Latest News – TheCitizen – It's all about you https://thecitizenng.com Nigeria's leading online newspaper Mon, 21 Sep 2020 06:35:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.1 61575800 INEC declares Obaseki winner of Edo governorship election (Full results) https://thecitizenng.com/inec-declares-obaseki-winner-of-edo-governorship-election-full-results/ https://thecitizenng.com/inec-declares-obaseki-winner-of-edo-governorship-election-full-results/#respond Mon, 21 Sep 2020 05:18:47 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=189896 The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday declared Governor Godwin Obaseki winner of the Edo State Governorship election which held on Saturday.

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PDP governors celebrate Edo guber victory https://thecitizenng.com/pdp-governors-celebrate-edo-guber-victory/ https://thecitizenng.com/pdp-governors-celebrate-edo-guber-victory/#respond Mon, 21 Sep 2020 05:17:03 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=189936 Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday, described the party’s victory in Edo State as a triumph for democracy and rejection of imposition.

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PDP targets Ondo election as Atiku incites voters to dump godfathers https://thecitizenng.com/pdp-targets-ondo-election-as-atiku-incites-voters-to-dump-godfathers/ https://thecitizenng.com/pdp-targets-ondo-election-as-atiku-incites-voters-to-dump-godfathers/#respond Mon, 21 Sep 2020 05:14:28 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=189927 After winning by a wide margin in Edo State, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has now set its sights on wresting power from the All Progressives Congress in the Ondo election 10 October.

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Tinubu, Oshiomhole under fire after APC loss in Edo https://thecitizenng.com/tinubu-oshiomhole-under-fire-after-apc-loss-in-edo/ https://thecitizenng.com/tinubu-oshiomhole-under-fire-after-apc-loss-in-edo/#respond Mon, 21 Sep 2020 05:14:19 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=189926 Some section of Twitter users on Sunday trolled the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Bola Tinubu, and the sacked Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, following the declaration of Governor Godwin

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Health sector unions suspend warning strike https://thecitizenng.com/health-sector-unions-suspend-warning-strike/ https://thecitizenng.com/health-sector-unions-suspend-warning-strike/#respond Mon, 21 Sep 2020 05:14:18 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=189925 The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) has suspended its seven-day warning strike across the country.

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New coronavirus cases drop below 100 in Nigeria https://thecitizenng.com/new-coronavirus-cases-drop-below-100-in-nigeria/ https://thecitizenng.com/new-coronavirus-cases-drop-below-100-in-nigeria/#respond Mon, 21 Sep 2020 05:06:03 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=189895 Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria tumbled below 100 on Sunday from 189 cases recorded on September 19.

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Bandits kidnap 42 persons in Zamfara https://thecitizenng.com/bandits-kidnap-42-persons-in-zamfara/ https://thecitizenng.com/bandits-kidnap-42-persons-in-zamfara/#respond Mon, 21 Sep 2020 05:05:55 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=189894 Bandits have kidnapped 42 persons, including women, in Gobirawar Cali village, in the Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

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Nigeria has long way to go in leadership, says Obasanjo https://thecitizenng.com/nigeria-has-long-way-to-go-in-leadership-says-obasanjo/ https://thecitizenng.com/nigeria-has-long-way-to-go-in-leadership-says-obasanjo/#respond Mon, 21 Sep 2020 05:04:53 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=189893 Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has declared that Nigeria still has a long way to go as far as good leadership is concerned.

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Governors seek relief materials as flood displaces Kano, Nasarawa, Kwara residents https://thecitizenng.com/governors-seek-relief-materials-as-flood-displaces-kano-nasarawa-kwara-residents/ https://thecitizenng.com/governors-seek-relief-materials-as-flood-displaces-kano-nasarawa-kwara-residents/#respond Mon, 21 Sep 2020 05:00:59 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=189891 Heavy downpour which lasted for days has left many displaced in Kano, Kwara and Nasarawa states forcing governors Abdulahi Ganduja, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, Abdullahi Sule to seek for speedy supply of relief materials to victims

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Army holds workshop on assets declaration https://thecitizenng.com/army-holds-workshop-on-assets-declaration/ https://thecitizenng.com/army-holds-workshop-on-assets-declaration/#respond Mon, 21 Sep 2020 05:00:46 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=189890 In an effort to ensure that members of the Armed Forces of Nigeria strictly comply with assets declaration and code of conduct ethics, as required by the nation’s 1999 Constitution, the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), in conjunction

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BREAKING: INEC declares Obaseki winner of Edo governorship election https://thecitizenng.com/breaking-inec-declares-obaseki-winner-of-edo-governorship-election/ https://thecitizenng.com/breaking-inec-declares-obaseki-winner-of-edo-governorship-election/#respond Sun, 20 Sep 2020 13:59:31 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=189869 Godwin Obaseki of People’s Democratic Party has been declared winner of the Edo State governorship election held on Saturday. According to the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) polled a total of 307, 955 votes to defeat the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu-Iyamu, who got 223, 619 votes. ...

