Poll: Abuja records 15% voter turnout · APC sweeps FCT councils

Reports from across the six area councils of the Federal Capital Territory indicate that low turnout of voters characterized the just concluded chairmanship and councillorship election in the territory. 

Our correspondents who monitored the exercise in different locations also gathered tha [...]

Sun, 10 March 2019

Saraki dethroned, Tinubu keeps Lagos, Rivers boils · PDP gains Oyo, loses Gombe

It was the final knell for Senate President Bukola Saraki’s hold on Kwara politics as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Mr AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, was declared winner of the governorship race by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.


Sun, 10 March 2019

Low turnout of voters in Lugbe

Low turnout of voters was witnessed in Lugbe for the area council elections, as most voters stayed away.

In Polling Unit 009, Lugbe Primary School, very low turnout compared to the last election where as early as 8am voters had organised a queue that stretched almost to the main road and curved [...]

Sun, 10 March 2019

Card reader rejected me tree times, says Kwali chair

The chairman of Kwali area council, Hon. Joseph Shazin, has applauded the use of the card reader by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, though the machine could not read his fingerprint thrice.

Speaking to The Abuja Inquirer after casting his vote at Central Primary School, Kwa [...]

Sun, 10 March 2019

Corps members accuse official of extortion

 National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, members serving in Karu local government of Nasarawa state have alleged that the NYSC local government inspector was using the Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Department, SAED, to extort them. 

The corps members who spoke under the conditio [...]

Sun, 10 March 2019

Abuja natives drum support for Bello’s reappointment

Following President Muhammadu Buhari's pronouncement that only people of integrity will form his next cabinet, natives of Abuja have called for the reappointment the present Federal Capital Territory minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, for another term. 

The natives under the aegis of FCT [...]

Sun, 10 March 2019

North Korea ’preparing rocket launch’, images suggest

Satellite images of a facility near Pyongyang suggest that North Korea may be preparing to launch a missile or a satellite.

The increase in activity is around a site known as Sanumdong, where North Korea assembled most of its ballistic missiles and rockets.

It comes after reports earlier [...]

Sun, 10 March 2019

US citizens will need a visa to visit Europe starting in 2021

US citizens traveling to Europe without a visa will be a thing of the past come 2021.

The European Union announced on Friday that American travelers will need a new type of visa -- a European Travel Information and Authorization System or ETIAS -- to visit the European Schengen Area.

The [...]

Sun, 10 March 2019


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