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2023 : INEC Will Comply With Court Order On Voter Registration – Okoye
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2023 : INEC Will Comply With Court Order On Voter Registration – Okoye

Commissioner, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Information and Voter Education, Festus Okoye, has said that INEC will comply with the ruling of a Federal High Court in Abuja on the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR). Okoye made this known when he appeared on Channels Television’s programme, Politics Today, on Tuesday. “The commission is a constitutional body, and we are under a constitutional obligation to give effect to judgements and orders of properly constituted courts of law, and we are going to give effect to the order made by the Federal High Court.” Recall that Justice Mobolaji Olajuwon of the Federal High Court in Abuja had stopped INEC from going ahead with its decision to end the CVR exercise on June 30, as scheduled. The judge gave the r...
We are not illiterates – Voters participating in governorship election say as they resist vote buying {VIDEO}
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We are not illiterates – Voters participating in governorship election say as they resist vote buying {VIDEO}

Voters in Ekiti state have said they will not concede to vote-buying in their ongoing governorship elections. According to them, Ekiti is a state of professors. They said they are not illiterates so won't sell their votes.  The residents of the state are currently at the polls to elect the new governor. ''Vote buying means selling your conscience. We don't want to see our conscience again. We are determined in Ekiti state. No vote buying again. Ekiti state is a state of professors. We are highly learned here. We are not illiterate'' a resident said Watch a video of them speaking against vote-buying below.. https://www.instagram.com/tv/Ce8nLksJD53/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Kindly leave your comment, like and share this story: FOR MORE INFOR, NEWS UPDA...
UPDATE : Tight Security As APC, PDP, SDP, Others Battle For Ekiti Gov’ship
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UPDATE : Tight Security As APC, PDP, SDP, Others Battle For Ekiti Gov’ship

Abiodun Alade, Jeremiah Oke & Raphael Ogbonnaiye, Ado-Ekiti Security has been beefed up in Ekiti State as political parties battle for votes in the 2022 governorship election.   Analysts, however, feared that the exercise, which will be conducted across 2,445 polling units in the 16 local government areas in the state, might be largely influenced by apathy and inducement by the major political parties.   Daily Trust Saturday reports that 16 candidates are participating in the poll, which will be decided by 988,923 registered voters, out of which 51 per cent are women and 38.56 per cent youths (18-34).   The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said only 749,065 voters collected their permanent voters cards for the election. However, a tot...
Ahed 2023 : Catholic Secretariat kick against Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket
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Ahed 2023 : Catholic Secretariat kick against Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket

The Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria has warned political parties against presenting a Muslim- Muslim ticket in the upcoming 2023 general elections. In a statement jointly signed by the Secretary-General of the organization Very Rev. Fr. Zacharia Nyantiso Samjumi and the Director, Social Communications, Very Rev. Fr. Michael Nsikak Umoh, and released on Tuesday, June 14, the CSN noted that while there are some things to be happy about, there are other aspects that are worrisome. “The process for the 2023 General election in Nigeria has been initiated, and there are some things to be happy about; the passing of the Electoral Act 2022, which allows the use of electronic devices for accreditation and in the capturing and transmission of results; the prompt release of el...
Reaction as Catholic Church starts no PVC no entry {VIDEO}
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Reaction as Catholic Church starts no PVC no entry {VIDEO}

One of the Catholic parishes in the country has started a "no PVC no entry" campaign.  An assistant parish priest was seen making the announcement as worshippers stood outside the church. A man was also heard saying that this occurred during the 6am mass.  Watch the video below.... https://www.instagram.com/tv/Cet93z0s7ak/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Kindly leave your comment, like and share this story: FOR MORE INFOR, NEWS UPDATE AND LIVE STERAM JOIN US BELOW AND PLEASE HELP TO REACH 1K SUBSCRIBERS ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL THANKS AND GOD BLESS https://youtu.be/EmD6FSuOK_c
We’ll raise 30m voters for Obi before election — Okupe, Peter Obi Campaign DG
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We’ll raise 30m voters for Obi before election — Okupe, Peter Obi Campaign DG

By Nnamdi Ojiego Ahead of the 2023 presidential election, the Director-General of the Peter Obi Presidential Campaign Organization, Dr. Doyin Okupe, says his team would raise about 30 million voters for the Labour Party, LP, and its candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, to emerge victorious at the polls. Okupe, who jettisoned his presidential ambition for Obi, spoke against the assertions by some quarters that the former Anambra governor does not have the structure to win a presidential election. In an interview with Sunday Vanguard, the former Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to President Olusegun Obasanjo expressed optimism that the LP’s candidate would become the next President of Nigeria because he was the best of the very best. “We have a saleable candidate. ...
2023: Submit Names Of Candidates Before Deadline, INEC Tasks Parties
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2023: Submit Names Of Candidates Before Deadline, INEC Tasks Parties

INEC Chairman, Yakubu Mahmood The Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has advised political parties to adhere to the deadline for submission of candidate nominations for the 2023 general elections. Yakubu gave the advice on Friday when he visited the venue of the training organised by the commission for political party officials. The training was on how to use the new INEC Candidate Nomination Portal (ICNP) for the 2023 general elections. Yakubu, according to the statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Rotimi Oyekanmi, visited all the six groups under the training to ascertain that the party officials understand what they were being taught. The INEC chairman urged the officials to carefully note the respective commencemen...
INEC releases guidelines for 2023 election
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INEC releases guidelines for 2023 election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released regulations and guidelines for the conduct of general elections in the country in 2023.  INEC Chairman Professor Mahmood Yakubu, said with the presentation of the Regulations and Guidelines, the Commission has concluded formal preparations for the polls. Mahmood who noted that this will be the first time the Commission is releasing the guidelines nine months to the general elections during a meeting with the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES) on Friday June 3, also said the training manual would also be presented to Nigerians in the next couple of weeks while INEC would focus on election administration going forward. Yakubu listed such areas to include logistics...
INEC test runs BVAS in Ekiti ahead of governorship election
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INEC test runs BVAS in Ekiti ahead of governorship election

