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Nigeria should go to the next election with a new law – Former INEC Chairman, Attahiru Jega
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Nigeria should go to the next election with a new law – Former INEC Chairman, Attahiru Jega

Former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega has said that the next election should be conducted with a new law. Speaking at a Citizens’ Townhall meeting on the Electoral Bill, 2021, organised by YIAGA Africa in Abuja, on Sunday January 16, Jega noted that it is difficult to conduct elections in Nigeria as there has not been a significant improvement in the electoral framework since 2010. Jega also said that though there could be some grey areas in the Electoral Bill that President Muhammadu Buhari declined assent to, the bill should not be dumped because there are many good things in it. He said; “I believe Nigeria should go into the next elections with a new law as there are many good things in the bill that will improve the i...
2023: OPC disowns Osinbajo, Tinubu, Fayemi
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2023: OPC disowns Osinbajo, Tinubu, Fayemi

The Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) says it has no connection with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, former Lagos Governor Bola Tinubu and Ekiti Governor Kayode Fayemi. Publicity Secretary, Yinka Oguntimehin said the organization was not involved with a “Mega Accord of 57 civil society groups rooting for southwest presidential candidate”. In a statement on Monday, he said those who dropped the name of OPC during a meeting at the weekend were engaging in fraud. The spokesman said the Aare Gani Adams-led body at no time announced it was mobilizing for any politician or party. He maintained that Nigeria’s problem can only be solved through restructuring, to allow regions develop at their own pace as it was in the 1960 and 1963 constitutions. “We are aware that when elections are appro...
I’ll Clean Up El-Rufai’s Mess – Shehu Sani Says As He Declares Interest to Contest Kaduna Governorship Election
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I’ll Clean Up El-Rufai’s Mess – Shehu Sani Says As He Declares Interest to Contest Kaduna Governorship Election

Shehu Sani has declared interest to contest in the Kaduna governorship election in 2023. The former lawmaker who represented Kaduna Central Senatorial District at the National Assembly, disclosed this while speaking during a radio interview in Kaduna on Saturday. Sani said he was joining the race to rescue the state from the mess that had been created by Governor Nasir el-Rufai. The lawmaker said that he was throwing his hat in the ring on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, adding that it was left for the party to unite its members to form a government that will respect the will of the poor in Kaduna State. He said, “We sat with my loyalists and supporters and they wanted me to contest the governor of Kaduna State which I will do to remove APC, God willing; to remove...
Senate to review controversial Electoral Bill, 1999 Constitution January
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Senate to review controversial Electoral Bill, 1999 Constitution January

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan has assured that the National Assembly, upon resumption on January 18, 2022, would review the Electoral Act Amendment Bill which was rejected by President Muhammadu Buhari. Lawan who disclosed this on Saturday in a New Year message he personally signed, said the 1999 Constitution would also be reviewed in line with the current state of the nation. DAILY POST recalls that the National Assembly had on November 19, last year transmitted the Electoral Bill to the president with recommendations on electronic transmission of election results and direct primaries for political parties. However, controversy emerged when the president, through a letter addressed to both chambers, kicked against the recommendation of direct primaries for political pa...
Group calls for Aregbesola, Adeoti’s arrest over alleged electoral fraud in Osun
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Group calls for Aregbesola, Adeoti’s arrest over alleged electoral fraud in Osun

A socio-political group, Osun Shall Rise Again, OSRA, has called for the immediate arrest and investigation of former Governor of the state, Rauf Aregbesola, and a former Secretary to State Government, SSG, Moshood Adeoti, for electoral fraud. The group asked Aregbesola, currently the Minister of Interior, to stop playing God over the 2022 gubernatorial poll in the state. DAILY POST reported that Adeoti revealed how a huge amount of money was paid to the electorate to cast their vote for Gboyega Oyetola during the 2018 guber election. Adeoti, during a meeting of The Osun Progressive (TOP), a group that encompasses the supporters of the Minister of Interior, in Osogbo on Tuesday said Aregbesola spent a huge amount of money – N50,000 to N100,000 – on each voter during the 2018 Osun ...
Soludo: APC, Uba To Decide On Legal Challenge – Uzodinma
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Soludo: APC, Uba To Decide On Legal Challenge – Uzodinma

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) national leadership and Senator Andy Uba, the party’s governorship candidate in Anambra State, will decide whether or not to contest Prof. Charles Soludo’s victory. Hope Uzodinma, the Chairman of the APC Anambra State Campaign Council and the Governor of Imo State, stated this to State House media on Tuesday after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. He expressed that the fact that the president had already congratulated Soludo would have no bearing on the decision. He explained that the president congratulated the candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) as the father of the nation and because he was the one declared winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). He...
Former Trump Pentagon chief Mark Esper sues Pentagon for deleting revelations he made about Trump in new book
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Former Trump Pentagon chief Mark Esper sues Pentagon for deleting revelations he made about Trump in new book

