Friday, April 5, 2019

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    Army denies making attempt on Wike’s life

Army denies making attempt on Wike’s life

The Nigerian Army says there is no truth to the allegation that it made an attempt on the life of Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers.Wike had alleged that Jamil Sarham, general officer commanding of 6 Division, sent troops to assassinate him in his residence on February 15.But the army, in a statement by Sagir Musa, its spokesman, described the allegation [...]

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    Buhari wins in Ambode’s local government

Buhari wins in Ambode’s local government

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos, has successfully delivered Epe local government to President Muhammadu Buhari.The final results collated and announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) also showed that the APC candidates for the national assembly positions also won in the local government.The APC polled 17,710 votes across the 19 wards in the local government, while PDP got 13, [...]

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    ‘The elections were credible’ — observers hail INEC

‘The elections were credible’ — observers hail INEC

Election observers under the platform of Independent Foreign Observers have commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the conduct of the presidential and national assembly elections.Speaking at a press conference this afternoon in Abuja on Sunday, Stuart Young, an academic and diplomat, presented a preliminary report.The observers in the text entitled, "A Preliminary report on the 2019 Presidential and [...]

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    Kajuru killings: Fulani groups release names of 131 victims (full list)

Kajuru killings: Fulani groups release names of 131 victims (full list)

Fulani groups have revealed the identities of the persons who reportedly died in the killings recorded in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna state.Nasir el-Rufai, the state governor, who broke the news of the attacks last week, said 66 bodies were recovered after the incident.The casualty figure given by the governor had sparked controversy, with some claiming that it was [...]

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    ‘I’ve never heard of it’ — Tinubu denies reports linking him to tech company

‘I’ve never heard of it’ — Tinubu denies reports linking him to tech company

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has denied a report linking him to a technology company.A news platform had reported Tinubu as the leader of Act Technologies Limited, a company reportedly involved in the supply of electoral materials and services to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).The company allegedly used sophisticated technology to tamper with [...]

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    Again, Buhari to address the nation on election eve

Again, Buhari to address the nation on election eve

President Muhammadu Buhari will address the nation by 7am on Friday.Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.He said the address will broadcast on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and Radio Nigeria.“President Muhammadu Buhari will Friday, February 22, 2019 broadcast to the nation at 7 am with a repeat at 9 pm,” Adesina said.“All television, radio stations and [...]

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    IN DETAIL: Ganduje can’t give Buhari 5m votes… what we learnt from PVC figures

IN DETAIL: Ganduje can’t give Buhari 5m votes… what we learnt from PVC figures

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, cannot statistically deliver five million votes to President Muhammadu Buhari in his state as he earlier promised.An analysis by TheCable of the latest statistics released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) shows that while Kano has 5,457,747 registered voters, only 4,696,747 collected their biometric cards. If every voter in Kano were to vote for Buhari, [...]

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    Beware! Fake dollar notes in circulation

Beware! Fake dollar notes in circulation

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has raised the alarm over the circulation of fake dollar notes in the country.Tony Orilade, EFCC spokesman, gave the warning in a statement issued on Thursday.Orilade said the agency issued the warning following intelligence gathered in the build-up to the elections.The anti-graft agency also asked bureaux de change operators to be cautious."The Economic [...]

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    Atiku: Like we removed Jonathan, let’s vote out another incumbent president

Atiku: Like we removed Jonathan, let’s vote out another incumbent president

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he felt proud that an incumbent president was voted out by just the use of permanent voter card (PVC).President Muhammadu Buhari defeated ex-President Goodluck Jonathan who sought reelection in 2015.In a broadcast on Thursday, Atiku said Nigerians have the opportunity to repeat history during the presidential election rescheduled for February [...]

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    Daystar empowers 770 entrepreneurs

Daystar empowers 770 entrepreneurs

The Daystar Christian Centre, Lagos, says over 770 young entrepreneurs benefitted from its skill acquisition programme in the first quarter of the year.The church said the basic skills and personal development training were for self-reliance and financial independence.It listed the areas people were trained on as photography, make-up artistry, catering, fruits art, pastries and small chop, bread making, event décor, web [...]

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    Kaduna group accuses el-Rufai of ordering arrest of its president

Kaduna group accuses el-Rufai of ordering arrest of its president

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, has allegedly ordered the arrest of Awema Dio Maisamari, president of the Adara Development Association (ADA).According to a statement by Danladi Yarima, a former president of the association, Maisamari was arrested alongside Joseph Abdallah, treasurer of the association.Yarima said the duo were arrested by the state police command on Saturday on the orders of the [...]

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    Ballot-snatching: Here’s what the law prescribes for offenders

Ballot-snatching: Here’s what the law prescribes for offenders

On Monday, President Muhammadu Buhari said anyone planning to snatch ballot boxes during the elections will do so at the expense of his own life.The president, who spoke at an emergency meeting of leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja, warned against interference in the electoral process.Buhari hinted that he had given security agencies the go-ahead to be [...]

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    Outrage as customs official ‘kills’ man during argument

Outrage as customs official ‘kills’ man during argument

Videos where officials of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) were accused of killing an unarmed civilian at Shagamu interchange along Lagos-Ibadan expressway, have emerged online.There are different accounts of the incident which happened on Sunday.In the video, several commuters were seen arguing with customs officials, with several other commuters from other vehicles watching.A passenger was heard warning an official not to [...]

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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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    Odinkalu: 66 weren’t killed in Kaduna… el-Rufai just playing politics with lives

Odinkalu: 66 weren’t killed in Kaduna… el-Rufai just playing politics with lives

Chidi Odinkalu, human rights lawyer, has described as false, the statement from the Kaduna state government that 66 people were killed in attacks on Kajuru local government area of the state.Samuel Aruawan, spokesman of Nasir el-Rufai, had  said the killings reportedly took place in eight settlements across the local government area.El-Rufai also confirmed the incident."Report of the killing of about [...]

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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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