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144 Nigerian Police Officers Deployed to Somalia to Train Men of the Somalia Police Force
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144 Nigerian Police Officers Deployed to Somalia to Train Men of the Somalia Police Force

  The Africa Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has announced the arrival of a contingent of 144 policemen and women from Nigeria to boost stabilization efforts as well as train men of the Somalia Police Force. The officers, including women, departed Nigeria at the weekend. AMISOM Police operations coordinator Daniel Ali Gwambal said 30 of the police officers will serve under the AMISOM for one year. He said they will be deployed to Beletweyne in HirShabelle State while the rest will serve in various roles in the capital, Mogadishu. “They are here in order to fulfil the mandate of AMISOM with regards to operational support to the Somalis and at the same time to mentor the Somali Police Force (SPF “There are certain specific duties that are also incumbent on them to perfor...
Rivers Assembly Confirms Second Most Senior Judge as Chief Judge
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Rivers Assembly Confirms Second Most Senior Judge as Chief Judge

Justice Simeon Amadi, the second most senior judge of River state High Court has been confirmed as the state's Chief Judge by the house of assembly. This came after Governor Nyesom Wike sent in a letter seeking Amadi’s confirmation and approval based on the National Judicial Council (NJC) recommendation. The incumbent Chief Judge, Justice Adama Iyaye Laminkara will reportedly retire on May 25. Governor Wike's letter read; “The NJC has recommended Simeon C. Amadi for appointment as Chief Judge of Rivers State following the imminent retirement of the incumbent CJ, Justice A. I. Laminkara, from service on 25, May 2021.” “I have considered NJC’s recommendation as well as qualification, character and service experience of Justice Simeon Chibuzor Amadi and found him proper and suit...
Sporadic Shooting as Gov. Hope Uzodinma’s Security Personnel Invade Sen Rochas Okorocha’s Wife’s Hotel Before Sealing it Off
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Sporadic Shooting as Gov. Hope Uzodinma’s Security Personnel Invade Sen Rochas Okorocha’s Wife’s Hotel Before Sealing it Off

A team of government officials and police, led by the Commissioner for lands, Barr. Enyinnaya Onuegbu, on Friday, Feb 19, stormed the Royal Spring Palm Hotels and Apartments, allegedly owned by Nneoma Rochas Okorocha, wife of former Governor Rochas Okorocha, and sealed off the property. Recall that the Hope Uzodinma administration, last week, recovered the Eastern Palm University from Rochas Okorocha and renamed it. As former Imo governor Rochas Okorocha is battling incumbent governor Uzodinma over the recovery of the University, Uzodinma sealed off Okorocha's wife's hotel. There were reports of sporadic shooting during the operation, as seen in videos from the scene. Watch the video below.
#Runoff: Democrat Raphael Warnock wins Senate race in Georgia
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#Runoff: Democrat Raphael Warnock wins Senate race in Georgia

Raphael Warnock became the first African-American to win a US Senate seat in Georgia, as fellow Democratic contender Jon Ossoff clung to a narrow lead in a second contest that will decide which party controls the upper chamber of Congress. Mr Warnock was declared the victor by the Associated Press in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Shortly after 4am US Eastern Standard Time, as counting continued, he had 50.6 per cent of the vote with a lead of roughly 53,000 over Republican incumbent Kelly Loeffler. In the other Georgia Senate race, Mr Ossoff led Republican incumbent David Perdue by nearly 16,000 votes. Roughly 4.4m votes had been counted by 4am, with many of the remaining ballots expected to come from areas that favour Democrats. US government bonds and technology stock fu...
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Biden denounces ‘irresponsible’ Trump fight to reverse election

  US President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday accused Donald Trump of brazenly damaging democracy, as the incumbent's campaign to reverse his election loss through fraud claims was dealt another blow with a recount in Georgia. Trump was behind "incredibly damaging messages being sent to the rest of the world about how democracy functions," Biden told reporters in his home state of Delaware. Trump has refused to accept his loss on 3 November, despite his opponent getting over six million more votes. Biden won the state-by-state Electoral College votes that ultimately decide who takes the White House by 306 to 232, flipping five states that went to Trump four years ago. That includes Georgia, where a hand recount of its five million ballots confirmed Thursday that Biden is t...
Jeff Sessions Loses Alabama GOP Senate Seat To Tommy Tuberville
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Jeff Sessions Loses Alabama GOP Senate Seat To Tommy Tuberville

