governors ahead of the Edo State governorship election. The accusation was made in an emergency press conference by the national chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus. The PDP chairman claimed that Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state and the deputy senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege were chilling in the Benin home of Adams Oshiomhole while PDP governors were being harassed ... more
  • 1 day Latest Npower News In Nigeria For Today, Saturday, 19th September 2020 NaijaNews
    Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of the latest Npower news in Nigeria for today, Saturday, 19th September 2020. Here the latest Npower news in Nigeria today… 1. NSIP Disburses N13.3b To 15,246 Npower Beneficiaries A total number of 15,246 beneficiaries of both batches A and B Npower beneficiaries in Kwara state were paid a sum of N13.3 billion before they exited the programme, National Social Investment Programme (NSIP), has said. Naija News reports that Kwara state Focal Person of NSIP Hajia Bashirah Abdulrazaq who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday said that batch A beneficiaries ... more
  • 1 day Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Saturday, 19th September 2020 NaijaNews
    Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top Newspaper Headlines in Nigeria for today Saturday, 19th September 2020. Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines. 1. Visa Ban: Don’t Disrespect Nigeria, FG Blasts US, UK The Federal Government has expressed its disappointment with the United States and the United Kingdom over statements issued on the governorship elections holding in Edo State on Saturday and Ondo State on October 10. Further, the FG expressed concern over the visa restrictions imposed by the US on unnamed politicians. 2. Edo 2020: 300 Policemen Storm Gov Wike’s Hotel In Benin ... more
  • 1 day COVID-19: FG Stops Emirates Airlines From Operating In Nigeria NaijaNews
    The Federal Government has barred Emirates Airlines from operating in Nigeria as part of measures to curb the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). This was made known in a post on Twitter on Friday by the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika. Sirika who said the decision was taken after a meeting between the Presidential Task Force and the European Union, added that the ban would take effect from Monday, September 21, 2020. “The PTF sub-committee met today with EU Ambassadors to discuss Lufthansa, Air France/KLM ban. The meeting progressed well. Emirates Airlines’s situation was reviewed & they are consequently included in ... more
  • 1 day Atiku Breaks Silence On 2023 Presidency, Denies Appointing 18 Aides NaijaNews
    Atiku Abubakar, a former Vice President and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, has denied plotting to contest the 2023 Presidential election. Recall that a report had emerged that Atiku had appointed 18 people in preparation for the 2023 presidential election. But speaking with Daily Post, Atiku’s Media Aide, Paul Ibe, said he was currently working with the PDP to win upcoming elections in Edo, Ondo and Anambra States. The former vice president also stated that he was yet to decide if he would contest in the 2023 election, adding that he ... more
  • 1 day Bobisky: Police Arrest Rivers LG Chairman NaijaNews
    The Rivers State Police Command has arrested Paul Kobani, the Chairman of Gokana Local Area of the state, over an alleged criminal matter. There were speculations that Kobani was arrested in connection with the late notorious armed robber and kidnapper, Honest Diigbara, populaly known as Bobisky. The development is coming barely 24 hours after the state Governor, Nyesom Wike redeemed his pledge of N30m bounty placed on Bobisky’s head for anyone that could give useful information which led to his arrest. Further report revealed that Kobani was picked up at his residence in handcuffs on Friday morning and ... more
  • 1 day Bola Ige Knew Of Plan To Ambush, Kill Him Before His Assassination – Son NaijaNews
    Muyiwa Ige, son of the late Governor of old Oyo State, Chief Bola Ige, during an interview with the Punch, disclosed how life has been without his father as the family marks his 90th posthumous birthday. How do you feel about your father’s 90th posthumous birthday? “We miss him and wish he were here with us. We actually believed he had in him another 25 to 30 years, and that he could actually live to celebrate his 100th birthday because his mother was very old before she passed on. When he was 70 years old, he was as ... more
  • 1 day Transfer: Latest Done Deals In Football Today NaijaNews
    Hoever set for Wolves Liverpool youngster Ki-Jana Hoever is set to join Wolves in a £10million deal. According to the Daily Mail, the defender is in line to join the Molineux club. McCormack signs for Shots Aldershot Town have signed former Premier League striker Ross McCormack. The ex Scotland international, who has played for Leeds, Fulham and Aston Villa, has put pen to paper for the National League outfit. Bale arrives in London Gareth Bale has reportedly arrived in London ahead of his move to Tottenham. The plane said to be carrying the Real Madrid ... more
