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Month: February 2024


INEC Suspends Electoral Officer over Missing Ballot Papers in Plateau Rerun

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended Mr. Fred Ogboji, the Electoral Officer for Jos North Local Government Area, following the disappearance of ballot papers during Saturday’s rerun election in Plateau State. In a statement issued on Sunday, Mr….


Plateau: INEC postpones elections in 18 polling units

As the re-run elections for Plateau North Senatorial district election and Bassa/Jos North Federal constituency get under way on Saturday, the Independent National Electoral Commission has announced plans to conduct fresh elections in 18 polling units. The Resident Electoral Commissioner…


Terrorists invade Borno police station, kill officers, cart away ammunition

No fewer than four policemen have killed by suspected members of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) during an attack on a police station at Nganzai Local Government Area of Borno State. The ISWAP fighters also carted away…


Benue APC suspends welfare secretary

The Benue State Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has approved the suspension of the State Welfare Secretary of the party, Benjamin Omakolo. A statement issued by the party’s state publicity secretary, Daniel Ihomun, on Saturday in Makurdi…


Again, CBN Adjusts Exchange Rate to N1,413.62/$1

Amid stakeholders’ rejection of the N1,356.883 exchange rate, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Saturday readjusted the exchange rate on the Customs platform to N1,413.62/$1. This review of the exchange rate came less than 24 hours after the CBN…


Senegal president calls off February 25 election

The President of Senegal, Macky Sall, on Saturday announced the indefinite postponement of a presidential election scheduled for February 25, just hours before official campaigning was due to start. In an address to the nation, Sall said he signed a…


Oyo installs seven traditional rulers in Ogbomoso

Oyo State Government on Saturday installed and presented instrument of Office to seven traditional rulers in Ogbomoso axis of the State. The newly installed traditional rulers are: the Olodanbon of Odanbon – Prince Adeyemi Joel Olusola; Baale Yaku – Chief…


Southern Muslims to pay N4.9m for 2024 hajj

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria has fixed the final fare prices for the 2024 Hajj pilgrimage exercise. The commission had earlier in October, pegged the initial fare deposit at N4.5m, noting that the fixed amount was “in tandem with…


Aiyedatiwa Nominates Ajulo, Sowore, 4 Others As Commissioners In Ondo

Ondo State governor, Hon. Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa, has nominated six persons for appointment as Commissioners to assist him in the day-to-day running of the government of the state. In a statement issued on Friday by his chief press secretary, Ebenezer…


AFCON: Super Eagles starting XI for Angola clash

In the AFCON 2023 quarter-final clash between the Super Eagles and Angola today, Friday, February 2, goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali will return to action after recovering from injury. The Eagles’ defence will consist of Zaidu Sanusi and Ola Aina, forming a…