The Big 5: INEC promises to improve corp members’ welfare...

Here are the stories you should be monitoring today: INEC promises to improve corp members’ welfare during elections The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has agreed to improve the safety and welfare provisions of corp members in the rescheduled elections.  The corps said INEC gave the assurance at…

Just In: INEC backtracks, lifts ban on party campaigns…

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has lifted the ban on campaigns by political parties and candidates ahead of Saturday’s rescheduled elections. The commission which said it took the decision after consultations with political parties in the country disclosed this in a statement issued at the end of its meeting held on Monday to review…

#NigeriaDecides: Snatch ballot boxes at the expense of your own...

Following Saturday’s postponement of the 2019 General elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that the issues behind the move will be investigated, with the President warning that anyone planning to snatch ballot boxes during the forthcoming elections will do so “at the expense of his own life.” President Buhari who…

The Big 5: Police arrests six suspects in Kajuru killings,...

Here are the stories you should be monitoring today: Police arrests six suspects in Kajuru killings, Kaduna Nigerian Police said it has arrested six people in connection to the mass killings in Kajuru, Kaduna last week Fridy.  Also on the visiting trail of the governor, Kaduna State Police Commissioner, Ahmad Abdurrahman, said the prosecutors would…

I am deeply disappointed – President Buhari reacts to election...

President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC’s) postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections earlier scheduled to hold Saturday 16th to Saturday 23rd February, expressing deep disappointment about the development within hours of its commencement, despite what he described as the long notice given and the nation’s preparations both locally and…

Election Postponement: A case of the hand of Esau but...

In the wake of the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections earlier slated for  Saturday, 16th February to 23rd February and 9th March for the Gubernatorial and State Assembly elections, the Presidential candidate of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has expressed displeasure over the move by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC),…

EFCC arraigns Babachir Lawal over N544m grass-cutting scandal, Bill Clinton...

Here are the top stories that drove conversation this week 66 killed in Kaduna on Election Eve The Kaduna state government, Friday evening, disclosed that 66 persons were killed by unknown gunmen in Kajuru local government of Kaduna state, less than twenty four hours to the conduct of the presidential and parliamentary elections. A statement issued…

BREAKING: INEC announces postponement of NASS and Presidential elections…

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced a reschedule of the February 16 National Assembly and Presidential elections to Saturday, February 23rd 2019, and the Governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections earlier scheduled for March 2nd to Saturday, March 9 2019,citing logistic concerns. Chairman of the election management body, Professor Mahmood Yakub disclosed this at…

President Buhari promises free and fair elections and urges Nigerians...

President Buhari on Thursday evening addressed Nigerians in a live broadcast ahead of Saturday’s presidential polls. Buhari, who is also seeking a second term under the All Progressives Congress, urged every eligible Nigerian to cast their vote and assured that the elections would be free fair. A huge part of the presidential’s speech was political…

The Big 5: Police nab 17 sacks containing thumb-printed ballots...

Here the stories you should be monitoring today: Police nab 17 sacks containing thumb-printed ballots in Kano The police in Kano on Thursday impounded 17 sacks containing thumb-printed ballot papers in Sabon Gari area of Kano. Credible security sources told the Daily Nigerian that the ballots have already been thumb-printed on the ruling All Progressives…

The Late 5: 66 killed in Kaduna on Election Eve;...

Here are the stories that drove conversation today: 66 killed in Kaduna on Election Eve The Kaduna state government, Friday evening, disclosed that 66 persons were killed by unknown gunmen in Kajuru local government of Kaduna state, less than twenty four hours to the conduct of the presidential and parliamentary elections. A statement issued by the…

Just In: Unknown gunmen kill 22 children, 44 others in...

At least 66 persons have been reported killed, and four wounded by unknown gunmen in Maro Gida and Iri communities in Kajuru local government areas of Kaduna. According to reports, victims of the attack which is coming barely 24 hours to the Presidential and National Assembly election include 22 children and 12 women, while the…