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Imo APC commences contempt proceedings against Oshiomhole

Imo APC commences contempt proceedings against Oshiomhole The Imo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, led by Daniel Nwafor, Wednesday said a contempt proceedings against the National Chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomole, had commenced. Nwafor disclosed this to newsmen in Owerri, at the party’s secretariat, adding that Oshiomole had disregarded valid court judgment which affirmed him...... more

PSC warns against illegal transfers of commissioners ahead of elections

PSC warns against illegal transfers of commissioners ahead of elections The Police Service Commission (PSC) has warned against illegal transfers of police commissioners, as the 2019 elections draw near.  Speaking on the recent transfers in the force, the PSC commissioner, Hajiya Naja’atu Muhammad, told newsmen at the police headquarters in Jigawa state that every transfer carried out by the police without the...... more

2019: Saraki warns against do-or-die politics •Says Nigerians must be allowed to elect candidates of their choice

2019: Saraki warns against do-or-die politics •Says Nigerians must be allowed to elect candidates of their choice President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday warned against making the upcoming general elections “a do-or-die affair” even as he insisted that Nigerians must be allowed to exercise their right to choose who will represent them at all levels. Saraki spoke while welcoming his colleagues from the Christmas and New...... more

National Assembly adjourns after resumption from Yuletide break

National Assembly adjourns after resumption from Yuletide break Upon the resumption of the National Assembly on Wednesday from its Yuletide break since December 20, 2018, both chambers, again, adjourned plenary. This came on the heels of paying last respect to the country’s fallen heroes, a long-time legislative tradition for members. Also, during the break, a member of the House...... more

Elections: Facebook tightens rules for political adverts for Nigeria, others

Elections: Facebook tightens rules for political adverts for Nigeria, others  Facebook is tightening the rules of political advertising on its platform in countries with big elections to be held in 2019, such as India, Nigeria, and Ukraine, Reuters reported. The company is taking such measures in order to counter interference with the electoral process, the source noted. According to Katie Harbath, director of...... more

I will win Lagos governorship election — Agbaje

I will win Lagos governorship election — Agbaje Jimi Agbaje, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Lagos State, has insisted that he will win next month’s election because he has all it takes to emerge victorious. Agbaje, who spoke at a debate organised by The Platform in Lagos, again restated his commitment and chances as a frontline...... more

2019: INEC begins recruitment of election staff

2019: INEC begins recruitment of election staff The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has commenced the recruitment of election staff for the 2019 general elections. This is coming on the heels of formal release of a 33-page regulations and guidelines for the conduct of the 2019 elections signed by the INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu. A notice on...... more

2019: Buhari, Osinbajo to participate in a live interactive programme

2019: Buhari, Osinbajo to participate in a live interactive programme President Muhammadu Buhari, and the Vice-President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, who are also the Presidential and Vice-Presidential Candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming presidential elections, will today, Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at 8:00pm (Nigerian time) participate in a live televised two-hour presidential town-hall programme. “The venue shall be...... more

Southern Kaduna APC leaders meet Osinbajo

Southern Kaduna APC leaders meet Osinbajo The delegation of All Progressives Congress (APC) rose from a closed door meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo with the assurances that Southern Kaduna would deliver 90 per cent votes in the coming elections. The delegation led by the Kaduna State Deputy Governor, Mr. Yusuf Bala, on Tuesday felicitated with the...... more

Lagos Muslims hand Agbaje charter of demands

Lagos Muslims hand Agbaje charter of demands The Governorship Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, has met the leaders of the state’s Muslim community with a pledge to run an all-inclusive government that would cater for the needs of residents. At a meeting Tuesday with prominent leaders of the community at...... more

Governors, stakeholders "stockpiling arms for elections"

Governors, stakeholders Serving governors and other political stakeholders have been accused of stockpiling arms and ammunition ahead of the general election in the country. The Director General of National Taskforce on Small Arms, Light and Chemical Weapons ( NATFORCE), Dr Emmanuel Okereke, who raised the alarm, said the alleged stockpilling of ammunition by...... more

No going back on election boycott — IPOB

No going back on election boycott — IPOB The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB on Tuesday insisted that there is no going back on its stance on 2019 election boycott. This came on the heels of an ongoing speculations and rumors in certain quarters, including discussions on some electronic media platforms and newspaper publications. IPOB claimed the rumour is...... more

Gov Bello, Nasko absent at Niger governorship debate

Gov Bello, Nasko absent at Niger governorship debate The governorship candidates of the two leading political parties, All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were absent at the debate organized on Tuesday to avail the electorate the opportunity of interfacing directly with them. Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of the APC and Alhaji Umar Nasko of the PDP...... more

No voting with temporary voter card: INEC

No voting with temporary voter card: INEC The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says no voter will be allowed to vote with the temporary voter card, in the forthcoming general elections. Prof. Francis Ezeonu, Imo Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), made this known at an interactive meeting with religious bodies- members of the Christian and Muslim communities in Imo,...... more

CUPP warns new police boss against clampdown on opposition

CUPP warns new police boss against clampdown on opposition The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has demanded a commitment from the acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Mohammed Adamu, not to be biased.  It made the called through its spokesman, Mr Ugochinyere Ikenga, who addressed a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday. The coalition warned the new police...... more

Remain united to achieve victory, Okowa charges PDP members

Remain united to achieve victory, Okowa charges PDP members Thirty days to Presidential election, Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has urged members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to remain united to achieve victory at the polls. The governor made the call yesterday (15/01/19) at the PDP campaign rallies at Issele-Uku, Akwukwu-Igbo and Asaba in Aniocha North, Oshimili North...... more

Youth coalition charges stakeholders to ensure peaceful conduct in 2019 elections

Youth coalition charges stakeholders to ensure peaceful conduct in 2019 elections A youth coalition has charged political gladiators and all stakeholders involved in the 2019 General elections to be of good conduct and not disrupt the relative peace the nation enjoys as electorates proceed to choose their leaders and representatives. Nigeria Youth 4 Peace Initiative (NY4PI), a network of youth-led peace building...... more

2019 Polls: 2.8m to vote in Delta — INEC

2019 Polls: 2.8m to vote in Delta — INEC As the country prepares for the February and March 2019 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Delta State has declared that more than two million persons were registered in the state, but about 465,000 Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) were yet to be collected. INEC’s Acting Administrative Secretary in...... more

Buhari, Ministers hold emergency FEC meeting

Buhari, Ministers hold emergency FEC meeting President Muhammadu Buhari and cabinet ministers are right now holding an emergency Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja. The agenda of the meeting, which is taking place at the Presidential Villa, is unknown. However, security, the 2019 elections and the national minimum wage remain top issues in the country. The FEC...... more

Party founded by Okorocha adopts Atiku as presidential candidate

Party founded by Okorocha adopts Atiku as presidential candidate A political party formed by Imo State governor Rochas Okorocha, Action Alliance (AA), has withdrawn its support for Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari and adopted presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party Atiku Abubakar for the February 16 election. “We are for Atiku/Obi leadership and we are glad to work with all...... more

CCB to prosecute civil, public servants who fail to declare assets

CCB to prosecute civil, public servants who fail to declare assets The Code of Conduct of Bureau (CCB) on Tuesday warned that it was more than ever prepared to prosecute erring civil servants and public office holders at both federal and state levels against non-declaration of asset. Prof. Isah Mohammed, Chairman of the bureau gave the warning in an interview with the...... more

Political parties debate strategies to fight corruption

Political parties debate strategies to fight corruption Nigeria’s leading political parties presented Tuesday their strategies to combat rising corruption in the country, seen by many as the root cause of worsening poverty, underdevelopment and spiking crime rates. The meeting in the capital Abuja was organized by the pan-West African civic group, Center for Democracy and Development (CDD). The...... more

Kwara Govt bans street campaigns, vows to punish perpetrators of violence

Kwara Govt bans street campaigns, vows to punish perpetrators of violence The Kwara State government has banned street rallies and campaigns across the state following the recent attacks that led to the destruction of property.  In a broadcast to the people of the state on Tuesday, Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed explained that the decision was necessary to ensure that the state is not...... more

SDP presidential candidate: Court reserves date to decide Jerry Gana’s fate

SDP presidential candidate: Court reserves date to decide Jerry Gana’s fate The Court of Appeal, Abuja Division on Tuesday reserved judgment in the appeal seeking to set aside the judgment of a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory which declared former information minister, Prof. Jerry Gana, the winner of the presidential primary election of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) conducted in...... more

Okorocha, Nwosu lose more allies

Okorocha, Nwosu lose more allies  Fresh die-hard followers of Governor Rochas Okorocha’s “Agburu Anyi” faction of the All Progressives Congress, APC, have reportedly left the group. As at the last count, the likes of former Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere and Sir Jude Agbaso, as well as his elder brother, Chief Martin Agbaso and the two...... more

Igbo hope for presidency in 2023 dashed as APC group throws bid open

Igbo hope for presidency in 2023 dashed as APC group throws bid open The hope of the Igbo race in South/ East Nigeria to cling the position of the Presidency in the 2023 general elections was Monday dashed as the Women and Youth Team of the All Progressives Congress, APC campaign said any region in Southern part of the country can produce President after...... more

Ekweremadu declares stand; vows to swim or sink with PDP

Ekweremadu declares stand; vows to swim or sink with PDP The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has reacted to the rumour that he has abandoned the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), saying he would not abandon the party as he and others are currently working on how to oust the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming elections. The senator’s commitment to...... more

Gumi hosts ADP Presidential Candidate, tasks Buhari on insecurity

Gumi hosts ADP Presidential Candidate, tasks Buhari on insecurity As the 2019 general election draws nearer, Nigerians have been advised not to yield to the intrigues of politicians in using them for thuggery and other social vices. This call was made by Sheik (Dr) Ahmed Gumi when he received the Presidential Candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP), Engr. Yabagi...... more

INEC releases 2019 election guidelines • All the details

INEC releases 2019 election guidelines • All the details The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday released the regulations and guidelines for the conduct of the general elections. The 33 page document obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja says  Smart Card Readers (SCRs) and Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) would be used for the forthcoming elections....... more

IPOB unveils proposed Biafra leadership system

IPOB unveils proposed Biafra leadership system The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has reeled out its planned leadership system in the event of Biafra actualising its dream of a sovereign independent nation Reacting to a question by a caller, Owei Keme Bradikumo, on the proposed constitution of Biafra, during a recent interactive session, IPOB leader, Nazi Nnamdi...... more

 

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