Ameachi’s leaked tapes, nullification of Rivers APC primaries, others top political stories last week
Ameachi’s leaked tapes, nullification of Rivers APC primarie…
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With about a month to the presidential election, various political parties began their campaign tours to various states.
Below are some of the major stories from last week.
SUNDAY
1. The campaign…

2019: Why APC may not have governorship, other candidates in Rivers
2019: Why APC may not have governorship, other candidates in…
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The All Progressives Congress (APC) may end up not having candidates for the governorship, Senate, House of Representatives, and House of Assembly elections in Rivers State in 2019, going by…

Why we barred APC from fielding candidates in Rivers – INEC
Why we barred APC from fielding candidates in Rivers – INEC
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Why we barred APC from fielding candidates in Rivers – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has de-listed all candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the upcoming general…

Ogun APC supporters boo Amaechi, stone Oshiomhole at Buhari’s rally
Ogun APC supporters boo Amaechi, stone Oshiomhole at Buhari’…
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The Director-General of President Muhammadu Buhari's re-election campaign, Rotimi Amaechi, and the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, faced a hostile crowd when they spoke at the…

Ten days after, ‘dozens’ remain trapped in Port Harcourt’s collapsed building
Ten days after, ‘dozens’ remain trapped in Port Harcourt’s c…
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ALL hopes of finding any other survivor in the building collapse incident that occurred in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, on Friday, November 23, are gradually fading away, ten…

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Ameachi’s leaked tapes, nullification of Rivers APC primaries, others top political stories last week

With about a month to the presidential election, various political parties began their campaign tours to various states. Below are some of the major stories from last week. SUNDAY 1. The campaign team of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar released audio tapes which it described as that of the Minister […]

2019: Why APC may not have governorship, other candidates in Rivers

The All Progressives Congress (APC) may end up not having candidates for the governorship, Senate, House of Representatives, and House of Assembly elections in Rivers State in 2019, going by the Supreme Court ruling and other pending legal hurdles before the party. The Supreme Court ruling on Monday invalidated the stay of execution order issued […]

Why we barred APC from fielding candidates in Rivers – INEC

Why we barred APC from fielding candidates in Rivers – INEC The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has de-listed all candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the upcoming general elections in Rivers State, barring them from contesting. In a statement issued in Port Harcourt, on Friday, INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the […]

Ogun APC supporters boo Amaechi, stone Oshiomhole at Buhari’s rally

The Director-General of President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election campaign, Rotimi Amaechi, and the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, faced a hostile crowd when they spoke at the party’s campaign rally in Ogun State on Monday, February 11, 2019. The Ogun chapter of the APC has been divided for months over its choice […]

Ten days after, ‘dozens’ remain trapped in Port Harcourt’s collapsed building

ALL hopes of finding any other survivor in the building collapse incident that occurred in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, on Friday, November 23, are gradually fading away, ten days into the unfortunate incident. The seven-storey building, which was still under construction when it collapsed, is situated along Woji Road in the Government Reserved […]

Other States News

Female Genital Mutilation: The Need For Effective Enforcement Of VAPP Act

While there have been records of decline in the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Nigeria, ODIRI UCHENUNU-IBEH, writes on the need for states to enforce the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) Act, if the practice must be eradicated. Despite civilization, the practice of FGM which is often referred to the ritual cutting or removal of […]

Okey Ezeh: I’m On a Mission to Save Imo State

Worried by a raft of infractions and defections, Okey Ezeh has dumped the All Progressive Grand Alliance, (APGA) to become the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party. He tells Adedayo Adejobi why he defected, his grievances with APGA and what he would do differently if elected governor I built APGA from scratch When we […]

INEC And The Burden Of Protecting Offices

CHIBUZO UKAIBE writes on the recent spate of fire incidences at INEC offices in Nigeria ahead of the polls. Beyond the outbursts of hate speech and fake news, the burning of card readers and Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) at Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) offices gave, perhaps the clearest indication of how fierce the general […]

2019: Anambra SDP adopts Buhari ahead Saturday polls

THE Social Democratic Party SDP, Anambra State chapter has adopted President Mohammadu Buhari for the second term in office to enable him to fulfil his 2023 Presidential promise to the Igbos and to complete several ongoing projects abandoned in the 16 years of the people Democratic Party PDP, administration in the region. The State Chairman […]

Army uncovers plan by miscreants to wear military uniform during election

– Hours to election, Nigerian Army said it has uncovered plan by some thugs to use its uniform for violence at polling units – The general public has been warned that anybody seen in military uniform at the polling units is an impostor and should be treated as such – The Army restated its desire […]

Sports

Ninety atheletes to receive 10 million naira grant

Ninety Nigeria athletes are to receive a grant of 10million Naira each towards the preparation for Tokyo 2020 Olympic between now and November, 2018 The Minister of Youth and Sport Solomon Dalung who launched the grant organised by Nigeria Sports Development fund incorporation applaud the effort of the organisers and say such gesture will go […]

Flying Eagles aim to confirm superiority over Mali

With only two matches to the trophy, Flying Eagles Chief Coach, Paul Aigbogun is already thinking of ending his campaign at the on-going African U-20 Nations Cup as champions. The final will hold this weekend, but before then, Nigeria still has to sort out Mali in the semifinals on Wednesday. And Aigbogun believes the game […]

Tade Azeez re-elected as Nigeria Referees Association president

Otunba Tade Azeez has been re-elected as president of the Nigeria Referees Association. He returned unopposed in Saturday’s Quadrennial Delegate Conference in Ijebu-Ode – meaning he will serve for another four years. In his first term in office, referees assessors were introduced into the Nigeria football league with attention on training and re-training of match […]