Jeff Sessions will not regain his old Alabama U.S. Senate seat this year. The former U.S. attorney general has lost to Tommy Tuberville, a first-time political candidate and former college football coach, in the state's Republican runoff election for the seat, The Associated Press projects. Tuberville — who was endorsed by President Trump in the GOP matchup — edged ahead of Sessions in Alabama's state primary in March but failed to secure a majority of the vote, setting up the runoff on Tuesday. The former Auburn University football coach will now face Democratic incumbent Sen. Doug Jones in November. Sessions was an early endorser of Trump's presidential bid and then served as the president's attorney general until he was ousted in the fall of 2018. Sessions faced prolonged criticism...
Yaya Toure Backs Didier Drogba’s bid for Ivorian FA Presidency
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Yaya Toure Backs Didier Drogba’s bid for Ivorian FA Presidency

African football star, Yaya Toure has announced that he is backing former Ivory Coast team-mate, Didier Drogba's bid to become president of the Ivorian Football Association (FIF). Drogba, a former Chelsea player, announced he would be running for the post in September 2019, though by April 2020, his campaign took a major hit as some of his ex teammates decided against voting for him, instead choosing current incumbent Sory Diabate.   11 out of 14 former Ivory Coast players including Drogba’s former assistant captain, Didier Zokora voted for Sory Diabate. Drogba and current FIF vice president, Idriss Diallo, got zero votes between them, with three former players withdrawing from the vote. Current Ivory coast players haven't voted yet, and Yaya Toure is hoping a push f...
Emeka Rollas Re-elected As Actors Guild Of Nigeria President
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Emeka Rollas Re-elected As Actors Guild Of Nigeria President

Incumbent President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria Emeka Rollas has been reelected. He garnered 164 votes (though unopposed) at the end of the Association's General Meeting held in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. Abubakar Yakubu was elected National Secretary while Nollywood diva Monalisa Chinda Coker becomes the Public Relations Officer of the Guild amongst others.
Son of former governor joins Kogi State governorship race
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Son of former governor joins Kogi State governorship race

Abubakar Ibrahim, son of a former Kogi State Governor, Ibrahim Idris, will be challenging incumbent Governor Yahaya Bello in the November 16 Kogi governorship election.   Bello is seeking the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) while Ibrahim is chasing the ticket of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). The two contenders obtained their nomination documents at the Abuja national headquarters of their parties yesterday.   After collecting his forms, Bello declared that those accusing him of non-performance have not visited Kogi State. Ibrahim, however, countered the governor, saying that Bello has become a huge liability to the people in the three and half years of his administration. Ibrahim, who said the governor’s record of poor performance is unprecedented...
We Won’t Endorse Any Candidate For Kogi, Bayelsa Guber Polls – APC
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We Won’t Endorse Any Candidate For Kogi, Bayelsa Guber Polls – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday said there will be no preferential treatment for any aspirant seeking to contest the Kogi and Bayelsa states governorship elections on the party’s platform. The incumbent governor of Kogi, Yahaya Bello, is seeking return to office but he will do battle with some formidable aspirants such as Mona Mustapha, son of the late Prince Abubakar Audu; Sani Lulu, a former President of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), former Commissioner for Agriculture in the Kogi, Tim Diche, among others. A source had told Daily Independent on Monday that the National Working Committee (NWC) of the APC will meet and throw its support behind one of the aspirants for the governorship position. “The APC NWC will meet and take a position on the issue. They w...
No guarantee Pochettino won’t be Man Utd manager in near future – Sherwood
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No guarantee Pochettino won’t be Man Utd manager in near future – Sherwood

The former Tottenham boss believes the current incumbent could still end up at Old Trafford if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer fails to impress in the long term Mauricio Pochettino is just one game away from guiding Tottenham to the club’s first ever Champions League title, but Tim Sherwood believes that the Argentine is still not guaranteed to stay at Spurs. Pochettino has spent almost five years in charge in north London and his exploits in establishing Spurs inside the Premier League’s top four have attracted repeated links to some of Europe’s biggest clubs. Manchester United have been linked with Pochettino several times during their years of managerial turmoil, most recently before Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was made the permanent manager, while Real Madrid have also been linked with the ...
Gov. Ajimobi Under Fire for allegedly Awarding Contracts to Friends, Family Members
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Gov. Ajimobi Under Fire for allegedly Awarding Contracts to Friends, Family Members

