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Why North-central always determines Nigerian politics – Wambi

May 2, 2019 Editorial III 0

In this interview with BODE OLAGOKE, All Progressives Congress (APC) national vice chairman North-central Alhaji Ahmad Suleiman Wambai speaks on why the zone always decides of the shape of Nigerian politics of Nigeria. How did APC manage to garner massive votes for President Muhammadu Buhari in North-central? The North-central zone always determines who become the president of this country. The Read More

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Is organising protests now big business?

March 21, 2019 Editorial II 0

You must understand that some things do not happen naturally here. Protests, in particular, are not organic or “an act of God”, at least not now; there is usually a “mighty hand” in the shadows pulling the strings. Unlike in the past, when men of good conscience like Gani Fawehinmi, Wole Soyinka, Chima Ubani, Richard Akinnola II and Femi Falana, Read More

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Breaking: INEC makes u-turn, to declare Bauchi guber election result, cancels supplementary plans

March 16, 2019 Editor 0

Exactly one week after March 9 governorship election was conduct in parts of the country and four days after supplementary election was declared in six states, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has reversed its decision in Bauchi and has declared resumption and conclusion of collation of results in the state. The commission said the collation and announcement of results Read More

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INEC reviews 2019 elections, to begin plans on 2023

March 14, 2019 Editor 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said review of just concluded 2019 elections would soon be underway. Also, the commission has revealed plans to start preparations early ahead of 2023 polls. INEC Chairman Professor Mahmoud Yakubu who gave the hint stated: “As a matter of urgency, the commission will begin work on post 2019 elections review and road mark Read More

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Guber poll result: APC leads in Ogun, Lagos, Kaduna, Kwara, Sokoto, Bauchi; PDP reigns in Adamawa, Enugu, Delta, Ebonyi, A’Ibom

March 10, 2019 Editor 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) appears to be heading to victory in the governorship election held in Ogun, Lagos, Kaduna, Kwara, Kebbi, Sokoto and Bauchi States. Victory is being predicted as results began coming in from the various polling booths. However, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was ahead in Adamawa, Enugu, Delta, Ebonyi and Akwa Ibom States. In Ogun, Read More

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Assembly poll: APC sweeps Lagos Island

March 10, 2019 Editor 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Mr Rotimi Olowo of the All Progressives Congress (APC), winner of Somolu 1, Constituency in the Lagos State House of Assembly. The Returning Officer for the constituency, Prof. Adebayo Otitoloju, made the declaration at INEC Collation Centre in Somolu, Lagos on Sunday. Otitoloju said that Olowo secured 16, 007 votes to beat Read More

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Rough road for second term-seeking govs as Nigerians go to polls again

March 9, 2019 Editor 0

Today’s governorship and house of assembly elections appear to be a two-horse race between the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In this report, TOPE SUNDAY, ABDULRAHMANZAKARIYAU, DANIEL AGBO, BASHIR MOHAMMED, NAJIB SANI and ANDREWOJIH x-ray factors that some of the governors seeking re-election have to brush aside to actualise their dream. Today, Nigerians will Read More

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Breaking: EFCC swings into action, harvests ‘corrupt’ Imo, Kwara govt officials on election eve

March 8, 2019 Editor 0

With only few hours to the March 9 governorship and state assembly elections, many top government officials in Imo and Kwara states have been nabbed by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over suspicious withdrawal of over N2 billion for alleged vote-buying to ensure the victory of their preferred candidates. According to Vanguard report, the Acting Accountant General of Imo Read More

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YIAGA Africa deploys 682 observers to monitor polls

March 8, 2019 Editor 0

Ahead of the governorship and State Houses of Assembly polls, YIAGA Africa, a non-governmental Organisations said it has deployed over 682 observers to monitor and provide accurate information at the polling unit and collation centres. Chairman Watching The Vote Working Group Dr Hussaini Abdu told newsmen on Friday in Abuja that a total of 682 observers were deployed to observe Read More

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Elections: Buratai distances troops from interference as EU hails Army, others

March 8, 2019 Editor 0

The European Union election observers have commended the Nigerian Army (NA) and other security agencies for their efforts which ensured peaceful Presidential and National Assembly elections. Head of the delegation and Deputy Chief Observer, Ms Hannah Roberts, gave the commendation during a courtesy visit to the Chief of Army, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, in his office. The purpose of the Read More

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Breaking – Elections: Again, Buratai meets Commanders, orders tight security

March 6, 2019 Editor 0

As the country prepares for governorship and state assemnly elections, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai has charged commanders of various and formations to ensure adequate security in a bid to ensure peaceful and violent-free elections. Buratai gave the charge on Wednesday at an ongoing meeting with Principal Staff Officers, General Officers Commanding (GOCs) and Brigade Commanders Read More

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Election violence: Stick to your sanction resolve, Situation Room beckons U.S, U.K

February 28, 2019 Editor 0

The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room has urged the United States and the United Kingdom to follow through on their earlier statement that they would sanction individuals whose actions undermine election or have led to the death of citizens.  The Executive Director of Policy Legacl and Advocacy Centre and Convener of Situation Room Clement Nwankwo further appealed to the international community to Read More

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Will today’s election witness voter apathy?

