2019 Polls: HURIWA acting politicians’ script to incite violence in Nigeria, Coalition discloses

The Coalition of Civil Society Groups on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution said it has unraveled a plot by the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) to incite violence in Nigeria over the outcome of the 2019 general election. The coalition said HURIWA was only being used by some selfish politicians to cause anarchy in the country. The group made this revelation in a supplementary report on the February 23, 2019 presidential/national assembly elections. Maxwell Gowon, the Executive Director of the group, who presented the report on behalf of…

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Two million women rally for democracy, calls on Atiku to eschew bitterness over polls

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in last Saturday’s presidential election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has been urged to tow the path of ex-president Goodluck Jonathan and congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari. This appeal was made by Two Million Women Rally for Democracy on Friday. Mr Buhari of the All Progressive Congress (APC) was returned as president for a second-term by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). While the incumbent has continued to receive massive commendation over a free, fair and credible polls as well congratulatory messages from both local and…

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INEC To Hold Supplementary Elections March 9

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it would hold supplementary elections on March 9, alongside the governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections. The National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, stated this in a statement issued on Friday. According to the statement, the decision to hold the supplementary election was taken at the end of a meeting held with Resident Electoral Commissioners on Thursday. It read in part: “The meeting noted a number of cancellations in certain areas due to violence, which prevented the…

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The Next Four Years Will Be Tough, PMB Warns

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday warned the new four-year mandate given to his administration by Nigerians will be tough as he pursues his campaign promises of securing the country, transforming the economy and the fight against corruption. The President stated this at a special meeting with his cabinet ministers, who were in the State House, Abuja, on Friday to congratulate him on his electoral victory. The Independent National Electoral Commission had, on Wednesday, declared President Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress, winner of the 2019 presidential election held on…

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EAA Cautions Okaeben Over Moves To Instigate Violence, Says Election Will Be Won Through The Ballot Not With Bullet

BENIN – A press statement by the campaign organization of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for Oredo west, Mr. Agbonifo Eghosa has called on his APC counterpart, Mr. Christopher Okaeben to eschew all forms of violence ahead of the state constituency elections into Edo state house assembly (EDHA) scheduled for March 9th, 2019. See full text of his press statement: Fellow Edolites, you will recall that our Royal Father, the revered Oba of Benin, Omo n’ Oba n’ Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II, called those seeking political offices…

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Overturning the Narrative of Logistics Challenges in eCommerce

John Doe ordered a washing machine on Tuesday on the XYZ online store. The available information on the website is that it will be delivered in 2 to 3 days. It is now Friday and Doe is yet to receive his order. He contacted XYZ online store on both Twitter and phone but did not get a satisfactory response. After threatening to cancel the order, he was told that the washing machine was lost in transit. What!? Doe was very angry and eventually cancelled the order. There are a sizable…

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Former NLC President, Omar Congratulates PMB, Commends Stakeholders

The former national President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Abdulwahed Omar has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari for his victory in the just concluded elections. The elections conducted last weekend were largely adjudged to be free and fair across the 36 states and Federal Capital Territory (FCT), with few hitches in parts of the country. The former labour leader, commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the success recorded in the conduct of the elections, despite many challenges and called on the electoral umpire step up more effort…

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Atiku Presents 6-point Demand To PMB

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in last week’s election, Alh. Atiku Abubakar has presented a six-point demand to the Federal Government. Top on the demand was unfreezing of opposition politicians’ bank accounts. Another major demand presented to the former Head of State and Chairman of the National Peace Committee, (NPC) Geneneral Abdulsalam Abubakar (rtd) was demilitarisarion of subsequent polls. Gen. Abubakar led members of the committee to a meeting with Atiku and his running mate, Mr. Peter Obi in Abuja yesterday night. The NPC is expected…

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US, France Congratulate PMB

The United States of America and the Republic of France have congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his re-election in last Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections. The two countries in separate statements commended Nigerians who participated in the exercise while condemning the violent incidents which marred the polls in parts of the country. The US Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo, in his statement in Washington on Friday, noted the assessments of international and domestic observer missions affirming the overall credibility of the election, despite localized violence and irregularities. He encouraged…

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Finance Minister Congratulates PMB Over Re-election

The Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed on Thursday congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari over his re-election, describing it as ‘impressive success’. Mrs Ahmed, who stated this in a congratulatory message addressed to the President noted that his victory shows his acceptability across the length and breath of the country. In a statement by the Special Adviser to the Minister on Media and Communications, Mr Paul Ella Abechi, the minister said, the victory was a testimony to the fact that the solid foundation laid in the last three and half…

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