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AGF Malami Writes INEC, Demands Postponement Of Polls

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 governorship, House of Assembly and National Assembly elections to enable the All Progressives Congress to field candidates in the polls. A copy of the three-page letter bearing Malami’s signature and dated February 13, 2019 with ...

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Nigerian writers compare genocide of Igbos to the Holocaust

Biafran refugees flee federal Nigerian troops on a road near Ogbaku, Nigeria in this 1968 photo. Between one and three million people are estimated to have died. (AP Photo/Kurt Strumpf) Chigbo Arthur Anyaduba, University of Winnipeg During the massacre of Igbos in Nigeria between 1966 and 1970, one to three million people died. In the decades since, writers have worked ...

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Vote For Me, You Won’t Regret It, Buhari Begs Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday promised that he would not disappoint Nigerians if he won Saturday’s presidential poll. The Punch reports that he promised to consolidate his first term achievements by tackling  poverty, ensuring food security and providing key infrastructure. Buhari spoke at the APC’s presidential campaign rally in Abuja. He promised to sustain and increase the fight against insurgency, poverty and corruption. According ...

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El-Rufai: CCB Chairman Shuns Kaduna Court Order

The Chairman, Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB, today appeared through representation before Kaduna State High Court pleading for extension of date to make available the documents requested by the court. Kaduna High court 2 sitting in Kaduna, on a case between El-Rufai and The Union newspapers, on 8th August 2018, issued warrant of arrest against the CCB Chairman for refusing ...

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Army Accuses IPOB Of Peddling Fake News With Videos, Photos Of Corpses

The Nigerian Army has described as “misinformation” images and videos of bodies allegedly dumped on roadsides in the South East. The videos and gory images have found their ways into the social media, a Press release signed by the Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa, has stated. Taking to its verified Twitter handle @HQNigerianArmy, the tweet reads:  “The ...

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Election Boycott: Ignore Nnamdi Kanu – Ndigbo Unity Forum

A group known as Ndigbo Unity Forum has asked Ndigbo to ignore the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu’s call for the boycott of the forthcoming general elections. In a statement signed by its President, Augustine Chukwudum, NUF said Kanu’s call was not in the interest of Igbo. “He wants us to remain in bondage as he ...

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Group Petitions INEC Chairman, Cautions Him Against Partisanship  

A group of young Nigerians has written to the Chairman of INEC, Prof Yakubu Mahmood, cautioning him against exhibiting bias against Atiku Abubakar, the leading opposition candidate, at Saturday’s presidential election. In the letter dated February 11, 2019 and copied to the United Nations, United States embassy, High Commission of the United Kingdom and European Delegation in Nigeria, The United ...

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OPC Promises Agbaje Free, Fair Polls

Both the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) and the Governorship Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for Lagos State, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, have sued for peace in the coming polls. At a meeting between Agbaje and leaders of the group that took place at the Century Hotel owned by the late OPC Founder and President, Dr. Frederick Fasehun, they agreed ...

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2019 Elections: Elegushi Preaches Peace, Credible Polls 

As the nation gears towards the 2019 General Elections, Elegushi of Ikate Kingdom, Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi has appealed to political parties, security agencies and other stakeholders in the election to ensure that the electorate in Lagos and other states of the country are allowed to carry out their civic responsibility in a peaceful atmosphere, devoid of any form of ...

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Mortuary Fire: Protesters Block Anambra Hospital Gate, Demand DNA Test Of Burnt Corpses

Raymond Ozoji, Awka Families of the burnt corpses at Enugwu-Ukwu General hospital mortuary in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra state, on Wednesday, blocked the main gate of the hospital. Doctors, health officials and patients were trapped in the hospital as the angry protesters refused vehicles entrance and exit. They said they have waited so long for government to give ...

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