Saturday, February 16, 2019

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    Nnamdi Kanu calls off election boycott, asks Igbo to vote en masse on Saturday

Nnamdi Kanu calls off election boycott, asks Igbo to vote en masse on Saturday

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has called off the election boycott in the south-east region of the country.In an audio message obtained by TheCable, Kanu also asked the Igbo to come out in their numbers and vote during Saturday's presidential election.Kanu had been calling on the Igbo to boycott any election held in Nigeria until [...]

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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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    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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    PDP sues INEC for insisting on card readers

PDP sues INEC for insisting on card readers

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has sued the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over the use of card readers for the general election.In a suit filed before the federal high court in Abuja, the party asked the court to restrict INEC from postponing elections in any polling unit as a result of a malfunctioning card reader.INEC had said elections in the [...]

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    CCT orders Onnoghen’s arrest

CCT orders Onnoghen’s arrest

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has issued an arrest warrant against Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria.At its resumed trial on Wednesday, the tribunal ordered the nation's security agencies to arrest Onnoghen after he failed to appear before it.Aliyu Umar, lead prosecution counsel for the federal government, had asked the tribunal to order Onnoghen's arrest over his refusal [...]

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    Buhari’s supporter asks court to disqualify Atiku, says he’s Cameroonian

Buhari’s supporter asks court to disqualify Atiku, says he’s Cameroonian

A group known as the Egalitarian Mission for Africa has filed a suit before the federal high court in Abuja challenging the qualification of Atiku Abubakar to contest in the presidential election.The group's chairman is Olukayode Ajulo, former national secretary of Labour Party who recently declared his support for Atiku's opponent, President Muhammadu Buhari, in the presidential election.In the suit, a [...]

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    INEC: All burnt PVCs in Abia, Plateau will be reprinted before elections

INEC: All burnt PVCs in Abia, Plateau will be reprinted before elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will reprint all the permanent voter cards (PVCs) burnt in its office in Qua’an Pan local government area of Plateau state.It also said it has reprinted all the ones burnt in its office in Isiala Ngwa south local government area in Abia state, and delivered them for collection.The two INEC offices were [...]

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    ‘He’ll get Nigeria working again’ — PDM endorses Atiku

‘He’ll get Nigeria working again’ — PDM endorses Atiku

The Peoples Democratic Movement, a pressure group founded by the late Shehu Musa Yar'Adua, has endorsed Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The group endorsed Atiku as its choice presidential candidate after a meeting which held in Abuja on Thursday."After a careful observation of the socio-economic situation in the country, we have come to the inevitable conclusion [...]

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    INEC extends deadline for PVC collection till Monday

INEC extends deadline for PVC collection till Monday

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has extended the deadline for the collection of permanent voter cards (PVC) by three days.Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, announced this during a meeting with resident electoral commissioners (RECs) in Abuja on Friday.The initial deadline for the collection was on Friday.But Yakubu said it is being extended till February 11 to ensure that no registered [...]

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    INEC chairman: I won’t share my returning officer role with anyone

INEC chairman: I won’t share my returning officer role with anyone

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has vowed not to share his role as returning officer of the presidential elections with anyone.Yakubu said this on Thursday during an interactive meeting with Catholic Bishops in Abuja.He was speaking in reaction to comments still trailing the appointment of Amina Zakari who is reportedly related to President Muhammadu Buhari [...]

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    Niger rep: I never boasted about influencing court decision on APC primary

Niger rep: I never boasted about influencing court decision on APC primary

Abdullahi Garba, a member of the house of representatives from Niger State, has denied saying he would influence the decision of the high court in the state over his reelection bid.A group under the aegis of Niger Against Corruption had accused the lawmaker representing Kontagora/Mariga Wushishi/Mashegu federal constituency of the state of boasting that he would secure a favourable verdict [...]

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    Partisanship will be a recipe for crisis, Jonathan warns INEC

Partisanship will be a recipe for crisis, Jonathan warns INEC

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has warned the  Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to be partisan in the forthcoming elections.He also asked politicians not to support actions that could instigate violence in the country.The former president said this at the peace conference organised by his foundation in Abuja, on Thursday."If people feel INEC and similar bodies are fair to all, [...]

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    INEC insists APC won’t field candidates in Rivers

INEC insists APC won’t field candidates in Rivers

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the All Progressives Congress (APC) does not have any candidate to field for the general election in Rivers state. The commission said this on Thursday while reacting to the ruling for stay of execution of an order barring the party from fielding candidates.The order was granted by a court of appeal in Port Harcourt, [...]

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    Court orders arrest of ex-NIA DG, wife (updated)

Court orders arrest of ex-NIA DG, wife (updated)

A federal high court in Lagos has ordered the arrest of Ayodele Oke, former director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), and Folashade, his wife.The court issued a bench warrant for arrest of the duo on Thursday after they failed to appear before it for arraignment.Chukwujekwu Aneke, the judge, had directed that the duo be arrested anywhere they are sighted across [...]

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    REMINDER: You have less than 48 hours to pick up your PVC

REMINDER: You have less than 48 hours to pick up your PVC

Have you collected your permanent voter card (PVC)? If not, what are you waiting for?In less than 48 hours time, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) would stop issuing PVCs to voters, and this would mean inability to vote during the elections.INEC had announced February 8 as last day for collection of PVCs to give room for preparations for the [...]

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    EFCC to court: We are still looking for ex-NIA DG

EFCC to court: We are still looking for ex-NIA DG

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has again failed to arraign Ayodele Oke, former director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), and Folashade, his wife, before a federal high court in Lagos.The duo being prosecuted in connection with some monies reportedly recovered from a flat in Ikoyi, Lagos, were absent at the court last week Friday.The agency had filed [...]

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