Friday, July 12, 2019

Tag "election"

    CONFIRMED: Melaye joins Kogi guber race

CONFIRMED: Melaye joins Kogi guber race

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, has confirmed that he is interested in the November 16 governorship election in Kogi state.One of Melaye's allies had earlier told TheCable that the lawmaker declared his gubernatorial ambition at a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) meeting in Aiyetoro Gbede, his hometown in Kabba local government area of the state."He (Melaye) has met with PDP leaders [...]

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    Galadima to Buhari: Swear with the Qur’an that you didn’t rig the election

Galadima to Buhari: Swear with the Qur’an that you didn’t rig the election

Buba Galadima, a former ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, has challenged him to swear with the Qur'an that he did not rig the 2019 presidential election.Galadima, who spoke in an interview with The Sun, said Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the PDP, won the election but it was allegedly rigged by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Independent National [...]

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    Falana: Government has proved that it cannot secure lives

Falana: Government has proved that it cannot secure lives

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says government has repeatedly proven that it cannot secure the lives and property of its citizens.Falana, who spoke when he featured on Sunrise Daily, a programme on Channels Television, blamed politicians for the spate of killings and kidnappings across the country.He said it has become a norm for insecurity to increase after elections, alleging that thugs abandoned by [...]

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    Sanusi: My post-election resolution is to stay away from controversies

Sanusi: My post-election resolution is to stay away from controversies

Muhammadu Sanusi II, emir of Kano, said he has resolved to avoid political and economic controversies in the aftermath of the 2019 elections. According to PUNCH, Sanusi spoke during a dinner organised to celebrate the 125th anniversary of First Bank, on Tuesday.The former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) prayed for the government to envisage long-term plans of about 125 years and [...]

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    LUTH cancer centre inaugurated by Buhari still under lock — three weeks after

LUTH cancer centre inaugurated by Buhari still under lock — three weeks after

The cancer treatment centre President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) is still under lock, TheCable can report.The president inaugurated the state-of-the-art centre on Saturday, February 9, with a pledge to ensure that facilities for the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of cancer are available to more Nigerians.When TheCable first visited the facility two days after [...]

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    Atiku inaugurates legal team, says ‘stolen mandate must be retrieved’

Atiku inaugurates legal team, says ‘stolen mandate must be retrieved’

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has inaugurated a legal team to challenge the outcome of the February 23 presidential poll in court.Paul Ibe, his media adviser, revealed this in a statement on Saturday.The legal team is headed by Livy Uzoukwu, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN).President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) defeated [...]

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    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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