Saturday, November 17, 2018

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    2019: EU partners IPC to train journalists on reporting elections

2019: EU partners IPC to train journalists on reporting elections

The European Union, in partnership with the International Press Centre (IPC), organised 2-day capacity building media workshop to train Nigerian journalists ahead of the 2019 elections.The workshop, which held in Abeokuta, Ogun state, saw 25 participants drawn from the six geo-political zones.Taiwo Obe, founder and director of the Journalism Clinic, Jide Ojo, writer and development consultant, and Bolaji Adebiyi, Editor [...]

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    PDP: Unknown people trying to submit illegal names to INEC

PDP: Unknown people trying to submit illegal names to INEC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says some unknown persons in the party are trying to submit illegal names to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the 2019 general election.In a statement in Abuja on Friday, Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesperson of the party, said the PDP is aware of the moves to submit unauthorised names from illegal primaries conducted, especially in [...]

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    APC planning to cause violence in Akwa Ibom, says governor

APC planning to cause violence in Akwa Ibom, says governor

Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom state, has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of planning to cause violence in the state.Speaking with reporters after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Thursday, the governor said he had been briefed on the alleged plans but they will all end in futility.Udom said the [...]

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    I won’t give up on my stolen mandate, says Adeleke

I won’t give up on my stolen mandate, says Adeleke

Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP in the Osun state governorship election, has vowed to contest the result of the election and reclaim his "stolen" mandate.In an interview with Channels Television, the senator representing Osun west said he has enough evidence to present in court to show the irregularities perpetrated during the election.Adeleke accused the Independent National [...]

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    REPORTER’S DIARY: ‘419 votes’, hours in the jungle and other tales of Osun poll

REPORTER’S DIARY: ‘419 votes’, hours in the jungle and other tales of Osun poll

Some stories are better left untold, for the sour memory it evokes leaves the heart totally repugnant to the most trivial of synonymous narratives. They haunt not only to the soul that harbour them. For a journalist, such stories cannot wither. They must be nourished and told. While the Osun state governorship election was to a large extent successful, the rerun [...]

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    PDP chieftain attacked at Osun polling unit

PDP chieftain attacked at Osun polling unit

Fatai Diekola, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain in Osun state, was attacked in Osogbo, the state capital, on Monday.Diekola was said to have gone to canvass for votes at a polling unit where rerun is scheduled to hold on Thursday, when he was lynched by "thugs" suspected to be working for the All Progressives Congress (APC).Officers of the Nigeria Security [...]

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    TheCable partners TMG for reporting of 2019 elections

TheCable partners TMG for reporting of 2019 elections

TheCable, Nigeria’s independent online newspaper, has signed a partnership agreement with the Transition Monitoring Group (TMG), a coalition of over 400 civil society organisations, for the coverage of the 2019 general election.The partnership will kick off on Saturday with the Osun governorship elections.Through the partnership, both organisations will collaborate to keep readers abreast of happenings on the field.Reporters and observers will [...]

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    How they stand: The four major contenders in Osun election

How they stand: The four major contenders in Osun election

Saturday's governorship election in Osun state is unique not because it goes into history as the first to be contested by 48 candidates but for the fact that unlike most two-way horse race, there are four strong candidates. Political pundits say any of these four individuals could emerge as the successor of Rauf Aregbesola, the incumbent governor.There are 1,682,495 registered voters [...]

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    Don’t postpone 2019 elections, Makarfi warns INEC

Don’t postpone 2019 elections, Makarfi warns INEC

Ahmed Makarfi, former governor of Kaduna state, says any attempt to postpone the 2019 general election will threaten the survival of Nigeria's democracy.Makarfi said this in reaction to the statement by Mahmood Yakubu, chairman, Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), that the electoral body might be compelled to suspend the 2019 general election following threats of violence by some politicians.Yakubu reportedly said [...]

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    Mnangagwa elected Zimbabwe’s president

Mnangagwa elected Zimbabwe’s president

Emmerson Mnangagwa has been announced as the winner of Zimbabwe’s presidential election.The 75-year-old leader polled 50.8 percent of votes as against 44.3 percent polled by his closest challenger Nelson Chamisa.In the final result announced Friday by Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, Mnangagwa led with 2,460,463 votes while Chamisa trailed with 2,147,437 votes.The opposition has, however, rejected the outcome of the poll, accusing [...]

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    Ganduje: Kwankwaso’s defection won’t affect Buhari

Ganduje: Kwankwaso’s defection won’t affect Buhari

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, says the defection of Rabiu Kwankwaso, his predecessor, from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will have no effect on President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election.In an interview with journalists on Saturday, Ganduje said the defection would not change the political mood in Kano state.“I want you to go and study [...]

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    Losers shouldn’t resort to self-help, says Buhari as he congratulates Fayemi

Losers shouldn’t resort to self-help, says Buhari as he congratulates Fayemi

President Muhammadu Buhari says the emergence of Kayode Fayemi as the winner of the Ekiti state gubernatorial election is another instance of democracy winning in Nigeria.Fayemi defeated Kolapo Olusola, the incumbent deputy governor of the state, who ran on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).In his congratulatory message issued by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, Buhari said the people [...]

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    ‘Fight for your future’ — governorship candidate tells Ekiti people

‘Fight for your future’ — governorship candidate tells Ekiti people

Adebisi Omoyeni, a candidate of the July 14 gubernatorial election in Ekiti, has called on the people of the state to cast their votes based on the future they want.Omoyeni, who is contesting on the platform of Mega Party (MP), said this  while speaking on a programme on Progress FM, Ado Ekiti.According to him, the economic and social condition of [...]

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    Forget the noise, Ekiti gov election can’t be rigged, says REC

Forget the noise, Ekiti gov election can’t be rigged, says REC

Abdulganiyu Raji, resident electoral commissioner (REC) in Ekiti, says no amount of pressure can result in the rigging of the state's governorship election.He said this on Saturday in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, while speaking at a voter education programme.Represented by the commission's public relation officer, Taiwo Gbadegesin, he said the July 14 election will be successful."INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood [...]

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    APC will ‘leverage on Aregbesola’s achievements’ to win Osun guber poll

APC will ‘leverage on Aregbesola’s achievements’ to win Osun guber poll

Samson Oyebode, youth leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Osun central, says he is confident that his party will win the September 22 gubernatorial election in the state.According to Oyebode, the "landmark achievements and monumental legacies" of the administration of Rauf Aregbesola, the incumbent governor,  will speak for the party.This, he said, would be the yardstick upon which the [...]

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    If I win, I’ll tackle poor revenue generating capacity of Ekiti, says Omoyeni, governorship aspirant

If I win, I’ll tackle poor revenue generating capacity of Ekiti, says Omoyeni, governorship aspirant

Adebisi Omoyeni, a former group managing director of Wema Bank Plc, has promised to tackle the poor revenue generating capacity of Ekiti if he wins the July 14 governorship election.Omoyeni, who announced that he would contest the election on the platform of the People Alliance for National Development & Liberty Party (PANDEL), blamed government's inability to pay the salary of workers [...]

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