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Ibadan Poly sacks lecturer for alleged sexual misconduct  https://thecitizenng.com/ibadan-poly-sacks-lecturer-for-alleged-sexual-misconduct/ https://thecitizenng.com/ibadan-poly-sacks-lecturer-for-alleged-sexual-misconduct/#respond Sun, 20 Sep 2020 13:52:36 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=189866 The management of The Polytechnic, Ibadan has sacked a lecturer, Kelani Ajadi Omotoso, for alleged sexual misconduct. In a statement by the institution’s Registrar/Secretary to the Council, M. T. Fawale, the lecturer was sacked for his involvement in act of misconduct which resulted in “embarrassing and tarnishing the image” of The Polytechnic, Ibadan, his employer. The ...

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Edo guber: Obaseki wins Ize-Iyamu’s LGA https://thecitizenng.com/edo-guber-obaseki-wins-ize-iyamus-lga/ https://thecitizenng.com/edo-guber-obaseki-wins-ize-iyamus-lga/#respond Sun, 20 Sep 2020 13:50:29 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=189864 Edo Governor Godwin Obaseki has won at the Orhiomwon local government council of All Progressives Congress(APC) candidate Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate scored 13,445, while Ize-Iyamu garnered 10,458 votes. Ize-Iyamu hails from Iguododo in Orhionmwon Local Government Area of the state. Details later.

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Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris, dies at 84 https://thecitizenng.com/emir-of-zazzau-alhaji-shehu-idris-dies-at-84/ https://thecitizenng.com/emir-of-zazzau-alhaji-shehu-idris-dies-at-84/#respond Sun, 20 Sep 2020 13:45:24 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=189861 The Emir of Zazzau and Chairman, Kaduna State Council of Traditional Ruler, Alhaji Shehu Idris, is dead. A traditional title holder, Wazirin Zazzau, Alhaji Ibrahim Aminu confirmed the death Sunday afternoon. He said the Emir died in Kaduna on his way to London Hospital. Son of the Emir, Aminu Shehu Idris, said his father passed ...

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BREAKING: Gov. Umahi lifts restrictions on religious gatherings, others https://thecitizenng.com/breaking-gov-umahi-lifts-restrictions-on-religious-gatherings-others/ https://thecitizenng.com/breaking-gov-umahi-lifts-restrictions-on-religious-gatherings-others/#respond Sun, 20 Sep 2020 13:42:59 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=189859 Ebonyi State governor, David Umahi, on Sunday lifted the restrictions he placed on all public gatherings and events in the state. This was contained in a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information, Uchenna Orji on Sunday. The governor had in the wake of the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic in the country placed restrictions ...

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Obaseki widens lead as Edo guber results trickle in https://thecitizenng.com/obaseki-widens-lead-as-edo-guber-results-trickle-in/ https://thecitizenng.com/obaseki-widens-lead-as-edo-guber-results-trickle-in/#respond Sun, 20 Sep 2020 05:10:53 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=189818 Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is cruising ahead of his All Progressives Congress (APC) opponent, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, as results from local councils were declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission

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PDP alleges APC plot to falsify Edo election result https://thecitizenng.com/pdp-alleges-apc-plot-to-falsify-edo-election-result/ https://thecitizenng.com/pdp-alleges-apc-plot-to-falsify-edo-election-result/#respond Sun, 20 Sep 2020 05:09:33 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=189803 The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has raised the alarm over an alleged plot by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to alter results in areas where the PDP claimed it enjoyed a comfortable lead.

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Electricity consumers to pay full tariffs from July 2021 https://thecitizenng.com/electricity-consumers-to-pay-full-tariffs-from-july-2021/ https://thecitizenng.com/electricity-consumers-to-pay-full-tariffs-from-july-2021/#respond Sun, 20 Sep 2020 05:09:26 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=189801 Power distributors have received approval to collect an average of 87.9 per cent of the recently increased electricity tariff from consumers across the country in the first six months of 2021.

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Nigeria records 189 new coronavirus cases, total now 57,145 https://thecitizenng.com/nigeria-records-189-new-coronavirus-cases-total-now-57145/ https://thecitizenng.com/nigeria-records-189-new-coronavirus-cases-total-now-57145/#respond Sun, 20 Sep 2020 05:08:59 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=189800 The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 189 new cases of COVID-19 infections in the country, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 57,145.

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Police place N5m bounty on Ekiti kidnap kingpin https://thecitizenng.com/police-place-n5m-bounty-on-ekiti-kidnap-kingpin/ https://thecitizenng.com/police-place-n5m-bounty-on-ekiti-kidnap-kingpin/#respond Sun, 20 Sep 2020 05:07:05 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=189798 The Ekiti State Police Command has declared a man, Samuel Oguntoyinbo, wanted for his alleged involvement in a series of bank robberies and kidnappings in the state and its environs.

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