Sunday, September 22, 2019

Tag "elections"

    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 [...]

1 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    ‘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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    INEC chairman: I won’t share my returning officer role with anyone

INEC chairman: I won’t share my returning officer role with anyone

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has vowed not to share his role as returning officer of the presidential elections with anyone.Yakubu said this on Thursday during an interactive meeting with Catholic Bishops in Abuja.He was speaking in reaction to comments still trailing the appointment of Amina Zakari who is reportedly related to President Muhammadu Buhari [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Partisanship will be a recipe for crisis, Jonathan warns INEC

Partisanship will be a recipe for crisis, Jonathan warns INEC

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has warned the  Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to be partisan in the forthcoming elections.He also asked politicians not to support actions that could instigate violence in the country.The former president said this at the peace conference organised by his foundation in Abuja, on Thursday."If people feel INEC and similar bodies are fair to all, [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Clamping down on IPOB ‘will disrupt peace’ in south-east

Clamping down on IPOB ‘will disrupt peace’ in south-east

Nzuko Umunna, an association of Igbo stakeholders, says clamping down on the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) will disrupt the peace in the south-east.The association said this on Wednesday while reacting to a reported directive from Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, asking soldiers to clamp down on the secessionist group.It quoted Buratai as giving the directive [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Report: Atiku only got ‘temporary waiver’ to enter US

Report: Atiku only got ‘temporary waiver’ to enter US

Lobbyists hired by Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), played a huge role in making him get a temporary waiver to visit the US after a ban which lasted over a decade.In a report, Reuters quoted unnamed US government officials as saying the travel ban was waived temporarily by the US state department after lobbyists mounted a campaign [...]

2 comments Read Full Article
    EXTRA: Even if witches and wizards endorse Atiku, he won’t win, says Femi Adesina

EXTRA: Even if witches and wizards endorse Atiku, he won’t win, says Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), will not win the election even if witches and wizards endorse him.Adesina said this in reaction to the endorsement of Abubakar by five socio-cultural groups in the country.Writing via his Twitter handle on Monday, he said President Muhammadu Buhari's opponents will fail during the elections, no [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Atiku: I’ll triple education budget, end ‘disgraceful’ ASUU strike on day one as president

Atiku: I’ll triple education budget, end ‘disgraceful’ ASUU strike on day one as president

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he will triple the budget for education sector if elected president.Speaking during the Silverbird Man of the Year event on Sunday, Atiku also said he would end the incessant strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) from his first day as president.The Buhari administration allocated 7.04% of [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    No fraud bigger than this, says Keyamo on endorsement of Atiku

No fraud bigger than this, says Keyamo on endorsement of Atiku

The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign council has dismissed the endorsement of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), by some socio-cultural groups.Festus Keyamo, the council spokesman, said the endorsement was engineered and carried out by PDP members and sympathisers.Earlier on Sunday, five top socio-cultural organisations in the country - namely the Pan Niger Delta Forum [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    I’m moved to tears, says Atiku after widespread endorsement

I’m moved to tears, says Atiku after widespread endorsement

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he will promote an inclusive government if elected.Atiku said this on Sunday while reacting to his endorsement by leaders of five top socio-cultural organisations in the country, on Sunday.The organisations, the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF), Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Afenifere and Middle Belt Forum (MBF), said [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Buhari phenomenon sweeping across Africa, says Garba Shehu on visit of Nigerien govs

Buhari phenomenon sweeping across Africa, says Garba Shehu on visit of Nigerien govs

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, has defended the attendance of some governors from Niger Republic to President Muhammadu Buhari's campaign rally in Kano state.In a statement on Saturday, it also chided the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for demanding Buhari's withdrawal from the elections over the incident.Two governors from the country — Issa Moussa of Zinder and Zakiri Umar of Maradi — [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Niger Republic govs in Kano did not violate any law, says INEC

Niger Republic govs in Kano did not violate any law, says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the presence of some governors from Niger Republic ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari's campaign rally in Kano state did not violate any Nigerian law.INEC said this while reacting to comments trailing the visit.Two governors from the country -- Issa Moussa of Zinder and Zakiri Umar of Maradi -- were part of those who [...]

2 comments Read Full Article
    Obasanjo: I’ll do everything possible to save Nigeria’s democracy

Obasanjo: I’ll do everything possible to save Nigeria’s democracy

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says he will do "everything humanly possible" to save Nigeria's democracy.Speaking during the launch of "Politics as Dashed Hopes in Nigeria", written by Auwala Anwar, his former special assistant on federal capital territory administration (FCTA), in Abuja on Thursday, the former president said the world is watching how Nigeria will handle upcoming elections.He also called on [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Exchange Rates

September 16, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS362475413
KANO361474413
PH361475412
ABUJA362476413
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement