Monthly Archives: February 2019

Winning Back Trust in Nigeria’s Rescheduled Elections

Only hours before polls were to open, Nigeria’s electoral commission postponed elections scheduled for 16 February by one week. In this Q&A, Crisis Group’s Nigeria expert Nnamdi Obasi says the commission and other authorities must act now to win back trust and reduce risks of violence. What happened? Nigeria’s 84 million voters were set to vote in presidential and federal ...

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Millions Of Ballot Papers Have Gone Missing – Civil Society Groups Raise Alarm

…say shoot-at-sight order reason Nigerians want to vote Buhari out The Southeast Based Coalition of Human Rights & Democracy Organizations (a coalition of 22 human rights & democracy organizations) have raised the alarm that millions of ballot papers have gone missing in the country. The groups boldly hold that the latest death order issued by President Muhammadu Buhari and the pledge by ...

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I’ll Give You Two Million Votes, Abacha’s Son Promises Buhari

The governorship candidate of the Advance Peoples Democratic Alliance  in Kano State, Alhaji Mohammed Abacha, on Monday backed President Muhammadu Buhari’s reelection bid, promising to  help get at least two  million votes in the state. The eldest son of the late Head of State, Gen Sani Abacha, publicly endorsed the All Progressives Congress’  presidential candidate for a second term while ...

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Ronaldo Back In Real Madrid, Ready To Tackle Atletico

Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Spain ready to bury the demons of his nightmare Champions League debut for Juventus on Wednesday against one of his favourite victims Atletico Madrid. The former Real Madrid player was sent off after 28 minutes in his first European game for Juventus in Spain last September against Valencia but the Italians went on to win 2-0 ...

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BREAKING: Parties Can Resume Campaign Activities, Says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission says political parties can resume campaign activities. This was revealed in a statement on the Commission’s verified Twitter handle. Some political parties had vowed to resume campaigns following the postponement of the presidential and national assembly elections earlier scheduled for last Saturday. The election will now hold on Saturday, February 23, 2019.

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Buhari Inciting Military, Police Against Nigerians —Secondus

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prince Uche Secondus, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari in his alleged desperation to cling on to power has given marching orders to the Nigerian military and Police to help leaders of the All Progressives Congress oppress voters. Secondus said that the President’s remarks at APC National caucus meeting on Monday amounted ...

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Tinubu Admits: I Said I Was Richer Than Osun State

…says Buhari doesn’t have my kind of money All Progressives Congress chieftain, Bola Tinubu, has again stated that he is richer than Osun State and that he indeed said he was richer than Osun State during the run-up to the Osun State governorship election last year. This comes months after Tinubu’s media team had claimed the APC chieftain was quoted ...

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Snatch Ballot Boxes At The Risk Of Your Life, Buhari Warns

…says INEC must explain its incompetence President Muhammadu Buhari has warned that political thugs who attempt to snatch ballot boxes during the elections will be doing so at the risk of their lives. The President gave the warning on Monday at the opening of All Progressives Congress (APC) National Caucus emergency meeting at the party secretariat in Abuja. Saying he ...

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INEC Mess And Shame Of A Nation

By Casmir Igbokwe I took the prediction of T.B. Joshua and Temitope Aduroja with a pinch of salt. These prophets had predicted that there would be postponement of Nigeria’s presidential election. I also doubted it when news filtered in a few hours to the presidential and National Assembly elections that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was contemplating rescheduling the polls. ...

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PVC Contractor Is APC Member –INEC Chair Confirms

The National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, has confirmed that one of the candidates of the All Progressives Congress is a contractor with the commission. Addressing stakeholders on the reason behind the postponement of the presidential election in Abuja on Saturday, the INEC boss assured that the contractor’s political inclination would not affect the commission. ...

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