The Will of the People must Prevail – By Chief Olabode George

By Chief Olabode George The Nigerian nation is now at the threshold of history. The rescheduled election coming up this Saturday will be a watershed which will define the crucial contents of the continuity of the Nigerian Union. We cannot afford to fail. I urge our people to go out peacefully on Saturday to perform their civic duties. They should not be hindered by any threat of violence or the alleged shoot at sight instruction emanating from any quarter. We live in a democracy. The rule of law does not…

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BORNO PDP, ABBA AJI PLOTTING TO BLACKMAIL INEC -CIVIL SOCIETIES RAISE ALARM

Abba Aji boycotted five local government areas in campaigns There is an ongoing plot by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Borno State, working under the directive of the party’s ‎candidate for Borno Central Senatorial, Mohammed Abba Aji to blackmail the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, by filing frivolous petitions to cause confusion ahead of the re-scheduled Presidential and National Assembly elections. A coalition of civil societies which has been in Borno in the last two weeks monitoring electoral processes raised the alarm in a statement signed by Comrades Dennis…

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Niger Delta Avengers Vow to Cripple Economy if President Buhari is Re-Elected

Militants under the aegis of the Niger Delta Avengers on Thursday threatened to halt crude oil flow from the Niger Delta and cripple the economy if President Muhammadu Buhari is re-elected. The group decried what it described as the “continuous criminal exploitation and exploration of our natural resources that engender the underdevelopment of the Niger Delta.” In 2016, the nation saw a resurgence of militant attacks on oil and gas facilities in the Niger Delta, causing oil production to plummet to near 30-year lows of around 1.6 million barrels per…

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Frustrated Nigerians count the cost of delayed vote

By AFP Nigerians on Saturday hit out in frustration and anger at election officials after a last-minute delay to voting, just as they were preparing to cast their ballots. “This is where the polling unit should be,” said Austin Onwusoanya, who was expected to manage a polling unit in the sandy compound of a secondary school in the Ikoyi area. He said no election equipment was sent, even as locals continued to enter through the school gates to confirm that the delay was true. “They had rolled out the timetable…

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Commonwealth, AU, EU, ECOWAS Observers Hold Meeting In Abuja Over Poll Postponement

Following the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC’s) decision to postpone the 2019 General Elections, the international and local observers for the polls met on Saturday, at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, Vanguard reports. The meeting, which started at about 11.00am, was held inside the Plateau Ballroom of the hotel.  The meeting, which had in attendance Commonwealth Observer team, EU Observer team, AU Observer team and ECOWAS Observer mission, and others, lasted for about an hour. Some of the leaders of the local observer groups sighted by newsmen included Mr Clement Nwankwo, Convener, the Nigeria…

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Postponement of Elections by INEC is a National Disgrace -Fagbenro-Byron (KOWA Presidential Candidate)

Fellow Nigerians The sudden but unsurprising postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections by INEC is yet another national disgrace and a demonstration of the low level of incompetence , inefficiency and share insensitivity that our nation and national institutions have sunk. Kowa party and myself had also in the past registered concern about the undue influence that the electoral body was being subject to by forces behind the scenes. I personally believe that the lack of preparation, absence of scenario planning, presumptuousness and ineffective reconnaissance on the part…

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NSCDC BOSS DECLARES CORPS READINESS FOR ELECTIONS

The Special Representative of the United Nation Secretary General for West Africa and the Sahel and former ECOWAS Secretary General, Muhammad IBN Chambas, has commended the Commandant General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, for its level of preparedness towards the forth coming general election. He made this known during a courtesy visit to the Corps National Headquarters, Abuja as part of his mission in Nigeria to engage different stakeholders and actors for peaceful, well secured election. Stating that, successful election depends on conducive environment where all voters can…

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African leaders support Dangote, Imoukhuede-led Business Coalition for Health

The forum is expected to unify Africa’s key decision makers in exploring opportunities for catalysing growth in the continent’s economy, through business partnerships to invest in the health sector ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, February 13, 2019/ — An ambitious platform designed to bring together business leaders in Africa to collaborate with heads of government and other stakeholders to tackle basic health challenges in Africa has been launched in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with assurances from government to collaborate for a healthier Africans. The platform, African Business Coalition for Health (ABC Health) was…

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Young Lady Sexually Molested Over Missing Phone Narrates Her Side Of The Story

More facts have emerged about the woman who was stripped naked and tortured over missing phone in Benin city, Edo state. The 24-year-old identified as Favour Ada, alleged to be  commercial sex worker, had pepper inserted into her private part during the brutal ordeal. The Edo Police command paraded the suspects responsible for the act and remanded three in custody including one Lucky Igbinovia (One-Man-Squad), a former aide to Mr Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress on community security. Narrating her ordeals in the hands of the suspects at…

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As Elections Near, Nigerians View Country’s Economy & Political System Negatively -New Poll

Nigeria’s presidential and parliamentary elections will be held Feb. 16 against a backdrop of negative sentiment in the country about the state of the economy and political system. These attitudes were evident in a Pew Research Center survey conducted in the summer of 2018. Nigeria is home to the largest population in Africa, which is almost evenly split between Muslims and Christians. Incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will be running against multiple candidates including former Vice President Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), John Gbor…

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