Election held in Rivers, INEC insists

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Resident Electoral Commissioner, Rivers State, Dame Gesilia Khan, last night, said elections held in the 23 local government areas of the state. The post Election held in Rivers, INEC insists appeared first on Vanguard News.

Polls: Anxiety heightens over delayed results

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ENUGU — A palpable trepidation is rife in Enugu State over the delay in announcement of results by the Independent National Electoral Commission,INEC,on the presidential and National Assembly elections. The post Polls: Anxiety heightens over delayed results appeared first on Vanguard News.

The battle for Kaduna Can el-Rufai stop Yero?

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On Saturday, February 21, Zaria witnessed a record crowd, as thousands of people thronged the city to end Governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero’s 2015 gubernatorial rally under the flag the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. The post The battle for Kaduna Can el-Rufai stop Yero?

Amaechi was right for taking Patience to ICC — Kuti

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THE head of Ransome Kuti’s dynasty and founder of the Nigerian Network of Non-Governmental Organizations, NNNGO, Ms. Yemisi Ransome Kuti, has said that Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State was right in taking the first lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan to the International Criminal Court of Justice, ICC, for making unguarded

Let Peace Initiatives Continue

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THE signing of two peace accords within three months underlines imperative for peace before, during and after the elections. President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Maj-Gen Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress, APC, signed the first accord in Abuja on 14 January. Among witnesses were

Gunmen kill one, set electoral materials ablaze in Bauchi

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Operatives of Lagos State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, are currently investigating the murder of 30-year-old Idowu Malik, aka Ori-gold who was supposedly murdered by one Ali Mustapha at Ikotun area of Lagos. The post Gunmen kill one, set electoral materials ablaze in Bauchi appeared first on Vanguard News.

Don’t declare any PDP candidate winner in Anambra, Uba tells INEC

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PEOPLE’S Democratic Party, PDP, chieftain in Anambra State, Chief Chris Uba, has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, not to declare any candidate of the party winner in the state and National Assembly election. The post Don’t declare any PDP candidate winner in Anambra, Uba tells INEC appeared first

My pact with Niger people -Nasko, PDP guber candidate

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The gubernatorial election has never been so explosive and interesting as it is in Niger State. It is a departure from the past when an aspirant would be imposed on the electorate by the elders without resistance. Though there is a campaign by the opposition on the age of the

External reserve hits new low, below 4 months import

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The stress of dwindling oil revenue is mounting on the economy as external reserve drops below USD30 billion last week, indicating less than four months import bill. The decline which came with last week’s withdrawals for meeting forex demands put the total figure at USD29.9 billion.

Police recover N9m from dead armed robbers who raided Owo banks

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Akure—The police in Ondo State have recovered N9 million from the six of the fifty armed robbers who raided four banks at Owo last week. Two police women and four others, including an ASP and seven civilians were killed by the robbers who stormed the banks at about 4pm last

Civil Society Situation Room tasks INEC on gov poll guidelines

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The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room, yesterday, commended the dedication and orderliness of Nigerians during the Presidential and National Assembly elections. The post Civil Society Situation Room tasks INEC on gov poll guidelines appeared first on Vanguard News.

Police arrest INEC officer in Taraba for collecting bribe from politician

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JALINGO—The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC resident commissioner in Taraba State, Alhaji Ahmed Makama has confirmed that his Electoral Officer in Ibbi local government area of Taraba state was in the police net at the police headquarters in Jalingo for allegedly collecting bribe from a politician from the area to

Card Reader failure: Plot to rig elections — PFN

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ABUJA—THE Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, has decried the malfunctioning of the Smart Card Readers, SCR, in some states at the Presidential and National Assembly elections on Saturday and attributed it as a plot by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to favour their preferred candidates and party. The post

Rescheduled election in Oshodi–Isolo fails to hold

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The rescheduled election in some parts of Oshodi area of Lagos State failed to hold yesterday, while it was held in other designated areas such as Eti-Osa, Lagos Island and Egbe in old Alimosho council area. Officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, it was gathered, were unable to

ECOWAS declares Nigeria’s presidential poll acceptable

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Abuja—The ECOWAS Observer Mission (EOM) has declared that Saturday’s Presidential election is acceptable and meet the criteria of being free and transparent. The declaration was made by the mission’s head and former President of Ghana, John Kuffour, in Abuja on Sunday. Kuffour expressed satisfaction with the commitment made by the

Buhari floors Jonathan in Obanikoro, Bode George, Agbaje’s wards

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Lagos—Early results in Lagos State indicate that the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, is winning Lagos by a wide margin. The post Buhari floors Jonathan in Obanikoro, Bode George, Agbaje’s wards appeared first on Vanguard News.

Move on, Nigeria

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AS you read this, I am certain that the winner of the presidential election of Saturday, 28th March 2015, is known, either officially or from all reasonable indicators. I am also sure that the election lived up to its billing as the most closely contested in the history of Nigeria,

Three INEC staff killed in Benue

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MAKURDI—Three adhoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Benue State were reported to have died, in the course of election duties in the state. The Resident Commissioner of INEC in the state, Prof. Istfanus Dafwang, made this known yesterday while briefing reporters at the state headquarters of

Housing development can generate 12m jobs annually —FMBN

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The development of 720,000 housing units required annually to bridge the national housing deficit of about 17 million units can potentially generate 12 million jobs in the country every year. The post Housing development can generate 12m jobs annually —FMBN appeared first on Vanguard News.

Nigerian domestic Airlines lose N1.3 billion to elections

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The cancellation of all Domestic flights on Saturday and the subsequent cancellations of all domestic flights on election days will cost Nigerian domestic airlines daily revenue loss of about N1.3 Billion. Though, according to the Acting General Manager, Public Affairs, Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, NAMA, Mrs.