Ahead of the governorship election in Ekiti state, the Independent National Electoral Commission has conducted a mock exercise with the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS), which facilitates the accreditation of voters on election day. INEC’s Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu confirmed that the exercise was conducted on Monday May 30, and was a success. He said;  “We said we are going to do a mock-test in a few local government areas to further test the functionality of the machines before the election. And so far, so good with the mock.“We have visited one of the polling centres in Ado; we are here in Ikere. From there we go to Irepodun/Ifelodun local government for the same reason.“And overall assessment is that we are happy with the functionality of the ma...
2023 Presidency: Push For Northern Candidacy Heightens In APC
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2023 Presidency: Push For Northern Candidacy Heightens In APC

The push for a northerner to pick the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has intensified ahead of the ruling party’s primary election slated for May 30 – June 1, Daily Trust reports. However, the development has created apprehension in the camps of the national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu; the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo; a former Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi and other presidential aspirants of the party from the southern part of the country. Our correspondents report that majority of the presidential aspirants of the APC are from the southern part of the country, believing that since President Muhammadu Buhari, who is completing his second tenure on May 29, 2023, hails from the North, the South would produce his successo...
‘Growing uncertainty’ about 2023 election is disturbing – NSA
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‘Growing uncertainty’ about 2023 election is disturbing – NSA

The National Security Adviser Major General Babagana Monguno (rtd) has said that the ‘growing uncertainty’ over party primaries ahead of the 2023 general elections, has culminated in intense power play “capable of heightening unnecessary political tension across the country”. In his speech at the quarterly meeting of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES) at the INEC Headquarters in Abuja, the NSA stressed the need for security agencies to monitor and profile political actors who are bent on subverting the electoral process. Monguno who was represented by Sanusi Galadima, added that the unguarded utterances of some highly respected individuals and groups has also amplified divisive narratives to the detriment of nationa...
BREAKING : Parties urge INEC to alter 2023 poll timetable
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BREAKING : Parties urge INEC to alter 2023 poll timetable

Political parties have urged the National Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to alter the timetable for the 2023 elections to allow for robust participation. They particularly demanded that the deadline for the conduct of party primaries be extended by two months. INEC, in line with the new Electoral Act, fixed the deadline for the conduct of primaries by political parties for June 3. Kindly leave your comment, like and share this story: FOR MORE INFOR, NEWS UPDATE AND LIVE STERAM JOIN US BELOW AND PLEASE HELP TO REACH 1K SUBSCRIBERS ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL THANKS AND GOD BLESS https://youtu.be/EmD6FSuOK_c
DRAMA : No Candidate From Sokoto, Zamfara Govt Schools As WASSCE Begins May 16
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DRAMA : No Candidate From Sokoto, Zamfara Govt Schools As WASSCE Begins May 16

Public schools in Sokoto and Zamfara states have not officially presented any candidate for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), for school candidates scheduled to hold from May 16 to June 23. The Head of the Nigeria National Office of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Mr. Patrick  Areghan, disclosed this on Monday while addressing newsmen on the council’s preparations and readiness for the conduct of the examination in Nigeria. Though Areghan revealed that private schools in the states had registered their candidates for the examination, he noted that “the reason why candidates from public schools were not registered remains unknown.” He frowned at late registration of candidates, particularly by private schools, saying, such act ...
2023: What we need in Nigeria is a man with sense and I am here, offering myself – Female presidential aspirants says {VIDEO}
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2023: What we need in Nigeria is a man with sense and I am here, offering myself – Female presidential aspirants says {VIDEO}

A video of a female presidential aspirant, Ruby Chinenye of the Young Progressives Party YPP, making her declaration as she aspires to become President of Nigeria in 2023 has got many Nigerians talking. In the video, Chinenye stated that Nigeria doesn't need a rich man to rule the country and that what the country needs is a ''Man with sense,'' which is why she has offered to be president.  Watch a video from her declaration that is making the rounds on social media below https://www.instagram.com/tv/CdSwinUsqvL/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Kindly leave your comment, like and share this story: FOR MORE INFOR, NEWS UPDATE AND LIVE STERAM JOIN US BELOW AND PLEASE HELP TO REACH 1K SUBSCRIBERS ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL THANKS AND GOD BLESS https://youtu.be/E...
2023 race: I will decide after hearing from God, says Emefiele
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2023 race: I will decide after hearing from God, says Emefiele

The Governor of the Central Bank, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has not foreclosed his joining the 2023 APC presidential race, but said he is waiting for God to decide. “This is a serious decision that requires God’s Divine intervention: in the next few days, The Almighty will so direct,” he said in a tweet on Saturday. Emefiele reacted after he came under heavy criticism following reports that the All Progressives Congress’ Presidential Expression of Interest and Nomination forms had been obtained for him by farmers and friends. The CBN governor thanked the farmers but noted that he will use his own money to buy the forms when he decides to join the presidential race. Emefiele said: “I am humbled by the growing interest of those asking that I run for the Office of President in ...
Defection: Adamawa court bars INEC from conducting election in Michika
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Defection: Adamawa court bars INEC from conducting election in Michika

