JUST IN: Ayu steps down as PDP National Chairman

The embattle National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, senator Iyorchia Ayu has stepped aside. Senator Ayu stepped down on Tuesday afternoon following a court order that barred him from parading himself as the party’s national chairman. The Deputy National Chairman Umar Damagun spoke to the media at the national headquarters of the party in Abuja and said he stepped in as the Acting chairman. Recall that a high court sitting in Makurdi had granted an ex-parte order stopping the Iyorchia Ayu from parading himself as the National Chairman, PDP.…

BREAKING: CBN confirms releasing old notes into circulation,directs Banks to work Saturdays, Sundays

The Central Bank of Nigeria, (CBN) has confirmed the evacuation of banknotes from its vaults to commercial banks across the country as part of a coordinated effort to ease the circulation of banknotes of various denominations.   The is as the apex bank directed all commercial banks to open for operation on Saturdays and Sundays.   The Acting Director, Corporate Communications Department of the CBN, Dr. Isa AbdulMumin, disclosed this in Abuja, on Friday, stating that a substantial amount of money, in various denominations, had been received by the commercial…

BREAKING: Court of Appeal upholds Adeleke’s victory as duly elected Osun Governor 

The Court of Appeal has affirmed Ademola Adeleke as the winner of July 16, 2022 governorship election in Osun state.   Delivering judgment in the appeal filed by Adeleke on Friday, a three-member panel of justices held that the election tribunal erred when it ruled that the 1st and 2nd respondents (Gboyega Oyetola and the All Progressives Congress) proved their allegation of over-voting.   According to the panel of judges which issued its verdict on Friday, Adeleke is the duly elected Governor of the state. The Osun governorship election tribunal,…

BREAKING: Sultan Announces commencement of Ramadan Fasting 

The Sultan of Sokoto and President of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, Mohammed Abubakar, has announced the commencement of Ramadan fasting. Abubakar said the crescent for the commencement of the Ramadan fasting has been sighted. In a broadcast on Wednesday night, the Sultan said Muslims in the country should commence fasting on Thursday, March 23. PRNigeria

World’s oldest king Ohworode of Olomu dies @ 106

The Ohworode of Olomu Kingdom in Delta State, His Royal Majesty, Ovie Richard Layieguen Ogbon, Ogoni Oghoro I, is dead. The world’s oldest monarch’s demise was announced yesterday during a meeting of the traditional council at the Ohworode palace in Ogoni Olomu. Making the announcement, Olorogun Macaulay Ovbagbedia, Otota of Olomu Kingdom said, “We can confirm today that our Ohworode has gone back to God. He lived a great life, he served the Government well and his people. “We are mourning and celebrating, reason is because he was old but…

BREAKING: Atiku withdraws court application against INEC

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has withdrawn his application over the sorting of the electoral materials he would need to prepare a petition he intends to lodge against the outcome of the February 25 election. It was learnt that Atiku’s decision to discontinue the fresh application comes after a meeting with officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at the headquarters of the commission in Abuja on Tuesday.   INEC had promised to allow PDP agents to observe the process of sorting out…

JUST IN: FG postpones 2023 national census

The Nigerian government has announced the postponement of the 2023 population and housing census earlier scheduled for March 29 to May 2023.     Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed made the announcement when he briefed State House correspondents at the end of the meeting of the Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja.   According to the minister, the decision to shift the census was necessitated by the postponement of the gubernatorial and State Assembly elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission…

IWD: Orelope-Adefulire reiterates OSSAP-SDGs’ commitment to Welfare of Women

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals, Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire has reiterated the commitment of her office to the welfare and advancement of Nigerian women. Princess Orelope-Adefulire said this in a message in Abuja to commemorate the 2023 International Women’s Day, adding that the task of ensuring gender equality in the nation should be embraced, encouraged and promoted by all segments of the Nigerian society. According to her, “while ensuring equally opportunities for all without regard for gender will help accelerate the development of the country…

BREAKING: INEC postpones Governorship and State Assembly elections to March 18

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed the governorship and state assembly elections till March 18, 2023.     According to reports, the exercise which was previously scheduled to hold on March 11 was shifted due to a logistics crisis stemming from BVAS configuration, and transportation.   The decision was made on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, following a meeting of the commission’s executives.   “We should be able to get everything in order before March 18,” a source familiar with the development said.   The meeting was still underway…

JUST IN: Labour Party endorses Makinde as Candidate Ahead of March 11 Guber

The Labour Party in Oyo State has adopted the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Governor Seyi Makinde ahead of March 11 gubernatorial election.   The Party, which has been having impressive run during the election process has disclosed at Press Conference held on Sunday at the party Secretariat, Molete, Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State.     The Press Conference was attended by all the State Working Committee of the party, National Assembly and State Assembly candidates and members of the party.   The State Party chairman, Hon…