2023: “Arsonists account details from holding elections” – INEC Chairman

…Says Commission will reprint burnt PVCs in 2 days The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, says the arsonists attacking the commission’s facilities nationwide cannot stop the forthcoming 2023 elections. The INEC boss, who said this yesterday in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, during an on-the-spot assessment of the burnt office in Abeokuta-South by suspected arsonists, described the arsonists as “undemocratic and retrogressive elements.” Recall that arsonists had on November 10 razed down the Commission’s office at Iyana Mortuary, Abeokuta South Local Government Area, and…

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IGP sentenced to prison for contempt of court

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, has been sentenced to three months in prison by a Federal High Court, in Abuja, for disobeying a court order. The presiding judge, Mobolaji Olajuwon, issued the ruling yesterday. The decision followed a suit filed by a former police officer, Patrick Okoli, who claims he was unlawfully and compulsorily retired from the Nigerian Police Force. According to the affidavits in support of the suit, the applicant, Okoli, was forcefully retired in June 1992. After challenging his forceful retirement, a Bauchi High Court…

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Political Killings: Labour Party Women Leader shot dead in Kaduna

The Labour Party, LP, Women Leader in Kaura, Kaduna State, Mrs. Victoria Chintex, has been shot dead by suspected assassins.  According to sources, the gunmen stormed her residence on Monday night and shot her dead, while her husband sustained gunshot injuries. Confirming the incident yesterday, the Labour Party Publicity Secretary, Zone-3, Kaduna State, Edward Simon Buju, in an issued statement described the Late Chintex as a dynamic, hardworking and dedicated woman, who died at a time the Party and the country needed her most. He called on the people of…

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2023 Anti-Candidate Plan: “Do not work against Tinubu” – MURIC warns Northern Governors 

The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has told some Northern governors who are allegedly ‘planning’ to work for Atiku Abubakar to defeat Bola Tinubu to shelve the plan. The group, in a statement issued by its director Professor Ishaq Akintola, yesterday, said there is no alternative to Tinubu. The statement read in part: “Our position is based on the declaration of the twelve Northern governors who pitched their camp with Bola Ahmed Tinubu by insisting that power must shift to the South just before the presidential primaries. “We have no scintilla…

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2023: 26% of Nigerian electorate willing to sell votes in 2023 election – NOI Poll

A new public opinion poll conducted by NOI Polls has revealed that 26 percent of registered voters would be willing to sell their votes for monetary or material gains during the 2023 general election. According to the report titled “Vote-Buying Poll’ released on Monday, 26 percent translates to about 7.3 million votes, which is enough to boost any candidate’s chances of winning. Overall, the poll revealed that 30 percent of respondents who have registered to vote during the election claimed that they would accept gifts or favours from politicians and their…

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2023: “Change your ways, protest worse than #EndSARS coming”, Metuh urges politicians

Former national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Olisa Metuh, has warned politicians against misusing their positions. In an issued statement yesterday, to address the alleged use of a Nigerian Air Force jet to attend a wedding by senators, Metuh said the actions of the political elite have the potential to trigger anarchy. He said the “persistent assault on the sensibilities” of Nigerians can birth a revolution worse than the #EndSARS movement. Recall that in October 2020, Nigerians under the #EndSARS movement took to the streets to protest…

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Marketing, Media practitioners to strengthen multi-billion naira advertising industry

Practitioners in Nigeria’s advertising, media and marketing industry converged in Abuja yesterday to discuss challenges and opportunities in the industry. With the theme: “The Marketing Communications Industry: Trends, Challenges and Prospects”, the conference will also discuss marketing opportunities, especially to the Generation Z to Alpha consumers, creating brand experience in a digital world – the future of experiential marketing, from buying board space to buying mind space – Trends in OOH as well as building Nigeria’s new television audience measurement system. Distinguished speakers at the three-day conference include: Emmanuel Agu, Group…

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2023: APC raises ₦‎190m in donations in less than two minutes

The APC has broken a fundraising record in the annals of our political history.  Yesterday at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, the APC Presidential Campaign Council unveiled a crowd funding for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Senator Kashim Shettima, and in less than two minutes raised over N190 million. Considering that no individual can donate more than N50 million, this is good news for the APC and a big boost to the ruling party. This demonstrates that Nigerians believe in the ability of the APC presidential candidate and his running mate…

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2023: “I want to leave legacy of credible polls for West Africa, not only Nigeria” – Buhari

…Affirms Nigeria’s commitment to restore security, political stability in region President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged Nigeria’s commitment to restoring democratic rule to Mali, Guinea and Burkina-Faso, and to ensure peace and political stability in the West African sub-region. Buhari made the pledge during the opening of the 2022 2nd Ordinary Session of the Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS), Parliament yesterday, in Abuja. The President said that Nigeria is committed to supporting ECOWAS institutions to ensure that the countries in the region are all returned to constitutional rule.  This…

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APC Campaign: Tinubu to speak at Chatham House UK, on security, economy

All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, will embark on foreign trips from December 4 to meet global leaders and pitch his presidential aspiration. The presidential candidate, according to reports, is scheduled to travel to key Western capitals from December 4th, and is expected to return to Nigeria latest December 12th to continue his campaign rallies and stakeholders’ engagement. It was gathered from campaign sources that Tinubu and his delegation will be in London, United States of America, France and key European Union (EU) member States to share his…

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