Taking alook at the Kebbi Re-run election

Deji Bademosi the anchor of Channels Television political programme Politics Today to a look into the recent governorship rerun election at Kebbi state which was conducted last weekend.

Eventually Saidu Dakingari; the former governor who was elected during the 2011 general election before the court ruled that the state governorship election will have to be re-done,came out victorious amongst other contenders for the seat of power in Kebbi state.

To emerge winner,Saidu Dakingari polled a total of 875,492 votes while the CPC candidate who followed to stay second polled 17,918 votes.

What’s going on?

The race for the top price for the Nigerian Idol gets narrow as Stephen gets evicted from the contest, leaving the race between sleek songstress Mercy and charismatic Joe Blue.

The winner will walk away with a $100,000 and a brand new SUV amongst other prices.

In related news the organizers of the annual beauty pageant, Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria have announced that the 2012 edition which happens to be its 25th anniversary will be organized in a grand style to celebrate silver jubilee.

The organizers revealed that the show will be held in Edo State and will recall appearances from past beauty queens.

Kebbi Re-Run Election:Dakingari wins governorship poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced former governor of Kebbi state, Saidu Dakingari as the winner in the governorship re-run election held on Saturday.

According to the Chief Returning Officer for the election, Professor Lawal Bilbis, Mr. Dakingari of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) polled 875,492 votes to defeat Mr. Abubakar Abubakar of the Congress or Progressive Change (CPC) who polled 17,918 votes.

Oil Pipeline Vandalism:Senate asks FG to curb menace

Magnus Abbey the Chairman of the petroleum downstream sector has warned that as government is fighting pipeline vandalisation,any further investment into the sector will be a waste of money.

This he said when the committee went on an inspection of pipelines

Currency Trading:How you can choose a good broker

Talking currencies on Business Morning,our presenter Esther Ugbodaga had currency analyst Esther Oyana come in to enlighten investors on how they can get a good broker.

JAMB failure: We focus on schooling rather than Education – Tam George

In reacting to the recent press statement made by the UTME boss Professor Dibu Ojerinde concerning the 52 centres that compromised the strict regulations laid down by the university examination body over the just concluded UTME examination around the nation,Sunrise Daily crew had Austin Tam George to view issues on bothering the education sector of the country.

Sunrise Daily had Dr.Austin Tam George a lecturer at the Pan African University,fomer lecturer University of Capetown and the Executive Director of Institute of Communication in the studio.

Maevis has collected N3.8bn as 2% commission since inception

The National President of the Air Transport Senior Staff Association of Nigeria;Benjamin Okewu was also invited to react to the concessioning matter between Maevis and the FAAN where he stated that the Abuja and Lagos airports account for over 90% of FAAN revenue generated across board.

FAAN/Maevis Concession Crisis:Contract Review should be done legally

Olatokunbo Fagbemi the spokesperson for Maevis was invited to feature on our breakfast show Sunrise Daily once again.

In continuance of the concessioning issue between  Maevis and the FAAN, the latter insisted that the contract in question must be reviewed and reacting to this Olatokunbo Fagbemi said that her company does not have issues with the contract review but it should be done legally because there are clauses guiding the review of the concessioning contract which was signed into agreement with the FAAN.

Gunfight between Boko Haram and military leaves 11 dead

channels_television-boko_haram_membersNigerian troops on Saturday clashed with suspected members of Islamist group Boko Haram while raiding an alleged hideout, leaving 11 dead, including a soldier and policeman, an official said.

The recent clash in the Okene district of Kogi state, after soldiers and police sought to raid the alleged hideout, said Jacob Edi, a spokesman for the state governor.
“There were some skirmishes between some hoodlums and the military,” Mr Edi said. “There are unconfirmed reports that some of them may be Boko Haram … A military person was confirmed dead and a (secret police) person.”

He could not say how many of the assailants were killed, though some reports said nine were dead and identified them as suspected Boko Haram members. Authorities were still searching for those who escaped, he said.

Mr Edi said the raid occurred because soldiers wanted to defuse explosives said to be at the building, though local media gave varying accounts.

One report said the raid followed the discovery last week of an alleged bomb-making factory in another town in Kogi.

Attacks in Yobe

On Saturday night in Yobe, suspected Boko Haram members attacked three police stations, burning two of them down.

The dead in those assaults included one of the attackers as well as a suspect being questioned at one of the stations at the time of the attack, police said.

Other attacks in Kaduna

On Sunday in Kaduna, police said a man sought to plant a bomb on a petrol tanker, but dropped it, causing it to explode prematurely.

The blast killed the bomber, who police said was dressed in rags to disguise himself, and the tanker was unaffected, according to police.

Two Boko Haram members killed in Maiduguri

In Maiduguri on Sunday, soldiers engaged in a shootout with alleged Boko Haram members, killing two of the assailants, a military spokesman said.

Later in the afternoon, gunmen shot dead a local government official at his house in Maiduguri, the spokesman said. The gunmen fled with his car and remained at large.

These violence are coming with the increasingly deadly insurgency being waged by Boko Haram, mainly in Nigeria’s predominantly Muslim north, showing little sign of abating despite last month’s bid to broker indirect talks with the government.

Scores of such attacks have occurred, with more than 1000 people killed since 2009.

Oyo Government’s claim of pay increase a farce- Bashir Olanrewaju

The Oyo state workers strike was one of the focus of our breakfast show crew Sunrise daily as Comrade Bashir Olanrewaju who is the State chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress.

2012 Lagos Carnival to hold on April 9


The 2012 edition of the annual Lagos Carnival celebration tagged “Eko 4 show” has been slated for Easter Monday, April 9.

This year’s edition will have 12000 beautifully costumed performers (young and old) parading the streets of Ikoyi, Lagos Island and finally Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS) where they will be welcomed by the Lagos State governor and other dignitaries.
The annual Lagos carnival which usually tuns out as a carnival of many colors, is designed to showcase tourism potentials of Lagos during the Easter Holiday and to put the state on the World tourism calendar.