Author Archives: NewsProbe

Nigerian Army Inflicts Deadly Blow On Boko Haram Terrorists

Five members of Boko Haram terrorists have met their waterloo as they along with others attempted woefully to ransack a military base at Buni yadi, in Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State about 06:05 hours (pm) on Saturday the 16th of February, 2019. The Acting Director Public Relations of the Army, Colonel Sagir Musa, made this known in a ...

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Leaked Tape: I Have Enough Money To Bankroll Buhari’s Re-Election — Tinubu

The National Leader of All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has promised to give a substantial amount of money to the party faithful if their votes can secure re-election for President Muhammadu Buhari. Tinubu, former governor of Lagos State, also disclosed that he had enough money to bankroll elections without requesting any money from Buhari or dipping his hands in ...

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Election: NANS Warns Against Bloodshed

National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), on Sunday, appealed to politicians to desist from politics of bloodshed to enhance growth and inclusiveness of the democratic process. NANS’ National Public Relations Officer (PRO), Comrade Bestman Okereafor, made the appeal in a statement issued to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu. NAN recalls that two persons were allegedly killed and ...

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CUPP Shuns INEC Directive, Asks Opposition Parties To Resume Campaign For Atiku

The Coalition of United Political Parties on Sunday asked member parties to shun the directive by the Independent National Electoral Commission and resume campaigns ahead of the Saturday’s presidential election. The Punch recalls that the Chairman of INEC, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, had during an interactive session with stakeholders in Abuja on Saturday said political parties could not resume campaigns despite ...

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Nigerians Must Have Faith In INEC — Bishop Ezeokafor 

Raymond Ozoji, Awka The Bishop of Awka Catholic Diocese, His Lordship Most Rev. Dr. Paulinus Chukwuemeka Ezeokafor, has called on Nigerians to have faith in the ability of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct credible elections come 23rd February, 2019 in spite of the initial postponement of the polls. He made the call on Sunday at a press ...

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Election Shift: We Have Not Abandoned Buhari, Says Support Group

Sokoto State Chapter of the Buhari Support Organisation (BSO) has refuted the rumour being circulated in social media platforms about last minute shift of its political support, describing the message as “fake news’’. Malam Aminu Farouk, Director Media and Publicity BSO (Sokoto chapter), in a signed statement issued to Journalists on Sunday, said: “It is false, baseless and malicious. “It ...

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SERAP Blames Successive Govts, NASS For 2019 Election Delay, Threatens To Sue

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked Nigerians to “hold successive governments since the return of democracy in 1999 and the leadership of the National Assembly responsible for the patently unlawful postponement of the 2019 general elections scheduled to hold yesterday but now to hold on Saturday.” The organization said: “Given the increasing tendency to postpone elections and the ...

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Alleged Killing Of 66 Kaduna Residents: El-Rufai Lied — CAN, NEMA

The Kaduna State Chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria on Saturday dismissed claims by Governor Nasir el-Rufai that 66 persons were killed by gunmen in the Kajuru Local Government Area of the state. The CAN Chairman in the state, Rev. Joseph Hayab, who stated this in a statement, insisted that the governor deliberately gave out the wrong information to ...

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Poll Shift: Obi Appeals For Continuation Of PVC Collection

Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Peter Obi, has appealed to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to use the opportunity offered by the one-week postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections that ought to take place yesterday to extend the collection of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) by registered voters who have not been able ...

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Election Shift: Probe Your Officials, Adhere Strictly To New Dates, Observer Groups Tell INEC

The Centre for Transparency Advocacy, an accredited observer group, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to investigate alleged acts of sabotage by some of its officials that might have led to the postponement of the general elections. The Acting Executive Director of the organisation, Faith Nwadishi,  made the call while briefing newsmen in Abuja on Saturday. She ...

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