  • 1 day Latest Transfer News For Today, Saturday, 19th, September 2020 NaijaNews
    Welcome to the roundup of the latest Transfer news for today, Saturday, 19th, September 2020. Liverpool want Ozan Kabak Liverpool are already looking to follow up the signing of Thiago Alcantara and Diogo Jota with a deal for Schalke defender Ozan Kabak. Jurgen Klopp is keen to bolster his defence after losing Dejan Lovren and now Ki-Jana Hoever to Wolves. Brentford close to new addition Brentford are reportedly close to adding a new front-man. According to Sky Sports, a deal for Amiens striker Saman Ghoddos is close. Hoever set for Wolves Liverpool youngster Ki-Jana Hoever ... more
  • 1 day Borno Governor Reveals Why Boko Haram Is Recruiting Children NaijaNews
    Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has stated that unemployment was the reason Boko Haram insurgents are able to recruit idle youths. The Borno governor made this known on Thursday while receiving a committee of members of the House Of Representatives at his office in Maiduguri. Speaking at the meeting, Governor Zulum warned that the situation may worsen if there is no quick intervention. According to the Borno governor, the number of able-bodied people residing in the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps left with nothing to do is an indicator of the impending problems. He suggested that these groups of ... more
  • 1 day Visa Ban: Don’t Disrespect Nigeria, FG Blasts US, UK NaijaNews
    The Federal Government has expressed its disappointment with the United States and  United Kingdom over statements issued on the governorship elections holding in Edo State on Saturday and Ondo State on October 10. Further, the FG expressed concern over the visa restrictions imposed by the US on unnamed politicians. The US & UK had placed a visa restriction on the alleged involvement in electoral violence during the Kogi and Bayelsa states governorship polls. Likewise the countries vowed sanctions on anyone who perpetrated violence during the Edo and Ondo elections. They added that they woul impose visa restrictions and block ... more
  • 1 day Coronavirus: NCDC Confirms 221 New COVID-19 Cases In Nigeria NaijaNews
    The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday evening, 18th September 2020, confirmed 221 new cases of Coronavirus disease infection in Nigeria. The new cases of COVID-19 infection were confirmed via a statement on the official Twitter handle of the health agency. This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria to 56,956 which includes 48,205 discharged cases and 1,094 deaths. Below is the breakdown of the latest cases according to states with Lagos having the highest number of cases, followed by Abia. Lagos-59 Abia-46 FCT-22 Gombe-20 Plateau-17 Rivers-11 Bauchi-7 Benue-6 Ekiti-6 Imo-6 Kaduna-4 Kwara-4 ... more
  • 1 day Explosion Rocks Anthony Village Lagos (Video) NaijaNews
    A petrol tanker has reportedly exploded on Friday night in Anthony Village inward Gbagada expressway Lagos State. Naija News gathered that the explosion occurred on the Trem side of the expressway. Cars were seen escaping towards Oshodi from Gbagada. Just In – petrol tanker is currently burning at Anthony Village Lagos. Gbagada express way. pic.twitter.com/2RtXB9bgLO Cc @lasemasocial#LagosGistEyeReport #drivecarefully — LagosGist (@LagosGist1) September 18, 2020 More details to come ... more
  • 1 day 1.7 Million To Vote In Edo Election – INEC NaijaNews
    The Governorship election in Edo State will see no fewer than 1.72 million people vote in the September 19 election. However, 483,796 ineligible voters will not participate in the Saturday election. This is according to the document released by the Independent National Electoral Commission titled, ‘Delimitation of Edo State’. The document shows that the identified ineligible voters in Edo failed to collect their Permanent Voter Cards. The document also disclosed that as of August 2018 there are 2,210,534 registered voters in the state. However, only 1,726,738 collected their PVCs. INEC also disclosed that the election will hold in ... more
  • 1 day We Will Hold You Responsible If Anything Happens To Wike – PDP Tells IGP NaijaNews
    The Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned that no evil must befall Governor Nyesom Wike in Edo State. This position was made known by Ambassador Akawor Desmond, Chairman PDP Rivers State in a statement on Friday evening where he called the attention of the Police IG, Mohammed Adamu to some political developments in Edo State. As earlier reported by Naija News, about 300 policemen have reportedly laid siege on the hotel where Governor Wike is lodging in Benin the Edo State capital. Wike is the Chairman of the PDP National Campaign Council for ... more
