Election will commence at 8 a.m. on Saturday —INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission has assured Nigerians and the international community that it has concluded arrangements to commence elections by 8. a.m. on Saturday. INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, gave the assurance on Friday in Abuja while addressing a press conference on the Commission’s preparations for the presidential and National Assembly elections. Yakubu said…

Police detain APC Reps over Kwankwaso convoy attack

The House of Representatives member representing Kiru/Bebeji Federal constituency in Kano State, Abdulmumuni Jibrin, has been detained by police in Kano. The Federal lawmaker was arrested alongside 17 suspected political thugs by a detachment led by Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 1, Kano, AIG Dan Bature at his Kofa hometown at about 11 am.…

INEC Distributes Electoral Materials In Abuja

The Independent National Electoral Commission continued the distribution of sensitive electoral materials to different parts of the nation’s capital Abuja on Friday. INEC Chairman Professor Mahmood Yakubu had informed the nation during his daily briefing on Thursday that the distribution of materials will be concluded on Friday to ensure the smooth takeoff of the Presidential…

Chelsea banned from signing new players for next two transfer windows

FIFA has banned Chelsea from signing new players in the next two transfer windows after breaching rules relating to the registration of players under 18. The English Football association has also been hit with a fine and given six months to improve practices surrounding the acquisition of minors. The ban relates to cases involving 29 young players,…

UPDATE: INEC Includes Zamfara APC Candidates On The Ballot

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will include the candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara on the ballot. The electoral body announced this in a statement on Friday by its National Commissioner and Chairman, Voter Education Committee, Mr Festus Okoye. According to Okoye, INEC took the decision following a ruling…

Boko Haram Slaughter 18 Firewood Merchants In Borno

Eighteen firewood merchants were killed by suspected Boko Haram members in Borno State. A source told our correspondent that the 18 persons were slaughtered around Koshebe, in Jere Local Government Area of the troubled state. A police officer who worked in one of the Divisional Police Offices in Jere, speaking anonymously to our correspondent, revealed…

Buhari vs Atiku: 8 International Analysts Predict Winner Of 2019 Election

The two leading candidates are President Muhammadu Buhari of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). A collection of eight predictions by international analysts, published by Bloomberg, shows that the 2019 presidential election will be keenly contested by the two leading candidates as the election…

“I’m Still An APC Member” – Buba Galadima

A spokesman for the Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation, Buba Galadima, says he is still a member of the All Progressives Congress. Galadima said this on Thursday during his appearance on Channels TV’s special election programme ‘The Verdict’, after he was introduced as a spokesperson for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Council. According to him,…