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Buhari to run for second term in 2019, Presidency confirms

Buhari to run for second term in 2019, Presidency confirms

With just one year and seven months into the four years term of the administration of president Muhammdu Buhari which will terminate in 2019, presidency has given sure indication that the president would seek a second term in office. It also vehemently dismissed comments that it would be a lonely walk for the president, a development expected to serve as ...

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Former Abia state governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, defects to APC

Former Abia state governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, defects to APC

Former Abia state governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, has defected to APC. In a statement released today, Kalu announced his resignation from his former party, Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA), which he founded. He is pictured above at APC secretariat in Abuja with the party’s National Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun and others. See the statement he released party after the cut. The letter ...

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AirForce issues no-fly zone over Trump Towers as massive security springs up at Trump’s home following election victory

AirForce issues no-fly zone over Trump Towers as massive security springs up at Trump's home following election victory

After Pro-Hillary protests sprung up last night in New York, the White House and different parts of America following Donald Trump’s victory at the U.S elections, members of the New York Police Department’s Counterterrorism Bureau have arrived at Donald Trump’s home- Trump Towers, to ensure massive security for America’s next president. With about two months before Trump assumes duties as ...

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US election 2016 result: Trump beats Clinton to take White House

US election 2016 result: Trump beats Clinton to take White House

Donald Trump will become the 45th US president after a stunning victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton, the Associated Press news agency reports. The Republican nominee’s projected victory came down to a handful of key swing states, despite months of polling that favoured Mrs Clinton. The battlegrounds of Florida, Ohio and North Carolina cleared the way for his Brexit-style upset. Global markets plummeted, with ...

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Supreme Court upholds Seriake Dickson’s election as Bayelsa State Governor

Supreme Court upholds Seriake Dickson's election as Bayelsa State Governor

The Supreme Court today Tuesday, November 8, upheld the election of Seriake Dickson as the validly elected Governor of Bayelsa State. The seven-member panel of judges led by Justice Tanko Muhammad gave the ruling following an appeal brought before it by the All Progressive Congress (APC) and its Governorship Candidate in the December 5, 2015 election, Timipre Sylva. The panel ...

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Video: Police burst fake INEC results printing press in Rivers, makes arrests | INEC denies involvement, says, “Don’t just arrest, prosecute suspects”

Police burst fake INEC results printing press in Rivers, makes arrests | INEC denies involvement, says, “Don’t just arrest, prosecute suspects”

Police in Rivers have arrested nine syndicates involved in the printing of fake result sheets purportedly to be used in the rescheduled rerun elections in the state. The fake printing press with the name, Help-Mate Consult, had several election result sheets with some being original copies from INEC. However, when interrogated, the owner and director of the press said an Honourable ...

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Ex-wife of former President Olusegun to float new political party to be called ABC party

Ex-wife of former President Olusegun to float new political party to be called ABC party

Ex-wife of former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, Taiwo Obasanjo, has unveiled plans to float a new political party named the Abundant Blessing Congress party aka ABC party. The former Mrs Obasanjo said she is on a “divine assignment from God’’. She stated that she will not be using the party to pursue any elective position but would rather use the party ...

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Video: Protest in Oyo State over INEC’s removal of Eyitayo’s name from list

Video: Protest in Oyo State over INEC’s removal of Eyitayo’s name from list

Youths and aged women in Ondo State chapter of the PDP on Friday in Akure protested the inclusion of Mr Jimoh Ibrahim`s name in the list of governorship candidates by INEC. INEC on Thursday included Ibrahim`s name in the list of candidates to contest the Nov. 26 governorship election, citing a court order. But the youths, who carried different placards ...

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Bill to Make Election Debates Mandatory Passes Second Reading in Senate

Bill to Make Election Debates Mandatory Passes Second Reading in Senate

The Senate are on the verge of making pre-election debates compulsory for anybody seeking any elective positions. The bill was suggested by Sen. Abdulfatai Buhari (APC-OYO North), and was read for the second time. The upper legislative chamber referred the bill to the Committee on Establishment and Public Service as well as Committee on INEC. The bill is entitled: “Nigerian ...

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Dariye’s defection to APC a welcome development — Daban

Dariye’s defection to APC a welcome development — Daban

Chief Letep Daban, the Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Plateau chapter, has described the defection of Sen. Joshua Dariye from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to APC as a welcome development. He made the remark in an interview on Sunday in Jos. Daban, who said that the party was highly delighted to receive Dariye, (former PDP-Plateau Central, added that ...

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INEC settles for Jegede and Akeredolu in Ondo election

INEC settles for Jegede and Akeredolu in Ondo election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Thursday confirmed Eyitayo Jegede as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Ondo State ahead of November 26th, governorship election. INEC, published Jegede’s name alongside other candidates of other parties for the upcoming ellection. This stopped the aspiration of Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim, the nominee of the Modu Sheriff faction of the ...

