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PDP rejects shift in date of general elections, says it is act of wickedness

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the shift in the dates of the general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), describing it as an `act of wickedness’.

Delta police chief assures peaceful, credible process

In view of the Presidential/National Assembly elections slated for tomorrow, Saturday, 16th February, 2019 and Governorship/State House of Assembly slated for 2nd of March, 2019 across the country, the Commissioner of Police Delta State, Adeleke Adeyinka, has reiterated his commitment to provide adequate security before, during and after the elections to ensure a free, fair and credible process in the State.

President Buhari’s endorsement splits Arewa Consultative Forum

The endorsement of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari, by the Northern socio-cultural group, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), has split the group as some members have kicked against the decision.

PDP kicks over arrest of campaign director

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna State have protested against the recent arrest of its Campaign Director Media Committee of the Isa Ashiru Gubernatorial Campaign Team, Mr Ben Bako, by security operatives for undisclosed charges.
The Wife of Ekiti State Governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, has urged Ekitis to vote en masse for President Muhammadu Buhari in next week’s presidential election in order to save the state from needless sufferings.

Election: Parties in Ekiti embark on house-to-house campaign

Seven days ahead of the 2019 elections, campaigns by political parties in Ekiti State have heightened as politicians now move from house-to-house to seek voters’ support, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

AAU ASUU reiterates commitment to ongoing strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ambrose Alli University (AAU) chapter, Ekpoma, on Monday reiterated that the branch’s participation in the ongoing nationwide strike called by the National Executive Council (NEC) of the union was unshakeable despite the overt pressure the university administration to break the ranks of its members.
Alex Otti

Alex Otti condemns burning of INEC office, blames PDP

Dr Alex Otti, Abia State governorship candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), has condemned the burning down of the Isiala Ngwa South Office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) last Sunday by yet to be identified arsonists.
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: Federal government has marked down 200 judges for persecution

Barely two weeks after the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, was suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari, no fewer than two hundred more judges have been allegedly marked down for intimidation and persecution, according to Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike.
Isa Ashiru Kudan

Isa Ashiru warns supporters against intimidation, ballot snatching

Ahead of the forthcoming elections in Kaduna State, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Hon. Isa Ashiru, yesterday urged his supporters not to succumb to any form of intimidation.
Magnus Abe

NDDC Board dissolution: Senator Abe blames Rotimi Amaechi for Derek Mene’s sack

The Senator representing Rivers South-East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Abe, has insisted that the struggle to enthrone equal rights and justice among members of the APC in Rivers State will continue no matter the threat and intimidation.
President Muhammadu Buhari has told supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi state not to vote for any candidate from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the general elections.-18

PDP accuses President Buhari of confessing to electoral robbery in Osun

The Osun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says a statement on Saturday by President Muhammadu Buhari confirmed that he took part in an alleged electoral robbery in the state on September 27, 2018.

Lai Mohammed: Bukola Saraki rattled by mass movement against PDP

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says the Senate President, Bukola Saraki is rattled by mass movement against the Peoples Democratic Party and his overdue hegemony in Kwara.

Paul Ekpo: PDP will not disrupt opposition rallies in Akwa Ibom

The ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Akwa Ibom has assured that the party would not send anybody or its agents to disrupt rallies of other political parties in the state.
R. Kelly

Sony Music drops R. Kelly over alleged sexual abuse

Popular American multiple Grammy Award Winner, Robert Sylvester Kelly, also known as R. Kelly, has been dropped by his Record Label, Sony Music.
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Zimbabwe again forces ‘total internet shutdown’ amid unrest

Zimbabwe's government has again forced a "total internet shutdown," a media group says, after a days-long violent crackdown on people protesting dramatic fuel price increases.

Eze Madumere: Oppression’ll end in Imo after polls

Imo State Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere, has assured the citizenry that oppression, intimidation and all anti-people policies will end in the state, after this year’s polls.
Peter Obi

Justice Onnoghen: Intimidation of judiciary capable of breeding anarchy – Peter Obi

Vice-Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi, has decried what he tagged “Intimidation of the Judiciary”, and asking: “Where is Due Process?”
Tony Ojukwu, the Executive Secretary of the National Human Right Commission (NHRC)

NHRC: Presidential panel on SARS receives 103 complaints

The Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Mr Tony Ojukwu, said on Monday that 103 complaints of alleged human rights violations were received by the Presidential Panel on the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

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Troops respond swiftly as Boko Haram hit Maiduguri on election day

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