The Independent National Electoral Commission has been barred from conducting elections in Michika constituency of Adamawa state by an Adamawa State High Court presided by the state Chief Judge, Justice Nathan Musa.  Justice Musa is said to have granted an interim injunction in case centered on the defection of a Peoples Democratic Party lawmaker, Ayuba Kwada, to the All Progressives Congress.  The Chief Judge also restrained the state accountant general from stopping the salary of the embattled lawmaker whose seat was initially declared vacant by Speaker of the Adamawa State Assembly, Aminu Iya-Abass, pending the hearing and final determination of the suit. Kwada, popularly known as ‘Depolis’, had approached the court seeking an order to maintain status q...
2023: Get Your PVC To Change Non-Performing Leaders, Cleric Tells Nigerians
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2023: Get Your PVC To Change Non-Performing Leaders, Cleric Tells Nigerians

The Chief Imam of Benin Central Mosque, Alhaji Abdufatah Enabulele, has called on Nigerians to get their Permanent Voters Card (PVC) so as to change leaders who didn’t meet their expectations in the forthcoming elections. Enabulele made the call on Monday in Benin while speaking with journalists shortly after the Eid prayer. Enabulele said the best way to change a government or those holding elective positions that are not performing is to go out en masse to cast votes for preferred candidates. “Nigerians should not say our votes won’t count. We did it in Edo state during the last governorship election, we said this is the person we want, and we voted for that person. “So, let’s vote for the persons who have the capability to change things better for us because the leaders...
Ekiti 2022: Adamu predicts victory for APC
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Ekiti 2022: Adamu predicts victory for APC

Sen. Abdullahi Adamu, the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed hope that the party’s candidate will emerge victorious in the forthcoming Ekiti governorship election. He expressed his view when he formally presented the APC candidate for the Ekiti gubernatorial election, Mr Abiodun Oyebanji, to President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja, on Friday. “We came to present Mr Abiodun Oyebanji, who is the gubernatorial candidate of our great party the APC in the forthcoming election of 18th June 2022. “He emerged successful after a very thorough and transparent primary election. “We came to present him for the President’s blessings and for the President, who is the father and leader of our party to formally present the flag of our great...
JUST IN  : Supreme Court voids Andy Uba’s participation in Anambra governorship election
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JUST IN : Supreme Court voids Andy Uba’s participation in Anambra governorship election

Andy Uba's participation in the last governorship election in Anambra State as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been voided by the supreme court. Andy Uba's participation in the election was voided by a five man panel which held that the APC breached its guidelines in the conduct of primaries and thus, failed to conduct valid primary from which Uba emerged as the party’s candidate in the governorship election which Chukwuma Soludo of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) won.  The Supreme Court affirmed the February 23, 2022 judgment of the Court of Appeal, which upheld the December 20,2021 judgment by Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja. Justice Ekwo had on December 20, 2021, ruled that Uba was never a candidat...
Unity Schools Old Students Threaten Protest Over National Insecurity
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Unity Schools Old Students Threaten Protest Over National Insecurity

Alumni of the 104 unity schools in Nigeria, under the aegis of Unity Schools Old Students Association, have decried the state of insecurity in Nigeria and threatened to stage a nationwide mass protest if the Federal Government fails to nip the trend in the bud. The group particularly condemned the recent attack on the Abuja-Kaduna train, describing it as “an inglorious crossing of the absolute red line.” President General of the Association, Lawrence Wilbert, who addressed a press conference in Lagos, said the alumni were “angered and unsettled about the killing, kidnapping and rape of innocent Nigerians by various groups across the country.”  The association lamented the loss of Dr Chinelo Megafo, a medical doctor who was a victim of the train attack. The deceased’s fat...
2023 : Many Parties Haven’t Submitted Membership Register – INEC
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2023 : Many Parties Haven’t Submitted Membership Register – INEC

INEC Chairman, Yakubu Mahmood Only one of the 18 registered political parties in Nigeria have submitted the full details of their registered members to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this at the second regular quarterly consultative meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) in Abuja on Friday. There is concern that virtually all the nation’s registered parties lack credible membership registered, despite claims of numbers and valid card-carrying members. Yakubu said as stipulated in the Electotal Act, parties ought to submit their register to the commission a month to their primaries, congresses and conventions. “By the provision of Section 77 of the Electoral Act 2022, each party is required t...
BREAKING : INEC budgets N239bn on poll materials in 2023 elections
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BREAKING : INEC budgets N239bn on poll materials in 2023 elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission will spend at least N239.2bn on procuring voting materials and vehicles that will be used in the 2023 general election. This is according to the 2023 General Election Project Plan that was launched by INEC in Abuja on Thursday, April 21. The Commission stated that N239.2bn, which constitutes 78.44 per cent of its N305bn budget, would be spent on 10 critical items which included ballot papers, operational vehicles, ballot boxes, allowances of ad hoc workers, printing of result sheets, logistics and procurement of accreditation devices. Also included in the N239.2bn budget is the N27.1bn set aside by the commission for possible run-off elections, including the one for the presidential poll. A breakdown of the document, 2023 Gener...
Despite insecurities, 2023 elections will hold as scheduled  – INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu
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Despite insecurities, 2023 elections will hold as scheduled – INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu

The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has said despite the insecurity and other challenges facing the country, the 2023 general elections would be held as scheduled. Yakubu disclosed this at the public presentation of the 2022-2026 Strategic Plan (SP) and the 2023 Election Project Plan (EPP). According to him, the documents were the third in the series of strategic election plans since deliberate planning of elections started in 2012. ''“We are also aware of the security challenges and their impact on the electoral process. We will continue to engage early and intensely with the security agencies to ensure the safety of our personnel and materials, accredited observers and the media and, above all, the voters. C...
2023 Elections Will Go On As Scheduled – INEC
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2023 Elections Will Go On As Scheduled – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said despite the insecurity and other challenges facing the country, the 2023 general elections will go on as scheduled. The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said this on Thursday at the public presentation of the 2022-2026 Strategic Plan (SP) and the 2023 Election Project Plan (EPP)  in Abuja. According to him, the documents were the third in the series of strategic election plans since the era of deliberate planning of elections started in 2012. “Clearly, these are challenging times but we are determined that election must hold in 2023. However, this is a shared responsibility. INEC plays a critical role but the Commission alone cannot deliver the elections we all desire. “I therefore appeal to all Nigerians to...
Nigerians lost in 2015, not PDP – Sule Lamido
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Nigerians lost in 2015, not PDP – Sule Lamido

A former Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, said Nigerians lost the presidential election in 2015 and not the Peoples Democratic Party. Lamido, who featured on the current affairs program of Channels Television, Sunday Politics, said the current realities in the country since 2015 proved that Nigerians lost by voting for President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress When asked if the PDP now has the capacity to win election in 2023, having lost in 2015 and 2019, the ex-governor said, “There was a party called PDP which won election in 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011 but lost in 2015. Therefore, Nigerians know the PDP very well. We didn’t lose the election in 2015 or 2019, Nigerians lost the elections; Nigerians lost, not us. “See what we have today. See our situatio...
INEC extends voters registration time in Southeast
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INEC extends voters registration time in Southeast

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday said it had extended the time for the ongoing Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) in the Southeast. The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in charge of Enugu State, Dr. Emeka Ononamadu, spoke in Enugu during INEC engagement with critical stakeholders on the ongoing fourth quarter of CVR. The fourth quarter CVR registration started on April 12 in Enugu State. Ononamadu said INEC had graciously added more time on days for the CVR registration in the Southeast to accommodate for the Monday’s disruption, adding: “It is now from 9am to 5pm, but previously from 9am to 3pm.” The REC, however, attributed the low turnout for CVR registration to fear, insecurity and some people with the old stereotype of vot...
Dynamic change 2023 : Comrade Monnel Imhayelia set to run for a seat in Edo state house of assembly.
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Dynamic change 2023 : Comrade Monnel Imhayelia set to run for a seat in Edo state house of assembly.

Comrade Monnel Imhayelia has been formally declared his interest to run for a seat in Edo state house of assembly under Igueben constituency, in the forth coming 2023 election ranging from the governing party APC . Just in the spirit of accountability’s sake, The Cable has compiled a list of Comrade Monnel Imhayelia and APC’s promises to Nigerians, as these will undoubtedly form the stake against which the APC government would be assessed when this new tenure ends 2027. About the Comrade: Comrade Monnel Imhayelia hails from Ekpon community, Ijeduma quarter, Edo state. He attended Ijeduma primary school and further went to Ekpon Grammar School. After which he did his secondary school education at the Ewosa secondary school. He read marketing at the...
Who Among These  South-Easterners Has All It Takes To Be The Next President?
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Who Among These South-Easterners Has All It Takes To Be The Next President?

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the yearnings and aspirations of the Southeast in leading Nigeria, after decades of being marginally in repudiation, has been a scenario ladened with years of grumbling that metamorphosed into agitations from different blocks of discontented people from the South East, hence the idea of giving room for an Igbo president is incontestably a fair step in the right direction. South easterners have the right to take a shot at the presidential position in Nigeria once again as the 2023 presidential race draws near and both the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) have strong candidates from the southeast. Some of the contenders for the presidency from the Southeast, Amaechi, Kalu, Umahi and Okorocha are members...
Ahead 2023 : Ndigbo are more ready than any other group in Nigeria – Former Minister of health, ABC Nwosu<br>
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Ahead 2023 : Ndigbo are more ready than any other group in Nigeria – Former Minister of health, ABC Nwosu

2023: Ndigbo are more ready than any other group in Nigeria in the struggle for the presidency ? Former Minister of health, ABC NwosuElder statesman and Former Minister of Health, Prof ABC Nwosu, has revealed that the mission to get a Nigerian president of Igbo extraction is on course, claiming it's needed for nation building and that Ndigbo are more ready for the job of nation building than any other group in Nigeria.Speaking to Sunnewsonline, he said;I am fully back now to work with my colleague on the subject of nation building and presidency from the South East. I am glad to tell you that our determination to produce a Nigerian president from the South East zone is still on course. It is very realisable now than when we started. The reason is very simple because you can’t build an...
BREAKING : INEC announces dates for 2023 election campaign
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BREAKING : INEC announces dates for 2023 election campaign

INEC announces dates for 2023 election campaign The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced dates for the commencement of the presidential, National Assembly, governorship and state assembly campaigns by political parties. While the campaign for presidential and National Assembly elections will commence on September 28, 2022, that of governorship and state houses of assembly will commence on October 12, 2022. This was disclosed by Resident Electoral Commissioner, INEC Kaduna, Hajiya Asmau Sani Maikudi, who announced the dates at the first quarter press briefing on the ongoing voter registration. Sani said the last of campaign by political parties for the presidential and National Assembly is midnight of February 23, 2023 while that of governorshi...
Gov. Hope Uzodimma speaks on the success of the APC at the just concluded Imo State Bye-Election {VIDEO}
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Gov. Hope Uzodimma speaks on the success of the APC at the just concluded Imo State Bye-Election {VIDEO}

