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US expresses disappointment over military’s interference in 2019 polls

The United States has expressed disappointment over the reports of  military interference in the 2019 general elections. The US said it is also disappointed with the reports of vote buying, low voter turnout and violence which led to loss of lives in some parts of the country. To this end, the US

NAF begins Airlift of INEC’s electoral materials

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), has commenced the airlift of electoral materials for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) across the country for the conduct of the 2019 General Elections. The airlift exercise which began yesterday includes day and night missions, during which both sensitive and non-sensitive electoral materials

2019 elections under threat — Buhari

Godsgift Onyedinefu President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said corruption was a threat to the conduct of the general elections few days away. Buhari raised the alarm in a statement he personally signed. He urged Nigerians to resist those working to scuttle the polls. Buhari wrote: “On February 16th, Nigeria will hold a general

Elections: Nigeria can’t afford to fail — US Envoy

United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Stuart Symington, on Tuesday said Nigeria should get the 2019 elections right in order not to disappoint those that look up to it after the feat recorded in 2015. Symington made the remarks when he paid a visit to the Police Command in Kaduna. “The State

Buhari Hasn’t Solved Nigeria’s Security Threats, Will Voters Punish Him?

By Olayinka Ajala Weeks away from another democratic transition in Nigeria, electoral campaigns are in full gear for the dozens of candidates vying for the presidency in the country. Four years from the historic 2015 elections - the first democratic transition not marred by post-election violence - there is palpable tension due to insecurity

Elections: Boko haram plans attack — US warns

Godsgift Onyedinefu The United States have warned that Boko haram militants are planning to disrupt next month’s elections in Nigeria with possible violent attacks. In a statement published on Friday, January 18, 2019, on its official website in Nigeria, the US said the insurgents had threatened to attack public places. “There is an

We’ll ensure credible, violence-free elections in Zamfara — Police

The Police Command in Zamfara says it has strategised measures to provide adequate Security before, during and after the 2019 general elections in the state. The Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mohammed Shehu, for the Command, disclosed this in a statement in Gusau on Thursday. He said the measures were being put in place

Atiku vows to reduce size of Federal Government

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has promised to reduce the size of the Federal Government if elected in the 2019 elections. Atiku, who spoke at a meeting with the Business community on Wednesday, said, “I will reduce the size of the Federal Government completely. I

INEC releases guidelines for 2019 elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Monday released the regulations and guidelines for the conduct of the general elections. The 33-page document obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja says  Smart Card Readers, SCRs, and Permanent Voter Cards, PVCs, would be used for the forthcoming elections. “Voting shall be