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    EXTRA: Ex-Anambra chief judge joins APGA –19 days after retirement

EXTRA: Ex-Anambra chief judge joins APGA –19 days after retirement

Peter Umeadi, former chief judge of Anambra state, on Wednesday joined the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in his Nri ward two in Anaocha area of the state.Umeadi retired as chief judge on March 1, 2019, and was recently announced a law professor by the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN).He said his decision to join partisan politics was to keep [...]

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    INEC: We don’t know if military rigged elections

INEC: We don’t know if military rigged elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the military intervened in the governorship and house of assembly elections in Rivers state but it could not say if the involvement was to rig.INEC had suspended the process because of widespread violence.While fielding questions on Channels TV on Monday, Festus Okoye, INEC’s director of information and voter education, said the commission went on [...]

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    ‘Chased by Boko Haram’, this 8-year-old Nigerian has ‘conquered the world of chess’ in the US

‘Chased by Boko Haram’, this 8-year-old Nigerian has ‘conquered the world of chess’ in the US

Tanitoluwa Adewumi, an 8-year-old Nigerian whose family reportedly fled Nigeria because of the Boko Haram crisis, is fast becoming a star in the US.In a piece, Nicholas Kristof, a New York Times' columnist, dwelt extensively on the exceptional skills that the boy possesses in the game of chess which he started learning over a year ago.Kristof said Adewumi went undefeated [...]

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    My life under threat, Bauchi LG collation officer writes Yakubu

My life under threat, Bauchi LG collation officer writes Yakubu

Dominion Anosike, returning officer for Tafawa Balewa local government area in the gubernatorial election of Bauchi state, says her life is under threat.The election was declared inconclusive over the cancellation of votes from the local government.Mohammed Kyari, returning officer for the governorship election, had cancelled the election of Tafawa Balewa LGA, citing the failure of Anosike to use the prescribed [...]

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    Akwa Ibom REC: Politicians invited me to a meeting abroad but I said no

Akwa Ibom REC: Politicians invited me to a meeting abroad but I said no

Mike Igini, resident national electoral commissioner (REC) of Akwa Ibom state, says those accusing him of committing electoral fraud are people who tried unsuccessfully to take him abroad for a secret meeting. The All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state accused Igini of colluding with the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) to rig the election.But in an interview with The Nation Newspaper, Igini [...]

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    INEC fixes March 23 for supplementary poll in six states

INEC fixes March 23 for supplementary poll in six states

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed March 23 for supplementary election in the six states where March 9 elections were declared inconclusive.The states are Benue, Sokoto, Plateau, Adamawa, Kano and  Bauchi.Festus Okoye, chairman of the commission's information and voter education committee, announced this in a statement on Tuesday."The Commission met today, 12th March 2019 and reviewed the conduct [...]

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    How it went: Collation of results in gubernatorial race

How it went: Collation of results in gubernatorial race

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    Buhari: Only those with integrity will make my next cabinet

Buhari: Only those with integrity will make my next cabinet

President Muhammadu Buhari says only those with integrity and interest of Nigeria will be considered in the next cabinet.He also promised to appoint more women and youth during his second tenure, acknowledging the "significant role" they played toward his re-election.He said his administration would not disappoint them.Buhari spoke at a dinner the All Progressives Congress (APC) women and youth organised to celebrate [...]

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    APC NWC suspends Amosun, Okorocha, recommends expulsion

APC NWC suspends Amosun, Okorocha, recommends expulsion

The national working committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has suspended Ibikunle Amosu and Rochas Okorocha, governors of Ogun and Imo states receptively, from the party, TheCable can report.The NWC has also recommended their expulsion from APC to the national executive committee (NEC), the highest decision-making organ of the party.The decisions were taken at the NWC meeting on [...]

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    Police barricade anti-Tinubu rally in Lagos

Police barricade anti-Tinubu rally in Lagos

Policemen have invaded Airport Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos, where some political activists are holding a rally ahead of the March 9 governorship election.Under the Orange Movement, the group converged on Oramiyan Hall in the hotel to strategise on how to stop Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), from having his way in the election.Babajide Sanwo-Olu, candidate [...]

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    How it went: Announcement of results of presidential election

How it went: Announcement of results of presidential election

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    How it went: Announcement of election results at wards, LGAs and states

How it went: Announcement of election results at wards, LGAs and states

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    Atiku loses polling unit to Buhari as results trickle in

Atiku loses polling unit to Buhari as results trickle in

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    INEC: 72m Nigerians collected PVCs — Lagos, Kano, Katsina, Kaduna on top

INEC: 72m Nigerians collected PVCs — Lagos, Kano, Katsina, Kaduna on top

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says at least 72 million Nigerians collected their permanent voter cards (PVCs) ahead of the 2019 elections.Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the commission, announced this at a press briefing in Abuja on Thursday.He said the 72.7 million who have collected their PVCs represent 86.3 percent of the over 84 million registered voters in the country.Katsina, the [...]

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    Ballot-snatching: Here’s what the law prescribes for offenders

Ballot-snatching: Here’s what the law prescribes for offenders

On Monday, President Muhammadu Buhari said anyone planning to snatch ballot boxes during the elections will do so at the expense of his own life.The president, who spoke at an emergency meeting of leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja, warned against interference in the electoral process.Buhari hinted that he had given security agencies the go-ahead to be [...]

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    THE INSIDER: How INEC’s in-fighting, inexperience messed up Feb 16 elections

THE INSIDER: How INEC’s in-fighting, inexperience messed up Feb 16 elections

By Wednesday, February 13, 2019, experienced members of staff and management of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) knew that the February 16 presidential and national assembly elections would not hold -- no matter the magic. But because of the pervading atmosphere of mutual distrust and suspicion at the commission, people went about their businesses in hushed tones, preparing for [...]

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