How vote buying can be discouraged – INEC

INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, for Kogi State, Prof. James Apam on Thursday said in order to discourage vote buying, voters in the country should turn out en masse to cast their ballot. Apam made the call at a ‘Stakeholders Consultative Meeting on Vote-Buying/Selling and Election Violence’ in Lokoja ahead …

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N-Power blows hot over beneficiaries with extra job

Federal Government’s youth empowerment scheme, N-Power, on Friday, issued a stern warning to 2017 beneficiaries involved in sharp practices. The empowerment scheme in a tweet on its verified Twitter page urged those with extra jobs to resign or face a penalty. The scheme also instructed those who employed someone to …

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Okorocha reveals when Saraki, others planed defection to PDP

Rochas Okorocha, Governor of Imo State, on Thursday disclosed that those who defected from the All Progressives Congress, APC, planned their defection two years ago. Okorocha, who is the Chairman of APC’s Governors’ Forum made the disclosure while interacting with journalists at the Government House, Owerri, the state capital. Recall …

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EFCC releases former DSS DG

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has released the former Director-General of the Department of State Security (DSS), Ita Ekpeyong. DAILY POST reports that Ekpeyong was arrested on Thursday afternoon, following a raid of his Abuja home by anti-graft detectives. He was moved to the EFCC headquarters in Abuja …

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2019: National Assembly ends break, to reconvenes Tuesday

The National Assembly has decided to cut short its recess. It will reconvene on Tuesday, August 14. The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yussuff Lasun spoke to newsmen on Thursday evening. According to him, “the agenda will primarily be the presidential budget request to fund INEC’s operations …

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Jega, INEC blow hot on fake election results

Prof. Attahiru Jega, former Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has charged the Federal Government to proffer stiffer laws against declaration of fake election results. Jega made the call on Wednesday in Abuja at an international conference with “Democracy and Disinformation: How Fake News Threatens our Freedom and Democracy in …

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How Kwankwaso reacted to Daura’s removal as DSS DG

Former Governor of Kano, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has hailed the sack of Lawal Daura, former Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS) Daura was fired over the Tuesday’s siege at the National Assembly. The presidency has since replaced him with Matthew Seiyefa, the most senior director in the agency. …

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IPOB attacks Biafra Zionists over Ohanaeze meeting

The indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has vowed that there was no going back in its push to liberate the people of the region from Nigeria. The IPOB was responding to the claim by the Biafra Zionists Federation, BZF, who had frowned over the on-going peace meeting between the Ohanaeze …

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NASS siege: Orji Kalu speaks on those behind DSS action

A former Governor of Abia State and chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Dr. Orji Uzo Kalu has given his own interpretation to the invasion of the National Assembly by men of the Department of State Services, DSS. The former governor said that incident was the activity of …

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