Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Tag "election"

    Ballot-snatching: Here’s what the law prescribes for offenders

Ballot-snatching: Here’s what the law prescribes for offenders

On Monday, President Muhammadu Buhari said anyone planning to snatch ballot boxes during the elections will do so at the expense of his own life.The president, who spoke at an emergency meeting of leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja, warned against interference in the electoral process.Buhari hinted that he had given security agencies the go-ahead to be [...]

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    Saraki on poll shift: Nigerians will definitely punish this government

Saraki on poll shift: Nigerians will definitely punish this government

Senate President Bukola has blamed the postponement of the presidential and national assembly polls on the alleged incompetence of the government.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced the postponement in the wee hours of Saturday.Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, had explained that the logistics challenge caused the inability of the commission to proceed with the electoral process.Commenting on the development, Saraki, in [...]

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    US secretary of state calls Atiku, seeks credible elections

US secretary of state calls Atiku, seeks credible elections

Michael Pompeo, the United States secretary of state placed a call to Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Friday.Atiku disclosed this via his official Twitter handle but did not give details of his conversation with Pompeo.He, however, said Pompeo affirmed the international community's commitment to free, fair and credible elections in Nigeria.The presidential and national assembly polls will [...]

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    Tinubu: Atiku is my friend but we’ll retire him on Saturday

Tinubu: Atiku is my friend but we’ll retire him on Saturday

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says though Atiku Abubakar is his friend, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will retire from politics on Saturday.In a statement on Thursday, Tinubu said he could not find much good in the policies and programmes of the PDP to warrant being voted back into power.He [...]

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    Like Malami, Oshiomhole asks INEC to accept Zamfara APC candidates

Like Malami, Oshiomhole asks INEC to accept Zamfara APC candidates

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to recognise the party's candidates in Zamfara for the forthcoming elections.In a letter dated February 13, Oshiomhole said that the judgment of the court of appeal in Sokoto allows the party to field candidates for elections in the state.The letter, with reference [...]

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    Election-related violence is deeply troubling, says Amnesty

Election-related violence is deeply troubling, says Amnesty

Amnesty International (AI) says Nigerian authorities must protect people from violence and ensure full respect for freedom of expression, peaceful association before, during and after the elections.In a statement on Wednesday, Osai Ojigho, director, AI Nigeria, said there have been several instances of violence at election campaign rallies in some states in recent months.Ojigbo called on the government to address [...]

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    ‘You can use any finger to vote’ — INEC clarifies index finger rumours

‘You can use any finger to vote’ — INEC clarifies index finger rumours

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says any of the ten fingers — not only the index — can be used for marking the ballot papers when voting. The electoral body said it got wind of "false reports" that the only the index finger is approved for marking the ballot papers.It described the rumour as "false", saying any of the fingers [...]

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    Buhari’s supporter asks court to disqualify Atiku, says he’s Cameroonian

Buhari’s supporter asks court to disqualify Atiku, says he’s Cameroonian

A group known as the Egalitarian Mission for Africa has filed a suit before the federal high court in Abuja challenging the qualification of Atiku Abubakar to contest in the presidential election.The group's chairman is Olukayode Ajulo, former national secretary of Labour Party who recently declared his support for Atiku's opponent, President Muhammadu Buhari, in the presidential election.In the suit, a [...]

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    I’ve cancelled my trip to Nigeria, says Clinton

I’ve cancelled my trip to Nigeria, says Clinton

Bill Clinton, former US president, will no longer travel to Nigeria to attend the signing of a peace accord between President Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).According to the National Peace Committee (NPC) led by Abdulsalami Abubakar, former head of state, Clinton was expected to be in Abuja on Wednesday to deliver an address [...]

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    Yari warns INEC: Elections won’t take place in Zamfara without APC candidates

Yari warns INEC: Elections won’t take place in Zamfara without APC candidates

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, says elections will not take place in the state if candidates of the ruling party are excluded.Speaking at the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign rally in Talata Mafara local government area of the state, the governor maintained that the party conducted primaries which produced candidates for the forthcoming elections.He added that it will [...]

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    Rivers APC: Despite court judgement, all our candidates will be on the ballot and we’ll win

Rivers APC: Despite court judgement, all our candidates will be on the ballot and we’ll win

A faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state says the judgement of the supreme court will not affect the candidature of Tonye Cole, its governorship candidate.In a statement on Friday, Chris Finebone, spokesman of the faction, maintained that all its candidates in the state will be on the ballot and win the elections.Earlier in the day, a [...]

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    US ambassador warns officials against illegal directives issued in Buhari’s name

US ambassador warns officials against illegal directives issued in Buhari’s name

Stuart Symington, US ambassador to Nigeria, has warned public officials not to obey illegal directives issued in the name of President Muhammadu Buhari.Speaking with journalists on Thursday in Makurdi, Benue state capital, after a meeting with Samuel Ortom, the state governor, the ambassador said any politician whose utterances incite people to violence would be held to account for the crime.He [...]

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    FG plotting to arrest Atiku’s associates, aide alleges

FG plotting to arrest Atiku’s associates, aide alleges

Phrank Shaibu, an aide of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the party has uncovered a plot by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to frame and arrest associates of Atiku.In a statement on Thursday in Abuja, Shaibu said the ruling party wants to use the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to frame his associates [...]

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    REMINDER: You have less than 48 hours to pick up your PVC

REMINDER: You have less than 48 hours to pick up your PVC

Have you collected your permanent voter card (PVC)? If not, what are you waiting for?In less than 48 hours time, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) would stop issuing PVCs to voters, and this would mean inability to vote during the elections.INEC had announced February 8 as last day for collection of PVCs to give room for preparations for the [...]

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    Saraki to FG: You must meet the demands of ASUU

Saraki to FG: You must meet the demands of ASUU

Senate President Bukola Saraki has asked the federal government to meet the demands of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in order to end the ongoing strike.In a statement issued on his behalf by Yusuph Olaniyonu, his media aide, Saraki said it is unacceptable for the students who registered to vote in their institutions to be disenfranchised due to [...]

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    ‘If Buhari is so vengeful, why is your daughter still at Aso Rock?’ — Keyamo tackles Galadima on live TV

‘If Buhari is so vengeful, why is your daughter still at Aso Rock?’ — Keyamo tackles Galadima on live TV

Festus Keyamo, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari re-election campaign, has tackled Buba Galadima, Buhari's ally turned his critic, over his claim that Buhari is vengeful.Speaking when the duo appeared on a Channels TV programme on Sunday, Keyamo said Galadima's daughter will not remain Buhari's aide if the president was vengeful.Zainab, a daughter of Galadima, works as special assistant to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.“Alhaji [...]

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