Tuesday, March 26, 2019
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    EU on supplementary polls: Violence prevented us from accessing some polling units

EU on supplementary polls: Violence prevented us from accessing some polling units

The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) says it witnessed intimidation of voters and violence during the supplementary elections.The rerun held in Kano, Bauchi and Benue, Plateau and Sokoto states.In a statement, the EU EOM said police and party leaders failed to prevent attacks on electoral officials by youth gangs armed with clubs and machetes.It said due to harassment, [...]

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    Surrender your stolen mandate, PDP replies APC on INEC server

Surrender your stolen mandate, PDP replies APC on INEC server

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari's campaign organisation of sub-judice over the accusation that it hacked the Independent National Electoral Commission's (INEC) server.The party said the accusation shows the APC is jittery of losing at the presidential election tribunal, asking it to "surrender the stolen mandate" to its presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar.The PDP had claimed figures [...]

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    Yari: Appeal court didn’t tamper with APC primaries in Zamfara

Yari: Appeal court didn’t tamper with APC primaries in Zamfara

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara, says the court of appeal did not tamper with primary polls of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.On Monday, the court set aside a judgment by a Zamfara high court which allowed Yari's faction to field candidates in the general election.Kabir Marafa, serving senator and governorship aspirant, had appealed the judgement.In a statement, [...]

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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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    Magu: Over N1.3trn was stolen under Jonathan

Magu: Over N1.3trn was stolen under Jonathan

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says at least N1.3 trillion was stolen between 2011 and 2015.Magu said the money stolen during those years -- when former President Goodluck Jonathan was in power -- was by 32 entities, including private individuals and organisations.He said this during his keynote address at the 2019 first batch [...]

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    INEC resumes collation of Bauchi governorship results

INEC resumes collation of Bauchi governorship results

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has resumed the collation of the supplementary governorship election results in Bauchi state. Festus Okoye, a national commissioner of INEC, disclosed this on Monday evening.He said the commission will conclude the remaining result -- from Tafawa Balewa LGA -- and announce the winner of the poll on Monday.INEC is resuming the process hours after a [...]

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    Gabriel Okara, Nigeria’s foremost poet, dies at 97

Gabriel Okara, Nigeria’s foremost poet, dies at 97

Gabriel Okara, Nigeria's foremost poet and novelist, has died one month to his 98th birthday.According to a family member, Okara died at the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa, capital of Bayelsa state, on Sunday evening.The famous poet was said to be relaxing at his Yenagoa residence when he slumped around 4pm.Seriake Dickson, governor of the state, has described Okara's death as [...]

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    Keyamo asks DSS to invite PDP leaders over ‘hacking of INEC server’

Keyamo asks DSS to invite PDP leaders over ‘hacking of INEC server’

Festus Keyamo, spokesman of the campaign of President Muhammadu Buhari, has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of hacking into the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (EFCC).Citing INEC server, Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the PDP, had claimed that he defeated Buhari by 1,615,302 votes in the election.Atiku made the claim in a petition he and his party [...]

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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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