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    FAKE NEWS ALERT: Did Akpabio write to Kyari seeking to rig Akwa Ibom elections?

FAKE NEWS ALERT: Did Akpabio write to Kyari seeking to rig Akwa Ibom elections?

A letter purportedly written by Godswill Akpabio, former governor of Akwa Ibom, to request additional security support in order to suppress voting in the state has been trending on social media.The letter, dated November 15, 2018 and addressed to the chief of staff to the president, Abba Kyari, also requested the full support of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) [...]

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    Abba Kyari: America, Europe again falling for easy lies over awkward truths

Abba Kyari: America, Europe again falling for easy lies over awkward truths

Abba Kyari, chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, has taken a swipe at the US and Europe over their role in Nigeria's upcoming elections.In an article published by THISDAY, Kyari said while the world powers claim they want free and fair elections, their representatives in Nigeria have a different agenda.Kyari accused the western nations of opposing Buhari because of [...]

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    Three killed as Boko Haram opens fire on Borno governor’s convoy

Three killed as Boko Haram opens fire on Borno governor’s convoy

Suspected members of the Boko Haram sect launched an attack on the convoy of Kashim Shettima, governor of Borno state, on Tuesday, killing three persons, including an aide of the governor identified as Usman Bagidos.Security sources told TheCable that the incident happened while the governor and his campaign team were on their way to Gamboru Ngala.Shettima, a two-term governor, is contesting Saturday's [...]

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    Militants were unleashed on my administration, says Buhari

Militants were unleashed on my administration, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says Niger Delta militants were unleashed on his administration.Buhari said this on Wednesday while commenting on the challenges his government encountered when it came on board.He said through dedication and hard work, his government was able to surmount those challenges.The president spoke at a mega rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) which held at Eagle Square, [...]

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    Toke Makinwa: I wish I could reverse my decision on getting married

Toke Makinwa: I wish I could reverse my decision on getting married

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    Niger Delta militants endorse Buhari

Niger Delta militants endorse Buhari

Militants and ex-militants in the Niger Delta region have endorsed the reelection bid of President Muhammadu Buhari.They announced this at the end of a workshop in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital, on Wednesday.The militants said they believe that the interest of the region would be well served under Buhari."The Niger Delta is the most important region of Nigeria and also [...]

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    ‘He has achieved a lot’ — ACF endorses Buhari

‘He has achieved a lot’ — ACF endorses Buhari

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for re-election.The group endorsed the president at a meeting in Kaduna on Tuesday. It said Buhari has taken steps to improve and re-position the nation.Musa Kwande, acting chairman of the forum, said Buhari deserves a second term to consolidate on his achievements.The forum listed some of Buhari’s achievements as “the [...]

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    PDP sues Buhari over presence of Nigerien governors at his rally

PDP sues Buhari over presence of Nigerien governors at his rally

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has filed a suit against President Muhammadu Buhari over the attendance of two Nigerien governors at his rally in Kano.Issa Moussa of Zinder and Zakiri Umar of Maradi, the governors, attended the rally which held on January 31.In a suit, the opposition party asked a federal high court in Abuja to determine whether the presence [...]

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    CUPP accuses FG of burning electoral materials in stronghold of opposition

CUPP accuses FG of burning electoral materials in stronghold of opposition

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of conspiring with security agencies to set electoral materials ablaze in the stronghold of opposition parties.Ikenga Ugochinyere, spokesman of CUPP, said this in a statement issued after reports of the fire incident in Anambra state.The Anambra incident happened days after fire destroyed permanent voter cards and other [...]

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    Container laden with card readers on fire at INEC office in Anambra

Container laden with card readers on fire at INEC office in Anambra

A container laden with card readers meant for February 16 presidential and national assembly elections is currently on fire at the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Awka, Anambra state.The incident sparked confusion as INEC officials preparing for the elections scuttled to safety.The cause of the fire outbreak had not been ascertained as of the time of [...]

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    Atiku’s campaign spokesman denies ‘rigging audio’, accuses APC of blackmail

Atiku’s campaign spokesman denies ‘rigging audio’, accuses APC of blackmail

Segun Sowunmi, spokesman of the Atiku Campaign Organisation, has accused the campaign team of President Muhammadu Buhari of blackmailing him.Sowunmi said this in reaction to the claim that he said unless Saturday's presidential poll is rigged, it may be “practically impossible” for Atiku to win.Some supporters of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) shared an audio where Sowunmi allegedly made [...]

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    Six Valentine date night ideas for him and her

Six Valentine date night ideas for him and her

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    It’s all over for Rivers APC as supreme court strikes out all appeals (updated)

It’s all over for Rivers APC as supreme court strikes out all appeals (updated)

The supreme court has dismissed the appeal filed by the Rivers state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the 2019 elections.A five-man panel headed by Olabode Rhodes-Vivour, struck out the appeal filed by the faction of the party loyal to Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, on Tuesday.Amir Sanusi, a member of the panel, said the apex court will give [...]

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    TRENDING VIDEO: Tinubu throws away APC flag at Ogun rally

TRENDING VIDEO: Tinubu throws away APC flag at Ogun rally

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), on Monday threw away the flag of his party during the presidential campaign rally in Abeokuta, Ogun state.The crowd had disrupted the rally, forcing security operatives to form a ring around President Muhammadu Buhari.The national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, was booed and stoned while announcing Dapo Abiodun as the governorship [...]

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    Akwa Ibom gov leading in poll on 2019 election

Akwa Ibom gov leading in poll on 2019 election

Barely three weeks to the March 2 gubernatorial poll in the country, a survey conducted by The Pioneer has shown that Udom Emmanuel, governor of the state, is clearly ahead of all the candidates in the gubernatorial race.He polled 93 per cent to emerge tops and highly favoured to clinch the position. He was followed by the All Progressive Congress, [...]

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    Another PDP leader arrested in Kaduna

Another PDP leader arrested in Kaduna

Yaro Makama, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna state, has been arrested.This comes 24 hours after Ben Bako, director of publicity of the PDP campaign in Kaduna, was arrested and flown to Abuja.Bako was arrested for making inciting comments in a video clip recorded during the PDP campaign rally in Kafanchan, Jama’a local government area of [...]

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