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Yahaya Bello

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
Kano street

Kano streets calm, cold, quiet after election shift

The streets of the northern commercial city of Kano State are so far calm as residents seem to have come to terms with the news of the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections. Citizens were seen going about [...]

February 16, 2019 Government and politics
2019 elections

2019 elections: Nigerians blast INEC on Twitter over elections shift

The Independent National Electoral Commission’s decision to postpone the 2019 elections has been met with anger on social media. According to INEC, the elections were rescheduled because of logistic issues as the body claimed it was facing difficulty distributing sensitive electoral materials [...]

February 16, 2019 Government and politics
PDP

PDP rejects shift in election dates, asks INEC chair to resign

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the new dates announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission for the conduct of the general elections. It alleged that shoddy arrangements for the elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission was a [...]

February 16, 2019 Government and politics
election postponement

Buhari’s campaign council faults election postponement

The Buhari Presidential Campaign Council has faulted the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission to postpone the presidential and National Assembly elections. The council’s position was contained in a statement by its spokesman, Mr Festus Keyamo, on Saturday. “We [...]

February 16, 2019 Government and politics
buhari

Buhari’s desperation to win caused election postponement, says CUPP

The Coalition of United Political Parties has claimed that the desperation of President Muhammadu Buhari and his men to win the presidential election, by all means, was responsible for the last minute postponement of the election. The coalition’s spokesman, Imo [...]

February 16, 2019 Government and politics
Mahmood Yakubu speaks on 2019 elections postponement

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu speaks on 2019 elections postponement

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu speaks on 2019 elections postponement [...]

February 16, 2019 Government and politics
Osinbajo

It’s church’s role to fast, pray for those in government — Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says it is the role of the church to fast and pray for those in government and leadership positions in order to bring God’s plans for the nation to fruition. Osinbajo’s spokesman Laolu Akande, in a [...]

February 15, 2019 Government and politics
INEC to hire donkeys, bicycles in Gombe State on 2019 Elections

INEC to hire donkeys, bicycles in Gombe State on 2019 Elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is to hire donkeys and bicycles to distribute election materials in hard-to-reach areas of Gombe State. Alhaji Umar Ibrahim, Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, made this known in an interview with newsmen [...]

February 15, 2019 Government and politics
Buhari

2019 election: Nobody will unseat me, Buhari vows

2019 election: President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed that nobody will unseat him. He said contrary to opinions in some quarters, he had the strength to lead the country for four more years. Buhari stated this in an interview aired on [...]

February 15, 2019 Government and politics
atiku

There will be chaos if Atiku visits Ogun State —Kashamu

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ogun State, Buruji Kashamu, has said the presidential candidate of the party, Atiku Abubakar, cancelled his visit to the state to avoid causing chaos. Kashamu, who spoke to our correspondent on [...]

February 15, 2019 Government and politics
YIAGA Africa

YIAGA Africa Deploys 3,906 Election Observers for Presidential Elections.

YIAGA Africa, the biggest election observer group presently has said it is deploying 3,906 observers throughout the country, for the 2019 Presidential election. Chairman, YIAGA Africa, Watching the Vote Dr Hussaini Abdu, stated this in his remarks at YIAGA Africa [...]

February 15, 2019 Government and politics
FRSC Deploy 19,000 Personnel

2019 Election: FRSC Deploy 19,000 Personnel

The Federal Road Safety Corps has deployed 19,000 personnel in a bid to ensure hitch free 2019 general elections. This was revealed by the Corps Marshal of the FRSC, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi on the occasion of the capacity building programme [...]

February 15, 2019 Government and politics
Buhari

Presidential Poll: I’ll Replicate 2015 Fair Process – PMB

Ahead of tomorrow’s presidential and National Assembly polls, President Muhammadu Buhari has, for the umpteenth time, given assurance of his administration’s resolve to midwife free, fair and credible elections, the type that brought him to office in 2015. The president, [...]

February 15, 2019 Government and politics
Saraki

Saturday is a date with destiny, Saraki tells youths

The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has described Saturday as a day with destiny. He therefore urged the youth to seize the opportunity of the elections to move Nigeria forward. Saraki, who is the Director-General of the Peoples Democratic [...]

February 15, 2019 Government and politics
Residents panic as soldiers, police patrol streets of Jos

Residents panic as soldiers, police patrol streets of Jos

Jos, the capital of Plateau State on Thursday witnessed an unusual presence of soldiers, policemen and other security agents patrolling the city and causing fear among residents.  Our correspondent observed that as early as 8am, more than 80 vans and [...]

