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Gambia's Barrow in Senegal 'until his inauguration'

15 January 2017, 14:15

Gambian president-elect Adama Barrow is in neighbouring Senegal and will remain there at the request of West African leaders until his planned inauguration this week.

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Trump denies fresh claims Russia has compromising info on him

11 January 2017, 16:07

US spy chiefs have informed Donald Trump that Russian operatives claim to possess deeply compromising personal and financial information about him, US media reported on the eve of the president-elect's first press conference.

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Again, Buhari heads delegation to resolve Gambia crisis

10 January 2017, 07:24

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari will lead three West African heads of state to Gambia on Wednesday in an effort to persuade its longtime leader to step down.

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Fayemi laughs off 'plot' to remove Fayose

04 January 2017, 20:51

The office of former Ekiti State governor, Kayode Fayemi, has refuted allegations by his successor, Ayodele Fayose, some Abuja-based Ekiti politicians were plotting to remove the governor.

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Abia Speaker resigns less than 24 hours after winning election

30 December 2016, 20:44

The ninth Speaker of Abia House of Assembly, Chief Kennedy Njoku, has resigned his appointment, less than 24 hours after he was elected.

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Thursday, 05 January 2017

WATCH: Daniel Wilson blasts Buhari in new song

05 January 2017, 13:46

Popular 90's singer, Daniel Wilson has musically shared his displeasure for Buhari’s government.

Friday, 30 December 2016

Sacked Ekiti LG Chairmen reject Fayose N35m offer

30 December 2016, 12:13

The 16 former Ekiti Local Government Chairmen sacked by former Gov. Kayode Fayemi have rejected the N35 million offered by Gov. Ayodele Fayose out of the N3.3billion owed them.

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Akeredolu setup 21-member Transition Committee

28 December 2016, 09:42

Ondo State governor-elect, Rotimi Akeredolu has as set up a 21-member transition committee ahead of the February 2017 inauguration of a new government in the state.

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Wike denies sponsoring protest against FG

24 December 2016, 06:53

Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers says he did not sponsor anyone to protest against the Federal Government.

Dogara denies any relationship with Ibori

24 December 2016, 19:41

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara says he has no relationship with jailed former governor of Delta State, James Ibori

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

#RiversRerun: Wike constitutes Judicial Commission of Inquiry

21 December 2016, 19:05

Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers has constituted a Judicial Commission of Inquiry to investigate the killings and other violent acts/matters during the Dec. 10 rerun and supplementary elections in the state.

Monday, 19 December 2016

IPOB 'threaten' president Buhari

19 December 2016, 20:31

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have warned President Muhammadu Buhari to stay away from Eastern Nigeria.

Friday, 16 December 2016

#RiversRerun: INEC to conduct outstanding elections in 2017

16 December 2016, 16:25

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has pledged to conclude two outstanding state assembly rerun elections in Rivers state next year.

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

#RiversRerun: PDP wins 2, APC wins 1 Senatorial seat, says INEC

13 December 2016, 11:11

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won two of the three senatorial districts in the re-run legislative election in Rivers.

#RiversRerun: Police to investigate death of DSP, others

13 December 2016, 18:09

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, said a high-powered investigation team had been directed to probe the circumstances surrounding the death of DSP Mohammed Alkali and other missing officers during the re-run elections in Rivers.

Monday, 12 December 2016

#Rivers Rerun: Peterside congratulates Abe on victory

12 December 2016, 17:23

The losing All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the 2015 Rivers State governorship elections, Dakuku Peterside, has congratulated the party’s Magnus Abe for his victory at the just-concluded rerun polls.

Sunday, 11 December 2016

#RiversRerun: Wike accuses security operatives of hijacking election materials

11 December 2016, 09:04

Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has accused the Nigerian Army and the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigerian Police of hijacking election materials in Rivers South-East district.

Saturday, 10 December 2016

#RiversRerun: Voting begins in Bera, Gokana LGA

10 December 2016, 12:03

The Rivers legislative rerun election has commenced peacefully in the state with a massive turnout of voters in Gokana Local Government Area of the state.

#RiversRerun: PHOTO NEWS

10 December 2016, 13:33

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has canceled election in Ward 9, Unit 3, Ogu/Bolo LGA after hoodlums made away with the result sheets.

#RiversRerun: International envoys express concern over rising tension

10 December 2016, 13:33

The Ambassadors of the United States, United Kingdom, France and European Union on Friday expressed concern over the rising tension in the run up to the re-run national and state assemblies’ elections in Rivers State on Saturday.

#RiversRerun: See viral photo that got everyone talking

10 December 2016, 20:41

As the rerun election of Rivers State came to a close on Saturday, a picture has emerged and got everyone talking.

#RiversRerun: INEC suspends election in Akuku-Toru LGA

10 December 2016, 20:41

Austin Okojie, a Supervising Resident Electoral Commissioner has announced the suspension of re-run legislative election in Akuku-Toru Local Government Area.

#RiversRerun: Late arrival of materials delay voting in some polling centres

10 December 2016, 20:41

As Rivers people vote in the legislative re-run elections, late arrival of materials has delayed commencement of voting in some wards and units in the state.

#RiversRerun: INEC says elections show improvement

10 December 2016, 20:41

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has described the conduct of the Saturday re-run legislative elections in Rivers as an improvement compared to the suspended exercise in March in the state.

#RiversRerun: Party supporters protest, accuse INEC of bias

10 December 2016, 20:41

Some political party supporters in Ahoada-West council area on Saturday protested against alleged bias by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the conduct of the legislative rerun elections in Rivers.

Friday, 09 December 2016

Rivers rerun: Don’t be intimidated, Amaechi tells APC supporters

09 December 2016, 07:57

The Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, has urged APC supporters in Rivers not to allow members of the opposition parties to intimidate them during the rerun election.

Rivers rerun: APC welcomes defections from PDP

09 December 2016, 10:01

Ahead of tomorrow’s polls, All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for Rivers South East Senatorial District, Magnus Abe, has praised the Obolo nation and Sylvanus Kingston for defecting to APC.

Wednesday, 07 December 2016

Rivers rerun: Court verdict widens APC, PDP rift

07 December 2016, 08:04

The tensions between the All Progressives Congress (APC) and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State have widened following differing interpretations of the ruling on the forthcoming poll in Tai.

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