BREAKING: INEC Postpones 2019 Presidential Elections To February 23rd

The Independent National Electoral Commission has decided to shift Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections till next week 23 February. It was one of the decisions reached early today in a crunch talk between between INEC chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu and 12 national commissioners in Abuja, according to sources close to the meeting. Professor Yakubu will be briefing the media later today on the decision, amidst reports of logistics problems faced by the commission. The meeting, which began Friday evening, was still in progress up till 1.30 a.m. Rotimi Oyekanmi,…

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New Commissioners Of Police Deployed Across Nigeria (Full List)

The Police Service Commission on Wednesday announced the redeployment of Commissioners of Police across Nigeria ahead of the country’s 2019 elections. This development coming 9 days to the 2019 general elections saw the replacement of several police commissioners.  Mu’azu Zubairu officially takes over from Imohimi Edgal as the Commissioner of Police in Lagos, while Kayode Egbetokun, who until this redeployment was acting Commissioner of Police in Lagos, has been appointed the Commissioner of Police in Kwara state. Egbetokun served as chief security officer to APC Chieftain, Bola Tinubu, before he became the…

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Let us uphold our core societal values -Col. Abdallah

The Chairman/Chief Executive, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA Col. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah has called on all stakeholders in drug control, which includes and not limited to teachers, parents, government, imams, pastors, community leaders and political parties to double their efforts in ensuring a return to core socio-cultural values. Abdallah made the call during a presentation on “Drug Abuse and National Security in Nigeria” to Course 27 of National Defence College, NDC, Abuja.

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Governor Bello affirms revival of Ajaokuta Steel Company as top priority

Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has affirmed that the revival of Ajaokuta Steel Company remained top priority to the Federal and State Government. He made this remark on Sunday in Idah, at the Civic Center within the palace premises of the Attah of Igala, HRH Dr. Micheal Ameh Oboni Ii, while receiving the Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo who was on a scheduled visit to the region. The Governor thanked God for the safety of the Vice President and his entourage after their helicopter crashed landed in Kabba, while…

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Corper donates library ,700 text books to kogi communities

ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA.  A member of the National Youths Service Corps ( NYSC) serving in kogi state  Mr Seun Albert Oyelude, has donated  a  library block   with 700 textbooks to  Ahoko communities in  Kogi Local Government Area of the state. The Corps member in a chat with Journalists on Friday in Ahoko venue of the commissioning  of the library stated that , the gesture was  his modest contribution to enhance and restore the culture of reading among pupils of primary and secondary schools. Oyelade noted that when he was…

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Kogi NMA begs Bello to halt mass exodus of Doctors

ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA. As governor Yahaya Bello of kogi state marks his three years in office, the state chapter of Nigeria Medical Association ( NMA) has urged him to urgently deploy programmes that will discourage medical Doctors in the state civil service from resigning their appointments to seeking greener pastures across the states and abroad. The NMA Chairman , Dr. Kabir Zubair in a statement made available to Journalists on Monday inLokoja, felicitate with the government and people of the state on the three years of APC led administration in…

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Suspension of the CJN, the President erred and has usurp the supremacy of the CFRN.1999

Suspension of the CJN, the President erred and has usurp the supremacy of the CFRN.1999 I have read the statement issued by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as to the reason for the removal of the Chief Justice of Nigeria. In the statement, the President relied on the ruling of the Code of Conduct Tribunal which ordered that theOnoghen CJN be suspended pending the determination of the case hanging on his neck at the CCT. This order purportedly granted by the CCT was given without jurisdiction. The…

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Kogi State University cancels final year exams

The management of Kogi state university have cancelled the final examinations of 400 level students of political science department. The cancellation was due to the celebration of some students who were jubilating and shooting sporadically into the air and drinking alcohol publicly in the faculty, disrupting the relative peace of the university community. The students who finished their final semester exams will have to rewrite the course POS 104 (international law and politics). A new date is to be announced.

