Sunday, April 7, 2019

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    Marafa says appeal court’s verdict is God’s will for Zamfara

Marafa says appeal court’s verdict is God’s will for Zamfara

Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, has accepted a judgement of the court of appeal.On Thursday, the appeal court set aside an order of the Abuja federal high court upholding the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to bar candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara from participating in the polls.In a statement on Friday, Marafa [...]

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    I spent five days burying victims, says survivor of Kajuru killings

I spent five days burying victims, says survivor of Kajuru killings

Lawal Adamu, a resident of Ruga Saliu, a community in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna state, says he spent five days burying victims of the attack in the area.Speaking when TheCable alongside some media organisations visited the area, Adamu who is of the Fulani ethnic group, said the attack came as a surprise.He said people of the Adara ethnic [...]

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    APC says PDP wants to hijack power by hook or crook

APC says PDP wants to hijack power by hook or crook

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked Nigerians not to vote those who will steal from the country's treasury.In a statement on Thursday, Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC spokesman, said it is time for Nigerians to reject the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)  which he said is desperate to hijack power by "hook or crook".Issa-Onilu said the country's resources was "privatised" during the [...]

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    Yahaya Bello: I’ve broken down the walls of ethnicity dividing my people

Yahaya Bello: I’ve broken down the walls of ethnicity dividing my people

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi, says his time in office has been dedicated to breaking down the walls of ethnicity that divides the state.The governor was reacting to social media postings purporting him to be biased against certain ethnic group in the state.In a statement, Bello said his "signature" has been uniting people in and out of government.The governor said [...]

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    Benue APC worried over presence of ‘armed militia’ ahead of polls

Benue APC worried over presence of ‘armed militia’ ahead of polls

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Benue state has expressed concern over the presence of livestock guards and armed militia ahead of the elections scheduled to take place on Saturday.The party's concern was contained in a communiqué issued at the end of an emergency meeting on Wednesday.George Akume, former Benue governor, presided over the meeting which discussed the postponement of [...]

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    DSS invitation: Group warns against ethnic mudslinging in INEC fiasco

DSS invitation: Group warns against ethnic mudslinging in INEC fiasco

A group says Okechukwu Ibeanu, the national commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in charge of logistics, and key activists of Igbo descent are being targeted in mudslinging campaign.Reacting to reports linking Ibeanu and some activists to the campaign of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the group said mischief makers were out to [...]

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    EXTRA: Saraki describes APC caucus gathering as ‘Nollywood meeting’

EXTRA: Saraki describes APC caucus gathering as ‘Nollywood meeting’

Senate President Bukola Saraki has described the All Progressives Congress (APC) national caucus meeting assembly as a "Nollywood meeting."The APC NEC had an emergency meeting on Monday over the postponement of the general election.Speaking at Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) meeting on Tuesday, Saraki said the ruling party did not want the elections to hold last Saturday.The senate president said the [...]

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    ‘General Buhari’ showing his true colours with death threat, says Atiku

‘General Buhari’ showing his true colours with death threat, says Atiku

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says threatening people with death in context of election is incitement to electoral violence.Atiku was reacting to a statement credited to President Muhammadu Buhari that ballot-snatchers will pay with their lives.In a statement on Monday, Phrank Shaibu, aide to Abubakar, quoted his principal as saying Buhari's comment is an offence [...]

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    Secondus: Buhari desperate to cling on to power but he is not God

Secondus: Buhari desperate to cling on to power but he is not God

Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says President Muhammadu Buhari is not God, and Nigerians have made up their minds to unseat him.Reacting to the president's order to security operatives to deal with election riggers, Secondus said Buhari is desperate to cling on to power.At the national caccus meeting of All Progressives Congress (APC), the president had [...]

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    Ballot box snatchers will pay with their lives, says Buhari

Ballot box snatchers will pay with their lives, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says anyone planning to snatch ballot boxes during the forthcoming elections will do so "at the expense of his own life".Speaking at an emergency meeting of leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja on Monday, Buhari warned against tampering with the electoral process.He said having campaigned across the country, he has garnered enough support and [...]

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    Poll shift: APC campaign demands daily update from INEC

Poll shift: APC campaign demands daily update from INEC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign council says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) should brief Nigerians on its level of preparedness daily.The council said this in reaction to the postponement of the polls by the electoral commission.Speaking with journalists on Sunday, Babatunde Fashola, head directorate of election planning and monitoring; and Hadiza Bala-Usman, head directorate of contact [...]

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    We didn’t disrupt transportation of INEC materials, says NAMA

We didn’t disrupt transportation of INEC materials, says NAMA

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) says there was no disruption in the provision of air traffic services on Saturday.The agency was reacting to reports that it contributed to the postponement of the elections.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had said bad weather prevented it from delivering election materials to some locations within the country.Some persons interpreted the issue raised [...]

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    CUPP dares INEC, asks parties to continue campaign

CUPP dares INEC, asks parties to continue campaign

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has asked its members to continue with their campaigns.Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, CUPP spokesman, gave the directive in a statement on Sunday.This is contrary to what Mahmood Yakubu, national chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), said in Abuja on Saturday.While giving reasons for the poll shift, Yakubu said campaigns remain closed.But Ugochinyere [...]

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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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    Niger PDP guber candidate re-arraigned for ‘fraud’ on election eve

Niger PDP guber candidate re-arraigned for ‘fraud’ on election eve

Umar Nasko, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Niger state, has been re-arraigned over alleged fraud.He was re-arraigned alongside Babangida Aliyu, former governor, and Tanko Beji, state chairman of the PDP on Wednesday.The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) charged them with alleged diversion of N2 billion.The anti-graft agency had arraigned them over the charge in April 2017 [...]

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    How ego, internal crisis cost APC two governorship and 84 legislative seats

How ego, internal crisis cost APC two governorship and 84 legislative seats

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has barred the All Progressives Congress (APC) from fielding candidates in Rivers and Zamfara states and this decision has dire consequences for the party. The commission said it took the decision because of the failure of the party to hold primary polls. Except a last-minute change, the APC would keep regretting its inability to put its [...]

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