*PDP rigged Edo election – Oshimhole *Baba Suwe is sick – Yomi Fabiyi

*PDP rigged Edo election – Oshimhole *Baba Suwe is sick – Yomi Fabiyi



PDP rigged Edo election – Oshimhole

Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, has fired back at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, saying they were the actual riggers of the September 28 governorship election in the state.

He said Pastor Ize-Iyamu could not have scored more than 50,000 votes if the election was not rigged. Read more

Baba Suwe is sick – Yomi Fabiyi

Popular Nigerian actor, Babatunde Omidina, popularly known as “Baba Suwe”, is sick.

The health of “Baba Suwe’’ deteriorating, said Producer and Actor Yomi Fabiyi who tried to reach out for assistance. Read more

Erisco plans to shut down Nigeria factory

An indigenous tomato manufacturer, Erisco Foods Limited has announced the plan to shut down its manufacturing businesses in Nigeria owing to unfavourable operating climate.

President/CEO of the company, Chief Eric Umeofia who addressed the media in Lagos on Wednesday said the cost of running both the Nigerian farms in Katsina and fresh tomato paste processing plant business in Lagos had become so exorbitant given the high cost of sourcing for foreign exchange (forex) as well as the inability of regulatory agencies to halt the high rate of importation and dumping of imported tomato paste in the country. Read more

Court adjourns ex-governor Goje’s case to November 22

A Gombe Federal High Court sitting in Jos on Wednesday adjourned the five-year-old case involving former governor Danjuma Goje till November 22.

Justice Babatunde Quadri adjourned the case to enable the prosecution tender the financial regulations and due process documents mentioned by the witness during proceedings, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. Read more

Diageo scraps plan to raise Guinness Nigeria stake in tough market

Diageo (DGE.L) has scrapped plans to lift its stake in Guinness Nigeria (GUINNES.LG) due to tough conditions in one of its biggest markets for the world-famous stout, the drinks company said on Wednesday.

The decision by Diageo, which makes Johnnie Walker Scotch and Smirnoff vodka, is another blow to Africa’s biggest economy which is headed for its first full-year recession in quarter of a century following a plunge in oil prices. Read more

Kogi Makes History As Gov Bello Appoints First Female Media Aide

vcKogi Makes History As Gov Bello Appoints First Female Media Aide

Kogi State made history as Governor Yahaya Bello appoints Petra Akinti Onyegbule as the first ever female chief press secretary in the state. Onyegbule’s appointment which was confirmed on Tuesday also makes her the first in her position in northern Nigeria. Read more

Krishane Enlists Wande Cole For ‘Found Da Boi’
Here’s a perfect slither of afropop to sign out of summer with and enter the highly anticipated #CuffingSeason. Krishane teams up with Nigeria’s Wande Cole for the part reggae, part afrobeat hybrid banger, ‘Found Da Boi’.

After the success of his single ‘Inconsiderate’ alongside Patoranking, Krishane continues his afro-reggae infusion with Wande Cole. ‘Found Da Boi’ is all about appreciating what’s in front of you and embracing happiness. Oozing happiness and joy, ‘Found Da Boi’ is one of those cute singles that will just make you smile. Read more

Kwara govt debunks group’s claims

The Kwara State government has said that the claim by the Organising for Kwara Political Action Group, that the infrastructure gap of the state is N450bn is untrue.

The Senior Special Assistant to the Kwara State Governor on Media and Communications, Dr. Muideen Akorede, in a statement on Wednesday said the fact that the government had conducted a study on infrastructural needs of the state and had identified a N225bn gap showed how visionary and serious the government of Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed is Read more

Hoodlums attack LASTMA officials in Lagos, vandalise van

Hoodlums on Wednesday attacked officials of the Lagos State Transport Management Authority at Costain Roundabout in Lagos and vandalised one of their patrol vehicles.

The hoodlums went on rampage over suspicion that one LASTMA official hit a commercial  bus driver with a charm while arresting him over traffic offence. Read more

Ondo gov election: INEC distributes 1.2m PVCs

The Independent National Electoral Commission in Ondo State on Wednesday said it had distributed a total of 1,201,073 Permanent Voter Cards to registered voters in the state.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Mr. Olusegun Agbaje, made this known at a stakeholders’ meeting in Akure. Read more

World teachers’ Day: ’27 states unable to pay salaries’

The Kwara State Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Teachers, Mr. Musa Abubakar, has said that 27 states in Nigeria have been unable to pay teachers’ salaries.

He added that workers and teachers, in particular, were the worst hit of Nigeria’s current economic recession. He spoke on Wednesday during the World Teachers’ Day in Ilorin. Read more

Rowdy session in Senate over special grants for Lagos

The Senate plenary became rowdy on Wednesday during the reading of a bill sponsored by Senator Oluremi Tinubu, seeking special fund for Lagos.

During the second reading of the bill, the Chief Whip, Sen. Olusola Adeyeye, one of those who supported the bill, had asked why the Federal Capital Territory was being subsidised by the Federal Government, whereas taxes were being paid for same government services in Lagos. Read more

‘Further naira devaluation suicide mission’

The South-South Chamber of Commerce has rejected further devaluation of the naira as suggested by the European Union, saying it is a “suicide mission”.

The Head of Trade and Economic Section of the EU, Fillippo Amato, on Tuesday suggested that the best way out of recession was for Nigeria to further devalue the naira. Read more

‘Nigeria needs $16m to boost reproductive health services’

The United Nations Population Fund says Nigeria requires about $16m annually to boost reproductive health services.

The Executive Director of UNFPA, Prof. Babatunde Osotimehin, in a statement by the Deputy Regional Director, West and Central Africa Region, Ms. Beatrice Mutali, said that “Nigeria requires between US $12 million and US $16 million for the commodities it requires to go round the country annually”. Read more

Ethiopia, Djibouti launch $4bn electrified railway

Ethiopia and Djibouti on Wednesday launched a $4bn Africa’s first modern electrified railway connecting their respective capitals.

A media report said that the 752.7-km Ethiopia-Djibouti railway was inaugurated in Addis Ababa in a grand ceremony. Read more

Man kills doctor over death of newborn

A paediatrician has been hacked to death by the machete-wielding father of a newborn that died at a hospital in eastern China, local media reports said on Wednesday.

The report said that Laigang Hospital surgeons battled for five hours to save the 34-year-old doctor, who had sustained 12 blows to the head and three to the body. Read more



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Osigweh Lilian Oluchi is a graduate of the University of Lagos where she obtained a B.A (Hons) in English, Masters in Public and International affairs (MPIA). Currently works with 1stnews as a Database Manager / Writer. [email protected]

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