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    BREAKING: INEC ends emergency meeting, says a decision has been taken

BREAKING: INEC ends emergency meeting, says a decision has been taken

Rotimi Oyekanmi, chief press secretary to the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says the electoral body has taken a decision on the elections.Oyekanmi said this at the end of an emergency meeting which held at the INEC headquarters of on Friday.He said Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, would soon brief Nigerians on the outcome of the meeting.The commission [...]

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    ‘Nigerians are waiting’ — and other reactions in anticipation of INEC’s pronouncement on elections

‘Nigerians are waiting’ — and other reactions in anticipation of INEC’s pronouncement on elections

Just when Nigerians were getting set for the presidential and national assembly elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) went into an emergency meeting.The leadership of the commission summoned stakeholders to the meeting over logistics challenges on the eve of the elections.In some states, materials had not arrived as of 9pm. The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the [...]

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    INEC holding emergency meeting hours to presidential poll

INEC holding emergency meeting hours to presidential poll

Officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) are currently having an emergency meeting ahead of the presidential and national assembly elections.The meeting is taking place amid some challenges that could affect the exercise. Materials needed for the elections have not been distributed in some states.Already, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused INEC of conniving with the All [...]

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    Buhari Vs Atiku: The Prophesies and a morning after…

Buhari Vs Atiku: The Prophesies and a morning after…

Let me tell you a few short stories: In 2015, shortly after President Muhammadu Buhari won the general election, he got two important goodwill messages; one from Tunde Bakare, the other from Femi Adesina. Both men had independently followed General Muhammadu Buhari for many years, and believed in his ability to change Nigeria. This was why Adesina, a revered journalist [...]

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    Army restores officers withdrawn from Akwa Ibom govt house (updated)

Army restores officers withdrawn from Akwa Ibom govt house (updated)

The Nigerian army has restored the officers withdrawn from the Akwa Ibom state government house.The officers had earlier been withdrawn, raising concerns on why such happened on the eve of the presidential and national assembly elections.Godswill Akpabio, a former governor of the state, is contesting the election in Akwa Ibom north west senatorial district.Known to be a key player in [...]

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    66 killed in fresh Kaduna violence

66 killed in fresh Kaduna violence

No fewer than 66 persons have been killed in a fresh outbreak of violence in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna state.The killings reportedly took place in eight settlements across the local government area. Women and children were listed among the victims. The statement said security agencies had been deployed in the area, while some arrests have been made.The statement did [...]

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    FIRS lifts restrictions on bank accounts of alleged tax defaulters

FIRS lifts restrictions on bank accounts of alleged tax defaulters

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has written to banks, directing them to lift the lien on alleged tax defaulters' bank accounts for 30 days.The directive, which takes immediate effect, was contained in a letter from Tunde Fowler, the FIRS chairman, to bank managing directors.The FIRS explained that it issued the directive because of the large number of taxpayers [...]

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    Buhari vs Atiku: Predict the winner!

Buhari vs Atiku: Predict the winner!

The D-Day is here. President Muhammadu Buhari, flying the flag of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, of the Peoples Democratic Party, will battle it out in the presidential poll on Saturday. Who do you fancy to win what may turn out to be the most fiercely contented presidential election in Nigeria's history? Below are the profiles [...]

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    US secretary of state calls Atiku, seeks credible elections

US secretary of state calls Atiku, seeks credible elections

Michael Pompeo, the United States secretary of state placed a call to Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Friday.Atiku disclosed this via his official Twitter handle but did not give details of his conversation with Pompeo.He, however, said Pompeo affirmed the international community's commitment to free, fair and credible elections in Nigeria.The presidential and national assembly polls will [...]

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    Police surround venue of Kogi PDP leaders’ meeting

Police surround venue of Kogi PDP leaders’ meeting

Less than 24 hours to the presidential and national assembly elections, police have surrounded the Lokoja residence of Ibrahim Idris, former governor of Kogi state, where Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders in the state are meeting, TheCable can report.The road to the residence, which is behind the government house, has also been cordoned off, making it impossible for other PDP leaders [...]

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