Elections Characterised By Low Turn-out In South-East

Low turnout of voters were witnessed in most parts of the polling units visited in the South East of Enugu, Anambra, Abia, Ebonyi and Imo States. Those who monitored the elections in some parts of the zone reports that few voters are seen trickling to their various polling centres as at 10a.m. Although, the exercise has so far been peaceful, only little security presence was observed as compared to the Presidential/National Assembly Elections of Feb. 23. INEC officials and materials arrived early in most centres visited in the zone. At…

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Davido Goes Gaga, Buys Cars For His Team

Davido “We rise by lifting others…” is the statement made by pop act, Davido when he won Artiste Of The Year at the 2018 edition og The Headies. The statement was meant to reflect the reason he always has a pose around him. Now he’s going further by splurging on brand new automobiles for members of his “30 Billion Gang”. Not one to be unnecessarily modest, he shared images of one of his crew members, Aloma whom he just bought a Mercedez Benz. He went on to declare that he…

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JUST IN: Plane Of Ethiopian Airlines Crashes With 157 On Board

An Ethiopian Airlines plane crashes on way to Nairobi An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 on a routine flight from Addis Ababa to Nairobi, Kenya has crashed, with 149 passengers and eight crew members on board. It was not clear whether there were any survivors in the crash that occurred Sunday morning. A message of condolence by the office of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed suggested that there were some deaths. “The Office of the PM, on behalf of the Government and people of Ethiopia, would like to express its deepest condolences…

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Actor Desmond Elliot Re-elected To Lagos Assembly

Desmond Elliot Nollywood star, Desmond Elliot, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been re-elected in the Surulere constituency l Lagos State House of Assembly election. In the result announced on Sunday, he scored 15,357 votes, while Benjamin Olasunkanmi, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) came second with 3,628 votes. The State Constituency Returning Officer, Dr Bolajoko Dixon-Ogbechi from the University of Lagos, made the declaration at the Surulere Local Government Collation Centre in Lagos. ” Desmond Olusola Elliot of APC having satisfied the requirements of the law…

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Massive Security Presence In Lagos As Polls Begin

Security men at a checkpoint Heavy security presence and strict enforcement of movement restriction were noticed in parts of Lagos on Saturday as residents of the state troop out for the governorship and the State Assembly elections. Stern-looking soldiers manned many roads as early as 6 a.m to effect the restriction order. This was unlike the February 23 Presidential and National Assembly election, which had only a few areas blocked by the army officers. Drivers of commercial vehicles then exploited the loose security. The soldiers shunned all appeals by almost…

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JUST IN: Gunmen Set Electoral Materials Ablaze in Benue

All electoral materials for Mbalom ward in Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue State, were in the wee hours of Saturday, burnt by armed hoodlums. According to a witness, the hoodlums on arrival fired shots in the air before setting on fire the RCM Primary School Aya, housing the materials. Mrs Ngunan Yongo, the Electoral Officer for the local government area, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a telephone conversation. The EO said the materials were yet to be distributed to polling units in…

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AMCON Solicits For More Female Slots In Financial Services Industry In Nigeria

Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Peak Performance Academy and Guest Speaker, Mrs. Modupe Wigwe (sitting middle) with the Group Head, Corporate Services, Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), Mrs. Iyatum Adode-Kobiti (sitting 3rd from right) in a group photograph with AMCON female staff at the end of the 1-day event marking the 2019 International Women’s Day (IWD) at the weekend In commemoration of the International Women’s Day (IWD) the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), Mr. Ahmed Lawan Kuru has called on parents to educate the girl…

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US Embassy, NCC Partner To Firm Up IP System in Nigeria

Director-General, Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC), Mr. John Asein (M) at a meeting with United States Embassy delegates to the NCC. L-R: Economic Counselor, US Embassy,Ms Susan Garro;  Coordinator, International Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property (ICHIP), US Department of Justice (USDOJ),Ms Tanya Hill; Director, Legal Services, NCC, Mr. Abdul Ter-Kohol and Director, Finance and Accounts, NCC, Mr. Mark Obasi at the Commission’s (NCC) Headquarters, Abuja In a bid to strengthen the Intellectual Property system in Nigeria, the United States Government has expressed its commitment, to partner with the Nigerian Copyright Commission…

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Hope Reality Movement Moves To Finally Seal Imo Guber For Uzodimma

Hope Reality Movement members at a strategic meeting As the elections for the governorship and state houses of assembly come in a matter of hours, political parties and stakeholders in the fray have retreated from the campaign fields to tactically strategise for the main event holding on Saturday, March 9, 2019 in all the states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. One group that is not leaving any stone unturned nor anything to chance in that respect is the Hope Reality Movement (HRM) which is driving…

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Diocese of Lagos (Anglican Communion) Centenary

 Events marking the Centenary of Diocese of Lagos (Anglican Communion) reached some appreciable height with a rally recently in the city as the clergy and some prominent members took to dancing on the streets and happily singing praises to God for His glorious works in the church.  L-R: Immediate past Bishop of Diocese of Lagos, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Rt. Rev. Adebola Ademowo, his wife, Mrs. Oluranti Ademowo, Diocesan Bishop of Lagos, Rt. Rev. Humphrey Olumakaiye and his wife Prof. Motunrayo Olumakaiye at the Centenary rally organized by Diocese…

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