Monday, April 22, 2019

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    Daria Media trains journalists ahead of 2019 polls

Daria Media trains journalists ahead of 2019 polls

Ahead of the 2019 elections, Daria Media Limited has organised a two-day training for select political editors.Ten editors were drawn from TheCable, Punch, The Guardian, ThisDay, New Telegraph, Vanguard, The Sun, Nigerian Info FM, Radio Nigeria and Daily Trust to attend the training which held in Lagos on Friday and Saturday.The training focused on effective ethical coverage of the forthcoming elections [...]

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    Visa ban threat: FG asks US, UK to monitor ‘desperate’ opposition

Visa ban threat: FG asks US, UK to monitor ‘desperate’ opposition

The federal government has called on the international community to keep a close tab on the opposition ahead of the elections starting in February.Lai Mohammed, minister of information, said this while responding to the threats of the US and UK to ban those who interfere with the elections.In a statement issued through Segun Adeyemi, his aide on Friday, Mohammed said the stand [...]

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    Danjuma: There’s a plot to use police, soldiers to rig elections

Danjuma: There’s a plot to use police, soldiers to rig elections

Theophilus Danjuma, former minister of defence, says the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has plans to use police and soldiers to rig the coming elections.The retired army general made the allegation on Tuesday at the inauguration of a medical laboratory at the Rufkatu Danjuma Maternity Hospital in Takum, his hometown in Taraba state.Describing Nigeria’s democracy as primitive, he said there is a plan [...]

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    Akwa Ibom gov promises to facilitate oil exploration in community

Akwa Ibom gov promises to facilitate oil exploration in community

In a bid to ensure that the resources generated in Akwa Ibom to be used to its full potential, Udom Emmanuel, governor of the state, has promised to facilitate the speedy exploration of crude oil deposits discovered in Uruan LGA of the state if re-elected into office.Emmanuel, who made the promise during his campaign tour of the council, explained that [...]

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    How it went: Moghalu, Ezekwesili, Durotoye face off in presidential debate

How it went: Moghalu, Ezekwesili, Durotoye face off in presidential debate

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    US concerned about neutrality of security agencies during election

US concerned about neutrality of security agencies during election

The United States has raised concern over the handling of security in the elections, starting in February.David Young, a representative of the US embassy in Nigeria, said this during a meeting with officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja.“One of the concerns is about the neutrality of the security services. For us, it [...]

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    Osinbajo, Magu to attend conference of online publishers

Osinbajo, Magu to attend conference of online publishers

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Ibrahim Magu, chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have confirmed their participation at a conference on free press and objective reporting of 2019 elections.Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has also promised to attend.Organised by the Online Publishers Association of Nigeria (OPAN), the event is scheduled to hold at Sandralia [...]

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    Buhari’s campaign trail to hit Lagos five days to election

Buhari’s campaign trail to hit Lagos five days to election

President Muhammadu Buhari campaign team will visit Lagos on February 11, five days to the presidential election.  With 6,570,291 voters, Lagos has highest number of voters followed by Kano which has 5,457,747.The campaign kicked off in Bauchi on Saturday. The train is expected to stop by the 36 states and the federal capital territory where it would be rounded off [...]

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    Ogun PDP crisis over as Kashamu endorses Adebutu

Ogun PDP crisis over as Kashamu endorses Adebutu

Buruji Kashamu, senator representing Ogun east, has called on his supporters to work with Ladi Adebutu ahead of the presidential and governorship polls in Ogun state.Kashamu and Adebutu had been at loggerheads over the governorship ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.Although the party had recognised Adebutu as its candidate, Kasahamu vowed to fight till the end.In [...]

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    Atiku accuses Buhari of using govt resources for reelection campaign

Atiku accuses Buhari of using govt resources for reelection campaign

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of lying by saying he won't allow use of state resources for campaign purposes.Abubakar has released what he described as evidence of how state resources have been used for Buhari's reelection campaign.The president on Wednesday said he would not allow the use of public funds [...]

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    Moghalu: It’s fake news to portray Buhari and Atiku as only presidential candidates

Moghalu: It’s fake news to portray Buhari and Atiku as only presidential candidates

Kingsley Moghalu, presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), has kicked against the "false narrative" that there are only two candidates for the presidential election.He said it is fake news to portray President Muhammadu Buhari and former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar as the two contenders for the February 16 poll.Moghalu made the remark on Wednesday while speaking at the fake [...]

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    IN DETAIL: 12m housewives, 14m farmers, 22m students… the registered voters

IN DETAIL: 12m housewives, 14m farmers, 22m students… the registered voters

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says 22.3 million students are registered to vote for the general elections slated for February and March -- making them the highest voting bloc in the country.Students are closely followed by farmers (crops, livestock, and fish farmers), who are numbered to be 13.6 million or an equivalent of 16.23 percent of all voters.Housewives, at [...]

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    1,068 candidates to contest governorship elections, says INEC

1,068 candidates to contest governorship elections, says INEC

The Independent and National Electoral Commission (INEC) says there are 1,068 governorship candidates in 29 states for the general election.Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, made the disclosure during a consultative meeting with the media in Abuja on Tuesday.He said the elections will feature a total of 73 presidential candidates and 91 political parties.Yakubu said the figures are the highest ever recorded [...]

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    Akpabio to Nigerians: Stop expecting appointments, contracts as reward for voting

Akpabio to Nigerians: Stop expecting appointments, contracts as reward for voting

Godswill Akpabio, a former minority leader of the senate, has advised Nigerians to stop viewing appointment and contracts as the dividends of democracy.Akpabio, who is also a former governor of Akwa Ibom, gave the advice in an interview with NAN on Sunday.“Nigerians should ensure that they elect good and committed leaders at all elections, and stop expecting patronage in terms [...]

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    PDP UK asks parliament to monitor elections in Nigeria

PDP UK asks parliament to monitor elections in Nigeria

Members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the United Kingdom have called on the parliament and other foreign agencies to monitor Nigeria’s general election holding in February. In a petition signed by Osahon Igiebor, its chairman, The PDP UK said this became important because of the "continued harassment" of members of the opposition.Calling on the UK government to send an [...]

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    Buhari charges his supporters to redouble their efforts

Buhari charges his supporters to redouble their efforts

President Muhammadu Buhari has launched the women and youth presidential campaign team led by Aisha, his wife.Speaking at the launch which took place at the presidential villa in Abuja, the president asked members of the team to embark on door-to-door campaign for the success of the party in the coming general election.“In carrying out this assignment, I expect from members of this [...]

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