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How Buhari, APC allegedly used Amina Zakari, others to sabotage INEC’s effort in postponed elections – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday accused the Federal Government and the All Progressives Congress, APC, of sabotaging the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, operations in last Saturday’s scheduled elections using Amina Zakari. PDP claimed that INEC’s top official, Amina Zakari alongside other commissioners, were used in sabotaging the electoral umpire’s operations. A statement […]

Election Postponement: APC, PDP vow to continue campaigns despite INEC’s directive

Nigeria’s two main political parties have vowed to proceed with their campaigns despite a directive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Top officials of the governing All Progressive Congress (APC) and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said this in separate interviews with the BBC Hausa Service. INEC announced the postponement of Saturday’s presidential […]

Gunmen kill Gov. Okowa’s aide

Lawrence Ijeh, Special Assistant to Delta Governor on Youth Development, has been shot dead by gunmen in Ekpan community, Uvwie Local Government Area of the state. Mr Ijeh, also known as Ngozi, was said to have been killed on Friday night, inside his Toyota Camry Car. He was found in a pool of his blood […]

Why we postponed 2019 elections — INEC Chairman

The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Mahmood Yakubu, has given details of the “logistics and operational problems” he earlier said prompted the rescheduling of the 2019 general elections billed to start Saturday. The commission announced the shocking decision just hours before the opening of polls after repeatedly assuring Nigerians and international observers it […]

Edo govt fast-tracks implementation of EGRP, attracts consumer foods processing, commodity export firms

In a bid to diversify the state’s economy for increased productivity in line with the Federal Government’s Economic Growth and Recovery Plan (EGRP), the Edo State Government has attracted investment in consumer foods processing that will benefit from a multilocation cassava production initiative in the three senatorial districts of the state. The investment will get […]

Police officer, 8 others killed in Rivers

File Photo At least nine persons including a police officer, have been reportedly killed by gunmen at different locations in three local government areas of Rivers State. It was gathered that six persons were reportedly killed including a family of three in Erema community in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area (ONELGA) of the state. Two persons […]

Adams Oshiomhole: Nobody had clue elections won’t go on

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, has condemned the postponement of the general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission. Oshiomhole, who spoke in Iyamoh, in the Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State, on Saturday, however, said that the APC did not have prior information that the elections would […]

APC’s Edo Central Senatorial Candidate, John Osagie Inegbedion, thanks Esan people for the Love and Understanding

APC’s Edo Central Senatorial Candidate, John Osagie Inegbedion, thanks Esan people for the Love and Understanding. Edo central senatorial candidate under APC, Hon. John Osagie Inegbedion, has enjoined Edo central people particularly his supporters to remain resolute, peaceful and calm following the postponement of the elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC previously scheduled […]

REC: How mix-up in distribution of electoral materials led to postponement of elections

The Oyo State Resident Commissioner of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Barrister Mutiu Agboke, has solicited understanding of Nigerians over the postponement of Presidential and National Assembly Elections by one week saying that the postponement was due to logistic reason. Agboke, while fielding questions on Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State, BCOS, said that the commission […]

Oyebode, Akinteriwa criticise INEC for shifting polls | The Guardian Nigeria News

Professor Akindele Babatunde Oyebode Two renowned academics, Prof. Prof. Akin Oyebode, and Prof. Bola Akinteriwa, have criticised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for postponing the general elections. Oyebode, a teacher of International Law and Jurisprudence, said on Saturday that the postponement of the polls few hours to the commencement of the Presidential and National […]

Kano streets calm, cold, quiet after election shift

The streets of the northern commercial city of Kano State are so far calm as residents seem to have come to terms with the news of the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections. Citizens were seen going about their normal activities on Saturday. A resident of No Man’s Land in the Sabon Gari […]

Election: CODE launches technology to track security challenges

A non-governmental organisation, Connected Development [CODE], has launched a technology that would enable it observe and report security challenges during the nation’s upcoming presidential and gubernatorial elections. The technology tagged, Uzabe, is an Open Situation Awareness Room (OSAR) initiative. In a statement signed by the communications officer for CODE, Kevwe Oghide, on Wednesday, he said […]

Extortion of developers: Our officials do not collect cash at construction sites, Edo govt warns

The Edo State Government has cautioned land developers in the state over antics of individuals and groups who impersonate government officials to defraud land developers, noting that state officials do not demand and collect cash on construction sites. In a statement, Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Erimona Oye Edorodion, warned that “imposters […]

Elections: Sensitive materials arrive Edo

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Edo office, said that sensitive materials for Presidential and National Assembly elections scheduled to take place on February 16 had arrived Benin. Mr Emmanuel Alex-Hart, the State’s Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Friday that the commission received the materials at the Central […]

Edo Poly partners NASRDA on geospatial information research

The Edo State Polytechnic, Usen, has struck a partnership with the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), for the optimal operation of the institution’s Center for Geospatial Information Science, paving the way for professional training and research in geospatial studies. Rector of Edo State Polytechnic, Usen, Prof. Abiodun Falodun, in a chat with journalists, […]

Elections: AMORC preaches peace, harmony

Dr Kenneth Idiodi, the Grand Administrator, Rosicrucian Order (AMORC), has advised Nigerians to ensure peace and harmony as they cast their votes during the Saturday Presidential and National Assembly elections. Idiodi gave the advice during the order’s Edo/Delta Regional Rotational Conclave with the theme “Spirituality for Social Justice” which was held in Ugbomro, Uvwie Local […]

6,000 security personnel deployed in Zamfara

The Zamfara State Police Command and other security agencies in the state have deployed 6,062 security personnel ahead of Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections in the state. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Muhammad Shehu, a superintendent of police, disclosed this in a statement in Gusau, the state capital on Thursday. Mr […]

Edo declares Friday half work day

The Edo State Government has declared Friday as half work day to enable workers participate in the February 16 presidential election. This was contained in a statement issued by Secretary to State Government, Osarodion Ogie, and made available to journalists in Benin on Thursday. Mr Ogie directed all offices to close at 12 noon so […]