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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has affirmed that the rescheduled presidential and National Assembly will hold on Saturday because it has put all its acts together.INEC assured Nigerians and the international community yesterday that the election is a fait accompli because all the logistics challenges, which prompted the last minute cancellation of the first phase of the 2019 general elections last Saturday, had been addressed.In the words of the electoral umpire, we are goo...
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A civil society group, the Concerned Industry Watchers, yesterday petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that all cases against the suspended director-general of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Mounir Gwarzo are pursued with renewed vigour to ensure justice.The groups demand came barely 24 hours after the Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL) called on the Independent Corrupt Practices and Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to commence thorough prosecution...
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The Etsu Nupe and chairman of the Niger State Council of Traditional Rulers, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, has urged politicians to play the game of politics without violence and bitterness, but with the fear of God, maturity and decorum.The admonition of the eminent traditional ruler at Wadata Palace, Bida yesterday, came amid intense preparations and horse-trading by politicians in the build-up to the rescheduled general elections. Alhaji Abubakar stressed the need for all Nigerians irrespective of ...
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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Nasarawa State has commenced the distribution of election materials in all the 13 local government areas of the state.Present at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) office in Lafia, the state capital to monitor the exercise were security agents, INEC officials including the resident electoral commissioner, Dr. Uthman Ajidagba, as well as agents of the political parties.The election materials are for presidential and National Assembly polls ho...
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The Attu Reach-Out Foundation, a grassroots charity organisation has donated three boreholes to Aiede-Onukpah community in Ogbadibo local government area of Benue State.The boreholes were donated as one of its visions to heal and empower the communities at the grassroots.The coordinator of the foundation, Mr. Abah James, said that the organisation had been helping orphans, churches, schools, widows and vulnerable children since 2012.He said that the foundation also gives quality education throug...
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For adopting President Muhammadu Buhari as the presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), the Kwara State chapter of the party has suspended the national chairman, Alhaji Ganiyu Galadima.The state ACPN chairman, Elder Kuti Kayode, announced the suspension of Galadima at a news conference in Ilorin.Kuti claimed that Galadima took unilateral decision in adopting Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the official presidential candidate of ACPN.He also announce...
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Political thugs believed to be loyal to the All Progressives Congress (APC) Kwara South senatorial candidate, Lola Ashiru, on Tuesday unleashed violence on the people of Ojoku in Oyun local government area of Kwara State.Ojoku is the country home of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senatorial candidate for Kwara South, Senator Rafiu Ibrahim.The thugs, who were said to be on the campaign train of Ashiru, allegedly shot nine PDP members during the melee.The victims were simply identified as Dond...
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FRANCIS OKOYE, in this report writes that the resurgence of Boko Haram terrorists in Borno State poses a major threat to the forthcoming general elections in the stateSince last November, the manner in which Boko Haram terrorists have renewed attacks in some communities in Borno, Yobe and by extension Adamawa state is a pointer that they are up to something sinister.This is because the terrorists resurgence is coming at a crucial time when Nigeria as a nation is heading for a general election.In...
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The Buhari Support Organisation (BSO) in Niger State has scheduled a street march to mobilise 1.5million votes for President Muhammadu Buharis re-election.BSO state coordinator, Alhaji Umar Shuaibu told journalists in Minna that the one million-man march would hold today.He said that the march is aimed at mobilising over 1.5million votes for Buhari in the state in appreciation of the presidents developmental strides and projects in Minna.Shuaibu said: We call on all and sundry to come out en mas...
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Kebbi State governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has signed into law the 2019 budget of Kebbi State. The governor while signing the N151billion budget at the Government House, Birnin Kebbi, said it would consolidate the gains achieved by last years budget.He said out of the total amount, N104 billion was for capital expenditure while N47 billion is for personnel and recurrent expenditure, representing 70 and 30 per cent respectively. The budget will fully improve on infrastructure, power supp...
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A senior lawyer, Joe Agi (SAN) has explained reasons why he is being persecuted by the federal government.Recall that detectives had quizzed Joe Agi, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), over alleged payment of about $30,000 into one of the domiciliary accounts of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen.Agi was said to be the referee to the CJN when one of the domiciliary accounts was opened.However, in a statement yesterday, he challenged the minister of Justice and...
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Abia State government has called for the immediate release of two N-Power beneficiaries who it said are illegally detained by the Directorate of State Services (DSS).The Abia State commissioner for Information, John Okiyi, who made the call at a press conference in Abuja, revealed the two detained N-Power beneficiaries as Felix Obisike and Gauis Nnadi.He also lamented the politicisation of the N-Power scheme by the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).The commissioner fu...
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