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Election Day Tragedy

Supplementary Elections: Violence in Kano, Taraba and Benue

Generally the reports have been that there was peaceful conduct in most polling units where supplementary elections are being held this Saturday. The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC is holding the elections in five states for Governorship and 17 states and FCT for other elections. But violence has been reported in three states of Kano,

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Much Ado About the People’s Vote

The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything. Joseph Stalin (18-195) Nigeria politics and elections could come pretty hot and goose-step into something of a somersault on a cliff edge. Yes, they do. They may as well, according to the inimitable Kingsley Ozumba Mbadiwe of blessed memory,


Election: Disappointment, Anger In Kano Over Postponement

Most residents of Kano woke up to the news that the Presidential election billed to hold today had been postponed till next Saturday, February 23. Like other parts of the country, the city had literally close for the election. Most residents must have been asleep around 2am, when Mahmud Yakubu, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission,INEC, announced

Bird Flu Hits 7 States

Following the recent outbreak of Avian Influenza,commonly referred to as bird flu in some parts of the country, Akinwunmi Adesina, minister of Agriculture and Rural Development,has stressed that the outbreak has not in any way made Nigeria, a bird flu epidemic country,as the disease has only hit seven states in the country, namely, Kano, Lagos,


Buhari Clears The Air On Certificate

Muhammadu Buhari, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has decided to clear the air on the controversies surrounding his certificate. Buhari addressed a press conference on Wednesday barely 24 hours after a spokesman of the Nigeria Army said the certificate in question was not in Buhari’s personal file with the Army Board. The

Kano to Spend N17million on JAMB Forms

Maliki Umar, Kano State Commissioner for Justice, on Monday, disclosed that the state government has approved over N17 million for the purchase of JAMB forms and training of candidates who will sit for the examination. This was disclosed after the State’s Executive Council Meeting. Umar said it was also approved at the meeting that over

Kano Offers 100 Indigent Students Scholarships

Musa Gambo, deputy director, Ministry of Education, Kano State, has said that 100 indigent students have been awarded scholarship by the state government to study first degree programmes at the Bell University, Ota, Ogun State. Gambo said the scholarship is estimated to cost the state government N120 million annually. He emphasized that the scholarship is

NSCDC Deploys 55,000 Men, Sniffer Dogs for Yuletide Security

As part of efforts to ensure adequate security during the Christmas and New Year celebrations, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, on Monday, announced that it has deployed no fewer than 55,000 personnel nationwide. In addition to this the corps says it has also deployed about 15,500 specially-trained sniffer dogs, especially to places

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