The Oyo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused Abiola Ajimobi, the outgoing Governor of the State, of syphoning state funds in his last days in office through an alleged contract spree to his friends and family members. Akeem Olatunji, the State Publicity Secretary of the PDP, made the accusation in an interview with the New Telegraph. He also corroborated the allegation of Seyi Makinde, the Oyo State Governor-elect, that Ajimobi has awarded a N30billion contract to create hiccups for the incoming administration He said: “We don’t make allegations when there are no evidence. In actual fact, we know that government is a continuum and we are not trying to stampede the incumbent government. Nevertheless, due process has to be followed in whate...
Sokoto guber: We’ll soon sack Gov. Tambuwal – APC
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Sokoto guber: We’ll soon sack Gov. Tambuwal – APC

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Sokoto State has vowed to sack Aminu Tambuwal as the Governor of the State. The party also lauded its members for coming out to vote for the party’s candidates in the just-concluded general elections. The party’s candidate, Ahmed Aliyu narrowly lost the governorship seat to incumbent Aminu Tambuwal of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. This claim was made by Alhaji Yusuf Suleiman, Director General of the party governorship campaign organization when he spoke with NAN. Suleiman, a former minister, said the APC has filed a petition at the tribunal to retrieve what he called ‘the stolen mandate.’ “We won the election but INEC and PDP in Sokoto rigged the elections,” he said. “We will not say we didn’t get the ticket of the Governor. We ...
Comoros awaits results of divisive poll
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Comoros awaits results of divisive poll

Lawyer Mahamoudou Ahamada, the candidate of the Juwa party for the Comoros presidential election, casts his ballot at the polling station in a school of Chomoni on March 24, 2019. – Polls opened on March 24, 2019 in the tiny archipelago of Comoros, with the incumbent President widely expected to win a new term in an election that rivals say has been hijacked. Counting of votes cast in the first round of Comoros’ presidential polls was expected to wind up on Tuesday as tensions mounted between re-election-seeking President Azali Assoumani and his rivals, who accuse him of fraud. Twelve people were injured on Monday when police fired teargas and rubber bullets at opposition candidates and supporters as they marched through the capital Moroni protesting alleged irregularities. ...
US Observer Group Says Election Shortcomings Orchestrated To Benefit Incumbent
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US Observer Group Says Election Shortcomings Orchestrated To Benefit Incumbent

The United States-Nigeria Law Group, an election observer initiative, has released a damning election assessment report of the 2019 election, where it clearly stated that most of the issues that troubled the 2019 general election were deliberately contrived to assist the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to retain power at the centre. Of particular note is an aspect of the report which claimed that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration, in both the Judiciary and INEC matters, violated the constitution of Nigeria, which guarantees their independence from interference. From its findings, the group posited that while the electorate prepared for elections, it was as though the incumbent was “preparing a military operation.” In a statement signed by Mr. Emmanuel Ogeb...
PDP Rejects Results of Kaduna Governorship Election
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PDP Rejects Results of Kaduna Governorship Election

The Peoples Democratic Party in Kaduna state, has rejected in its entirety, the results of the governorship election in which INEC declared the incumbent governor, Nasir El-Rufai, winner of the state governorship election. The party’s agent, Jerry Ishaya, who made this known at the State Collation Centre this morning, said the result that was announced by INEC is not the true reflection of the votes cast on Saturday. He explained that PDP agents in Zaria, Kabau, Kaduna North, Kaduna South, Igabi, Soba and Lere Local Government Areas of the state have told the party leadership that card readers were not used at all and that security agents and officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission connived to steal the mandate of the people. “We have formally written the IN...
Confusion In Kwara PDP As Guber Candidate, Atunwa Mulls Backing Out
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Confusion In Kwara PDP As Guber Candidate, Atunwa Mulls Backing Out

With just two days before the gubernatorial and state house of assembly elections across the nation, confusion has rocked the Kwara State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as its governorship candidate, Razaq Atunwa, has insisted on pulling out of the race owing to lack of funding of his campaign by the incumbent Governor Abdulfatai Ahmed, among other factors. The confusion deepened in the past few days as Ahmed made it clear he was not going to spend public funds to bankroll the campaign again as anti-graft agencies keep beaming their searchlight on his government. At least three top officials of the state government – including the Finance Commissioner, Ademola Banu, have been arrested in connection with the N1 billion loan recently obtained from a bank and diverted ...
Man Cooking, Bathing & Sleeping On The Street In Protest Of Presidential Election
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Man Cooking, Bathing & Sleeping On The Street In Protest Of Presidential Election

This Nigerian man has reportedly been cooking, bathing and sleeping on the street in protest of the February 23rd presidential election. He said he won’t leave until Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party is declared President. The man's picture has been generating humour on social media. Atiku was roundedly beaten by the incumbent leader, President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress with a margin of almost 4 million votes.
Probe South West votes, Buhari support group tells President
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Probe South West votes, Buhari support group tells President

