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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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    Atiku: I fulfill my promises… I’m not like APC

Atiku: I fulfill my promises… I’m not like APC

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he will deliver on his promises if elected.The former vice-president said this at a campaign rally in Lagos on Tuesday.Atiku, who stands as a major contender to incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari, said unlike the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), he would fulfill promises he made on restructuring and job [...]

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    PDP: Atiku’s Kano crowd shows Buhari has lost the north-west

PDP: Atiku’s Kano crowd shows Buhari has lost the north-west

The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation (PDPPCO) says the Kano mammoth crowd that welcomed Atiku Abubakar its presidential candidate on Sunday is evidence that President Muhammadu Buhari has lost support in the north-west.Kano is believed to be a stronghold of Buhari where he secured his highest number of 1.9 million votes in 2015 election.The governor, Abubakar Ganjude, had promised [...]

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    ‘He will deliver on the job’ — Fashola endorses Sanwo-Olu

‘He will deliver on the job’ — Fashola endorses Sanwo-Olu

Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing, says Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state, is in the best position to lead the state.Speaking at a pre-campaign event in Surulere, Lagos on Friday, the ex-governor said Sanwo-Olu displayed his “competence” when he served as a commissioner under him.“I am in a vantage [...]

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    El-Rufai issues death threat to foreigners ‘planning to intervene in elections’

El-Rufai issues death threat to foreigners ‘planning to intervene in elections’

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says any “foreign power” that intervenes in the general election would return to to their country in body bags.Speaking during an NTA Live programme on Tuesday evening, el-Rufai said as an independent and sovereign state, Nigeria would never bow to foreign powers.“Those that are calling for anyone to come and intervene in Nigeria, we [...]

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    Nigerian security expert invited to South African president’s state of nation address

Nigerian security expert invited to South African president’s state of nation address

Abayomi Mumuni, a Nigerian security expert, has been invited to the state of the nation address by President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa.The event which will be chaired B Mbete, speaker of the South African parliament, will hold on Thursday, February 7, 2019.In his reaction, Mumuni said he believes "this unique honour" the South African government extended to him is [...]

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    Aggrieved persons storm INEC office in Abia, burn uncollected PVCs

Aggrieved persons storm INEC office in Abia, burn uncollected PVCs

Uncollected permanent voter cards (PVCs) were burnt when yet to be identified persons attacked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Isialangwa south local government area of Abia state.The incident is coming two weeks to the general election.“The fire was brought under control, but the room housing the PVC's was damaged & uncollected PVCs burnt. So, the PVCs may [...]

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    Opposition parties ask court to disqualify Buhari over ‘governatorial candidate’ — and other ‘gaffe’

Opposition parties ask court to disqualify Buhari over ‘governatorial candidate’ — and other ‘gaffe’

The National Interest Party (NIP) and the Action Peoples Party (APP) have asked a federal high court in Abuja to disqualify President Muhammadu Buhari from contesting the election on grounds of "unsoundness of mind".In a suit filed on January 28, the parties asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) if a candidate who has displayed loss of memory qualifies to [...]

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    Buhari mentally and physically unfit to govern, says CUPP

Buhari mentally and physically unfit to govern, says CUPP

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has sought a court order to disqualify President Muhammadu Buhari from contesting the February 16 elections.In a statement, Ikenga Ugochinyere, CUPP spokesman, said Buhari is “mentally and physically unfit” to rule Nigeria.The coalition gave reasons for its submission, saying the president “goofed” at his “uninspiring” re-election campaigns in Delta and Kogi state.CUPP also [...]

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    Atiku: How I blocked a former Anambra governor from returning to office

Atiku: How I blocked a former Anambra governor from returning to office

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he had a hand in Chinwoke Mbadinuju’s failed bid at getting a second term as governor of Anambra state in 2003.While fielding questions on The Candidates, a live television show on the 2019 elections, Atiku who was then vice-president to Olusegun Obasanjo said Mbadinuju did not do well with [...]

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    Atiku: I’m the most investigated politician in Nigeria

Atiku: I’m the most investigated politician in Nigeria

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says no public office holder in Nigeria has been investigated like him.He said this when he featured on The Candidates, a live television show on the 2019 elections.Atiku, who served as vice-president to Obasanjo between 1999 and 2007, had fallen out with the president who accused him of corruption before [...]

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