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    PDP will take over Kano, says Kwankwaso

PDP will take over Kano, says Kwankwaso

Rabiu Kwankwaso, a former governor of Kano state, says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will win Saturday supplementary election in the state.Kwankwaso spoke through Binta Spikin, his media aide.“Sen Rabiu Kwankwaso hereby calls on the people of Kano, cutting across political divides, to conduct themselves peacefully during the oncoming re-run election while voting for the candidate of their choice,” Spikin [...]

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    INEC to proceed with supplementary poll in Bauchi

INEC to proceed with supplementary poll in Bauchi

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the supplementary governorship election scheduled for Saturday in Bauchi state will still hold.Festus Okoye, chairman of the information and voter education committee, disclosed this while addressing a press conference in Abuja on Thursday.Mohammed Kyari, the returning officer of the election had declared the poll inconclusive after the number of cancelled votes exceeded the margin [...]

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    Akwa Ibom APC seeks relocation of tribunal to Abuja

Akwa Ibom APC seeks relocation of tribunal to Abuja

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom state has written the attorney general of the federal and minister for justice, demanding the relocation of the election tribunal from the state to Abuja over alleged partisanship.Ini Okopido, the state chairman of the party, made the demand in a letter where he cited alleged attempts to perpetuate electoral fraud by Mike [...]

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    ‘This is pure evil’ — Dogara speaks on inconclusive elections

‘This is pure evil’ — Dogara speaks on inconclusive elections

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has warned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) against setting a dangerous precedence by declaring elections inconclusive.INEC had declared elections inconclusive in at least six states, including Bauchi where the speaker hails from.Addressing a national executive council meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday in Abuja, Dogara cited election cases [...]

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    Court declines request to stop announcement of Rivers results

Court declines request to stop announcement of Rivers results

A federal high court in Abuja has declined the request by the African Action Congress (AAC) for an order of interim injunction restraining the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from announcing winners of the last governorship and state assembly elections in Rivers state.Inyang Ekwo, the judge, ordered Tawo Tawo, plaintiff lawyer, to put the defendants on notice, shortly after the lawyer [...]

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    INEC: Court will determine Adamawa supplementary poll

INEC: Court will determine Adamawa supplementary poll

Kassiam Gaidam, resident electoral commissioner (REC) of Adamawa state, says the court will determine the fate of the supplementary governorship election scheduled for March 23.Gaidam spoke at a press briefing held at the office of the Independence National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Yola, the state capital, on Wednesday.Mustafa Shaba, governorship candidate of the Movement For Restoration and Defense for Democracy [...]

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    Yar’Adua Foundation: Our property not under ICPC probe

Yar’Adua Foundation: Our property not under ICPC probe

An Abuja property listed for seizure by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) over tax evasion does not belong to the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Foundation, its director-general has said.Jacqueline W. Farris, in a statement issued on Wednesday, said the clarification became necessary because of misleading media reports. “Our attention has been drawn to a newspaper article citing ICPC spokesperson, [...]

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    Policemen beat NSCDC official to death in Abuja

Policemen beat NSCDC official to death in Abuja

Ogar Jumbo, an official of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has been allegedly killed by unidentified police officers in Abuja.The incident occurred on Tuesday near a military check point close to a branch of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) around Nyanya market.The deceased was conveying his two children to school in company of his wife [...]

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    I’ll recover my stolen mandate, says Atiku

I’ll recover my stolen mandate, says Atiku

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he is confident in getting his “stolen mandate” from the court.He spoke on Wednesday during a courtesy call on the southern and middle belt leaders at the Abuja residence of Edwin Clark, a leader of the group.Atiku, who lost to President Muhammadu Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress [...]

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    Falana: Deployment of soldiers in Rivers elections illegal

Falana: Deployment of soldiers in Rivers elections illegal

Femi Falana, senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says the deployment of army personnel for elections in Rivers state is illegal.The Nigerian army had been indicted by a fact-finding committee set up by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to investigate the suspended electoral process in the state.In a statement on Wednesday, Falana argued that the Nigerian armed forces could only [...]

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