Breaking: INEC officially declares Smart Adeyemi winner of Kogi West rerun as Dino Melaye loses Senate seat

Senator Dino Melaye has finally lost his bid for re-election into the Senate from Kogi West on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Melaye lost to Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Saturday’s November 30 senatorial election. Channels TV reports that the returning officer of the election, Professor Olajide Lawal,
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– Minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, said Nigeria’s closure of its land borders will continue as long as it is necessary – The information minister said the neighbouring countries have not shown any readiness to comply with ECOWAS protocols – Mohammed said the Benin Republic and Niger Republic’s refusal to comply with ECOWAS
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– Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has denied trying to stop EFCC from investigating him – El-Rufai’s lawyer, AU Mustapha, said the Kaduna governor dragged the EFCC to court over the allegations that N32 billion was missing under him when he served as FCT’s minister – Mustapha said the latest judgement only affirmed the
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The senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Kogi West election, Smart Adeyemi, scored higher votes than his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s counterpart, Dino Melaye. The Cable reports that the collated results in the seven local governments in the Kogi West supplementary election on Saturday, November 30, showed that Adeyemi has 8,265
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Former lawmaker, Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who once represented Kogi west senatorial district in the National Assembly has been defeated in the just concluded supplementary in his senatorial zone. Melaye was defeated by Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to become the senator-elect of the Kogi west senatorial district.
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– Sheikh Ismail Musa alias Mufti Menk, a world acclaimed leader visits Nigeria on a propagation tour – Sheikh Menk congratulates the National Hajj Commission (NAHCON) for meeting global standard in its hajj activities – Acting chairman of the commission, Barrister Abdullahi Mukhtar Muhammad, says he understands the spiritual benefits of serving humanity A world
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– EFCC arrests 23 men alleged to operators and students of a Yahoo Academy in Akwa Ibom – The anti-graft agency said the suspects have confessed that they were undergoing training in various aspects of cyber criminality – The operation was jointly carried out by EFCC operatives in Uyo and Abuja in the early hours
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– Zamfara APC has reacted to Governor Matawalle’s revoke of the pension law which granted bogus allowances to former political leaders in the state – Alhaji Sani Gwamna who spoke on behalf of the party said the governor’s action is commendable – The APC leader advised the governor to use monies saved from repealing the
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Senator Dino Melaye alleges that results are being manipulated as the Kogi West’s senatorial rerun being conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is underway. Melaye, the senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is battling to retain his seat at the Senate after he was sacked by the Court of Appeal following
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– Chelsea vs West Ham ended in a 1-0 defeat for the Blues but they remain 4th in the Premier League – Aaron Cresswell scored a brilliant goal in the second half to hand West Ham all three points in the game – Chelsea have now suffered back-to-back defeat in the Premier League for the
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17:39 PM 19921 views by  Nurudeen Lawal The Kogi West supplementary election is gradually winding up as collation of results at the polling units has begun. Legit.ng provides a live update of the voting incidents here. The results have started trickling in from some of the polling units. Disclaimer: Please note that Legit.ng cannot independently
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– Former president Goodluck Jonathan has been conferred with an honorary doctorate degree by Igbinedion University – The university’s College of Arts and Social Sciences was also renamed after the former vice president – Jonathan thanked the university’s governing council for considering him worthy of the honour Nigeria’s former president, Goodluck Jonathan, has been conferred
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– Tottenham vs Bournemouth ended in a 3-2 win as Jose Mourinho’s side move to fifth on the log – Dele Alli scored in each half of the match as Moussa Sissoko added the third for Spurs – Harry Wilson scored two goals including a late free-kick to make Mourinho’s men work hard for the
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– Liverpool vs Brighton saw the Reds go 11 points clear on top the Premier League table – Virgil Van Dijk scored two headers in the first half while Lewis Dunk netted from a set piece – Jurgen Klopp’s men worked hard to earn all three points to sit very pretty on the log Liverpool
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– Controversial Nigerian actress, Etinosa Idemudia, has got Nigerians talking again for questionable reasons – During her live video, the actress was spotted using a bible as her ashtray as she smoked – The filmmaker also shared how she is deviating from the teachings of her mother who tried to train her Being in the
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– The leadership and member of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria have been accused of abusing the rights of some Nigerian children – The allegation was made against the Shiites by the Save Humanity Advocacy Centre (SHAC) – According to the advocacy group, the leadership of IMN committed human rights abuse by allegedly using children
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– The federal government is set to build a commercial salt factory in Ebonyi state – This was disclosed by the minsiter of state, mines and steel development, Dr Uchechukwu Ogah – The minister said Ebonyi is one of the fore runner states in terms of solid mineral with great potentials The federal government has
