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Election: Police deploy 5,000 personnel in Plateau

Ahead of the forthcoming Presidential and National Assembly elections, the Police Command, Plateau says it has deployed 5, 000 personnel to ensure law and order during the two elections.
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Adams Oshiomhole: APC will win, free and fair

Mr Adams Oshiomole, the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman, has assured that the party would win the forthcoming general election in a free, fair, and transparent manner.

Federal government tells US not to ‘cross the line’ into election interference

With less tha a week to the February 16 Presidential and National Assembly polls, the Federal Government has told the United States (US) not to cross the line as far as the elections are concerned.
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 2019-6

Traffic gridlock hits Ilorin ahead of President Buhari’s visit

There is traffic gridlock on major roads in Ilorin, capital of Kwara state, ahead of the arrival of President Muhammadu Buhari, for the All Progressives Congress presidential campaign.

General Buratai denies meeting with President Buhari, INEC over rigging

Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Yusuf Buratai, has denied meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari and officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over alleged plans to rig the presidential election slated for Saturday.

INEC: 5,987 PVCs, 297 ballot boxes, others destroyed in Plateau inferno

Imahiyereobo said that a management team of the commission, led by the Administrative Secretary, Mr. Gbadamasi Rasheed, went to the scene of the fire outbreak to have an on-the-spot assessment of the incident, adding that the new state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Isaac Akinmoyede, was also on ground on Sunday morning to assess the situation.

INEC gives parties deadline to file polling agents details

The Independent National Electoral Commission has directed all political parties participating in the forthcoming general elections to complete the processes for the submission of their polling agents’ names by February 11.

UP faults IPOB for fixing Biafra’s referendum on election day

The acting National Chairman of United Patriots, Chukwudi Ezeobika, has faulted the call by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, to hold a referendum on the sovereign State of Biafra on February 16, a day set aside by the Independent National Electoral Commission for presidential and National Assembly elections.
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INEC: We’ll shock vote buyers on election day

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has adopted fresh strategies to check vote buying during the forthcoming general elections.

Governor Gaidam cautions military on partisan politics

Gov. Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe on Wednesday advised military personnel in the state to stay away from partisan politics and the electioneering process.
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AIG: Policemen must be committed to duty

The Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 7, Mr Godwin Nwobodo, has called on police personnel in Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command to be committed to duty.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that the Federal Government’s fight against corruption is on course and that all monies returned to government by those who looted public treasury will be judiciously utilised to develop the country.

VP Osinbajo: Returned looted funds will be used for development

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that the Federal Government’s fight against corruption is on course and that all monies returned to government by those who looted public treasury will be judiciously utilised to develop the country.

Official: INEC to engage 19, 028 adhoc staff for polls in Akwa Ibom

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Akwa Ibom, said it planned to use 19, 028 ad hoc staff for the conduct of the Presidential and National Assembly elections in the state.
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Senator Ndoma-Egba In 2 years, NDDC has rehabilitated 90% of roads in Cross River

Chairman of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Sen. Victor Ndoma-Egba, has said that 90 per cent of roads rehabilitated in Cross River between 2016-2018 were carried out by the commission.
The Democratic Republic of Congo government says it has cut the country’s internet services to avert a “popular uprising” as tensions rise pending the results of fractious presidential elections.

US cautions DR Congo against manipulating election results

The United States has called on the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) Electoral Commission to release accurate results of Sunday’s general election in the country, warning against manipulation.

2019: Jeremiah Useni denies working against Atiku Abubakar

The gubernatorial candidate of the main opposition PDP in Plateau State, Senator Jeremiah Useni, has denied rumour making rounds that he is not working for the victory of the party’s presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, describing it as “baseless, malicious and false – all aimed at dividing the party”.

Ayodele Fayose: APC, federal government behind Zamfara killings

The former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has alleged that the Nigerian government plotted the killings in Zamfara State in a bid to suspend general election from holding in the state in 2019.

Ayodele Fayose: Federal government planning emergency rule in Zamfara

The immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has accused the Federal government of plotting to hide under the killings in Zamfara State by armed bandits to impose emergency rule on the state, warning “the All Progressives Congress (APC) led administration not to hide under its own failure to secure the lives of Nigerians to achieve its selfish partisan agenda.”

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