  • 1 day Edo 2020: PDP Accuses Tinubu, APC Of Fresh Plot To Rig Governorship Poll NaijaNews
    The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo state has cried out over an alleged plot by a Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to deploy private jets and helicopters to move money from Lagos to Edo State for the purpose of rigging gubernatorial election, in favor of the APC. In a statement in Benin City on Thursday, State Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Chris Osa Nehikhare, who spoke on behalf of the state PDP Campaign Council, said, “We once again bring to the notice of the general public, lovers of democracy and other stakeholders ... more
  • 1 day Another UNILAG Council Member Resigns NaijaNews
    Just days after the former Council chairman of the university of Lagos (UNILAG), Dr. Wale Babalakin to resign from his position, another member of the Governing Council of Mr. Bayo Adaralegbe has followed suit. Recall that the wake of crisis which continues rockingthe school’s leadership cabinet, began when a drastic move was made by the council to sack the Vice Chancellor, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe. Yesterday, Dr. Wale Babalakin tendered his resignation letter to the Minister of Education and just a day after Adaralegbe who works at his Chambers tendered his resignation to the Education Minister, Adamu Adamu on Friday. ... more
  • 1 day BBNaija Housemate, Laycon Bags Endorsement Deal with House of Lunettes NaijaNews
    Big Brother Naija Lockdown housemate, Laycon has bagged am endorsement deal with House of Lunettes. The rapper who is still in the house and looks like fans’ favourite with his ever increasing social media following, is the first ever contestant on the BBN reality TV show to achieve this feat. Laycon’s social media handles; Instagram and Twitter, shared the news of the deal and fans of the 26-year-old dubbed Aristotle by fellow housemates are said to have crashed the site under 1 hour since the news broke. The Iconic eyewear named after Laycon’s fanbase called ‘Icons’, is a ... more
  • 1 day Buhari’s Media Aide, Bashir Ahmad Is Getting Married (See Invitation And Photos) NaijaNews
    Bashir Ahmad, the personal assistant on new media to President Muhammadu Buhari has announced the date for his wedding ceremony. The presidential media aide made the details public himself via a tweet on his Twitter page on Friday evening where Naija News gathered the name of the bride to be as Naeemah. The ceremony will hold on Friday, September 25 by 2pm at the GRA Jumaat Mosque in Katsina State according to details released by Ahmad himself. He wrote: “The long-awaited day is here! @Naeeemah_x and I are delighted to invite you to our Wedding Fatiha on ... more
  • 1 day Transfer: Thiago Completes Liverpool Move On £25million Clause From Bayern Munich [Photos] NaijaNews
    Spanish professional midfielder, Thiago Alcantara, has finally moved to England to play for English Premier League champions, Liverpool FC. This was after the Reds agreed and paid the sum of £25million for the player’s move from Bayern Munich his former club, Naija News understands. Thiago’s signing has been described as the most dramatic and best of signing in this summer transfer window, due to the fact that the player has been for months linked to joining Anfield but almost slipped away from the Reds. Naija News reports that the 29-year-old penned a four-year deal with Liverpool and will ... more
  • 1 day Lampard Reveals ‘Efforts’ Being Made To Beat Liverpool NaijaNews
    Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard, has boasted in their ability to beat defending Premier League champions, Liverpool. Lampard is relishing the prospect of playing Liverpool at Stamford Bridge, despite losing both encounters in 2019-20. However, Chelsea won their  FA Cup showdown and want the world to know that they have no fear in hosting the champions on Sunday. Lampard claimed: “I am very excited. Liverpool were clearly the best team in the league last year, they won it by a long way.But every game we played against them we really competed well. He recalled that his team beat Liverpool ... more
  • 1 day Troops Kill Scores Of Bandits In Kaduna Forest NaijaNews
    Several bandits have been reportedly sent to rest in a recent operation carried out by the Air Component of Operation Thunder Strike. The development was confirmed in a statement on Friday, September by the Defence Headquarters, noting that OTS in the operation carried out on Thursday, September 17 successfully killed some bandits at their meeting point in Kwaimbana Forest area of Kaduna State. Speaking on the event on Friday, the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche revealed that the air raid was conducted after a series of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions that confirmed the hideout ... more
  • 1 day Senator Isa Misau Dumps PDP, Returns To APC NaijaNews
