Order on ballot box snatchers: We’ll act according to the law – Army

Order on ballot box snatchers: We’ll act according to the law – Army •PDP jittery over Buhari’s order on ballot box snatchers—Presidency •Atiku to military: Don’t obey unlawful orders •Use Electoral Act to deal with offenders — INEC The Nigerian Army yesterday responded to the directive by President Muhammadu Buhari, to shoot on sight anyone involved in ballot box snatching in next Saturday’s election...... more

Our endorsement of Atiku, Obi sacrosanct —Ohanaeze

Our endorsement of Atiku, Obi sacrosanct —Ohanaeze *Urges Ndigbo to vote en masse Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has called on Ndigbo to go out massively on 23rd February   to exercise their electoral franchise. According to a statement signed by Chuks Ibegbu, Spokesman of Ohanaeze, “Our position on the presidential election has already been made known. Ohanaeze  ...... more

Ballot box: Buhari showing his true colours with death threat – Atiku

Ballot box: Buhari showing his true colours with death threat – Atiku The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, says threatening people with death in context of election is incitement to electoral violence. Atiku was reacting to a statement credited to President Muhammadu Buhari that ballot-snatchers will pay with their lives. In a statement on Monday, Phrank Shaibu,...... more

Outrage as Buhari declares death for ballot box snatchers

Outrage as Buhari declares death for ballot box snatchers Politicians, human rights activists, lawyers and prominent Nigerians on Monday attacked President Muhammadu Buhari for declaring that death awaited ballot box snatchers during the February 23 Presidential and National Assembly elections. Buhari had early on Monday while speaking at a national caucus meeting of the All Progressives Congress in Abuja, said...... more

Buhari orders Army, Police, others to kill ballot box snatchers

Buhari orders Army, Police, others to kill ballot box snatchers President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the military and law enforcement agencies to deal “ruthlessly” with anyone caught trying to disrupt the rescheduled February 23 presidential and National Assembly elections. The President, who is seeking re-election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), said he was not afraid of a...... more

APC national caucus meets on Monday, ahead of rescheduled elections

APC national caucus meets on Monday, ahead of rescheduled elections THE All Progressives Congress (APC) National Caucus will on Monday, hold an emergency meeting in Abuja to discuss prevailing national issues, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The meeting is coming after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) postponed the earlier scheduled Feb. 16 Presidential and National Assembly elections. NAN...... more

Customs officer allegedly kills passenger over N5,000 bribe

Customs officer allegedly kills passenger over N5,000 bribe Many Nigerians have condemned the alleged killing of a bus passenger by an officer of the Nigeria Customs Service over an alleged N5000 bribe. The shooting which occurred on the Benin-Shagamu expressway on Sunday has led to outrage in the social media where the video had gone viral. Meanwhile, the Nigeria...... more

Postponement: Presidency speaks on alleged plans by Buhari to remove INEC chairman

Postponement: Presidency speaks on alleged plans by Buhari to remove INEC chairman The Presidency on Sunday deny reports making the rounds that President Muhammadu Buhari is planning the removal of the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu over the abrupt postponement of the general elections. Recall that a leading politician has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari was planning...... more

No elections in Rivers without our candidates, APC vows

No elections in Rivers without our candidates, APC vows The All Progressives Congress Governorship campaign organisation in Rivers state has declared there will be no elections if its candidates are not listed in the ballot in compliance with a Court of Appeal ruling for stay of execution. The organisation also accused the INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmud Yakubu, of working with...... more

Gunmen kill APC chieftain in Benue

Gunmen kill APC chieftain in Benue The Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ohimini Local Government Area of Benue State, Boniface Okloho has been assassinated by yet-to-be known gunmen. Daily Trust reports that the deceased was killed on Friday night, eve of the postponed Presidential and National Assemblies election in Ohimini while he was on his...... more

NASS postpones resumption

NASS postpones resumption The National Assembly has announced the postponement of its resumption scheduled for Tuesday Feb. 19 to Tuesday Feb. 26. The Clerk to the National Assembly, Mr Mohammed Sani-Omolori made this known in a statement on Sunday. He said the postponement became necessary following postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly election...... more

Troops kill 37 bandits, lose 6 soldiers in Zamfara

Troops kill 37 bandits, lose 6 soldiers in Zamfara Troops of Operation Saharan Daji (OPSD), fighting bandits in Zamfara State have killed 37 bandits and arrested six in Zamfara State in a clearance operation. A statement by the acting Force Information Officer, Major Clement Abiade, said the 37 bandits were killed during an operation to stamp out banditry in Zamfara...... more

Nigerians ‘ll vote out Buhari on February 23, despite election postponement – Wike

Nigerians ‘ll vote out Buhari on February 23, despite election postponement – Wike Rivers State governor, Nyesom  Wike, has declared that despite the postponement of elections allegedly masterminded by the failed All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal government, Nigerians are determined to vote out President Muhammadu Buhari.  Speaking during a special anointing service at the Living Faith Church, Kaduna Street, D-Line Port Harcourt, Governor Wike said the...... more

El-Rufai lied over killing of 66 Kaduna residents — CAN, NEMA

El-Rufai lied over killing of 66 Kaduna residents — CAN, NEMA The Kaduna State Chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria on Saturday dismissed claims by Governor Nasir el-Rufai that 66 persons were killed by gunmen in the Kajuru Local Government Area of the state. The CAN Chairman in the state, Rev. Joseph Hayab, who stated this in a statement, insisted that...... more

