Politics

Elections: Osinbajo Seeks Sincere Prayers For Political Leaders

As Nigerians look forward to the 2019 general elections starting Saturday with the Presidential and National Assembly polls, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has called on Christians to remain steadfast noting that “their prayers will make the difference for Nigeria” The Vice President stated this Thursday in Jos at a one-day special prayer forum for a peaceful 2019 elections in ...

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Women Tasked On Active Participation In 2019 Elections 

Raymond Ozoji, Awka Barely 24 hours to Presidential and National Assembly elections in Nigeria, women have being called upon to take active part in electioneering process so as to join in shaping the future of their children. Mrs Ngozi Mbachi, the President of Rotary International Club of Awka Metropolis District 9142 made the call on Thursday during the club’s weekly ...

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Polls: FG Shuts Borders As Police, Army Talk Tough

In preparations for Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections, the Federal Government has ordered the closure of all land borders with effect from 12pm on Friday (today) to Sunday. Announcing this in a statement in Abuja on Thursday, the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, said this was to restrict movements across the borders during the election. He asked the public ...

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We Will Retire Atiku On Saturday, Tinubu Boasts

A national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, said on Thursday in Lagos that the APC would send the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, into retirement on Saturday for the good of Nigeria. Tinubu said this in a statement by his Media Officer, Mr. Tunde Rahman. “This election is more than a contest between ...

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Full Text Of President Buhari’s Broadcast

HIS EXCELLENCY, PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI’S BROADCAST TO THE NATION, FEBRUARY 14, 2019 Fellow Citizens, On Saturday, February 16, 2019, you will, once again, be called upon to choose the leaders who will pilot the affairs of our great nation for the next four years. This is a constitutional right which should be freely exercised by all eligible voters. 2. I ...

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INEC Takes Delivery Of Sensitive Materials In Anambra

Raymond Ozoji, Awka Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Anambra has said that it has taken delivery of all the sensitive  materials needed for the smooth conduct of  the February 16 general elections. Dr Nkwachukwu Orji, the Resident Electoral Commissioner said this in a press briefing with some journalists at the Central Bank of Nigeria Anambra office in Awka on ...

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BREAKING: Police Block INEC Office In Rivers

A team of policemen on Thursday morning blocked the entrance to the Rivers State headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Port Harcourt. The policemen had apart from cordoning off INEC office, mounted a roadblock on the lane close to the commission. The  Punch reports that the early morning blockade may not be unconnected with the planned protest of ...

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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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