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How we’re working to curb vote-buying in 2019 polls — INEC chairman

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu presents the National Register of Voters to Political Parties in Abuja on Monday Twitter image

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Monday detailed the three-pronged methods it has employed to curb vote-buying by politicians. The Commission had raised alarm over new a new method of vote buying being devised to undermine the voting process. INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu disclosed this in Abuja at the presentation …

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We won’t leave without arresting Melaye – Police

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The Police authorities have vowed not to leave Senator Dino Melaye’s residence until they arrest him. The Police have subsequently deployed over 50 additional policemen around Melaye’s residence located on 11, Sangha Street, Off Mississippi, Maitama, FCT. Findings indicate that the Police might storm the building and forcefully arrest the …

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‘FG committed to ending HIV/AIDS in 2030’


The Federal Government has said it is committed to ending the HIV/AIDs epidemic by 2030. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo stated this yesterday during the commemoration of this year’s World AIDS Day at the State House in Abuja. Osinbajo, who was represented by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, …

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FG to treat 88,000 children with acute malnutrition, says Health Minister


The Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, has said that his ministry procured materials needed to treat acute malnutrition in five states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory after partnering the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund for the project. The minister made this known in a speech …

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Atiku: If Obasanjo has problem with me, that’s his problem


A former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on Saturday, said he had no problem with former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Abubakar, who is a Peoples Democratic Party presidential aspirant, made the statement while addressing the Nasarawa State Working Committee and delegates of the PDP in Lafia, the state capital. When asked …

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Niger: Why I’m running for second term – Sani Bello


Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has said his decision to seek a second term in office was driven by the desire to complete all the ongoing projects that had reached near completion stage. Governor Bello, who said this after submitting his expression of interest and nomination forms at …

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Abuja building collapse, very unfortunate, Osinbajo says


The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Friday described the collapse of a four-storey building in Jabi/Utako area of Abuja, as very unfortunate. According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, the Acting President spoke when he visited the scene of the collapse. …

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APC women aspirants get support from Aisha Buhari


The wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, has assured the women aspiring for elective positions on the platform of All Progressives Congress, of her support to achieve the thirty five per cent affirmative action for women. Mrs Buhari gave the assurance on Tuesday when the newly elected APC National …

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Ekiti: INEC laments vote-buying in election


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has expressed displeasure over the open buying of votes in the recently concluded Ekiti State governorship election won by the All Progressives Congress. This was contained in a communiqué issued after a meeting of Resident Electoral Commissioners (REC) from all the states and the …

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