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Exclusion: Rivers APC moves to send Yakubu to prison

Yakubu ABUJA: The All Progressives Congress APC in Rivers State has served contempt proceedings on Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to ensure the inclusion of its candidates in the forthcoming elections in the state. Osanebi Wins, As Supreme Court Nullifies Lower Court Judgments The move follows INEC’s insistence […]

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Nigeria: UK, US back postponement of elections

The United Kingdom, UK, government has urged Nigerians to be patient and support the democratic process following the postponement of the general elections by Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. election In a statement in Abuja, Saturday, British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, said Britain recognised the frustrations of Nigerians and urged them to vote […]

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BREAKING: Commonwealth, AU, EU, ECOWAS observers hold secret meeting in Abuja

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. 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, […]

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Polls postponement: CUPP hails INEC, blames APC, security agencies over action

ABUJA- THE Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, has applauded the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on its decision to postpone the 2019 General Elections. INEC National Chairman, Mahamood Yakubu This was even as it blamed the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, and security agencies for the postponement. CUPP alleged that the APC showed desperation […]

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Breaking: We condemn INEC’s postponement of Nigeria’s election – APC

Festus Keyamo The All Progressives Congress, APC, has condemned the postponement of the general election by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. INEC chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu,while briefing newsmen at the commission’s headquarters, announced that continuing with the election as earlier scheduled for today, 16th February, 2019, was no longer feasible. According to him,“Following a […]

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President Buhari expresses disappointment over postponed elections

President Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari who is also the All Progessives Congress candidate for the presidential election has expressed disappointment over the postponement of the general elections. The Independent National Electoral Commission rose from a stakeholders meeting, early Saturday morning, to announce that elections have been shifted by one week. Buhari in a statement made […]

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Cameroon must transparently probe deadly hospital fire – U.S.

The United States embassy in Cameroon has asked the government to probe a deadly hospital arson that claimed four lives at the Kumba District hospital on Monday.The Embassy reacted to the attack on aFebruary 12 statement stressing that the government must probe, hold perpetrators accountable and also publicly publish results of the said probe.“We call […]

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EU blacklists Nigeria, Libya over money laundering, terrorism financing

The European Commission added Saudi Arabia, Panama, Nigeria and other jurisdictions to a blacklist of nations that pose a threat because of lax controls on terrorism financing and money laundering, the EU executive said on Wednesday. “The European Commission adopted today a list of 23 third countries with weak rules against money laundering and terrorism […]

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‘Election No Be War’: U.S. tells Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari’s party has issued a stern warning to the United States and other foreign allies for allegedly making “unguarded” public statements ahead of Nigeria’s presidential polls this weekend.The US, Britain and the European Union have in recent weeks publicly warned against vote-rigging and election violence, and also expressed concern over President Muhammadu Buhari’s […]

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Sudan protest hub: Khartoum varsity profs arrested for attempted rally

Security forces arrested 14 professors who were gathering to protest outside Khartoum University on Tuesday, witnesses said, as anti-government demonstrations neared the end of their eighth week. Doctors also rallied outside state and private hospitals in Sudan’s capital and other cities against the rule of President Omar al-Bashir, witnesses added. Union members, students, opposition activists […]

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Nigeria: EU observers to remain despite ‘body bags’ threat from Buhari’s ally

The European Union said on Thursday its observers would continue monitor the Nigeria general elections, one day after an ally of Buhari warned against foreign interference in the fiercely contested poll.Nasir El-Rufai, governor of the northern state of Kaduna, on Wednesday said people from overseas who sought to intervene in the country’s election would go […]