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    Buhari: I’ve contested my last election… I’ll like to leave something behind

Buhari: I’ve contested my last election… I’ll like to leave something behind

President Muhammadu Buhari says the February 23 presidential poll is his fifth and last election and he wants "to leave something behind". Buhari spoke when he hosted the All Progressives Congress (APC) governors and senators-elect to dinner in the presidential villa on Monday.The president, who did not state what he would leave behind, told the lawmakers he could not do it [...]

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    ‘Herdsmen’ sack two communities, raze 27 houses in Nasarawa

‘Herdsmen’ sack two communities, raze 27 houses in Nasarawa

Suspected herdsmen have sacked Merte and Nendem villages in Akwanga local government area of Nasarawa state following a dispute with some youth in the area.Samaila Usman, an assistant superintendent of police and spokesperson of the Nasarawa state police command, confirmed the incident to NAN on Monday.According to Usman, trouble began on March 23, when a suspected herdsman allegedly assaulted and [...]

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    Abia lawmaker joins race for house of reps speaker

Abia lawmaker joins race for house of reps speaker

Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, a member of the house of representatives from Abia state, has joined the race to become the speaker of the house of representatives in the 9th national assembly.Onyejeocha, who represents Isiukwuato/ Umunneochi federal constituency, declared for the position while addressing journalists in Abuja on Monday.She is currently the chairman of the house committee on aviation and is in [...]

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    We are now institutionalising thuggery, says Peter Obi on Kano rerun

We are now institutionalising thuggery, says Peter Obi on Kano rerun

Peter Obi, vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has described the supplementary poll that held in Kano state as a dangerous precedent for Nigeria.    In a statement on Monday, Obi said what happened in the state amounted to giving the youths licence to perpetrate violence."We are now institutionalising thuggery and rigging as process of coming into power which is [...]

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    Marafa reacts to appeal court verdict, says Yari got ‘black market judgement’

Marafa reacts to appeal court verdict, says Yari got ‘black market judgement’

Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, says the court of appeal has vindicated him.On Monday, the appeal court in Sokoto nullified the primary polls of the All Progressives Congress (APC) faction of Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara.A high court in Zamfara had ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to recognise Yari's faction.It was on this basis that Yari and [...]

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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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    Court adjourns trial of El-Zakzaky indefinitely

Court adjourns trial of El-Zakzaky indefinitely

A high court in Kaduna has adjourned the trial of Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), and Zeenah, his wife, indefinitely.El-Zakzaky is facing trial over allegations of culpable homicide, unlawful assembly, and disruption of public peace, among others.The Shi’ite leader has been in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) since December 2015.On Monday, Gideon Kurada, [...]

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    INEC officials ‘seek transfer’ from Rivers over election violence

INEC officials ‘seek transfer’ from Rivers over election violence

Some Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) workers are seeking to be transferred out of Rivers state owing to the outbreak of violence during elections in the state.According to Punch, some of the workers expressed concerns for their lives and safety, adding that they are gripped with fear when election approaches.One of the workers, identified simply as Cordelia, reportedly said the workers panic heightened [...]

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    YIAGA: Supplementary poll impunity is an indication of democratic recession in Nigeria

YIAGA: Supplementary poll impunity is an indication of democratic recession in Nigeria

YIAGA AFRICA says the level of impunity observed in the Saturday's governorship supplementary elections is an indication of democratic recession in Nigeria.The Watching The Vote (WTV)’s group disclosed this to journalists at a press conference on Saturday.YIAGA AFRICA affirmed that Nigeria cannot continue to condone this brazen disregard for law and order by political actors."As a country determined to make [...]

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    Tambuwal secures highest votes as collation ends in Sokoto

Tambuwal secures highest votes as collation ends in Sokoto

Aminu Tambuwal, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), secured the highest number of votes cast in Sokoto supplementary election.He polled 25,857 votes ahead of Aliyu Ahmed  of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who had 25,515 votes.The margin between the duo is 342.Tambuwal, who is also the incumbent governor, polled the highest votes in the March 9 election that was [...]

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