PMB Front, a support group within the All Progressives Congress, APC, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to order an investigation into the perceived poor showing of the party in the South West geo-political zone in his reelection.  In a statement by its National Coordinator, Sikiru Abdulfattah, while thanking millions of Nigerians who voted on Saturday, in the presidential and federal legislative elections, the group specifically, thanked those that voted in support of President Buhari. The statement read in part: “That the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has issued the Certificate of Return to our President, the winner of the election, is a testament to the progress being made. ”However, we wish to bring to the attention of the Presidency the need for an i...
Atiku cannot be Nigerian president – Oshiomole
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Atiku cannot be Nigerian president – Oshiomole

The national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole said the People’s Democratic Party’s candidate in the 2019 presidential election Atiku Abubakar, “is destined never to be president of Nigeria.” “It borders on arrogance that our future is tied on his presidency. Atiku is destined never to be president of Nigeria,” Oshiomhole told journalist during a press conference in Abuja on Thursday. “Leadership is about character. Atiku’s desperation is so obvious, so desperate that in 2003, he challenged his own boss, President Olusegun Obasanjo, not to do a second term,” he added. Abubakar lost the 2019 presidential election to incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari. “I hereby reject the result of February 23, 2019 sham election and will be challenging i...
PDP Kicks, Calls For A Rerun As INEC Declares Buhari Winner
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PDP Kicks, Calls For A Rerun As INEC Declares Buhari Winner

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has kicked against the results as announced by the Independent National Electoral (INEC) for the Saturday Presidential election. The INEC Wednesday morning declared incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress APC as Nigeria’s President-elect having polled the highest number of votes in last Saturday’s Presidential election. While Buhari scored 15, 191, 847, his main challenger, former vice president Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP polled 11, 262, 978 votes. Consequently, INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu who is also the Chief Returning Officer for the Presidential Election said Mr Buhari would be presented with a Certificate of Return alongside his vice, Yemi Osinbajo. Buhari was declared Pres...
INEC Presents Certificate of Returns to Buhari, Osinbajo
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INEC Presents Certificate of Returns to Buhari, Osinbajo

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has presented President Muhammadu Buhari and his Vice, Yemi Osinbajo their Certificates of Return. The certificates were issued to them at the International Conference Center, ICC, in Abuja by the Chairman of INEC, Mahmood Yakubu. The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had on Wednesday morning declared the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Muhammadu Buhari as the winner of Nigeria’s 2019 presidential election. Chairman of INEC, Mahmood Yakubu made the declaration on Wednesday morning at the ICC Collation centre in Abuja. This follows the official announcement of results from 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) by the commission. Buh...
Atiku Wins in Abuja As INEC Collates 2019 Election Results
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Atiku Wins in Abuja As INEC Collates 2019 Election Results

As the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC continues to collate the 2019 election results, PDP candidate Atiku Abubakar has won in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Mr Abubakar polled 259,995 votes to defeat his closest contender, President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressive Party (APC) who had 152,224 votes. The results from the states are being announced at the International Conference Centre, Abuja under the supervision of the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu. Mr Yakubu is the returning officer for the presidential election. Meanwhile, Mr Buhari was earlier on Monday declared the winner of the election in Ekiti State with 219, 231, while the PDP had 154, 032 votes. The incumbent also won in Osun with APC h...
Buhari Currently Leading as INEC Collates Election Results
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Buhari Currently Leading as INEC Collates Election Results

President Muhammadu Buhari currently leading as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) continues to collate elections results for Saturday’s polls conducted across the country. Millions of Nigerians on Saturday went to the polls to elect a president who will lead Africa’s most populous country for the next four years. The voters also elected federal lawmakers who will represent them at the National Assembly for the next four years. There are 73 presidential candidates on the ballot, but the contest is between incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari of the APC and Atiku Abubakar of the PDP. The chief collation officers from the 36 states and Abuja are expected to present their state’s results in Abuja. Some of the collation officers have presented their result, whil...
Presidential Election Results: Live State Collation
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Presidential Election Results: Live State Collation

The National Coalition Center opened by 11:00am on Monday in Abuja and the presidential election results form Saturday’s election across the 36 states and Abuja are expected to trickle in. The battle of who leads Nigeria in the next four years is majorly between President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and that of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar. Four years ago, history was made at the Centre where the immediate past Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, announced the then opposition candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, winner of the presidential election; defeating the then incumbent, Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. See below,  live 2019 presidential election results from...
APC Clears All Senate, Reps Seats in Ekiti
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APC Clears All Senate, Reps Seats in Ekiti