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– Unknown gunmen have killed an FRSC officer and left another critically injured in Kogi state – According to the FRSC, the two officers were ambushed on Lokoja road on their way to Lagos for an official assignment – Boboye Oyeyemi, the corps marshal, expressed his sympathy to the family of the bereaved, the entire
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Barcelona players will never forget the night they threw away a three-goal first leg lead at Anfield and lost 4-0 to Liverpool in last season’s Champions League semi finals. A new documentary released by Rakuten show the behind the scenes of the disappointing moment in Barca’s dressing room Jurgen Klopp’s side went on to the
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– Newcastle vs Man City ended in a thrilling 2-2 draw at the St James’ Park – Both sides scored stunning long-range strikes as ex-Liverpool star Jonjo Shelvey cancelled out De Bruyne’s goal – Guardiola finds himself eight points behind Liverpool who tackle Brighton later on Saturday Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City might have just signed
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– The conversation about third term for Presient Muhammadu Buhari is still dominating the polity – Despite the president’s denial, some Nigerians still believe the rumour about the third term might be true – An APC chieftain, Osita Okechukwu, has given his thoughts on the issue Director General of the Voice of Nigeria (VON), Mr.
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– Talented Nigerian film star, Lota Chukwu, has clocked a year older on November 30, 2019 – The Jenifa’s Diary actress shared lovely photos on her Instagram page to celebrate the occasion – Another actress, Funke Akindele, also took to celebrating Lota on her social media page Birthdays are lovely occasions that come once in
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The Nigerian Air Force has released the list of shortlisted candidates for the NAF medical special enlistment selection interview. According to an information posted on NAF social media pages, the selection interview for Batch A is scheduled from 8 – 14 December 2019 while selection interview for Batch B is scheduled from 15 – 22
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10:34 AM 13158 views by  Aanu Adegun Welcome to our live coverage of Kogi West senatorial rerun election between candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Dino Melaye and Smart Adeyemi of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Recall that the election on November 16 was cancelled in a number of polling units as a
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– A young boy’s life has changed for the better after his musical talent impressed many on social media – Adeoyelu Ayomide used to hawk oranges and groundnuts for a living when someone spotted him singing and took a video – The video has now taken him places as he was adopted by popular pastor,
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– Access tags have been withdrawn from sacked Osinbajo’s aides – The aides were sacked in controversial circumstances recently – According to report, some of the aides have been blacklisted from future access to the presidency Following the controversial sack of about 35 aides of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the State Security Service (SSS) has
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– Ronny Rono said prior to his death that he couldn’t recall using synthol – However, his body significantly dwindled with his arms wasting away in what is the typical aftermath of the chemical – The 30-year-old bodybuilder passed away on Tuesday, November 26, while being rushed to Siloam hospital A bodybuilder who reportedly had
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FC Ifeayi Ubah entire crew were attacked by armed on Friday, November 29, in Lokoja ahead of Sunday’s league clash with Jigawa Golden Stars in Kano. According to statement released by the club and posted on their Facebook page, their driver was shot as others got injured by the armed robbers dressed like youth corp
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It was break time at L.E.A School Chukuku, when a young girl, Blessing Udeh, hurried towards a building in the school premises, squatted and urinated on the floor. Within minutes, over four students had followed suit, each picking different spots around the same building, originally designed to be a pit latrine but now abandoned. L.E.A
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Despite calling for its postponement, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s candidate Dino Melaye has participated in the ongoing rerun election in Kogi state. Melaye in a post on Saturday, November 30, tweeted that he has completed the process by casting his vote. Recall that the election on November 16 was cancelled in a number of polling
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– Farmers are counting their losses following the invasion of their farmlands in Orin-Ekiti, Ekiti state – The herdsmen were said to have destroyed farm harvests worth millions of naira – The farmers say the herders are already moving to other farms in the area A report by the Nigerian Tribune has detailed how herdsmen
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– Buhari will perform the ground breaking ceremony for the University of Transportation in Daura on Monday – The president will also commission the Shargalle road – According to Shehu, the president, who is on a five-day official visit to the state President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday, December 2, perform the ground breaking ceremony
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– Aisha Buhari has called for social media’s regulation – She said since China successfully did it, then Nigeria too can do such – The first lady disclosed this at the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) Using China as a prime example, Nigeria’s first lady, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, has called for the regulation
