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Harriett Baldwin

UK: Free, fair Nigerian elections will benefit Africa, the world

Few hours before the cancellation of Presidential and National Assembly elections scheduled for today, the British Government issued a statement saying it was important for the polls to be free and fair, “as this would benefit Africa and the world.”
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Nigeria delays election until February 23 over ‘challenges’

Nigeria's electoral commission delayed the presidential election until February 23, making the announcement a mere five hours before polls were set to open on Saturday. It cited unspecified "challenges" amid reports that voting materials had not been delivered to all parts of the country.

INEC shifts elections by one week

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed the 2019 general elections.
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President Buhari: Nobody would unseat me

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday vowed that nobody will unseat him after Saturday’s presidential election in the country.

187 ex-Boko Haram fighters surrender arms in Cameroon

Nearly 200 Cameroonians who were members of Nigeria's Boko Haram jihadist group have returned home and surrendered to the authorities after breaking with the organisation, the government said on Thursday.

Boko Haram escapee recounts ordeal, seeks help

His lachrymose mien says it all. A trader of Igbo extraction who had spent several years in the northern part of the country with a long spell of blossoming era, the story to tell these days is how he is straddling in the valley of life, away from the mountain.
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Adams Oshiomhole: Muhammadu Buhari not sit-tight President

The National Chairman, All Progressives Congress, Adam Oshiomhole, says President Muhammadu Buhari is not a sit-tight President.

Governor Shettima: Attack by Boko Haram planned to attract media attention

The Borno State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, has said the attack on his convoy by Boko Haram was planned by the terrorist group to attract local and international media attention and sustain its propaganda strategy.

ISIS claims responsibility for attack on Governor Shettma’s convoy

Islamic State on Wednesday claimed responsibility for an attack on the convoy of the Borno State, Kashim Shettma, who was headed to a rally in northeastern Nigeria ahead of Saturday’s presidential election.

Borno government confirms 3 killed in Boko Haram attack on Governor Shettima’s motorcade

The Borno Government on Thursday confirmed that three persons were killed in an attack by Boko Haram insurgents on Gov. Kashim Shettima’s convoy on Maiduguri-Gamboru Road.

Governor Shettima condoles victims of Boko Haram attack on convoy

Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima has condoled with the families of those killed during the ambush on his convoy in the central part of the state Tuesday evening.
At least 30 Nigerian soldiers have been killed in a gun battle with Boko Haram fighters who overran a military base in the country's northeast, according to military sources.

Official: Troops kill 11 insurgents, recover ammunition in Adamawa

The Nigerian Army on Wednesday said its troops killed 11 Boko Haram members in a fresh attack coordinated by the insurgents at Madagali town, Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa.

Suspected Boko Haram militants attack Governor Shettima’s convoy, at least 3 die

Suspected Islamist militants attacked the convoy of a state governor in northeastern Nigeria on his way to a rally ahead of a presidential election, killing at least three people, official sources said on Wednesday.
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FAO holds forum on livestock, diary production in North East

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Tuesday organized a one-day stakeholders forum for livestock farmers in the northeast, to accelerate milk and dairy production.
President Muhammadu Buhari says since 1978 when he was named the minister of petroleum till date, he has not lost interest in the oil sector.

President Buhari: We’ll recover all monies wasted on power by previous government

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday vowed to track and recover all funds allegedly misappropriated by previous governments in the power sector without commensurate results.

Igbo Forum: Ignore Nnamdi Kanu’s election boycott order

Pan-Igbo, non-partisan organisation, Imeobi Igbo Forum, has urged Ndigbo to ignore the call by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, to boycott the next Saturday’s election in the South East and parts of South-South geopolitical zones.

FAO to boost Nigeria’s livestock, dairy industry

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations has indicated interest to boost Nigeria’s livestock and diary industry.
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Islamic militants’ deadly resurgence threatens Nigeria polls

Nigeria's government acknowledges there has been a resurgence of violence by Islamic extremists in the country's troubled northeast region in the weeks before the country's upcoming national elections on Saturday.

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Election postponement: We are shocked – Ohanaeze

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has described the postponement of the Feb. 16 presidential and National Assembly elections as a `rude shock’.

INEC: 587,440 voters cards yet to be collected in Kano

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Kano State, has said 587,440 Permanent Voters Cards, PVCs were yet to be collected in the state.
Harriett Baldwin

UK: Free, fair Nigerian elections will benefit Africa, the world

Few hours before the cancellation of Presidential and National Assembly elections scheduled for today, the British Government issued a statement saying it was important for the polls to be free and fair, “as this would benefit Africa and the world.”

Election: 15 PDP chairmen dump party for ruling APC

Fifteen ward chairmen of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Maiduguri Metropolitan Council of Borno State on Friday afternoon defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.

NEPAD: 3,450 benefit from grassroots initiative

The National Coordinator of New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), Princess Gloria Akobundu, has said that over 3,450 women and youths in have benefited from the federal government’s Grassroots Support Initiative in Imo State.