2019 elections: Police prosecute over 600 electoral offenders in Kano

The Commissioner of Police in Kano State, Mohammed Wakil, has said that over 600 hoodlums have been prosecuted in the state for electoral- related crimes. Wakili, who spoke with newsmen during an interactive session at the Command headquarters, added his men arrested over 780 suspects in connection to alleged electoral …

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ACLED Regional Overview – Africa (19 February 2019) – Nigeria

Key developments in Africa in the week of February 10th include the violence that has impeded elections in Nigeria, the instability in the post-election context in the DRC, and the risks in Egypt and South Sudan. With Nigeria’s general elections set for February 16th, conflict levels have significantly risen in …

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Four killed as Boko Haram attacks governor’s convoy in Borno

Four people were killed and an unknown number of others were kidnapped in a Boko Haram attack on a convoy of vehicles carrying the governor of Borno state in northeast Nigeria, sources said on Wednesday. A civilian militia member travelling with Kashim Shettima said jihadist fighters staged an ambush near …

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Yobe House of Assembly loses deputy speaker

Dr. Ibrahim Kurmi, the Deputy Speaker, Yobe House of Assembly died on Monday night at the Yobe State University Teaching Hospital Damaturu, at the age of 48. His body was laid to rest yesterday. Kurmi, a medical doctor, represented Fika/Gadaka constituency in the state assembly and was first elected deputy …

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Jigawa APC Woman Leader, 3 others die in auto crash

By Aliyu Dangida Dutse—Jigawa State All Progressive Congress, APC, Women Leader in Birnin-Kudu local government, Hajia Aisha Tahir, reportedly died in a road accident on Tuesday, while three others died along Gumel-Suletankarkar-Babura road. Soldier dies of Lassa fever in Jos, after returning from Kwara It was gathered that the woman …

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2019 Election: 1.7m voters to vote in Sokoto

<!– Voters’ Cards destroyed by fire –> Mr Abubakar Sadiq, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Sokoto state, says no fewer than 1, 726, 887 eligible voters are expected to vote in 2019 general elections in the state. Sadiq disclosed this at a stakeholders meeting on Thursday in Sokoto, preparatory to …

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Group urges Northeast to support Atiku as 5000 Kebbi youths dump PDP

A youth group, the Atikulation 2019 Support Movement in Gombe State has urged the Northeast zone to support Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, to ensure that he wins the election. This is coming a day after the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Rally in Gombe and …

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NAF arrests 10 suspected thugs, bandits in Kaduna

Godwin Isenyo, Kaduna The Nigerian Air Force  says  it has arrested 10 suspected thugs and bandits in Kaduna State. The Commander 453 Base Service Group, NAF, Kaduna, Air Commodore Idi Sani,  said  this  while   parading the suspects and items recovered from them on Tuesday. Among  the suspects are  Abdullahi Adam, …

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Buhari to get two million votes in Kano state – Mohammed Abacha

The governorship candidate of the Advance Peoples Democratic Alliance in Kano State, and eldest son of late Gen Sani Abacha, Mohammed Abacha has promised to help Buhari get at least two  million votes  in Kano.. The eldest son of the late Head of State, Gen Sani Abacha, publicly endorsed the All Progressives …

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Nigeria elections 2019: Real reason Buhari met Adamawa, Borno, Kaduna governors – Atiku

Presidential Candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, said the real reason President Muhammadu Buhari met Governors of Borno, Adamawa and Kaduna States, was to intimate them of an alleged plan to postpone elections in their states. He said the All Progressives Congress (APC) led-government was trying to …

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