Nigeria clinches 42 medals at World Para Power lifting Championships

Nigeria clinches 42 medals at World Para Power lifting Championships Nigeria on Wednesday emerged the overall winner of the concluded 2019 Lagos World Para Powerlifting Invitational Championships held at Oriental Hotel in Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Nigeria grabbed all the 20 gold medal on offer to assert its world dominance […]

NFF condoles Ahmed Musa on mother’s death

NFF condoles Ahmed Musa on mother’s death The Nigeria Football Federation has condoled Super Eagles’ deputy captain, Ahmed Musa, on the death of his mother, Sarah Moses, on Thursday afternoon. Mrs Moses died at a hospital in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, after a brief illness. The President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, […]

Africa News

Kenya: City Hospital Denies Role in Botched Breast Enlargement Surgery

Photo: Nairobi News By Maureen Kakah A city hospital where a woman died as a result of a botched breast enlargement operation has defended itself against accusations that it had a role in her death. In an affidavit filed in court Monday, Nairobi Hospital said Ms June Wanza succumbed to complications arising from the surgery […]

Kenya: Kenyans Now Wait for Action As Graft Summit Ends

By Edwin Okoth When in 2017 a seemingly frustrated President Uhuru Kenyatta posed “mnataka nifanye nini?” (What do you want me to do?), many interpreted the now famous rhetorical question to mean he had given up on the war against corruption. It was, the President suggested, a lonely fight as individuals and institutions tasked with […]

South Africa: What Matric Pass Rate Means for Universities

Photo: SABC Digital News/YouTube analysis By Suellen Shay, University of Cape Town South Africa’s Minister of Basic Education announced a 2018 matric pass rate of 78.2% in the first week of January as well as a number of other significant achievements. These are academic results of students in their final year of high school. The […]

Africa: Is Boko Haram’s Notorious Leader About to Return From the Dead Again?

Photo: Premium Times analysis By Jacob Zenn Two years ago, Islamic State expelled Shekau from its West Africa “province” for being too hard-line. Is it preparing to reverse course? Since 2009, when Boko Haram first launched its insurgency, the group’s most recognisable leader has been Abubakar Shekau. The notorious leader has featured in countless videos, […]

Kenya:National Examiner Issues Tough Rules to Curb Cheating

Photo: Tonny Omondi/Daily Nation By Ouma Wanzala The national examiner has issued strict guidelines to school principals on how they should administer exams to curb cheating. In a circular to the principals dated October 22, Kenya National Examination Council (Knec) said they will be required to pick the examination materials from containers at 6am. The […]

Entertainment

MeToo in Nollywood is a Silent Movement Due to the Culture of Silence

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Hollywood, Meet Nollywood

Editor’s note: This post originally said Nollywood was bigger than Bollywood. We’ve updated the post to reflect that Nollywood has more revenues than Bollywood on a per capita basis — a crucial distinction. Nollywood will be the next big thing in world cinema. Just believe it. Nigeria’s movie industry is thriving, and it’s about time […]

6 things Emeka Ike thinks of Nigeria movie industry

With over 100 movies to his credit, Emeka Ike has revealed some of his thoughts about Nollywood. In an interview with Punch published in January 2019, the actor touched on his sincere thoughts about the fast-growing Nigerian movie industry. Here are the six things Emeka Ike thinks of the Nigerian movie industry. 1. State of […]

Festering Wound in Caroline Ekanem’s Heart

The love tale of Caroline Ekanem, ex-wife of Musa Danjuma, would make a good read, if beautifully knitted by a powerful writer. She hugged the limelight after she joined Nigeria’s movie industry, aka Nollywood, some years ago. Though she was never on the A-list category, she was rather known for her beautiful face. Besides, she […]

Strengthening of Nigeria-India economic tie will boost economy – Abuja chamber

Mr Adetokunbo Kayode, President,  Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) has called for strengthening of Nigeria-India economic ties to enhance the nation’s economy. Media and Strategy Officer of the chamber, Mr Gena Lubem, said in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja that Kayode made the call while delivering the Nigerian Organised Private Sector (OPS) […]

Health

Lassa fever outbreak: Kwara health workers suspend strike

The Congress of the Coalition of Health Sector Unions (COHESU), Kwara branch, has suspended its indefinite strike due to the outbreak of Lassa fever, Yellow fever and Polio in some parts of the state. This was contained in a statement jointly signed by Mr Joseph Adekanye, Chairman of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and […]

Globacom: Nigeria’s March To A Digital Future

Fifteen years ago, telecommunications company, Globacom, was born to make telephony and allied services accessible and affordable to every African across all levels of society. Right from inception, the Glo brand espoused certain fundamental values such as providing world class cutting edge, up-to-the-minute technology; best value for money; never-say-die spirit and; its pride in the […]

Nigeria, Others Spend $14 Billion Importing Pharmaceutical Products

By Femi Adekoya Nigeria and other African countries currently spend at least $14 billion on importation of pharmaceutical products needed in the continent, owing to lack of capacity in local products, therefore exporting needed jobs to other countries, United Nation’s Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe, has said. Songwe said Africa should […]

Health stories that made headlines last week

JOHESU: Health workers’ strike looms in Nigeria The Nigerian health workers under the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) have threatened to resume their suspended strike. JOHESU on Wednesday threatened to resume the industrial action it suspended last year May, if the dispute is not resolved within two weeks. JOHESU, through its chairman, Biobelemoye Josiah, issued […]

It’s Official: Nigeria gravely lacks doctors to address citizens’ health needs

Nigeria, Africa’s largest country, is in dire need of doctors to meet the health needs of its citizens, official statistics show. Only one medical doctor is available to cater for every 4,845 Nigerians, the official data sourced by PREMIUM TIMES show. Nigeria’s population, according to the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics, was estimated at 193.4 million […]