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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 →

PDP to Buratai: Stop pitching military against Nigerians

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…Says soldiers for election is triggering crime against humanity The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Thursday cautioned the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, over the deployment...

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Polls: Non indigenes endorse Okowa, vows 500,000 votes

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By Festus Ahon ASABA—TWO days to the Governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections, Non Indegenes in Delta State, yesterday endorsed Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for a second term in office,...

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We won’t tolerate hijack of INEC’s functions by army – Ijaw youths

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Ahead of Saturday’s gubernatorial and state Assembly elections, Egbeme-Ijaw youths, has called on the Chief of Army Staff Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai to call the Nigerian Army personnel to...

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South South hails Nigerian military over deployment of troops to protect voters

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The South-South Coalition for credible leadership has described as a welcome the deployment of military troops to the region ahead of the Saturday’s governorship and house of assembly...

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INEC begins distribution of sensitive materials in Bayelsa for Saturday’s election

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Yenagoa – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says it has started the distribution of sensitive election materials for Saturday’s House of Assembly election in...

Thu Mar 7th, 2019     Read More →

Return 63 stolen card readers to INEC, Nabena tells Bayelsa PDP

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By Omeiza Ajayi ABUJA – In the aftermath of reports by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC that 63 of its Smart Card Readers were stolen during the February 23 Presidential...

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2019 Election: Egbeme-Ijaw youths to Buratai, call your Army to order

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…Warns INEC over military hijack in its statutory function By Prince Okafor Ahead of Saturday’s gubernatorial and state Assembly elections, Egbeme-Ijaw youths, has called on the Chief...

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NOSDRA not prevented from investigating explosion site — AITEO

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LAGOS—CONTRARY to media reports, oil company, Aiteo Eastern Exploration and Production Company, AEEPCo, did not stop National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency, NOSDRA, from...

Thu Mar 7th, 2019     Read More →

Don’t turn N’Delta to battlefield, Ijaw tell FG

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By Emma Amaize & Perez Brisibe THE Ijaw nation, on the platform of Ijaw National Congress, INC, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari and All Progressives Congress, APC-led Federal Government...

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Aiteo faults NOSDRA over Nembe oil well fire

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By Michael Eboh Aiteo Eastern Exploration and Production Company, AEEPCo, yesterday faulted claims by the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency, NOSDRA, that it is trying to frustrate...

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Halting further electoral violence

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By Adewale Kupoluyi IN spite of the initial disappointment and anxiety, the presidential and national assembly elections have finally been held across the nation. A major feature of the elections...

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Army, lawyers bicker over security on polls day

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By Emma Amaize, Regional Editor, South-South, Kingsley Omonobi, Innocent Anaba, Joseph Erunke, Brisibe Perez, Henry Ojelu and Onozure Dania ABUJA — Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur...

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Nembe creek well explosion: More than meets the eye

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By Ayo Fadahunsi The predicament that played out on Friday, 1st March 2019, in Bayelsa is indeed a disaster like the others before it in the different parts of the country. The Mile 1 community...

Wed Mar 6th, 2019     Read More →

Polls: IGP deploys 62 CPs,72 DCPs,143 ACPs, Force Hqtrs explains

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By Joseph Erunke ABUJA – THE Force Headqarters has explained that the acting Inspector General of Police,Mohammed Adamu, deployed a total of 62 Commissioners of police in the...

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