Elections: FG closes land borders from noon

Police order restriction on vehicular movement THE Federal Government has ordered all land borders to be shut with effect from 12.00 noon today to 12. 00 noon on Sunday. Minister of Interior Lt.-Gen. Abdrahman Dambazau (retd), who gave the order, said there would be restriction of movements across the borders during the election days. Also, […]

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Why Atiku cancelled visit to Ogun – Daniel

Deputy Chairman of the Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation (South), Otunba Gbenga Daniel on Thursday, said the failure of the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate of the party, Atiku Abubakar, to have a major campaign in Ogun State was strategic. Daniel said this during a presidential campaign tour of Ogun Central and East Senatorial districts, claiming […]

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Fire destroys Anambra INEC office, sensitive materials

Fire fighters trying to put out fire that burnt Card Reader Machines in a container at the INEC headquarters in Awka, Anambra State on Tuesday The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Anambra State has been razed by fire, which destroyed two containers of sensitive electoral materials. Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Dr. Nkwachukwu Orji, […]

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PDP sues INEC, APC over two Nigerien governors

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has dragged the All Progressives Congress (APC), Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Nigeria Immigration Service and the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Danbazau, to court over the participation of two governors from Niger Republic at the recent APC presidential campaign rally in Kano. This is coming as the main opposition party […]

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Failing card readers raise fresh concern

With just three days separating Nigerians and the 2019 general elections, concerns are mounting over the efficiency of the system, especially the use of card readers. Nigerians, who spoke on the matter, called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to ensure seamless electioneering processes. According to them, past experiences of where card readers failed […]

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Policemen barred from carrying firearms at polling centres

Acting Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mr Mohammed Adamu, has said that no security personnel would be allowed to carry firearms at polling centres during the elections. He stated this when the European (EU) Election Observation Mission to Nigeria delegation visited him on Wednesday in Abuja. He said that while the elections would last, security personnel […]

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INEC working for PDP, Oshiomhole alleges

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Adams Oshiomhole said on Wednesday that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was working for the main opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the 2019 general election. Oshiomhole however, added that the governing party will not descend to the level of bringing down state institutions […]

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APC to sanction Amosun over botched presidential rally

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has vowed to sanction Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, over the violence that marred its presidential rally. The party blamed Amosun for the fracas and vowed to punish the sponsors after the general elections. Aggrieved party members had thrown objects at the podium on which President Muhammadu Buhari and leaders of the […]

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