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NIREC: Hunger, injustice major causes of insecurity in Nigeria

The Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC) on Saturday in Abuja identified hunger and injustice as major causes of insecurity and high level corruption in the country.

Many injured as suspected thugs attack traders in Edo

Youths suspected to be thugs on Tuesday attacked Lagos Street traders who had gone to protest at Okhuahe Community in Uhunmwode Local Government Area of Edo State.

Misery Index: Nigeria not a miserable country

In a report titled: “The Misery Index 2018,” authored by Dr. Steve Hanke of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, Nigerians have been labelled the sixth most miserable people in the world. The misery index was introduced in the 1970s by Arthur Okun, an American economist, author of the seminal work, Equality and Efficiency: The Big Trade Off (1975).
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Report: Violence, vote buying marred polls in South-East

A joint report released by Women Aids Collective (WACOL) and International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) indicated that violence, intimidation by thugs and vote buying marred the just concluded general elections in the South East.
Some Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) workers are seeking to be transferred out of Rivers state owing to the outbreak of violence during elections in the state.

INEC officials seek transfer from Rivers over election violence

Some Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) workers are seeking to be transferred out of Rivers state owing to the outbreak of violence during elections in the state.

Abia elections: Opposition bullying Senator Ohuabunwa from claiming his mandate – campaign

The Campaign Organisation of Senator Mao Ohuabunwa, the senator representing Abia-North and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the National Assembly election has claimed that some people were attempting to bully him from reclaiming his mandate in court.

Thugs set electoral materials ablaze in Benue

Suspected thugs on Saturday set ablaze electoral materials meant for supplementary elections in the entire Azendeshi ward in Chito town of Benue state.

Police arrest Kano commissioner

Police officers on election duty Saturday arrested Kano State Commissioner for Special Duties, Muktar Yakasai.

Benue elections: PDP accuses soldiers of brutality, electoral violence

Leaders of the People’s Democratic Party ( PDP ) in Apa Ward, Ado Local Government Area (LGA) of Benue State have appealed to the State Police Commissioner over the alleged assault and intimidation of their members during the March 9 governorship election by soldiers on the orders of one Agbese Philip.

National Assembly election petition tribunal receives five petitions in Ogun

The Ogun State Election Petition Tribunal has received five petitions challenging the result of two Senate and three House of Representatives elections conducted on February 23 in the state.

BBC demands investigation of attack on reporter

After losing the presidential election and governorship election in Lagos State, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is embroiled in another controversy over the alleged assault on a British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reporter in Lagos, Ajoke Ulohotse.

How PDP, INEC, security agencies ganged up against APC in Ebonyi – APC candidates

Twenty-four House of Assembly candidates of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ebonyi State, weekend accused the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, of colluding with the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and security agencies to compromise elections in the State.

Akwa Ibom elections: APC wanted to rig through federal might – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Akwa Ibom State chapter, has attributed the massive failure of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state to the failure to prepare for the elections.

Elections: Youths arrest suspected thugs in southern Kaduna

Scores of suspected thugs believed to have been sponsored by a political party to cause mayhem in southern Kaduna, were arrested by youths in the area.

Rotimi Amaechi: Why Nyesom Wike is ‘crying’ over deployment of military for elections

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has cautioned people of Rivers State against voting for the state Governor, Nyesom Wike, because he was sponsoring several killings in the State.

Ogun elections: One killed in political violence

Suspected thugs on Thursday attacked a rally organised by an All Progressives Congress (APC) Ogun State House of Assembly candidate, Kunle Oluomo.
PDP Presidential candidate and main opposition leader Atiku Abubakar (C) leaves the polling station with his wife Amina Titilayo Atiku-Abubakar (R) after casting their votes at Agiya polling station in Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria on February 23, 2019, as voting commenced in the presidential election. – Nigerians began voting for a new president on February 23 after a week-long delay that has raised political tempers, sparked conspiracy claims and stoked fears of violence. Some 120,000 polling stations began opening from 0700 GMT, although there were indications of a delay in the delivery of some materials and deployment of staff, AFP reporters said. (Photo by Luis TATO / AFP)

Atiku Abubakar: My victory is sure

The Presidential candidate of the People Democratic Party and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has thanked Nigerians for turning out to vote for him in their millions and confirmed that the initial indications from the PDPs Simultaneous Vote Count show a PDP victory is assured.

NAF arrest 10 armed bandits in Kaduna

The 453 Base Service Group, Nigerian Air Force, Kaduna, on Tuesday said it arrested 10 suspected thugs and bandits and recovered 57 livestock.

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Ninth National Assembly: Forum of APC newly-elected Reps backs Femi Gbajabiamila

The Forum of All Progressives Congress (APC) newly-elected members of the House of Representatives have expressed support for the consensus candidate of the party for the 9th National Assembly Speakership, Femi Gbajabiamila.