    Senator Mohammed Hammam Isa Misau who represented Bauchi Central Senatorial District in the 8th National Assembly has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Naija News reports that Senator Misau returned to the All Progressives Congress (APC). The former lawmaker announced his return to the ruling APC after meeting the party’s Caretaker National Chairman who is also the Yobe state governor, MaiMala Buni. Misau would join former Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara in APC. Speaking on Friday, Senator Misau said: “We’ve been having a series of meetings and by the grace of God, I have moved to the APC ... more
  • 1 day ‘Uzodinma, Omo-Agege Chilling With Oshiomhole While PDP Govs Are Being Harassed’ NaijaNews
    The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the Nigeria Police of harassing its governors ahead of the Edo State governorship election. The accusation was made in an emergency press conference by the national chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus. The PDP chairman claimed that Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state and the deputy senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege were chilling in the Benin home of Adams Oshiomhole while PDP governors were being harassed in the Edo state capital. Secondus said: “Hope Uzodinma and Ovie Omo-Agege are in the home of the former chairman of the All Progressives Congress, ... more
  • 1 day BBNaija: “I Actually Love You And Will Do Something For You”- Ozo Tells Nengi NaijaNews
    Big Brother Naija Lockdown housemate, Ozo has  as once more gone again to profess his timeless love for his fellow housemate and love curiosity, Nengi. All of it occurred throughout a dialog with Nengi on the Laundry space of the Big Brother house. Ozodeclared his love for her and stated he’ll do something for her.   The love-smitten housemate stated “I actually love you, Nengi and I’ll do something for you”. Nengi tried to evade the subject material and instructed him to skip that a part of the dialog.   Replying to her assertion, Ozo stated they’ve addressed ... more
  • 1 day Ekiti: Abducted Retired US Soldier Released NaijaNews
    Kidnappers have released Major Jide Ijadare, a retired United States of America Army officer. Recall that Major Ijadare was abducted on Tuesday at his palm oil-producing factory located along Ijan-Ise road in Ijan-Ekiti, Gbonyin Local Government. A contractor working with the factory was also shot dead by the kidnappers. A family source told The Nation that the US army officer regained his freedom after paying the ransom demanded by the kidnappers. The source had on Wednesday revealed that the abductors had called few hours after the kidnapping and demanded N20 million ransom. “My brother was released this afternoon ... more
  • 1 day 300 Policemen Storm Gov Wike’s Hotel In Benin NaijaNews
    The hotel where Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, is lodging in Benin, Edo State capital is under siege by over 300 policemen. Naija News reports that, People Democratic Party (PDP) Chairman, Rivers chapter, Akawor Desmond, made the allegation on Friday. ... more
  • 1 day Former Minister Gbagi Accuses Lawmaker Of Murder In Trending Audio NaijaNews
    Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi, a former Minister of State for Education, has accused a lawmaker representing Ughelli South State Constituency in the Delta State House of Assembly, Reuben Izeze, of murder and sponsoring thuggery. Naija News reports that he made the accusation in an audio clip that has surfaced on social media. Gbagi and Izeze were both members of the PDP and hail from the same community. Gbagi claimed that he sent Izeze to the Delta House of Assembly not knowing he had “no character”, adding that the lawmaker once killed someone. “The public and the general people of ... more
  • 1 day Ondo: ADC Collapses Structure For Akeredolu NaijaNews
    The Ondo State chapter of the African Democratic Party have collapsed it’s structure into the All Progressives Congress ahead of the October 10 governorship election. Wale Akinlosotu, while speaking at a rally in Ondo town on Friday, said the party decided to collapse into the APC for the smooth re-election of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu. He further stated that other party leaders such as Dr. Obama, have joined the APC with all its twenty-two Ward chairmen and the Fifty-four local government executive member in Ondo West and East. Akinlosotu assured the Governorship candidate of the APC that the people ... more
  • 1 day #BBNaija: Vee Speaks About Her Relationship With Neo NaijaNews
    Big Brother Naija housemate, Vee on Thursday night confessed to Laycon that she almost had sex with Neo. Vee who revealed this during a conversation with Laycon about her relationship with Neo, said she‘s surprised she has not had sex in the house because it’s been very difficult. She told Laycon they came close to having sex several times but he always stopped just before it escalated. Vee tells Laycon: “You need discipline not to have sex, it’s so hard not to have sex in this house. “I and Neo came close to having sex, he stops mostly ... more