Gov. Hope Uzodimma speaks on the success of the APC at the just concluded Imo State Bye-Election. Watch a video of him speaking below https://www.instagram.com/tv/CaiY1WvNFz0/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Kindly leave your comment, like and share this story: FOR MORE INFOR, NEWS UPDATE AND LIVE STERAM JOIN US BELOW AND PLEASE HELP TO REACH 1K SUBSCRIBERS ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL THANKS AND GOD BLESS https://youtu.be/EmD6FSuOK_c
BREAKING : APC Wins Imo By-Election
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BREAKING : APC Wins Imo By-Election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced Mr Amajirionwu Blyden Okanni of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of Saturday’s Imo State House of Assembly by-election into Ngor-Okpala constituency of Imo State. The Returning Officer, Prof. Ameh Dennis Akor, announced the results at Umuneke in the Council Headquarters of Ngor-Okpala LGA on Sunday morning. The election results were published, displayed and transmitted electronically using the forms EC60E and EC8A through the INEC’s portal. Ameh, who is a professor of Drama and Critical Theory from Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State, said that the APC candidate got 9, 248 votes to defeat Jeff Nwachukwu of the Peoples Democratic Party who polled 7 071 votes. He said th...
APC candidate Lawson-Alade wins Akure Reps seat[ Results at a glance]
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APC candidate Lawson-Alade wins Akure Reps seat[ Results at a glance]

Mayokun Lawson-Alade of the All Progressives Congress has won the bye-election for the Akure South and Akure North House of Representatives seat. He beat his PDP rival Muyiwa Adu, according to unofficial results collated in the 23 wards of the two local governments. According to INEC result portal, 407 of the 408 results from polling units have been uploaded. INEC is expected to announce the official result later tonight. The seat became vacant in August 2021, following the death of Adebayo Omolafe. AKURE BYE ELECTION RESULTS TOTAL VOTES OF WARD 9 AKURE SOUTHAPC – 1790PDP – 1859TOTAL VOTES OF WARD 1 AKURE SOUTHAPC – 697PDP – 688TOTAL VOTES OF WARD 7 AKURE SOUTHAPC – 1524PDP – 1333 TOTAL RESULT OF WARD 2 AKURE SOUTHAPC – 1700PDP – 2225 TOTAL VOTES OF WARD 6 AKUR...
INEC Redeploys 186 Staff Across States
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INEC Redeploys 186 Staff Across States

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it identified 46 heads of departments and 140 electoral officers for immediate redeployment. The chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, revealed this in a statement Friday. He stated that the deployment of staff across the country was to ensure efficient and optimal performance.  “The affected members of staff are either serving in their states of origin or have served for between 10 and 32 years in the same state. “The commission considers this development as unhealthy for the sensitive responsibilities they discharge,” Okoye stated. He said that in line with the commission’s existing posting policy, henceforth no head of department or electoral officer shall serve in his/her...
Imo Bye-election: Voting begins in Ngor-Okpala
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Imo Bye-election: Voting begins in Ngor-Okpala

Voting has begun in various polling units at Ngor-Okpala Local Council Area of Imo for the vacant State constituency seat of the area. Officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) arrived on a good time with sensitive and nonsensitive materials as voting began by 8.30 am. Some of the places The Nation visited include Logara/Umuohiagu ward where voting already began at Ndiuhu Umuokoada Logara village square (PU 002), Primary School, Umuorisha Umuohiagu (PU 008) and Umuchoko junction, Umuohiagu (PU 012). Other polling units visited in the ward are Umuohiagu town hall (PU 011) and Umuoro village square, Umuohiagu (PU 007). Also, voting has begun in the following polling units at Ohelekem Nnorie ward: Central School Nnorie (PU 004), Umuedi Nnorie h...
APC, PDP, APGA set to battle in Imo bye-election
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APC, PDP, APGA set to battle in Imo bye-election

There is palpable tension in Imo State  ahead of the Ngor Okpala Imo State Constituency bye election scheduled for today. Three political parties in the state, the All Progressives Congress, APC, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, are the major contenders in the election. The three major parties exhibited their determination to win the bye election by embarking on campaigns to seek the votes of the masses in Ngor Okpala. The state governor on Thursday led a campaign team to the local government to drum up support for his party’s candidate, Bleden Amajirionwu. Some analysts described the election as a litmus test for the political parties ahead of the 2023/24 Imo governorship election. They said the Saturday polls have g...
Losing not an option for a man commissioned by God for assignment – Oyetola
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Losing not an option for a man commissioned by God for assignment – Oyetola

By Victor Adeoti One of the contestants in the Saturday Governorship primary of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Osun, Gov. Gboyega Oyetola, says with God on his side, he will win. Oyetola, while commended members of the party for turning out in large numbers, said, “losing is not an option for a man commissioned by God for an assignment”. Oyetola made the assertions, while speaking with newsmen at his Iragbiji country home, Boripe Local Government Area of the state. According to him, “by the grace of God, I will emerge victorious. To us, losing is not an option for a man commissioned by God for an assignment. “I just want to appeal to all our people across the state to maintain peace. Election process should not be a battlefield or a do-or-die affair. “Let ever...
Nigerians mock Aregbesola after Osun debacle
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Nigerians mock Aregbesola after Osun debacle

Social media users have mocked Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola after his candidate, Moshood Adeoti, lost woefully in the Osun APC governorship primaries. Results from wards in the direct primaries, showed that Governor Adegboyega Oyetola coasted home to victory to disgrace Aregbesola. Aregbesola had taken a swipe at the APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, saying he is playing God and vowed to ensure that Oyetola did not emerge winner in the primaries, supporting Adeoti instead. Reacting to Arebesola’s defeat on Saturday, Twitter users mocked the former governor of Osun. A twitter user, Folashade Okunola said “He just start, he never see anything.” Femi Sunday stated: “A great lesson. You don’t bite the finger that feeds you when you are full. Imagi...
JUST IN : Aregbesola breaks silence after losing ward to Oyetola
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JUST IN : Aregbesola breaks silence after losing ward to Oyetola