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2019: A Clarion Call For Change In Government

With less than two months to go, Nigerians are still pondering on which presidential candidate to vote for in the general elections of 2019. It will be definitely fun to watch the winner of the election. In the build up of 2015 presidential election, many Nigerians were meant to believe that corruption increased by unimaginable proportions, leading to hardship, hunger, frustration and withdrawal. In fact, one of the strongest points the opposition had against the government of President Goodluck Jonathan was his seeming inability to curb insurgency. Criticisms were rife.…

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Cacophony of Predictions of 2019: Heaven is empty, all the prophets are in Nigeria

By Jonathan Ochemeje In Nigeria, the year 2019 appears to be the year of astrologers. As 2018 was ticking to a close, star gazers, prophets, fortune tellers and apostles were busy brandishing their quivers of predictions.  It was not surprising that the predictions of what 2019 holds were as deafening as the knuckle cracking of the New Year knockouts. Many of the predictions bordered on the outcome of the 2019 presidential elections. As if competing with the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, most of the prophets fell short of releasing…

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EFCC Raises Alarm over Scam Mail

The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has been drawn to the activities of fraudsters who disguise as officers of the Commission and send scam mail to individuals, purporting such to be from the EFCC, with the aim of extorting money from them. The Commission has uncovered a number of email addresses, telephone numbers and websites used by unscrupulous persons to perpetrate such fraudulent activities, and is acting on them. In some instances, they send fraudulent emails, letters and make telephone calls to unsuspecting members of the…

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MRA names Ministry of Defence as winners of ‘FOI Hall of Shame’

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today named the Ministry of Defence as the 70th inductee into its “Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame”, accusing the Ministry of refusing to submit itself to civilian oversight by failing to abide by its duties and obligations under a democratically enacted Law. In a statement in Lagos, Mr. Ayode Longe, MRA’s Programme Director, told the Ministry that the mere fact that its functions touch on security and defence matters does not exempt it from the requirements of transparency and accountability, adding that as a…

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Seadogs raise awareness on HIV/AIDS

All over the globe, December Ist, is set aside by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a special day to raise awareness on the prevalence of the dreaded HIV/AIDS pandemic that ravages the world. The aims however is to continually bring to people’s consciousness the paramount need to be protected and thereby help reduce the spread of the virus. This is why the theme of 2018 campaign is hinged on, “know your status”. In principle, WHO urges people to know their infection status through testing and access to treatment and…

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Group indicts Ministry of Foreign Affairs over FOI non implementation

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs today became the latest entrant into the Freedom of Information (FOI) “Hall of Shame” as it was adjudged to have consistently breached most of its duties and obligations under the FOI Act over the last seven years. Ms. Chioma Nwaodike, Legal Officer at Media Rights Agenda (MRA), announced the induction of the Ministry into the FOI Hall of Shame in a statement in Lagos, saying the institution had essentially ignored its responsibilities under the FOI Act for most of the past seven years in circumstances…

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Why Igbos are supporting Atiku——-Group

The Eastern Union (EU) is a political-social cultural organisation of old East Central States , based in Nigeria and abroad with members across the South East and South-South zones of the country championing the course of the old East Central States. In this interview with Dailymandate in Abuja, National Chairman of the group, Hon. Charles Anike, gives reasons why South East and South-South zones are clamouring for presidential ambition of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and other issues. Excerpts How do you see the recent search of PDP’s Presidential flag bearer, Atiku…

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The fall of Adams Oshiomohle

  These are not the best of times for Adams Aliyu Oshiomohle, Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, former Governor, Edo State and former President, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC. Many were those who wondered at the palpable silence of this foremost labour leader as the Government and the Organised Labour were spoiling for a fight over the minimum wage. Unknown to many, Oshiomohle was having his own baptism of fire in the hands of the dreaded Department of Security Service, popularly known as SSS. For a couple of…

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FG keeps mum on secret meeting with INEC Chairman

Federal Government has kept mum five days after its meeting with the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at the presidential villa in Abuja on Friday. Chief of staff to the president, Abba Kyari, hosted Mahmood Yakubu, in a meeting, alleged to have lasted 30 minutes, which took place inside Kyari’s office. Yakubu did not speak with state house correspondents on his way out of the villa, neither Kyari. The presidency has also not issued a statement on the meeting that held while there was an outrage over…

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