Islamic militants’ deadly resurgence threatens Nigeria polls

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – Baba Inuwa was pleased to move back to his vegetable farm in Nigeria’s northeast, encouraged by the military’s offensive against Boko Haram, the country’s homegrown Islamic extremist rebels and by President Muhammadu Buhari’s claim that the insurgency had been crushed. “We thought all was over and Boko …

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Atiku woos Dutse residents during campaign rally in Jigawa

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has called on the people of Jigawa State not to allow themselves to be deceived by the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, that is working hard to divide Nigerians along ethnic and religious lines.  Atiku made the call while …

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Police denies interception of thumb printed ballot papers in Sokoto

The Sokoto state police command has debunked the allegation raised by some loyalist of the All Progressives Congress that the police has intercepted thumb printed ballot papers in favour of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The Sokoto state Police Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Abubakar Sadiq said what was in custody …

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Kebbi APC rally: Laughter as Amaechi races to podium at campaign ground

Mr. Rotimi Amaechi General laughter overwhelmed the Haliru Abdu multipurpose stadium, venue of the APC presidential rally of President Muhammadu Buhari as the Director General of the campaign, Rotimi Amaechi raced to the venue. Our correspondents report that when the Master of Ceremony invited Amaechi to deliver his speech, he …

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Elections: NSCDC deploys 3600 personnel in Kaduna

Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has said it has deployed 3600 personnel across Kaduna State  for the general elections scheduled for February 23 and March 9. The State Commandant, Alhaji Modu Bunu Bunu  announced this at the end of a  management meeting held at the command’s headquarters. He …

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JUST IN: Deji Adeyanju granted bail by Kano court

Mr. Deji Adeyanju, convener of pressure group, Concerned Nigerians, has been released on bail by a Kano State Magistrate Court. Adeyanju has been remanded in a Kano prison after he was rearrested and charged for culpable homici*e by the Nigeria Police Force. He was granted bail in the sum of …

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409000 IDPs To Vote In Borno

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday confirmed that a total of 2,315,956 registered voters are expected to cast their votes across 3,933 polling units in Borno State on Saturday. Mohammed Ibrahim, the state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), stated this at a press conference on Thursday in Maiduguri, the …

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Election Postponement: NYSC Releases Statement On Corps Members’ Protest Story

NYSC Releases Statement On Corps Members’ Protest Story. PHOTO CREDIT: PM News The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Yobe State has denied reports trending on social media that corps members staged a protest on the election day in Jakusko Town of Yobe State over non-payment of their allowances. Concise …

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APC campaign rally: Four die, six injured in Jigawa auto crash – Police

The Police in Jigawa State on Wednesday said four persons, including two females, died in two different auto crashes involving the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign vehicles in Jahun and Guri Local Government Areas of the state. The police spokesperson, Abdu Jinjir, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in …

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