February 23, 2019 Editorial III 0

There are fears that today’s election will witness a high degree of voter apathy as Nigerians have complained that having travelled  to their respective villages on Saturday last week only to learn, the next day, that the elections had been postponed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). PAUL OKAH feels the pulse of Nigerians on the likely participation of Read More

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72.8m voters set to decided Buhari, Atiku, others’ fate

February 22, 2019 Editor 0

Out of 84,004,084 registered voters, the total number of permanent voter cards (PVCs) collected stands at 72,775,502, representing 86.63% of the total PVCs collected, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said.  The commission also said a total of 11,228,582 PVCs representing 13.37% were uncollected.  It said: “Out of the number of uncollected PVCs, 7,817,905 PVCs were carried over from the Read More

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Breaking: You ‘ve no business on election days, CDD dares Military

February 21, 2019 Editor 0

Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has insisted that the military should not be on election duties.  CDD Director, Ndayat Hassan, who stated this while briefing Newsmen at the election analysis centre on Thursday in Abuja, stated that apart from trouble spots in the Northeast, the military has no business being on duty during the period of voting.  Ndayat noted Read More

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Breaking: INEC sticks with Supreme Court, vows to exclude Rivers APC candidates from 2019 elections

February 20, 2019 Editor 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has finally concluded that the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, will not present candidates in the 2019 general elections. INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, disclose this when he Journalists in Abuja on Wednesday on preparations ahead of the Saturday, February 23 elections. According to him, the commission would obey the pronouncement of the Read More

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Buhari swears-in 8 Perm Secs, 3 days to Presidential, NASS polls

February 20, 2019 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday swore-in eight newly appointed permanent secretaries at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa in Abuja. The new permanent secretaries are: Abel Olumuyiwa Enitan (Osun state), Dr Mohammed Dikwa (Borno state), Dr Ajani Magdalene N. Olor (Delta state), Festus Yusuf Narai Daudu (Nasarawa state), Mbaeri Maurice Nnamdi (Imo state), Dr Bakari Wadinga (Adamawa state), Babatunde Read More

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Breaking: Quit Military before elections, Buratai warns ‘disloyal’ Soldiers

February 20, 2019 Editor 0

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai has ordered any officer who can’t be 100 percent loyal to constituted authorities to resign from the service before presidential and National Assembly February 23, 2019. The Army chief gave the order Wednesday during a meeting with Principal Staff Officers, General Officers Commanding (GOCs) and Brigade Commanders. Lt. Gen. Buratai also Read More

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Postponed elections: Charly Boy vows to unleash protest if…

February 19, 2019 Editor 0

Popular activist, Charly Boy, has said that he will lead a peaceful protest to the headquarters of Independent National Electoral Commission if the agency shifts the Presidential and National Assembly elections on Saturday. Charly Boy said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Abuja. NAN recalls that Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the INEC Chairman, early on Saturday, February Read More

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Breaking: APC training operatives to compromise card readers – Atiku

February 19, 2019 Editor 0

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former vice president Atiku Abubakar, has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of training some operatives to compromise the card reader ahead of Saturday, 23 February, 2019 Presidential and National Assembly elections. Atiku, also known as Waziri Adamawa made this allegation at the ongoing PDP 84th Emergency National Executive Committee (NEC) Read More

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Petrol to sell for N140 before rescheduled elections

February 18, 2019 Editor 0

Reports say the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has directed its members nationwide to reduce petroleum pump price from N145 per litre to N140. National President of the association, Chinedu Okworonkwo, who disclosed this in a statement signed by the chairman of the association, Bashir Dan-Malam, said the price slash would be effective between February 20 and February Read More

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Yobe Residents rue election shift

February 16, 2019 Editor 0

Residents of Damaturu, the Yobe state capital, said Nigeria should have grown beyond shifting of elections after experiencing 20 years of uninterrupted democracy. They however called on INEC not to reschedule the 2019 elections again. Reacting to the rescheduled elections, All Progressives Congress (APC) Youth Leader in Damaturu, Yusuf Goni (Kaka) said: “the rescheduling of the elections may be a Read More

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Army explains troops’ deployment to Port Harcourt CBN, warns ‘desperate’ Politicians

February 16, 2019 Editor 0

The Nigerian Army has said that it deployed troops to various locations and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Port Harcourt branch in Rivers state to ensure security and safeguard INEC sensitive materials deposited in the bank. It said the measure was part of its constitutional responsibility of aiding civil authorities in safeguarding key and vulnerable points. Spokesperson of 6 Read More

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Nigeria decides update: Nothing ‘ll necessitate another 2019 elections postponement – INEC Boss

February 16, 2019 Editor 0

Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu has just assured that nothing would necessitate another postponement of 2019 general elections. Yakubu who gave the assurance while briefing various Stakeholders at the International Conference Centre (ICC) in Abuja expressed optimism that Nigeria would overcome issues of shifting elections in the future. In the past – 2011 and 2015 Read More

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Postponement: Pro-Buhari group demands resignation of INEC boss

February 16, 2019 Editorial II 0

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has accused the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Professor Mahmud Yakubu of dereliction of duty and is demanding his resignation. This it said is because of the tardiness that led to the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly election in collusion with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).BMO said in a statement Read More