  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidates as winners of the three senatorial and six House of Representatives seats in Ekiti State in Saturday’s National Assembly elections. In the results declared by INEC, Prince Dayo Adeyeye of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) was declared winner of the Ekiti South Senatorial District. A former House of Representatives member and All Progressives Congress (APC) senatorial candidate in Ekiti Central for the Saturday National Assembly elections, Hon. Opeyemi Bamidele, has won the senatorial seat in the state. Bamidele, who was in the lower chambers of the National Assembly between 2011 and 2015, scored a total of 94,279 to trounce the PDP...
“I Am Going To Be The Winner”, Says Buhari As He Votes
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“I Am Going To Be The Winner”, Says Buhari As He Votes

Nigeria’s incumbent president, Muhammadu Buhari, has said he will be the winner of the presidential elections after he cast his vote at his polling unit. The president and his wife, Aisha Buhari, voted at the Sarkin Yara Ward A, Kofa Baru polling unit (03), Gidan Niyam in Daura local government area of Katsina State. Buhari said he was hopeful over the outcome of the exercise. “Very hopeful indeed!” he retorted as he was swarmed by reporters. Buhari, when asked if he will accept defeat and congratulate the winner if he loses, bullishly responded: “I will congratulate myself, I am going to be the winner.” Buhari, who seeks reelection as president of Nigeria, arrived Daura, Katsina State yesterday from Abuja. The president arrived for accreditation around 8:00 am wearing a ...
Zidane To Be Given £200m to Spend At Chelsea
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Zidane To Be Given £200m to Spend At Chelsea

Frenchman, Zinedine Zidane ‘won’t be put off by Chelsea transfer ban’ and will be given £200m to spend at Stamford Bridge. With Sarriball turning into Sorryball, a change in manager would be largely welcome in London. The Stamford Bridge side were hit with the suspension over illegally signing 29 young players, but may appeal in order to have the upcoming summer transfer window to recruit fresh faces. Many Chelsea fans are clamouring for a change in manager, and reports have it that Zinedine Zidane, will get the job soon. With current boss Maurizio Sarri under pressure after a run of poor form, Zidane still wants the job and will be given a huge £200m for signings. The incumbent Italian enjoyed a fine start to life in west London, but has overseen an alarming dip in form tha...
Atiku: Full Text of What He Said During Thursday’s Live Broadcast
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Atiku: Full Text of What He Said During Thursday’s Live Broadcast

Atiku Abubakar, the PDP presidential candidate, has urged Nigerians to come out and vote in Saturday’s rescheduled presidential election. The former vice president made the call in a live broadcast via his social media channels. “My message to you is simple, please come out and vote as this election is about your future and the future of our great nation. “As you know this Saturday we have the Presidential and National Assembly elections. “The reason we have elections is to allow us to have our voices heard on how we have been governed for the last four and who will govern us for the next four years. “On March 28, 2015, we the people of Nigeria went to the polling unit only with our PVCs, yet we were able to remove an incumbent President from office, that made me be a very pro...
‘Think carefully and choose wisely’ – Full text of President Buhari’s address to the nation ahead of Saturday’s election
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‘Think carefully and choose wisely’ – Full text of President Buhari’s address to the nation ahead of Saturday’s election

Moments ago, President Buhari addressed the nation ahead of Saturday's presidential election. Below is the full text of his speech: 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 wish therefore to start by assuring all Nigerians that this Government will do its very best to ensure that the 2019 elections take place in a secure and peaceful atmosphere. 3. It was indeed such free, fair and peaceful elections that made it possible for our Government to emerge, despite the fact that we were contesting against a long-standing incumbent party. 4. And as your...
Atiku Gives Reason For Not Participating In Presidential Debate
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Atiku Gives Reason For Not Participating In Presidential Debate

Atiku Abubakar took to Twitter to give his reason for not participating in tonight’s Presidential debate, alongside other Presidential candidates. Atiku Abubakar who maintained that the debate and election is a referendum on the incumbent, added that he cannot challenge or question an administration when the man at the helm of affairs is not present to defend himself or his policies. His tweets reads; I arrived the Congress Hall of the Hilton venue of the #2019Debate. This debate and the election is a referendum on the incumbent. We came here for a Presidential debate, not a candidacy debate, and I, Atiku Abubakar cannot challenge or question an administration where the man at the helm of the affairs of the nation is not present to defend himself or his policies. #2019Debate A...
Gbemi Saraki Becomes Prominent Member Of Buhari Campaign Group
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Gbemi Saraki Becomes Prominent Member Of Buhari Campaign Group

