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Plot To Announce Poll Results Before INEC Uncovered – DSS


The Department of State Service (DSS) has uncovered plans by some persons to announce election results before the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The security outfit urged Nigerians and international observers to disregard any such announcement. “Information at the disposal of this Service has revealed that certain mischievous persons or ... Read More »

Anyone Who Moves Around Will Be Arrested, Akwa Ibom CP Warns


The Akwa Ibom State Commissioner For Police, Gabriel Achong, has warned that anyone caught violating the restriction of movement order between 8am-5pm on Saturday would be arrested and prevented from voting. “I have 25 striking units that have been placed strategically at some polling units especially those in inter routes ... Read More »

UN Support General Elections With N1.2bn


The UN Secretary-General High Level Representative to Nigeria, Dr Mohammed Ibn Chambas, says the United Nations (UN) had donated $60 million (about N1.2 billion) to support the smooth conduct of Nigeria’s 2015 general elections. Speaking at a press conference in Abuja on Friday, Chambas said the UN’s interest was spiked ... Read More »

Elections: APC warns against announcement of fake results


The All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned those planning to thwart the will of the people, by announcing fake result of Saturday’s elections to desist from such plot. “As the President himself said in his national broadcast on Friday, ‘the will of the people freely expressed through the ballot is ... Read More »

Nigerian Troops Finally Recapture Gwoza Town, Destroy Headquarters Of Boko Haram’s Caliphate


The Nigerian military has finally liberated Gwoza, a popular town in North Eastern Borno State, from the control of Boko Haram. The Defence Headquarters, in a tweet, said the town was liberated on Friday morning by troops. “FLASH: Troops this morning captured Gwoza destroying the Headquarters of the Terrorists self-styled ... Read More »

378 Persons Killed By Fulani Herdsmen In Agatu Communities In Two Years – Agatu Forum


The Agatu people of Benue State, under the aegis of Agatu Network Forum, have called on the Federal Government to protect them, lamenting that attacks by Fulani herdsmen from Nasarawa State in the last two years has resulted in the death of 378 of their kinsmen. It would be recalled ... Read More »

Gwoza Will Be Liberated From Boko Haram Today – Jonathan Assures


President Goodluck Jonathan has assured that Gwoza in Borno, the last town under Boko Haram terrorists, would be liberated by Friday. Mr. Jonathan, who gave this assurance when he received four International Election Monitoring Groups on Wednesday, said already the Nigeria soldiers had successfully liberated Adamawa and Yobe from the ... Read More »

Group Carpets Fayose For Using Ekiti Resources To Sponsor Political Campaigns

Ayo Fayose

A group of concerned professionals under the aegis of e-11, has advised Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State to watch how he is spending the state resources on political causes, which have no direct bearing on the people of the state. The group also urged the people of the state ... Read More »

Dangote Truck Loses Control, Kills VIO Official, 4 Others In Ogun


A tragic accident involving a fully loaded truck with bags of cement belonging to the Dangote Group, Thursday, crushed to death an official of the Vehicle Inspection Office (VIO) and four others at Ilaro, in Yewa South Local Government of Ogun State. The truck, which was said to have been ... Read More »

Immigration Arrests Two Foreigners With PVCs In Plateau

Jonah Jang

The Nigeria Immigration Service in Plateau State said it has arrested non-Nigerians in possession of the Permanent Voter Cards. The NIS Comptroller in the state, Raymond Jaja, named the suspects as Nnekema Abu from Bukina-Faso, who was picked by immigration officials in Langtang South and Rubaila Ibrahim a Cameroonian, who ... Read More »

Ogun Declares Today Public Holiday For PVC Collection


Ahead of the presidential and National Assembly elections tomorrow, the Ogun State Government has declared Friday (today), public holiday, as part of measures to enable workers and others collect their Permanent Voter Cards. The Secretary to the State Government, Taiwo Adeoluwa, made this known on Thursday in a statement made ... Read More »

#NigeriaDecides: IGP Redeploys 17 Senior Officers

IGP Suleiman Abba

Ahead of Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections, the Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba, has redeployed 17 senior officers to various zones and commands across Nigeria. Among the redeployed officers are six Deputy Inspectors General of Police, five Assistant Inspectors General of Police and six commissioners of police. IGP ... Read More »

Election: NSCDC Deploys 3,000 Personnel In Kaduna


The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps will deploy four ambulances and 3, 000 personnel to patrol major highways in the 23 local government areas of Kaduna State during the general elections. The NSCDC Commandant, Zakari Ningi, said in Kaduna that the arrangement was to ensure quick response to emergencies ... Read More »

Tinubu Secures Court Injunction Against Possible Arrest, Intimidation By Military


A former Lagos State Governor and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Thursday, secured an interim injunction of a Federal High Court in Lagos, shielding him from possible arrest and detention by the Nigerian Army. Justice John Tsoho, who granted the order, specifically barred the ... Read More »

Voters can cover elections on camera – Lagos REC


The Lagos Resident Electoral Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Akin Orebiyi, yesterday, said that the electorate could capture the voting process during the elections on camera. “The world is now a global village so pictures are allowed to be taken at the polling booths. An electorate can ... Read More »

INEC Denies Plot To Rig In Favour Of APC


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has dismissed as baseless, reports that it has concluded plans to rig tomorrow’s Presidential and National Assembly polls in favour of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The commission promised a free, fair and credible election. Reacting to a front page advertorial ‘Exposed: How Jega ... Read More »

Jonathan Appeals Against Court Order Barring Deployment Of Soldiers For Elections


President Goodluck Jonathan, has prayed the Court of Appeal, sitting in Lagos, to set aside the Federal High Court order, which restrained him from deploying soldiers to assist the police in providing security during the general elections. Justice Ibrahim Buba of the lower court, had in the suit by a ... Read More »

14 Things You Can Do That Will Get You Arrested During Elections


The Police, yesterday, released a list of 14 offences that may be committed which may lead to arrest during the elections. A statement from Force Headquarters highlighted the 14 things termed as electoral offences that warrant arrest: 1. casting of vote twice or more 2. announcing false election result 2. ... Read More »

Elections: Jonathan, Buhari Renew Peace Accord


The two leading candidates for the Presidential election scheduled for tomorrow, President Goodluck Jonathan of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday signed another peace accord, affirming their readiness to accept the outcome of free, fair and credible elections. The meeting was ... Read More »

Soldiers deployment to ensure order – FG


The Federal Government said it deployed soldiers across the country to ensure peace, order and stability throughout the elections. The Coordinator, National Information Centre, Mike Omeri, said this at a news conference on Thursday in Abuja where he promised adequate security during the election period. He called on Nigerians to ... Read More »