The management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has warned serving corps members not to take money from anyone while on election duty. The NYSC Director-General, Maj. Gen. Suleiman Kazaure gave the warning on Thursday, February 14, 2019, in Abeokuta, Ogun State, during the final phase of his nationwide sensitization programme for corps members. Kazaure represented by NYSC Assistant Director, Human Resources, Mrs. Franca Olaleye said any corps members caught collecting gratification would be prosecuted. “You are expected to handle this critical assignment with a high sense of patriotism, responsibility, and integrity.
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The All Progressives Congress, APC, has condemned the postponement of the general election by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. INEC had, in the early hours of today, postponed to February 23rd, the General election earlier scheduled for today, Saturday, February 16th, 2019. INEC chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu,while briefing newsmen at the commission’s headquarters, announced that continuing with the election as earlier scheduled for today, 16th February, 2019, was no longer feasible.
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AbdulRazaq made the call on Thursday while addressing APC members and supporters, at a rally in Pakata, Ilorin. They don’t have anything else for you. Go out on Saturday to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari and all our National Assembly candidates. This is the only way out for us. We must end their misrule this Saturday. Once you vote all our candidates this weekend, we will complete the work on March 2, he said. Speaking at the rally, Yahaya Seriki, Director General for the Abdulrahman AbdulRazaq Campaign Organisation, told the people of the state especially APC supporters, to shun violence even in the face of provocation.
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The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s broadcast to Nigerians as a farewell speech that is less than a presidential address to the nation. Shortly after the speech, Atiku in a statement on Thursday, February 14, through his special assistant on publication, Phrank Shaibu, faulted what he described as the president’s attack on the opposition in his nationwide broadcast, Vanguard reports.
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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has postponed to February 23rd, the General election earlier scheduled for Saturday, February 16th, 2019. INEC chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu,while briefing newsmen at the commission’s headquarters, announced that continuing with the election as earlier scheduled for today, 16th February, 2019, was no longer feasible. According to him, “Following a careful review of the implementation of its
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Acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Adamu Muhammed, has alerted Nigerians of the plot by desperate politicians to perpetrate electoral fraud during the forthcoming general election through the use of fake policemen at polling units. We reports that the IGP raised the alarm on Tuesday at a stakeholders’ meeting on a partnership for monitoring, documenting, reporting and prosecuting vote trading during the 2019 polls, which held at the YarAdua centre in Abuja. According to him, the police were aware that police uniforms and military regalia have been shipped into the country to be distributed to, and used by impostors on election day to cause mayhem and disrupt the conduct of peaceful and credible elections.
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The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar on Tuesday said he would fulfill his promise to restructure Nigeria if elected in Saturday’s election. Atiku said, unlike the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) which allegedly failed to deliver on its promises, he would fulfil his promises to restructure Nigeria and create jobs for millions of unemployed Nigerians. He spoke in Lagos during the PDP’s presidential rally held at the Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS), Lagos. Atiku who addressed the large gathering of PDP supporters also promised to remove congestion in Lagos state which he said had virtually crippled the economy of the state.
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Immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has alleged of plot by the All Progressives Congress (APC) led Federal Government to jam all telecommunications networks from 5 am on Saturday till 5pm on Sunday to make it impossible for use of internet and phone calls during the Presidential and National Assembly elections. Fayose, who is also the Southwest Coordinator of the Atiku/Obi PDP Presidential Campaign Council said the equipment for the sinister plot arrived the country from Israel last week and test run was done on Thursday and Friday.
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