Former Pentagon chief Mark Esper, who was dismissed by Trump after the 2020 presidential election has sued the Pentagon. Esper, who is set to release a memoir, had to submit the book to the Defence Department to be cross checked before publishing in order to release state secrets and now he has filed a lawsuit over redactions to the memoir. In the lawsuit, Esper accuses the defence department of censoring portions of his manuscript "under the guise of classification". He was "disappointed" to have his right to free speech violated, he said was appointed defence secretary in 2019 by former president Donald Trump, who fired him shortly after the November 2020 election. His book, due to be released in May 2022, is an "unvarnished and candid memoir" of...
Czech Republic President infected with Covid appoints Prime Minister from inside glass box
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Czech Republic President infected with Covid appoints Prime Minister from inside glass box

The president of the Czech Republic was forced to swear in the country's new prime minister from inside a plexiglass box after testing positive for Covid. Pictures shared online showed Milos Zeman greeting Petr Fiala from inside a cubicle during a ceremony at his residence near Prague on Sunday November 28. Mr. Zeman, 77, who was wheeled in by a medic in full protective gear, caught Covid during a six-week stay in intensive care for unrelated issues. Mr. Fiala, 57, who leads a bloc of five centre and center-right opposition parties that won an election in October, has called on people in the Czech Republic to get vaccinated. The new government will have to tackle a new wave of Covid infections that is threatening to overwhelm hosp...
ICPC arraigns FCT Council Chairman over N10 million Fraud
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ICPC arraigns FCT Council Chairman over N10 million Fraud

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has docked the Chairman of Gwagwalada Area Council, Hon. Adamu Mustapha Danze, for allegedly receiving N10 million kickback from a contractor handling construction projects in the area council. Hon. Danze was arraigned by the Commission before Justice U. P. Kekemeke of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court 4, sitting in Abuja, on allegations of corruption bordering on abuse of office and gratification. ICPC had filed a six-count charge before the court in which it accused the council chairman of demanding and receiving N10 million bribe from the director of Remotosh Construction Ltd, Engr. Aremu Omotosho, in exchange for approving payment for the construction of double cell culvert in Paiko-Kore...
Senate transmits electoral bill to executive for assent
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Senate transmits electoral bill to executive for assent

The electoral act amendment bill which was passed into law by both chambers of the National Assembly has been transmitted to the executive for assent. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly matters (Senate), Senator Babajide Omoworare, confirmed this in a statement on Friday, which was made available to journalists in Abuja. The bill was passed after a conference committee of the upper and lower legislative chambers harmonised the version of the House of Representatives and the Senate to statutorily allow electronic transmission of election results. Omorare, citing relevant sections of the 1999 Constitution as amended, said the bill was transmitted on Friday in anticipation that it would be signed by President Muhammadu Buhari. Part of the statement ...
‘QAnon Shaman’ sentenced to more than 3 years in prison for his role in Jan. 6 attack
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‘QAnon Shaman’ sentenced to more than 3 years in prison for his role in Jan. 6 attack

Jacob Chansley, the self-described "QAnon Shaman" who infamously marched through the U.S. Capitol with a spear and horned helmet during the Jan. 6 riot, was sentenced Wednesday November 17, to 41 months in prison for his role in the attack. Prosecutors had asked U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth to impose a longer 51-month sentence on Jacob Chansley, who pleaded guilty in September to obstructing an official proceeding when he and thousands of others stormed the building to try to stop Congress from certifying President Joe Biden's election. At the hearing on Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., Judge Royce Lamberth sentenced Chansley to 41 months in prison, although he will be given credit for the roughly 10 months he has already served. ...
‘I Got Over 200,000 Votes in APC Primary Election’ – Andy Uba Rejects Anambra Election Results
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‘I Got Over 200,000 Votes in APC Primary Election’ – Andy Uba Rejects Anambra Election Results

Andy Uba has vowed not to accept the result of the just concluded Anambra governorship election. Uba wondered how after getting over 200,000 votes in his party's primary conducted in the state, he was unable to replicate such feat in the governorship election. The All Progressives Congress candidate in the just concluded Anambra State Governorship Election therefore rejected the election result in a statement titled, ‘Senator Andy Uba Rejects the outcome of Anambra Governorship Election,’ signed by the Spokesman for his campaign organisation, Jerry Ugokwe, on Thursday. He described the results as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission “as a charade” which was not reflective of the wishes and aspirations of the people of the state. The campaign organisation sa...
Anambra guber election outcome reflects the will of the people – US govt
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Anambra guber election outcome reflects the will of the people – US govt

