2023: “Ignore those harvesting last 3 digits of PVCs, they can’t beat the BVAS” – INEC

Shocks may be awaiting those going round some States collecting the last three digits of peoples’ Permanent Voters Cards, PVCs. This is because their suspected plan to use the details to sabotage voting or use the digits to access the PVCs and gain more votes would not work. This disclosure was made in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Thursday, by the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) Rivers State’s Head of Voter Education and Publicity, Mark Usulor. Usulor spoke at Day One of a three-day voter education conference series by WhillzTrust…

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Northern Christian Muslim religious leaders endorse Atiku

…Says he’s the best option A group, comprising Christian and Muslim religious and political leaders in the North, tagged: ‘Northern Leaders Consultative Forum’, has endorsed the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Atiku Abubakar. The group, which included the former speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, endorsed Abubakar yesterday at a media conference in Abuja, following the adoption of a report by its Technical Criteria Committee. The report was presented by the former Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Simon Achuba. The group said after evaluation of all…

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A’isha Buhari bows to pressure, withdraws case against student critic

The First Lady, A’isha Buhari, has bowed to widespread pressure and condemnation, withdrawing the case against a final year student of the Federal University, Dutse, Aminu Mohammed. Withdrawing the case against the accused yesterday, the prosecution counsel, Fidelis Ogbobe said the First Lady, as the mother of the nation, decided to withdraw the case following the intervention of well-meaning Nigerians. He relied on Section 108 sub-section 2(a) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act to move the application for the withdrawal of the case. Ruling on the matter, Justice Yusuf…

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NLC, TUC demand FG’s immediate action against N240 fuel price hike

…Says new price is pain-inducing The leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, (TUC), has called on the Federal government to responsively take immediate action to reverse the current hiked price of fuel at N240. NLC and TUC further described the current price hike of fuel as unnecessary, crippling and pain-inducing to Nigerians, whom they said are already suffering beyond measure because of unfavourable government policies. According to an issued press statement, jointly signed by NLC and TUC Presidents, Comrade Ayuba Wabba and Comrade…

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2023 Elections: Northern Groups demands drug, mental test for Presidential, Governorship candidates

Ahead of the 2023 General Elections, a political interest group, ‘The Concerned Northern Youths and the Coalition for National Agenda’ have demanded that all presidential and gubernatorial candidates should take drug tests as well as undergo medical and mental assessments to ascertain their readiness for the posts being contested. In a joint press conference in Abuja yesterday, addressed by the Coordinator of the group, Suleiman Tambay and his counterpart from the Coalition for National Agenda, Nnamdi Iroegbu, they said the North, and indeed other parts of country, should ensure that…

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Insecurity: “Gov. Sule collected N14.4bn Security Vote without securing Nasarawa”, Maku alleges

Director-General of the Nasarawa State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Campaign Council, Labaran Maku, yesterday alleged that the incumbent State governor, Abdullahi Sule, has collected a security vote of N14.4 billion for about four years without securing the State. Maku, who is a former Minister of Information, made the revelation at the headquarters of Wamba local government area, in continuation of the Nasarawa PDP State zonal campaign rally, insisting that people no longer go to their farms because there was no peace in the State any longer. The PDP campaign DG,…

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Delta: Gunmen attack mosque in dawn raid, abduct 3 worshippers, injure 11 

Three worshipers were yesterday abducted, while about 11 others were battling for life in an undisclosed hospital in Ughelli, Ughelli-North local government area of Delta State, when unknown gunmen attacked the Central Mosque in the ancient town. A resident, who spoke with newsmen, said the attack took place at about 6.47am, when some Muslim faithful were holding their morning prayers at the Central Mosque, located along Okoroda Street, in Ughelli. The resident, who gave his name simply as Larry, said many residents were jolted from their sleep by gunshots followed by…

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2023: “Tinubu’s administration will completely eliminate poverty in Nigeria”, Shettima assures 

Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), will tackle poverty in Nigeria if elected as president in 2023, Kashim Shettima, the vice presidential candidate of the party, has said. Shettima disclosed this on Tuesday, while speaking on behalf of Tinubu, at the unveiling of Tinubu/Shettima Crowd funding Application, in Lagos. Shettima said with the app, everybody will be able to contribute to the campaign fund. He praised Tinubu’s leadership quality, saying leadership has to do with track record, antecedent and achievements and not the issue…

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