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Ekiti Election Results: Fayemi leads in 7 LGA

Kayode Fayemi, candidate of the  All Progressives Alliances, APC, is leading in seven out of the eight LGA where results have been announced by electoral officials. From the results collated at the local governments, Fayemi has won in Ilejemeje (4153 to 3937), Moba (11837 to 8520), Irepodun-Ifelodun (13,869 to 11,456), Oye

Ekiti election: Why Police blocked use of phones at voting cubicles – CDD

•Certifies voting process peaceful with minor hitches Jude Johnson The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), West Africa, has revealed that the security agencies deployed to maintain order at various polling units on Saturday's governorship election in Ekiti state prevented voters from taking their mobile phones into the voting cubicles. This was

Afreximbank, NEPC partners on intra-regional trade session

Jude Johnson  The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) will host a business conversation in Abuja on Monday in continuation of the discussion on intra-regional trade in Africa. The Media Relations Officer, Afreximbank, Mr. Obi Emekwue, in a statement on Friday, said the event will look at

Nigeria a ‘Hobbesian state’ where even the fittest can’t survive-TBN

• Slams Buhari, FG for inability to tackle security challenges •Poor, vulnerable endangered by sustained violence Jude Johnson The Take Back Nigeria (TBN) Movement has slammed the President Muhammadu Buhari led federal government over its proven inability and incapacity to tackle the myriads of security challenges that is turning the country

Anti-Graft War: Commonwealth hails Magu for ‘uncommon courage’

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Commonwealth has hailed acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu,  for his uncommon courage in fighting corruption in Nigeria. The Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Ms. Patricia Scotland, gave the commendation in a July 6 letter to the acting EFCC chair. Scotland  who was in Nigeria in

NDLEA promotes 1,311 staff

Godsgift Onyedinefu The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has promoted a total of 1, 311 staff. This is made up 1, 291 staff within the rank and file and 20 others converted to officer cadre. The Principal Staff Officer, Public Affairs of NDLEA, Mr. Jonah Achema, in a statement on Friday,

Magu vows to prosecute  looters of TETFund grant 

Godsgift Onyedinefu    The Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu, has assured the management of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) that the anti-graft agency will assist it in bringing to book all those who have mismanaged funds meant for the development of the educational sector. Magu gave this

Insecurity: SGF tasks traditional rulers on peace building across Nigeria

•Charges them to desecalate violence •Sensitise electorates on PVC, elections Jude Johnson  The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha, has charged traditional rules to assume their role as effective peace builders in their respective domains and communities across Nigeria.   Mustapha made this call on Thursday during the meeting with the

Boko Haram far from defeated – control risk

•Continues to drive terrorism threat in northern Nigeria By Gillian Parker  Despite all efforts from the Nigerian government, and support by surrounding states, Boko Haram in northern Nigeria is far from defeated. This was proven once more on June 17, when at least 31 people were killed in explosions in the Damboa local government area