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Kwara street children to benefit from educational NGO’s reception centre

A group, the Home and Street Kids Welfare Initiative (HSKi), said on Monday that no fewer than 50 children would benefit from its educational initiative, aimed at removing children from the streets in Kwara.

Police: One killed as gunmen abduct Lebanese worker in Kano

Unidentified gunmen abducted a Lebanese construction engineer in the northern Nigerian city of Kano on Tuesday, in an attack that left one dead, police and witnesses said.
Soldiers block with truck and armoured tank the road leading to the state headquarters of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on March 10, 2019. – Fears has gripped residents of oil-rich Port Harcourt city in Niger delta region as state headquarters of Independent National Electoral Commission has been condoned off by dozens of fierce looking soldiers, anti-riots policemen and other complementary security agents who are jointly patrolling the city ahead of the much awaited results of the just concluded governorship and state assembly elections. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

Rivers elections: Army, Air Force, Police have taken over our office – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission has accused the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Air Force of allowing its personnel to take over its office in Rivers State.
Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu addressing newsmen shortly after cating his vote in a polling unit at Alausa, Ikeja earlier today. Photo by Ayo Efunla

Elections: We’ll win because we’re the only party in Lagos – Asiwaju Tinubu

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has said that his party will clear the polls because it is “the only party” in Lagos State.
Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu addressing newsmen shortly after cating his vote in a polling unit at Alausa, Ikeja earlier today. Photo by Ayo Efunla

Asiwaju Tinubu: Okota violence on February 23 upset me

The All Progressive Congress (APC) National Leader, Bola Tinubu, has said that the violence that erupted during the Feb. 23 Presidential and National Assembly elections upset him.
President Buhari receives in Courtesy Visit Labour Leadership led by President of Nigeria Labour Congress Ayuba Wabba in State House on 7th Mar 2019-3

NNPP chairman salutes President Buhari on re-election

The New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP) has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari for emerging victorious in the recently held Presidential election.
President Buhari receives in Congratulatory Visit Members of the Traditional Rulers Council in State House on 5th Mar 2019-5

President Buhari urges traditional rulers to support fight against criminality

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday welcomed traditional rulers in the country to the “Next Level”, urging them to be prepared to play a crucial role in the prevention and detection of criminal activities in their domains.
Polling station workers count the votes at Kaduna Capital School in Kaduna on February 23, 2019. Nigeria began counting votes in presidential elections, even as many people had yet to even cast their ballot because of delays in the opening of polling units and problems with staffing and technology. Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) last week announced a one-week delay to the election, just hours before it was due to get under way. The presidential contest will see incumbent Muhammadu Buhari (APC) seek to win a second four-year term against former vice president Atiku Abubakar (PDP). CRISTINA ALDEHUELA / AFP

Nigerians await winner of presidential vote after polling problems

Nigeria on Sunday awaited results from its presidential election as civil society groups warned that disorganisation and violence may have undermined the polls.

Eliot Uko: President Buhari won’t escape ‘retirement’ verdict of voters

Despite fears and insinuations that the shift of presidential and the National Assembly polls would benefit President Muhammadu Buhari and his ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), the Igbo Youth Movement (IYM) has disagreed, saying that the president’s certain fate had been sealed already as he would be “retired” at the polls.
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VP Osinbajo: Propaganda, lies against President Buhari absurd

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has described as absurd, the lies, propaganda and accusations against President Muhammadu Buhari.
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Nigeria’s opposition urges military to stay away from election

Nigeria's top opposition candidate urged the military not to be involved in the upcoming presidential election, saying the army "has no role to play in the conduct" of the poll.
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Election: INEC allays fears of insecurity in Adamawa

Mr Kassim Gaidam, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Adamawa, on Tuesday, allayed the fears of the people over insecurity, stressing that the forthcoming elections in the state would be peaceful.
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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.
President Buhari inaugurates APC Women and Youth Campaign Team at the State House on 3rd Dec 2019-5

President Buhari: This is my last contest

President Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, in Saturday’s election has said, this will be the last time he would be contesting for elections.
President Muhammadu Buhari addressed crowds of supporters in his home state of Katsina in the northwest, while his main challenger, Atiku Abubakar, held his last rally in his native Adamawa, in the northeast.

Last day of campaigning in Nigeria before polling

Nigeria’s presidential candidates wrapped up their election campaigns on Thursday, making a final pitch to voters before Africa’s most populous country heads to the polls.

Kolapo Olusola: APC, President Buhari has nothing to offer Ekiti

Immediate past deputy governor of Ekiti State and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in the last Ekiti governorship election, Prof. Kolapo Olubunmi Olusola, has implored Ekiti people and people resident in the state to come out enmasse, on Saturday, to vote for Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and all the PDP national assembly candidates.
As Port Harcourt play host to 13 presidential aspirants and their supporters for primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party, Gov. Nyesom Wike has assured all delegates of a memorable stay.

Governor Wike urges Christians to pray for peaceful elections

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike called on Christians to troop out and vote during the forthcoming elections because their votes will make the difference.
FILE PHOTO- Nigerian Senate President Bukola Saraki arrives for a news conference at the National Assembly in Abuja, Aug. 8, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

Senator Saraki urges Nigerians to come out and vote on Saturday

President of the Senate and Director General of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Council, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has called on Nigerians who have collected their Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC) across the nation to ensure that they come out to vote in massive numbers on February 16, 2019.

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