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    Saraki on poll shift: Nigerians will definitely punish this government

Saraki on poll shift: Nigerians will definitely punish this government

Senate President Bukola has blamed the postponement of the presidential and national assembly polls on the alleged incompetence of the government.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced the postponement in the wee hours of Saturday.Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, had explained that the logistics challenge caused the inability of the commission to proceed with the electoral process.Commenting on the development, Saraki, in [...]

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    ADP candidate: Postponement of polls should strengthen resolve to change Nigeria

ADP candidate: Postponement of polls should strengthen resolve to change Nigeria

Ese Owie, Action Democratic Party (ADP) senatorial candidate in Edo south, says postponement of the elections should strengthen the determination of citizens in their bid to change the "trajectory" of Nigeria.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) postponed the polls in the early hours of Saturday, citing logistics challenge.In a statement, Owie asked those in the district to exercise restraint over the [...]

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    Wedding plans ruined, business crippled — Nigerians count the cost of postponed elections

Wedding plans ruined, business crippled — Nigerians count the cost of postponed elections

Millions of Nigerians went to bed Friday evening getting ready to vote during presidential and national assembly polls but by the time they woke up, things had changed. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had shifted the exercise by a week, citing logistics challenge.As expected, Nigerians expressed dissatisfaction, with some politicians trading blames. The cost of the postponement translated into [...]

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    EXTRA: Alomo Bitters sold 13.9m bottles in Nigeria in 2018

EXTRA: Alomo Bitters sold 13.9m bottles in Nigeria in 2018

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    ‘Nigerians are waiting’ — and other reactions in anticipation of INEC’s pronouncement on elections

‘Nigerians are waiting’ — and other reactions in anticipation of INEC’s pronouncement on elections

Just when Nigerians were getting set for the presidential and national assembly elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) went into an emergency meeting.The leadership of the commission summoned stakeholders to the meeting over logistics challenges on the eve of the elections.In some states, materials had not arrived as of 9pm. The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the [...]

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    We are looking up to you, ECOWAS tells Nigeria on elections

We are looking up to you, ECOWAS tells Nigeria on elections

Ellen Johnson SirLeaf, head of ECOWAS observation mission, say Nigeria has to get it right in the February 16 presidential and parliamentary elections because West Africa is looking up to the country.She said this when she led a delegation of seven to the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room in Abuja on the eve of the presidential election.The former president of [...]

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    Davido becomes first Nigerian on Comedy Central Roast

Davido becomes first Nigerian on Comedy Central Roast

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    Just like in 2015, Nigerians torn between the devil and the deep blue sea

Just like in 2015, Nigerians torn between the devil and the deep blue sea

There is something baffling about the fascination of Nigerians with the lesser of two figurative evils. In fact, the twin-devil concept is popular in Nigeria beyond politics, as exemplified by the widely-applied saying: “The devil you know is better than the angel you don’t.”In 2015, Nigerians went to the polls torn between the devil and the deep blue sea: Goodluck [...]

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    ‘What would Atiku do differently?’ — Buhari asks Nigerians in state broadcast

‘What would Atiku do differently?’ — Buhari asks Nigerians in state broadcast

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked Nigerians to make a wise choice during the February 16 elections, saying the All Progressives Congress (APC) is clearly the best choice.In a nationwide address aired on state television, Buhari listed what his administration had achieved and said Nigerians should ask themselves if the candidates of the opposition and any other parties would do [...]

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    Total Nigeria expects profit recovery from preceding year’s drop

Total Nigeria expects profit recovery from preceding year’s drop

Total Nigeria expects to show a profit rebound in its 2018 full year earnings report being awaited after a drop of 46% in after tax profit in the 2017 financial year. The recovery isn’t going to be strong enough to match the company’s peak profit figure of nearly N15 billion in 2016. It is however expected to be good enough [...]

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    Jonathan educates Nigerians on how to avoid rigging

Jonathan educates Nigerians on how to avoid rigging

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has urged Nigerians to come out and vote en masse during Saturday's presidential election.Jonathan, who asked citizens to shun violence and hate, said high turn out of voters is the best antidote to rigging.He appealed to them to peacefully elect the country's next president."My simple message to you is that if you love Nigeria, you must come [...]

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    Peace accord sent a strong message to Nigerians, says EU

Peace accord sent a strong message to Nigerians, says EU

The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) says the final peace accord signed by presidential candidates ahead of the February 16 election is a "very strong message" to Nigerians.Maria Arena, chief observer, EU EOM, said this while speaking with state house correspondents, after she led the mission to a private meeting with Vice-President Yemi Osinabjo on Thursday in Abuja.She [...]

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    INFOGRAPHIC: Are you one of 91 million Nigerians now living in extreme poverty?

INFOGRAPHIC: Are you one of 91 million Nigerians now living in extreme poverty?

Over 91 million Nigerians are now living in extreme poverty, TheCable can report.TheCable understands that at least three million Nigerians have slipped into extreme poverty between November 2018 and February 2019.According to the World Poverty Clock, created by Vienna-based World Data Lab, 91.16 million Nigerians were living below a dollar a day as of February 13, 2019.In June 2018, the [...]

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    Anti-graft war suffers setback as EU adds Nigeria to ‘dirty-money backlist’

Anti-graft war suffers setback as EU adds Nigeria to ‘dirty-money backlist’

The European Union (EU) has added Nigeria to countries on its "dirty money blacklist".According to Reuters, the EU said the nations in this category pose a threat because of tax controls on terrorism financing and money laundering.Also added to the list which was initially 16, are Saudi Arabia, Panama, Saudi Arabia, Panama, Libya, Botswana, Ghana, Samoa, the Bahamas and four [...]

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    Atiku: Like Jonathan, my ambition is not worth the blood of any Nigerian

Atiku: Like Jonathan, my ambition is not worth the blood of any Nigerian

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says his ambition is not worth the blood of any Nigerian.Speaking at the signing of the national peace accord ahead of the February 16 presidential election, the former vice-president called on security agencies not to arrest opposition leaders 24 to 48 hours before the election."May I use this opportunity to [...]

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    Presidential election gives Nigerians no choice

Presidential election gives Nigerians no choice

If President Muhammadu Buhari figuratively rode on a horse back to assume office in 2015, as at today, he barely rides a three-legged donkey. A wobbling government has frittered away the goodwill of the expectant millions who brought him to office.However, his main opponent, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, does not have a donkey to ride on. His questionable past [...]

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