The Minister of Interior Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has broken his silence after losing his ward in the ongoing All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary to Governor Gboyega Oyetola. The Nation reports Aregbesola, was absent at his Ifofin Ward 8, Ilesa East Local Government for the exercise on Saturday. Oyetola won in Aregbesola’s ward with 309 votes against 146 recorded for Moshood Adeoti, the candidate anointed by the Minister. In a statement by his media’s aide, Sola Fasure, Aregbesola claimed results of the governorship primary were “farcically counted in favour of the Governor.” He said: “On behalf of the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, I will like to thank you most sincerely for heeding the call earlier this morning to participate in our par...
House of Reps adopts e-voting, drops ‘ayes or nays’
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House of Reps adopts e-voting, drops ‘ayes or nays’

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, has confirmed that an electronic voting system will be used during the upcoming voting on bills to further amend the 1999 Constitution. This is against the usual ‘ayes’ or ‘nays’ voice voting during regular House sittings. However, Gbajabiamila explained that the voting pattern was changed due to the serious nature of the constitution amendment. The speaker said: “Every vote must count because it is a serious business. “Our constituents must know how we voted on issues and this will have to be open to the public.” Gbajabiamila spoke at the plenary of the House on Wednesday in Abuja as he asked members to test-run the electronic voting device in the chamber. He explained that this was in preparation ...
2023 : Next Nigerian President must be Igbo: Ohanaeze Ndigbo insists
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2023 : Next Nigerian President must be Igbo: Ohanaeze Ndigbo insists

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide said zoning the presidency to Igbo South East will remain a fundamental ingredient for national unity, its President General Prof. George Obiozor has declared. In a statement released in Owerri on Monday night, Obiozor, a former Nigerian Ambassador to the United States and Israel said that the current state of the nation underscored the need for a president of Igbo extraction. According to him, wherever the next president of Nigeria comes from will send a strong message to Ndigbo (Igbo people). “Nigeria will, above all, once again experience resurgence of nationalism with enthusiasm under a Nigerian President of Igbo extraction, with malice towards none and charity to all,”. He urged the nation’s political class to drop all fears and prejudices ag...
UPDATE : Delta state govt shuts down school where 19-month-old baby died after being flogged by his teacher
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UPDATE : Delta state govt shuts down school where 19-month-old baby died after being flogged by his teacher

The Delta State Government has shut down a primary school in Asaba following the death of a 19-month-old pupil, Obina Udeze. Baby Obinna died from injuries sustained after his teacher, Emeka Nwogbo, allegedly flogged him last Monday February 7, leaving marks on his body. The little boy fell ill and was admitted at the Federal Medical Centre, Asaba where he died on Saturday, February 12. Reacting to the sad incident, the state Commissioner for Basic Education Chika Ossai, said the investigation showed the school was not approved by the state government. He said the school has been shut down as the proprietor does not have an operational license. The accused teacher is currently in police custody while investigations are ongoing. Kindly leave your c...
FCT Polls: INEC Declares APC Winner Of Abaji Chairmanship Election Without Candidate
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FCT Polls: INEC Declares APC Winner Of Abaji Chairmanship Election Without Candidate

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of the Saturday, chairmanship election in Abaji area council of Abuja. The INEC returning officer of the council election in at Abaji, Prof Gabriel Mordi, who announced the result at the commission office on Sunday, declared that APC scored 7, 289 votes to defeat the candidate of the opposition PDP, Alhaji Yahaya Garba Gawu, who got 4, 062 votes. Prof Mordi, said the winner will be announced after the determination of the case before the court in Abuja. Daily trust had reported that an APC chairmanship aspirant in the area, Abubakar Umar Abdullahi, has filed a suit before Supreme court, after an FCT High court and Appeal court has nulified his candidature and de...
UPDATE : PDP wins Kuje Area Council, chairman Sabo re-elected
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UPDATE : PDP wins Kuje Area Council, chairman Sabo re-elected

Candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party massively won both the chairmanship and Councillorship elections in Kuje, one of the six councils in the Federal Capital of Abuja. According to the result declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the PDP won in all the 10 wards in the council. Returning officer Sule Magaji said Abdullahi Suleiman Sabo, the council’s incumbent chairman won re-election with 13,301 votes. Sarki Hamidu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), got 7,694 votes to emerge second. Results of wards officially announced : Kuje Central (ward 01) APC- 1717 PDP-3671 Kwaku ( ward 04) APC :562 PDP :1450 Chibiri ( ward 02) NIRSAL AD APC- 1,172 PDP–1,839 Gaube (ward 03) APC – 1793 PDP -2,226 Kabi (wa...
UPDATE : APC’s Jibrin Giri wins Gwagwalada chairmanship, PDP wins 6 of 10 wards
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UPDATE : APC’s Jibrin Giri wins Gwagwalada chairmanship, PDP wins 6 of 10 wards

Abubakar Jibrin Giri, the chairmanship candidate of the All Progressives Congress won the Gwagwalada Area Council in the Saturday Council elections. Giri a former chairman of the council, defeated his PDP opponent, Mohammed Kassim, INEC Returning Officer Umar said. Abubakar Jibrin Giri being congratulated for his victory Jibrin Giri polled 11,125 votes to beat Mr Kassim of the PDP who polled 9,597 votes in the chairmanship race. But the PDP beat the APC in six out of the ten wards in the council. final Chairmanship result: AAC 22ADC 81APC 11,125APGA 106APM 37LP 40PDP 9,597PRP 26S. D. P3 Kindly leave your comment, like and share this story: FOR MORE INFOR, NEWS UPDATE AND LIVE STERAM JOIN US BELOW AND PLEASE HELP TO REACH 1K SUBSCRIBERS ON OU...
FCT Polls: PDP in early lead as Municipal Area Council results trickle in “{LIVE UPDATE}
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FCT Polls: PDP in early lead as Municipal Area Council results trickle in “{LIVE UPDATE}

