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Poll shift: INEC disappointed me deeply – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday expressed disappointment over the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly polls by the Independent National Electoral Commission. INEC had announced a dramatic postponement of the elections just a few hours to the 8am scheduled [...]

February 17, 2019 Government and politics
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Resign now, ADC tells Buhari, INEC chair

The African Democratic Congress has called on President Muhammadu Buhari and the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Yakubu Mahmood, to resign for embarrassing Nigeria with the postponement of the poll. The National Chairman of the ADC, Chief [...]

February 17, 2019 Government and politics
Okowa’s aide shot dead in Delta

Okowa’s aide shot dead in Delta

Special Assistant to Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on Youth Development, Mr Lawrence Akpomiemie, has been shot dead by yet-to-be-identified hoodlums. Akpomiemie, known as Ngozi, was reportedly shot dead at 10pm by gunmen in the volatile Ekpan community in the [...]

February 17, 2019 Government and politics
Opposition Parties Blame FG, Others For Postponement Of Polls

Opposition Parties Blame FG, Others For Postponement Of Polls

The opposition political parties under the aegis of Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has blamed President Muhammadu Buhari-led government and security agencies for postponing the election, saying that they deliberately sabotaged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in a [...]

February 17, 2019 Government and politics
‘Nigeria Will Lose More Than N140bn Over Election Postponement’

‘Nigeria Will Lose More Than N140bn Over Election Postponement’

President, National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTs), Mr Ken Ukaoha, says the country will lose more than N140 billion due to the postponement of the general elections. Ukaoha told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, yesterday that the [...]

February 17, 2019 Government and politics
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PMB, Atiku, Others Fume As INEC Apologises To Nigerians

The last-minute postponement of the general elections has elicited the outpouring of anger and disappointment from President Muhammadu Buhari, his main opponent Atiku Abubakar and other key actors in the vote. Speaking yesterday from his country home in Daura, Katsina [...]

February 17, 2019 Government and politics
Amina-Zakari

Buhari Considering Amina Zakari To Replace INEC Boss —CUPP

The Coalition of United Political Parties on Saturday alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari is planning to suspend the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Mahmood Yakubu. Ugochinyere claimed the President was planning to name a National Commissioner, Amina Zakari, [...]

February 17, 2019 Government and politics
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Nigeria Decides: Campaigns remain closed – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said campaigns for the presidential and national assembly elections remain closed. The INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, said this at a press briefing with major stakeholders on Saturday, explaining the reasons for the postponement. The commission postponed [...]

February 17, 2019 Government and politics
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JUST IN: Gov. Yahaya Bello’s Aide caught with Ballot Papers hijacked from INEC Agents

An aide to to the Kogi State Governor has been caught this morning with ballot papers. Edward Onoja, the Chief of Staff to the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, was this morning caught with two busloads of INEC materials meant [...]

February 17, 2019 Government and politics