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    Lagos assembly member knocks Gbenga Ashafa out of senatorial race

Lagos assembly member knocks Gbenga Ashafa out of senatorial race

 Gbenga Ashafa, senator representing Lagos east, has lost his bid to return to the senate, for the third time.The All Progressives Congress (APC) senator lost the ticket to Bayo Osinowo,  a four-term member of the state assembly.The APC electoral committee of the national assembly and state house of assembly primary elections declared the results on Saturday.The primary election, including a [...]

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    APC convention: 7,000 delegates to ratify Buhari’s candidacy

APC convention: 7,000 delegates to ratify Buhari’s candidacy

At least 7,000 delegates will on Saturday, ratify President Muhammadu Buhari’s nomination as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in next year’s election.Kashim Shettima, governor of Borno state and deputy chairman of the APC presidential convention planning committee, said the delegates will converge at the Eagle Square, Abuja, for the ratification.Shettima made this known while briefing reporters on [...]

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    El-Rufai: Shehu Sani’s fate lies with APC delegates

El-Rufai: Shehu Sani’s fate lies with APC delegates

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says the fate of Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, lies in hands of delegates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.Speaking after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Friday, the governor described the president as a democrat, who would not support imposition.The national working committee [...]

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    One-third of Nigerian adults hypertensive, experts say

One-third of Nigerian adults hypertensive, experts say

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    Witness: How I paid $1m to free my boss from Evans’ captivity

Witness: How I paid $1m to free my boss from Evans’ captivity

Izuchukwu Ezeuko, a witness, has told an Igbosere high court in Lagos how he paid $1 million ransom for the alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, popularly known as Evans.Ezeuko, a manager in the firm of the victim, James Uduji, made the disclosure while giving evidence at the ongoing trial of Evans.The manager, who is the fifth witness in the trial, [...]

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    Federal Poly Nekede ranked best polytechnic in Nigeria

Federal Poly Nekede ranked best polytechnic in Nigeria

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    Oct 7 remains deadline for conduct of primaries, INEC tells political parties

Oct 7 remains deadline for conduct of primaries, INEC tells political parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says October 7 remains the deadline for conduct of primaries for all elective positions for the 2019 general election.Solomon Soyebi, INEC national commissioner and chairman, information and voter education committee, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.Soyebi said the resolution was made at the end of the commission’s weekly meeting held on Thursday in [...]

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    One killed, 10 injured during APC primary election in Epe

One killed, 10 injured during APC primary election in Epe

One person was reportedly killed while 10 others sustained injuries after suspected hoodlums invaded ward A4 polling unit in Epe to disrupt the national assembly primary election on Thursday.The deceased aged 30 was identified as Idris Alooma.APC members in Epe were at their various wards to participate in the direct primary election conducted for house of representatives and senators respectively.The [...]

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    Another APC senator loses bid for fresh tenure

Another APC senator loses bid for fresh tenure

The bid of David Umaru, senator representing Niger east, for a fresh tenure suffered a setback on Thursday as he lost the APC ticket to contest the 2019 elections.At the primary election which held in Minna, the state capital, Umaru lost to Sani Musa. While he polled 5,870 votes Musa secured 39,192 votes.According to Saidu Akawu, chairman of the electoral [...]

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    Flooding: Ogbeh says there might be rice shortage in 2019

Flooding: Ogbeh says there might be rice shortage in 2019

Audu Ogbeh, minister of agriculture and rural development, the country may experience rice shortage if appropriate measures are not taken to replant after the recent flood.NAN reports that Ogbeh made this statement in Abuja on Thursday at the inauguration of National Agricultural Seed Council (NASC) Molecular Facility and the 2018 seed fair and Farmer’s field day.He said that the flood [...]

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    Enyimba coach blames packed NPFL fixtures for loss to Raja Casablanca

Enyimba coach blames packed NPFL fixtures for loss to Raja Casablanca

Usman Abdullah, coach of Enyimba, has blamed his team’s 0-1 loss to visiting Raja Casablanca of Morocco on fatigue.Abdullah said this during a post-match press briefing held at Enyimba International Stadium in Aba.He said his team played five matches in 10 days, which affected their performance and quality of play."NFF should have protected us because we are the only team [...]

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    Al-Makura wins APC ticket to vie for senatorial election

Al-Makura wins APC ticket to vie for senatorial election

Umaru Al-Makura, Nasarawa governor, has won the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket to represent the party in the Nasarawa South senatorial zone election in 2019.Ismaila Ahmed, chairman of the electoral committee, represented by the secretary, Abdullahi Candido, announced the result on Wednesday in Lafia.Ahmed said Al-Makura polled 1,262 votes to defeat his opponent, Salisu Egyegbola, who had 312 votes.He said [...]

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    Minister defeats stepson to clinch house of reps ticket in Yobe

Minister defeats stepson to clinch house of reps ticket in Yobe

Khadija Ibrahim, minister of state foreign affairs, has defeated Mohammed Ibrahim, her stepson, to clinch the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket for Damaturu/Gulani/Gujba/Tarmuwa, Yobe federal constituency.Abba Gambo, the returning officer of the election which ran into the night announced on Wednesday that Khadijah polled 1,295 votes to defeat Mohammed who scored only 15 votes.According to NAN, Mohammed contested the election in [...]

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    Court remands Saraki’s aide over ‘N3.5 bn fraud’

Court remands Saraki’s aide over ‘N3.5 bn fraud’

A federal high court in Lagos on Wednesday ordered the remand of Gbenga Makanjuola, an aide to Senate President Bukola Saraki over alleged N3.5 billion fraud.The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had preferred an 11 count charge against Makanjuola, Obiorah Amobi and a company, Melrose General Services Ltd, bordering on fraud allegations.They however pleaded not guilty to the charges.Following [...]

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    Trio win Nobel Chemistry Prize for evolution research

Trio win Nobel Chemistry Prize for evolution research

Two Americans and a Briton won the 2018 Nobel Prize for Chemistry on Wednesday. [...]

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    Comedians should perform more of serious jokes, says Baba de baba

Comedians should perform more of serious jokes, says Baba de baba

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