The United States government has reacted to the just-concluded Anambra governorship election, saying it is a reflection of the will of the people.   Charles Chukwuma Soludo of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), won in 19 of the 21 LGAs in the state, and on Wednesday, November 10, was declared winner of the election The US mission, in a statement on Thursday, November 11, said it looks forward to more improvements in Nigeria’s electoral process. “The United States government congratulates the citizens of Anambra State for the peaceful conduct of the gubernatorial election on November 6, the outcome of which reflects the will of the people,” the statement reads.   “We note the tremendous challenges faced by INEC and security force personnel on the ground ...
Outcome of election shows power belongs to the people – PDP Campaign DG, Senator Ekwunife
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Outcome of election shows power belongs to the people – PDP Campaign DG, Senator Ekwunife

Senator Uche Ekwunife, the representative of Anambra central Senatorial district and Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Governorship Campaign Organization for Valentine Ozigbo, has asked the new Governor-elect and the Candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), at the just-concluded gubernatorial election in Anambra state, Professor Charles Soludo to be magnanimous in victory and waste no time to assemble competent team of men and women that will tackle the numerous challenges facing the state. In a statement forwarded to DAILY POST on Wednesday night, Senator Ekwunife, commended the people of Anambra for conquering fears and fully participating in the electoral process. The federal lawmaker congratulated Soludo on his victory as declared by the Independent National...
Update: INEC reschedule voting in Ihiala local government area
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Update: INEC reschedule voting in Ihiala local government area

The supplementary election scheduled to hold in Ihiala local government in Anambra state has been rescheduled to hold from 10am to 4pm on Tuesday, November 9. The election had earlier been slated to hold from 8.30am to 2pm. INEC had declared the state governorship election inconclusive following the inability of electoral officers to conduct elections across the local government due to security challenges during the Saturday election. See the statement from INEC announcing change of time for the supplementary election below
“How are you sure there will be Nigeria in 2023?” Adeboye speaks on the next Presidential election
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“How are you sure there will be Nigeria in 2023?” Adeboye speaks on the next Presidential election

The general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God RCCG, Pastor E.A. Adeboye has expressed concerns over the 2023 general election. While preaching on Sunday, November 7, Adeboye said some people are already getting ready to kill over the 2023 election when they are not sure if there would even be 2023 or if Nigeria would still be in existence. In his words. ''Some people want fame, they want power, political power. This is 2021 some people are already getting ready to kill themselves over 2023. They don’t even know whether there will be 2023. If there is 2023, whether there will still be around. There is nobody who can say for sure that they will still be around tomorrow. It is God who determines who will be around by 2023. Someone said to me who do...
INEC suspends declaration of Anambra Governorship election result
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INEC suspends declaration of Anambra Governorship election result

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended the collation of results for the Anambra State governorship election and also suspended the declaration of the result of the election. INEC’s Chief Returning Officer for the election, Professor Florence Obi, announced this early on Monday, November 8, at the commission’s head office in Awka. People had waited until about 12:15am on Nov. 8 for the declaration of a winner but things took a turn as Professor Obi made the announcement. Professor Florence Obi, who is also the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calabar in Cross River State, said: "We have collated results from 20 out of 21 local government areas." Rather than declaring the winner of the election after announcing the total votes scored by the par...
Anambra decides: INEC official missing with 41 result sheets – Returning Officer
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Anambra decides: INEC official missing with 41 result sheets – Returning Officer

The Returning Officer in Idemili South Local Government of Area of the state, Dr Gabriel Othong, has alleged that a Supervisory Presiding Officer has reportedly “carted away” 41 results sheets in the ongoing Anambra Governorship election. Othong who is from the University of Calabar, made this known while presenting results at the Independent National Electoral Commission office in Awka on Sunday, November 7. He said that the whereabouts of the INEC official and result sheets were unknown, adding that 41 of the 42 result sheets for 89 polling units were “carted away”. Othong added that there was no election in Oba Ward 1, Oba Ward 11, and Akukwu ward all in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra. He said electoral officials were not deployed in some of the polling units d...
Bauchi APC stakeholders berate Reps member for neglecting constituents
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Bauchi APC stakeholders berate Reps member for neglecting constituents

The All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders in Jama’are Local Government Area of Bauchi State, under the aegis of APC Critical Stakeholders of Jama’are, have berated a House of Reps member, representing Jama’are/Itas Gadau Federal Constituency, Bashir Uba Mashema, for allegedly neglecting the area since his election. The spokesperson of the group, Isah Mohammed Dangaladima, made the allegation in a press release he signed and made available to journalists at the weekend. He said despite the critical role played by stakeholders in Jama’are during the election in 2019 to ensure Mashema emerged to represent the constituency in the National Assembly, the federal lawmaker had continued to shun them. He further alleged that apart from not visiting the local government, Mashema has ...
Release 5,000 arrested IPOB, ESN suspects and demilitarize Southeast – Ezeife tells FG ahead of Anambra State governorship election
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Release 5,000 arrested IPOB, ESN suspects and demilitarize Southeast – Ezeife tells FG ahead of Anambra State governorship election

