Thursday, October 17, 2019

Tag "election"

    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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    NSA says politicians are working to disrupt elections

NSA says politicians are working to disrupt elections

Babagana Monguno, national security adviser (NSA), says politicians who are afraid of losing the forthcoming elections are planning to disrupt the polls.The NSA said this at a meeting with the Nigeria Governors' Forum (NGF) in Abuja on Tuesday.Monguno said security forces are ready to deal with anybody who attempts to engage in any act that could destabilise the exercise, while [...]

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    Keyamo asks: With the support he’s getting, why would Buhari contemplate rigging?

Keyamo asks: With the support he’s getting, why would Buhari contemplate rigging?

Festus Keyamo (SAN), spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign, says President Muhammadu Buhari cannot consider rigging the elections given the support he's receiving from Nigerians.Keyamo made the remark in reaction to the crowd that received the president in Sokoto on Wednesday.Former President Olusegun Obasanjo had questioned the ability of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a free, fair [...]

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    Rivers APC suffers another setback as appeal court insists candidates can’t contest elections

Rivers APC suffers another setback as appeal court insists candidates can’t contest elections

A court of appeal sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, has ruled the All Progressives Congress (APC) cannot field candidates for the forthcoming elections.The state high court had in a ruling voided the party’s congresses. The court had said the party conducted its congress in outright violation of subsisting court orders. The judge described the said congress as a nullity.The [...]

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    Fayose on Amina Zakari: Why not just appoint Buhari’s child as INEC chairman?

Fayose on Amina Zakari: Why not just appoint Buhari’s child as INEC chairman?

Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti, says the Independent and National Electoral Commission (INEC) should have appointed one of the children of President Muhammadu Buhari head of the electoral body.Fayose said this in reaction to the appointment of Zakari, a national commissioner at INEC, as chairman of the committee on collation centre for elections.Zakari is said to be related to Buhari.Her appointment has [...]

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    SHOCKER: ‘13.5m Nigerians’ voted manually in 2015 presidential poll — and Buhari got most of those votes

SHOCKER: ‘13.5m Nigerians’ voted manually in 2015 presidential poll — and Buhari got most of those votes

At least 13.5 million Nigerians voted manually -- without biometric accreditation -- in the 2015 presidential election, according to data from the Independent and National Electoral Commission (INEC).The data, obtained by DeepDive Intelligence, shows that President Muhammadu Buhari, then candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), won in nine of the 10 most-affected states.Notwithstanding, the non-use of PVCs during the [...]

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    20 states ‘may experience electoral violence’ in 2019

20 states ‘may experience electoral violence’ in 2019

The civil society joint action committee, a coalition of civil society organisations in the country, has warned that 20 states may experience electoral violence in 2019.The CSOs said there has been a weekly occurrence of violence in the country most of which, are not reported.Addressing journalists in Abuja on Friday, Chidi Odinkalu, senior team manager for the Africa programme of [...]

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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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