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INEC shifts collation as PDP, APC disagree over winner

INEC shifts collation as PDP, APC disagree over winner

2019-02-25 04:08:22

The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday adjourned the collation of the results of last Saturday’s elections until 11:00 a.m. today. At the formal opening of the collation centre in Abuja, INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said he was adjourning the exercise because no state collation officer had arrived in Abuja with the results of the presidential election. Agents from the various political parties, election observers and journalists were present at the collation centre . Earlier, Yakubu had told journalists that Ekiti State had concluded the collation process and that the officer was on his way to Abuja with the results.… continue reading


Saraki loses, Buhari, Atiku in tight race

Saraki loses, Buhari, Atiku in tight race

2019-02-25 03:00:24

The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, on Sunday became one of the major casualties of the 2019 general elections as he lost his bid to return to the Senate. Apart from Saraki, the other two senatorial candidates of his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, lost to the All Progressives Congress. Saraki lost to the Kwara Central Senatorial District candidate of the APC, Dr Ibrahim Oloriegbe, in what election observers described as a major upset. Oloriegbe polled 123, 808 votes to defeat the Senate President who scored 68, 994 votes in the four local government areas of the Kwara Central Senatorial… continue reading


INEC differs with Buhari over death for ballot box snatchers

INEC differs with Buhari over death for ballot box snatchers

2019-02-20 05:13:09

The Independent National Electoral Commission has disagreed with President Muhammadu Buhari over his order to security agents to kill ballot box snatchers during the February 23 presidential and National Assembly elections. Buhari, who is the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress had at a meeting with the APC leaders, on Monday, said anyone who snatched ballot boxes would pay for it with his life, adding that he had given orders to security agents to be ruthless with such people. He had said, “I am going to warn anybody who thinks he has enough influence in his locality to lead… continue reading


Army warns soldiers against politics, vows to deal with election riggers

Army warns soldiers against politics, vows to deal with election riggers

2019-02-20 05:02:54

The Nigerian Army on Tuesday again asked its officers and soldiers not to be involved in political activities during the 2019 campaigns and elections. The army said none of its personnel should be involved in political campaigns, escort of Very Important Personalities for political missions and aiding or supporting any political party. The Director, Army Public Relations, Col Sagir Musa, stated this in a statement while reacting to allegations that a yet-to-be-identified military officer was involved in politics in Rivers State. Musa said the army investigated and found the allegation not to be true. The army’s spokesman noted that the… continue reading


One year after, Leah Sharibu family laments FG’s silence

One year after, Leah Sharibu family laments FG’s silence

2019-02-20 04:43:37

Exactly one year after her abduction by Boko Haram terrorists, the family of Leah Sharibu on Tuesday renewed their call on the Federal Government to be committed to its promise to facilitate her release. On many occasions, the mother of the victim, Rebecca Sharibu, had broken down in tears, demanding the release of her daughter. On Tuesday, her friend and senior lecturer in the Department of Political Science, University of Jos, Dr Gloria Puldu, in an interview, said the government should act on its promise to secure Leah’s freedom. She said, “We are not in a position to evaluate what… continue reading


Sanchez's Man United form will improve with a goal - Solskjaer

Sanchez's Man United form will improve with a goal - Solskjaer

2019-02-18 04:36:41

Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez is one goal away from regaining his confidence and opening the floodgates, reckons caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Sanchez has only scored two goals in all competitions for United this season and the Chile international is no longer a guaranteed starter under Solskjaer, with in-form youngsters Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford preferred up front. "If he could just get that goal, I am sure that would release some of his confidence," Solskjaer told reporters ahead of Monday's FA Cup trip to Chelsea. "That is what it is about when you go through periods when you… continue reading


Economy as epicenter of elections brouhaha in 2019

Economy as epicenter of elections brouhaha in 2019

2019-02-18 04:28:37

Barely 24 hours to the kick off of 2019 general elections, which were botched at the last minute, the National Bureau of Statistics said the country yearly inflation dropped to 11.37 per cent in January, down from the seven-month high it reached in December, at 11.44 per cent. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has had a running battle taming inflation numbers in nearly two years, with a mix of interest rate hike and foreign exchange management. By analysts’ estimates, the efforts have been largely successful. However, the ongoing electioneering may have something contrary for the assessed monetary policy successes… continue reading


Pray or elections may not hold, CAN warns Nigerians

Pray or elections may not hold, CAN warns Nigerians

2019-02-18 04:13:51

The Christian Association of Nigeria has called on Nigerians to pray this week if they want the general elections to hold. President of the association, Rev Samson Ayokunle, made the call during a service at the Trinity Baptist Church, Ajobo, Ibadan, Oyo State capital, on Sunday. He said, “About what is happening in the country, I want you to pray very well this week. If it’s about the things we see in the spirit, it is not sure that elections will hold at all. We won’t want elections to hold like they didn’t hold; if that should happen, it would… continue reading


APC, PDP defy INEC, vow to continue campaigns

APC, PDP defy INEC, vow to continue campaigns

2019-02-18 04:10:08

Political parties participating in the 2019 general elections have said they will not obey the directive of the Independent National Electoral Commission that they should stop campaigns after the postponement of the presidential and National Assembly elections on Saturday morning. INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, had on Saturday while giving reasons for the postponement of the elections, said campaigns had ended on Thursday. But the All Progressives Congress, the Peoples Democratic Party and the Coalition of United Political Parties, on Sunday said they would never obey the order, saying that they would continue their campaigns. We will continue our campaigns… continue reading


One year after, Leah Sharibu’s family begs Buhari for rescue

One year after, Leah Sharibu’s family begs Buhari for rescue

2019-02-11 06:19:15

The family of the abducted Dapchi schoolgirl Leah Sharibu yesterday again pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to secure the release of their daughter who has been in captivity of the Boko Haram terrorist group since February 19, 2018. The plea came on the back of social media reports that the Christian schoolgirl could have been killed by his captors. The Federal Government has debunked the claims and described the reports as “absolute fake news.” Miss Sharibu’s mother, Rebecca yesterday asked the government not to allow her daughter to be killed by the terrorists. She spoke at a press conference organised… continue reading


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