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Polls have opened in Ukraine's presidential runoff vote between anti-establishment political novice Volodymyr Zelensky and incumbent President Petro Poroshenko.

Polls open in Ukraine’s presidential runoff vote

Polls have opened in Ukraine's presidential runoff vote between anti-establishment political novice Volodymyr Zelensky and incumbent President Petro Poroshenko.
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Election: Court adjourns suit seeking President Buhari, Atiku Abubakar’s disqualification till March 26

Justice Ahmed Mohammed on Tuesday adjourned hearing in a suit seeking the disqualification of President Muhammadu Buhari and the first runner up in the just concluded presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, over their alleged violation of the Electoral Act till March 26.
The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Friday attended the funeral service of late Pastor Oluwayemisi Adeloye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).

National peace committee meet VP Osinbajo at Aso Villa

Led by the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, and former Head of State, Gen. Abdusalami Abubakar, the NPC met with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo behind closed doors.

INEC extends polling by lost hours

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has extended voting time by number of lost hours at polling units that experienced delay in the commencement of polls across the country.
President Buhari attends APC Caucus Meeting at the APC Headquarters in Abuja on 18th Feb 2019-4

Election: Twelve presidential candidates back President Buhari

Twelve presidential candidates in Saturday’s election on Thursday expressed their support for President Muhammadu Buhari.

Election: INEC not under pressure – REC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it is not under any pressure from any quarter as far as preparation for Saturday’s election in Adamawa State is concerned.
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.
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Rupiah Banda: Nigeria’s presidential candidates almost size of Zambian parliament

A former President of Zambia, Rupia Banda, has expressed shock at the number of candidates for Saturday’s Presidential election in Nigeria, saying the figure of 73 candidates nears the total number of the Zambian Parliament.
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 visits the Train the Trainer Course organised by the Election Planning and Monitoring directorate of the APC Presidential Campaign Council in Abuja on 28th Jan 2019-4

Niger Delta militants endorse President Buhari

Militants and ex-militants in the Niger Delta region have endorsed the re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari.
FILE PHOTO - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is seen in Algiers, Algeria April 9, 2018. REUTERS-Ramzi Boudina-File Photo

Algeria ruling coalition backs 81-year old Abdelaziz Bouteflika for fifth term

Algeria's ruling coalition named President Abdelaziz Bouteflika as its candidate for elections slated for April, although the ailing incumbent has yet to officially confirm he will run.
Wole Soyinka

Wole Soyinka: I won’t support President Buhari or Atiku Abubakar

Wole Soyinka, foremost playwright, says he will not support presidential candidates of either of the two major parties.
A former vice-president and People’s Democratic Party presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has described the ruling All Progressives Congress as an evil party that is determined to sink Nigeria.

Election: Atiku Abubakar’s endorsement splits Ohaneze Ndigbo

Chieftains of Ohaneze Ndigbo are split over the purported endorsement of the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, by the organisation.

CAN says will not endorse any presidential candidate

The Christian Association of Nigeria will not endorse any presidential candidate in the forthcoming election, President of the group, Rev. Samson Ayokunle, has said.
Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says Senate President Bukola Saraki slowed down the progress of the All Progressives Congress (APC)

Federal government accuses opposition of plotting election violence

Nigeria's government on Monday warned about an increase in violence before next month's elections, accusing the main opposition of trying to foment unrest to jeopardise the vote.
Three Presidential Candidates, Oby Ezekwesili of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Fela Durotoye of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN) and Kingsley Moghalu of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) on Saturday clashed on the economy in the televised debate held at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.

Presidential candidates endorse ‘vote not fight’ campaign

Three Presidential Candidates, Dr Obiageli Ezekwesili, Fela Durotoye and Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, have pledged their commitment towards making the forthcoming general election violence-free.
President Muhammadu Buhari says since 1978 when he was named the minister of petroleum till date, he has not lost interest in the oil sector.

SERAP: President Buhari, Atiku Abubakar, others should scrap security votes, immunity

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to major presidential candidates for Nigeria’s February 16 election urging them to “publicly commit to revolutionary and innovative anti-corruption reforms in five key areas, such as security votes, power sector corruption, judicial corruption and removal of immunity for presidents, vice-presidents, state governors and deputy state governors.”
Three Presidential Candidates, Oby Ezekwesili of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Fela Durotoye of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN) and Kingsley Moghalu of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) on Saturday clashed on the economy in the televised debate held at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.

Oby Ezekwesili, Fela Durotoye, Kingsley Moghalu reel out economic plans for Nigeria

Three Presidential Candidates, Oby Ezekwesili of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Fela Durotoye of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN) and Kingsley Moghalu of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) on Saturday clashed on the economy in the televised debate held at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.

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