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Kano Supplementary Poll: God Has Given Ganduje Power, Accept It – Coalition

A coalition of civil society organization, Coalition for Electoral Advancement (CEA) has said that the victory of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje in the March 23 supplementary poll by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) followed the Electoral Act and guidelines of the commission.

Th [...]

Mon, 25 March 2019

Aisha wants 41% women in Buhari’s next cabinet

Wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha Buhari, has expressed the hope that her husband’s next cabinet will comprise of 41.6% of women.

She disclosed the wish at the unveiling of winners of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme, TEEP 2019 in Abuja.

“The strategy visio [...]

Sun, 24 March 2019

Certificate of Return: INEC hits Okorocha, ‘stop living in fool’s paradise’ – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has hit out at Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, insisting that there is no special ceremony prepared for anybody whose name did not appear on its list of successful candidates in the 2019 general elections.

“There is no special cere [...]

Tue, 19 March 2019

You’ll not regret having me as your leader, Candido assures

Chairman, Abuja Municipal Area Council, AMAC, Hon. Adamu Candido, has assured residents that they will never regret having him as their leader, as he would rededicate himself to inclusive service delivery. 

Candido, who spoke after his re-election for a second term in office, thanked the p [...]

Sun, 17 March 2019

“Who will compensate me and others?”

Last Saturday, February 16, the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, at about 2:45am, announced a shift in the general elections that was barely five hours away. The postponement has continued to attract reactions with some welcoming the decision as [...]

Sun, 17 February 2019

Guber candidate tasks journalists on news sources

Media practitioners in Nigeria have been called upon to always seek news sources rather than wait for the news for balanced and fair reportage. 

This advice was given in Abuja by the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, gubernatorial candidate in Abia state, Chief Chikwe Udensi, when the [...]

Sun, 17 February 2019

No sinister motive in polls shift, says minister

The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, has absolved the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, of any sinister motive in the postponement of Saturday presidential and National Assembly election.

He said the postponement will enable the electoral commission to embark on adequa [...]

Sun, 17 February 2019

Osibanjo harps on Rwanda lessons

Vice President Yemi Osibanjo has stressed the negative consequences of hate speech in any polity, while emphasizing the need for Nigerians to focus on the issues that bind rather than those that cause division in the country. 

Osibanjo stated this at the public presentation and launch of t [...]

Sat, 26 January 2019


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