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Senator Ademola Nurudeen Adeleke

PDP raises alarm over Senator Adeleke’s safety

The national leadership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has raised the alarm, alleging threats to the life of its candidate in the 2018 Osun governorship election, Senator Ademola Adeleke.
Soldiers block with truck and armoured tank the road leading to the state headquarters of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on March 10, 2019. – Fears has gripped residents of oil-rich Port Harcourt city in Niger delta region as state headquarters of Independent National Electoral Commission has been condoned off by dozens of fierce looking soldiers, anti-riots policemen and other complementary security agents who are jointly patrolling the city ahead of the much awaited results of the just concluded governorship and state assembly elections. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

EU, other foreign observers condemn military’s involvement in elections

“INEC did not provide sufficient information on these cancelations, the specific reasons for them, and the precise local government areas affected. This undermines public confidence in the process.”
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar’s son-in-law released by EFCC

Babalele Abdullahi, an associate of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been released by the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Elections: INEC says staff were abducted, raped

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said some of its staff were abducted and raped during the last Saturday presidential and national assembly elections.
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INEC to hold supplementary polls on March 9

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed March 9 for supplementary elections into areas where elections did not hold or returns could not be made in the Feb. 23 national election.

PDP: President Buhari, APC out to truncate democracy

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) alerts Nigerians that the Buhari Presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC) plot to trigger widespread political crisis to derail our democratic process and plunge our nation into anarchy.
Tony Ojukwu, the Executive Secretary of the National Human Right Commission (NHRC)

NHRC: Presidential panel on SARS receives 103 complaints

The Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Mr Tony Ojukwu, said on Monday that 103 complaints of alleged human rights violations were received by the Presidential Panel on the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun says she was stopped by Saudi and Kuwaiti officials while in transit at Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok. AFP-Getty Images

Saudi asylum seeker in Thailand deletes Twitter account over ‘death threats’

The 18-year-old Saudi asylum seeker who fled her family to Thailand and harnessed the power of Twitter to stave off deportation on Friday abruptly suspended her account, with friends saying she had received death threats.

Amaju Pinnick sure of better host for AFCON 2019

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) are expected to announce 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) hosts after tomorrow’s Executive Committee meeting, and voting for a better-qualified candidate between Egypt and South Africa.

Amaju Pinnick: CAF will pick the best candidate to host 2019 Nations Cup

President of the Nigeria Football Federation and the 1st Vice President of the Confederation of African Football, Amaju Pinnick has pledged that the African football –ruling body will vote for the best –qualified candidate between Egypt and South Africa to host this year’s Africa Cup of Nations finals.

UN highlights alarming trends in drugs use in Nigeria, others

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) says Nigeria, and West and Central Africa face “disruptive and destabilising” new trends regarding drug trafficking, drug use and other crimes.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC urges Nigerians to avoid panic buying

Despite threats by petroleum depot owners to shutdown operations if their unpaid N800 billion subsidy claims were not cleared, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it has sufficient petroleum products in its facilities and urged consumers across the country not to engage in panic buying.
National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)

Enrolment at NOUN hits 515,000

No fewer than 515,000 students are currently enrolled to pursue different courses at the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Abdalla Adamu, has said.

Educationist urges continued advocacy to end exam malpractice

Prof. Abednego Ekoko, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Exam Ethics Marshal International, has called for continued advocacy by stakeholders to end exam malpractice in the country.
President Buhari with R-L: Dr Iyi Uwadiae Registrar WAEC, Olutise Adenipekun Head Nig. Nat. Office WAEC, Head Public Affairs WAEC Abiodun Aduloju and Zonal Coordinator WAEc Abuja Olufemi Oke as he receives Attestation and confirmation of result from West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) registrar in State House on 2nd Nov 2018

2019: PDP tells Muhammadu Buhari, APC to be ready to accept defeat

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has told President Muhammadu Buhari to abide by his undertaking to accept the outcome of the 2019 Presidential election which, by all indices, would be overwhelmingly won by its Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

2019: INEC, WANEP launch election monitoring project

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), in collaboration with the African Union (AU), West Africa Network for Peace-building (WANEP), has launched the 2019 Election Violence Monitoring, Analysis and Mitigation (EMAM) Project.
Governor Ibikunle Amosun

Ogun West APC: Ibikunle Amosun using Adekunle Akinlade to perpetrate third term agenda

Elders and stakeholders of the Ogun West chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Ogun State, have accused Governor Ibikunle Amosun, of “using Yewa Awori person to perpetrate his third term agenda”.
Presidential flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar on Thursday met in Abeokuta with former president Olusegun Obasanjo, David Oyedepo, others.

Olusegun Obasanjo: Atiku Abubakar better than Muhammadu Buhari

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday made a surprising reversal of his stance by endorsing the political ambition of his former vice president, Atiku Abubakar.

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140 IPOB members arraigned for allegedly plotting to overthrow President Buhari

An Enugu East Magistrates Court presided by Magistrate A. N. Chioke has remanded 140 members of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) over an alleged treason.

Federal government disburses $22.216 million on Tradermoni, other empowerment schemes

Part of recovered looted funds of late Head of state, Gen. Sani Abacha, was expended on various empowerment initiatives of the government, Senior Special Adviser to the President on Social Investments, Maryam Uwais, disclosed in on Thursday
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on their election victory.

President Buhari congratulates India’s Narendra Modi on election victory

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on their election victory.

N2 billion fraud: Court revokes bail, orders arrest of ex-Governor Aliyu

Justice A. B. Aliyu of the Federal High Court in Minna, Niger State on Thursday revoked the bail granted to the former Niger State Governor Babangida Aliyu and the former state governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Umar Gado Nasko.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC recruitment: Applicants to undergo computer-based test

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has revealed that the third phase of its ongoing recruitment exercise will involve a computer-based test, which comes up on June 1.