KEBBI ELECTION MATERIALS MISTAKENLY TAKEN TO KADUNA – INEC

Some of the sensitive election materials meant for the Saturday elections in Kebbi State were “mistakenly” taken to Kaduna State and those meant for Katsina were brought to Kebbi, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Kebbi State, Ahmad Mahmud has said. The REC, during his interactions with journalists after inspecting the elections sensitive materials at the Central Bank of Nigeria’s state office in Birnin Kebbi, said “Two of our forms-EC 8D1 and EC 8E1 were mistakenly taken to Kaduna and that of Katsina was brought to Kebbi. “We discover it…

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HOW OGUN MARKET LEADER WERE ARRESTED FOR DEMANDING TRADERS’ PVC BEFORE GIVING THEM TRADERMONI

The distribution of Trader Moni, a no-interest loan scheme championed by the Nigerian government, was disrupted by violence on Tuesday. During the distribution at Lafenwa Market in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, on Tuesday, trouble started when the traders were allegedly asked for their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) numbers in exchange for the no-interest loan. The Nation newspaper reported that the market leaders, who led the distribution, were taken away by some persons, who were about 50 in number. Members of the Abeokuta North West Local Council Development Area (LCDA)…

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MAN HACKED TO DEATH BY CULTISTS AFTER BULLET FAILED TO ENTER HIS BODY IN BENIN, SEE GORY PIX

Another life has been claimed in the ongoing cult war between , popularly called Aiye, and their Eiye rivals in Benin city, Edo state. It was learnt that the gang clash has resulted in the killing of no fewer than eight persons in the last three days. The most recent being the killing of a young man, popularly called Africa, yesterday morning at Aifuwa Junction along Upper Sokponba Road in Benin City. He was hacked to death when bullets fired at him did not penetrate his body. His corpse was…

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RIVERS APC OPENS UP ON PLANS TO DISRUPT ELECTIONS

Mr. Chris Finebone, the Publicity Secretary of All Progressives Congress in Rivers State has denied allegations making the rounds that the party plans to disrupt elections in the state. Finbone told the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Port Harcourt that the accusation by the Peoples Democratic Party was merely the result of their imagination. He also said that the allegation that the Transportation Minister, Mr Rotim Amaechi was holding secret meetings in Abuja and strategising to disrupt elections in the state was another mere figment of PDP’s imagination. “Well, the…

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PDP RAISES ALARM OVER PLOT TO FRAME UP & ARREST SUSWAM, ABBA MORO AND OTHERS

 Ameh Comrade Godwin  The Peoples Democratic Party in Benue State has raised the alarm over the alleged desperate move by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Benue State to frame and implicate candidates in the state and have them arrested before the Saturday, 23rd February, 2019 Presidential and National Assembly elections. The party through its State Publicity Secretary, Bemgba Iortyom in a statement claimed that the uncovered plot involves the branding of some vehicles in the names of PDP’s Senatorial candidates for zones ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’, Gabriel Torwua Suswam…

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PUNISHMENT BUHARI PRESCRIBED FOR BALLOT BOX SNATCHERS IS CONSTITUTIONAL- KEYAMO

Festus Keyamo, the re-election campaign spokesman for President Muhammadu Buhari who seeks a second term in office, says the punishment the Nigerian leader prefers and wants to unleash on ballot box snatchers is constitutional. Mr Buhari had on Monday promised to terminate the life of anyone who hijacks the ballot box as the rescheduled general election kick starts on Saturday. The president’s threat has generated reactions to which a fact check by POLITICS TIMES proved him wrong as the country was still operating under a democratic regime with electoral laws…

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ADELEKE’S PRIVATE BODY GUARD ARRAIGNED FOR BEING IN POSSESSION OF DANGEROUS WEAPONS

Bola Bamigbola, Osogbo One Olawale Fadipe was, on Tuesday, arraigned before an Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court for possession of dangerous weapons. Fadipe was alleged to be a private security guard to the lawmaker representing Osun West Senatorial District, Senator Ademola Adeleke. He was arraigned on two counts of possession of dangerous weapons and theft by the police prosecutor, Inspector Joshua Oladoye, who told the court that the defendant committed the offences on Thursday, February 14, 2019, around 12.20am at the Lameco Filling Station, Osogbo. Oladoye explained that the defendant was…

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FG PROTESTS INHUMAN TREATMENT AS 723 NIGERIANS ARE DEPORTED FROM GHANA

The Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, Ambassador Michael Abikoye, has protested the inhuman treatment of Nigerians by the Ghana Immigration Service with the deportation of 723 Nigerians between 2018 and 2019. Abikoye said this at a meeting between him and the Comptroller-General of the GIS, Kwame Takyi, in Ghana, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. The high commissioner said 723 Nigerians were deported on alleged illegal stay, cybercrime and prostitution between January 2018 and January 2019. According to him,  81 Nigerians were deported on alleged cybercrime and illegal stay in…

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APC IS IN COMPLETE CONTROL OF INEC, EL RUFAI, AMINA ZAKARI IN CHARGE OF ICT SAYS PDP

The Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, has accused the All Progressives Congress, APC, of being in total control of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. It also claimed that Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai and Amina Zakari are in charge of the Information and Communication Technology, ICT, of the electoral body. National chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus, made this claim on Tuesday during PDP’s emergency National Executive Council, NEC, meeting in Abuja. He was reacting to the allegation by the APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, on Monday that INEC informed…

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INEC SPEAKS ON READINESS FOR ELECTIONS ON SATURDAY

After the tongue lashing by virtually all segments of the public for last Saturday’s last minute postponement of the presidential and National Assembly election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday began the public confidence rebuilding process, telling Nigerians that it is now ready to hold the poll rescheduled for Saturday nationwide. Its Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, in his first progress report told the media in Abuja that the hitches that caused the poll shift have been cleared and that the fresh time-lines for the conduct of the election are…

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