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The staggering election burden

In 1999, the Independent National electoral Commission, under Justice Ephraim Akpata, spent over 32billion naira to conduct the 1999 general elections. At that time there was no National Assembly. The approving authority then was the 33 man Provisional Ruling Council headed by General Abdusalam Abubakar, GCFR.

Civil society knocks Nasir el-Rufai on Muslim-Muslim ticket

Two civil society organisations, Campaign for Democracy and Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, have condemned Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State for approving Muslim-Muslim ticket as governorship candidates/running mate of the All Progressives Congress for the state.
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Cleric: Use PVCs, not prayers to elect good leaders

Mr Akeem Idoniboye, Lead Pastor, Glorious Destiny Family Church, has advised Nigerians to fully participate in the 2019 polls, vote in servant-leaders and not only pray for good leaders to emerge.

Dana Air: CPC demands responsive action for passengers

The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) has directed Dana Airline to provide necessary logistics support to affected passengers on its Airlines Flight 9J0363, which veered off the runway in Port Harcourt on Tuesday.

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JAMB: Man registers UTME 64 times to ‘ghost-write’ for 64 candidates

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board says it has caught someone it described as a “notorious cheat” who had registered for the UTME 64 times, with the intention of writing the examination for 64 candidates.

Police foil pro-Dasuki protest in Sokoto

Police have foiled a planned procession to demand the release of former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) in Sokoto state.
Oil tankers pass through the Strait of Hormuz, December 21, 2018. REUTERS-Hamad I Mohammed

Any move by Iran to close Strait of Hormuz unacceptable – US official

Any move by Iran to close the strategic Strait of Hormuz in response to the United States ending oil waivers for purchases of Iranian oil would be unjustified and unacceptable, a senior administration official said on Monday.
Gas flares from an oil production platform at the Soroush oil fields in the Gulf, south of the capital Tehran [Raheb Homavandi-Reuters]

Iran denounces ‘illegal’ US sanctions as oil waivers end

Iran denounced US sanctions on its oil sector as "illegal" on Monday after the United States announced it will no longer grant sanctions exemptions to Iran's oil customers.

Court to hear alleged N2.8 million fraud case against Nnewi United chairman

The Federal High Court sitting in Awka will on May 30, 2019, begin hearing on the case of obtaining by false pretence involving the manager of Nnewi United football club of Nnewi, Mr. Olisa Onuchukwu.