The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has urged observers to stick to their primary assignment ahead of the forthcoming general election. ADVERTISING Tinubu made the appeal yesterday at the presidential campaign rally of the APC in Lagos. Bola Tinubu He said “All foreign observers are welcomed ahead of the upcoming general election. “Observe, write your report and go home. This is our democracy. We are watching Trump and China”. The former governor described Obasanjo as a master rigger, whose legacies in office were electoral fraud. “CNN asked the late President Umaru Yar’Adua about the election. He said the election that brought him to power was severely flawed. “Who conducted the election? Obasanjo “, he said.
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The All Progressives Congress, APC, House of Representatives candidate for Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency, Alhaja Riskat Adegeye, has charged the electorate to take their destiny in their hands in Saturday’s elections by collecting their Permanent Voter Cards, PVC, in order to be able to vote for the APC. Adegeye, who spoke at the APC campaign rally, held at Festac Town, Lagos and which was attended by residents and party supporters, explained that PVC is a weapon that residents could use to vote credible leaders.
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The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has dismissed reports that President Muhammadu Buhari has plans to Islamize Nigeria. Osinbajo assured that neither Buhari nor anyone in the current government was plotting to impose any single religion on the country. Addressing a mammoth crowd during his unique Family Chat at Kurudu, FCT, Osinbajo said the propaganda peddled by naysayers was aimed at discrediting President Buhari who already has a record that shows he is a detribalized leader. Osinbajo pointed out that over 20 Christians are currently in Buhari’s cabinet.
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The Academic Staff Union of Universities has denied reports on the media that it has endorsed Atiku for President. The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has described as fake, a report that claimed it has endorsed the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar for president, Vanguard has reported. ASUU made its position known in a statement signed by the chairmen of the union’s
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The Nigerian Army on Thursday said 95 percent of its troops would be engaged in security duties during the forthcoming general elections. It added almost 40 percent of the troops to be deployed would be in the Northeast. Its Spokesman Brig. Gen. Sani Usman said in a statement that it was not true that the troops were being paid some allowances in other to sway their votes for a particular party as being alleged in the social media.
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The Nigerian Communications Commission has announced the temporary suspension of the Do-Not-Disturb facility on mobile networks. In a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday, the regulatory commission said that it suspended the DND to enable mobile operators to disseminate information on the 2019 General Elections which begins on February 16. The DND enable subscribers to choose what kind of text messages they can receive from operators or even opt out completely from receiving unsolicited text messages from mobile operators.
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The International Criminal Court, ICC, has reacted to the statement by the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, where he threatened that any foreign Official that dares to interfere in Nigeria’s internal affairs, shall be returned back to their countries in ‘dead’ body bags. The statement has stirred up much tension nationwide and worldwide, with the United States, US, United Kingdom, UK, European Union, EU, and other international bodies, being put on notice of the Governor’s rather reckless statement.
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Religious leaders in Osun State have charged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), security agencies and the media to be neutral, fair, just and transparent in their conduct before, during and after the coming general elections. While pledging their commitment to praying for peace and sensitising their followers on the need for peaceful poll, the clerics urged the major stakeholders to handle their fellow citizens with dignity and respect worthy of fellow human being.
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