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    ‘Nigeria is becoming really shameless’ – Ruggedman speaks on 2019 elections

‘Nigeria is becoming really shameless’ – Ruggedman speaks on 2019 elections

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    Nigerian army and the triumph of public trust

Nigerian army and the triumph of public trust

BY NKECHI ODOMA Framers of the Constitution of nations are like the Biblical three wise men. They belong to the realm of thinkers akin to the ancient and great Greek philosophy kings like Plato and Aristotle among others. Everywhere in the world, the Constitution, which is the supreme document of all sovereign countries, prescribes the protection of lives and property of the [...]

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    Moses Siasia: Morocco creating a Pathway for Africa’s future

Moses Siasia: Morocco creating a Pathway for Africa’s future

Africa can attain development faster if the right investment is put into youth entrepreneurship and women empowerment, taking a cue from the examples of developed nations, Moses Siasia, chairman of Nigerian Young Professionals Forum (NYPF), has said. Siasia, a leading advocate for young people and governorship candidate in Bayelsa state in 2015, spoke at the recently held Crans Montana Forum in [...]

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    PDP threatens to halt Buhari’s inauguration

PDP threatens to halt Buhari’s inauguration

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the court order stopping the collation of pending results of the Bauchi governorship election. The party described the order as unconstitutional, and threatened to obtain similar ones stopping the swearing in of all candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) "particularly President Muhammadu Buhari". A federal high court in Abuja had given an ex parte [...]

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    We won’t give Okorocha certificate of return, INEC insists

We won’t give Okorocha certificate of return, INEC insists

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will not give a certificate of return to Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, who was declared winner of Imo west senatorial district. INEC had said Okorocha was announced winner with the returning officer placed under duress. On a Channels Television programme, Festus Okoye, the commission’s director of voter education, said INEC had investigated [...]

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    Army rejects indicting report on Rivers polls, slams INEC, police

Army rejects indicting report on Rivers polls, slams INEC, police

The Nigerian army says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is unfair with the report of its findings on the governorship and house of assembly elections in Rivers state. Following reported cases of widespread violence during the elections, INEC suspended electoral process in the state and sent a fact-finding committee on investigation. Festus Okoye, INEC’s director of information and voter education, had [...]

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    Wike: PDP can lose in other states — not Rivers

Wike: PDP can lose in other states — not Rivers

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says no other party can win in the state except the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Wike spoke when members of the national assembly, elected on the platform of the PDP, presented their certificates of return to him at government house, Port Harcourt, the state capital, on Friday. Commenting on the suspension of electoral processes in the [...]

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    PDP: Peace committee is powerless under this desperate government

PDP: Peace committee is powerless under this desperate government

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the national peace committee is powerless under the current administration which it says is "desperate" to remain in power. Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesman, said this on Friday while briefing journalists on the outcome of the general election. The peace committee had spearheaded efforts to ensure peace in the buildup to the elections. It had, among other things, [...]

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    Kano rep on inconclusive polls: Buhari’s integrity should be questioned

Kano rep on inconclusive polls: Buhari’s integrity should be questioned

Aliyu Madaki, a member of the house of representatives from Kano state, says President Muhammadu Buhari's integrity should be questioned over the inconclusive governorship elections in some states. Madaki said the president's integrity should be "seriously questioned" over his inaction and silence on the manner the elections ended in the states. The lawmaker representing Dala constituency spoke while contributing to a motion [...]

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    Group demands investigation into removal of Akwa Ibom CP

Group demands investigation into removal of Akwa Ibom CP

Akwa Ibom Liberation Movement (AILM), a pressure group, has urged the Police Service Commission to open investigation into the activities of policemen in Akwa Ibom. The commissioner of police in the state was replaced shortly before the elections while Kaoje Ibrahim was deployed as the new police commissioner. But AILM said Ibrahim compromised police affairs and structures in the state during the [...]

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Supplementary poll, inconclusive elections — all you need to know about

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) conducted governorship elections in 29 states but six of them ended as inconclusive polls. The collation officers in the various states declared the elections in the states inconclusive after citing factors which affected the end result. Affected states include Benue, Sokoto, Plateau, Adamawa, Kano and  Bauchi and INEC already fixed March 23 for supplementary polls [...]

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Seven senators, 11 reps – Meet the newly elected female lawmakers

On Thursday, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will present certificates of return to newly elected members of the 9th national assembly. While 100 out of 109 senators have so far been declared, 326 out of 360 members of the house of representatives have also been announced. Of the 100 senators, only seven are women representing just seven percent in the upper [...]

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    Udom Emmanuel reelected Akwa Ibom governor

Udom Emmanuel reelected Akwa Ibom governor

Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom has defeated Nsima Ekere of the All Progreesives Congress (APC), to win his re-election. Emmanuel,won in 30 of the 31 local government areas in the state. According to results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), he polled 519,712 votes while Ekere got 171,978 votes. There were a total of 720,064 votes cast in the election [...]

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    PDP scores zero in Akpabio’s unit — and APC gets same result in Udom’s

PDP scores zero in Akpabio’s unit — and APC gets same result in Udom’s

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) secured all the votes in both Akwa Ibom governorship and house of assembly elections in the polling unit of Udom Emmanuel, governor of the state. While Emmanuel who is seeking reelection polled 468 votes in unit 1, Awa ward 1, Onna local government area, Nsima Ekere, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) scored zero [...]

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    Situation Room on elections: Seven were killed in less than 24 hours

Situation Room on elections: Seven were killed in less than 24 hours

The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room has condemned the widespread violence in Saturday's election, saying seven persons were killed in less than 24 hours. In a statement, Clement Nwakwo, the convener, said this is very worrisome despite the high deployment of security personnel across the country. “We are concerned that we are still having pockets of violence, for instance, in Ezza North [...]

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    Election observer shot dead in Enugu

Election observer shot dead in Enugu

A policeman has shot dead an election observer in Umuida community, Enugu Ezike, Igbo-Eze north local government area of Enugu state. The observer whose identity is yet to be ascertained was shot in the head by the police officer stationed close to the residence of Ayogu Eze, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state. Ebere Amarizu, spokesman of [...]

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