Chukwuemeka Ezeife, former Governor of Anambra State and Chairman of Igbo Elders Consultative Forum, has suggested steps the Federal Government should take in ensuring peace ahead of the November 6 governorship election in the State. Ezeife said the Federal Government should release over 5,000 Igbo youths arrested over alleged links to the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and Eastern Security Network, ESN, and embrace dialogue ahead of the election. He also called for the demilitarization of the South East before the election. Speaking at a press conference, Ezeife appealed to the Federal Government to opt for "non-kinetic measures" that would restore peace to the region and ensure the election is conducted without any hindrances. He said: "Our attention has been drawn to t...
Anambra Election must hold – IGP insists
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Anambra Election must hold – IGP insists

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Akali Baba, has vowed to ensure the success of Saturday’s election in Anambra. The IGP speaking during the 2021 Capacity Building Workshop with the Theme: Internal security operations in a democratic dispensation, organized by Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG), Zone 2 Command, Onikan, Lagos, Mr Johnson Babatunde Kokomo, on Tuesday, November 2 said he was affirmative that Anambra Election would be successful. He said:” People should go out and exercise their franchise. We have provided two types of security in Anambra State. One,bwe are policing the election process to making sure that citizens exercise their franchise without molestation. Two, we are checkmating the activities of criminal elements like the Indigenous Peopl...
Anambra election: Nine governorship candidates ask FG to release Nnamdi Kanu
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Anambra election: Nine governorship candidates ask FG to release Nnamdi Kanu

Nine candidates in the forthcoming Anambra governorship election have appealed to the federal government to release Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). In a joint statement, the candidates said releasing the IPOB leader would help forestall “impending violence” in the south-east. The joint statement was signed by Ben Etiaba of Action Alliance (AA), Chukwuma Soludo of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Obinna Uzoh of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Akachukwu Nwankpo of African Democratic Congress (ADC), Onyejegbu Okwudili of Allied Peoples Movement (APM), Ifeanyi Uba of Young Progressives Party (YPP), Andy Uba of All Progressives Congress (APC), Nnamdi Nnawuo of Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) and Obiora Okonkwo of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP)....
Ikpeazu, Okowa, Makinde storm Anambra, pledge to deliver PDP guber candidate, Ozigbo
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Ikpeazu, Okowa, Makinde storm Anambra, pledge to deliver PDP guber candidate, Ozigbo

Governors of Abia, Delta and Oyo States, Okezie Ikpeazu, Ifeanyi Okowa and Seyi Makinde, on Tuesday, joined the Anambra State governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in a grand rally, ahead of Saturday’s governorship election. Ikpeazu, who is also the Chairman of Valentine Ozigbo national campaign Council, led other governors to urge Anambra voters to vote Ozigbo, insisting they will work to ensure he emerged as governor. Ikpeazu described Anambra people as being among the creme of the country, but chided them for being in an alternative political party, saying the creme of Nigeria cannot be at the backwards. Governor of Delta State Ifeanyi Okowa said the recently conducted national convention of PDP which produced new leaders of the party had sent clear signa...
Anambra: Charles Soludo Reveals Position On IPOB’s Activities In Southeast
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Anambra: Charles Soludo Reveals Position On IPOB’s Activities In Southeast

Professor Charles Soludo has revealed his plan for the Indigenous People of Biafra if he wins Anambra governorship election. Soludo is the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) for the November 6, 2021. Soludo said he would have a dialogue with the leadership of the IPOB to know what they are agitating for, adding that they need to be heard. He said this during the Anambra governorship election debate organised by Arise TV. When asked if he agreed with IPOB’s activities, Soludo said: “Let me be clear, I am the only one on this podium who is very clear on IPOB agitations.   “I am a pan Africanist and a pan Nigerian. However, I am on record to have also said the IPOB deserves to be heard. These things were the ideas that the agitations cannot be shut down by a...
Anambra Guber: MASSOB Counters IPOB, Says Election Must Hold
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Anambra Guber: MASSOB Counters IPOB, Says Election Must Hold

The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State Of Biafra, MASSOB has urged residents of Anambra state to come out and participate in the November 6 governorship election. MASSOB sent a message to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, urging it to go ahead without distraction in conducting the governorship election, come weekend. This was made public in a statement by its Director of Information, Edeson Samuel, on Monday. This is coming a few days after the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, in the Southeast declared a seven-day sit-at-home protest in the South-East starting from November 5, if Nnamdi Kanu is not released. The sit-at-home is expected to start on the eve of the Anambra State governorship election. The statement read, “The M...
Dele Momodu joins PDP, apologizes for helping Buhari become president
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Dele Momodu joins PDP, apologizes for helping Buhari become president