Gbemisola is the younger sister of Senate President Bukola Saraki. The University of Sussex, UK, Economics graduate was first elected a member of the House of Representatives in 1999 on the platform of the All People’s Party, APP, before being elected a Senator in 2003 as a PDP member. She was in the Senate between 2003 and 2011. Attempts by their late father to make Gbemisola succeed her brother as Kwara State governor tanked badly as Bukola blatantly refused, preferring to pitch his tent with the incumbent Governor Ahmed Abdulfattah. So committed to the ‘Gbemisola for governor’ project was their late father that he went ahead to float the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN). Bukola simply refused to release the Saraki structure for Gbemisola. This polarised the family but father ...
2023: Shehu Sani Tells Southeast, Southwest What To Do
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2023: Shehu Sani Tells Southeast, Southwest What To Do

The Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, have stated what the Igbos and the Yorubas must do to secure the presidential ticket of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in 2023. The senator admonished that the tribes in question should demand a written agreement from Buhari’s administration against 2023. Sani gave the advice on Tuesday while wading into the controversy surrounding which region takes over the presidency from incumbent president, Muhammadu Buhari, who is the 2019 flag bearer of the APC. Naija News recalls that President Yemi Osinbajo has assure that President Muhammadu Buhari will hand over the seat of power to the yorubas if they vote him come 2019 elections. promised the presidency to demand a written agreement from Buhari and h...
50 Things Apostle Johnson Suleman Said In His 2019 Prophecies
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50 Things Apostle Johnson Suleman Said In His 2019 Prophecies

2019 Prophecies By Apostle Johnson Suleman President of Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide, Apostle Johnson Suleman has released his 2019 Prophecies concerning Nigeria. The cleric released the prophecies on Monday night during the cross over service into 2019. As part of the prophecies, Apostle Suleiman predicted that the 2019 election will be 100 percent rigged as well as Igbo presidency in 2023. He also predicted educational, African and international affairs including Donald Trump losing a second term bid as America’s president. Below are 50 prophecies he released for 2019: 1. Great agricultural boost for South Africa. 2. I saw an eclipse. 3. 2019 Nigeria election- 100% rigged. 4. Northern response to election results to shock the incumbent ...
WORKING AGAIN OR NEXT LEVEL
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WORKING AGAIN OR NEXT LEVEL

The ‘next level’ strategy of fighting corruption is uninspiring, argues Matthew Ayibakuro It has been just over a week since the two leading political parties in Nigeria – the PDP and the APC – launched their respective presidential campaigns. Beyond the fanfare and contrivances that overly dominate electioneering times, it is critical to our democratic experience that the promises and plans of candidates and parties are not taken for granted. It is expedient that citizens are able to interrogate proposed strategies in various sectors to establish, in this context, how exactly things will get “working again” or taken to the “next level”. On anticorruption, it is rather instructive that the campaign strategy document of the incumbent, President Muhammadu Buhari, provides very negl...
2019: Why Presidential Debates Matter
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2019: Why Presidential Debates Matter

On Thursday, November 22, the Nigerian Election Debate Group (NEDG) and the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON) announced schedules for the 2019 presidential election debates. The vice-presidential and presidential debates, which will hold on December 14, 2018 and January 19, 2019 respectively at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, will focus primarily on the economy, electricity supply, job creation, health, security, infrastructure and education. But nothing is off limits. Chairman of the group, Mr. John Momoh, not only reiterated the importance of the exercise and why candidates must participate but also assured of the objectivity of the exercise. In the past, some conceited politicians had treated the debates cavalierly, dismissing the very idea of being interrogated by th...
APC Senatorial Aspirant Head to Court over Substitution with Incumbent
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APC Senatorial Aspirant Head to Court over Substitution with Incumbent

Alhaji Sani Musa (313), who is believed to have won the the Niger East senatorial district primary election has headed to the court to challenge his substitution with incumbent Senator David Umaru. Umaru’s name was among those submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) by the All Progressives Congress (APC) national secretariat Thursday. “We have already contacted our lawyers, we are going to court to challenge the undemocratic action,” Alhaji Nma Kolo, a member of the Sani Musa senatorial Advisory Council said in Minna Friday. Kolo said: “We will reclaim the popular mandate given to us by the good people of the senatorial zone, not less than 39,000 people queued behind Sani Musa only 5,000 people lined up behind Senator David Umaru.” He said his principa...
South South Stakeholders To Honor Pinnick In Uyo
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South South Stakeholders To Honor Pinnick In Uyo

