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Aminu Bello Masari

Official: Kaduna spent N30 million on amnesty for bandits

The Katsina State Government said on Monday that it had spent about N30 million on amnesty programme for repentant bandits and cattle rustlers in the state before the programme collapsed.
Social Democratic Party (SDP)

Kogi guber: SDP opts out of peace accord after ‘attack’ on candidate

Ahead of Saturday’s governorship election in Kogi state, the Social Democratic Party SDP has declined to assent to the Peace Accord being spearheaded by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, following the reported attack on its candidate, Barr. Natasha Akpoti at the venue of the event in Lokoja, the state capital.

Bayelsa guber: It’s mandatory to use smart card readers – INEC

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has said it is mandatory to deploy smart card readers in the prosecution of the November 16 governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi states.
A woman signs a book of condolence after a vigil at Belfast City Hall in memory of Lyra McKee. Liam McBurney-PA

Police arrest two over murder of journalist

Two men have been arrested in connection with the killing of Northern Irish journalist Lyra McKee during a riot in Londonderry on Thursday, police said, as politicians in the divided British region united to condemn the attack.
W. Stuart Symington, United States Ambassador to Nigeria

Elections: Tell your supporters not to cause violence over polls results – US tells...

The United States Embassy in Nigeria has told candidates of Saturday’s elections to urge their supporters not to cause violence as results are being announced.

US envoy congratulates Nigerians on elections, urges respect for peace accord

The United States Ambassador in Nigeria, W. Stuart Symington, on Monday congratulated Nigerians on the presidential and National Assembly elections held last Saturday across the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded Nigerians for curbing excessive taste for foreign products, which has positioned the country for food self-sufficiency, and resulted into savings of over $21 billion.

Full text of President Buhari’s election broadcast

On Saturday, February 16, 2019, you will, once again, be called upon to choose the leaders who will pilot the affairs of our great nation for the next four years. This is a constitutional right which should be freely exercised by all eligible voters.
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.

President Buhari thanks Bill Clinton for being Nigeria’s friend

President Muhammadu Buhari has appreciated former President of the United States, Bill Clinton, for his continuous support for Nigeria and the growth of her democracy.
Mike Pompeo

Elections: US asks INEC to resist intimidation, pressure

The United States has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to resist external “pressure and intimidation” in the upcoming general elections scheduled for February 16 and March 2.

Governor El-Rufai defends ‘body bag’ statement

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, said he has no regrets over his comments on foreigners who may want to interfere in the internal electoral affairs of Nigeria and his reference to ‘body bags.’

Governorship candidates sign peace accord in Plateau

Governorship candidates in Plateau on Thursday signed a peace accord toward ensuring peaceful conduct before, during and after the 2019 elections in the state.

Elections: APC, PDP disagree on signing of peace accord

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu State have disagreed over the signing of peace accord for credible election in 2019.

Afenifere: President Buhari encouraging under-age voting

Pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Wednesday said President Muhammadu Buhari is encouraging under-age voting by not signing the Electoral Act passed by the National Assembly into law.

2019: We have no anointed candidate – Arewa CF

The apex northern socio-cultural organisation, the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), yesterday declared that it was not supporting any presidential candidate in the 2019 general election.
Oby Ezekwesili

Oby Ezekwesili signs elections peace accord

Presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, has signed the 2019 General Elections Peace accord.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, is to kick-start his campaign for the 2019 presidential election through an address to Nigerians on Facebook on Monday.

Atiku Abubakar signs elections peace deal

Former vice president and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has finally signed the 2019 General Elections Peace Accord.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, is to kick-start his campaign for the 2019 presidential election through an address to Nigerians on Facebook on Monday.

2019: Atiku Abubakar boycotts Peace Accord as EU pledges to be neutral

The candidate of the major opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections, Atiku Abubakar, on Tuesday boycotted the signing of Peace Accord among all presidential candidates for the elections.

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PPPRA fixes petrol ex-depot price for N138.62

The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) kept the petrol dealers guessing on Tuesday when it approved an ex-depot price of N138.62 per litre for the Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) petrol and kept the pump price to its chest.
Senate Minority Leader, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu from Delta State. on Monday in a motion canvassed for adherence and respect to the concept of separation of powers as enshrined in the laws of Nigeria.

Rep Elumelu: Opposition lawmakers leading anti-corruption investigations

The Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Rep. Ndudi Elumelu (PDP-Delta), says opposition lawmakers in the house have been at the center of unearthing and exposing acts of corruption in the country.
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Zamfara schools to resume August 9

The Zamfara State Government has directed secondary schools in the state to reopen from August 9, to enable exiting students sit for Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE).
The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria, file. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

NSE: Trading sustains positive trend, up by 0.31 per cent

Activities on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) extended a positive trend on Tuesday with key market indices appreciating further by 0.31 per cent.

NUC: 32 universities involved in research to tackle impacts of coronavirus

The Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, says 32 federal, state and private universities across all geopolitical zones are involved in different stages of research toward tackling direct and collateral impacts of COVID-19.