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No plan to sack INEC Chairman Yakubu- says Buhari


There is no plan to remove Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman Mahmood Yakubu over the abrupt postponement of the general elections, the Presidency said yesterday. A leading politician has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari was planning to give Yakubu

Poll shift: US backs foreign observers


The United States Embassy in Nigeria in a statement on Sunday said it fully supports the joint statement by the heads of the ECOWAS and other international election observation missions on the postponement of the February 16 and March 2

11 killed, 15 injured in Boko Haram attack on Maiduguri


Eleven persons were killed and 15 others injured in Saturday’s Boko Haram attack on Maiduguri, the Commissioner of Police in Borno State, Damian Chukwu said. The Commissioner in a text message to some journalists in the town, revealed that his

Election shift: OPAN demands INEC chairman, Mahmood’s resignation

(INEC) chairman Prof. Mahmud Yakubu

The Online Publishers Association of Nigeria ( OPAN ), has asked the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu to resign from his position immediately over the shocking and disappointing postponement of Presidential and National Assembly election.

Poll shift: MASSOB, Anyanwu fault poll delay, mock Buhari


The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra ( MASSOB ) has said the postponement of the presidential and National Assembly polls by the Independent National Electoral Commission was an evident that President Muhammadu Buhari is jittery.

Jonathan’s N3bn Nollywood fund throws up more questions than projects

Goodluck Jonathan

Over six years after former President Goodluck Jonathan announced the N3bn grant called Project Nollywood at an event marking the 20th anniversary of Nollywood in Lagos, in March 2013, many actors, producers and directors expressed frustrations about accessing the fund.

Election shift: INEC disappointed me deeply – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari6

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday expressed disappointment over the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly polls by the Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC ). INEC had announced a dramatic postponement of the elections just a few hours to

El-Rufai lied over killing of 66 Kaduna residents — CAN, NEMA


The Kaduna State Chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria ( CAN ) on Saturday dismissed claims by Governor Nasir el-Rufai that 66 persons were killed by gunmen in the Kajuru Local Government Area of the state. The CAN Chairman

Nigerians blast INEC on Twitter over elections shift


The Independent National Electoral Commission’s ( INEC ) decision to postpone the 2019 elections has been met with anger on social media. According to INEC, the elections were rescheduled because of logistic issues as the body claimed it was facing difficulty distributing

They say I’m corrupt because I’m successful – Atiku


The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, says some people think he is corrupt just because he is successful. Speaking in an interview with CNN Africa published on Friday, he reiterated that if he was corrupt, he