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Over 11m registered persons won’t vote

As Nigerians go to the polls tomorrow, about 11, 228,582 out of the 84 million registered voters nationwide will not be able to vote due to their failure to collect Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVC). This emerged yesterday as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) put the number of collected and uncollected PVCs at 72,775,502 and […]

IPMAN denies reduction in petrol price

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has denied a planned reduction in the Petrol pump price to N140 per litre. The plan was allegedly taken to encourage Nigerians travel to cast their votes. But, the National President of IPMAN, Sanusi Sari, who made the clarifications in Abuja yesterday, denied the reduction announced by […]

Fresh controversy over Buhari’s shooting order

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, yesterday faulted the advice by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, that the Nigerian Army should disregard President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive to deal ruthlessly with ballot box snatchers during the coming general elections. Buratai described the former vice president’s statement […]

Buhari backs oil cut by OPEC

President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged the cooperation of Nigeria to the reduction of oil output to attract higher prices in the global market.Speaking with Mr. Ahmad Qattan, Special Envoy of King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, Minister of State for African Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, at the State House, Abuja, Buhari said as a […]

FG declares Friday public holiday, excludes bankers

The Nigerian Government has declared Friday Feb.22 as Work-Free Day to enable Nigerians prepare for the rescheduled Presidential and National Assembly Elections on Saturday. Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd), made the declaration in Abuja. The Ministry of Interior in a statement on Wednesday night by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Georgina Ehuriah, […]

Atiku Abubakar alleges plot by presidency to manipulate card readers

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has alerted Nigerians of an alleged plot by the presidency to specially trained operatives to manipulate the card readers during the elections. He told the party’s 84th National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting yesterday in Abuja that the purported plan was to derail the workings of the […]

PDP cautions security agencies against Buhari’s shooting order

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rose from its 84th National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting yesterday, warning the security agencies against carrying out the shoot-on-sight order issued by President Muhammadu Buhari against ballot box snatchers. The party’s national chairman, Uche Secondus, declared that “the agenda of that directive is to scare away voters and agents that […]

Thumb-printed ballot papers in vehicle for voter education, says police

Sokoto State Police Command has explained that ballot papers that were discovered in a vehicle were meant for voter education purposes and not thumb-printed for voting as speculated in the public. Police officers in Sokoto had on Sunday, February 17, intercepted a vehicle containing voting materials allegedly belonging to opposition party People’s Democratic Party (PDP). […]

Outrage as Buhari orders ruthless action over polls

President Muhammadu Buhari has given an order to security personnel to deal ruthlessly with any person involved in activities aimed at disrupting the conduct of the general elections. “The security agents have been placed on red alert to carry out the order ruthlessly,” Buhari disclosed at the All Progressives Congress (APC) caucus meeting held at […]

Tribunal issues arrest warrant for top judge before elections

A tribunal on Wednesday issued an arrest warrant for Nigeria’s suspended chief judge for failing to appear for trial over alleged breaches of asset declaration rules, days before Saturday’s presidential election. The ‘code of conduct tribunal’ had ordered chief judge Walter Onnoghen to appear for trial on Wednesday. The tribunal issued the warrant for Onnoghen […]

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