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16 Feb 2019
The Independent National Electoral Commission has postponed the presidential and National Assembly elections earlier scheduled for Saturday. INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, announced this at a press briefing on Saturday morning held at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja. "Following a careful review of the implementation of its logistics and operational plan, and the determination to…
15 Feb 2019
The ruling All Progressives Congress Friday alleged that the People's Democratic Party is planning "using faceless bloggers to attack frontline security agencies" in order to discredit the presidential polls holding on Saturday. APC said PDP had also perfected all plans in its "strategy meeting" held a few hours ago to "monetarily induce major actors and…
15 Feb 2019
The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra Nnamdi Kanu Thursday night asked members of the separatist group to participate in Nigeria's general elections on Saturday after initially calling for a boycott. "Having confirmed this evening that all our preconditions and terms have been met, signed, sealed and delivered; I hereby call-off the election boycott…
15 Feb 2019
The popular consciousness of the people is an extremely crucial factor in every democratic setting because it enables them to be `aware of their rights and benefits under the law.
14 Feb 2019
A United States lobbying firm, Ballard Partners, has disowned a letter purportedly written by the firm, predicting the loss  for Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the People's Democratic Party, in the presidential election holding on Saturday. “My signature has been forged. Ballard Partners has not conducted any survey research on behalf of the People’s Democratic…
13 Feb 2019
Nigeria's People's Democratic Party (PDP) has sued the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over the use of card readers for the 2019 general election. The party asked a federal high court in Abuja the court to restrict INEC from postponing elections in any polling unit as a result of a malfunctioning card reader. According to…
12 Feb 2019
An office for Nigeria's election commission, Independent National Electoral Commission, has been burned down just four days before the general election. The fire in INEC Anambra State destroyed some election materials. Firefighters and security operatives arrived the scene to put out the fire which already burnt a container containing the card readers and other election…
10 Feb 2019
The office of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Qua’an Pan Local Government area in Plateau State on Saturday night gutted by fire. This is coming less than a week to the 2019 presidential election. Osaretin Imahiyereobo, Plateau State INEC Head of Department, Voter Education and Publicity, in a statement, confirmed the disaster. “The INEC…
9 Feb 2019
A former President of the United States of America, Bill Clinton, has been scheduled to meet with major contenders in Nigeria's presidential candidates to negotiate a peace deal amidst political mudslinging and tension. Clinton will meet President Muhammadu Buhari, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, and his main rival, Atiku Abubakar, of the People's…
7 Feb 2019
Former presidential candidate of Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, ACPN, Oby Ezekwesili, has released her campaign finance breakdown showing the income and expenditure between October 1, 2018, and February 2, 2019. Despite pulling out of the presidential race about a month to the poll, Ezekwesili spent about N48 million in a space of five months…
23 Jan 2019
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Wednesday said it will investigate how a radio presenter Ordinary Ahmad Isa, got a card reader he displayed on his show. Earlier on Wednesday, Isa on his weekly reality radio talk show, Brekete Family on Human Rights FM, Abuja, brought out a purported INEC card reader. "So if I…
17 Jan 2019
The opposition People's Democratic Party presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar on Thursday arrived to the United States of America. In footage seen by The Guardian, the presidential candidate was seen at the Washington Dulles International Airport alongside Senate President Bukola Saraki. "Just arrived Washington D.C for meeting with US government officials, Nigerians living in D.C metropolis…

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