Sunday, April 21, 2019

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    Shehu Sani asks lecturers to withdraw from election duty

Shehu Sani asks lecturers to withdraw from election duty

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, has advised university lecturers to pull out from election duty.Reacting to a statement by Attahiru Jega, former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), that some lecturers conspired politicians in Kano state during the general election, Sani asked lecturers to withdraw from elections and "protect the moral sanctity of the academia"."The politicians, through crooked [...]

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    Defence chief justifies involvement of military in 2019 elections

Defence chief justifies involvement of military in 2019 elections

Abayomi Olonisakin, chief of defence staff (CDS), has justified the military involvement in the 2019 general election, saying it was part of their constitutional duties.Olonisakin made this known at the ongoing orientation programme for senators-elect and members of the house of representatives-elect in Abuja on Thursday.The military involvement in the elections had been widely criticised as unconstitutional and a wrong [...]

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    VON DG: Buhari has ended era of vote-buying

VON DG: Buhari has ended era of vote-buying

Osita Okechukwu, director-general of the Voice of Nigeria, says President Muhammadu Buhari has ended vote-buying in elections.He also said the president has ended the era of "writing election results in hotels".Okechukwu said this at a national dialogue on curbing vote-buying and selling, organised by the National Orientation Agency (NOA) in Abuja on Tuesday.Nigeria's elections have usually been affected with incidents [...]

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    Apostle Suleman: Don’t go to court when you lose elections, go home

Apostle Suleman: Don’t go to court when you lose elections, go home

Johnson Suleman, founder of Omega Fire Ministry, has advised politicians who lose elections, to go home, instead of heading to the court.Suleman was addressing his church members on Sunday, in Auchi, Edo state.He advised Nigerians not to kill themselves over the outcome of elections because of politicians who he claimed, are friends."They have discussed your foolishness over dinner. One of the [...]

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    Democracy is not easy to maintain, says Buhari in state broadcast

Democracy is not easy to maintain, says Buhari in state broadcast

President Muhammadu Buhari says democracy is not easy to achieve or maintain, praising the Nigerian people for their tolerance and patience to see democracy thrive in the country.Addressing the nation via a state-wide broadcast on Friday, Buhari urged Nigerians to have faith in the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to deliver on credible elections.The president also asked Nigerians to come [...]

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    Buratai protecting Nigeria’s democracy, says group

Buratai protecting Nigeria’s democracy, says group

The Coalition for Democracy and Good Governance has hailed Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, and the Nigerian Army over "responsiveness to protecting Nigeria’s democracy and the sovereignty of the country".Addressing reporters in Abuja on Thursday, Emmanuel Itodo, executive director of the group, said since the directive for the military to ruthlessly deal with ballot snatchers, he has observed that [...]

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    Uyi Giwa-Osagie: Another victim of intimidation

Uyi Giwa-Osagie: Another victim of intimidation

BY EKWUEME IFEANYICHUKWUThe Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrested Uyi Giwa Osagie, the lawyer and treasurer of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, for alleged money laundering. The arrest of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate's lawyer, is politically motivated.Since Nigeria returned to democratic rule, the Nigerian government has over the years weaponized state apparatus, such as the Nigerian Police [...]

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    Red Cross releases toll-free lines, promises to assist vulnerable during elections

Red Cross releases toll-free lines, promises to assist vulnerable during elections

The Nigerian Red Cross  Society has released toll-free lines for citizens to reach it in the course of the elections.In a statement on Monday, the society said the lines are to help achieve its mandate of alleviating human suffering wherever it is.It added the lines are "to enable everyone in need reach us easily and timely at all times and [...]

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    We won’t allow Obasanjo, PDP kill Nigeria, says ex-Senate president

We won’t allow Obasanjo, PDP kill Nigeria, says ex-Senate president

Former Senate President Ameh Ebute says the alliance between ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo and leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will wreak havoc on Nigeria.The elder statesman made this claim at a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday.Ebute, who leads the Congress for Patriotic Citizens (CPC), therefore, called on Nigerians to rise up to the challenge of confronting and subduing [...]

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    Benue APC chieftain shot dead

Benue APC chieftain shot dead

Boniface Okoloho, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ohimini local government area of Benue state, has been killed.He was said to have been ambushed and shot dead by unknown gunmen on his way home on Saturday night.Moses Yamu, spokesman of the police command told TheCable on Sunday: "I can confirm the APC chairman in the area was killed. [...]

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    SHAME: How corps members on INEC duty ‘packed like sardines’ in the dark

SHAME: How corps members on INEC duty ‘packed like sardines’ in the dark

While you were probably in the comfort of your home awaiting the verdict of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on the general election, corps members deployed as ad hoc staff were abandoned to their fate in various parts of the country. While some managed to sleep on benches, others were “packed like sardines” on bare floor.The corp members, numbering [...]

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    Nnamdi Kanu calls off election boycott, asks Igbo to vote en masse on Saturday

Nnamdi Kanu calls off election boycott, asks Igbo to vote en masse on Saturday

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has called off the election boycott in the south-east region of the country.In an audio message obtained by TheCable, Kanu also asked the Igbo to come out in their numbers and vote during Saturday's presidential election.Kanu had been calling on the Igbo to boycott any election held in Nigeria until [...]

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    Okorocha to Ndigbo: We may not get presidency till 2035 if we don’t vote for Buhari

Okorocha to Ndigbo: We may not get presidency till 2035 if we don’t vote for Buhari

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says Igbos may not get a chance at presidency if they fail to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday. The governor spoke at zonal rallies in Okigwe area of the state and Owerri, the state capital.Okorocha expressed regret that "some Igbo politicians are campaigning to deceive the Igbo again as they did in 2015".He [...]

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    PDP sues INEC for insisting on card readers

PDP sues INEC for insisting on card readers

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has sued the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over the use of card readers for the general election.In a suit filed before the federal high court in Abuja, the party asked the court to restrict INEC from postponing elections in any polling unit as a result of a malfunctioning card reader.INEC had said elections in the [...]

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    INEC: All burnt PVCs in Abia, Plateau will be reprinted before elections

INEC: All burnt PVCs in Abia, Plateau will be reprinted before elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will reprint all the permanent voter cards (PVCs) burnt in its office in Qua’an Pan local government area of Plateau state.It also said it has reprinted all the ones burnt in its office in Isiala Ngwa south local government area in Abia state, and delivered them for collection.The two INEC offices were [...]

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    ‘He’ll get Nigeria working again’ — PDM endorses Atiku

‘He’ll get Nigeria working again’ — PDM endorses Atiku

The Peoples Democratic Movement, a pressure group founded by the late Shehu Musa Yar'Adua, has endorsed Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The group endorsed Atiku as its choice presidential candidate after a meeting which held in Abuja on Thursday."After a careful observation of the socio-economic situation in the country, we have come to the inevitable conclusion [...]

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