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BREAKING: INEC postpones elections till February 23

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has postponed the presidential and National Assembly elections to Saturday, February 23. The governorship and state assembly elections is now scheduled to hold March 9. The decision was reached in the early hours of Saturday following an emergency meeting INEC chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, had

INEC speaks on postponement of election after emergency meeting

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, said it has reached  a decision on whether to hold the election today. Speaking at the end of an emergency meeting by the commission held in Abuja on Friday, Rotimi Oyekanmi,the Chief Press Secretary to INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, told journalists that the

66 reportedly killed in fresh Kaduna violence

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Kaduna state government has confirmed the killing of no fewer than 66 persons in Kajuru Local Government Area of the state on Friday, the eve of Nigeria's presidential elections. The media aide to Governor Nasiru El-Rufa’i,Samuel Aruwan, disclosed this in a statement  on Friday in Kaduna.. He informed that security

It’s time for northeast presidency and Atiku is the man, Says Abba-Gana

Former Minister of Federal Capital Territory [FCT], Alhaji Muhammed Abba-Gana has urged voters from all parts of the country to overwhelmingly elect the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar on Saturday as a fitting reward for the people of Northeast geo-political for their patience and support for presidents

160 Nigerians return from Libya — NEMA

The National Emergency Management Agency has received another batch of 160 stranded Nigerians from Libya. Alhaji Idris Muhammed, Coordinator, Lagos Territorial Office of NEMA, confirmed the development to newsmen on Friday in Lagos. Muhammed said the Nigerians arrived at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, at 7:50pm on

CCT adjourns Onnoghen’s trial till March 11

The Code of Conduct Tribunal on Friday, adjourned the trial of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, on charges of non-declaration of assets, till March 11. The tribunal chairman, Umar Danaldi had earlier insisted on adjourning the matter till February 21 in defiance to an agreement between the

Onnoghen pleads not guilty, granted bail

The suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, has pleaded not guilty to the six counts of non-declaration of assets at the Code of Conduct Tribunal in Abuja. He was immediately granted bail on self-recognisance by the tribunal following a short oral application by the defence counsel, Chief Chris Uche