Rise to heal our nation, Peace committee asks Nigerians, counsels INEC

The National Peace Committee headed by former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to avoid panic measures and should not get distracted by the accusations by politicians ahead of Saturday’s elections. The committee made the call in a statement jointly signed by Abubakar and Bishop Mathew […]

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Presidency defends Buhari’s threat to ballot snatchers

The Federal Government on Tuesday said President Muhammadu Buhari’s threat to ballot papers snatchers should be “seen as a strong message against the long history of savagery associated with elections in the country.” “Snatching ballot boxes often entails putting the lives of innocent Nigerians at risk,” President Buhari’s spokesman Garba Shehu said in a statement. […]

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CBN injects $210m into foreign exchange market

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has injected 210 million dollars into the various segments of the market to sustain its intervention in the Inter-Bank Foreign Exchange Market. Mr Isaac Okorafor, CBN Director, Corporate Communications, made this known in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja. Okorafor said that the apex bank offered 100 million dollars […]

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Conspiracy theories trail poll shift

Nothing best explains the anticlimax that occurred on election morning at exactly 2:45 a.m. than a deflated balloon. Like a pin punched to a balloon, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, broke the heart of millions across the world with the following words: “Following a careful review of the implementation […]

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Poll shift hits exchange rate, stock market loses N196 billion

The financial services sector yesterday reacted negatively to the uncertainty in the nation’s political environment as investors priced in the risks of election postponement on the stock market and exchange rate. The development came just as analysts polled by The Guardian at the weekend predicted that investors and financial transactions would plummet as a first […]

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Leah Sharibu: Kinsmen cry for release one year after

Friends and members of Dapchi community in Yobe on Tuesday gathered at the home of Leah Sharibu, who was abducted exactly a year ago by Boko Haram terrorists with other girls at Government Girls Science Technical College. They demanded for the release of Leah, the only Christian girl left in captivity for refusing to deny […]

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Saturday elections: We are ready – APC

The APC Presidential Campaign Council has said that only the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) can say whether the rescheduled Presidential election will go ahead as scheduled, saying the APC is ready for the election. Director of Contact and Mobilization, APC Presidential Campaign Council, Hadiza Bala Usman who spoke after inspecting the election situation room […]

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Buhari holds security meeting with governors, security chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari is holding a security meeting with state governors and security chiefs. According to the presidency, Buhari is meeting with the governors of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai and Yobe State governor, Ibrahim Gaidam. Members of the President’s cabinet at the meeting include the Secretary to the Government of the […]

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Outrage as Buhari orders ruthless action over polls

A sense of outrage has greeted the order given by President Muhammadu Buhari to security agents to deal ruthlessly with alleged ballot boxes snatchers in the rescheduled presidential and National Assembly elections, billed to hold this Saturday. In its reaction, the leading opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, accused the President of ordering the […]

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