BREAKING: INEC extends voting time for polling units with challenges

The Independent National Electoral Commission has ordered the extension of voting time for some polling units which experienced delay due to technical challenges and complaints, including malfunctioning of card readers. The commission expressed confidence that most of these cases will be rectified. INEC Commissioner and chairman of its Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, stated these on Saturday while giving an update on the ongoing elections. He said, “Every place where we experience challenges…

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Buhari’s 84-year-old sister votes

The eldest sister to President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived at her polling unit to cast her ballot in Daura, Katsina state. She is 84-year-old Hajiya Rekiya Adamu. She arrived at Polling Unit 003 at 9.30am with security operatives guarding her The eldest sister to President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived at her polling unit to cast her ballot in Daura, Katsina state. She is 84-year-old Hajiya Rekiya Adamu.

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Voters stranded at Obasanjo’s polling booth as INEC officials fail to arrive

Scores of voters at ward 11, unit 22, Olusomi  Compound, Abeokuta-North Local Government area of Ogun state where former President Olusegun Obasanjo is billed to cast his vote have been stranded as the officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission were yet to arrive as at 912am. Many prospective voters were seen at the polling centre hanging around awaiting the arrival of the INEC offcials with electoral materials. The media aide to Obasanjo, Kehinde Akinyemi, however,…

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Gunmen attack Osinbajo’s convoy in Ilorin

… APC condemns attack.. PDP denies involvement of members says its intraparty crisis By Demola Akinyemi Ilorin–Unknown gun men reportedly attacked the convoy of the Vice president Professor Yemi Osinbajo in Isale Aluko area of Ilorin late Thursday afternoon during which no fewer than four persons reportedly sustained injuries. They were said to fled immediately the act was perpetrated. All Progressives Congress (APC) in a swift reaction Thursday night condemned the act in strongest terms…

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Full text of President Buhari’s national broadcast

NATIONAL BROADCAST BY PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARION FRIDAY 22ND FEBRUARY 2019 Dear Nigerians, Finally, we have reached the eve of the rescheduled first round of this year’s general elections. 2. Tomorrow, the polls open. Tomorrow, we affirm that Nigeria stands as a democracy and that no worldly hand can deter us from this wise and fitting path we have chosen for ourselves. 3. While democracy is the most beneficial way to select a nation’s leaders, it…

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Believe in INEC, President Buhari charged Nigerian

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Nigerians, local and  foreign observers to have faith in the Independent National Electoral Commission to conduct tomorrow’s rescheduled presidential and National Assembly polls without hitches. In a television and radio broadcast to the nation this morning, Buhari said he believed INEC had learnt from the mistakes of the past and was fully ready to deliver the elections and the subsequent ones after Saturday’s. “I believe INEC realises the profound…

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If ballot box snatchers, election disrupters are armed, they are a goner —Sagay

The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Council Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), has listed instances in which a law enforcement officer is allowed to gun down a ballot box snatcher. Sagay made this known in a statement on Thursday. The Senior Advocate said President Muhammadu Buhari’s threat that ballot box snatchers could lose their lives ought not to evoke fear in the minds of persons who have no intention of engaging in election malpractice. He said,…

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Breaking News: 72.7m PVCs collected- INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission says 72, 775, 502 Nigerians now have Permanent Voter Cards. The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu, said this at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday. He said, “Out of 84, 004, 084 registered voters, 72, 775, 502 have PVCs” This is 86.63 per cent of registered voters, who collected their PVCs. According to INEC, 11, 228, 582 PVCs remain uncollected as of today. Yakubu said all the uncollected cards…

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