  • 1 day Bandits Abduct Seven Persons In Kaduna NaijaNews
    A family of five alongside two other persons have been kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Barakallahu, which is along Kaduna-Zaria road, in Igabi local government area, Kaduna State. Naija News understands that the kidnappers had stormed the community at about 1:30am on Friday, shooting sporadically and burgled into a house to kidnap a woman and her four children. Speaking on the incident, family head, Abdulsalami Haruna, hinted that the bandits broke into his house and abducted his wife and four children, two of whom are students of the Federal University, Malumfashi, Katsina State. He added that the unknown gunmen ... more
  • 1 day Ondo 2020: PDP’s Jegede Denies Plan To Disrupt ZLP Rally NaijaNews
    Eyitayo Jegede, the Governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo, has denied that he is planning to disrupt the campaign flag-off of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP). Naija News reports that the ZLP and its candidate, Agboola Ajayi, will on Saturday flag off its campaign at Ore, Odigbo local government but there were concerns that the rally might be disrupted. Recall that supporters of the PDP and the All Progressives Congress (APC) had recently clashed in the state. Jegede, speaking through the Director-General of his campaign organisation, Akin Adaramola, said it was a prominent political party ... more
  • 1 day Election Update: Full List Of Candidates And Parties Contesting Edo 2020 Governorship Election NaijaNews
    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed the conduct of the 2020 governorship election in Edo State for Saturday, 19th September 2020. INEC has already commenced the distribution of election materials to the various local government areas in the state ahead of the actual voting process. Naija News reports that fourteen candidates and political parties will be participating in Saturday’s election as confirmed by INEC in a statement made available to newsmen by Rose Oriaran-Anthony, Secretary, INEC. The incumbent governor, Godwin Obaseki, and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will face off against Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu ... more
  • 1 day Meet Precious Chikwendu, Fani-Kayode’s Estranged Wife NaijaNews
    Current news is that Precious Chikwendu and her husband Femi Fani-Kayode have separated. The story began to take shape on Thursday when Precious shared a cryptic post on her Instagram account. View this post on Instagram When the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream. Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then ... more
  • 2 days Visa Ban: Bamgbose Predicts Tinubu’s Fate After Edo Election NaijaNews
    The National Coordinator, Concerned Advocates for Good Governance, Olusegun Bamgbose, has predicted what will happen to the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, after the Governorship Election in Edo State. The Lagos-based lawyer stated that the former Governor of Lagos State may be slammed a travel ban by the United States of America after the electoral process. Bamgbose commended the decision of the United States, the United Kingdom in bringing sanity to Nigeria’s democratic process. He stated that the introduction of a visa ban is a bold attempt to checkmate election riggers and violence during ... more
  • 2 days Edo: Obaseki’s Deputy Speaks On Arrest, Accuse Oshiomhole, Ize-Iyamu NaijaNews
    Governor Godwin Obaseki’s running mate, Philip Shaibu, has reacted to his alleged arrest by security agencies. The Edo State Deputy Governor stated that it is untrue that he was caught with illegal arms. Shaibu stated this in a statement released through his spokesman, Benjamin Atu, on Friday. The Deputy Governor accused the All Progressives Congress former national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole of plotting to use federal might to intimidate him and Governor Godwin Obaseki. Atu noted: “The Deputy Governor has not been arrested but we are aware of an ongoing plan to arrest him over unfounded lies so that ... more
  • 2 days Gana’s Death: Traditional Rulers Flee Benue Comunity NaijaNews
    The Local Government Area chairmen in Sankaraland of Benue State have deserted their domain and relocated to Makurdi for fear of their lives. It was also learnt that many traditional rulers involved in the surrendering of the notorious militia leader, Terwase Akwaza (aka Gana) have abandoned their palaces for unknown places. A member of the House of Representatives, Dr Richard Gbande, has raised alarm that his life and those of other leaders who negotiated the surrender of Gana was in danger. Gana was killed last week by soldiers in a controversial manner after allegedly accepting amnesty offered by ... more
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