IPAC stages Rally, Cautions Against Election Violence in Yobe

The Yobe Chapter of Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) on Thursday launched a ‘Road Walk’ rally in Damaturu to sensitise the electorate against violence in the forthcoming election. Alhaji Umar Kukuri, IPAC Chairman in the state, while addressing officials of various political parties, said “as we get closer to the election, we appeal to political…

PDP Urges Members, Supporters to Protect Their Votes

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has directed its members and supporters across the country to cast their votes in the Feb. 16 presidential election and protect their votes against any form of rigging. Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP National Publicity Secretary, who is also the Director, Media & Publicity, PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation, gave the…

INEC Trains 310 Univ. Professors as Collation Officers in Kaduna

The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday said it had begun the training of 310 University Professors and Senior Lecturers, who would serve as election result collators during the Saturday polls in Kaduna State. Alhaji Kaugama Abdullahi, who disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna, said the three-day training was taking…

Airport Project: Bayelsa Govt. spent less than N60bn, not N120bn – Dickson

The Bayelsa Government has said that it spent less than N60 billion on its airport project and not N120 billion being alleged by the Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Sen. Heineken Lokpobiri. Gov. Seriake Dickson who made the clarification on Thursday in Yenagoa, said the amount spent on the project was minimal,…

Dietician Advises Pregnant Women To Eat `Dates’ For Easier Delivery

A clinical dietician, Mrs Jane Eleodi, has advised pregnant women to regularly eat ‘date fruits’ during their last few weeks in pregnancy. She said the fruit would promote cervical dilation and reduce the need for induced labour in such women. Eleodi, who is a nutritionist with JSPRINGS Nutrition and Dietary Health, Nature Support Ltd Lagos, gave…

Army Urges South-East Residents To Disregard IPOB Lies, Propaganda

The Nigerian Army has urged South-East residents to disregard the lies and propaganda being peddled by the proscribed Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) and other miscreants in the zone against its activities. Col. Sagir Musa, the acting Director Public Relations of the Nigerian Army, gave the advice in a statement issued to newsmen in Enugu…

2019 Election: Police warn groups against discouraging Nigerians from voting

The Police Command in Enugu State has warned individuals and groups to desist from discouraging Nigerians, especially the residents of Enugu State, from voting in the forthcoming general elections. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Presidential/National Assembly and the Governorship/State Assembly elections will be holding on Feb. 16 and March 2. The…

U.S. Envoy Tasks Nigerian Religious Leaders on Non-violence During General Elections

The United States’ Ambassador at-Large for International Religious Freedom, Samuel Brownback, has called on religious leaders in Nigeria to send out clear messages against violence during the upcoming general elections. Brownback, who gave the advice at a news conference on International Religious Freedom, said the whole world was watching the Nigeria’s general elections scheduled for…

President Buhari Sends Delegation to Commiserate with The People of Taraba

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a high powered delegation to condole with the government and people of Taraba over the death of eight people following a stampede during the presidential rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Jalingo. The delegation compromised of Secretary to Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustafa, Gov. Mohammed Bindow…