February 15, 2019 Military
Polls: FG shuts borders as police restrict vehicular movement

Polls: FG shuts borders as police restrict vehicular movement

In preparations for Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections, the Federal Government has ordered the closure of all land borders with effect from 12pm on Friday (today) to Sunday. Announcing this in a statement in Abuja on Thursday, the Minister [...]

February 15, 2019 Government and politics
Buhari vows to probe $16 billion power sector expenditure

Buhari vows to probe $16 billion power sector expenditure

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday vowed to probe the $16 billion invested in the power sector by his predecessor in office, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo. He pledged that every kobo would be recovered and anyone found wanting exposed. Speaking during an All [...]

February 14, 2019 Government and politics
PDP’s US lobbyist denies predicting Buhari’s victory

PDP’s US lobbyist denies predicting Buhari’s victory

A United States lobbying firm, Ballard Partners, has disowned a letter purportedly written by the firm, predicting the loss for Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, in the presidential election holding on Saturday. “My signature has been [...]

February 14, 2019 Government and politics
Neither Buhari nor Atiku is greater than Nigeria

Neither Buhari nor Atiku is greater than Nigeria

The obscene incident at the presidential campaign of the All Progressives Congress in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, on Monday, tells more of the Nigerian polity than it does of the ruling party. Quite alright, the APC had it coming. [...]

February 14, 2019 Government and politics
2019 elections: Umahi declares Friday public holiday

2019 elections: Umahi declares Friday public holiday

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has declared Friday, Feb. 15 a public holiday to enable citizens travel to areas where they registered for the elections and vote. Umahi made the declaration while addressing newsmen in Abakaliki, noting that the [...]

February 14, 2019 Government and politics
Police block INEC office in Rivers

BREAKING: Police block INEC office in Rivers

A team of policemen on Thursday morning blocked the entrance to the Rivers State headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Port Harcourt. The policemen had apart from cordoning off INEC office, mounted a roadblock on the lane close [...]

February 14, 2019 Government and politics
Buhari to Nigerians: Vote for me, you won’t regret

Buhari to Nigerians: Vote for me, you won’t regret

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday promised that he would not disappoint Nigerians if he won Saturday’s presidential poll. He promised to consolidate his first term achievements by tackling poverty, ensuring food security and providing key infrastructure. Buhari spoke at the [...]

February 14, 2019 Government and politics
Nigerians march to vote in a choiceless poll

Nigerians march to vote in a choiceless poll

On Saturday, February 16, 84,004,084 registered voters, the highest in Nigeria’s political history, are expected to march to the 119,973 polling units across the country (in 2015, there were 68,833,476 voters) to either renew the mandate of President Muhammadu Buhari [...]

February 14, 2019 Government and politics
Malami

AGF Malami writes INEC, asks for postponement of polls in Zamfara

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN) has written to the Independent National Electoral Commission asking the commission to postpone the National Assembly elections and the governorship and state House of Assembly polls in [...]

February 14, 2019 Government and politics
14 die, eight injured at APC rally in Rivers

14 die, eight injured at APC rally in Rivers

Fourteen persons on Tuesday lost their lives at the end of the presidential campaign rally of the All Progressives Congress at the Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The persons died in a stampede around the gate of the [...]

February 13, 2019 Government and politics
PDP campaign house burnt in Kano, 20 injured in Ekiti clash

PDP campaign house burnt in Kano, 20 injured in Ekiti clash

Suspected hoodlums have invaded the house of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate in Kano, Abba Kabiru Yusuf, and set it ablaze. This came barely 24 hours after violence forced the presidential rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) [...]

February 13, 2019 Government and politics
Our region’s survival depends on Atiku’s victory– MBF

Our region’s survival depends on Atiku’s victory– MBF

The Middle Belt Forum on Tuesday asked the electorate in the region to vote en masse for the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, on Saturday. It said the region’s survival depended on Atiku’s victory. The forum’s [...]

February 13, 2019 Government and politics
Ignore Amosun, vote APC candidates in all elections, Osinbajo tells voters

Ignore Amosun, vote APC candidates in all elections, Osinbajo tells voters

The Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has called on electorate in the state to ignore Amosun’s comment that they should not vote for All Progressives Congress’ candidates except President Buhari. Osinbajo, who did not mention Amosun’s name, described those who promote [...]

February 13, 2019 Government and politics
Amosun

Ogun violence: Amosun kicks as APC threatens to punish him after polls

The All Progressives Congress has vowed to punish the Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, for allegedly instigating thugs that attacked the leaders of the party, including the National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, at the presidential rally in Abeokuta on Monday. The [...]

February 13, 2019 Government and politics