Football stakeholders in the South South zone would tomorrow (Friday) roll out the drums to honor president of the nation’s soccer governing body, Amaju Melvin Pinnick in Uyo ahead of the AFCON 2019 qualifier between the Super Eagles and Libya. Pinnick Amaju who is also the first Vice President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) is being honored by the zone over his numerous achievements as NFF president and for breaking the jinx of incumbents at the Glass House not doing a second term after winning the September 20 elections in Katsina. A leading stakeholder, Dr Peter Singabele who is a patron of the South South zone said yesterday that Amaju as a worthy son of the South South deserves to be recognized and honored by his people for doing the zone proud. In Singabe...
Lagos APC Primaries: Tinubu, Adeola Win
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Lagos APC Primaries: Tinubu, Adeola Win

Announcing the results in Ikeja, Chairman of the committee said the primaries were contested for the three senatorial seats, 24 House of Representatives and 40 state House of Assembly seats. The All Progressives Congress (APC) Electoral Committee of the National Assembly and State House of Assembly primaries in Lagos on Saturday officially released the results of the elections. The primaries, including a repeat of the senatorial primary election, were held on Friday. The senatorial primaries initially held on Thursday, but were cancelled and rescheduled owing to logistic issues. Announcing the results in Ikeja, Chairman of the committee, Mr Lucky Imasuen, said the primaries were contested for the three senatorial seats, 24 House of Representatives and 40 state House o...
Isuguzo Defeats Incumbent To Become NUJ President
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Isuguzo Defeats Incumbent To Become NUJ President

A journalist accused of certificate forgery has scaled the odds to emerge as new NUJ President. Chris Isiguzo Chris Isiguzo, South East Bureau Chief of ThisDay Newspaper from Enugu Zone on Friday morning emerged the National President of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) at the union’s general election in Abeokuta The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Isiguzo polled 346 votes to defeat the incumbent President, Waheed Odusile, who polled 329 votes. Announcing the results at the June 12 Cultural Centre in Abeokuta , the Returning Officer from Nigeria Labour Congress, Benson Upah, commended the peaceful conduct of all the participants. Upah, the National Head of Information and Public Affairs for the NLC, declared Isiguzo winner of the election that had seven con...
Lagos APC Primary: Lagos Politician Escapes Death After Machete Attack By Political Thugs
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Lagos APC Primary: Lagos Politician Escapes Death After Machete Attack By Political Thugs

Political thugs in Lagos state have reportedly attacked a politician by cutting him with a machete. Mustapha narrowly escaped death after being attacked A former Chairmanship aspirant in Kosofe Local Government area, Hon Ibrahim Mustapha, narrowly escaped death on Thursday when suspected political thugs attacked him at Anthony Village with machete. He is currently on admission at a private hospital, Life Fountain Hospital, Anthony, Lagos. Mustapha was allegedly attacked by political thugs suspected to be working for the Special Adviser to the Governor of Lagos on Food Security, Ganiu Okanlawon and a member of Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Bayo Oshinowo, and matcheted him severally on the head. Eyewitnesses informed said that the assailants, numbering between two and...
Check Out All The Winners And Losers In The Battle For Lagos APC Governorship Ticket
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Check Out All The Winners And Losers In The Battle For Lagos APC Governorship Ticket

This is a list of all the 'winners' and losers' in the heavy battle to seize control of the seat of power in Lagos state. Akinwunmi Ambode On Wednesday, the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, accepted defeat in the governorship primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state. Speaking in Lagos, Mr Ambode congratulated Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the winner of the party’s governorship ticket and the favourite candidate of power brokers in the state chapter of the party. The declaration put paid to speculations among analysts that the governor may defect from the APC in pursuit of his gubernatorial ambition. “The interest of our beloved state must always supersede that of any person or group,” Mr Ambode said in the broadcast. “It is in this regard, that I ...
Ambode Accepts Defeat, Congratulates Sanwo-Olu
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Ambode Accepts Defeat, Congratulates Sanwo-Olu

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has accepted the results of the highly controversial Lagos State APC Primaries he lost with over 800,000 votes.   Governor Akinwunmi Ambode Akinwunmi Ambode, incumbent Governor of Lagos State, has accepted defeat in his efforts to become the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 governorship election in the state. He has congratulated the winner of the APC primaries in the state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu. Ambode made the announcement on Wednesday during a very brief media address broadcast by Lagos Television. More details to come.
Lagos Guber: Ambode’s Aide, Groups Roll Out Achievements Ahead Primaries
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Lagos Guber: Ambode’s Aide, Groups Roll Out Achievements Ahead Primaries

