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Ogun 2019:Kashamu promises to fix Ota roads, others

The Governorship Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State, Senator Buruji Kashamu has said he would fix the roads and other infrastructure in Ado-Odo Ota Local Government and its environs. He spoke on Tuesday when he visited Olota-in-Council, the Council of Baales and Chiefs, the League of Imams and Alfas, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), the ... Read More »

Ogun: Odogbolu INEC’s Election Officer, Akinwande In Big Mess

Adeleke Adeosun Mrs Tayo Akinwande, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ‘s Election Officer in Odogbolu Local Government Area of Ogun State has been enmeshed in a big mess. Impeccable sources have revealed that the EO has been accused of bribery. She is alleged to have received wads of new naira notes hours before the now rescheduled Presidential elections from ... Read More »

Governor Okowa’s Special Assistant Shot Dead

Mr Lawrence Ijeh, Special Assistant to Delta Governor on Youth Development, has been shot dead by unknown gunmen in Ekpan community, Uvwie Local Government Area of the state. Ijeh, fondly called Ngozi, was said to have been killed on Friday night, inside his Toyota Camry Car with registration number: EFR 965 SN in Ekpan. The deceased was found in pool ... Read More »

We Cancelled Election Because of Sabotage-INEC Boss

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu has revealed that apart from the logistical issues, the 2019 presidential election was postponed because of sabotage. He noted that the postponement was not as a result of pressures from any party or the federal government. The commission announced the shocking decision just hours before the opening of polls after repeatedly assuring Nigerians and international ... Read More »

No Camapigns or Extension Of PVC Collection Despite Postponement-INEC Boss

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu has revealed that the ban on presidential election campaigns will not be lifted despite the one week postponement of the elections. Answering questions during an interactive session with Stakeholders, Prf. Yakubu also noted that there will be no extension of PVC collection too, nothing that the commission’s timetable ... Read More »

Boko Haram Strikes Again in Borno: 11 killed

Eleven persons were killed and 15 others injured in Saturday’s Boko Haram attack on Maiduguri, the Commissioner of Police in Borno State, Damian Chukwu said. The Commissioner in a text message to some journalists in the town, revealed that his on-the-spot assessment of the scene of the attack showed the number of casualties. He said at about 5:40am, “gunmen suspected ... Read More »

Nigerian Brothers Held Over Assault On Jussie Smollet

Two Nigerians, Abel and Ola Osundairo who were accused of assaulting Jussie Smollet filed for bankruptcy and have had troubled pasts. According to documents obtained by The Blast, Olabinjo “Ola” Osundairo and Abimbola “Abel” Osundairo filed each filed for bankruptcy in Chicago back in September 2016. As for what they owed, each brother listed thousands of dollars owed in student ... Read More »

Shocker: Lucky Igbinedion’s Son Dies In US Auto Crash

Osaretin, the second son of former Edo State Governor, Chief Lucky Igbinedion is dead. He died in the US yesterday night. A facebook post by a family friend, Barrister Jefderson Uwoghiren broke the tragic news which is barely a week afterthe death of Hon. Bethel Amadi  who is married to Barrister  Mabel, the former Governor’s sister. His vehicle was cruahed ... Read More »

Opinion:Four Years Later We Are Back To Square One- Dele Momodu

Fellow Nigerians, how time flies indeed. About four years ago, we went through this very ritual, though the election was shifted by six weeks, for reasons we believed was an excuse to get the ruling government better prepared to consolidate its grip on power. Before long, the six weeks arrived, and there was no hiding place. Even as I write ... Read More »

“It’s Fake News, I am in Nigeria and will vote for my candidate”- Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Friday, denied reports in the social media that he had flown out of Nigeria and would not be in the country to vote. Obasanjo, who addressed journalists at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) in Abeokuta, Ogun State described the report as fake news. The elder statesman, who recalled that he had played a critical ... Read More »