[This Day] All Progressives Congress Governorship candidate, Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji, has won the Ekiti Governorship Election. He polled 187,057 votes.Oyebanji won in 14 of the 16 local government areas in the election conducted on Saturday.
[VOA] Owo -- Nigerian authorities in southwest Ondo state held a mass funeral Friday for victims of the massacre two weeks ago at a Catholic church. Authorities blame the Islamic State West African Province for the attack, which killed at least 40 worshippers and raised fears that the terrorist group is spreading from the north to other parts of Nigeria.
[Daily Trust] The coal mining communities of Ankpa Local Government Area of Kogi State have for decades remained an investors' delight. The mining communities in Ojoku district are located in a lush vegetation that splashes its green colour in a vast open undulating plain in the east of the local government area. Beneath this naturally endowed thick flora that covers the mining region is the treasure - coal - fondly called black gold. It spreads its bed in the entire district, which some project could last up to hundred
[Daily Trust] For decades, Kannywood has been criticised for its inability to produce films that address social issues affecting the general public. Some of the critics of the industry are of the view that due to its long affiliation with the Indian film making industry 'Bollywood', Kannywood is seen as an extension of Bollywood in terms of producing mainly 'Love' themed films.
[Daily Trust] Former presidential aide and Director-General of Peter Obi Campaign Organisation, Dr. Doyin Okupe, has been named as the running mate to the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi.
[Vanguard] The Supreme Court, on Friday, invalidated the restriction the Lagos state government placed on the use of head covering veil (Hijab) by female Muslim students in its public primary and secondary schools.
[This Day] As 16 out of 18 registered political parties get ready to participate in Saturday's gubernatorial election in Ekiti state, Yiaga Africa, has expressed concerns about the perceived shortcomings in the preparations for the election.
[Vanguard] The global village now enjoys the sounds emanating from Nigeria and yearns for more. Nigerian Artistes on their part are leaving no stone unturned in serving it hot for the global audience who have fully accepted afrobeat.
[Vanguard] Following the emergence of Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor of Delta State, and Chairman of South-South Governors' Forum, as Vice Presidential candidate of the opposition PDP; and the resurgence of vandalism and sabotage on oil pipelines in the Niger Delta region, a group of concerned APC members in the Niger Delta region has alerted that these developments are "very troubling and therefore do not bode well for our ruling All Progressives Congress (APC)in the Niger Delta as we head into the 2023 general elections."
[This Day] The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele has called on the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and shipping companies to support the drive by the bankers' committee to improve foreign exchange (FX) earnings through non-oil exports.
[This Day] President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, in Kano State, said his government must develop a policy on cyber warfare that has as its strategic focus on the prevention of cyber-attacks against critical national infrastructure.
[This Day] Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former vice-president, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has continued to receive commendations from far and near, over his choice of the Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, as his running mate for the 2023 presidential election.
[This Day] Ahead of the 2023 general election, the military high command has warned politicians and their supporters, who are planning to cause trouble during the elections to desist from doing so or face the consequences of their action.
[Leadership] Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Abdulrasheed Bawa has cautioned youths across the country against fraudulent use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), urging them to be more creative and problem-solvers for the overall good of the country.
[Leadership] Gombe State police command has disclosed that it arrested five culprits who allegedly perpetrated the recent communal violence between the Lunguda and Waja ethnic groups in Balanga local government area of the state.
[Leadership] United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and government of Japan with support from the North East Development Commission (NEDC) has donated two oxygen plants and 23 solar-driven refrigerators to Borno State government.
[Leadership] A socio-political organisation based in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital, Odimma Umuigbo yesterday said that despite the criticism and gang up by some Igbo leaders against the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi, millions of youths and the elite across the country are in massive support of his ambition.
[Vanguard] The President of Arab Republic of Egypt, Mr. Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, has told leaders of African countries bugged down by insecurity and political instability to forget Foreign Direct Investments, FDIs.
[Vanguard] The Catholic church in Enugu has disowned Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, the fiery director of Catholic Adoration Ministry Enugu, over his verbal attack on Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of Labour Party for 2023 elections.
[Vanguard] Abuja -- The International Centre for Investigative Reporting, ICIR, has identified poor funding, public sector corruption and lack of political will to punish culprits as threats to investigative journalism.
[This Day] The world's top trade ministers neared major agreements on reduction of fishery subsidies and a loosening of vaccine-production limits yesterday evening after marathon talks in Geneva, which a day earlier looked destined for failure.
[Leadership] Thousands of Nigerians in Diaspora and locally have applied, paid, and been captured but are yet to be issued their international passport booklets, along with foreign visitors seeking visas, continue to groan about the difficulties associated with the process, findings by LEADERSHIP Sunday reveal.
[Leadership] June 12 holds a special place in Nigeria's democratic struggle. However, with the 2023 presidential election in sight amid pressing national challenges, the expectations before critical stakeholders are instructive, CHIBUZO UKAIBE writes.
[Leadership] After spending about 75 days in the captivity of their abductors following a terrorist attack on an Abuja-Kaduna train where nine passengers were killed and no fewer than 65 others were abducted, 11 of the abductees have regained freedom.
[Leadership] Today's Democracy Day celebrations has provided a fertile ground for President Muhammadu Buhari; presidential aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu and that of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, to set the pace for their campaigns ahead of the 2023 general election.
[Leadership] Nigerians now celebrate this date every year as Democracy Day to commemorate the fearsome but aborted struggle to return the country to civilian rule after 20 years of unbroken military rule.
[Vanguard] A front-line movie producer and distributor, Gabriel Okoye, popularly known as Igwe Gabosky,will live with the sad memory for a long time of his efforts to create an enabling environment for stakeholders in the Nigerian movie industry but ended up bruising himself in the process.
[Premium Times] Devastated by ethnic violence drawn out by land disputes and vested political interests, the Effium community has been deserted by the majority of its residents as the conflict consumes hundreds of lives and properties in the war-torn area.