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Responsibility for delay of Presidential election lays with President Buhari, US congressman says

     • Calls on Trump administration, State dept. to focus attention on Nigeria     US congressman and immediate past chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Christopher Smith, has revealed that “Responsibility for the delay of Nigeria’s presidential election...

Dogara raises concern over Buhari’s comment on ‘ballot box snatching’

  The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has described the statement by President Muhammadu Buhari, directing security agents to “deal ruthlessly with those who attempt to snatch ballot boxes or disrupt the electoral process on Saturday," as...

Elections: Buhari orders Military, Police to be ruthless with ballot box snatchers

President Mohammadu Buhari, has ordered the Nigerian Police and Military to be “ruthless with anybody who decides to snatch ballot boxes or lead thugs to disturb during elections. He further added that he has briefed the law enforcement agencies and...

Why We Postponed General Elections – INEC

...Be Neutral, APC urge INEC ...Resign immediately, PDP tells INEC chairman ...Buhari planning to disenfranchise Nigerians, Atiku says The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), postponed the general elections by a week, less than five hours to the start of the polls on Saturday. INEC...

66 persons killed in Kaduna on election eve

Less than 24 hours to the conduct of the presidential and parliamentary elections in Nigeria, no fewer than 66 persons have been killed by unknown gunmen in Kajuru local government of Kaduna state. The Media aide of the Kaduna state Governor, Nasir...

Presidential poll: ECOWAS deploys 200 election observers

the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), has deployed 200 election observers across the six geopolitical zones of the country, ahead of Saturday’s presidential and national assembly elections. The ECOWAS Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security, Francis Behanzin, who made...

Over 1m dead voters will vote in this election-PDP

...Says INEC listed foreigners from Niger, Cameroon as voters   The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alledged that there are over one million names of dead people in the voter register to be used for Saturday’s presidential election. The party also added the Independent...

FG shuts land borders for elections

The Federal government has directed that all Nigerian land borders should be closed from Friday, Febuary 15 to Sunday February 17, for the Saturday Presidential and National Assembly elections. The Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd), disclosed this...

Elections: Buhari to address Nigerians in special nationwide broadcast

In preparation for the general elections scheduled for February 16 and March 2, 2019, President Muhammadu Buhari will be addressing the nation at 7pm with a repeat at 9pm today. This was disclosed in a statement issued on Thursday by...

My Atiku Abubakar Story: Between Character, Conscience and Conviction

By Hon. Bimbola Daramola Yesterday, I wrote something on Facebook titled: "Political Parties does not make people good, good people make political parties good." Before I go into the full text of this long awaited clarification going by the numerous calls...

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