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Politics

INEC says 72,775,502 million Nigerians collect their PVCs

The Independent National Electoral Commission has made the disclosure that a total of 72,775,502 million Nigerians have collected Permanent Voter Cards for the General Elections. The intimation was made by INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu,  during his daily briefing in Abuja on Thursday. He added that the number of PVCs collected represents 86.36 percent of the 84,004,084 Nigerians that registered ...

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One million-man march organised for Buhari recorded very low turnout

A one million- man march for President Buhari organised on Thursday by the Buhari Support Organisation (BSO) in Niger state witnessed a low turnout. Organisers were clearly disappointed as crowd didn’t turn out as expected. The march started at the Trade fair complex in Sango, Minna at 10 am with less than 100 people. However, as the march continued to ...

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Police vow to apprehend killers of APC ward Chairman in Imo

The Imo Police Command says it has launched surveillance to arrest suspected killers of Mr Ifeanyi Ozoemena, Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC), Logara/Umuohiagu Ward in Ngor-Okpala LGA. The Commissioner of Police in Imo, Mr Dasuki Galandachi, gave the assurance in Owerri on Thursday in an interview with journalists. Ozoemena was murdered by suspected gunmen on Tuesday night after presiding over ...

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Kwara police dismiss rumour of planning to carry out raids

The Kwara Police Command has denied the rumour on social media that the command was planning to carry out raids from 8.00 p.m. on Feb. 21 and Feb. 22 across the state. Its Public Relations Officer, Mr Ajayi Okasanmi, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, said this in Ilorin on Thursday in an interview with journalists in Ilorin. He said that ...

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Fashola reveals why Buhari defeated Jonathan in 2015

Mr Babatunde Fashola, Director of the Directorate and Minister of Power, Works and Housing has said government must perform to win acceptance of the populace. Disclosing this at a news conference in Abuja, he added that failure to do so by the Goodluck Jonathan administration helped Buhari defeat the former president in 2015. He sad that the people would not ...

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Elections: RIFAN, Katsina branch directs members to vote for Buhari, Masari

The Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), Katsina state chapter, has directed its members to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari and Gov. Aminu Masari in the rescheduled elections on Feb.23 and March 9. Alhaji Shuaibu Wakili, the chairman of the chapte, said this in a statement in Daura on Thursday. He said the chapter issued the directive at the end ...

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Gov. Obiano’s memo to Anambra civil servants angers Atiku

A memo allegedly sent to the administration department of the Anambra State Post Primary Schools Service Commission, PPSSC, to supply information about teachers and civil servants in the state ahead of Saturday’s presidential election, has been a source of concern for the Atiku/Obi Campaign Council. The Director-General of Atiku/Obi Campaign Organization in Anambra State, Dr. Harry Oranezi,  expressed this anxiety. ...

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Propaganda against Buhari absurd, it will not stand- Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has described as absurd, the lies, propaganda and accusations against President Muhammadu Buhari. Osinbajo said on Wednesday night while responding to questions at an Interactive Session and Engagement held at Muson Centre, Lagos on Wednesday night. The interactive session tagged: “Unveiling The Truth”, organised by young Christian group, had some Christian leaders in attendance. Participants used ...

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We have completed 100 percent configuration of Smart Card Readers- INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has completed 100 per cent the configuration of the Smart Cards Readers (SCRs), which will be used for voters’ accreditation for elections on Saturday and March 9, its chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said yesterday. Yakubu, who stated this while updating the media and observers on the preparedness of the commission for the polls, said ...

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Again, Court of Appeal fails to hear Onnoghen’s appeal against CCT

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has postponed its planned hearing of the three appeals filed by the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, to February 27. It was the third time, in one month, that the court will postpone hearing in the appeals filed against the decisions of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), before which ...

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