Nigerian youths and the 2019 general elections

Post Views: 0 By Chaplain Joseph Joluwaseyi  In the next few hours,  the 2019 general elections could begin across the states of the federation.    Mixed reactions have however continued to trail the fort-coming elections. While some people are predicting doomsday to Nigeria, others think the elections will be relatively violence-free.  But, as usual, eligible voters, who have collected their voter’s cards, will have to go out and cast their votes for the candidates of their choices, on the various days allocated by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC for the…

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Over 1000 members dump APC for PDP ahead 2019 elections in Ogun

Post Views: 8 By Emmanuel Udom No fewer than 1,000 members of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State have defected from the party and pledged their allegiance to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The defectors, who were led by Pastor Adetunde Joseph from Oungbe Ward, Ita-Oba, Iselu, in Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State, were received into the PDP when party leaders, including the State Chairman, Engr. Adebayo Dayo; the Deputy Governorship Candidate, Dr. Reuben Abati and the Director-General of…

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APC: Appeal Court knocks out Enoh’s plea on stay of execution, Insists Usani remains APC governorship aspirant

Post Views: 7 By Ita Akpan Calabar The Court of Appeal sitting in Calabar has refused an oral application brought by a factional Chairman of All Progressive Congress, APC John Ochala for a stay of execution of a Federal High Court judgment recognizing Godwin Etim John executive in Cross River State. Delivering judgment in an appeal brought by the embattled Acting Chairman of APC yesterday, Justice Mojeed Owoade ordered that all parties maintain the status quo, pending the determination of the appeal filed by Ochala against the judgment of the…

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NUJ/NAWOJ Housing Fraud: Court summons Tunji Ogunwusi, Ifeyinwa Omowole, Deji Elumoye, Tosin Odusola

Post Views: 12 … Adjourns sitting to March 13th By Grace Atukpa The case between some Lagos journalists and other claimants versus NAWOJ’s National President, Ifeyinwa Omowole, Deji Elumoye, Tosin Odusola, Primewaterview Holdings and NUJ came up for hearing today at the Lagos Multidoor ADR, Igbosere-Lagos with the mediator, Mrs. Dupe Ogunsanwo urging all interested parties to appear at next sitting in their own interest in order to find amicable resolution to the case. Out of the six defendants, only NUJ was present while the duo of Omowole and Elumoye…

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ACJA 2015: Civil society group calls for attitudinal change by police officers

Post Views: 7 By Emmanuel Udom The Civil Society Observatory Group, has disclosed that attitudinal change of officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force, is a critical factor in the effective and successful implementation of ACJA 2015 in Nigeria The group in a statement on the implementation of the Administration of Criminal Justice in Nigeria said it has identified the urgent need for attitudinal change of police officers as critical for the successful implementation of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) 2015 by the police. The Group made…

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Buratai, army chief dares trouble makers ahead Feb 23 presidential poll

Post Views: 19 The Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Tukur Buratai, has directed commanders to deal decisively with anyone caught doing anything that will be inimical to the success of the elections. At a meeting with principal officers and commanders of the Nigerian Army in Abuja on Wednesday, he said the army was taking a proactive approach to stop election crimes such as ballot box snatching and violence. He also directed the commanders to ensure the restrictions of movement within their commands and also carry out a stop and search,…

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CLO tackles INEC over missing/unprinted PVCs ahead Feb 23 polls

Post Views: 11 By Emmanuel Udom Civil Liberties Organisation, (CLO) Lagos State Branch, has tackled the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), over the failure of the electoral body to address the missing or unprinted millions of PVCs belonging to long-registered and enthusiastic Nigerian voters. Rising from her emergency general meeting, CLO said due to the failure of INEC, millions of eligible voters nationwide are now feeling disenfranchised few days to the February 23 elections. A press statement issued and jointly signed by Comrade Ehi Omokhuale and Comrade Mcdonald Azuju, chairman…

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Police, INEC ready for Feb 23 polls in Cross River

Post Views: 5 By Ita Akpan Calabar The Police Command in Cross River says it has put everything together to ensure adequate security during the conduct of the Presidential and National Assembly elections on February 23 across the 18 local government areas of the state. Briefing newsmen after stakeholders meeting with Security Chiefs at the State Secretariat of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Mr. Austin Agbolanhor, State Commissioner of Police, said that his men were ready for the polls. Agbolanhor told newsmen that security agencies in the state were working…

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Ignore APC, Akpabio – AILM tells Akwa Ibom REC

Post Views: 10 The  Akwa Ibom Liberation Movement, (AILM) has called on the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Mike Igini to ignore the negative campaigns against him. AILM, the foremost social orientation and civil liberty group in the state, told newsmen that the campaign of calumny against the REC, championed by APC chairman in the state, Ini Okopido was shameful, misleading and unsubstantiated. The group called on the National Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu and the REC, Mr. Mike Igini to ignore the baseless accusations churned out…

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Why NDIC shut down Fortis Microfinance Bank

Post Views: 13 By Emmanuel Udom ( with agency report) Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) has said that the liquidation of the Fortis Micro Finance Bank was the last option in the series of interventions taken by the supervisory authorities. Responding to a statement attributed to Mallam Garba Kurfi and Mr Boniface Okezie, financial expert and national coordinator of Progressive Shareholders Association of Nigeria (PSAN), respectively. It was alleged that the two regulators-Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the NDIC made no prior attempt to salvage the ailing bank before…

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