Nigeria News

March 2023

Ezekwesili Warns Buhari Government Against Arresting Obi, Datti

Former Minister of Education, Obiageli Ezekwesili, has dismissed as “nonsense” a call by Festus Keyamo for the State Security Service to arrest Peter Obi and Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed for treason. 




I Don’t Need A First Lady To Govern Benue State – Governor-Elect, Reverend Father Alia

The Benue State governor-elect, Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Iormem Alia, has said that he has worked for over 32 years as a Catholic Priest without a wife, therefore he did not need a First Lady to govern the

Niger Election: APC’s Umar Bago Declared Winner

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Umar Bago of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of Saturday’s governorship election in Niger State. 





Kwankwaso Raises Alarm Over Alleged Attempts To Declare Kano Governorship Poll Inconclusive

The presidential candidate of New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Rabiu Kwankwaso, has expressed his disapproval of alleged attempts to declare the governorship election in Kanos State inconclusive. 





Again, APC Chairman, Adamu Loses Poling Unit

The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, has lost his polling unit to the Peoples Democratic Party in the governorship and House of Assembly elections held yesterday in Nasarawa State. 

Ekiti Doctors Set To Strike Over Poor Welfare

The doctors under the umbrella of the National Association of Government General Medical and Dental Practitioners (NAGGMP), Ekiti State chapter, are set to down their tools beginning from midmight Friday today. 




Bauchi Declares 2-Day Break For Elections

Bauchi state government has declared a two-day break for the state-owned schools ahead of the governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections on Saturday. 




Nigerians To Pay N1,000 NIN Verification Fee During Passport Application From April 1

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), has said Nigerians would, from April 1, pay a N1,000 fee for verification of their National Identification Number (NIN) during passport application. 




FG To Charge Helicopter Landing Fees — Minister

In the quest for improved revenue generation in the aviation sector, the Federal Government through the Ministry of Aviation is looking at ways of collecting landing fees from helicopters operating in Nigerian airspace.

Obi Is The Hero of This Election, He Stopped North From Retaining Power – Wike

Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike has described the Labor Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, as the hero of the just-concluded election. 






President Buhari Hails Nigerian Professor Who Won $300k History Prize

President Muhammadu Buhari has hailed Saheed Aderinto, the US-based Nigerian professor, who won the Dan David history prize of $300,000. 






Tinubu’s Victory Stands, Presidency Tells PDP, LP

The Presidency said regardless of alleged irregularities and harsh criticism of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, the results of the February 25 presidential and National Assembly elections stand until otherwise proven in court. 





Deputy Governorship Candidate Dumps ADP For Labor Party

The deputy governorship candidate of the African Democratic Party in Abia, Ifeoma Okoya-Thomas, says she has dumped the ADP for the Labor Party. 




I’m Glad To Sacrifice My Political Career For Tinubu’s Presidency - Seyi Makinde

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo has said he was glad to sacrifice his political career for the emergence of Bola Tinubu as president-elect of the country. 





Fuel Queues Return To Abuja, Other States

The scarcity of Premium Motor Spirit, popularly called petrol, has again returned to Abuja, Nasarawa, Niger, Kaduna and other states, causing massive queues at the few filling stations that dispensed the product in the affected areas. 



Presidential Poll Failed To Meet Nigerians’ Expectations – US Ambassador

Eight days after Nigeria held its presidential poll, the United States, has said that the exercise failed to meet the expectations of Nigerians.

Labor Party Replaces Assassinated Senatorial Candidate In Enugu With Younger Brother

The Labor Party has picked Mr Kelvin Chukwu, the younger brother of the slain senatorial candidate for Enugu East senatorial zone, Oyibo Chukwu, for the March 11 senatorial election for the zone.




2023 Elections: Court Grants Obi, Atiku’s Request To Inspect Election Materials

The Court of Appeal Abuja has granted the request of the candidates of Labor Party (LP) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi and Atiku Abubakar, respectively, to have access to all the sensitive materials the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) deployed for the conduct of the presidential election held on February 25. 

JAMB Dismisses Two Staff Over Misconduct

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, said it has dismissed two of its staff for gross misconduct. 

Ex- Governor Fayose Congratulates Tinubu

A former Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has congratulated Bola Tinubu on his presidential election victory as he also called for the resignation of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Chairman Iyorchia Ayu.
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