Election: UN sues for calm, patience among Nigerians

The United Nations has sued for calm and patience  in Nigeria ahead  of the elections. The  Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, Mr Mohamed Ibn Chambas, commended “Nigerians for a pre-election period that had been largely, peaceful and participatory”. Chambas, who is also Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel […]

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Presidential election: What may happen

When Prof Attahiru Jega announced the official results of the 2015 presidential election, majority of Nigerians jubilated.  Not convinced, many skeptics imagined what could happen should the then incumbent government refuse to accept the outcome. A national uproar was possible but, thankfully, it did not materialise. President Goodluck Jonathan graciously conceded, passed the baton to […]

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Nigerians pray for peaceful elections

Incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari, centre, and opposition presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar, right, stand for a group photo with other candidates after signing an electoral peace accord at a conference centre in Abuja, Nigeria, on February 13, 2019. Nigeria is due to hold general elections on Saturday, February 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis) As Nigeria’s elections […]

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Justify integrity through credible polls, Buhari told

A former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to put his integrity to work by being faithful to his promise to ensure free, fair and credible Presidential and national assembly elections on Saturday. He said the President must also demonstrate his strong resolve […]

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Enugu residents in panic purchase ahead Saturday election

Enugu residents have engaged in panic purchase of food items ahead of the Presidential and National Assembly elections on Saturday, February 16 Visit to markets in the metropolis shows that the rush was noticed mainly in the major markets. At the Ogbete Main Market, people were mostly rushing for perishable food items such as meat, […]

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Protest in Ekiti as suspected herdsman kills farmer

Residents of Ayegbaju Ekiti, Oye local government area of Ekiti State, on Thursday evening staged a protest to vent anger over the alleged killing of a farmer by suspected herdsman. Elijah Ogor, 30’s, who hailed from Benue State, was killed on his farmland situated between Ayegbaju and Ido Ekiti on Wednesday after his farm was […]

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Nigeria wastes 42,160MW as transmission, distribution challenges linger

Challenges facing the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI), have led to the wastage of about 42,160.87 mega watts (MW) of electricity out of the 88,566.43MW generated by power generation companies (GenCOs) last year.   Although the current administration had vowed to address the barriers limiting power supply to consumers, statistics made available in Abuja by […]

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