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23 Feb 2019
After a week-long delay, Nigerians began voting for a new president on Saturday. Some 120,000 polling stations began opening from 0700 GMT, although there were indications of a delay in the delivery of some materials and deployment of staff, AFP reporters said. Results are expected from early next week, with the winner gaining control of…
23 Feb 2019
Nigerians today go to the poll to elect their president and 469 members of the National Assembly (NASS). This is coming a week after the exercise was rescheduled by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) late Friday night (Feb. 16). While the electoral umpire would conduct only the presidential and NASS election this Saturday, the…
23 Feb 2019
Alhaji Bello Matawalle, the PDP governorship candidate in Zamfara, has donated a Peugeot 406 station wagon to the correspondents chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), in the state. Matawalle, while presenting the vehicle to the union on Friday in Gusau, commended the nwsmen for remaiming neutral in the coverage of political activities in…
23 Feb 2019
The Police Command in Enugu State has debunked a social media rumour of a bomb explosion within Enugu metropolis on Friday. The rumour spread 12 hours to the commencement of the re-scheduled Presidential and National Assembly elections. The command’s Police Public Relations Officer, SP Ebere Amaraizu, issued a statement in Enugu on Friday with regard…
23 Feb 2019
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and his wife, Dolapo Osinbajo, will exercise their franchise in the 2019 presidential election at the Victoria Garden City (VGC), Lagos on Saturday. Osinbajo, who is from Ikenne, Ogun State, lived and worked in Lagos before he became vice president in 2015. He was Attorney-general and Commissioner of justice in Lagos…
22 Feb 2019
A member of the ruling All Progressives Congress Women and Youth Campaign  Aisha Augie-Kuta has debunked rumours that Nigeria's First Lady Aisha Buhari is staying away from her husband’s reelection campaign. "We saw pictures of her in Daura, we saw videos of her in Daura doing door-to-door and all that,” Augie-Kuta said during an interview with…
19 Feb 2019
On hindsight, it could be argued that the Independent National Election Commission’s (INEC) postponement of the election was a culmination of events that exploded on Saturday morning. The augury, as it were, had been on the ascendancy all through last week and even weeks before that in the lead up to the February 16, 2019…
17 Feb 2019
National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen. Bola Tinubu, has urged Nigerians to remain committed and not allow the election postponement deter them from exercising their rights on Feb. 23. Tinubu made the call in a statement made available to newsmen on Saturday in Lagos by his Media Officer, Mr Tunde Rahman. Presidential…

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