TI doubts safety, integrity of electoral materials

TI doubts safety, integrity of electoral materials Transparency International on Saturday expressed its disappointment with the  postponement of the  general elections. The leader of the group  in Nigeria, Musa Rafsanjani, said the new electoral dates called for worry over the “security of elections materials which had been distributed  across the country”. Rafsanjani, who is also Executive Director, Civil...... more

APC Presidential Campaign Council condemns Postponement of Elections

APC Presidential Campaign Council condemns Postponement of Elections The All Progressive Congress condemns postponement of the general elections by Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission   FESTUS Keyamo, spokesman of the All Progress Congress, APC, Presidential Campaign Council, has condemned postponement of the general elections, but urged its supporters to remain resolute, patient and determined. The...... more

Nobody will unseat me as president – Buhari vows

Nobody will unseat me as president – Buhari vows President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed that nobody would unseat him. He said contrary to opinions in some quarters, he had the strength to lead the country for four more years. Buhari stated this in an interview aired on Friday on the verified Instagram page of CNN Africa while responding to doubts about his...... more

Gunmen kill 66 people in Kaduna

Gunmen kill 66 people in Kaduna Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, on Friday, confirmed the death of 66 people in Kajuru Local Government Area of the state. The governor, in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Samuel Aruwan, regretted the development and vowed that the perpetrators would be brought to justice....... more

PDP rejects shift in election dates, asks INEC chair to resign

PDP rejects shift in election dates, asks INEC chair to resign The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has said that shoddy arrangement for this election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is a deliberate predetermined agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari to cling on to power even when it’s obvious to him that Nigerians want him...... more

INEC postpones Nigeria elections, announces new dates, gives reasons

INEC postpones Nigeria elections, announces new dates, gives reasons The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has decided to shift Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections till next week February 23. It was one of the decisions reached early today in a crunch talk between INEC chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu and 12 national commissioners in Abuja, according to sources close to...... more

Agriculture declined by 1.33% in 2018—NBS

Agriculture declined by 1.33% in 2018—NBS The agriculture sector experienced a decline of 1.33 per cent in 2018, recording an increase of 2.12 per cent against the growth of 3.45 per cent recorded in 2017. Recent Gross Domestic Product report from the National Bureau of Statistics indicated that in real terms, the sector grew by 2.46 per...... more

Enugu East: Court dismisses case against Nnamani's candidacy

Enugu East: Court dismisses case against Nnamani's candidacy The Federal High Court sitting in Enugu, Thursday, dismissed the suit challenging the eligibility of a former governor of Enugu State, Dr Chimaroke Nnamani,  to contest Enugu East senatorial election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.  One Chukwunonso Ogbe had approached the court asking it to  disqualify the...... more

Enugu IPMAN suspends strike after government’s intervention

Enugu IPMAN suspends strike after government’s intervention The Enugu state chapter of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) on Wednesday announced the suspension of its strike started on Tuesday. Chief Ikechukwu Nwankwo, the Chairman of the association, announced the suspension of the action in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka, Anambra...... more

Presidential election: Another Afenifere faction endorses Atiku Abubakar, gives reasons

Presidential election: Another Afenifere faction endorses Atiku Abubakar, gives reasons Another faction of Afenifere, a pan Yoruba socio-cultural organisation has on Wednesday endorsed the candidature of former Vice President of Nigeria who is also the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in this Saturday’s presidential election as its candidate for the election. The endorsement of Abubakar took...... more

INEC office fires targeted at PDP strongholds, says CUPP

INEC office fires targeted at PDP strongholds, says CUPP THE Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, on Tuesday claimed that fire outbreaks being recorded in the offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission in some parts of the country were targeted at places recognised as areas of strength of the Peoples Democratic Party. The coalition’s spokesman, Imo Ugochinyere, said this...... more

Allegation against US shows Buhari jittery about Atiku’s popularity – PDP

Allegation against US shows Buhari jittery about Atiku’s popularity – PDP THE National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, has said the campaign team of President Muhammadu Buhari resorted to accusing the United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom and others of supporting Alhaji Atiku Abubakar because the President is already afraid of the imminent defeat on...... more

ARSON AT INEC OFFICES: Police should quickly arrest culprits –Prof. ABC Nwosu

ARSON AT INEC OFFICES: Police should quickly arrest culprits –Prof. ABC Nwosu Former Minister of Health and member Board of Trustees of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Professor ABC Nwosu, has strongly condemned recent burning down of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, offices in Abia, Plateau and Tuesday incident in Awka with a call on the security agencies to arrest and deal with the...... more

IPMAN, PTD strike grounds Enugu, Ebonyi , Anambra

IPMAN, PTD strike grounds Enugu, Ebonyi , Anambra *Saturday election under threat  The sudden strike action embarked upon by petroleum dealers in Enugu, Ebonyi and Anambra states Tuesday morning  is likely to jeopardize the smooth conduct of Saturday elections. The leadership of Independent Petroleum Marketers Association, IPMAN and  Petroleum Tanker Drivers, PTD,  withdrew their services Tuesday in protest against...... more

Lokpobiri, Dickson trade blames on insecurity in Bayelsa

Lokpobiri, Dickson trade blames on insecurity in Bayelsa Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri and Gov Seriake Dickson had expressed divergent views on insecurity in Bayelsa. Dickson had on Friday accused Lokpobiri and leaders of All Progressives Congress (APC) of being the masterminds of election violence in the state. Leader of APC in Bayelsa...... more

Kano rally, evidence Buhari has lost to Atiku – PDP

Kano rally, evidence Buhari has lost to Atiku – PDP THE Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Monday said the large crowd and perceived overwhelming support for its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, by Nigerians at the PDP presidential campaign rally in Kano indicated that President Muhammadu Buhari has lost the support of the North West. The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan,...... more

 

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