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INEC says no phone calls for collation officers

INEC says no phone calls for collation officers The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ha said that collation officers will be barred from making or receiving telephone calls during ballot collation. The electoral umpire according to The Nation said this on Monday. It says, there will be simultaneous accreditation and voting and mandatory use of Smart Card Readers (SRC)...... more

Alleged 702m fraud: EFCC arraigns Doyin Okupe

Alleged 702m fraud: EFCC arraigns Doyin Okupe The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday arraigned former presidential spokesman, Doyin Okupe before a Federal High Court in Abuja on 59-count charge. According to The Nation, Okupe, who was spokesman to ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo and Senior Special Assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, is charged with “money laundering and...... more

EFCC attributes votes buying to money laundering

EFCC attributes votes buying to money laundering Money laundering by corrupt politicians has been attributed as a major cause of votes buying during elections in the country, this is according to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The commission said this through its Spokesperson, Tony Orilade, in Abuja during the Say No To Vote Buying Concert. The...... more

My Govt Wont Promise And Fail, Says Atiku

My Govt Wont Promise And Fail, Says Atiku  Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on Monday assured Ekiti people that he would not abandon them if given the opportunity to become the president.  Punch reports that Atiku, who said the All Progressives Congress government had abandoned the state in the areas of roads and federal presence, said he...... more

There’s no division in PDP — Ekweremadu

There’s no division in PDP — Ekweremadu  The Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has described as untrue, reports purporting division in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the 2019 General Elections.  Ekweremadu, who made this known in a statement by his Media Adviser, Mr Uche Anichukwu on Monday, described the reports as “fake news, cheap...... more

2019: INEC issues new directives for PVC collection

2019: INEC issues new directives for PVC collection The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has extended the collection of voters’ cards to the 8,809 registration areas/wards. INEC said in a statement that the exercise will begin from January 16 to 21, including Saturday and Sunday. INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, said this...... more

Atiku cautions Buhari over alleged plot to sack Onnoghen

Atiku cautions Buhari over alleged plot to sack Onnoghen Presidential flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has cautioned President Muhammadu Buhari over an alleged plot to sack the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen. Atiku said the action is capable of throwing the country into an avoidable crisis. According to The Sun report, Atiku...... more

Onnoghen replies Code of Conduct Bureau

Onnoghen replies Code of Conduct Bureau Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen has responded to the accusations of false assets declaration by the Code of Conduct Bureau, clarifying that he forgot to update his asset declaration forms, according to some reports. “My asset declaration form numbers SCN 00014 and SCN 00005 were declared on the same day,...... more

2019 elections: 61 political parties reject INEC’s draft guidelines

2019 elections: 61 political parties reject INEC’s draft guidelines About 61 political parties have rejected the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) 2019 election guidelines. Their position is based on what they termed “over 8 obnoxious clauses” inserted into the 2019 election guidelines by the electoral umpire. The National Chairman of the Action Peoples Party (APP) and the Publicity Secretary of...... more

My life in danger, Saraki cries out, no one is after your life- Police

My life in danger, Saraki cries out, no one is after your life- Police Senate President Bukola Saraki has cried out over a possible attack on his life and those of members of family members, ahead the 2019 general elections. According to Daily Sun, Saraki, raised the alarm at a press briefing in Abuja, on Friday. He said the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris,...... more

‘I am fine’ says Tinubu, debunks illness rumour

‘I am fine’ says Tinubu, debunks illness rumour National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, on Friday debunked reports that he was rushed to the hospital after slumping. According to Daily Trust, he said this in Abuja when he received representatives of traditional rulers from the South West led by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye...... more

2019: INEC announces voting procedures for general elections

2019: INEC announces voting procedures for general elections The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the voting procedures for the general elections. The electoral umpire made the announcement on Thursday in an article entitled ‘How To Vote’ published on its website. With 36 days to the polls, INEC highlighted seven procedures the electorate should follow in casting their...... more

INEC disappoints hackers

INEC disappoints hackers The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said those who are planning on hacking its database ahead the general election will be disappointed as its system is impenetrable. Speaking in Ado Ekiti yesterday while addressing stakeholders at the Independent National Electoral Commission’s office, the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Ekiti State, Prof....... more

Catholic Church snubs DR Congo election result

Catholic Church snubs DR Congo election result The provisional result of the December’s presidential election, naming opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi as winner of DR Congo presidential election has been rejected by the Catholic Church. The Church said that the result does not reflect the data its observers collected from polling stations. “We see that the result of the...... more

Buhari reiterates commitment to fight corruption says he won’t use govt money for campaign

Buhari reiterates commitment to fight corruption says he won’t use govt money for campaign President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated his commitment to fight corruption, even as he promised not to use government money to finance his re-election campaign. The president made the statement Wednesday in Abuja. According to a report by Thisday, Buhari said he was committed to eliminating corruption in campaign financing. A statement...... more

