Thursday, 21 March 2019

Cadbury Nigeria appoints first female MD in 50 years

Cadbury Nigeria Plc has appointed Oyeyimika Adeboye as its first female managing director since the company was established over 50 years ago.

According to a notice posted on the Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE) on Thursday, Adeboye’s appointment is effective from April 1.

Mercy Johnson set to launch a 'magic' to help women get the "best body" without surgery.

Nigerian star actress, Mercy Johnson-Okojie is set to launch a 'magic' that will help women get the "best body" they want without surgery.

The mother of the three shared the news on Instagram with steamy photos of her looking slimmer.

It is time for U.S. to recognize Israel's sovereignty over Golan Heights - Trump

Donald Trump has announced that the US will recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, captured from Syria in 1967, a move that is considered a huge gift to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu just three weeks before the election.

Supplementary elections to hold in 18 states, Lagos, Ebonyi, Imo, Kogi, Edo (Full list)

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says Saturday’s supplementary elections will take place in 18 states.

A document released by INEC on Thursday showed supplementary governorship polls will hold in five states including Bauchi (14 LGAs), Benue (22 LGAs), Plateau (9 LGAs) Kano (29 LGAs) and Sokoto (22 LGAs)

UEFA fine Ronaldo €20,000 for celebration mocking Diago Simeone

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been fined 20,000 euros by UEFA for a goal celebration in the Italian club’s win over Atletico Madrid in the last 16 of the Champions League.

Atletico boss Diego Simeone had turned to fans and grabbed his crotch during his side's 2-0 first-leg victory.

ISIS will be eliminated tonight – Trump declares

The United States President, Donald Trump has declared that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) will be eliminated from its last territory in Syria by Thursday.

Trump, who spoke at the White House, announced that the last of the Islamic State’s territory in Syria was currently being liberated by US-backed forces and that the situation would be resolved “by tonight”.

Onnoghen’s asset forms haven’t been verified by CBB since 2016, ex-director says as FG closes cases against suspended CJN

A prosecution witness, Awal Usman Yakassai, on Thursday, admitted before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, that the two assets declaration forms submitted over two years ago by the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, have not been verified by the Code of Conduct Bureau.

US Embassy disappointed in quality of 2019 elections in Nigeria

The US Embassy in Nigeria has expressed disappointment in the quality of the 2019 elections in Nigeria.

The US Embassy said in a statement on Thursday that low turnout of voters, voter intimidation, interference by security forces, vote buying and violence reportedly marred the conduct of the elections in some locations.

Jason Njoku’s birthday message to wife Mary is a beautiful love story

CEO of iROKOtv, Jason Njoku took to Instagram to share his love story with wife, actress Mary Njoku, on his birthday message to her.

In his birthday message, Jason revealed that he met Mary eight years ago.

2Baba becomes first Fellow of School of Music at Obafemi Awolowo University

Nigerian music legend, Innocent Idibia aka 2Baba was on Wednesday selected as a Fellow of the School of Music by the Department of Music, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife.

The singer becomes the first ever recipient of the award which was presented to him at the department’s 1st public lecture and fellowship award ceremony.

#BBNaija organisers ask viewers vote in a hopeful contestant from these candidates

Multichoice, the organizers of Big Brother Naija has released ten names of candidates given second chance likely to be housemates for 2019 reality show.

Multichoice in a statement on its website on Thursday asked viewers to vote any favourite candidate of their choice listed in order to be shortlisted into the BBNaija house.

Nigerian gay activist Jide Macaulay set to be ordain priest by Church of England

Church of England (Anglican Communion) is set to ordain a Nigerian gay man, Jide Macaulay, priest.

Jide, who left for UK after his attempt to set up a gay-based Church, House of Rainbow, failed in Nigeria, announced this on his Instagram page.

Two corps members shot dead by 'cultists' in Bayelsa

Two serving members of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) have been shot to death in Bayelsa.

