Category Archives: Politics

INEC POSTPONES KOGI AND BAYELSA STATES 2019 GOVERNORSHIP ELECTIONS.

Independent National Electoral Commission has shifted the November 2, 2019 governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states by two weeks. A statement by the National Commissioner and Chairman, Voter Education and Information Festus Okoye, said the decision was in response to several appeals by critical stakeholders in Bayelsa that the earlier date clashed with the…

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President Buhari frowns at the inability of the Nigerian elites to address the welfare and educational needs of the less-privileged.

President Muhammadu Buhari has frowned at the inability of the Nigerian elites to address the welfare and educational needs of the less-privileged members of the society. The president made his feelings known when he hosted Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, ministers, service chiefs, heads of security agencies and chief executives of federal Government agencies and institutions…

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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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