Media practitioner and former presidential candidate, Dele Momodu, has joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Momodu, the publisher of Ovation magazine, announced the development in a statement released on Friday, October 29. In his statement, Momodu apologized for working towards the election of President Buhari in 2015. The statement reads “It is with a deep sense of responsibility and commitment to a unified and developed Nigeria that I have decided to re-enter the political arena and join the fray of active politicking again. I have been very frustrated about the state of our country and the manner the ruling party APC has virtually returned and reduced Nigeria to the rubbles of the stone age. Dele Momodu joins PDP, apologizes for helping Buhari become president I ha...
Anambra elections: 34,000 police personnel arrive in the state as CP assures voters of safety
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Anambra elections: 34,000 police personnel arrive in the state as CP assures voters of safety

Thirty-four thousand police personnel deployed for the Anambra governorship election have arrived the State.   CP Echeng Eworo Echeng, the Commissioner of Police in Anambra State, disclosed this in a statement, where he assured voters of their safety when they go out to vote.   Echeng in a press briefing said the personnel and other necessary assets needed for the November 6 governorship poll in the State have arrived.   “Assets and boots have been deployed to the State by the IGP. The IGP is very passionate and has a psychological attachment to this election; for everything this command has asked for he has given us an addition.   “We have support of the helicopters for aerial surveillance. We have gunboats to patrol the waterways. We have enoug...
Serial killer nurse who enjoyed injecting patients with air ‘for fun’ sentenced to death
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Serial killer nurse who enjoyed injecting patients with air ‘for fun’ sentenced to death

A serial killer nurse who killed patients by injecting them with air “for fun” has been sentenced to death in Texas. The former nurse at CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances in Tyler who was charged with killing multiple patients back in 2017 and 2018, was sentenced to death by a Smith County jury. 37-year-old Davis who worked in the hospital’s cardiovascular ICU wing was found guilty on October 19 by a jury, of injecting air into Christopher Greenaway, 47; Jose Kalina, 58; Ronald Clark, 68; and John Lafferty, 74. The court heard that doctors were puzzled how the patients became more ill after surgery and scans showed air in their brains, reported the New York Times. The case which was beset for years with delays from the pandemic, changes in attorneys and other reasons, was prose...
Igbos won’t secede from Nigeria because of Buhari – Ezeife
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Igbos won’t secede from Nigeria because of Buhari – Ezeife

Former governor of Anambra state, Chukwuemeka Ezeife has said that Igbos won't secede from Nigeria because of President Buhari. In an interview with ThisDay, the former Governor stated that Igbos have to be careful and "not kill themselves because someone wants to kill them". Ezeife said; “We must be careful with ourselves, we Igbo people. “If somebody is targeting to kill us, should we go and kill ourselves? Let us tell our people the truth, we are not leaving Nigeria tomorrow and those who know don’t even want to leave. “Are we leaving because of one man, Buhari? Before Buhari, were we being pushed out of Nigeria? I said Buhari has been pushing us out of Nigeria. Should we obey him?” Expressing hope of the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state being peaceful,...
Lai Mohammed can’t win election in his ward in Kwara, Lagos is his home – Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq
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Lai Mohammed can’t win election in his ward in Kwara, Lagos is his home – Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq

Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara state has said that Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed is of no political value in his ward in the North Central state. The Governor who has been at loggerheads with Lai Mohammed, in an interview with ThisDay also countered the Minister's claim of raising a major part of the funds for the 2019 elections in the state, which the APC won by a landslide. Abdulrazaq accused Lai Mohammed of hiding some of the donations from him and staying in Abuja, without knowing what was happening in Kwara during the election. He said; “Everything that was donated, Lai Mohammed did not declare to the party, or to me. Some were direct donations to me. “Some were sent to Kwara APC but there’s no governor, no minister. He was sitting there in...
Northerners benefitted and agreed to zoning – Osita Chidoka
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Northerners benefitted and agreed to zoning – Osita Chidoka

Former minister of aviation, Osita Chidoka has explained why the country should go on with the current zoning structure. In an interview with Channels Television on Sunday, Chidoka who recalled how the PDP agreed on zoning arrangements between the north and the south, which he said led to the emergence of Olusegun Obasanjo, Umar Musa Yar’Adua, and Goodluck Jonathan as Presidents, wondered why Northerners will say zoning is undemocratic since they've also benefitted from it. The former Minister of Aviation said; “In 2019, because the PDP agreed that it was the north’s turn to do eight years, we all zoned the presidency to the north. “If you notice at Port Harcourt, all the 12 contestants for PDP ticket were northern and vice-president Atiku emerged as the candidate because there...
Ohanaeze knocks Raymond Dokpesi for saying a South Easterner can’t win 2023 Presidency for PDP
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Ohanaeze knocks Raymond Dokpesi for saying a South Easterner can’t win 2023 Presidency for PDP

