INEC releases New Schedule for Dino Melaye’s Recall

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it will conduct the verification exercise for the recall of Senator Dino Melaye on October 14. The commission disclosed this in its amended timetable and schedule of activities issued by its Secretary, Augusta Ogakwu, in Abuja on Monday. Ogakwu said the verification exercise will take place in all polling units in Kogi West, while INEC notification for the exercise would be released on October 3. She said that INEC has fixed October 5 as the last day for the submission of applications by observers, and October 9 for…

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Zimbabwe Prepares For 2018 Elections

Voter registration for Zimbabwe’s 2018 harmonised elections begins on Monday. This would be the first time since independence in 1980 that the voters’ list would be administered outside the Registrar-General’s Office following the adoption of a new constitution which transferred the responsibility to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC). ZEC chairperson Rita Makarau, said that continuous registration would begin while a registration blitz would be conducted in October. “For the voter registration blitz, we needed 15 million U.S. dollars and Treasury has since supported us to that tune. “The money is…

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INEC, Governor Bello, Security Agents Behind Move To Recall Me – Dino Melaye

Senator representing Kogi West district, Dino Melaye has accused the Kogi state government, INEC, and “top Federal Government officials and top security agents” as forces behind move to recall him. He made this known in a statement on Monday after the Federal High Court, Abuja ruled that the recall process should continue. The court had earlier given an interim order that the recall process should be put on hold pending final ruling. Melaye said: My great people of Kogi West Senatorial District of Kogi state, in the face of obvious persecution and…

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I Will Fight Corruption Like No One Has If Given The Opportunity – Atiku

The former vice president Atiku Abubakar has said if given the opportunity to lead Nigeria, he will fight corruption like no one has. Atiku said this in Abuja, during a tour of the new ultra-modern Yaliam Press Limited in Jabi area. He criticized those who keep linking him with allegations of corruption, challenging them to come forward with evidence, if they have one. He said: It is sickening to continue to regurgitate allegations of corruption against me by people who have failed to come forward with a single shred of evidence of…

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Buhari Administration Has Left The Country Without Development – Wike

Governor of Rivers State Nyesom Wike has said the President Muhammadu Buhari administration has left the country stagnant and without development. Wike said this on Sunday at the All Saints Anglican Cathedral, Bori, while speaking at the special thanksgiving service for the PDP candidates of the Rivers South-East Senatorial District. He described the war against corruption as a “mere survival trick” to make it seem like the administration was performing. He added that the state will resist attempts to rig the 2019 elections. He said: I have respect for the President. He is the President of all…

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Atiku Is A Blessing Whilst Buhari Is A Curse To Nigeria – Femi Fani-Kayode

Former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has described President Muhammadu Buhari as a ‘curse’ to Nigeria while ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar a blessing. In a series of tweets while reacting to the recent outburst of Aisha Alhassan, minister of women affairs who declared loyalty to Abubakar over Buhari, Fani-Kayode said that Alhassan was courageous woman to have declared support for Abubakar. See Tweets Below: Mama Taraba is a courageous woman who has spoken the truth. @atiku is a blessing whilst @MBuhari is a curse. The APC sun is about to set….

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Sen. Stella Oduah Denies Buying 1.2 Million Dollar House In England

Sen. Stella Oduah, has denied claims that she bought a 1.2 million dollars house in England while she was Minister of Aviation. She said at a News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja on Thursday that the allegation made in an online publication was a total falsehood, without any foundation. The online medium’s report alleged that the senator bought the property under another name and that the ownership of the property was uncovered when she attempted to rent it out in March, 2017. Oduah described as “unfortunate’’, the medium’s…

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Buhari’s Campaign For Second Term Begins

On Monday, the All Progressive Congress (APC) Ebonyi chapter in Abakaliki held a rally to celebrate President Muhammadu Buhari’s return from medical vacation, as well as drum support for his second term in 2019. The rally created heavy human and vehicular traffic long Afikpo and old Enugu roads, among others. Acting state APC Chairman, Mr Eze Nwachukwu, who addressed the rally, commended party faithful and other teeming supporters of APC for turning out in their large numbers for the rally. “We thank God for the recovery of Mr President from…

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Kenyatta Blasts Court After Vote Annulled

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has branded judges in the country’s Supreme Court “crooks” after they annulled his win in presidential elections. He earlier called for calm and said he would respect the ruling but struck a more combative note at a Nairobi rally. The court cited irregularities in last month’s election and ordered a new one within 60 days. The poll had raised fears of major violence similar to that following a disputed vote in 2007. Although the unrest in this year’s vote was not as serious as in 2007,…

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Corrupt Leaders Should Be Banned From Politics – Abubakar Bello

Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger State has opined that corrupt politicians in Nigeria be banned from participating in active politics. He said this while speaking at the inauguration of the Niger State branch of Nigerian Association of Technologists in Engineering (NATE) in Minna. He was represented at the event by the Commissioner for Information Jonathan Vatsa. He said: I will say it over and over again, corrupt politicians and civil servants should be banned from participating in active politics if we want Nigeria to move forward. In China, corrupt leaders are being executed; if in our…

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