Barely 24 hours after the Governor’s Advisory Council, GAC, directed that Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, and other gubernatorial aspirants should face primaries, Ambode’s aides and civil society groups have started rolling out his achievements to garner support for him. Meanwhile, vice chairmen of 57 councils have endorsed Babajide Sanwo-Olu, assuring him of their support during the primaries scheduled for Saturday, September 29. Vanguard gathered that all his aides have, in sudden moves, started rolling out achievements of the incumbent governor to change the perception of the public and party members. , Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, It was learned that the move became apparent after many residents claimed that the achievements of the present administration weren’t known to eve...
How Ribadu, Buhari’s In-Law Are Confronting Governor Bindow
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How Ribadu, Buhari’s In-Law Are Confronting Governor Bindow

The entry of the pioneer chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu into the All Progressives Congress, APC governorship primary battle in Adamawa State has upturned permutations on the race putting the battle into strategic focus. Ribadu joins the testy contest for the Adamawa APC governorship ticket into a three horse race with the incumbent, Senator has joined ADAMAWA Gubernatorial race on the platform of the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC with a resolve that he will clinch the party ticket during the forthcoming party primary. *Ribadu Ribadu’s entry into the race brings to three the number of aspirants jostling to fly the ticket of the ruling party. The others are the incumbent, Senator Mohammad Jibril and a brother=law to the ...
: Lamido Appears Before Southern, M-Belt Leaders, Says Nigeria Is Sick
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: Lamido Appears Before Southern, M-Belt Leaders, Says Nigeria Is Sick

ABUJA— FORMER governor of Jigawa State and presidential aspirant on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Sule Lamido, yesterday, took a swipe at the current government under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari, saying Nigeria was sick and held hostage by a single person. Speaking with journalists, yesterday, in Abuja after a closed door meeting with leaders of thought, elder statesmen from four of the six geo-political zones of the country, under the aegis of Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum, Lamido said Nigeria was at this moment of its political history, in search of justice where everybody would feel a sense of belonging, not nepotism anymore. Lamido, who noted that there was integrity before Buhari, with names such as Nnamdi Azikiwe, Ahmadu Bello, Abubakar T...
Tinubu Won’t Ask Me To Step Down For Ambode – Jide Sanwoolu
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Tinubu Won’t Ask Me To Step Down For Ambode – Jide Sanwoolu

Babajide Sanwoolu, a governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State on Friday said Asiwaju Bola Tinubu will not ask him to step down for Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, the incumbent governor of the state. Addressing a press conference in Lagos, Sanwoolu said Tinubu is a true democrat who will not impose anyone on Lagosians, adding that it is the reason he canvassed for direct primaries where all party members will have a say in who governs them. He said that he is the race to give Lagosians proper representation and improve on the things on ground.
2019: Ex-banker Battles Akpabio For APC Ticket
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2019: Ex-banker Battles Akpabio For APC Ticket

A former banker, Otuekong Iniebehe Okorie, has challenged Senator Godswill Akpabio for Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial seat at the National Assembly on the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC. Akpabio Okorie, who was apparently on the verge of securing the party’s nod until Akpabio’s defection, which had changed the political calculus in the district, has promised effective representation if given the mandate. The aspirant said the interest of the party was paramount, expressing optimism that the party will pick him as its standard bearer for the 2019 senatorial election, as he called for a level playing field for all the contestants. He said: “The primary election has to be free, fair and credible. If you defeat me in a free and fair primary, I will work for you and the pa...
I Will Defeat Atiku, Even in Adamawa – Okorocha
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I Will Defeat Atiku, Even in Adamawa – Okorocha

Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, Sunday challenged the former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, that he (Okorocha) was prepared to floor him (Atiku) in any election especially in his Adamawa state. Okorocha Okorocha in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, reacted to Atiku’s comment that he would lead struggle for the PDP to take over Imo and Nigeria at large. Recall that Vanguard reported Atiku’s visit to Imo state peoples Democratic Party, PDP, where he expressed his intention to end bad governance in the country, adding that he would lead PDP, to take over the state and Nigeria. The statement read: “The Former Vice-President Alhaji Atiku Abubakar was in Owerri for a meeting with the stakeholders of the PDP in the State over his presidential ambit...

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