GWAGWALADA AREA COUNCIL AREA: SHANAGU LEA PRIMARY SCH LGA: GWAGWALADA PU: 028 Ward: TUNGAN MAJE Accredited voters : 43 AAC – ADC  – APC 15 APGA – APM – LP – PDP 28 PRP – SDP – * CHAIRMANSHIP AREA: ANAGADA PRIMARY HEALTH CARE CENTER LGA: GWAGWALADA PU: 026 Ward: TUNGAN MAJE Accredited voters: 7 AAC – ADC  – APC 1 APGA – APM – LP – PDP 6 PRP – SDP – * AREA: CHEZEKO/CHEZEKO PRI. SCH. Ward: TUNGAN MAJE Lga: GWAGWALADA PU: 006 Accredited voters : 2 AAC – ADC  – APC 2 APGA – APM – LP – PDP – PRP – SDP – * AREA: UNGWAN SAMU TUNGAN MAJE HEALTH CARE CLINIC. Ward: TUNGAN MAJE Lga: GWAGWALADA PU: 032 Accredi...
FCT Poll: Voters want INEC to extend voting time in Gwagwalada
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FCT Poll: Voters want INEC to extend voting time in Gwagwalada

Some voters in Dobi Ward of Gwagwalada Area Council, have appealed to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to extend voting time in the FCT Area Councils Poll, to allow them cast their votes. The voters spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Dobi, Gwagwalada, saying that the use of Biomodal Verification Accreditation System (BVAS) had slowed down the accreditation and voting process. Mr Sule Agada, a business man, said that no matter the time spent on the queue, he must cast his vote for his preferred candidate. “No matter how long it takes, I must cast my vote and make sure that I watch as my vote is being counted. “The INEC officials cannot leave here if we don’t vote, because the problem is not from us but from them,” he said. Mr J...
FCT Election: Tight Security In INEC FCT Office
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FCT Election: Tight Security In INEC FCT Office

. . Security agents have tightened security at the FCT quarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at the Central Business District (CBD), as the Area Councils Election commences on Saturday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that as of 7.30 a.m. police and other paramilitary vehicles were stationed at the entrance of the commission, while security personnel had taken charge of movements in and around the premises. A visit to some polling units in the CBD revealed that both INEC officials and election materials were arriving ahead of the election. At polling units 007, 008, 005 and 011, located in Area 2 Shopping Centre, security officials and election materials had arrived, while INEC officials were setting up the polling units for the elec...
FCT Polls: Thugs Threaten To Beat Up Journalist Capturing Vote-Buying Scene
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FCT Polls: Thugs Threaten To Beat Up Journalist Capturing Vote-Buying Scene

FILE PHOTO: Electorate in 003 Polling Unit, Zuba decry non-functioning of BVAS Some suspected political thugs at the LEA Primary School in Ikwa, Zuba in Gwagwalada Area Council of Federal Capital Territory, on Saturday, threatened to beat up a Daily Trust reporter, Idowu Isamotu.The thugs, who accused the journalist of filming them while distributing some money among the voters, mostly women, said they would inflict injuries on him if he tried further to capture the scene. Isamotu, an accredited journalist by the INEC who was covering the ongoing FCT council election, had gone to the polling unit to report the situation of things. The journalist was trying to capture the vote-buying which was openly done by various party agents when some political thugs challenged him to stop...
PHOTOS: FCT council poll kicks off
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PHOTOS: FCT council poll kicks off

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BREAKING: One feared killed in Abuja Council Poll
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BREAKING: One feared killed in Abuja Council Poll

A middle-aged woman has been feared killed after she was knocked down by a supporter of one of the major political parties who was riding a motorcycle. The incident happened at about 10:12 am in PU048, Salasi opposite Post Office, in Karu, Abuja Municipal Area Council when the woman, a voter, was attempting to cross the road to her polling unit. The motorcycle rider who carried the flag of one of the political parties rode in a frenzy as if he was under the influence. Voters in the area immediately apprehended the motorcyclist and handed him over to security operatives deployed for the election. The Federal Capital Territory FCT Command of the Nigerian Police Force had on the eve of the election announced a restriction of November but hours later released another state...
FCT council poll: Residents hit streets despite restriction
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FCT council poll: Residents hit streets despite restriction

Police officers at Shadadi polling unit in Kuje Many residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja on Saturday morning went about their businesses despite restriction of movement over the council poll. Voting has started in most polling units in Kuje Area Council and some parts of Garki, Wuse. The February 12 poll is the first major election to be conducted by INEC in 2022. Abuja is unique compared to the 36 States with no elected Governor but a Minister who is appointed by the President. Also, unlike in the 36 States where State electoral commissions conduct the council elections, INEC conducts the poll in Abuja. At DutseKubwa district, the roads are busy with vehicular movement. However, at Dutse Sokale junction, police operatives mounted a blockade and tur...
UPDATE : Apathy, late arrival of INEC staff, materials as FCT council poll begin
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UPDATE : Apathy, late arrival of INEC staff, materials as FCT council poll begin

