Headlines:
Now On Air: Financial World with Abiola Alli

Impact News Report

Showing 1 to 9 of 145 posts

INEC differs with Buhari over death for ballot box snatchers

INEC differs with Buhari over death for ballot box snatchers

2019-02-20 05:13:09

The Independent National Electoral Commission has disagreed with President Muhammadu Buhari over his order to security agents to kill ballot box snatchers during the February 23 presidential and National Assembly elections. Buhari, who is the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress had at a meeting with the APC leaders, on Monday, said anyone who snatched ballot boxes would pay for it with his life, adding that he had given orders to security agents to be ruthless with such people. He had said, “I am going to warn anybody who thinks he has enough influence in his locality to lead… continue reading


Army warns soldiers against politics, vows to deal with election riggers

Army warns soldiers against politics, vows to deal with election riggers

2019-02-20 05:02:54

The Nigerian Army on Tuesday again asked its officers and soldiers not to be involved in political activities during the 2019 campaigns and elections. The army said none of its personnel should be involved in political campaigns, escort of Very Important Personalities for political missions and aiding or supporting any political party. The Director, Army Public Relations, Col Sagir Musa, stated this in a statement while reacting to allegations that a yet-to-be-identified military officer was involved in politics in Rivers State. Musa said the army investigated and found the allegation not to be true. The army’s spokesman noted that the… continue reading


One year after, Leah Sharibu family laments FG’s silence

One year after, Leah Sharibu family laments FG’s silence

2019-02-20 04:43:37

Exactly one year after her abduction by Boko Haram terrorists, the family of Leah Sharibu on Tuesday renewed their call on the Federal Government to be committed to its promise to facilitate her release. On many occasions, the mother of the victim, Rebecca Sharibu, had broken down in tears, demanding the release of her daughter. On Tuesday, her friend and senior lecturer in the Department of Political Science, University of Jos, Dr Gloria Puldu, in an interview, said the government should act on its promise to secure Leah’s freedom. She said, “We are not in a position to evaluate what… continue reading


Pray or elections may not hold, CAN warns Nigerians

Pray or elections may not hold, CAN warns Nigerians

2019-02-18 04:13:51

The Christian Association of Nigeria has called on Nigerians to pray this week if they want the general elections to hold. President of the association, Rev Samson Ayokunle, made the call during a service at the Trinity Baptist Church, Ajobo, Ibadan, Oyo State capital, on Sunday. He said, “About what is happening in the country, I want you to pray very well this week. If it’s about the things we see in the spirit, it is not sure that elections will hold at all. We won’t want elections to hold like they didn’t hold; if that should happen, it would… continue reading


One year after, Leah Sharibu’s family begs Buhari for rescue

One year after, Leah Sharibu’s family begs Buhari for rescue

2019-02-11 06:19:15

The family of the abducted Dapchi schoolgirl Leah Sharibu yesterday again pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to secure the release of their daughter who has been in captivity of the Boko Haram terrorist group since February 19, 2018. The plea came on the back of social media reports that the Christian schoolgirl could have been killed by his captors. The Federal Government has debunked the claims and described the reports as “absolute fake news.” Miss Sharibu’s mother, Rebecca yesterday asked the government not to allow her daughter to be killed by the terrorists. She spoke at a press conference organised… continue reading


Yoruba Community in Plateau sensitises members on security during election.

Yoruba Community in Plateau sensitises members on security during election.

2019-02-11 06:11:16

Ahead of the general elections, the Yoruba community in Plateau State has called on its members to be vigilant during this elections period and remain peaceful and law-abiding during and after the exercise. This is even as a coalition of Civil Society Organisations under the aegis of Women Situation Room in Nigeria has held a rally to sensitized citizens of Plateau State on the need to ensure a hitch-free exercise. The Yoruba Community Development Association, YCDA, in a statement issued in Jos and signed by its Chairman, John Ogunmola and Secretary, Taiye Adesola said: “We call on our members who… continue reading


Obasanjo, a beneficiary of rigged polls, says Tinubu

Obasanjo, a beneficiary of rigged polls, says Tinubu

2019-02-06 04:38:52

The national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, yesterday described former President Olusegun Obasanjo as a beneficiary of rigged elections.At the party’s presidential rally in Akure, the Ondo State capital, Tinubu alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under former Obasanjo, rigged elections in its favour in 2003 and 2007. Tinubu, who said the PDP was crying wolf about rigging in the forthcoming polls because it lacked capacity to win, added that Obasanjo who was among those raising the allegation benefitted from manipulated elections in the past. He implored the people to vote and prevent their… continue reading


Shettima weeps over Boko Haram resurgence

Shettima weeps over Boko Haram resurgence

2019-01-08 05:08:56

Governor Kashim Shettima wept yesterday when he led elders of Borno State to meet President Muhammadu Buhari over the Boko Haram crisis. He arrived at the Presidential Villa at about 2.30 p.m. looking despondent and went straight to the council chamber, venue of the meeting, where he spoke amid tears. The meeting was a follow up to an emergency security session in Maiduguri last Monday, which deliberated on the resurgence of Boko Haram activities in parts of the state. The governor nevertheless expressed confidence in the ability of the president to restore normalcy to the troubled state. He said: “Between… continue reading


We want varsities to re-open by weekend, says FG

We want varsities to re-open by weekend, says FG

2019-01-08 04:29:12

The President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, said the eight-week old strike embarked upon by the union would continue until an agreement was reached by the members on government proposals concerning their demands. Ogunyemi said this after the end of a three-hour meeting between the leadership of the union and government representatives, led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige. The minister said after the meeting that N20bn out of N105bn earned allowance would be released soon by the FG to offset outstanding arrears of 2009/2012 audit verified earnings in the university… continue reading


SERAP demands names of fraudulent power projects contractors

SERAP demands names of fraudulent power projects contractors

2019-01-07 03:02:27

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has been asked to provide the names and details of contractors that allegedly collected money for electricity projects but failed to execute them, from 1999 to 2018. The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) made the request, exercising its Freedom of Information (FOI) right. According to SERAP, former Vice President and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, reportedly blew the whistle on a renowned television channel. “Contractors were given some contracts for power projects and were paid 100 percent upfront. The money went down the drain. Up… continue reading


Listen Live

Now On Air

Financial World
Anchor: Abiola Alli
Time: 4:40 pm to 5:30 pm

Up Next

Iroyin Ere Idaraya
Anchor: Afeez Afolabi MVP (Abena Sports) and Olarenwaju Ogundele
5:30 pm

Connect With Us

Click here to pay for ads