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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

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Atiku, others have no capacity to defeat me – Buhari

February 15, 2019 Editor 0

BPresident Muhammadu Buhari said on Friday that presidential candidates the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, and other contestants do not have the capacity to unseat him in Saturday’s election.  The president said this in a short interview published by the CNN Africa on Friday. He said it is erroneous to suggest that he does not have Read More

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Police announce restriction of movement on election day

February 15, 2019 Editor 0

The Inspector General of Police has directed restriction of vehicular movement from 6 am to 6 pm on Saturday, February 16, 2019, as part of measures to ensure hitch-free Presidential and National Assembly elections. In a statement by the Police spokesperson, the IGP, Mohammed Adamu, said: “the restriction will assist the security agencies in effectively policing the electoral process, thereby Read More

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2019 presidential election: The choice before Nigerians

February 13, 2019 Editor 0

In a rather unexciting case of choosing between two septuagenarians, two Muslims, two Northerners and two people who have been on the scene for over 30 years and can be said to have passed their prime—we call such people spent forces—Nigerians will pick between President Muhammadu Buhari and his closest challenger, former vice-president Atiku Abubakar on Saturday as president of Read More

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IGP bars police escort from VIPs on Election days

February 8, 2019 Editor 0

Chairman Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Professor Mahmood Yakubu   has  assured Nigerians and the international community that  no elections would be postponed. Yakubu said this Thursday during a stakeholders’ meeting organised by INEC in Abuja.   He said the commission was dragged to court 640 times and received 540 applicationsfor the certified true copy of documents. The INEC boss spoke Read More

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2019: We don’t have preferred candidate- US

October 17, 2018 Editorial III 0

  The United States of America (USA) has said that it has no preferred candidate in the forthcoming general elections in Nigeria in February 2019. Mr Phillip Franz, a political officer in the US embassy in Nigeria, stated this during a visit to Katsina State Government House on Wednesday in Katsina. The presidential election that will hold first, is seen Read More

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YIAGA inspires young women to run, win elections – Cynthia

September 10, 2018 Blueprint 0

Cynthia Mbamalu is a lawyer and one of the founding members of Youth Initiative for Advocacy Growth and Advancement (YIAGA) Africa. She is the organisation’s programmes manager and also a member of the #NotTooYoungToRun strategy team. In this chat with ENE OSANG, she bares her mind on the recently passed bill and how female politicians will benefit. The NotTooYoungToRun bill Read More

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JUNE 12: Remove obstacles to free, fair elections, NLC tells FG

June 12, 2018 Blueprint 0

Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has urged the federal government to identify fully with the ideals and lessons of June 12 by removing all obstacles to free, fair and credible elections in the country. President of Congress, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, who made the call yesterday in Abuja in a statement, also urged the federal government to “erect a cenotaph in honour Read More