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Data Visualisation: Election violence, ballot box snatching in Ondo, Oyo, others

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Election violence and ballot box snatching reared their ugly heads in Ondo, Oyo, Akwa Ibom, Ebonyi, Imo, Delta, Rivers and Bayelsa states in Governorship and House of Assembly Elections on...

Sun Mar 10th, 2019     Read More →

Women who love themselves are threatening – Fanti Tukuwei

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By Ayo Onikoyi The movement for liberation of women from all primordial shackles has never gained greater prominence and momentum than in the advent of social media, particularly the Instagram,...

Sun Mar 10th, 2019     Read More →

Alleged ‘stolen mandate’ in Akwa-Ibom: Does President Buhari, Osinbajo know the facts of the matter?

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By Emma Amaize and Harris-Okon Emmanuel THE “sins” of the Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, Akwa Ibom State, Barrister Mike Igini, is that he rebuffed the plot of very powerful...

Sun Mar 10th, 2019     Read More →

Of Atiku, Advisers and Election Tribunal

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By Tonnie Iredia The problem of some of our elites who quite often cry more than the bereaved is that they always put forward the only side of a story that butters their bread One reason Nigeria...

Sun Mar 10th, 2019     Read More →

Dokubo: How Amnesty Programme changed the face of N-Delta in one year

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By Mary Agbajoh The appointment of Professor Charles Dokubo as Co-ordinator of Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) in March 2018 has, no doubt, opened a new vista in the region in line with the...

Sun Mar 10th, 2019     Read More →

Presidential/N’Assembly Polls: What we saw

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by Situation Room The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room, in its third interim statement on the February 23 presidential/National Assembly polls, made some observations on the polls based on...

Sun Mar 10th, 2019     Read More →

Election: Counting begins

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Vote counting began after polls closed on Saturday in keenly fought governorship and state assembly elections in Nigeria, held against a backdrop of political tensions and insecurity. Buhari...

Sat Mar 9th, 2019     Read More →

Election: Large turnout, votes buying, ballots boxes snatching in Bayelsa

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By Emem Idio THE State House of Assembly elections commenced on a peaceful note with large turnout of voters in the various units visited by our reporters in the state. Unlike the presidential and...

Sat Mar 9th, 2019     Read More →

Guber Polls: PDP decries killings, violence, militarization of exercise

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By Dirisu Yakubu ABUJA – The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has condemned what it described as the heavy militarization, violence and killing of innocent Nigerians in Saturday’s...

Sat Mar 9th, 2019     Read More →

POLLS: Election observers task INEC on proper education of ad-hoc staff

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By Olasunkanmi Akoni & Monsuru Olowoopejo LAGOS—A group of accredited observers, Values Reorientation Initiative and Advocacy, VARIA, yesterday, called on the Independent National...

Fri Mar 8th, 2019     Read More →

We need free and fair state elections

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BARRING any last-minute force majeure that might come from the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC(which has formed the habit of postponing major elections), all is set for the...

Fri Mar 8th, 2019     Read More →

Polls: Deployment of soldiers creating fears among Nigerians, PDP cautions Buratai

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By Dirisu Yakubu ABUJA— Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has cautioned the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, over the deployment of soldiers for elections, saying the development...

Fri Mar 8th, 2019     Read More →

Tomrrow’s election: Politicians dig in for survival, turn states to battlegrounds

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By Clifford Ndujihe, Dapo Akinrefon, Vincent Ujumadu, Demola Akinyemi, Joseph Erunke, Rotimi Ojomoyela, Umar Yusuf, Ike Uchechukwu, Chinonso Alozie, Harris-Okon Emmanuel & Boluwaji...

Fri Mar 8th, 2019     Read More →

Navy 2018 score card: 340 suspects arrested over alleged maritime offences

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…277,040 crude oil, 23.1m litres AGO,1.2m DPK, lost to illegal refining …46 vessels arrested By Evelyn Usman One of the ills bedeviling the security space of the country’s...

Thu Mar 7th, 2019     Read More →

Outcry in Nigeria over election ‘militarisation’ ahead of next ballot

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Rights groups have gone on the offensive over the deployment of the military in Nigerian elections as a new polling day looms. With elections due on Saturday for governors in 29 states and local...

Thu Mar 7th, 2019     Read More →