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19 Feb 2019
Due to the variety of hazards journalists face in the course of their professional duties, incidents such as killings, torture, enforced disappearances, hostage-taking, arbitrary arrests and detention, physical attacks, intimidation, harassment, threats among others are often their lot. Director of International Press Centre (IPC), Mr. Lanre Arogundade, in a report tagged ‘Reporting Elections and Democratic…
17 Feb 2019
Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, Vice -Chancellor, Lagos State University (LASU), said on Saturday that the postponement of the 2019 elections had created concern and anxiety due to the complexity of Nigeria as a nation. “The truth of the matter is that moving such a complex situation like these elections forward will always be flooded with a…
16 Feb 2019
While men slept, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) decided to postpone the 2019 Presidential elections, an election that took the body four years to prepare for. As at yesterday, the 15th of February, all conversations across various platforms were politically influenced. Nigerians in the Diaspora were not left out as some flew in to…
16 Feb 2019
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari's Campaign Organisation said the postponement of the 2019 general election by Independent National Electoral Commission is "a huge disappointment." "We condemn and deprecate this tardiness of the electoral umpire in the strongest terms possible," the Director of Media of the Buhari Campaign Organisation, Festus Keyamo, said in a statement on Saturday.…
13 Feb 2019
There is increasing intentional attention on Nigeria’s general elections, a matter of days away. Given the seeming desperation of political players, there are fears locally and internationally that things could go wrong if politicians throw caution to the winds. For this reason, the pre-emptive notes of warning to politicians to eschew violence or face international…
10 Feb 2019
The National General Secretary of National Union of Pensioners (NUP), Elder Actor Zal has warned Adamawa State Governor, Mohammed Jibrilla Bindow to pay all state pensioners or lose their votes in the governorship election. Zal who spoke at the weekend in Yola during the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) stakeholders’ forum said that pensioners will…
10 Feb 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, at the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Mega Rally, in Lagos, promised that Lagos, as commercial capital of Nigeria, would continue to receive greater attention in terms of infrastructural renewal and all round economic growth. Buhari pledged to recover stolen money from looters, promising to send them to prison, as all…
9 Feb 2019
"Megbele" crooner, Omawumi in a recent interview has revealed who she would have voted for in the forthcoming presidential election. The songstress disclosed that former presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Obiageli Ezekwesili would have been her choice if she did not pull out of the race weeks ago. She said, “She (Ezekwesili) was a former…
23 Jan 2019
Former Nigerian minister of information and the presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP)Jerry Gana said the only strategic move for any party to win the forthcoming 2019 presidential election is to present a northern candidate. "Any party that really wants to win at the presidential level strategically, the candidate would come from the…
21 Jan 2019
Regina Daniel has slammed President Muhammadu Buhari in an Instagram post. The teen star who was recently appointed Youth Campaign Coordinator for the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, called the president a myriad of lies. The Nollywood star further disclosed that she has accepted her appointment as a Youth Campaign…
21 Jan 2019
Two Igbo separatist groups, Biafra Government in Exile (BGIE) and the Biafra Shadow Government (BSG), have joined the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) to call for a total boycott of next month’s poll by Nigerians of Igbo extraction, saying participation would amount to endorsing enslavement of their race.
19 Jan 2019
The presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), Kingsley Moghalu and the presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria(ACPN)Obiageli Ezekwesili slammed president Muhammadu Buhari and the opposition People's Democratic Party candidate Atiku Abubakar for shunning the 2019 presidential debate. Moghalu said he is "surprised that the leaders of the APC and the…

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