Thursday, April 4, 2019

Mansur Ibrahim

    PHOTOS: INEC presents certificate of return to Ganduje

PHOTOS: INEC presents certificate of return to Ganduje

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has issued certificate of return to Abdullahi Ganduje, the incumbent governor of Kano state.Ganduje, who contested the election under the All Progressives Congress (APC), picked up his certificate, alongside Nasiru Gawuna, his deputy, and lawmakers-elect of the Kano house of assembly.Below are photos:[...]

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    GOtv Boxing Night to hold in Ibadan

GOtv Boxing Night to hold in Ibadan

The 18th edition of GOtv Boxing Night will hold in Ibadan, Oyo state capital, during the Easter celebrations.This was announced by the event organisers, FlyKite Productions, at a press conference in Lagos on Tuesday.The event scheduled for April 21 will hold at the indoor sports hall of the Obafemi Awolowo (formerly Liberty) Stadium.This is the third time the event will [...]

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    VIDEO: Five Nigerians captured robbing bureau de change in UAE

VIDEO: Five Nigerians captured robbing bureau de change in UAE

Five Nigerians, who allegedly robbed a bureau de change in Sharjah, United Arab Emirate (UAE), have been arrested.The suspects reportedly fled with cash of different currency worth Dh2.3 million (N226,182,000).According to the Sharjah police, the men barged into the exchange and smashed the glass barrier between the customers and the staff, stole the money in multiple currencies and fled.Two employees at [...]

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    ‘Getting a visa is easier’ — Nigerians share bitter experiences getting passport

‘Getting a visa is easier’ — Nigerians share bitter experiences getting passport

"#GettingNigerianPassport is like getting honey from bees. Sounds good and adventurous until you try." Favour Olufunmilayo.Ogunbowale Olugbenga, a digital skills expert, had to pray, fast, wait a month, and run a thread on twitter before he could get his passport, 24 hours from missing his Visa appointment.If he decided to pay N40,000 to an immigration official, he could have got [...]

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    ‘Never underestimate the power of dancing’ — reactions to Adeleke’s victory at tribunal

‘Never underestimate the power of dancing’ — reactions to Adeleke’s victory at tribunal

The election petition tribunal on Friday declared Ademola Adeleke as winner of the 2018 governorship election in Osun state.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had announced Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as winner of the election.But the tribunal held that the rerun election conducted in the state after the initial poll was illegal.Social media is currently buzzing [...]

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    PHOTOS: US navy band performs at UNILAG

PHOTOS: US navy band performs at UNILAG

The United States Navy brass band on Wednesday thrilled students of the Department of Arts in the University of Lagos.The  band, which is based in Italy,  is involved in efforts to strengthen ties with partner nations throughout Europe and Africa.The performance was part of the troupe’s week-long public diplomacy outreach in Lagos. The band performed alongside that of the university.Below [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari welcomes Sanwo-Olu to Aso Rock

PHOTOS: Buhari welcomes Sanwo-Olu to Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari received Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor-elect at Aso Rock, Abuja, on Monday.Sanwo-Olu was accompanied by Obafemi Hamzat, his running mate in the election.The governor-elect tweeted saying, he and Hamzat had a fruitful meeting with Buhari.https://twitter.com/jidesanwoolu/status/1107682878970912772Below are photos of the duo in the president's office:[...]

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    PHOTOS: Doctors flood Lagos venue of recruitment by Saudi officials

PHOTOS: Doctors flood Lagos venue of recruitment by Saudi officials

"I truly want to be a specialist, but if I stay here I will never reach my potential. Never," a doctor at a private clinic in Abuja, told BBC in 2005.Fourteen years after, the situation seems to have gone from bad to worse and the loss of Nigeria has been the gain of other countries.Year in, year out, the UK, US, [...]

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    PHOTOS: Aisha Buhari visits victims of Lagos building collapse

PHOTOS: Aisha Buhari visits victims of Lagos building collapse

Aisha Buhari, wife of the president, visited victims of the building which collapsed in the Ita-Faaji area of Lagos Island on Wednesday.Survivors of the incident are being treated at the Lagos Island General Hospital.Accompanied by some aides, the president's wife told them that the nation was with them in prayers.At least nine children died in the incident while many sustained [...]

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    My son asked me to pray for him before he left, says father of six-year-old who died in Lagos building collapse

My son asked me to pray for him before he left, says father of six-year-old who died in Lagos building collapse

When Abdulfatah Ayoola laid his hands on and prayed for Fawad, his son, he never knew that would be his last time of doing so. In the six years that the deceased spent on earth, the father prayed for him regularly but hardly had the request come from the boy. Fawad got to school, cheered his classmates and settled down for [...]

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    PHOTOS: Ekiti APC candidate gets ‘royal blessings’ as PDP rival steps down

PHOTOS: Ekiti APC candidate gets ‘royal blessings’ as PDP rival steps down

Hakeem Jamiu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for Irepodun/Ifelodun constituency II in the Ekiti state house of assembly, received royal blessings from Oyebode Olowookere, kabiyesi of Araromi Obo, on Tuesday.Sunday Omosilade, his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rival, withdrew from the race on Friday.Jamiu is optimistic of coasting to victory, given the performance of the APC in the last elections.While President [...]

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    PHOTOS: PDP leaders demand ‘original results’ at INEC headquarters

PHOTOS: PDP leaders demand ‘original results’ at INEC headquarters

Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday protested at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) headquarters in Abuja over the presidential election. Atiku Abubakar, the party’s candidate, lost to President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) with over three million votes margin.But the party has rejected the outcome of the election which it said was militarised and [...]

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    INFOGRAPHICS: How Buhari defeated Atiku with 3.9m votes

INFOGRAPHICS: How Buhari defeated Atiku with 3.9m votes

President Muhammadu Buhari has defeated Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, in the 2019 presidential election.The election which was keenly contested saw Buhari poll 15,191,847 votes while Atiku got 11,262,978 votes.Below are infographics of state by state result.[...]

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    VIDEO: How Buhari reacted when INEC declared him winner

VIDEO: How Buhari reacted when INEC declared him winner

President Muhammadu Buhari has been declared winner of the 2019 presidential election.Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), made the declaration at the international Conference Center (ICC), Abuja.Buhari polled 15,191,847 to defeat Atiku Abubakar, his main rival, who polled 11,262,978.In a video posted by Bashir Ahmad, Buhari's personal assistant on new media, the president was seen seating [...]

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    Ortom, David Mark lead protesters to INEC office

Ortom, David Mark lead protesters to INEC office

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, and David Mark, former senate president, stormed office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Makurdi, Benue capital, on Sunday to protest the alleged snatching of election results by unidentified soldiers.The duo headed straight into the office of Nentawe Yiltwada, resident electoral commissioner's (REC), when they got into the head office of the [...]

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    PHOTOS: Atiku returns to Abuja

PHOTOS: Atiku returns to Abuja

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has returned to Abuja after casting his vote in Yola, Adamawa state.Although he lost his polling unit to President Muhammadu Buhari, Atiku defeated Buhari  at Aso Rock.While Atiku got 1,030 votes, Buhari trailed with 1,013 votes.Below are pictures of Atiku arriving the airport in Abuja:[...]

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