Despite Appeal Court Ruling, Makinde Still Governor Of Oyo

Despite a technical ruling on Monday by the Court of Appeal sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State, that favoured Adebayo Adelabu of the All Progressives Congress on all counts brought before it in challenging the victory of Seyi Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party in the March 9, 2019 governorship election, the latter remains governor of Oyo. The court did...

Edo PDP faction suspends Ikimi, Dokpesi, others | The Guardian Nigeria News

Chairman, DAAR Communications, owners of AIT & RayPowerCrisis is brewing in the Edo chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) following the alleged suspension of chieftains across the three senatorial districts of the state by a faction. The suspension was contained in a communiqué signed by former chairman of the Nigeria Football Association, Emperor Jarret Tenebe and two-time time...

Borno Emir Bans Prostitutes In Domain

The Shehu of Bama in Borno State, Kyari Ibn Umar El-Kanemi, has declared commercial sex workers unwelcome in his domain in order to eliminate vices and enhance peace in the area. Personal Secretary to the emir, Abba Shehu-Umar, in a statement on Monday said the traditional ruler made the declaration in a message on Sunday to mark the 2019...

Suspected Hoodlums Set SDP State Secretariat Ablaze In Kogi

Less than a week after a court ordered that the Social Democratic Party show be allowed to participate in 2019 Kogi governorship election, hoodlums allegedly loyal to the All Progressives Congress have attacked the party secretariat in the state, setting it on fire. It was gathered that the hoodlums invaded the party secretariat in Lokoja, the capital, around 2:00am...

Ondo PDP Asks Governor Akeredolu To Apologise Over Five-Week Absence

The Peoples Democratic Party in Ondo State has asked Governor Rotimi Akeredolu to tender an apology over his five-week absence from the state. The governor had left the state for 52 days to allegedly attend to his health in Abuja from where he took care of some official tasks. The PDP on Monday in a statement said that the absence...

Prevail On Buhari To Release Sowore, SERAP Tells Archbishop Of Canterbury

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has sent an open letter to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Most Revd Justin Portal Welby, urging him to use his good office and leadership to prevail on President Muhammadu Buhari to obey court orders involving activists Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare, who have remained in the detention of the Department of State...

JUST IN: Ex-Minister Of Petroleum, Tam David West, Dies

Former Minister of Petroleum, Tam David-West, has passed on at the age of 83. His demise was announced by President Muhammadu Buhari. President Buhari expressed deep sorrow at the death of his ally and friend, a man he usually called “the indomitable Tam David-West.” A statement by Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to Buhari, Garba Shehu, said, “He had an...

Sanwo-Olu Government Loses Land Ownership Legal Tussle To Iwaya-Balogun Residents

The High Court of Lagos State has restored all landlords and residents of Balogun Street Extension, Iwaya-Yaba, Lagos, to their land from where they were forcefully evicted after the demolition by the Lagos State government.  The court, presided over by Justice Ronke Harrison, delivered interlocutory judgment on October 29, 2019, after arguments by their counsel, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa (SAN). Residents and...

Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory Contract Compromised, Says HEDA

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mohammed Bello, has been asked to immediately cancel the bidding for the procurement process and tender involving the provision of waste collection, computers and vehicles for Nigeria’s capital city. Nigeria’s anti-corruption group, Human and Environmental Development Agenda, (HEDA Resource Centre) said the bid which was advertised in Nigerian dailies has compromised the...

Thomson Reuters Yannis Behrakis Photojournalism Grants 2020 (8,000 USD Grant)

Application Deadline: 31 December 2019 Reuters announced the third edition of the Reuters Photojournalism Grants program, renamed the Yannis Behrakis Photojournalism Grants, at the Visa pour l’Image international festival of photojournalism, taking place in Perpignan, France. The Reuters photography grant program, launched in 2017, has been expanded and renamed here for long-time Reuters photojournalist and Pulitzer

Senator Owan-Enoh calls for reconciliation in Cross River APC | The Guardian Nigeria News

Sen. John Owan-Enoh. Photo: TWITTER/OWANENOHSen. John Owan-Enoh, the All Progressive Congress (APC) 2019 governorship candidate in Cross River, has called on members of the party to close ranks and build a united and stronger party in the state. In a statement to APC members in the state, Owan-Enoh said it was time for all factions of the party in...

‘Interim management ploy to cover up corruption in NDDC’ | The Guardian Nigeria News

Olorogun Atuyota Ejughemre Olorogun Atuyota Ejughemre is erstwhile interim Secretary General of the South/South Peoples Assembly (SSPA), as well as a Second Republic Electoral Commissioner in the defunct Bendel State. In this interview with CHIDO OKAFOR, the community leader examined the intricate web of insincerity and lack of commitment by officials of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), which has...

Delta Assembly deputy speaker dedicates victory at Appeal Court to community | The Guardian Nigeria News

Ochor Extends hands of fellowship to oppositionThe Deputy Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, Christopher Ochor Ochor, has described the Appeal Court judgment in Benin City at the weekend as victory for people of Ukwuani Constituency and democracy. The Appeal Court Election Tribunal sitting in Benin City, headed by Justice Haruna Tsammani, struck out the case on technical ground...

Sowore Continues Hunger Strike In Detention To Protest Rights Violation

Pro-democracy campaigner and Publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, has continued his hunger strike in the Department of State Services facility he is being held in Abuja to demand his immediate release. Sowore was arrested on August 3, 2019, for planning a series of protest against bad governance in Nigeria. He has since been granted bail twice but has not secured...