#NigeriaDecides 2019 Election AGENCY REPORT National

#NigeriaDecides: Election begins 8 a.m. on Saturday – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has assured Nigerians and the international community that it has concluded arrangements to commence elections by 8. a.m. on Saturday. INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, gave the assurance on Friday in Abuja while addressing a press conference on the commission’s preparations for the presidential and National Assembly elections. Yakubu Read more


FG declares Friday public holiday, excludes bankers

The Nigerian Government has declared Friday Feb.22 as Work-Free Day to enable Nigerians prepare for the rescheduled Presidential and National Assembly Elections on Saturday. Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd), made the declaration in Abuja. The Ministry of Interior in a statement on Wednesday night by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Georgina Ehuriah, Read more


National Assembly announces postponement of resumption

The National Assembly has announced the postponement of its resumption scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 19 to Tuesday, Feb. 26. The Clerk to the National Assembly, Mr Mohammed Sani-Omolori made this known in a statement on Sunday. He said the postponement became necessary following the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly election rescheduled for Saturday, Read more


Trump-era US Europe rift wide open at Munich security talks

The United States and European powers voiced sharply differing views on issues from Mideast security to trade Saturday, laying bare a deep trans-Atlantic rift in the era of President Donald Trump. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other European leaders at a three-day international security conference voiced dismay at a range of Trump decisions deemed hostile Read more

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This is how Buhari, wife Aisha will vote on Saturday

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Daura, Katsina State, says it has concluded arrangements for Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly Elections. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that President Muhammadu Buhari and his wife, Hajiya Aisha are expected to cast their votes at Sarkin Yara A Electoral Ward in Polling Unit 003, in his Read more


2019 Poll: Boost for Atiku as 2 presidential candidates step down for ex-VP

The Presidential ambition of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the 2019 election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar got a boost yesterday following the decision of two candidates to drop out of the race in support of the candidacy of the former Vice President. Dr Nicolas Felix and Barrister Chuks Nwachukwu, the Presidential candidates of the Read more


Elections 2019: Avoid hate speech, acrimony – UN warns

Ahead of upcoming elections, the UN has advised Nigerian politicians to avoid messages of hate, politics of acrimony, bitterness and rancour to avoid undermining the peace and stability of Nigeria. The special representative of the UN Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohamed Ibn Chambas, gave Read more


2 Rivers State INEC staff, others arraigned for selling PVCs

The Department of State Services (DSS) on Thursday arraigned two Staff of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Monday Ifiesimama and Beesor Sorle before a Chief Magistrate Court in Port Harcourt for alleged electoral offences. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Darlington Ogolo, was also arraigned alongside the INEC officials. Ifiesimama and Sorle were Read more