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As Nigerians elect their governors today

March 9, 2019 Blueprint 0

Today, eligible Nigerians will troop out to the polls to elect their governors and members of the state houses of assembly in 29 states of the federation. Seven states, namely Anambra, Bayelsa, Edo, Ekiti, Kogi, Ondo and Osun, have had their polls at various times in the past. Elections will also hold in the six Area Councils of the Federal Read More

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Breaking: Buhari re-elected Nigeria’s President, see final results

February 26, 2019 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has finally scaled many hurdles and has been re-elected Nigeria’s Leader for another four year. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is to officially announce winner of February 23, 2019 election, already announced results from 36 states and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) show that Buhari obtained barely 4 million votes. The incumbent President of All Progressives Congress Read More

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Voter subsidy, a patriotic gesture

February 26, 2019 Blueprint 0

The gesture by some corporate entities, namely, Aero Contractors, Arik Air, National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), ABC Transport Plc and Travelstart Nigeria, to assist Nigerian electorate to travel to various destinations for the purpose of voting is highly commendable. The patriotic gesture, to a large extent, accounted for the massive turn Read More

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I’m sure of victory – Atiku boasts

February 24, 2019 Editorial III 0

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former vice president Atiku Abubakar, said that with the results collated so far, he was sure of winning the presidential election. Waziri Adamawa in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Public Communication, Phrank Shaibu said: “I would like to sincerely thank the millions of people who, despite having to Read More

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Nigeria Decides: Sen Shehu Sani losses polling unit

February 23, 2019 Editorial III 0

Senator Shehu Sani lost his Ungwar Sarki ward 020 polling unit to the All Progressives Congress (APC) senatorial candidate, Malam Uba Sani. Shehu Sani, who recently defected to Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) from APC, polled 51 votes while APC’s Uba Sani had 236 votes. Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s Malam Lawal scored 34 votes. The Assistant Polling Officer for the Ungwar Read More

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Breaking: President Buhari wins Mai Mala’s polling unit in Yobe

February 23, 2019 Editorial III 0

President Muhammad Buhari has won Bulturi/Yerimari Lewa Gate polling unit of Gujba local government in Yobe state, where the All Progressives Congress APC Gubernatorial aspirant in the State, Mai Mala Buni voted. According to Ali Alhaji Ali, the presiding officer, President Muhammad Buhari got 120 votes to defeat Atiku Abubukar of Peoples Democratic Party PDP who got 6 votes. Details Read More

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I didn’t vote manually – Lai Mohammed

February 23, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has reacted to reports making the round in some section of the media that the Card Reader machine failed to authenticate him. In a statement on Saturday, the minister’s Special Assistant, Segun Adeyemi, said the report was “patently false and is apparently sponsored by those who are on the verge of Read More

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Buhari’s victory is sure, Buni boasts

February 23, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Yobe state Governorship candidate under the platform of All Progressives Congress and its National Secretary, Mai Mala Buni has said he is sure of President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory at the presidential polls holding today across the country. Buni, made the disclosure immediately after casting his vote at the Phase One Secretariat in Damaturu , the state capital. “I feel Read More

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Names’ misplacement, omission mar voting exercise in 3 FCT communities

February 23, 2019 Editorial III 0

Misplacement and omission of voter’s names from the displayed voters’ registers by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) marred the smooth take off of the rescheduled presidential and national assembly elections in some polling units in Abuja. Our reporters, who monitored the exercise, observed that the rescheduled polls witnessed a large turn out of voters in Galadimawa, Yayale Ahmed Estate Read More

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Police deploy 9,210 to flashpoints, polling units in Akwa Ibom

February 23, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Akwa Ibom state police command has deployed 9210 policemen to all the polling units, flashpoints and collation centres for Saturday’s elections in the state. The command assured the people of the state that adequate security measures had been put in place for a peaceful exercise across the 31 local government areas. The command warned that it would not tolerate Read More

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Only INEC can announce results – Yakubu

February 23, 2019 Editorial III 0

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Professor Mahmood Yakubu has stated that only the commission is empowered by law to declare election results. Yakubu, therefore, urged “everyone to refrain from issuing any result,” and gave the assurance that the commission would “work assiduously to ensure that the collation and declaration of results are done at the various levels Read More

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PDP to Peace Committee, ICC: Buhari has declared war on Nigerians

February 23, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alerted the National Peace Committee (NPC) and the international community that President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) have allegedly declared and commenced a war on the PDP. In a statement, PDP national publicity secretary and director media and publicity of it’s presidential campaign organization, Kola Ologbondiyan Monday noted that, “President Buhari Read More

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As Nigerians head for polls today

February 23, 2019 Blueprint 0

Barring any unforeseen circumstances, millions of eligible voters are expected to troop to various polling centres across the country to cast their votes in today’s presidential and National Assembly elections. The exercise was originally scheduled to hold last Saturday, beginning from 8 am but the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) shifted the polls by one week, just a few hours Read More

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PDP cries out after Kwara Senatorial candidate’s arrest, barely 24 hours to elections

February 22, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday demanded the immediate and unconditional release of its Kwara South Senatorial candidate, Sen. Rufai Ibrahim and other members of the party allegedly “framed-up, arrested and detained” by the Police in Kwara state. The party made the demand in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan in Abuja. Ologbondiyan said Read More

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12 parties, presidential candidates endorse Buhari for second term

February 22, 2019 Editorial III 0

President Muhamamdu Buhari was on Thursday endorsed for a second term by 12 political parties and their presidential candidates 48 hours before commencement of elections. Speaking at an audience with the president at the Stat House in Abuja, chairman of the the Forum of Presidential Candidates and Political Parties for Good Governance, Shitu Mohammed Kabir of Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance Read More