Saturday, February 16, 2019

Mansur Ibrahim

    ‘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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    PHOTOS: Buhari rounds off campaign in Katsina as Atiku ends his in Adamawa

PHOTOS: Buhari rounds off campaign in Katsina as Atiku ends his in Adamawa

Whatever has a beginning has an end! For President Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the journey which started in November ended on Thursday.Both men are now ready to go head to head in the election of Saturday.Buhari, who is contesting under the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), ended his campaign in his home [...]

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    Buhari to address the nation ahead of elections

Buhari to address the nation ahead of elections

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday address Nigerians by 7pm.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.The address coming 48 hours to the presidential and national assembly elections."All television, radio stations and other electronic media outlets are enjoined to hook up to the [...]

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    PHOTOS: Toke Makinwa, Sisi Yemmie…. Google hosts YouTube stars to dinner

PHOTOS: Toke Makinwa, Sisi Yemmie…. Google hosts YouTube stars to dinner

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    VIDEO: The moment fire consumed container filled with card readers

VIDEO: The moment fire consumed container filled with card readers

A container laden with card readers meant for February 16 presidential and national assembly elections were burnt beyond recognition at the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Awka, Anambra state.The cause of the incident is yet to be known. INEC officials preparing for the elections which are just four days away had to flee.Below is a video [...]

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    PHOTOS: Jonathan watches as Davido entertains crowd at Atiku’s Rivers rally

PHOTOS: Jonathan watches as Davido entertains crowd at Atiku’s Rivers rally

Former president Goodluck Jonathan and wife, Patience, were among thousands of supporters who received Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, on Monday.Also present at the rally are Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers; Senate President Bukola Saraki; Uche Secondus, national chairman of the  PDP, among others.Music Star Davido was also on ground [...]

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    PHOTOS: Trucks back on Lagos bridges after Buhari’s visit — and so is traffic

PHOTOS: Trucks back on Lagos bridges after Buhari’s visit — and so is traffic

Trucks and tankers  parked on Lagos bridges and roads have returned barely 48 hours after the All Progressive Congress (APC) held its presidential rally in the state.The trucks were taken off the roads ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari's visit to Lagos.When TheCable visited on Friday, Lagosians had reacted to the clearing of the trucks saying may they never return again [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari inaugurates cancer treatment centre in Lagos

PHOTOS: Buhari inaugurates cancer treatment centre in Lagos

President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated a cancer treatment centre in Lagos.According to Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), the centre which is located at Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, is first of its kind in West Africa.The president, who was in Lagos for his re-election campaign, inaugurated the centre before heading to the venue of the rally.Among those at the event were [...]

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    Small Doctor endorses Buhari

Small Doctor endorses Buhari

Small Doctor, a singer known for his hit song ‘Penalty’, has endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.The singer, real name Adekunle Temitope,  made the endorsement on his official Instagram account on Saturday. He also posted an animated video.  After Meeting With The BOSWGroup I Believe We Should Stand Up For What We Believe In. We All Should Support & [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari pulls massive crowd in Adamawa — and Atiku ‘fights back’ in Katsina

PHOTOS: Buhari pulls massive crowd in Adamawa — and Atiku ‘fights back’ in Katsina

Exactly nine days to the presidential poll, the two leading candidates of chose to test their popularity in each other's stronghold.While President Muhammadu Buhari led the All Progressives Congress (APC) members to Yola, Adamawa state, on Thursday, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) took the battle to Buhari's doorstep in Katsina.Atiku hails from Adamawa while Buhari is from [...]

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    ‘Hate speech alert’ — and other reactions to el-Rufai’s ‘body bag’ comment

‘Hate speech alert’ — and other reactions to el-Rufai’s ‘body bag’ comment

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state is currently under fire for saying foreigners will leave in body bags if they intervene in the forthcoming elections.The governor made the comment while speaking on a Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) programme on Tuesday night.The comment had sparked an outrage on the social media, with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) calling on the international community [...]

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    Boko Haram: Coalition salutes military for ‘repelling attacks’ in the north

Boko Haram: Coalition salutes military for ‘repelling attacks’ in the north

The Coalition Against Terrorism and Extremism (CATE) has saluted the Nigerian army for averting what it described as "Black Monday" by successfully repelling multiple attacks in several parts of the country.Recall that the gallant Nigerian troops had overpowered and decimated some insurgents in Adamawa, Yobe and Benue states.CATE in a statement through its president, Gabriel Onoja, lauded the military for [...]

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    Osinbajo: Adeboye prayed for me before my chopper crashed

Osinbajo: Adeboye prayed for me before my chopper crashed

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has revealed how Enoch Adeboye, general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), called him after Friday’s Holy Ghost service to pray for him.Osinbajo disclosed this at RCCG City of Grace, Lokoja, Kogi state, during a thanksgiving service after his helicopter crash-landed in Kabba on Saturday.“Only God can take the glory for saving my life [...]

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    PHOTOS: Osinbajo flies Caverton 24 hours after crash

PHOTOS: Osinbajo flies Caverton 24 hours after crash

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo boarded a helicopter belonging to Caverton on Sunday.He took the flight less than 24 hours after an aircraft belonging to the company, in which he was in, crash-landed in Kabba, Kogi state.Remi Makanjuola, chairman of Caverton Helicopters, visited the nation's number two citizen on Sunday.After Makanjuola's visit, the company announced in a tweet that Osinbajo has promised to continue [...]

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    VIDEO: The moment Osinbajo crash-landed

VIDEO: The moment Osinbajo crash-landed

The chopper which conveyed Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo from Abuja to Kabba in Kogi state crash-landed on Saturday.Osinbajo and his crew survived the crash, which is the second air mishap suffered by the vice-president in eight months.He has since continued "Next Level" engagements in the state.Here is a video of the helicopter after it crash-landed[...]

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    PHOTOS: Massive crowd welcomes Buhari to Kano

PHOTOS: Massive crowd welcomes Buhari to Kano

Hundreds of thousands of supporters of the All Progressive Congress (APC) trooped out to welcome President Muhammadu Buhari in Kano on Thursday.People lined on the streets from Malam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA) to the palace of the emir of Kano.Buhari paid a courtesy visit to Muhammad Sanusi, emir of Kano, before heading to Sani Abacha Stadium, venue of the [...]

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