Friday, August 2, 2019

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    Research: WhatsApp gave candidates an advantage during 2019 polls

Research: WhatsApp gave candidates an advantage during 2019 polls

WhatsApp, a social media platform, gave candidates who partook in the 2019 elections an advantage, according to a research. The research which was on the use of WhatsApp during the elections described the messages spread about President Muhammadu Buhari being a clone from Sudan as one of the "notorious messages" circulated on the social media platform. Drawing on citizen surveys and interviews [...]

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    Buhari: 2019 elections are behind us… it’s now time to serve

Buhari: 2019 elections are behind us… it’s now time to serve

President Muhammadu Buhari says the time has come to serve Nigerians well since the 2019 elections "are behind us".Speaking at the presidential villa in Abuja while receiving the Buhari Support Group Centre, the president said his administration will continue to serve the ordinary people and explore the country's potentials for growth.Buhari said the results of the 2019 elections reflected the [...]

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    Okorocha: INEC hasn’t released my certificate of return despite court order

Okorocha: INEC hasn’t released my certificate of return despite court order

Rochas Okorocha, former governor of Imo state, says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is yet to issue him a certificate of return as senator-elect.In a statement on Monday, Sam Onwuemedo, Okorocha's media aide, described pictures circulating on the internet showing the former governor holding a certificate of return as fake.On Friday, a federal high court in Abuja had ordered [...]

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    INEC issues certificates of return to Zamfara PDP candidates

INEC issues certificates of return to Zamfara PDP candidates

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has issued certificates of return to Bello Matawalle as governor-elect of Zamfara state.Matawalle and Mahdi Gusau, deputy governor-elect, both of whom are of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), were presented their certificates of return at the Electoral Institute in Abuja on Monday.Also presented with their certificates of return were the three senators-elect and seven [...]

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    INEC withdraws 25 certificates of return

INEC withdraws 25 certificates of return

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has withdrawn 25 certificates of return issued to some candidates who partook in the 2019 general election.Speaking at a media forum in Enugu state on Monday, Festus Okoye, INEC's national commissioner for information and voter education, said the commission took the action based on court orders.Okoye said 20 of the 25 certificates were [...]

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    We won’t accept public analysis of our proceedings, presidential tribunal warns

We won’t accept public analysis of our proceedings, presidential tribunal warns

The presidential election petition tribunal has warned against public analysis of its proceedings.Speaking during its inaugural sitting on Wednesday, Zainab Bulkachuwa, president of the court of appeal, said actions will be taken against offenders.Bulkachuwa lamented the practise of analysing court proceedings on social media and making a verdict while the court has not made a pronouncement.She said litigants in the [...]

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    Falana: APC’s claim against Atiku shows Cameroonians voted for Buhari

Falana: APC’s claim against Atiku shows Cameroonians voted for Buhari

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has faulted the argument of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Atiku Abubakar's eligibility to run for president.He said the party's stance that Abubakar is originally from Cameroon implies those who voted in his ward, including for President Muhammadu Buhari, are Cameroonians as well.Atiku and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are challenging Buhari's re-election [...]

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    Atiku to Buhari: Order the military to produce your credentials if they truly exist

Atiku to Buhari: Order the military to produce your credentials if they truly exist

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has tasked President Muhammadu Buhari to produce his academic records.In his submission at the presidential election tribunal, Abubakar told the tribunal that the president can direct the military to make available the credentials if they exist as he claims.Buhari had failed to submit his academic records ahead of the presidential [...]

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    ‘My parents are fully Nigerians’ — Atiku fires back at APC

‘My parents are fully Nigerians’ — Atiku fires back at APC

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has dismissed claims that he is not a Nigerian by birth.In his submission at the presidential election tribunal, Atiku detailed "how he is a Nigerian by birth", saying he has a right to contest the presidential election.The PDP candidate had gone to court to challenge the victory of President Muhammadu [...]

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    Jega: Some lecturers in Kano conspired with politicians during the elections

Jega: Some lecturers in Kano conspired with politicians during the elections

Attahiru Jega, former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has faulted Nigeria's electoral system which he says has been under assault.Jega also alleged politicians used university lecturers to commit irregularities during the elections, particularly in Kano state.According to Guardian, the former INEC chairman spoke at the annual conference of the Fulbright Alumni Association of Nigeria at Bayero University [...]

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    Atiku releases ‘evidence’ of election result from INEC website

Atiku releases ‘evidence’ of election result from INEC website

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has insisted the result from the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) shows he defeated President Muhammadu Buhari in the presidential election.In his submission to the presidential election tribunal, the former vice president gave the "unique MAC address and Microsoft product ID of the INEC server" from where [...]

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    ‘Your defence is porous’ — Nnamdi Kanu offers to give Atiku legal advice over Cameroon debate

‘Your defence is porous’ — Nnamdi Kanu offers to give Atiku legal advice over Cameroon debate

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has offered free legal advice to Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Speaking during a broadcast on Radio Biafra, Kanu said Atiku's defence in court regarding his citizenship is "weak and porous".The PDP candidate had gone to court to challenge the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari of the [...]

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    Atiku: Those who made Nigeria world poverty capital should have their origin questioned — not mine

Atiku: Those who made Nigeria world poverty capital should have their origin questioned — not mine

Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election, has described as “ridiculous” the claim by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that he is not qualified to contest the election.The former vice-president said while he will “not dignify” the ruling party with a response, the assertion suggests they have admitted to “tramping on the will of [...]

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    APC to tribunal: Atiku unqualified to be president… he’s not Nigerian by birth

APC to tribunal: Atiku unqualified to be president… he’s not Nigerian by birth

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is not a Nigerian by birth.The ruling party made the claim in its response to the petition  Atiku and the PDP filed before the presidential election petition tribunal in Abuja.Atiku is challenging the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari by the Independent National Electoral Commission [...]

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    ‘APC fabricated it’ — Atiku denies hiring US lobbyist

‘APC fabricated it’ — Atiku denies hiring US lobbyist

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has denied hiring a US lobbyist firm to advance in his bid to take over power from President Muhammadu Buhari.In a statement on Wednesday, Atiku, a former vice-president, said the reports of the alleged contract is a handiwork of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Atiku is at the presidential election tribunal [...]

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    Police fire tear gas at INEC ad-hoc staff protesting non-payment of allowance

Police fire tear gas at INEC ad-hoc staff protesting non-payment of allowance

Some policemen in Enugu tear-gassed ad-hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) who were protesting the "non-payment of their allowances" on Tuesday.The protesters comprising corps members, students and workers protested at the INEC headquarters in the state where they had blocked entrance and exit to the building.They were aggrieved over the non-payment of their allowances after being contracted by the [...]

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