Atiku lauds victory, says anti-democratic forces conquered
Twenty-four days after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) abruptly suspended the Rivers State governorship election, it yesterday declared incumbent Governor Nyesom Wike winner of the contentious poll. Wike polled 886,264 to emerge the winner while the runner up, African Action Congress candidate, Biokpomabo Awara, scored 173,859. The margin stood at 712,405.
The Vice Chancellor, Federal University Otuoke, Prof. Teddy Adias, who was the state Returning Officer, said it marked the end of an era that commenced on March 9, 2019 when citizens of the state trooped out to elect their governor.He disclosed that the election was contested among over 50 political parties and that statistics showed that the number of registered voters as collated was 3,048741. The total number of accredited voters as collated was 1,130,445, while the total number of valid votes was 1,123,840.
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) Wednesday approved a new scheme that is targeted at creating employment for 60,000 Nigerians aged 18-25 years.
The Minister of Budget and Planning, Udoma Udoma said the new scheme is called the N-Power knowledge multi-track youth empowerment programme.
Udoma said this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the meeting of the council chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Chairperson of the Ileri-Oluwa Development Initiative, IOD-
Initiative, and wife of the Osun State Governor, Mrs. Kafayat
Oyetola yesterday flagged off medical outreach put together by
a group known as, Ileri-Oluwa Development Initiative, IOD-
Initiative, with a charge to the entire people of the state to take
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Taraba State University chapter, on Wednesday resumed indefinite strike to press home its demands.
The union had embarked on a strike in 2018 but suspended it when the Taraba government promised to meet its demands which included the payment of earned academic allowances from 2014 till date, and the provision of required infrastructure to enhance teaching and learning.
Governor Nyesom Wike, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s candidate in the March 9 Governorship election in Rivers State, is in clear lead as the ongoing result collation resumed on Wednesday in Port Harcourt.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), had, on March 10, su
The trial of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the 2018 governorship election in Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke, resumed Wednesday in Abuja with the police tendering a National Examination Council (NECO) result sheet allegedly issued in the name of the defendant as one of the candidates for the 2017 exams.
The exams script and the result sheet which were tendered by the police through one of its witnesses, Odesola Emmanuel, a supervisor in the NECO exam conducted in June 20, 2017 at the Ojo-Aro Community Grammer School in Egbedore Local Government Area of Osun State was admitted as exhibit.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja assured Nigerians that he would put in all efforts to ensure the best for the country and her citizens when he begins a second term in office on May 29, 2019.
Receiving the Board of Trustees and Advisory Council of Gidauniyar Jihar Katsina (Katsina State Development Fund) led by Justice Mamman Nasir at the State House, President Buhari said his campaign to all states of the federation was an eye opener, and appreciated all those that voted him during the elections.
“Thank you for supporting me. I assure you that I will do my best during the second term. We will work for Nigeria and her people,’’ he said.
The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has rescheduled printing of the 2019/20 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) slips to Thursday, April 4.
JAMB’s Head of Media and Publicity, Dr Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja.
NAN reported that the printing of the examination slips was initially scheduled to begin on Tuesday, April 2.