Politics

How 409,000 IDPs, others will vote in Borno – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has explained how the Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and other residents of Borno State will vote in the general elections.

Militants: Rig polls and we’ll bomb pipelines

The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) has warned the Federal Government to desist from rigging the presidential election billed for tomorrow (Friday, February 16, 2019.
The group also advised multinational oil companies in the region to immediately vacate their personnel in case of any eventuality.
NDA is a factional militia group to the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate (NDGJM) and the Coalition of Niger Delta Militants (CONDEM) that threatened the peace of the country three years ago over unresolved Niger Delta questions.

Buhari Promises Nigerians Free, Fair Elections In National Broadcast (Full Speech)

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja addressed the nation ahead of the general elections.

Read the full speech by the President below;

HIS EXCELLENCY, PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI’S BROADCAST TO THE NATION, FEBRUARY 14, 2019

Fellow Citizens,

On Saturday, February 16, 2019, you will, once again, be called upon to choose the leaders who will pilot the affairs of our great nation for the next four years. This is a constitutional right which should be freely exercised by all eligible voters.

EFCC releases hotlines for reporting electoral fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has urged patriotic citizens with authentic information that can lead to the arrest of culprits of Vote Buying to reach the commission for a prompt response.

In a statement on Friday by its spokesman, Tony Orilade, the commission released some contact numbers for anyone with information regarding electoral fraud.
The numbers to call are as follows:

ABUJA HQ—- 08141219896, 09077928772, 09051923475, 09074456025

ABUJA ZONAL OFFICE —09051916064, 09066270016, 08123827088

Shootout: Three IPOB members killed, four policemen hospitalised

Three members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) were feared dead after Monday evening clash with policemen near Amawire, Orji in Owerri North Local Government Area of Imo State.
Police sources said the separatists had stormed the Okigwe Road and were brazenly destroying billboards and posters of candidates of political parties apparently to discourage participation in the forthcoming elections.
A police detachment was swiftly despatched to restrain the rampaging IPOB members but rather got into a brutal confrontation with the separatists.

16 injured as Buhari’s Minister’s convoy rams into travellers in Ebonyi

At least, 16 persons sustained serious injuries when the convoy of the Minister of Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, allegedly
rammed into a bus carrying passengers.

The incident occurred along the Military Cantonment axis of the Abakaliki/Afikpo highway.

Boko Haram attacks Governor Shettima’s convoy

Boko Haram fighters reportedly opened fire on Governor Kashim Shettima’s convoy, killing at least three persons.
The Borno state governor was on his way to a rally ahead of the presidential election, official sources said.
The identity of the gunmen was not immediately clear, but the sources said they suspected it must have been the Islamist group that carried out the attack.
They said that the gunmen opened fire at the motorcade transporting the governor on Tuesday on his way from state capital Maiduguri to the market town of Gamboru for a rally.

2019 polls: Court strikes out case against Zamfara APC candidates

The way appears to have been cleared for the participation of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara State in the forthcoming General Elections.
This follows the dismissal by the Court of Appeal, Sokoto Division, of the appeal challenging the qualification of candidates put forward by the APC for various offices in the state.

Buhari, Atiku, other presidential candidates sign Second Peace Accord

President Muhammadu Buhari; former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar; and other candidates have signed a second peace accord ahead of Saturday’s presidential election.
The presidential candidates signed the agreement on Wednesday at the International Conference Centre in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

Nigerian govt to jam telecoms on Saturday, equipment imported from Israel – Fayose

.Tested last week Thursday and Friday
By Valentine Amanze

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