Thursday, August 1, 2019

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    ‘Army did not ask for our certificates’ — Buhari’s military colleague tells tribunal

‘Army did not ask for our certificates’ — Buhari’s military colleague tells tribunal

President Muhammadu Buhari's military course mate has told the presidential election tribunal that the army did not ask them to submit their certificates during enlistment.Paul Tarfa, a retired major general, made the submission on Tuesday while testifying as Buhari’s first defence witness in the petition challenging the president’s re-election.The whereabouts of the president’s academic records have been a source of [...]

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    Some CSOs should be interrogated, says Yakubu’s spokesman on report of 2019 polls

Some CSOs should be interrogated, says Yakubu’s spokesman on report of 2019 polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room was not objective in its report on the 2019 general election. The Situation Room, made up of 63 civil society organisations that monitored the elections had on Tuesday in its report highlighted a number of lapses which it said undermined the credibility of the elections. But reacting, Rotimi Oyekanmi, [...]

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    Stop performing roles meant for Buhari, APC warns Atiku

Stop performing roles meant for Buhari, APC warns Atiku

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned Atiku Abubakar to watch the way he issues public statements as though he is the president. Atiku, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who lost to President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential poll, has consistently made comments over matters that concern the country. In a statement on Tuesday, Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC spokesman, said [...]

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    In damning report, Situation Room says 2019 elections ‘not credible’

In damning report, Situation Room says 2019 elections ‘not credible’

The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room has released a damning report on the 2019 general election which it says failed to meet the "threshold for a credible election".The presidential, governorship and legislative polls were held in February and March, with President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) getting re-elected for another four years and his party winning majorities in [...]

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    Atiku: INEC chairman should be appointed by the judiciary

Atiku: INEC chairman should be appointed by the judiciary

Atiku Abubakar, former presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has advocated a review of the procedure for the appointment of the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).Atiku said the chairman of the electoral body should be appointed by the judiciary, not the president as is currently being done.In  a statement on Monday, the former vice-president said [...]

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    Atiku: US visa ban shows the elections were rigged  

Atiku: US visa ban shows the elections were rigged  

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, says US visa ban on politicians who "sabotaged the electoral process" is a confirmation that the election was marred by irregularities. The US announced the visa restriction on Tuesday, but did not disclose the identities of those affected.Atiku, who spoke through Paul Ibe, his media aide, said [...]

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    Atiku tenders over 26,000 exhibits against Buhari at tribunal

Atiku tenders over 26,000 exhibits against Buhari at tribunal

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and his party have tendered a total of 26,175 exhibits against the election of President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential election tribunal.The PDP candidate had through Livy Uzoukwu, his lawyer, tendered 5,196 exhibits before the tribunal on Thursday while additional ones were filed on Friday.Atiku had gone to the tribunal [...]

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    Soyinka: I won’t participate in this year’s Democracy Day celebrations

Soyinka: I won’t participate in this year’s Democracy Day celebrations

Wole Soyinka, foremost playwright, says he will not participate in this year’s June 12 celebrations. In honour of MKO Abiola, the presumed winner of the 1993 presidential election, President Muhammadu Buhari had signed into law, a bill to make June 12 replace May 29 as Democracy Day. In an essay made available to TheCable on Tuesday, Soyinka condemned the conduct of the [...]

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    INEC begins review of 2019 elections, condemns ‘do-or-die’ attitude of politicans

INEC begins review of 2019 elections, condemns ‘do-or-die’ attitude of politicans

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has started the review of the processes and procedures of the 2019 general election.Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, said the review which commenced on Tuesday, with the meeting of state resident electoral commissioners, is targeted at improving Nigeria's electoral system.He said the commission will over the next two months, engage with all stakeholders [...]

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    Jonathan: We shouldn’t have a repeat of 2019 elections

Jonathan: We shouldn’t have a repeat of 2019 elections

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says Nigeria should modify its laws such that the 2023 elections would not be a "repeat of what happened in 2019".Jonathan made this known during a public lecture and presentation of a book titled "Excellence in Governance and Creativity: Legal Essays".The book was dedicated to Nyesom Wike, Rivers state governor.Referring to newly elected members [...]

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    CDD: Threats of violence kept some voters away

CDD: Threats of violence kept some voters away

The Centre for Democracy and Development’s (CDD) election analysis centre (EAC) has raised concerns over the conduct of the governorship and state house of assembly polls.In a statement on Sunday, it listed violence, faulty card readers, arson, vote buying as some of the abnormalities that plagued the polls.Voter apathy, electoral irregularities, payment and training of ad hoc staff and collation challenges [...]

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    PDP asks INEC chairman to resign, accuses APC of ‘grand conspiracy’

PDP asks INEC chairman to resign, accuses APC of ‘grand conspiracy’

Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has asked Mahmood Yakubu to resign as the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).Speaking through Ike Abonyi, his media aide, shortly after the elections were postponed by INEC, Secondus said his party was rejecting the new dates.He said it was a "deliberate, pre-determined agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari to [...]

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    Rivers APC: INEC making moves to put us on the ballot

Rivers APC: INEC making moves to put us on the ballot

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is making moves to include its candidates on the ballot for the 2019 elections.The party said this at a press conference which held after members of the party protested at the INEC head office in the state on Thursday.A high court in the state had [...]

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    ANAP polls put Buhari in the lead but final outcome ‘too close to call’

ANAP polls put Buhari in the lead but final outcome ‘too close to call’

A presidential pre-election opinion poll commissioned by ANAP Foundation, a non-profit organisation, has put President Muhammadu Buhari in the lead .The poll, conducted on ANAP's behalf by NOI Polls Limited, projected a two-horse race between Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).“From the results, when asked who respondents will be [...]

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    PHOTOS: Air force moves INEC materials from Abuja to different states

PHOTOS: Air force moves INEC materials from Abuja to different states

The Nigerian air force (NAF) has started airlifting electoral materials for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ahead of the presidential election holding on Saturday.In a statement, Ibikunle Daramola, NAF’s spokesman, said the airlifting of the materials started on Monday across the country.“The airlift exercise includes day and night missions, during which both sensitive and non-sensitive electoral materials were conveyed in [...]

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    ‘Four killed’ in stampede at Buhari’s Rivers rally

‘Four killed’ in stampede at Buhari’s Rivers rally

Four persons reportedly died in a stampede during the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign rally in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, on Tuesday.Sources said gates of Adokiye Amiesimaka stadium where the event held were locked on arrival of President Muhammadu Buhari and people who tried to exit were trampled upon.Some of the people who sustained injuries at the stadium have [...]

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