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Month: February 2019

BREAKING: Court Removes Lulu-Briggs As Accord Party’s Rivers Governorship Candidate

Breaking News
A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has ordered the removal of Dumo Lulu-Briggs as the Rivers State governorship candidate of Accord Party. The presiding judge, Justice E.A Obile, declared Precious Baritordoo as the authentic candidate of the party in the March 9 election. Lulu-Briggs and his media team are yet to respond to the development . Elections Politics Breaking News News AddThis :  Featured Image :  Original Author :  SaharaReporters, New York Disable advertisements : 

Buba Galadima Released From Custody

Politics
Buba Galadima, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been released from custody. Galadima was said to have been arrested by security agents on Monday after a video of him surfaced, making what was considered inflammatory statements. He was sighted at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja on Wednesday at a press conference addressed by Atiku Abubakar, the PDP presidential candidate. He was alleged to have been picked up following a video clip where he was speaking on the results of the presidential election released so far by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). According to reports, the security operatives said the statement was considered to be inciting and capable of instigating violence. Politics News AddThis :  Fea

Panel Reveals How Nigeria Airways Staff Embezzled $17.6m Meant For Aircraft Purchase

Breaking News
Two staff of the defunct national carrier, Nigeria Airways, jointly diverted the sum of $17.6million meant for the payment of two aircraft, payment of commission and D-check for a Boeing 737 aircraft. This was contained in the findings by the Justice Obiora Nwazota panel set up by the Nigerian government to probe financial diversion in the former national carrier. The panel, which comprised eight members, submitted its whitepaper draft report to the government on May 8, 2002, and as part of its recommendations, directed the government to force Major General Olu Bajowa (rtd) and Captain Mohammed Joji to refund the sums to the government. For instance, the committee recommended that Bajowa should refund to Nigeria Airways Limited (NAL) the sum of $4.35million, which was deposited for...

Soldiers Forced Collation Officers At Gunpoint To Allocate Figures To APC In Bayelsa, Says Dickson

Politics
Seriake Dickson, Governor of Bayelsa State, has alleged that collation officers of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) were forced at gunpoint to declare figures for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the presidential and National Assembly elections held in the state. According to Dickson, figures were illegally allocated to President Muhammadu Buhari, the APC presidential candidate and other candidates of the party in Nembe Bassambiri and Southern Ijaw Local Government Areas of the state. A statement signed by Fidelis Soriwei, Dickson's Special Adviser on Media Relations, noted that elections did not take place in Nembe Bassambiri and Constituency 4 of Southern Ijaw Local Government Area. The Governor said what happened in Nembe and Southern Ijaw wa...

Parallel Vote Count

Politics
As INEC announces results, join the parallel live count through this link. Watch updates of results as is being released and see how each party is performing: https://elections2019.saharareporters.com/results.php.   #NigeriaDecides Elections Politics News AddThis :  Original Author :  Civic Media Lab Disable advertisements :  originally from saharareporters.com

Parallel Vote Count 1

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As INEC announces results, join the parallel live count through this link. Watch updates of results as is being released and see how each party is performing: https://elections2019.saharareporters.com/results.php.   #NigeriaDecides Elections Politics News AddThis :  Original Author :  Civic Media Lab Disable advertisements :  originally from saharareporters.com