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Confusion in Cross River APC as INEC delists names of all candidates

The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), Cross River State office on Friday night announced the delisting of the names of all candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state including contestants for the governorship, senatorial, House of Representatives as well as state Assembly seats. The Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Dr. Frankland Briyai,

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Forex Intervention: CBN injects 268.4m, CNY 46.3m into Retail SMIS

F Oru Leonard The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Friday, February 22, 2019, made an intervention of $268.4million in the retail Secondary Market Intervention Sales (SMIS) and CNY 46.3million in the spot and short tenored forwards segment of the inter-bank foreign market. This was disclosed by the Director, Corporate Communications Department, Central Bank of

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U.S. Embassy announces shutdown ahead polls

The United States Embassy in Nigeria has announced temporary shutdown of its operations in Abuja and Lagos to allow its local employees exercise their rights to vote tomorrow. A statement yesterday by the public affairs section noted that the Federal Government declared today as a work-free day to enable Nigerians prepare for the rescheduled presidential

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2019: 72.8 Million Nigerians Collected PVCs- INEC

Professor Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of the independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has announced the total number of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) collected ahead of the 2019 general election. Yakubu made the announcement on during Thursday's edition of the commision's daily media briefing on its preparedness for the reschedued elections. "At yesterday's briefing, we promised to

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Appeal court insists Usani is Cross River APC guber candidate

The Court of Appeal, sitting in Calabar, has refused an oral application brought by a factional Chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC, John Ochala, for a stay of execution of a Federal High Court judgment recognising Godwin Etim John’s faction as the state executive in Cross River State. Delivering judgment in an appeal brought by

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Stay off Onnoghen’s case, FG tells Supreme Court

The Federal Government and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) have asked the Supreme Court to decline jurisdiction over a suit seeking its intervention in the trial of suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). The FG and the AGF contended that Onnoghen’s trial was personal to

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Osinbajo Denies Resignation Rumour

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo Wednesday night in Lagos denied the purported news of his resignation which was circulated on social media for the better part of Wednesday. The vice president’s media aide, Laolu Akande, in a statement, said his principal denied the rumour at a meeting with young Christian leaders in Lagos on Wednesday night. According

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