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Late arrival of materials, officials delay voting in Kano

Late arrival of election materials at most of the polling centres delayed the commencement of voting in Tarauni and Nasarawa local government areas of Kano state on Saturday.
Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP publicity secretary

PDP: President Buhari, APC arm twisting security agencies, INEC to rig polls

The Peoples Democratic Party has accused President Muhammadu Buhari and his party, the All Progressives Congress, of arm twisting security agencies and the Independent National Electoral Commission to rig Saturday’s polls.

Security unravels opposition’s cash for vote plan

Reports say that security agencies have discovered the plan by opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to deploy $3million (N1.8billion) to each state to induce voters.

Suspected arsonists set five houses on fire in Osun

Suspected arsonists on Sunday night set five houses on fire at Igangan in Atakumosa East Local Government Area of Osun.

66 killed in attacks on 8 Kaduna hamlets

No fewer than 66 people were reportedly killed in eight settlements near Maro Gida village of Kajuru LGA of Kaduna State Thursday night. Among the victims are 22 children and 12 women, while four wounded persons were said to have been rescued by security agents who were alerted on the attacks.
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Election: Security agencies conduct show-of-force in Plateau

Less than 48 hours to the conduct of the Presidential and National Assembly elections, security agencies in Plateau have conducted a show of force in the state.
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APC accuses PDP of importing thugs in Osun

Osun State Chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the main opposition in the state, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of importing people suspected to be political thugs into the state ahead of the Presidential and National Assembly elections coming up on Saturday.
Ikenga Ugochinyere

Justice Onnoghen: CUPP raises alarm over security lock down of NJC

Opposition political parties under the aegis of the Coalition of United Political Parties on Sunday said it had obtained credible intelligence that a combined team of security agents has been approved by the Presidency to cordon off the venue of the National Judicial Council meeting scheduled for Monday as members proceed to consider the answers to the queries issued to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen and Justice Tanko Mohammed.

Kidnappers release Governor Wike’s aide

Dr Anugbum Onuoha, the Special Adviser to Governor Nyesom Wike on Lands and Survey, who was abducted on Friday, January 18, in a hotel on Ada George road in Port Harcourt by armed men dressed in military fatigue has regained his freedom.
Chief Donatus Nwankpa, the Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia

Police watched as I was abducted – Abia APC chief

The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia, Chief Donatus Nwankpa, freed by kidnappers after four days has made a sensational revelation about his ordeal: the indifference by Nigerian policemen who witnessed his kidnap.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Justice Onnoghen: Femi Falana accuses NBA of playing double standard

Human rights lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) on Tuesday accused the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) of playing double standard by taking a position to support the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen.
Omar al-Bashir and Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

Sudan police confront rallies as Bashir blames media

Sudanese police fired tear gas at protestors in Khartoum and its twin city of Omdurman on Sunday, witnesses said, after organisers called for further demonstrations against President Omar al-Bashir's three decades of rule.
President Buhari receives in audience Leadership of People's Democratic Movement in State on 18th Jan 2019-3

It’ll be bloody if President Buhari rigs elections – Niger-Delta militants

Coalition of Niger Delta Agitators (CNDA), the umbrella body of militant groups in the Niger Delta, has vowed to resist any attempt to foist President Muhammadu Buhari on Nigerians.
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ANN promises true democracy, opportunity for all

The presidential candidate of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), Mr. Fela Durotoye, has assured that the party would promote true democracy and give every Nigerian the opportunity to achieve his dreams and aspirations.

Federal government orders military to vacate Daily Trust offices

The Federal Government on Sunday night directed the military authorities to vacate all premises of the Daily Trust Newspapers in Abuja, Maiduguri and Lagos.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 29, 2012, Sudanese veteran journalist and analyst Faisal Mohammed Salih speaks to the AFP during an interview in the capital Khartoum. – The prominent Sudanese journalist, who had been detained for expressing his support for anti-government protests has been freed, he told AFP on January 5. Salih, a recipient of the 2013 Peter Mackler Award for ethical and courageous journalism, had been arrested on Thursday from his office by agents of the country’s powerful National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS). (Photo by Ashraf SHAZLY / AFP)

Sudanese journalist detained for backing protests freed

A prominent Sudanese journalist who had been detained for expressing his support for anti-government protests has been freed, he told AFP on Saturday.

Jimi Agbaje: Abule-Egba pipeline fire regretful

The governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos, Mr Jimi Agbaje, has expressed sadness over Wednesday’s early morning pipeline explosion in Abule-Egba area of the state.

NSCDC personnel beat up two journalists for taking photographs in Lafia

Personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps attached to the Nasarawa State Pensions Bureau in Lafia, have attacked journalists for taking pictures of a document pasted on the board’s notice board.

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Election: Card reader rejects Speaker Dogara’s fingerprint

The Speaker of House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, has lamented that the card reader rejected his finger print when he came out to cast his vote in Saturday’s election.
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Election: Senator Remi Tinubu overwhelmed by high turnout

The senator representing Lagos Central, Mrs Oluremi Tinubu has expressed satisfaction with the large turn or of voters at her polling unit.

Election: Police arrest 10 for attempting to snatch ballot boxes in Abia

The Abia State Police Command have arrested 10 suspected ballot box snatchers in Bende, Abia State.
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Election: Heavy security presence in Abakaliki, conduct stop and search on vehicles

Major roads and streets in Abakaliki, Ebonyi capital on Saturday witnessed heavy presence of Joint security operatives deployed to conduct stop and search on every vehicle operating during the election period.
There was a massive turnout of voters in Ekiti as the accreditation and voting process got underway in Saturday’s governorship election

Election: Impressive turnout in Ekiti

Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Political Affairs, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, has said that the shoot-on-sight order on electoral box snatchers issued by the president has cautioned potential poll riggers in the state and particularly in his area to desist from acts capable of truncating the process.