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Polls shift: U.S. stands with international community on Nigeria’s polls – Embassy; UK urges Nigerians to be patient, support democratic process

By Isaac Aregbesola/Temitope Ponle Abuja, Feb. 16, 2019 The U.S. fully supports the decision of the heads of ECOWAS and other international missions on the postponement of the election in Nigeria, the country’s mission in Nigeria says. In a statement in Abuja on Saturday, the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria encouraged Nigerians …

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Polls shift: Remain alert – Catholic Archbishop of Lagos urges electorate; Rights group urges Nigerians to be ready to vote on Feb. 23 

By Clara Egbogota/ Yemi Adeleye Lagos, Feb. 16, 2019 The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev. Adewale Martins, has urged Nigerians to remain alert and ensure they fulfill their civic obligations by going out to vote on Feb. 23. Martins spoke while reacting to the postponement of the Presidential and …

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Polls shift: Gov. Wike calls on International Community to continue to pressure FG for credible polls 

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has called on the International Community to continue to mount pressure  on the All Progressives Congress, APC, Federal Government  and the Independent National Electoral Commission,  INEC, to conduct credible and peaceful elections  across the country, including  Rivers State. In a statement personally issued by …

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Costs of elections shift: Billions of Naira lost- NACCIMA; It’ll affect credit rating, portfolio investments- Economist; Students preparing for WAEC, other exams affected – NUT; It can trigger anxiety, mental health disorders – Psychiatrist,  LASU VC

By NAN Reporters Feb. 16, 2019 Nigerians have been counting the costs of the postponement of the general elections earlier scheduled for February 16, 2019 and March 2, 2019. A few hours to the start of the Presidential and National Assembly polls, February 16, 2019, the Independent National Electoral Commission, …

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Postponement: Nigerians’ll punish Buhari govt for incompetence, lack of capacity, foresight, Says Saraki

Senate President and Director General of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Council, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that the last minute postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections has caused a great inconvenience to many Nigerians who are poised to vote for their choice as president …

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Election postponement: I’m deeply disappointed – Buhari; No, you’re shedding crocodile tears – PDP Chairman, Says the will of the people will prevail 

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed deep disappointment over the postponement of the general elections of Nigeria, but the Chairman of the major opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, insists that the President is shedding crocodile tears.   The statements by President Buhari and Prince Secondus are …

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Elections: Foundation launches Election Security Support Centre; Military assures of neutrality; ECOWAS deploys 200 observers

By Diana Omueza/Angela Atabo/Johnson Eyiangho/ Temitope Ponle Cleen foundation, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has launched its Election Security Support Centre for the monitoring and reporting of the 2019 general elections. Dr Benson Olugbuo, Executive Director of the foundation, said on Friday at the launch in Abuja that the centre would …

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INEC confirms shift in presidential election by one week; Governorship poll now 9 March PDP rejects postponement; Says it’s Buhari’s agenda to cling on to power; Calls on INEC Chairman to resign immediately 

Abuja, 16 February, 2018 The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has decided to shift Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections till next week, 23 February. The governorship and house of assembly, FCT area council elections have also been shifted from 2 March to 9 March. INEC chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu …

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INEC postpones election till February 23; PDP rejects shift in polls date; Says it’s Buhari’s ploy to cling on to power; Calls on INEC Chairman to resign immediately 

Abuja, 16 February 2019 The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has decided to shift Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections till next week 23 February, 2019. It was one of the decisions reached early today in a crunch talk between INEC chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu and 12 national commissioners in …

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RCCG Dominion Cathedral, New Jersey, US, inaugurates professional counselling outfit, PTL Connect

PTL Connect, a special professional counseling outfit of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Dominion Cathedral, has taken off on a very successful note. Inaugurated on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the Church’s premises on 180 Main Street, Orange, New Jersey, NJ 07050, the platform, according to the visioner, …

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Buhari rounds-off re-election campaign in Katsina; Says he remains focused on working to improve lives of Nigerians in broadcast

President Muhammadu Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the Saturday, February 16, 2019 presidential election has rounded-off his re-election campaign in Katsina, his home state. The event was witnessed by a mammoth crowd of supporters. The President later in the day addressed Nigerians in a broadcast where …

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2019: ‘Buhari must go,’ Atiku tells Adamawa people; ‘Nigerians have endorsed your son, don’t fail him,’ Secondus tells crowd

Yola, Feb. 14, 2019 Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Thursday concluded his campaign tour in Adamawa, with a call on the people of the state to appreciate the emergence of their own and vote for him. Addressing the huge crowd of party supporters …

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Diaspora for Atiku-USA relocates to Nigeria after successful mobilisation in the US; Sure of victory for PDP in Saturday’s presidential poll

After successful town hall meetings and campaigns for the election of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the presidential election, the Diaspora for Atiku-USA (DFA-USA) campaign team is now moving to Nigeria to be part of the final round of consultations and strategic …

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Inter- Agency collaboration,strong institutions prerequisite for effective transport system – NIMASA DG, Utomi 

  The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has stated that collaboration among relevant agencies and professional bodies remains the sin qua non for the development of an effective transportation sector in Nigeria, stressing that this is a basic condition for economic …

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Nigeria to boost domestic gas supply by 600mmscfd …As NNPC, JV Partners sign FID on Assa North Fields

  A major step on attaining sufficiency in domestic gas supply was taken by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Wednesday in Abuja with the execution of Final Investment Decision (FID) on the development of the 4.3trillion cubic feet Assa North/Ohaji South Fields (ANOH) in OML 21 between the corporation …

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Buhari, Atiku sign Peace Accord; Pay tribute to Abdulsalami Abubakar Peace Committee

President Muhammadu Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the major opposition party in Nigeria, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have signed a peace accord in Abuja, the country’s capital. At the signing ceremony, witnessed by the Commonwealth Secretary-General, Rt. Hon. Patricia …

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