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    INEC chairman: Ballot box snatchers shouldn’t be shot on sight

INEC chairman: Ballot box snatchers shouldn’t be shot on sight

Mahmood Yakubu, the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has said the ballot box snatchers should be dealt with according to the electoral act.On Monday President Muhammadu Buhari said he has given the military and the police the order to be ruthless, stating that those who snatch ballot boxes will pay with their lives.“I really gave the military [...]

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    Atiku: APC has asked China-trained officials to slow down card readers in my strongholds

Atiku: APC has asked China-trained officials to slow down card readers in my strongholds

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the All Progressives Congress (APC) has China-trained operatives who will slow down card readers in PDP strongholds. Speaking at the 84th emergency meeting of the PDP national executive council in Abuja on Tuesday, the former vice-president said the operatives would hasten the speed of card readers in President Muhammadu [...]

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    Garba Shehu: PDP has perfected plans to snatch ballot boxes

Garba Shehu: PDP has perfected plans to snatch ballot boxes

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has perfected plans to rig the elections. He expressed concern about those attacking the president's comment on ballot-snatchers. "This sounds like members of the opposition, specifically the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),  who have perfected plans to rig the elections and to snatch ballot boxes," he said. "They can tell that President Buhari is not prepared [...]

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    El-Rufai: Death toll in Kajuru killings now 130

El-Rufai: Death toll in Kajuru killings now 130

The death toll in Kajuru LGA of Kaduna state has risen from 66 to 130, Nasir el-Rufai, the  governor, said on Tuesday.Briefing journalists in Abuja after the security meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari, el-Rufai said it was a case of genocide.Chidi Odinkalu, former chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, had queried the casualty figure released by the state [...]

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    Leah Sharibu still in Boko Haram custody — after one year

Leah Sharibu still in Boko Haram custody — after one year

How has the last one year been for you? Awesome? Terrific? Well, it has been anything but amazing for Leah Sharibu, the only student of Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state, still in Boko Haram custody.Sharibu was the only Christian girl among the 112 kidnapped from the school by Boko Haram members on February 19, 2018. Her continued captivity [...]

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    EXTRA: Saraki describes APC caucus gathering as ‘Nollywood meeting’

EXTRA: Saraki describes APC caucus gathering as ‘Nollywood meeting’

Senate President Bukola Saraki has described the All Progressives Congress (APC) national caucus meeting assembly as a "Nollywood meeting."The APC NEC had an emergency meeting on Monday over the postponement of the general election.Speaking at Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) meeting on Tuesday, Saraki said the ruling party did not want the elections to hold last Saturday.The senate president said the [...]

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    Military commanders don’t have to obey Buhari, says Atiku

Military commanders don’t have to obey Buhari, says Atiku

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says President Muhammadu Buhari is more of a power monger than a Democrat.He said military commanders do not have to obey the president in carrying out orders that are inconsistent with the law of the land.Atiku said Buhari just put on the garb of a Democrat so he could [...]

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    IGP warns: Ballot-snatchers will have themselves to blame 

IGP warns: Ballot-snatchers will have themselves to blame 

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    DSS drops invitation to INEC commissioner

DSS drops invitation to INEC commissioner

The Department of State Services (DSS) has dropped its invitation to Okechukwu Ibeanu, the national commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in charge of logistics, TheCable understands.He had been asked to report to DSS office in Abuja at 2pm on Tuesday.Also invited by the DSS were Chidi Nwafor, the director of ICT; Ken Ukeagu, director of procurement; Osaze Uzzi, [...]

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    Army speaks on Buhari’s directive to deal ‘ruthlessly’ with ballot-snatchers

Army speaks on Buhari’s directive to deal ‘ruthlessly’ with ballot-snatchers

The Nigerian army says it would remain apolitical and its actions guided by the rules of engagement during the general election.President Muhammadu Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), had on Monday warned those who might want to snatch ballot boxes would do so at the expense of their lives.The president said he rarely gives the military and the [...]

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