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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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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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CUPP accuses Security agencies taping, bugging opposition leaders’ phone calls

THE Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, Wednesday, accused the nation’s security and intelligence agencies of not only tapping but also bugging telephone calls of opposition leaders in the country. The coalition alleged that the Nigerian Army, Nigeria Police, the Department of State Services, DSS among others were recording telephone calls, conversation and locations

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INEC updates Nigerians on preparedness for elections, disagrees with Buhari’s shoot-on-sight order’

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, has said that contrary to the directive President Muhammadu Buhari gave to the police and the military to shoot ballot box snatchers, culprits of electoral violence would be punished in accordance to the Electoral Act. Although Part VIII, Section 129 (sub IV) of the Electoral Act

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