Friday, February 22, 2019

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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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    HLSI debunks allegation of jamming phones, funding campaigns

HLSI debunks allegation of jamming phones, funding campaigns

HLSI Security Firms and Technologies has debunked reports that it is sponsoring the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign and also planning to jam telephone networks during the elections.In a statement on Friday,  the Israeli company said its operations in Nigeria have been for more than 12 years and at no time has it been accused of any form of integrity [...]

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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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    ‘Please, don’t disgrace me before Buhari’ — Amosun begs angry party members

‘Please, don’t disgrace me before Buhari’ — Amosun begs angry party members

Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state, failed in his bid to restore normalcy at the MKO Abiola Stadium in Abeokuta, Ogun state, on Monday.An unruly crowd had disrupted the presidential rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC), forcing security operatives to form a ring around President Muhammadu Buhari.Trouble started after Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the party, introduced Dapo Abiodun, [...]

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    Security operatives shield Buhari as violence breaks out at Ogun APC rally

Security operatives shield Buhari as violence breaks out at Ogun APC rally

Security operatives shielded President Muhammadu Buhari during an outbreak of violence at the presidential rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun state on Monday.The president could not end his speech at the MKO Abiola International Stadium, Kuto, Abeokuta, where there was a mammoth crowd.The rally was brought to an abrupt end after Buhari raised the left arm of [...]

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    How NBET has been ‘victimising staff who exposed corrupt MD’

How NBET has been ‘victimising staff who exposed corrupt MD’

The travails of Abdullahi Sambo and Waziri Bintube at Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc (NBET) began in June, 2017 after Sambo wrote to the ministry of power, works, and housing, challenging his redeployment. Sambo said his redeployment and subsequent predicament at NBET is not unconnected with his whistle-blowing on the MD/CEO of NBET, Marilyn Amobi, whom he accused of mismanagement [...]

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    FULL LIST: The Favourite is the biggest winner at BAFTA 2019

FULL LIST: The Favourite is the biggest winner at BAFTA 2019

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    PHOTOS: Atiku receives heroic welcome in Buhari’s stronghold

PHOTOS: Atiku receives heroic welcome in Buhari’s stronghold

A massive crowd received Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano on Sunday.Kano is the stronghold of President Muhammadu Buhari. He secured 1.9 million votes, his highest, in Kano in 2015 when Rabiu Kwankwaso was the governor.But Kwankwaso, who led Atiku’s team into the ancient city on Sunday, declared that it was all over for the [...]

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    Eat Me: Five reasons you should ingest cucumber everyday

Eat Me: Five reasons you should ingest cucumber everyday

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    Kwankwaso, Secondus say it’s all over for APC as Atiku ‘shuts down’ Kano

Kwankwaso, Secondus say it’s all over for APC as Atiku ‘shuts down’ Kano

Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and Rabiu Kwankwaso, a serving senator, say it is over for President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).This followed the massive reception that Atiku Abubakar, the party's presidential candidate, received in Kano on Sunday, known as a stronghold of the APC.Buhari secured 1..9 million votes, his highest, [...]

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