Saturday, April 20, 2019

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    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 [...]

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    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, [...]

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    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 [...]

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    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 [...]

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    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 [...]

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    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 [...]

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    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 [...]

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    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 [...]

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    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 — [...]

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    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 [...]

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    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 [...]

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    Like senate, house of reps adjourns till after presidential poll

Like senate, house of reps adjourns till after presidential poll

The house of representatives has adjourned proceedings till February 19.The house adjourned after its plenary on Tuesday, which was presided over by Yakubu Dogara, the speaker.The senate had earlier adjourned till the same date.This means the lawmakers will be resuming three days after the presidential and national assembly elections scheduled to hold on February 16.Before adjourning, the lower legislative chamber [...]

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    INFOGRAPHICS: Despite ‘Not Too Young To Run’ law, only 27 percent house of reps candidates are youth

INFOGRAPHICS: Despite ‘Not Too Young To Run’ law, only 27 percent house of reps candidates are youth

There is still a low level of youth participation in Nigeria’s politics despite the introduction of Not Too Young to Run law. The law, signed in 2018 by President Muhammadu Buhari, reduced the age qualification for the office of the president from 40 years to 30 years; age for the office of house of representatives from 30 years to 25 years; [...]

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    Ohanaeze endorses Atiku for president — after Buhari’s visit to south-east

Ohanaeze endorses Atiku for president — after Buhari’s visit to south-east

Ohanaeze Ndigbo, apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, has endorsed Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as its choice candidate in the coming election.ImeObi Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the organisation's highest organ, announced the decision after its meeting in Enugu on Thursday.In a communique signed by Nnia Nwodo, president general of Ohanaeze, the group cited the choice of Peter Obi [...]

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    INEC rejects Ezekwesili’s withdrawal from presidential race

INEC rejects Ezekwesili’s withdrawal from presidential race

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it is too late for any candidate to withdraw from contesting any position in the upcoming elections.INEC said this while reacting to the withdrawal of Oby Ezekwesili as presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN)Ezekwesili announced her withdrawal on Thursday, saying she wanted to give room for a coalition against candidates of [...]

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    Elections: NOA takes sensitisation campaigns to 774 LGAs

Elections: NOA takes sensitisation campaigns to 774 LGAs

The National Orientation Agency (NOA) has flagged off its nationwide campaign for peaceful elections.Speaking at the flag-off ceremony in Abuja on Monday, Garba Abari, NOA director-general, said the agency is reaching out all 774 local  government areas in the country on the need for a violent free election.The campaign is being organised in partnership with national stakeholders committee on peaceful general [...]

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