Buhari’s Directive On Ballot Box Snatchers Foiled PDP’s Plan To Rig Elections – BMO

A pro-Buhari group, Buhari Media Organisation (BMO), has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive that ballot box snatchers should be dealt with has foiled alleged plans by the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to rig the election. In a Wednesday statement by its Chairman, Niyi Akinsiju and Secretary, Cassidy Madueke, BMO said that PDP’s…

Another Presidential Candidate Pulls Out From Race, Backs Atiku

Eunice Atuejide, the presidential candidate of the National Interest Party (NIP), has pulled out of the race and thrown her support behind the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. She disclosed this in a Wednesday statement. Atuejide disclosed that her presidential ambition was programmed to end on “February 16”, the…

FG declares Friday public holiday, excludes banks, essential duty companies

The Federal Government has declared Friday, February 22, 2019, as a public holiday, ahead of the rescheduled Presidential and National Assembly elections on Saturday. This was disclosed by the Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Bello Dambazau (retd), in Abuja on Wednesday. According to a statement made available by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Georgina…

Polls postponement: JAMB to reschedule mock exams, says UTME dates may change

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has postponed the mock examination of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). The mock UTME, which was earlier scheduled to start from Saturday, February 23, clashed with new date of the Presidential and National Assembly elections. Information from the board also revealed that 2019 UTME may be rescheduled…

Herdsmen sack Benue community, kill 16

Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen have attacked an Agatu community in Benue State on Wednesday and killed 16 people while many others were injured. It will be recalled that suspected Fulani herdsmen attacked some communities in Agatu Local Government Area of the state in 2016, leaving hundreds of people dead. 16 persons were murdered…

Logistics mishap: INEC mistakenly transports Kano-bound sensitive electoral material to Oyo

In an obvious case of logistics mishap, the Form EC8B of the Independent National Electoral Commission meant for Kano State was found in the election material meant for Oyo, and delivered to the Central Bank of Nigeria branch in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. The form, which is one of the sensitive election materials, is…

Fani-Kayode: EFCC presents 115 cheques as exhibits in ex-minister’s N4.9bn fraud case

The trial of a former Minister of Aviation, Mr Femi Fani-Kayode over N4.9bn fraud, resumed on Wednesday with the prosecution tendering 115 cheques as exhibits against him and his co-defendants. Fani-Kayode is being prosecuted in connection with the funding for the failed re-election bid of former President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015. He was arraigned alongside…

Kaduna electric to deploy relevant assets to boost power supply

The Managing Director, Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company, Mr Garba Haruna, has assured its customers of unwavering commitment to deploying relevant assets to ensure excellent service delivery. He said the company had commenced comprehensive enumerations of its customers and assets tagging. Haruna made the assertion on Wednesday in Kaduna during an inspection of the on-going customers’…

FG approves Visa fee waiver for accredited election observers

The Federal Government has approved visa fee waiver for accredited observers and monitors of the nation’s upcoming general elections. Comptroller-General Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Mr Muhammad Babandede, announced this in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday. He said that the waiver was sequel to the re-scheduling of the general elections to Saturday for Presidential and…