Month: April 2015

  • Earthquake Struck Nepal Killing More Than 100 People

    About 150 people have died in a powerful earthquake that struck Nepal, wrecking many buildings as reported by CNN News. According to US Geological Survey, the quake measured 7.9 and struck an area between the capital Kathmandu and the city of Pokhara,  Tremors were felt across the region, as far afield as Pakistan, Bangladesh and…

  • PDP chairman shot dead in Ebonyi

    Gunmen suspected to be political thugs in the early hours of Saturday shot and killed Emeka Nworie, the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ishielu LGA in Ebonyi state. The late PDP chairman was attacked in his house in Ezzagu in Ishielu LGA and shot severally by his assailants on different parts of his…

  • Ambode Of APC Leads In Lagos Governorship Race

    Based on results announced from 55% of polling units across Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is leading Jimi Agbaje of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) by more than 80,000 votes. Figures obtained as at 9.30 p.m. (Nigerian time) revealed that Mr. Ambode had received 325,026 votes as opposed to 240,…

  • MTN Nigeria Set to Acquire Jim Ovia’s Visafone

    Nigeria – MTN has begin the process of buying Jim Ovia’s Visafone Communications of Nigeria in a bid to expand its market in the country, Bloomberg reports. MTN, Africa’s biggest mobile phone company, has been exploring acquisitions as it seeks to boost revenue from data outside South Africa, where Vodacom Group has more subscribers. Lagos-based…

  • Barack Obama and Raul Castro meetings

    Panama City, Panama: Ending a decades-long standstill in U.S.-Cuba relations, President Barack Obama met for an hour Saturday with his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro, the first time the two nations’ top leaders have sat down for substantive talks in more than 50 years. The meeting in a small conference room on the sidelines of the…

  • Will Patience Jonathan Go To Church Today?

    BEFORE March 28, 2015, Dame Patience Jonathan was seen as a true believer of Jesus Christ. Like her husband, she was a regular face in churches of different denominations. Obviously, she committed her husband’s presidential contest to God. She must have prayed fervently that her husband wins the election. Just as she was asking God…

  • OBJ delivers unit again for APC

    Abeokuta – The All Progressives Congress (APC) has again won in the polling unit of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, reports PM News. The APC governorship candidate, Gov. Ibikunle Amosun polled 95 votes to defeat his Peoples Democratic Party counterpart, Gboyega Nasir Isiaka who scored just four votes. In the House Assembly results, the APC candidate…

  • INEC cancels poll in Ondo towns over violence

    Ondo – The Independent National Electoral Commission in Ondo State has cancelled the House of Assembly election in parts of Ilaje, Ugbo and other parts of the state where polls were disrupted on Saturday. Resident Electoral Commissioner, Olusegun Agbaje, gave the hint as information filtered in that ballot boxes and papers, meant for several units…

  • How Jonathan storms Lagos with N10bn to rig polls for PDP

    The All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday alleged a grand plan by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to force its way through in today’s governorship election in Lagos State. The PDP plan, according to the APC, includes gun running, use of fake result sheets, outright bribing of voters and deployment of the police to intimidate and…

  • 6,050 Candidates Contested Governorship, State Assemblies Posts – INEC

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says 6,050 candidates contested today’s governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections across the country. This is contained in the commission’s daily bulletin issued in Abuja on Friday. According to the bulletin, of this number, 760 candidates are vying for governorship positions while 5,290 are contesting for positions in…

  • Soldiers Impound Delta Commissioner’s Car

    Some unidentified soldiers on Saturday impounded the official car of the Delta Commissioner of Information, Chike Ogeah, at a polling station where he went to be accredited to vote. ​​ ​Mr. Ogeah said soldiers in three vehicles had accosted him to his polling station at ​St. John Bosco’s Catholic Church, Ward 6, Oshimili South Local…

  • Okwagbe Election – PDP & Labour Party Leading

    Report from Okwagbe Inland and Water-Side in Ughelli South LGA of Delta State shown that election materials arrived on time and the electorates turn out in mass to cast their votes in the early hours of the day. Majoring in today’s election result is PDP, Labour Party and APC in the guber race; while still…

  • Rival in Delta Over Guber Result

    There is an ongoing rival between party agents in Asaba, the Delta State capital over INEC decision to postponed collation of result to till tomorrow without the watch of any party agents. Already, results from many LGA shown that PDP and LP are leading the guber race and the State Governor Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan is…

  • INEC Office Attacked in Rivers State with Dynamite

    INEC office was attacked with three sticks of dynamite in the southern oil-industry hub state of Rivers on Saturday as the nation voted in gubernatorial elections, according to a monitor group. The dynamite was thrown into the local Independent National Electoral Commission office in the town of Buguma, the Situation Room, a coalition of election…

  • President Goodluck Appeals to Guber & State Assembly Candidates to Accept Result in Good Faith

    President Goodluck Jonathan has asked candidates ​in​ Saturday​’s​ Governorship and House of Assembly elections to accept ​the ​outcome of the ​​​polls​. “I urge contestants to respect the will of the people as we promote a new Nigeria that is a pacesetter and light bearer in the practice of democratic politics without bitterness. May God bless…