Igbo Socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has expressed its disappointment following the statement Chairman of Daar Communications Limited, Chief Raymond Dokpesi made about the South East not winning the 2023 presidential election for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Dokpesi recently said: “The South East cannot win the election for the PDP. That is just the truth of the matter. I don’t beat around the bush; I treat issues as they are and as I understand them. There is no candidate from the South East, even I dare say there is no candidate from the South that you put in the North today that will be able to win. It is going to be a humongous challenge.” But Ohanaeze, have now responded through its National Publicity Secretary, Alex Ogbonnia, saying it is disheartening that Dokp...
E-transmission of election result will stop money politics, mediocrity, and political blackmailing – Sheik Gumi
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E-transmission of election result will stop money politics, mediocrity, and political blackmailing – Sheik Gumi

Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, a controversial Islamic cleric and scholar has commended the senate's decision to allow the Independent National Electoral Commission transmit election results electronically. Gumi in a Facebook post he shared, averred that e-transmission of election result will stop money politics, mediocrity, and political blackmailing. He also stated that it will reduce rigging and votes manipulation which bad politicians have been using to hold the country at its jugular veins. The Cleric wrote; Since 1999 when the khaki returned to the barracks, we’ve not heard the better good news for Nigerians as this singular act of making it legal to transmit elections results electronically. Though, it remains the funding and implementation which are yet to be seen. Nonetheless...
High Court restrains Mohammed Barau from parading himself as Sarkin Sudan of Kontagora
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High Court restrains Mohammed Barau from parading himself as Sarkin Sudan of Kontagora

A High Court sitting in Minna has restrained the newly-appointed Emir of Kontagora, Alhaji Mohammed Barau Kontagora, from parading himself as the 7th Sarkin Sudan Kontagora. Kontagora allegedly emerged as Sarkin Sudan following an election/selection by the kingmakers of the Kontagora kingdom held September 19, 2021. The court gave the order on Tuesday after hearing the motion ex-parte moved by Barrister W. Y Mamman on behalf of 15 plaintiffs. Mamman prayed the court for an interim injunction restraining him as the substantive Emir of Kontagora pending the determination of the motion on notice before it. The court also restrained the defendants including the Niger state Attorney General and the state Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs from installing or is...
Anambra election will hold despite IPOB threats – Anambra Lawyers
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Anambra election will hold despite IPOB threats – Anambra Lawyers

Anambra State Indigenes Lawyers Forum(ASILF), has spoken against the alleged threat by the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) to disrupt the November 6 governorship election in the state. Speaking at an emergency press conference on the state of affairs in the state, on Sunday, October 10, the president of the group, Joe Nwokedi said that there must be election in Anambra State and a peaceful one at that. According to him, IPOB must not disrupt the election, adding that doing that would even work against them. Nwokedi said that IPOB should be aware that they will be seen negatively by the international community if they disrupt elections and that might warrant declaring them a terrorist organisation. Additionally, the publicity secretary of the group, Anene Nwadukwe, express...
We must apologise to Nigerians – Gov Ikpeazu admits Nigerian leaders’ failure
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We must apologise to Nigerians – Gov Ikpeazu admits Nigerian leaders’ failure

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has admitted that Nigerian leaders have failed in giving the masses dividends of democracy, hence, the need to apologize to them. Governor Ikpeazu, speaking with Vanguard in Abuja on Sunday, said they have failed to make Nigerians “feel a sense of belonging”. During the interview, the governor also revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor in 2023 must have the willingness to visit all the 109 senatorial districts across the country at least three times a year. He stressed that Nigeria’s next president must possess the quality of transparency, stating that the winner of the forthcoming 2023 presidential election must be able to explain his/her abilities and inabilities. He said: “The president we need in 2023 is one that is capab...
Fumio Kishida resumes office today as Japan’s new Prime Minister
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Fumio Kishida resumes office today as Japan’s new Prime Minister

Fumio Kishida has taken over as Japan's new Prime Minister on Monday, October 4. Kishida, 64, who was elected leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) last week, was officially confirmed as the country's 100th Prime Minister following a parliamentary vote . A moderate liberal, Kishida inherits a Japan that has suffered surging Covid-19 infections, a stagnating economy, a rapidly aging population and increasing tensions with China. Kishida served as the country's foreign minister from 2012 to 2017 under Abe, Japan's longest-serving Prime Minister. He succeeds outgoing Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, who announced earlier this month he would not run in his party's leadership election Kishida's new Cabinet is made up of 20 members, 13 have no previous Cabinet experience...
Nigeria is a Failed State, Buhari has failed – Ozekhome
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Nigeria is a Failed State, Buhari has failed – Ozekhome

Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mike Ozekhome has said that President Muhammadu Buhari has failed in his tripodal policies (economy, security and anti-corruption) through which he campaigned and won election in 2015. In his speech at a human rights lecture organised by the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, with the theme: Nigerian School Children; Insecurity and Human Rights, held in Abuja, Ozekhome said policies of the present administration has impoverished Nigerians and insecurity has taken a different shape as Boko Haram, kidnappers, armed bandits have efficient and commensurate powers to match state actors like security forces. He also claimed that the present constitution was imposed by General Abdusalam Abubakar's government when they were going back to the ...
We’ve not Officially Declared no Election in Anambra – IPOB
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We’ve not Officially Declared no Election in Anambra – IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) says it has not officially declared a 'no election’ day in Anambra State. The group in a statement released by its media and publicity secretary Emma Powerful, said it has no plans to attack South Easterners and South Southerners as it is preoccupied with its vision to actualize Biafra. IPOB maintained that violence is not part of its philosophy, wondering how its members would be accused of attacking the same people they were fighting for. The statement reads in part “It is important to note that contrary to speculations, IPOB has not officially declared ‘no election in Anambra State’. Our preoccupation is Biafra restoration. Anybody equating IPOB strategy with Boko Haram terrorists, bandits and herdsmen is ...
Women elected Mayors in Morocco’s leading cities
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Women elected Mayors in Morocco’s leading cities

Three women have been elected Mayors in Morocco's leading cities, following a nationwide parliamentary, regional and municipal polls on September 8. On Friday September 24, Rabat - Asmaa Rhlalou, a member of the National Rally of Independents (RNI) became the first woman mayor of Morocco’s capital Rabat. The new mayor of Rabat defeated two other candidates. Hassan Lachgar from the Socialist Union of Popular Forces (USFP), and Badia Bennani from the Justice and Development Party (PJD). Speaking after her election, Rhlalou said; “It’s a historical day for the city of lights." On Monday September 20, Nabila Rmili who is also another RNI member, was elected as mayor of Casablanca, Morocco’s commercial capital and biggest city with 3.5 million residents. Authenticity and Modern...
Despite defections, PDP still remains party to beat – Senator Olujimi
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Despite defections, PDP still remains party to beat – Senator Olujimi

Senator representing Ekiti South at the National Assembly, Mrs Biodun Olujimi has expressed strong optimism, that the defections currently being suffered by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), would not affect its chances of winning elections. The lawmaker said those who defected to other parties might have personal reasons for leaving, expressing hope that they would soon return to the umbrella fold. Speaking to journalists in her office on Thursday, Olujimi, who was the Minority Leader of the 8th Senate, said, if those who left the party do not return, they would soon “fizzle into oblivion”. She said, “This is election time and election times are always like this. People who believe that their interests cannot be saved here will want to move. But let me assure you, they will al...
Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wins re-election but falls short of a majority
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Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wins re-election but falls short of a majority

Justin Trudeau has won a third term as Canada's prime minister, but his decision to hold election early didn't really pay off as his bid to win a majority of seats failed. The Liberals (Trudeau's party) won the most seats of any party, taking hold of 157 - the same number they won in 2019, and 13 short of the 170 needed for a majority in the House of Commons. The result means Trudeau, 49, and his second consecutive minority government will have to rely on other parties to govern. Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole, whose party placed second, conceded defeat as results trickled in late into the night. Early results indicated the Conservatives had 121 seats, the same number they won in 2019. The leftist New Democrats won 29, the Quebec-based Bloc Québécois were down three seats t...
Elections in Africa must follow democratic process – Osinbajo
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Elections in Africa must follow democratic process – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has said that Africans must continue to make the extra efforts in ensuring that elections in the continent go through the democratic process, remain transparent and fair. The Vice President said this in a statement made available to newsmen by Laolu Akande, his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity on Monday. According to the statement, Osibanjo said this while receiving the President-elect of Sao Tome and Principe, Mr. Carlos Manuel Vila Nova, who paid him a courtesy visit at the Presidential Villa. “There is no question at all that for those of us in Africa, we must make the extra effort to ensure that the democratic process is very transparent. “It is such a pleasure to see that was what took place in your country which led to you...
Anambra election: YPP guber candidate, Sen Ubah loses close ally to APGA
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Anambra election: YPP guber candidate, Sen Ubah loses close ally to APGA

Dr. Chima Obi Ngonadi, a close ally of the flagbearer of the Young Peoples Party (YPP) in the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State, Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, has dumped the party for the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA). Ngonadi, until his defection, was a major stakeholder and financier of the YPP in Nnewi Local Government Area of the state and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NgoBros Nigeria Limited. He contested for the Anambra House of Assembly seat of Nnewi North Constituency in the last 2019 general elections held across the state on the platform of the YPP but lost to the current member and the candidate of APGA, Hon Nonso Smart Okafor, who later defected to the All Progressive Congress (APC). Speaking while being received by the entire ward executives of ...
Zambia’s President-elect lauds Commonwealth’s role in peaceful election
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Zambia’s President-elect lauds Commonwealth’s role in peaceful election