2019: Moghalu says he will defeat APC, PDP

2019: Moghalu says he will defeat APC, PDP The presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, has sent a warning signal to the Presidential candidates of All Progressives Party (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead the general election. Moghalu says he would defeat the APC and PDP in the Feb. 16 presidential poll....... more

APC rally in Lagos: Three shot, many injured

APC rally in Lagos: Three shot, many injured Three persons were reportedly shot as the official campaign flag-off of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Lagos State was marred by violence on Tuesday, January 8. Channels Tv reported that, at the rally, several gunshots went off as some unscrupulous elements engaged in a bloody duel. Though authorities are yet...... more

INEC rules out additional polling units

INEC rules out additional polling units The Independent National Electoral Commission has said there shall not be any additional polling units for the 2019 General Elections. The INEC National Commissioner in charge of Operations, Prof. Okechukwu Ibeanu, who said this yesterday in Abuja also reiterated that the commission will transmit results manually because the 2018 Electoral Bill...... more

FG berates PDP over leaked audio tape

FG berates PDP over leaked audio tape The federal government has berated the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over an audio clip shared by media stalwart, Reno Omokri. The recorded clip purportedly heard Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi deriding President Muhammadu Buhari as someone who neither takes advice nor reads to acquire information. According to Thisday, in a...... more

Atiku extends PDP shelter to Amaechi

Atiku extends PDP shelter to Amaechi Following the leaked audio tape alleged to have been recorded by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, on the state of the nation, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has invited the minister back to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Abubakar, described the statement made by...... more

2019 Presidency: Ohanaeze to meet over Atiku/Obi

2019 Presidency: Ohanaeze to meet over Atiku/Obi Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo is set to meet over the much awaited endorsement of presidential bid of Atiku Abubakar and his running mate, Peter Obi. Some Igbo leaders, led by Constitutional lawyer, Professor Ben Nwabueze had late last year convened a meeting of Igbo in Enugu, where Atiku/Obi...... more

Buhari needs new term to consolidate his feats- Osinbajo

Buhari needs new term to consolidate his feats- Osinbajo Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) is soliciting for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari in February’s Presidential election. According to The Nation, the Vice President made the appeal in Oke-Ogun, Oyo State, urging that the people vote for Buhari to enable him complete his feats. He said the President needed another...... more

PDP says Atiku will end Fulani supremacy agenda, mindless killings

PDP says Atiku will end Fulani supremacy agenda, mindless killings The Benue State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has said that a vote for its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in February’s presidential election would mark an end to Fulani supremacist agenda and the killing of innocent Nigerians. The party said that Atiku has never been an extremists and...... more

I am not Buhari's niece- Amina Zakari

I am not Buhari's niece- Amina Zakari The newly appointed head of election collation centre for the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for the 2019 elections, Mrs. Amina Zakari has broken her silence over the apprehension surrounding her appointment ahead the presidential election. She denied having a consanguinity relationship with President Muhammadu Buhari. Zakari speaking in an interview...... more

Buhari’s campaign kicked-off in Kano with fashion statement

Buhari’s campaign kicked-off in Kano with fashion statement The re-election campaign of President Muhammadu Buhari kicked-off on Saturday in Kano State as wife of the president, Aisha Buhari flagged off the campaign. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that, several women stole the show, sporting Buhari-branded sunglasses. Inscribed on them is ‘Sai Baba’, the buzzword of Buhari’s campaign....... more

DRC election results to be delayed past Sunday

DRC election results to be delayed past Sunday Election officials said that preliminary results from the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Dec. 30 presidential election will be delayed past Sunday’s deadline. The head of the election commission, Corneille Nangaa said the commission, known as CENI, had received only 47 percent of vote tally sheets as of Saturday, six days after...... more

Amina Zakari’s appointment: Fayose mocks INEC

Amina Zakari’s appointment: Fayose mocks INEC The immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has reacted to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC’s appointment of Amina Zakari as its head of Collation Center for the 2019 elections. Fayose in a series of tweets frowned at Amina’s appointment owing to the fact that she is a niece...... more

Presidency budgets N45m on sewage evacuation

Presidency budgets N45m on sewage evacuation The presidency is budgeting to spend N45, 418,735 million to evacuate sewage at the state house. This was contained in the 2019 Budget proposal by the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma. Udoma also said office stationeries/computer consumable would cost N79,075,135 million, books and newspapers would take...... more

PDP kicks against Zakari as chair of presidential election collation panel

PDP kicks against Zakari as chair of presidential election collation panel The appointment of Amina Zakari as chairman of the Advisory Committee and Presidential Election Collation Centre Committee has drawn criticism from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The party’s Presidential Campaign Organisation (PCO) on Thursday said that Mrs. Zakari, being a blood relation of President Muhammadu Buhari, cannot be trusted to...... more

PDP will get Nigeria working again, says Obi

PDP will get Nigeria working again, says Obi Vice-Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Peter Obi, has described the problem with Nigerian was more due to inefficiency in programme implementation rather than policy formulation. Obi said this during a live interview on Channels TV on Tuesday. “This APC government has for long formulated different, beautiful policies,...... more

 

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