The police have arrested Rafiu Ibrahim, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senator representing Kwara south.
Ibrahim, who is seeking reelection, was arrested on the eve of the presidential and national assembly elections
All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Kwara State, AbdulRasak AbdulRahaman, yesterday deplored the alleged attack on the convoy of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in Ilorin, the state capital, by suspected political thugs.
The President spoke on Friday in a nationwide broadcast ahead of Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections across the country.
Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike, has called on the leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to accept their fate that the party will not contest the governorship and assemblies’ elections in the state.
As Nigerians go to the polls tomorrow, about 11, 228,582 out of the 84 million registered voters nationwide will not be able to vote due to their failure to collect Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVC).
Urge Nigerians to decide on Saturday, whether the poor should become poorer and the rich richer or a society where the gap begins to be reduced.
Organised Labour in a statement titled “Let’s Put National Interest First”, by President of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Ayuba Wabba insisted that the victory or loss of any candidate was not worth the blood of any Nigerian, not even the blood of a chicken.
An editorial from The Guardian Newspaper.
Wealth Dickson Ominabo: He continues to give sermons of peace and love. Even when friends and associates go to him with itching ears, wanting to make remarks that will send a strong signal to his political detractors who have taken upon themselves the iniquity of insulting him at every opportunity and assassinate his character, his utterances are always seasoned with the salt and savour of love.
Alleges that the ruling APC had perfected plans to hire thugs from neighbouring Nasarawa State on the eve of the election to invade some polling units to rig the elections in their favour.
Official statement: “This fake news is deliberate disinformation, calculated to mislead and demoralise the millions of Moghalu and YPP supporters across the country. But it is doomed to fail”.
Blame trading from both sides.
Extent of the damage still unclear – police.
“Only the evil-minded should be afraid of the order. The opposition are criticising President Buhari for his comment on ballot box snatchers because they want Nigerians to see nothing of those who denied them electricity and other infrastructure in the past 16 years,”
“We have at our disposal, confirmed intelligence reports that Amosun has been holding clandestine meetings in the last three weeks with a failed governorship aspirant candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), whose father is a renowned loto betting agent”.
A short overview of those who have chaired the commission since its inception in 1998.
He said such statement from the president showed that he is not a democrat, rather a dictator.
I am focused on how to take Nigeria to the next level with President Muhammadu Buhari.
Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, in a statement said the 12 candidates had directed all their members and supporters to vote for President Buhari tomorrow.
Premium Times Editorial:’The recent dastardly action of the State Security Service (SSS), summoning senior officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), is a culmination of a series of actions taken by the executive arm of government, with alarming erosive consequences on Nigeria’s democratic institutions’.
As the rescheduled Nigerian presidential election is just two days away, experts have warned that effects of the vote delay still linger and it is not clear where the pendulum swings.
A political group had alleged that the SSS had tapped the telephone lines of Nigerians.
Though there are worries, the Nigerian problem could be aided by further privatization of sectors.
“President Buhari sees the world as it is and tries to manage it that way. This is my biggest problem with him and is why I think you should not vote for him”.
While stressing that Nigeria welcomes partnership and support from the international community.
Vanguard Editorial: ‘INEC must creditably deliver for Nigerians’.
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While Nigeria’s elections are by no means fully electronic, the use of permanent voter cards (PVC) verified by electronic card readers to accredit voters has proven a major leap.
It was not just bad weather and arson that delayed the Nigerian election.
AUDIO: In this episode of The Take, Al Jazeera journalists examine Nigeria’s upcoming general elections, the voters and the top two candidates in the presidential race.
Women form 49% of Nigeria’s population and yet the NBS report shows a 6.3% gap between the rate of unemployment between women and men. The imbalance in the employment rate along the gender line may mean that more women may be relying on others for survival.
Investors in Nigeria fear a large devaluation later in the year.
“Our political partnership started at the Rivers State House of Assembly to which I sponsored myself but he was sponsored by Dr. Peter Odili. So I do not owe him the kind of loyalty that he owes Odili”
Olusegun Adeniyi: “Anxiety has always been part of the tradition of elections in Nigeria. But the tension arising from the postponement of the presidential and national assembly elections which ought to have held last Saturday is troubling. All of a sudden, those who ordinarily should urge restraint are not only scare-mongering but also sowing seeds of discord and violence”.
The 2019 elections will leave a lot in its wake. These are 5 things likely to happen after all has been said and done. Writes Umar Sa’ad Hassan for The Cable.
Reuben Abati, renowned columnist, thinker and former presidential aide, has finally made the big move from pen pushing to partisan politics, emerging recently as the Ogun State governorship running mate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He spoke to ThisdayLive on a variety of topics.
The Cable fact checks claim that the Emir of Kano urged Nigerians vote for the PDP presidential candidate.
The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has appealed to the Lagos Igbo community to vote for the party in next Saturday’s presidential and other elections, saying for whom much is given, much is expected.
The committee urged the electorate to put aside the disappointment of the postponement and “respond to the call to patriotism”.
“Further to the Presidential election taking place on the 23rd of February, 2019, the Honourable Minister of Interior has directed the closure of all Nigerian land borders with effect from 12:00 noon on Friday 22nd February 2019 to 12:00 noon on Sunday 24th February 2019,”.