EU observes improvement in election process despite challenges across states

From left: Press Officer, European Union Election Observation Mission Nigeria 2019 (EUEOM), Sarah Fradgley; Chief Observer, EUEOM, Maria Arena; and the Deputy Chief Observer, EUEOM, Hannah Roberts, during a news conference on the Governorship and House of Assembly Elections, in Abuja yesterday The delegation of the European Union (EU) Election Observation Mission said there was […]

Onnoghen’s trial holds daily, CCT rules

Suspended CJN, Walter Onnoghen The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has ordered that the trial of suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Walter Onnoghen shall continue from today on a day-to-day basis. The tribunal chairman, Danladi Umar gave the order yesterday following the hearing of two applications by Onnoghen, one of which was challenging the […]

Inconclusive poll: Tambuwal rejects INEC’s decision

Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal ..We accept verdict-Sokoto APC guber candidate Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has rejected the declaration of the state’s governorship poll as inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission He urged the commission to declare him the winner of the election. The election was declared inconclusive by INEC […]

Results snatching: Police clear dep gov, detain commissioner, council chair

Nasiru Gawuna, Kano state deputy governor, The Kano State Police Command has exonerated the state Deputy Governor, Dr. Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, who was taken to the CID unit of the command in the early hours of yesterday over alleged disruption of results collation process for Saturday’s gubernatorial and House of Assembly elections. The state’s second […]

Kano police boss hero of 2019 elections

Kano State police commissioner, Mohammed Wakil Kano State police commissioner, Mohammed Wakil, is the hero of this year’s general elections, Alhaji Mohammed Abdullahi Sugar, has said. Sugar, a political associate of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, said the police commissioner should be singled out for commendation by the acting […]

PDP, APC trade words over INEC decision in Bauchi

The APC and the PDP in Bauchi State have traded blames over the declaration of the state governorship election inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The two political parties at separate press conferences accused the other of being the cause of the incident that led to the rejection of the results of Tafawa […]

PenCom directs PFAs to invest on projects

Pencom logo The National Pension Commission (PenCom) has directed Pension Fund Administrators (PFAs) to invest a minimum of 60 per cent of their funds on projects within Nigeria. The revised regulation on investment of pension fund assets issued to PFAs by PenCom recently set the minimum value of the projects to be considered for investments […]

Access Bank secures $162.5m loan

Access Bank gets approval to acquire Diamond Bank Access Bank has signed a subordinated syndicated Loan agreement worth $162.5 million (N58.18 billion) to promote growth and job creation. The money would be used to support Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). The bank’s Spokesman, Abdul Imoyo, said in Lagos that the facility was arranged by […]

Firm resolves to train teachers in S/Sudan

Teacher and her pupils As part of its commitment to the socio-economic development of South Sudan, Oranto Petroleum has resolved to train 25 teachers in the most under-privileged parts of the country. The firm is to finance the educational programme in conjunction with the Ministry of Petroleum. The support from Oranto Petroleum has paved the […]

AfDB, varsity in deal on capacity building

AfDB By Mustapha Sumaila The African Development Bank (AfDB) and Sophia University in Japan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote capacity building. Mr Aristide Ahouassou, the Communication Officer of the bank, made this known in a statement in Abuja. Ahouassou said that the MoU would also promote mutual benefit for the two […]