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– Actress Nkechi Blessing has celebrated Mompha’s bail grant – The actress took to social media to call out those hoping Mompha spends time in jail – Blessing advised people to pray they never end up in Mompha’s previous situation Popular Nigerian actress Nkechi Blessing has celebrated Mompha’s N100 million bail grant. Legit.ng had reported
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– Femi Adesina has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s plan especially in his second term is to give Nigerians a country of their dream – Adesina said that his principal came to make the country a better place – The presidential spokesman urged Nigerians to emulate the president who places national interest above personal or
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– Some local government chairmen have defected to the APC in Ekiti state – Also, 42 councillors also defect from PDP – The defectors described Fayemi as as a real leader and a bridge builder Seven serving local government chairmen and 42 councillors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have defected
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– Bobrisky has shown off his backside on social media – The cross-dresser gushed about how his shape looked after his surgery – In a video shared on Instagram, Bobrisky showed off his backside It seems like Nigerian cross-dresser Idris Okuneye, popularly known as Bobrisky, has finally got his wish. Legit.ng had earlier reported that
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– An appeal court in Jos, Plateau has affirmed the election victory of Governor Simon Lalong of the state – The court fined Jeremiah Useni of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) N200,000 in favour of Lalong – Useni’s appeal against Lalong was thrown out for lacking merit The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) suffered a huge
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– Tuesday, December 31, is the deadline for all unqualified teachers to practice in Nigeria – This order was given by the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) – The TRCN’s registrar, Professor Josiah Olusegun Ajiboye, said that the plan of the federal government is to make teaching a well-respected career path henceforth Teachers all
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– The Federal High Court has said that no court in Nigeria can stop the EFCC from carrying out its investigative activities – The court was responding to Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s suit in which the EFCC is a defendant – The court, presided over by Justice Binta Nyako, told El-Rufai that he cannot stop the
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– Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s former minister of finance, shared her experience visiting the largest slum in Africa called Kibera – The former minister cited the search for a job and a better life, poor housing, and poverty as some of the reasons for settlement in the informer community – Okonjo-Iweala stressed the need for data
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– Jack Dorsey, the owner of Twitter, has said he will consider relocating to Africa for three months – The tech giant said this as he rounded off his recent visit to the African continent where he met with entrepreneurs – During his recent visit, he was in countries like Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa and
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– Jerry Isaac Mallo, a 25-year-old fabricator, breaks record as he made Nigeria’s first carbon fibre sports car named Bennie Purrie – Unlike cars made from aluminium and galvanized sheet, the fibre material of the sport car breaks like bottles, thereby does not cave in during accidents – With four radiators, the car’s cooling system
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– Aisha Buhari has criticised Nigerian governors and ministers – According to her, many Nigerians cannot travel to their states and villages and live peacefully – Going further, she said there was a need for stakeholders to support Buhari to fight insecurity Governors and ministers have been criticised over the rising insecurity across the country
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– A Nigerian man identified as @Chief_di234 has narrated a life lesson he learnt after he got angry with a friend – The man explained that he got mad at a friend for not picking his calls or replying his messages – @Chief_di234 said he recently found out that his friend had an accident since
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– James has lamented alleged corruption in the NDDC – The SYDC national president also welcomed president Buhari’s probe into the commission – According to him, the people of Niger Delta wants to see development, structures, capacity building The national president of Southern Youth Development Commission (SYDC), Bassey James, has lamented the role of corruption
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– Reekado Banks’ fan has advised him to go back to Mavin Records – The fan advised the singer based on the fact that Mavin boss, Don Jazzy, recently showed off his office – However, Banks refused the fan’s advice, stating that if everyone keeps going back no one would move forward Legit.ng had earlier
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– Unai Emery was sacked by Arsenal chiefs on Friday, November 29, after poor performance – David Luiz was brought to Arsenal by Unai Emery in the summer – He was often branded the Gunners’ weak link when the Gunners were on a torrid run of form – The Brazilian has spoken for the first
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– The deputy Senate president, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has pledged his total support for Adams Oshiomhole – Omo-Agege said that no one outside the south-south APC can remove the national chairman of the ruling party from his seat – The deputy Senate president was reacting to moves by some members of the party’s caucus to
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Editor’s note: In this piece, Richard Murphy, a security expert based in Calabar writes on the fight against insurgency in the northeast by troops of the Nigerian Military. Murphy also condemns the piece by the director of operations of Medecins sans Frontiers (Doctors without Borders), Bertrand Perrochet. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed here are
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