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INEC announces plan to engage 20,000 personnel for Anambra governorship election

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Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will engage at least 20,000 personnel for the conduct of the November 18, 2017 governorship election in Anambra state. The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Dr Nkwachukwu Orji, disclosed this at the commencement of a two-day workshop for the Civil Society Situation Room on today in Awka. Nkwachukwu revealed that 35 ...

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I don’t mind getting sacked, I will vote for Atiku if he contests against Buhari in 2019 – Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan says

I don't mind getting sacked, I will vote for Atiku if he contests against Buhari in 2019 - Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan says

Earlier today, a video of the Minister of Women Affairs in the Buhari-led government, Aisha Alhassan , endorsing former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar’s 2019 presidential aspiration, surfaced online with many Nigerians accusing her of being disloyal to the government that she is working for. Well, she has come out to say she doesn’t mind getting sacked because come 2019, if ...

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Why George may pip Fani-Kayode, Mimiko, Adeniran to the PDP Chairmanship

Why George may pip Fani-Kayode, Mimiko, Adeniran to the PDP Chairmanship

As the Peoples Democratic Party prepares for its elective national convention to elect new officers before the end of the year to pilot its affairs preparatory for the 2019 general elections, investigations have shown that former Board chairman of the Nigeria Ports Authority, Chief Olabode George may emerge the new national chairman of the party. Although George appears to be ...

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Photos: 24-year-old young lady wins seat in Kenyan parliament

24-year-old young lady wins seat in Kenyan parliament

24-year-old Cynthia Jepkosgei Muge is the newly elected MCA of Kilibwoni ward, Nandi County, Kenya. Muge ran as an independent candidate because she could not afford the cost of her party’s nomination form, she shocked many in the Jubilee Party stronghold after she emerged victorious with 8760 votes defeating her closest competitor Wilson Kiptanui of Jubilee who garnered 8354 votes. ...

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“I am used to insults” Atiku Abubakar reacts to photo alleging he ate with IDP children as election strategy

"I am used to insults" Atiku Abubakar reacts to photo alleging he ate with IDP children as election strategy

                                                Be it corn eating on the street, patronizing Boli sellers, frying akara balls, Nigerians are tired of the campaign strategies employed by politicians to strike emotional connections with the electorates during political campaigns. This time they ...

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Photos: Thugs Storm Senator Shehu Sani’s Press Conference, Beat Up Journalist, Destroy Cars And Cameras

Thugs Storm Senator Shehu Sani's Press Conference, Beat Up Journalist, Destroy Cars And Cameras

Pandemomium broke out at the Nigerian Union of Journalism secretariat in Kaduna state earlier today as thugs said to be within the APC in the state, stormed the secretariat to disrupt a press conference that was being organized by Senator Shehu Sani who represents Kaduna Central in the senate. Sani and the state governor, Nasir El-Rufai have been at loggerheads over the ...

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LG Election: Lagos Extends Restriction Of Movement

Lagos Extends Restriction Of Movement

The Lagos State Government on Wednesday extended the restriction of movement across the State noting that it had been slightly expanded and will now be enforced between 7 am and 3pm on Saturday July 22, to allow for a smooth conduct of the Local Government elections and unhindered participation. In a statement issued by the State’s Commissioner for Information and ...

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Certificate Forgery: Court dismisses case against Senator Andy Uba

Certificate Forgery: Court dismisses case against Senator Andy Uba

                                                                                Yesterday, an Abuja High Court sitting in Apo, Gudu District dismissed a certificate forgery suit filed by one Uchenna Nnadi ...

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Abuja flood kills APC Board of Trustee member, Olisaemeka Akamukalem

Abuja flood kills APC Board of Trustee member, Olisaemeka Akamukalem

                                                                             Sir Olisaemeka Akamukalem, a member of the Board of Trustees of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has died. The party chieftain, who ...

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Graphic: PDP Ward Chairman brutally murdered in Delta State

Graphic: PDP Ward Chairman brutally murdered in Delta State

Pa Agabi Egagifo was found murdered in Mereje Town, Okpe Local Government Area  of Delta State on Tuesday, May 16th. According to reports, Evangelist Egagifo who moved into his new building six months ago, was hacked to death with a cutlass. Egagifo was until his death the Ward 7 Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Mereje Town. The ...

