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36,000 Lagos buildings waiting to collapse

Lagos State may yet be at the brink of building collapses according to the Building Collapse Prevention Guild (BCPG). On Monday, the BCPG alerted about the existence of 36, 000 buildings waiting to collapse in the State. This is coming in the wake of two-storey building collapse on Monday, March 25, barely two weeks after a three-storey building fell to…

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Read more about the article Court sentences man to death murder of girlfriend
An Ondo State High Court sentences man to death by hanging for murder of girlfriend

Court sentences man to death murder of girlfriend

A man named Chukwudi Onweniwe has been sentenced to death by hanging by an Ondo State High Court. Report on Punch online say that the young man killed then girlfriend, Nifemi Adeyeoye, in 2017 at Ogbese, in Akure North Local Government Area of the State. The killing took place in a farm where the convict dragged the deceased to and…

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Read more about the article Gunmen abduct Catholic priest
A Catholic priest was abducted by gunmen in Kaduna on Monday night.

Gunmen abduct Catholic priest

A Catholic priest has been abducted by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers in Ankuwa village in Kachia Local Government Area. Police reports confirmed the reverend father was kidnapped at about 8pm on Monday. According to the spokesman for the Kaduna State Police command, Yakubu Sabo, the assailants have taken him to an unknown destination. Sabo confirmed that a team of…

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Read more about the article PDP: APC shadow boxing over INEC server results
PDP says APC is only shadow-boxing over for alleging it hacked the INEC server

PDP: APC shadow boxing over INEC server results

The People's Democratic (PDP), has responded to the allegation levelled against it by All Progressives Congress (APC), regarding the INEC server. APC alleged the PDP hacked into INEC server to generate results it presented in a petition to the presidential election tribunal where the opposition party claimed Atiku Abubakar defeated Buhari with 1.6m votes. On Monday, in a letter to…

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Read more about the article APC reports Atiku, PDP to Police, DSS for INEC server hack
APC drags Atiku, PDP to Police, DSS, for hacking into INEC server

APC reports Atiku, PDP to Police, DSS for INEC server hack

The All Progressives Congress (APC), through the official spokesperson of the Buhari Campaign Organisation, Festus Keyamo, has reported Atiku Abubakar and People's Democratic Party (PDP) to the Nigeria Police and Department for State Service (DSS). In an official complaint to the security agencies, Keyamo asked that "the leadership of the PDP must be invited, interrogated and investigated and those identified…

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Read more about the article Two-storey building collapses in Lagos
Two-storey collapses on in Lagos Island, on Monday

Two-storey building collapses in Lagos

A two-storey building collapsed on the Island metropolis of Lagos State on Monday, at midday. The building was already marked for demolition following the State Government's clampdown on deteriorating structures in Lagos, after the Ita Faaji three-storey building collapse on March 13. Eye witnesses say that occupants have been exiting apartments and shops located in the building. Some of them…

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Read more about the article APC, PDP share Northwest, North Central
APC, PDP share states in Northwest, North central Nigeria

APC, PDP share Northwest, North Central

The weekend witnessed conclusion of rescheduled supplementary elections in most regions, especially the North. Although state assembly and federal constituency elections held in the South, the Northern region was the centre of attention and tension as the People's Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC) battled at the ballots for the office of the Governor. Governorship re-run took place…

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Read more about the article NSE: Foreign investment increased by 91% in February
Nigeria Stock Exchange

NSE: Foreign investment increased by 91% in February

The Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE) reveals in its latest foreign portfolio investment report that foreign inflows to the economy increased by 91.24 percent between January and February. Foreign Inflow stood at N22.97bn in January and N43.93bn in February It also reported an increase in foreign outflows from N27.81bn in January to N55.01bn in February, marking a 97.8 per cent increase.…

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Read more about the article PDP’s Bala wins Bauchi Governorship by votes
Bala Muhammed of the PDP wins Bauchi State Gubernatorial election

PDP’s Bala wins Bauchi Governorship by votes

Muhammed Bala of the People's Democratic Party is at the verge of being announced Bauchi State Governor-elect. At the conclusion of supplementary elections in the state on Saturday, March 23, Bala polled 6,376 to add to the previous 469,512 votes while Muhammed Abdullahi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) got 5,117 in addition to 465, 453 hitherto recorded after the…

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Read more about the article Tambuwal wins Sokoto with 341 votes
Aminu Tambuwal has been re-elected Governor of Sokoto State beating APC's Aliyu Ahmed with 341 votes

Tambuwal wins Sokoto with 341 votes

Aminu Tambuwal of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) has been re-elected Governor of Sokoto State. Following the supplementary elections which were concluded on March 23, the former House of Representatives Speaker edged out his former deputy and the All Progressives Congress' (APC), Ahmed Aliyu by 341 votes. Tambuwal polled 512002 votes against Aliyu's 511661. NAN reports that, though he lost…

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Nigerian President Muhamadu Buhari
Nigerian President Muhamadu Buhari

EU Writes Buhari on the state of Nigeria

The European Union (EU), has written Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari on the need to strengthen democracy in the country. The European body expressed its thoughts and opinions in a letter dated arch 22, 2019, signed by signed by Donald Tusk for the European Council and Jean-Claude Juncker for the European Commission. It urged Buhari to run an inclusive government which…

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Read more about the article Rivers elections result collation to go on
Justice Ekwo of the Abuja Federal Court turns down request of African Action Congress (AAC) to stop INEC from continuing collation and announcing winner of the governorship election in Rivers State.

Rivers elections result collation to go on

Justice Inyang Ekwo, sitting at the Abuja Federal High Court, has overruled an application for stay of execution on INEC to stop the resumption of results collation of hitherto rescheduled election in parts of Rivers State. Filed by te candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Biokpomabo Awara, the application sought the court to order INEC to desist from continuing…

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