EXCLUSIVE: Kogi Lawmaker Lawal Idris Sued For Presenting ‘Forged Documents’ To INEC

Mohammed Lawal Idris, the lawmaker representing Ajaokuta Federal constituency of Kogi State at the House of Representatives, has been sued before a Federal High Court in Abuja for allegedly submitting falsified documents to the Independent National Electoral commission (INEC). Court documents exclusively seen by SaharaReporters show that INEC and the All Progressives Congress (APC) are […]

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‘Tweets Are Cheap’ — Sowore Asks Ezekwesili, Moghalu, Durotoye To Boycott NEDG/BON Debate

The African Action Congress (AAC) has urged Fela Durotoye, Oby Ezekwesili and Kingsley Moghalu — presidential candidates of Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), Action Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) and Young progressives Party (YPP), respectively — to boycott the presidential debate scheduled for January 2019. In a move that has been widely criticised by Nigerians, […]

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EFCC Files 59 Charges Against Doyin Okupe​

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has filed 59 charges against a former Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe. The Guardian learnt that the charges bordered on alleged fraud, and arms money he received from Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA). Sources disclosed yesterday that he would […]

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Nigerians In The Diaspora Cannot Vote But IDPs Can, Says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (lNEC) has described as untrue, reports that displaced Nigerians abroad will be able to participate in the 2019 general election. According to Festus Okoye, National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, there is no truth in such claims, as the Framework and Regulations for IDP Voting was presented […]

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Politicians Responsible For Election Violence, Says Bayelsa CP

Joseph Mukan, the Bayelsa State Commissioner of Police, has said Nigerians should hold politicians responsible for violence during elections. He, however, expessed optimism that the 2019 general election in the state would be peaceful, noting that the outcome would depend largely on the stakeholders. According to Mukan, the stakeholders — including the political class, Independent […]

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I Especially Want To See A Candidate Like Sowore Participate In Presidential Debate, Says Ezekwesili

Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), has called on the Nigerian Elections Debate Group (NEDG) and the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON) to include Omoyele Sowore, presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the presidential debate scheduled for January 2019. NEDG and BON had issued a […]

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Shiites Hold Protest To Mark Three Years of El-Zakzaky’s Detention

Followers of Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky have staged a peaceful protest to mark three years of Zaria massacre and El-Zakzaky’s “unlawful detention” by the Nigerian government. The protesters carried placards and stormed the federal secretariat in Abuja on Wednesday, chanting anti-government songs and demanding the release of their spiritual leader, who has been in custody since […]

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Durotoye Asks NEDG/BON To Include ‘My Brother’ Sowore In Presidential Debate

  Fela Durotoye, presidential candidate of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), has urged the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON) and the Nigerian Elections Debate Group (NEDG) to include Omoyele Sowore, presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) and the former Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), in […]

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Sowore’s Supporters Protest At Channels TV To Demand His Inclusion In Presidential Debate

The #TakeItBack movement has conducted a peaceful protest to express their grievances over the exclusion of Omoyele Sowore, presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, from the presidential debate organised by the Nigeria Elections Debate Group (NEDG) and the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON). NEDG and BON had announced only five political parties — Allied […]

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