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Election: PDP urges military to disobey presidential order on ballot box snatching

The presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, and PDP national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, have urged the military and other security agencies to disobey the presidential order asking them to deal ruthlessly with would-be ballot box snatchers.
President Buhari attends APC Caucus Meeting at the APC Headquarters in Abuja on 18th Feb 2019-4

Activist: President Buhari remains common man’s best choice

A renowned historian and social political activist, Mr Edward Nikagbatse-Oki, has described President Muhammadu Buhari as the candidate of the masses, urging voters not to be deceived by the campaign gimmicks of some self seeking leaders.
President Buhari attends APC Caucus Meeting at the APC Headquarters in Abuja on 18th Feb 2019-5

Presidency defends President Buhari’s threat to ballot snatchers

The Nigerian government Tuesday said President Muhammadu Buhari’s threat to ballot papers snatchers should be “seen as a strong message against the long history of savagery associated with elections in the country.”
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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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APC campaign council tasks CSOs, observers on elections

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council Directorate of Contact and Mobilisation has charged Civil Society Organisations (CSO) and Election Observers to ensure effective monitoring of the electoral process ahead of the rescheduled elections.

INEC accredits CODER to monitor 2019 elections

The Coalition of Democrats for Electoral Reform (CODER) has been granted accreditation by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to monitor the 2019 Presidential, National Assembly, Governorship and State Assembly elections.
President Buhari attends APC Caucus Meeting at the APC Headquarters in Abuja on 18th Feb 2019-4

Presidency: PDP jittery over President Buhari’s directive on ballot box snatching

The Presidency on Tuesday said the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is jittery over the directive by President Muhammadu Buhari to security agencies to deal ruthlessly with anybody that attempts to snatch ballot box during the rescheduled elections.

Kajuru killings: We lost more than 66 members – Fulani group

The number of Fulani killed during recent crisis that broke out in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State was more than 66, the Secretary-General of Gan Allah Fulani Development Association of Nigeria (GAFDAN), Dr. Ibrahim Abdullahi has said.

APC: We are ready for Saturday elections

The APC Presidential Campaign Council has said that only the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) can say whether the rescheduled Presidential election will go ahead as scheduled, saying the APC were ready for the election.

INEC reconfigures 5,823 cards readers in Delta

Ahead of Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has commenced the re-configuration of 5,823 Smart Card Readers (SCR) in Delta State.

Adamawa REC: We are not under anyone’s influence

The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Adamawa State, Barrister Kassim Gaidam, has refuted a news report that he rejected offer of bribe to the tune of $1m and a house in Dubai from the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
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CSOs urge federal government not to stagger the elections

A coalition of civil society groups in Rivers State has called on the Federal Government and the Independent National Electoral Commission not to consider staggering the rescheduled elections.
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TMG warns politicians to be mindful of allegations against INEC

A civil rights organisation, Transition Monitoring Group, expressed fears over the conduct of political parties towards officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, with a demand that they should “desist from heating up the polity ahead of the elections rescheduled for February 23, 2019.”
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Ghana deports 723 Nigerians in one year

Ambassador Olufemi Abikoye, Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, said during a meeting with the Comptroller-General of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) Kwame Asuah Takyi, in Accra, that 723 Nigerians have been deported from January 2018 to date.

Adebayo Shittu: Adams Oshiomhole has no moral right to attack INEC chairman

Adams Oshiomhole is a terrible electoral umpire and has no moral pedigree to call for the resignation of the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), a minister has said.

Boko Haram: 35,000 flee Nigeria for Cameroon

No fewer than 35,000 Nigerians have fled to Cameroon to become refugees in recent weeks following the escalation of the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East, Médecins Sans Frontières has claimed.

INEC: The election postponement challenge

Ordinarily, the postponement by a week of Nigeria’s 2019 general election should not have generated as much outrage as it has done, but the protest that the postponement has attracted is positive proof of the fact that the Nigerian electorate do not trust the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Elections: Cleric predicts brighter future for Nigeria

A clergyman, Rev.-Fr. Emmanuel Obimma, the Spiritual Director of Holy Ghost Adoration Ministry, Uke in Anambra, has predicted a brighter future for Nigeria, ahead of the general elections.

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Election: PDP urges military to disobey presidential order on ballot box snatching

The presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, and PDP national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, have urged the military and other security agencies to disobey the presidential order asking them to deal ruthlessly with would-be ballot box snatchers.

NAF arrests 10 armed bandits, recovers 57 livestock

The 453 Base Service Group, Nigerian Air Force, Kaduna, on Tuesday said it had arrested 10 suspected thugs and bandits and recovered 57 livestock.

Senator Lokpobiri: Governor Dickson of recruiting militants to destabilise elections

Sen. Heineken Lokobiri, Minister of State for Agriculture, has dismissed accusations of instigating violence in Bayelsa leveled against him and other APC chieftains in the state by Gov. Seriake Dickson.
South African 800 meters Olympic champion Caster Semenya arrives for a landmark hearing at the Court of Arbitration (CAS) in Lausanne on February 18, 2019. – Semenya will challenge a proposed rule by the International Athletics Federation (IAAF) aiming to restrict testosterone levels in female runners. (Photo by Harold CUNNINGHAM / AFP)

Caster Semenya unleashes team of professors to battle IAAF, CAS

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Olamiju Alao-Akala suspended as Ogbomoso council chairman

The Chairman of Ogbomoso North Local Government Area of Oyo State, Hon. Olamiju Alao-Akala, has been suspended from office.