President of the Republic of Zambia, Hakainde Hichilema, has attributed peaceful polls to roles played by the Commonwealth under the leadership of its Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland. In an interview with journalists at the Commonwealth on Tuesday, he recalled how his release was secured by the Commonwealth Secretary General in 2017 as well as her effort that stabilised Zambia. Hichilema said he was imprisoned on trumped-up charges, but was released in 2017 after the intervention of the Commonwealth Secretary-General. “Patricia Scotland didn’t give up. The Commonwealth didn’t give up as they came back before the election”, even though the situation didn’t improve before she left in 2018. Hichilema said Zambia was confronted with numerous political and social challenges of ...
PDP Convention: Adeyanju hails choice of Olujimi, Faseyi as committee members
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PDP Convention: Adeyanju hails choice of Olujimi, Faseyi as committee members

A Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Ekiti State, Bunmi Adeyanju has charged members of the newly constituted convention and zoning committees of the party to justify the confidence reposed in them by giving every member a level playing ground. Adeyanju stated this while reacting to the list of zoning and convention committees recently released by the party. Three of the leaders of PDP in Ekiti State, Senator Biodun Olujimi, Former Governor Ayodele Fayose and Senator Duro Faseyi made the committee list. Adeyanju expressed confidence in the calibre of people who made the list from Ekiti State, especially Senator Olujimi and Senator Duro Faseyi, saying they would perform excellently and make Ekiti and PDP proud after the assignment. The PDP leader explained that th...
Anambra poll: APGA asks INEC to rescind decision to store non-sensitive materials in Owerri
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Anambra poll: APGA asks INEC to rescind decision to store non-sensitive materials in Owerri

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has expressed concern over plans by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to store non-sensitive materials for the November 6 Anambra State governorship election in Owerri, Imo State capital. The party urged the nation’s electoral commission to quickly rescind its decision. In a statement issued by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Barrister Tex Okechukwu, and sent to DAILY POST on Thursday, APGA queried the rationale for taking such materials to Owerri when it could use the facilities of the Central Bank, Awka or other neighbouring states such as Delta and Enugu to store the materials. The party leadership said that it does not want to believe that INEC was up to something mischievous like rigging the Anambra ...
APC Congress: Five LGs kick against consensus for chairmanship position in Niger State
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APC Congress: Five LGs kick against consensus for chairmanship position in Niger State

Five out of 25 local government areas of Niger State have disagreed over the adoption of consensus candidates as proposed by the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC for the Chairmanship position in the state. The state APC Congress Committee, Senator Domingo Obende who disclosed this to newsmen in Minna, said elections would be conducted in the affected councils at 10am tomorrow. However, he said five Local Governments have agreed on consensus for other positions in their LGAs. He also ruled out the imposition of candidates on the people, since stakeholders in the state have already agreed to zone positions to various areas “The exercise in the other local governments that adopted consensus in choosing their candidates that will the Affairs of their councils in the state were...
APC Congress: Umahi inaugurates 171 APC elected wards executives
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APC Congress: Umahi inaugurates 171 APC elected wards executives

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, on Friday inaugurated 171 executives of the All Progressive Congress, APC, who was elected during the ward congress of the party that took place at the 13 local government areas of the state. DAILY POST gathered that the inauguration took place ahead of the forthcoming APC local government congress slated to hold in the 13 LGA of the state on Saturday. The inauguration, which took place at the Christian Ecumenical Centre, Abakaliki, witnessed in attendance, all prominent stakeholders of the party including former federal lawmakers, among others. The governor, however, charged the newly-elected wards executives of the party to be loyal and be committed especially now that elections draw nearer. The governor also declared his readiness to suppo...
2023 election: The President will not support any aspirant until a Candidate of the party emerges – Adesina
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2023 election: The President will not support any aspirant until a Candidate of the party emerges – Adesina

Presidential aide, Femi Adesina has said that his principal will not support aspirant ahead of the 2023 election until a candidate of his party, All Progressives Congress emerges. Adesina who was responding to reports on if Buhari’s recent visit to Bola Tinubu, a chieftain of the APC had a link to the 2023 election in an interview on Channels Television, noted that Buhari still has almost two years more in office and starting to support someone now will just be like jumping the gun. He also recounted how the President stopped people from campaigning for him before the 2019 election began. The presidential aide reiterated that Buhari's visit to Tinubu was "all about goodwill and best wishes". Adesina said;   “That meeting actually happened, but it is all about goodwill...

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