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Kwankwaso, Agbaje storm Lagos for PDP, Atiku

Former Governor of Kano State, Alhaji Musa Rabiu Kwakwanso, on Tuesday joined the Lagos State Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Mr, Jimi Agbaje, in a visit to the Serikin Hausawa of Agege, Lagos. A tumultous crowd thronged the venue to serenade the Kwankwanso, the apostle of Kwankwansiya, who came with…

2019 elections: Buratai warns enemies of Nigeria’s democracy

… Meets with GOCs, Commanders The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, has described any individual, entity or group who intends to engage in violent activities during the forthcoming Presidential and National Assembly elections has enemies of democracy. He warned that the Nigerian Army would not hesitate to deal with them appropriately. Buratai…

CUPP raises alarm over plan to deploy Special Security Forces in Rivers

…Army’s Plan to Compromise Rivers Election and Write Fake Result, an Invitation to AnarchyThe Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP,) has raised alarm over what it called plot by the Presidency and his APC cohorts to deploy special security forces led by the army and police to rig the elections. National Spokesperson of CUPP, Imo Ugochinyere,…

Fears over DSS invitation to six INEC directors

Nigerians are expressing fears over the invitation by State Security Service, SSS, of six directors of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for questioning at its headquarters in Abuja. Although the directors were said to have been released, but Nigerians, especially human rights activists are saying this position called for concern as the directors are…

2019 polls: Rights activists raise concern on ethnic stereotyping

The human rights activists and civil society groups have warned the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, of stereotyping its officers and staff members on the basis of ethnic groups they belong to in the country. They said this would not augur well for the process and the final outcome of the election. This morning, we…

Ballot box snatchers: Your comment may be a potential execution order, CISLAC tells Buhari

… Demands immediate retraction  The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), on Tuesday, expressed shock and worry at what it called “the recent undemocratic and ill-thought response by President Muhammadu Buhari” on ballot box snatchers during the Saturday general elections. CISLAC said the comment “has the potential of emboldening trigger-happy security agents to take the…

INEC reopens political campaigns

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has reopened political campaigns consequent of the postponement of the General Elections by a week. The position was contained in a statement by INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman of the commission’s Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr Festus Okoye. According to the statement, INEC opted to reopen the campaigns…

Buhari, Osinbajo, Tinubu, govs, others in crucial APC meeting

The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, held a marathon meeting in Abuja, fallout of which is still being expected, At the meeting, preside over by President Mhammadu a Buhari, had in attendance Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; the party’s National Leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and the party’s National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole. Also,  the Secretary to the…

Full text of Atiku’s statement on INEC’s postponement of elections

As you know, the Independent National Electoral Commission has announced a postponement of the elections until 23 February and 9 March respectively. The Buhari administration has had more than enough time and money to prepare for these elections and the Nigerian people were poised and ready to perform their civic responsibility by voting in the…

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