SaharaReporters reports that three corps members were shot by suspected cultists in Swali community of Yenagoa, on Wednesday night.

INEC fixes date for completion of electoral process in Rivers, postpones Adamawa supplementary election indefinitely

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has released the timeline for the completion of the electoral process in Rivers state.

INEC Commissioner in charge of Voter Education and Information, Festus Okoye at a media briefing in Abuja said collation and announcement of results in the Rivers Governorship election will take place between 2nd and 5th of April, 2019 at a venue to be decided by stakeholders

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Okorocha sues INEC over certificate of return

Outgoing governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, has sued the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for refusing to recognise him as winner of the election in Imo west senatorial district.

In a suit filed at the federal high court in Abuja, Okorocha asked the court to compel INEC to issue him the certificate of return having been declared winner of the election.

I’ll recover my stolen mandate - Atiku

Presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, says he is confident in getting his “stolen mandate” from the court.

He spoke on Wednesday during a courtesy call on the southern and middle belt leaders at the Abuja residence of Edwin Clark, a leader of the group.

Policemen beat Civil Defence official to death in the presence of his family in Abuja

Officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has been allegedly killed by unidentified police officers in Abuja.

The incident occurred on Tuesday near a military check point close to a branch of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) around Nyanya market.

Actress Etinosa Idemudia warns fans to drink responsibly after her nude Instagram live video

Nollywood actress and comedian Etinosa Idemudia was in the news few days after she went stack naked on singer MC Galaxy's Instagram live video.

MC Galaxy had on Friday night did his usual Instagram live video with fans.

Tribunal gives senator Shehu Sani access to inspect electoral materials

Senator Shehu San has been granted access to inspect materials used during the February 23 national assembly elections in his Kaduna central district.

In the suit dated March 15 and filed on March 18, Sani asked for an order compelling the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to allow him inspect materials used during the election.

#InternationalDayOfHappiness: Nigeria ranks 85 on 2019 Global Happiness Report

Today, March 20, is International Day of Happiness and Nigeria has been ranked 85 out of 156 countries and second in sub-Saharan Africa in 2019.

This is according to the annual Global Happiness Policy Report produced by the Global Happiness Council, which was released on Wednesday. It was edited by John F. Helliwell, Richard Layard, Jeffrey D. Sachs, et al.

Bill Clinton invites 8-year-old Nigerian chess genius, Tanitoluwa Adewumi

Former US president, Bill Clinton, has asked to meet Tanitoluwa Adewumi, the eight-year-old Nigerian chess genius conquering the world of chess in the US.

Over the weekend, New York Times columnist, Nicholas Kristof, wrote extensively about Adewunmi’s historic rise in Manhattan, and how he just won his category at the New York State chess championship.

Data from INEC’s server showed Atiku defeated Buhari with 1.6 million votes - PDP

Presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has claimed that he defeated President Muhammadu Buhari by 1,615,302 votes.

According to Punch, Atiku made the claim in a petition he and his party filed before the presidential election tribunal.

PDP threatens to halt Buhari’s inauguration, petitions NJC over judge who stopped collation of Bauchi poll

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the court order stopping the collation of pending results of the Bauchi governorship election.

The party described the order as unconstitutional, and threatened to obtain similar ones stopping the swearing in of all candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) “particularly President Muhammadu Buhari”.

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Koffi Olomidé found guilty of raping his 15-year old dancer

Congolese music star Koffi Olomidé has been found guilty of statutory rape for raping one of his dancers when she was 15 years old.

He was handed a two years suspended jail sentence by a court in Nanterre, outside Paris, France. He was sentenced in absentia as he was a no show, BBC reports.

INEC suspends collation of Bauchi governorship election results following court order

The Independent National Electoral Commission  (INEC) has suspended the collation of the governorship election in Bauchi state.

Ibrahim Abdullahi, Bauchi resident electoral commissioner (REC), announced this at a press briefing on Tuesday.
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