Saturday, 16 February 2019

Election postponed: Buhari planning to sack INEC chairman, appoint Amina Zakari, CUPP alleges

The Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari was planning a change of leadership in the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, following the postponement of 2019 general elections.

CUPP alleged that the president’s plan was against the backdrop of his unfavorable disposition to the postponement which stopped the staggered elections as allegedly planned by the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.

INEC chairman's full statement postponing the general elections to Feb. 23rd & March 9th

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed the 2019 general elections.

The announcement was made early Saturday morning by INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, this at a press briefing after a crucial meeting held by top officials of the commission in Abuja.

INEC postpones general elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed the 2019 general elections.

The announcement was made early Saturday morning by INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, this at a press briefing after a crucial meeting held by top officials of the commission in Abuja.

We’ve taken a decision on the elections, INEC says after crucial meeting (Video)

The Chief Press Secretary to the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Rotimi Oyekanmi, says the commission will soon announce its decision about the general elections.

ChannelsTV reports that Oyekanmi said this on Saturday morning while briefing journalists about the crucial meeting being held by top officials of the commission.

INEC 'to postpone' Saturday’s elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is reportedly considering postponing Saturday’s presidential and national assembly elections.

According to Premium Times, sources close to the electoral commission said the postponement being considered is due to some logistics challenges being faced by the commission in many states.

Friday, 15 February 2019

2019 Elections: Desmond Elliott, Banky W, Emeka Ike… the five celebrities contesting for political positions

The 2019 general elections in Nigeria kicks off on Saturday and contestants are not just seasoned politicians; celebrities and experts from various sectors of the country are also trying to get into political positions.

A look at the candidates list showed that there are five of them.

Two Nigerian brothers arrested as “potential suspects” in Jussie Smollett attack

Two Nigerian brothers have been arrested as “potential suspects” in the Empire actor Jussie Smollet attack

Chicago Police arrested Olabinjo “Ola” and Abimbola “Abel” Osundairo at O’Hare International Airport, as they were returning from a trip to Nigeria.

2019 Elections: Ballot papers for Niger east, north goes missing

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Niger has said elections for the senatorial positions in Niger east and north may not hold on Saturday as the ballot papers meant for the zone are missing.

66 killed in Kaduna few hours to elections

No fewer than 66 persons have been killed by unknown gunmen in Kaduna few hours to the general elections.

The killings took place in eight settlements across Kajuru local government area of  the state. Women and children were listed among the victims

Chimamanda Adichie’s “Americanah” recommended as one of “the greatest ever loves stories” on Today Show

In the world of books, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s name carries so much weight.

Buzzfeed Books‘ founding editor, Isaac Fitzgerald has recommended Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s book, Americanah as one of “the best love stories in literature”.

Davido becomes first Nigerian panelist on Comedy Central Roast

Davido has been selected as one of the panelists at the upcoming Comedy Central Roast, making him the first Nigerian to ever to grace the stage.

Agbani Darego shows off hot bikini body in new photos

Former Miss World, Agbani Darego has been tantalizing her Instagram followers with her hot bikini body.

INEC 'replaces' burnt card readers, ballot boxes, voting cubicles, in Anambra, Plateau states

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has replaced the card readers destroyed at the head office of the commission in Anambra state on Tuesday.

A container laden with card readers was burnt at the commission office in Awka, the state capital.

US secretary of state, Michael Pompeo calls Atiku ahead of elections

The United States secretary of state, Michael Pompeo, placed a call to presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, on Friday.

Atiku disclosed this via his official Twitter handle but did not give details of his conversation with Pompeo.

#BBNaija star, Alex celebrates 23rd birthday with stunning photos

Big Brother Naija finalist, Asogwa Alexandra Amuche aka Alex Unusual, is 23 years today, Feb. 15.

To celebrate the special day, Alex has been sharing stunning photos from her recent shoot on Instagram.

Suspended Chief Justice Onnoghen pleads not guilty at Code of Conduct Tribunal

Suspended chief justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, has pleaded “not guilty” to the charges filed against him at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).

Onnoghen is being arraigned for a six-count charge bordering on false declaration of assets.

Thursday, 14 February 2019

50 Cent joins Gucci boycott, burns designer's shirt on Instagram video

50 Cent is adding more fire to the controversy surrounding best-selling fashion house Gucci.

The rapper posted an Instagram video in which he sets fire to a t-shirt from the popular designer.

Rapper 21 Savage leaves ICE prison with his mom after being released from custody

Rapper 21 Savage has been released from an immigration detention center in Georgia after being held for about ten days.

The rapper was released from the Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla on Wednesday.

Nigerians react to this CNN's post on Atiku & Buhari

CNN decided to use this caption for its latest article about the upcoming presidential election in Nigeria - but it seems they didn't look inward before pointing fingers.

Bill Cosby speaks from prison, compares himself to Martin Luther, Gandhi, Mandela

Bill Cosby is speaking out from behind bars, and comparing himself to some of the world's most respected political prisoners in history. 

In his statement, Cosby compares his time in prison to the sentences of Martin Luther King, Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, while at the same time saying he has no remorse for any of his actions.

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

American scientists develop air-conditioning clothes that regulate body temperature

Scientists at the University of Maryland has developed a fabric that can automatically regulate the amount of heat that passes through it.

The scientists produced the fabric using a specially engineered yarn comprising two different synthetic materials, one absorbs water and the other repels it.

Three killed as Boko Haram opens fire on Governor Shettima's convoy in Borno

The convoy of the governor of Borno state, Kashim Shettima, was attacked by suspected members of Boko Haram on Tuesday.

The terror group reportedly launched the attack while the governor and his campaign team were on their way to Gamboru Ngala, killing three persons, including an aide of the governor identified as Usman Bagidos.

NYSC warns corps members on election duty not to collect snacks, drinks

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has warned corps members on election duty not to collect  snacks and drinks from unknown persons during the elections.

NYSC director-general, Suleiman Kazaure, gave the warning while addressing corps members in Gombe state.

Stephanie Linus & husband shine at the Pan African Film & Arts Festival, PAFF in Los Angeles (Photos)

Nollywood actress Stephanie Linus and her husband, Linus Idahosa, are currently in Los Angeles for the ongoing 2019 Pan African Film & Arts Festival, PAFF.

The couple have been attending different events at the PAFF, including the opening ceremony, screening her hit movie “Dry” and lots more.

NJC gives acting CJN Tanko Muhammad 7-days to respond to fresh petition

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has given acting chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, seven days to respond a fresh petition against him.

In a statement on Wednesday, spokesman of NJC, Soji Oye, said the petition was sent to the council by the Action People’s Party (APP).
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