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Area Council Elections may be marred by voter apathy and late arrival of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) workets and electoral materials. At Karu Ward, in Abuja Municipal Area Council, polling units 11, 12 and 120 were deserted when our correspondent visited. As at 8:30 on Saturday, most of the polling units visited by The Nation were empty, except for security personnel personnel. The few policemen on duty said they were yet to see the INEC staff. But there were skeletal movements within the metropolis by commuters. - Advertisement - Security personnel restricting movement around Wuse Market in Abuja Kindly leave your comment, like and share this story: FOR MORE INFOR, NEWS UPDATE AND LI...
UPDATE : FCT Council Election: Police Make U-Turn, Cancel Restriction Of Movement
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UPDATE : FCT Council Election: Police Make U-Turn, Cancel Restriction Of Movement

Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has rescinded its earlier decision to restrict movement during the council elections billed to hold today. The FCT Police Public Relations Officer, Josephine Adeh, said in a statement Friday that the restriction from 12midnight to 4pm earlier announced, would no longer be enforced. The command directed all members of the public “to go about their normal legitimate business without the fear of harassment or molestation of any kind from any quarters.” “The Commissioner of Police in FCT, Babaji Sunday, while assuring the members of public of the provision of a watertight security before, during and after the election, urges members of the public to come out in their numbers t...
2023 Presidency: Coalition demands power shift to South
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2023 Presidency: Coalition demands power shift to South

A coalition of four groups has demanded for the return of power to the South. They insist that the current political and security situation in the country requires that power should shift to the South. The coalition, which had hitherto worked to actualise the ambition of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar to become president, also asked the former number two citizen to drop his ambition to run in 2023 and support the South. The pro-Atiku organisations were Middle Belt Network for Atiku led by Luka Pam and Madaki Yakubu; North 4 North Support Group for Atiku championed by Mohammed Garba and Abubakar Sanni; Turaki Arewa Vanguard for Atiku led by Musa Abdullahi and Rabiu Ibrahim; and South-West Development Frontiers led by Femi Osabinu and Olufemi Lawson. Speaking at a...
Curfew in Abuja today for council elections
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Curfew in Abuja today for council elections

The Federal Capital Territory Police (FCT) Command on Friday night announced restriction of movement of residents from 8a.m. to 3p.m. on Saturday to enable a seamless conduct of area council elections. The FCT Commissioner of Police, Babaji Sunday, made the disclosure in a statement made available to newsmen, on Friday in Abuja. It was a volte-face of sort as the police had relaxed the restriction they initially announced on Thursday, urging residents to go about their normal businesses. The Commissioner explained that the new restriction on the movement was based on credible intelligence available to the FCT Police Command. “Criminals are planning to explore the absence of restriction of movement earlier announced to distrupt the peaceful conduct of the Area Council Elect...
2023 polls: We will respect Ugwuanyi’s decisions – Sen. Nnamani
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2023 polls: We will respect Ugwuanyi’s decisions – Sen. Nnamani

The Senator representing Enugu East Senatorial District, Sen. Chimaroke Nnamani, has said his constituents will abide by the decisions to be taken by Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi in respect of the 2023 general polls in the state. Nnamani stated this on Wednesday during the flag off of the PDP campaign in Enugu, ahead of the 2022 local government elections in the state. Nnamani described politics as “a serious business” and noted that Ugwuanyi was “a master of political leverages and the leader of the PDP in the South East”. The senator, who is also a former governor of the state, reiterated his loyalty to Ugwuanyi, saying: “What Ugwuanyi wants us to do in 2023, we will do it. The governor is our party leader, we are his followers”. - Advertisement - Nnamani said that t...
PDP chieftains Amuzu, Adebutu charge Nigerians on getting PVCs
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PDP chieftains Amuzu, Adebutu charge Nigerians on getting PVCs

Chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Toyin Amuzu and Oladipupo Adebutu have urged Nigerians to register for their voter’s card towards 2023 general elections, so as to exercise their franchise. They said the call became necessary for Nigerians because they have suffered enough in the eight years regime of the All Progressive Congress government, led by President Muhammadu Buhari. The duo gave the call during the unveiling of a borehole water project donated to the residents of Eleko community of Ogun state. Adebutu in interview with journalist expressed joy at the project, saying making life better for the people, as well as creating opportunities were in line with the PDP’s objectives, thus the reason he has been supporting various communities with transformers. ...
2023 Presidency: Zoning Widens Gulf In PDP
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2023 Presidency: Zoning Widens Gulf In PDP

The quest by top-shots of the leading opposition party to get the presidential ticket zoned to their area has widened the gulf in the... The quest by top-shots of the leading opposition party to get the presidential ticket zoned to their area has widened the gulf in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Daily Trust on Sunday reports.  While some PDP governors, especially those of southern extraction and their allies believe the presidential ticket should be left for them, few others from the North and their supporters are of the opinion that the ticket should be left open for the fittest to clinch. The PDP controls 13 out of the 36 states of the federation. Eight are in the South and five in the North. The states are Abia, Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Delta, E...
Why everyone must participate in 2023 polls – Falz
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Why everyone must participate in 2023 polls – Falz

Popular Nigerian rapper, actor, and activist, Folarin Falana, popularly known as Falz has revealed why it is important for all Nigerians to participate in the 2023 general elections. Speaking with HipTV, the singer-songwriter said the outcome of the 2023 general elections won’t matter, so long as Nigerians take part. Falz stated this while speaking about what he described as the renewed energy and increased awareness with which citizens are approaching matters of politics, policies, and governance in the country. He said the reduction in political apathy among citizens would ensure leaders don’t get too comfortable. “There’s an energy that’s growing, and it’s very good to see. Everyone is aware now. Everyone wants to participate. And that’s what we need. Once everyone ...