Thursday, April 4, 2019

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    It’s untrue that Kano recorded ‘exceptional electoral violence’

It’s untrue that Kano recorded ‘exceptional electoral violence’

The West African Network of Election Observers (WANEO), a coalition of civil society organisations (CSOs) says it is untrue that Kano is an exceptional case of electoral violence.At a press conference in Abuja, the group said the comments were made in bad faith and in pursuit of a predetermined agenda.The group said the elections where generally free and fair across [...]

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    Algerian army demands immediate removal of ailing president

Algerian army demands immediate removal of ailing president

Ahmed Salah, Algeria's chief of army staff, has demanded President Abdelaziz Bouteflika be declared unfit to rule after weeks of protests against him.The army chief urged an immediate adoption of the country’s Article 102, which allows for a president to vacate office if declared unfit."We must find a way out of this crisis immediately, within the constitutional framework,"  he said [...]

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    INEC fixes Thursday for Adamawa supplementary poll

INEC fixes Thursday for Adamawa supplementary poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed Thursday for the governorship supplementary poll in Adamawa state.Kassim Gaidam, resident electoral commissioner (REC) in the state, made the disclosure at the commission's office in Yola, the state capital, on Tuesday.He said sequel to the high court ruling which vacated the restraining order halting the INEC from conducting the supplementary poll, the [...]

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    Ifeanyi Ubah dumps YPP, joins APC

Ifeanyi Ubah dumps YPP, joins APC

Ifeanyi Ubah, senator who won the election Anambra south election on the platform of the Young Peoples Party (YPP) has dumped the party for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).This is coming four days after he denied plans to dump the party.Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the APC, announced Ubah's membership of the ruling party at a meeting President Muhammadu [...]

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    INEC finally declares Bala Mohammed winner of Bauchi guber poll

INEC finally declares Bala Mohammed winner of Bauchi guber poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Bala Mohammed, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as winner of the Bauchi state governorship election.He defeated Mohammed Abubakar, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and incumbent governor.Announcing the results of elections on Monday, Mohammed Kyari, the returning officer, said  Mohammed polled 515,113 votes to defeat  Abubakar who scored 500,625 votes.The [...]

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    Group rejects indicting US report on Buhari’s govt

Group rejects indicting US report on Buhari’s govt

Nigerian scholars abroad, under the auspices of Association of Nigerian Scholars in Diaspora (ANDS) have faulted the recent report by the US Department of State on Corruption and Human Rights violation under the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government.A report by the US Department of State entitled, “2018 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices,” accused the Nigerian government and the military [...]

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    Oshiomhole: The only house of reps position APC isn’t interested in is minority leader

Oshiomhole: The only house of reps position APC isn’t interested in is minority leader

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress  (APC), says his party is interested in all the leadership positions in the house of reps except that of minority leader. Speaking at a meeting of the party's national working committee (NWC ) with elected APC members in the house of representatives, Oshiomhole said the APC which has overwhelming majority in the [...]

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    CDD: It’s unfortunate that no one has been punished for vote buying

CDD: It’s unfortunate that no one has been punished for vote buying

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) says it is unfortunate that no has been made to face the law over vote buying.Inducement of voters is common during elections despite promises by security agencies to check the trend.During the February 23 and March 9 elections, operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) stormed polling units across the country [...]

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    Rewane committee submits minimum wage report to Buhari

Rewane committee submits minimum wage report to Buhari

The presidential technical advisory committee led by Bismarck Rewane, the CEO of Financial Derivatives, has submitted its report to President Muhammadu Buhari.According to the president, the report was submitted on Monday, with ways in which the federal government can generate revenue to pay the new minimum wage."On Jan 9, 2019, I inaugurated the Presidential Technical Advisory Committee on the Implementation [...]

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    Another building collapses in Lagos

Another building collapses in Lagos

A building on Kakawa street in Lagos Island, has collapsed, bringing to three the total number of building which has collapsed in the local government in the last two weeks.On March 13, a three-storey building collapsed in the Ita-Faaji area of Lagos Island, killing 20 persons, including children.Five days later, another building caved in at Egerton Square, Oke-Arin, still in [...]

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    Fayemi: You can’t win an election with 300 votes and take all — it’s a recipe for disaster

Fayemi: You can’t win an election with 300 votes and take all — it’s a recipe for disaster

Kayode Fayemi, the governor of Ekiti state, says you cannot win an election with just 300 votes and take all, calling for joint government in such situations.Speaking at the Africa CEO forum in Kigali, Rwanda on Monday, said elections in Nigeria have become more competitive."With recent elections in Nigeria, it is becoming absolutely clear that it is not an either or, [...]

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    Don’t tear Nigeria apart, group warns pastor over statement on Kaduna crisis

Don’t tear Nigeria apart, group warns pastor over statement on Kaduna crisis

 Chris Okafor, founder of Liberation City, has been accused of making "reckless statements" that could tear Nigeria apart.The New Initiative for Credible Leadership (NICreL), which gave the warning, said Okafor’s recent outburst on the crisis in Kaduna state and Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, is unexpected of a preacher of the gospel.Pastor Okafor had during a Sunday programme warned [...]

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    AfCFTA: Kagame speaks on Buhari and the Nigeria problem

AfCFTA: Kagame speaks on Buhari and the Nigeria problem

Paul Kagame, president of Rwanda, says Nigeria is sorting things out to get on the continental free trade area agreement, already signed by a majority of countries in Africa.Speaking at the Africa CEO forum on Monday, Kagame was asked if the "Nigeria problem" will not affect the conclusion and take off of the Africa free trade agreement.In March 2018, 44 countries [...]

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    Sokoto guber: Leave military alone, group tells Tambuwal

Sokoto guber: Leave military alone, group tells Tambuwal

As reactions continue to greet the just-concluded governorship election in Sokoto, Aminu Tambuwal,winner of the election, has been asked not to celebrate yet.Agenda for Democracy and Good Governance, which made the call asked the governor to leave the Nigerian military alone while he savours the taste of his temporary victory, which would not pass through legal furnace.Gambo Abdulkadir, national president, [...]

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    Whistle-blower alleges disappearance of recovered $2bn loot, demands probe

Whistle-blower alleges disappearance of recovered $2bn loot, demands probe

Adamu Yusuf, a retired general, has alleged that "looted funds" denominated in US dollars and gold bars estimated to be worth N2 billion recovered through an informant suddenly disappeared without a trace in neither the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) nor ministry of finance.In an interview, Yusuf, who played active roles in the recovery of the funds believed to be [...]

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    PDP leading in Bauchi but court will determine final outcome of election

PDP leading in Bauchi but court will determine final outcome of election

Bauchi is the only state where supplementary election held on Saturday yet a winner has not been declared.Aside Bauchi, the Independent National Electoral Commissioner (INEC) conducted supplementary elections in Benue, Sokoto, Plateau and Kano and the incumbent governors retained their position.But the fate of Bala Mohammed, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who secured enough votes to edge out [...]

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