Thursday, November 15, 2018

Tag "2015 elections"

    Omokri to ex-IGP: I accept your challenge to a debate… I hope you won’t chicken out

Omokri to ex-IGP: I accept your challenge to a debate… I hope you won’t chicken out

Reno Omokri, former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, says he is ready to debate Suleiman Abba, former inspector-general of police, over the 2015 presidential election.The duo has been entangled in a back and forth over Abba’s claim that the police forced Jonathan to concede defeat after losing the poll.In an interview with Daily Trust, Abba was quoted to have said: [...]

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    Buhari faults Orubebe’s absence at Democracy Day lecture, says he’ll always be remembered

Buhari faults Orubebe’s absence at Democracy Day lecture, says he’ll always be remembered

President Muhammadu Buhari has faulted the absence of Godsday Orubebe, a former minister of Niger Delta affairs, at the 2018 Democracy Day lecture.Speaking at the lecture which held in Abuja on Monday, Buhari said the ex-minister should have been invited to listen to Attahiru Jega, a former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), who was the lecturer.During the [...]

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    Yakasai: How 2015 elections were rigged in the north 

Yakasai: How 2015 elections were rigged in the north 

Tanko Yakasai, an elder statesman, says the 2015 elections were rigged in the northern part of the country.Speaking when he led the northern leaders stakeholders assembly to meet with Ibrahim Babangida, former military president, in Minna, Niger state, Yakasai said some southerners based in the north were disenfranchised in 2015.He described that as “a form of rigging”, citing other instances.He said: [...]

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    Israeli company denies hacking Buhari’s records ahead of 2015 elections 

Israeli company denies hacking Buhari’s records ahead of 2015 elections 

Black Cube, a private intelligence firm, accused of working for Cambridge Analytica, the political consulting firm alleged to have hacked President Muhammadu Buhari's records ahead of the 2015 elections, has denied the allegations.TheCable had reported how Cambridge Analytica allegedly hacked into Buhari's medical and financial records ahead of the election.An unnamed Nigerian billionaire was said to have contacted Cambridge Analytica [...]

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    Buhari: Between yesterday and tomorrow

Buhari: Between yesterday and tomorrow

I wrote the following piece, presented in italics, shortly after the postponement of the 2015 Presidential elections. It is important that the reader approaches it with an open mind, with an understanding of the context of its construction. The piece, titled “Buhari’s One Chance Campaign” never got published. One of my colleagues to whom I showed it advised against its [...]

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    INEC official: EFCC forced me to admit collecting N30m from Diezani

INEC official: EFCC forced me to admit collecting N30m from Diezani

Christian Nwosu, an ex-administrative secretary with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says he was forced to admit collecting a N30m bribe to influence the 2015 general elections.Nwosu is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) alongside two other INEC officials for allegedly taking a bribe of N264.88m from Diezani Alison-Madueke, a former minister of petroleum resources.At [...]

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    I didn’t need you to win south-east, Jonathan blasts Okorocha

I didn’t need you to win south-east, Jonathan blasts Okorocha

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has denied the report that he offered a bribe to Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, ahead of the 2015 presidential election.He said this in reaction to the allegation that he offered “huge sums of money and an influential ministry” to Okorocha in order to make him dump the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic [...]

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    Judiciary ‘resisted attempts to stop Buhari from contesting 2015 election’

Judiciary ‘resisted attempts to stop Buhari from contesting 2015 election’

Ibrahim Auta, outgoing chief judge of the federal high court, says the court resisted attempts to prevent President Muhammadu Buhari from participating in the 2015 general elections.Speaking on Tuesday in Abuja at a special court session to usher in the 2017/2018 legal year, Auta said the court insisted that candidates be allowed to test their popularity at the polls.He, however, [...]

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    Buhari urges departing Entwistle to write a book on Nigeria

Buhari urges departing Entwistle to write a book on Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari wants James Entwistle, the outgoing ambassador of the US, to write a book on his years of working in Nigeria.Receiving Entwistle as well as Perry Calderwood, the outgoing high commissioner of Canada to Nigeria, at the state house on Monday, Buhari expressed appreciation to the US for its important roles in the success of Nigeria's 2015 general elections.He said US's insistence on [...]

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    Amaechi, Obanikoro in Twitter spat over election

Amaechi, Obanikoro in Twitter spat over election

Musiliu Obanikoro, the minister of state for foreign affairs, was the target of some harsh words on Twitter from Rotimi Amaechi, the governor of Rivers state.The dispute was sparked after the minister posted a Twitter statement in reference to the reaction of Amaechi and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the conduct and outcome of the governorship election in Rivers state. I congratulated [...]

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APC 19 – 7 PDP… Results of 2015 gov election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has so far announced the results of the weekend's governorship election in 26 states.While collation is still ongoing in three states, the election has been declared inconclusive in two others.In most days, it was a two-horse race between the candidates of the All Progressive Party (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Here is a rundown of [...]

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    REMINISCENCE: Popular social media reactions to collation of presidential election results

REMINISCENCE: Popular social media reactions to collation of presidential election results

How soon time flies! It is now one week since Nigerians went to the polls to vote for Muhammadu Buhari as the man to lead the country's affairs for the next four years. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) started announcing results of the two-day election on Monday, but the process did not end until the early hours of Wednesday – [...]

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    FIGURES: 9 states of 2011 vs 9 states of 2015

FIGURES: 9 states of 2011 vs 9 states of 2015

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the results of eight states and the FCT in the 2015 presidential elections.So far, Muhammadu Buhari, candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), has gathered 2,302,978 while Goodluck Jonathan, incumbent and candidate of the Peoples Democraitic Party (PDP) has 2,322,734.At this stage four years ago, in the 2011 election, results from these [...]

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    THE FILE: At least 25 killed on Election Day 1

THE FILE: At least 25 killed on Election Day 1

The general presidential and national assembly election that began on Saturday may have cost the death of at least 25 people in a series of violent attacks, bombings and accidents across the country.Top on the list is Boko Haram multiple attacks in Gombe and Yobe states. The attacks started on Friday in Buratai village, Borno state.Kashim Shettima, governor Borno, confirmed that [...]

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    Video of Jonathan voting

Video of Jonathan voting

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    Jonathan finally accredited without card reader

Jonathan finally accredited without card reader

After initial delays that lasted nearly an hour after four voter card readers failed to clear him, President Goodluck Jonathan has finally been accredited – but without the card card reader – to vote in the election.Jonathan had tried three different card leaders without luck, and he had to wait for further directives.After undergoing verification by a fourth card reader, which proved unsuccessful as well, [...]

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