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House of Repesentatives member, Edward Pwajok, decamps from PDP to APC

House of Repesentatives member, Edward Pwajok, decamps from PDP to APC

                                                                              A member of the House of Representatives, Edward Pwajok, representing Jos South/East federal constituency, has defected from PDP to APC. Pwajok’s ...

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Presidency plans to arrest Ike Ekweremadu, ex-PDP governors- PDP senators alleged

Presidency plans to arrest Ike Ekweremadu, ex-PDP governors- PDP senators alleged

The PDP caucus of the senate today addresed a press conference where they alleged that there are plans by the presidency to arrest deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremdu and some former PDP governors. At a briefing with Senate Correspondents, Spokesman of the Caucus, Senator Enyinanya Abaribe read a statement saying intelligence gathered by them suggest that there are plans by ...

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I lost re-election to President Buhari because Obama, Cameron, others supported him- GEJ says

I lost re-election to President Buhari because Obama, Cameron, others supported him- GEJ says

Former President Jonathan, says he lost the 2015 general election to President Buhari because Buhari had support from former US President Barack Obama, ex-British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Francois Hollande. In a book titled, “Against The Run of Play” which is set to be launched in Lagos on Friday, Chairman of ThisDay Editorial Board, Olusegun Adeniyi, quoted ...

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EFCC traces another N2bn to another account of PDP gov aspirant in Niger state

EFCC traces another N2bn to another account of PDP gov aspirant in Niger state

The  Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have discovered N2 billion in another account operated by a former PDP governorship aspirant in Niger state and former Commissioner of Local Government in the state, Kantigi Liman. Recall that on April 11th, the agency released a statement saying it discovered N4 billion in the accounts of two companies which he had links with(Read ...

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Please stop hugging transformers – APC pleads with Nigerians

Please stop hugging transformers - APC pleads with Nigerians

Due to viral photos of people posing with transformers over the lack of constant electricity since President Buhari came to power, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned Nigerians to stop hugging transformers. According to the statement made via the party UK Twitter account, the Minister of  Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola is working non-stop to improve power ...

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Ali Modu Sheriff plans to run for President in 2019- Ahmed Makarfi-camp of PDP alleges

Ali Modu Sheriff plans to run for President in 2019- Ahmed Makarfi-camp of PDP alleges

The Ahmed Makarfi-camp of PDP, has alleged that the Chairman of the party, Ali Modu Sheriff, is planning to run for presidency come 2019.Dayo Adeyeye who is the spokesperson of the PDP caretaker committee of the Ahmed Makarfi-camp, made the allegation when he spoke at a press conference in Abuja yesterday. “Yesterday, while addressing newsmen, as he continues to illegally ...

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Former President Jonathan never asked me to resign – Ali Modu Sherif​f

Former President Jonathan never asked me to resign – Ali Modu Sherif​f

PDP National chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff has denied media reports that former president Goodluck Jonathan has asked him and senator Ahmed Makarfi to resign their positions as a way of resulting the protracted leadership crisis of the party.There were media reports yesterday that Jonathan had prevailed on both men to resign their positions so that a new convention can be ...

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I will never contest for presidency against Buhari – Tinubu

I will never contest for presidency against Buhari - Tinubu

National Leader of APC, Bola Tinubu, says he will never contest for Presidency against President Buhari and he won’t eever support anyone who does. Tinubu said this in a statement while reacting to a newspaper report that he is gearing up to contest against President Buhari in the next presidential election and that he has picked three possible running mates ...

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Court nullifies election of serving senator, Bassey Akpan, orders him to refund all his emoluments

Court nullifies election of serving senator, Bassey Akpan, orders him to refund all his emoluments

A Federal High court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, has nullified the election of the senator representing Akwa Ibom North-East Senatorial district, Bassey Akpan. The court nullified his election following a petition by one Bassey Etim who argued that he was the authentic PDP Senatorial candidate in the 2015 election.Witnesses testified in court that Akpan who vied for the ...

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Photos: Ali Modu Sheriff takes over PDP secretariat in Abuja

Photos: Ali Modu Sheriff takes over PDP secretariat in Abuja

Days after the Court of Appeal in Port Harcourt validated his position as the authentic National Chairman of PDP, Ali Modu Sheriff has taken over the National secretariat of the party. Sheriff and members of his working committee took over the secretariat last night. However in a swift reaction to this development, the Ahmed Makarfi-led caretaker committee of the party, ...

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