BREAKING: Boat carrying INEC officials, results, others capsizes in Delta River leaving 12 missing

A speed boat has reportedly capsized along the Ebrohimi Creek in Warri North Local Government Area of Delta State leaving electoral materials with Ad-hoc Staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and Security Operatives missing. Tthe incident happened late last night after the governorship and state assembly elections in the state. It was gathered that the driver of the speed boat, who was on high speed, lost control after it was hit by torrential waves. Immediately, 12 persons got #missing from the speed boat which initially conveyed about 20…

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Zamfara 2019: APC to challenge INEC ban in court – Oshiomhole

Mr Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC), says the party will approach the court on its ban by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from fielding candidates for elective positions in Zamfara in the 2019 general elections. Oshiomhole stated this on Friday in Abuja while briefing newsmen on the state of affairs of the party. He said that INEC cannot disenfranchise the people of Zamfara from participating in any of the elections in 2019. “With all due respect, INEC cannot award a state to the Peoples Democratic Party…

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New minimum wage: We are not aware of any court judgment, strike inevitable – NLC

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has insisted it will embark on a nationwide strike over the non-implementation of N30, 000 as the new national minimum wage, despite the National Industrial Court’s ruling in Abuja which has ordered that the action be suspended. Mr Ayuba Wabba, President, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) President, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja. National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) in Abuja has restrained the organised labour from proceeding on a nationwide strike on Nov 6. Wabba,…

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WAEC: What Buhari did to collect his certificate – Presidency reveals

The Presidency has explained how President Muhammadu Buhari got his certificate from the West African Examination Council, WAEC, after many years. His special assistant on New media, Bashir Ahmaad in response to questions on how Buhari collected his certificate, urged Nigerians with missing certificates to apply. Ahmad said all the president did was to pay N20,000 and submit two photographs to WAEC. He wrote: “In case you don’t know, just as President Buhari did, you can also obtain ‘Attestation of Results’ from WAEC Nigeria. “Lost your certificate? Submit your two…

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WAEC: How Jonathan’s ex-aide, Omokri reacted as Buhari receives certificate

A former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri has reacted as President Buhari received the attestation certificate and confirmation of school certificate result from the West African Examination Council, WAEC. Buhari’s spokesperson, Femi Adesina had made the disclosure via his Twitter handle, on Friday. “WAEC presents attestation certificate and confirmation of school cert result to President Buhari. What will the naysayers say next?,” Adesina had tweeted. However, Omokri described the development as “Army arrangement”. In a tweet, the former Presidential aide stated that the action was suspicious. He tweeted:…

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2019 election: Dino Melaye reacts as WAEC presents certificate to Buhari

The Senator representing Kogi West at the National Assemby, Dino Melaye has reacted to the results presented to President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday by the West African Examination Council, WAEC. The lawmaker wondered how the result was now presidented to Buhari by WAEC instead of the Nigerian Army where the President had always claimed the result was. While submitting his nomination forms to INEC, Buhari had stated that the credentials were with the Army board. The presidency, however, announced that the President had received his WAEC result from the examination…

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Oshiomhole speaks on APC crisis, lambasts Amosun, Okorocha

Adams Oshiomhole, the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman has expressed confidence that crisis in the party will be resolved. He stated this on Friday in Abuja, while briefing newsmen on the state of affairs of the party in Rivers, Ogun and Imo states following issues arising from the party’s congresses and governorship primaries. On Ogun, he said Gov. Ibikunke Amosun, through his “consensus arrangement”, announced those he wanted to be in elective positions in the state, including the Governorship, Senate, House of Representative and State House of Assembly. This,…

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Court fixes Nov. 26 to hear impeachment suit against Buhari

A Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, the Osun State capital has fixed November 26 for hearing a suit seeking to compel the National Assembly to begin impeachment proceedings against President Muhammadu Buhari. The presiding judge, Justice Maurine Onyetenu made this known on Tuesday, as she entertained the case, which was jointly instituted by a human right lawyer, Kanmi Ajibola, and an activist, Sulaiman Adeniyi against the President for his alleged failure to meet basic requirement to occupy the office of the president. The applicants had earlier written the National…

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Details of Buhari’s meeting with four PDP Governors on Tuesday revealed

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday met behind closed-doors with State Governors from the South-South geopolitical zones, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. Four out of the six Governors of the zone were present in the meeting which lasted about one hour. The other Governors included Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State, Siriake Dickson of Bayelsa State, Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State and Nyesom Wike of Rivers State. They were reluctant to talk to State House correspondents afterwards, but in a brief answer to the reason behind their meeting at the…

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