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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Yemi Osinbajo flays politicians promoting discord, disunity

The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) Saturday flayed some politicians who had been fanning an ember of discord with intents to cause division in the country, noting that the country cannot grow in an atmosphere of conflict and disunity.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday appointed his wife, Aisha, and the wife of the Vice-President, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo, to serve on the Presidential Advisory Committee on the Elimination of Drug Abuse in the country.

Sinatu Ojikutu: Corrupt forces against Muhammadu Buhari

A former Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Alhaja Sinatu Ojikutu, on Saturday said President Muhammadu Buhari had demonstrated high level of integrity in piloting the affairs of the country.

Primate tells clerics to stay away from politic

Primate of Nigeria’s Anglican Communion, Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh, has urged clerics across the country to maintain political neutrality on the pulpit.

2019: Walter Onnoghen orders appointment of fresh judges to handle election cases

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen, on Thursday, said he has directed that new Judges and Justices should be appointed to handle disputes that will arise from the 2019 general elections.

Resident doctors ask Nigerian politicians to seek medical help at home

The National Association of Resident Doctors in Nigeria (NARD) has blamed the high rate of medical tourism in the country on the political elite.

2019: Tanko Yakasai tacitly endorses Abubakar Atiku for president

A founding member of Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) and elder statesman, Tanko Yakasai, has tacitly endorsed the candidature of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and his running mate, Mr Peter Obi, ahead of 2091 presidential election.
Israeli-American actress Natalie Portman [Mario Anzuoni-Reuters]

Natalie Portman slams Israel’s ‘racist’ nation-state law

Actress Natalie Portman has labelled Israel's Nation-state law as "racist" in an interview she gave to Arabic newspaper Al Quds Al-Arabi.

Where’s the devil in the electoral bill?

Exaggeration is the most common strain of fever at election period. Politicians make voters – and the general public – believe that the world might end on ballot day, when in fact what they are playing for is their own survival.

2019: UNILAG ASUU chairman tasks politicians

Dr Dele Ashiru, the Chairman Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Lagos chapter, on Wednesday, urged politicians contesting the 2019 elections to desist from any act that would cause chaos in a bid to win.
President Buhari participates at Signing of Peace Agreement and Memorandum of Understanding by Presidential Candidates and Party Chairmen in Abuja on 11th Dec 2018-3

KEDCO’s Jamilu Gwamna lauds Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-graft war

Managing Director of Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO), Dr. Jamilu Isyaku Gwamna, has lauded the present administration on its relentless fight against corruption in Nigeria and its reforms in the power sector.
Peter Odili, former Governor of Rivers State

CSOs accuse Peter Odili of using judiciary to thwart justice

Representatives of civil society in the country have described as ‘abuse of judiciary, and the desecration of the nation’s institutions, the non-prosecution of a former governor of Rivers State, Peter Odili, alleging that the judiciary was being used to thwart the course of justice in the land.

Former Jigawa governor, ex-commissioners dump PDP for APC

A former governor of Jigawa State, Ali Sa’adu, was among opposition politicians who defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday.

Peter Obi calls for joint fight against corruption

The vice presidential candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Peter Obi, has urged Nigerians to join forces in the fight against corruption in the country.

2019: CAN meets Muhammadu Buhari, Atiku Abubakar, others warns desperate politicians

The Christian Association of Nigeria has advised Nigerians against voting for any desperate presidential candidate in 2019.

EU court rules UK can cancel Brexit decision

European Court of Justice rules the United Kingdom can cancel Brexit without the permission of the other 27 EU members
Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN)

Electoral Act: UPN backs Muhammadu Buhari on accent withdrawal

The Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) backs President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to withhold his accent to the amended Electoral Act passed by the National Assembly
Peru has been jolted by the Odebrecht corruption scandal, which has toppled some of Latin America's highest-ranking politicians [Martin Mejia-AP Photo]

Peruvians to vote in referendum on fighting corruption

Peruvians vote in a referendum aimed at curbing corruption as the South American nation tries to put an end to the scourge that has landed many past and present leaders behind bars

Bayelsa government to punish perpetrators of 2015 electoral violence

Bayelsa State Executive Council has vowed to ensure that sponsors and perpetrators of electoral violence in the state are made to face the full weight of the law.

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2019: INEC chairman tasks celebrities on voter education

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has called on Nigerian celebrities to utilise their platforms to promote voter education, youth inclusion and non-violent participation in the 2019 elections.