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#EdoDecides: Obaseki wins Edo governorship election

#EdoDecides: Obaseki wins Edo governorship election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Mr Godwin Obaseki of the All Progressives Congress(APC) winner of the Edo governorship election held on Wednesday. Obaseki polled 319,483 to defeat his closest rival, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), who scored 253,173 votes. The Returning Officer, Prof, Kayode Soremekum , who is also the Vice Chancellor of the ...

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#EdoDecides: Obaseki In Tight Grip On Victory, Wins 13 LGAs |PDP supporters in mass protest over election results in Edo

#EdoDecides: Obaseki In Tight Grip On Victory, Wins 13 LGAs |PDP supporters in mass protest over election results in Edo

Obaseki in tight grip on victory, wins 13 LGAs Godwin Obaseki, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the governorship election in Edo state has, so far, won a total of 13 Local Government Areas from results being collated by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Edo state. Obaseki has so far polled a total of 282,118 ...

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Edo 2016 Election Updates: Etsako, Esan &Ikpoba results | Electoral officer confirms ballot box snatching at Ekpoma

Edo 2016 Election Updates: Etsako, Esan &Ikpoba results | Electoral officer confirms ballot box snatching at Ekpoma

Etsako, Esan & Ikpoba results Etsako West (AUCHI) Ward 2, Unit 1, PDP 94 APC 176, ACPN 5 Ward 11, unit 11, APC 239 PDP 54 Invalid 470 Esan West Unit 11, APC 69 PDP 158 21 invalid Ikpoba Okhai Ward 2, Unit 12, APC 92 PDP 85 Akoko Edo ward 5 unit 3, APC 177 PDP 75. Electoral officer ...

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Edo 2016 Election Updates: Ambode, El-Rufai’s presence in Edo Worrisome – Ize-Iyamu | Counting of votes on-going as PDP allegedly takes early lead

Edo 2016 Election Updates: Ambode, El-Rufai’s presence in Edo Worrisome – Ize-Iyamu | Counting of votes on-going as PDP allegedly takes early lead

Ambode, El-Rufai’s presence in Edo Worrisome – Ize-Iyamu Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the ongoing Edo governorship election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has described as  worrisome the presence of governors Akinwunmi Ambode and Nasir el-Rufai in Edo state. Ize-Iyamu who said this after casting his vote,  also alleged that the APC has been using security agencies to harass his supporters. He ...

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Edo 2016 Election Updates: Thugs shoot indiscriminately, snatch away card readers | Female police officer arrested for collecting bribe

Edo 2016 Election Updates: Thugs shoot indiscriminately, snatch away card readers | Female police officer arrested for collecting bribe

Oshiomhole sad as thugs shoot indiscriminately, snatch away card readers Edo election: Gov. Adams Oshiomhole of Edo has expressed sadness over claims that some thugs shot indiscriminately and snatched away some card readers from electoral officers in some parts of Edo Central Senatorial District in the ongoing governorship elections in Edo state. Oshiomhole expressed his sadness shortly after casting his vote ...

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Tight security as Edo election hold today

Tight security as Edo election hold today

All security agents are currently on ground in Edo State, as the Governorship election holds today. Over 25,000 policemen were deployed to the state, in which about 5,000 were sited at the premises of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at Aduwawa, Benin City. Nigeria Civil Society has called on the political parties participating in the election to maintain normalcy and ...

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Drama as PDP asks S-Court to sack Gov Ayade over alleged age cheat

Drama as PDP asks S-Court to sack Gov Ayade over alleged age cheat

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), asked Supreme Court in Cross River State, to remove Governor Benedict Ayade, from office over allegation that he falsified his age. The party’s lawyer Mr. N. Ibegbulam, addressed the apex court, which was headed by Justice Bode Rhodes Vivour, saying that it was in support of an appeal by Mr. Joe Agi, SAN, against Ayade. Also, Agi a ...

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Key quotes from the first Clinton-Trump debate

Key quotes from the first Clinton-Trump debate

Democrat Hillary Clinton and her Republican White House rival Donald Trump went head-to-head on Monday night in a prime-time duel in front of tens of millions of American voters. Here is a selection of key quotes from the first of three debates leading up to the November 8 election: Stamina to lead? “I said she doesn’t have the stamina. And ...

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Dariye’s defection cheering – Plateau PDP

Dariye’s defection cheering – Plateau PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau is happy with the defection of Sen. Joshua Dariye to the All Progressives Congress (APC), the Chairman, Mr Damishi Sango, has said. The state Deputy Chairman of the party, Mr Amos Gombi, told reporters on Sunday in Jos on behalf of Sango that Plateau PDP was relieved. Dariye, who represents Plateau Central, defected ...

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