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Ekiti Gov, Fayemi, Canvasses One-Day Election, E-Voting

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has said he looked forward to a time when Nigeria would be able to conduct all her elections in one day, possibly through electronic voting. Speaking shortly after casting his vote at his country home, Isan Ekiti, the Governor said the current election schedule where elections into all elective positions are conducted separately “is not a good use of time and effort”. Dr Fayemi expressed optimism that the country would take advantage of technological advancement and switch to electronic voting to enhance seamless voting…

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PDP Wins Senatorial Seat In Kaduna South

Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Danjauma La’ah (Kaduna South) has won the election for the Kaduna South Senatorial District. INEC Returning Officer, Mr Suleiman Yashim, who announced the result on Monday in Kafanchan said La’ah of the PDP scored a total 268,923 votes to defeat Deputy Governor Barnabas Bala Bantex of the APC who scored 133,287 votes. Rijo Shikari of the ADP scored 9,609 votes, Benedict Kura of ADC scored 2,741.

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Prince Harry, Meghan Arrive Morocco For Official Visit

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have arrived in Morocco for their first official visit to North Africa. The royal couple’s three-day trip is aimed at strengthening the UK’s links with Morocco – which is one of the few stable countries in the region. Their visit will also focus on gender equality, with the pair discussing Morocco’s attitudes towards women with British ambassador Thomas Reilly. Mr Reilly said the issue is “close to their royal highnesses’ hearts”. Prince Harry, 34, and Meghan, 37, touched down in Casablanca airport on Saturday…

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Ogun Set To Deworm Over .5m Pupils In 2019 Exercise

The Ogun State government says, its 2019 School Based Deworming (SBD) and Community Based Deworming (CBD) exercises are targeted at  over 500 thousand school children from age of 5 to 14 years across the eleven local government areas in the state, in order to curtail the prevalence of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in those local government areas of the state. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Babatunde Ipaye, represented by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Dr. Nofiu Aigoro stated this at the sensitization of stakeholders involved in deworming exercise, held at…

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APC Demands More Explanation From Gov Ahmed On N1bn Loan

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has asked the state government to offer more explanations on the N1bn loan it secured on the eve of the general elections. The government had admitted to obtaining the loan after a group, Kwara Coalition for Good Governance and Accountability (Kwara-CGGA) asked the EFCC to probe the state government over what it called a “suspicious loan”. AbdulRazaq made the call in Ilorin on Monday in a release signed by his Media Aide, Rafiu Ajakaiye. “Having admitted…

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INEC Procures Generators For Saturday’s Election

……..193 units In Kwara INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Kwara, Malam Garba Attahiru-Madami has disclosed that the Commission has procured a total of 193 new Generators for the Saturday’s elections in the state. The REC made this known on Tuesday in Ilorin while giving an update for free and fair elections in the state. The REC was speaking at a dialogue for peaceful election in Kwara organised by the UN in partnership with the National Peace Committee. Attahiru-Madami said the 193 generators would be deployed to the 193 Registration…

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Buhari Praises VP Osinbajo For ‘Great Role’ In Economic Recovery

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in Abeokuta extolled the virtues of his deputy, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, and his pivotal role in delivering on the ‘CHANGE AGENDA’ in the past four years, particularly in his capacity as the head of the National Economic Council (NEC). President Buhari gave the commendation at a meeting with Ogun State traditional rulers, led by Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo. Responding to the Vice President’s presentation at the meeting on the economic outlook in the country in the last four years and how the…

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Borno Governor Wins Four Media Awards In Two Weeks

Borno Governor, Kashim Shettima on Sunday in Lagos, won “an extraordinary personality and achievement award” from Silverbird Television, bringing to four the number of awards he received within the last two weeks from media organizations  that include The Sun newspapers, African Independent Television (AIT) and Nigerian Newsdirect Newspapers in Lagos. All the awards recognized Governor Shettima on “courage” and “outstanding leadership” in efficiently steering the affairs of Borno State in the midst of the Boko Haram crisis.  Though Shettima, due to state matters, found it difficult to attend all the…

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Vatican Denounces Sexual Abuse Of Nuns By Priests

…….Citing Abortions Among Sisters, Giving Birth Without Fathers The Vatican’s women’s magazine is denouncing the sexual abuse of nuns by priests and the resulting scandal of religious sisters having abortions or giving birth to children who are not recognized by their fathers. The February issue of “Women Church World,” a monthly magazine, on Friday cited Pope Francis’ own analysis of abuse, saying that unchecked clerical power was at the root of the problem of priests preying on young children as well as adult nuns. It said nuns have been silenced…

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Globacom Unveils Anthony Joshua As New Icon

Globacom, a telecommunications company, on Friday, revealed its business agenda and unveiled Anthony Joshua, Nigerian-born British professional boxer, as its new icon. The Eko Hotel, Lagos venue of the event was filled to capacity. Speaking on 2019 plans of the company, Mr Sanjib Roy, Group Chief Technical Officer, Globacom, said that the company planned to invest massively in infrastructure in more than 400 sites. He noted that Globacom also planned to roll out the Glo 2 submarine cable this year. Roy explained that the submarine cables would connect Lagos directly to…

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