Category Archives: Politics

President Buhari promise to tackle killings in Zamfara state.

President Muhammadu Buhari says it is “ridiculous” and “unfair” to suggest he is not concerned about the killings going on in Zamfara State. Writing via his Twitter handle, the president said that ensuring protection of lives of Nigerians remains his primary responsibility. Zamfara has been experiencing attacks by bandits which have cost many lives, including…

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Nigerian Army sets up a committee to investigate the alleged interference of military personnel in election processes.

A committee has been set up by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai to investigate the alleged interference of military personnel in election processes across the country. Its spokesman, Colonel Sagir Musa cautioned against what he called unsubstantiated allegations against the military during the elections. He said in a statement in Abuja…

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Governor Darius Ishaku declared winner of the last Saturday Governorship election in Taraba state.

Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State has been declared winner of the last Saturday’s Governorship election in the state. Returning Officer of the state, Prof. Shehu Adamu Iya, who announced the results at the state Collation Center in Jalingo, declared that Ishaku of the PDP has scored the highest votes of 520,433 to defeat the…

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INEC will no longer tolerate any attempt by politicians to hold its officials hostage and force them to declare winners of elections under duress.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it would no longer tolerate any attempt by politicians to hold its officials hostage and force them to declare winners of elections under duress. INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, gave the warning at the meeting of Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security ahead of Saturday’s elections, held at…

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Magu warns Judges and Lawyers involved in election tribuanal petition against money laundering.

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Acting Chairman Ibrahim Magu warned judges and lawyers involved in election petition tribunals against money laundering. Magu, in a statement, noted that many judges wrongly see Election Tribunals and Appeal Panels as potential gold mines. According to Magu, all lawyers and judges at the Tribunals have a responsibility to…

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Borders close for Saturday Governorship and State Assembly elections.

Minister of Interior Lt.-Gen. rtd Abdulrahman Dambazau has ordered the closure of borders for the Saturday Governorship and State Assembly elections. This is with effect from Friday, March 8, at noon to Sunday, March 10, at noon. Comptroller-General of Nigeria Immigration Service Muhammad Babandede announced this in a statement in Abuja. He said it is…

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Tough decisions are necessary if Nigeria is to move forward as a country – SGF.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, says that tough decisions are necessary if Nigeria is to move forward as a country. The SGF said this, when he addressed newsmen in Yola, Adamawa State. He said that they would be taking tough decisions which would not be palatable but would deepen and…

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TIFPI urges security agencies to give special attention to all red line states during and after the March 9 elections.

The Integrity Friends for Truth and Peace Initiative (TIFPI), has urged security agencies to give special attention to all red line states during and after the March 9 elections to ensure protection of lives and property. The Executive Director and Lead observer of the organization, Mr. Livingstone Wechie, made the call in Abuja to newsmen.…

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Women Interfaith Council advocate for peaceful elections.

As the governorship and state house of assembly elections draw nearer, the Women Interfaith Council has advocated for peaceful elections in Kaduna State and Nigeria in general. General Coordinator of the council, Hajiya Amina Kazaure stated this during a press briefing in Kaduna, said the council has observed that there are pockets of tension in…

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Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs congratulates President Buhari on his re-election victory.

Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) and the Jama’tu Nasril Islam (JNI), have congratulated President Muhammad Buhari on his reelection victory. The NSCIA message signed by the council’s Media Committee Chairman, Alhaji Femi Abbas, wished President Buhari another successful tenure as president of the country. While enjoining Mr. President to continue to do his…

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