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Keyamo, Melaye clash over Buhari’s ballot snatching statement

The Director, Strategic Communication of President Muhammadu Buhari, Festus Keyamo and Senator Dino Melaya of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday clashed over the President statement on punishment meant for those who snatch ballot boxes. At a political discussion on Channels Television, Keyamo said the President merely justified the position of the law, which outlines […]

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Minor Shot, Properties Destroyed As Osun APC, PDP Supporters Clash

  Supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have clashed in Osun State. The violence during which a minor was shot and properties destroyed occurred in Atakumosa East Local government area of the state. It lasted three days and affected the residents of Iwara, Olowu, Atorin, Lapaide, and neighbouring communities, coming less […]

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Masari to Buhari: Your promised 3m votes intact despite postponed elections

Katsina state Governor, Aminu Masari has said the postponed elections will not affect the promise made by Katsina people to deliver three million votes for re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari on Feb. 23. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had on Saturday shifted the conduct of the Presidential and National Assembly elections to Feb. […]

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INEC Condemns Report Of Ballot Papers In Politicians’ Possession

  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has condemned the report that some politicians are in possession of ballot papers to be used in the postponed elections. In a series of tweets on Saturday night, the electoral body described the claim as false and urged Nigerians to disregard it. It highlighted the reported case in […]

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Election Postponement: Wike Thanks Nigerians For Not Being Violent

Governor Nyesom Wike delivers a message during a church service in Port Harcourt on February 18, 2019.   Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has thanked Nigerians for conducting themselves in a peaceful manner following the postponement of the general elections by one week. The governor appreciated the people while delivering a message during a church […]

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Postponement Of Elections, A ‘National Disgrace’ – PFN

A file photo of ballot boxes during the 2015 general elections.   The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has condemned the postponement of the general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). In a statement on Saturday in Benin City, the Edo State capital, PFN National President, Reverend Felix Omobude described the polls shift […]

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Rivers APC: no elections without our candidates

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship Campaign Organisation in Rivers State has said there will be no elections if the party and its candidates were not listed in the ballot papers. The organisation also accused chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, of working with Governor Nyesom Wike to frustrate the […]

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How Political Parties, Court Cases Contributed To Postponement Of Elections — INEC REC

  Mr Mike Igini has revealed that the failures of political parties to stick to INEC’s timetables and a plethora of petitions against the commission with regards to primaries, played a major role in the postponement of the elections originally scheduled for February 16.  Igini, the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Akwa Ibom, made […]