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2023 general elections: CAN reveals major fear

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has said that the disturbing security situation in Nigeria might not allow the 2023 general elections to be free, fair and credible, if the voters are not allowed to go out to exercise their inalienable rights due to fear of being harmed, kidnapped or killed. A statement obtained by …

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JUST IN: Over 200 bandits killed in Niger state [PHOTOS]

More than 200 terrorists, known locally as bandits, have been killed by security agents in Niger State in the last four days. POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy Affairs and Internal Security, Emmanuel Umar made this known on Wednesday during a briefing on the security situation in the state. According to …

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Kanayo O Kanayo sends ’emotional’ message to Buhari over Nnamdi Kanu

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Actor and lawyer, Kanayo O Kanayo, on Wednesday pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene, and release Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the veteran actor expressed sadness about the heightened insecurity in the southeast region. He also stated that the sit-at-home days is not what …

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[BREAKING] Russia-Ukraine war: Buhari orders release of $8.5m to evacuate Nigerians

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President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the release of $8.5 million (N3.5 billion) to the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development to facilitate the immediate evacuation of Nigerians trapped in the Russia-Ukraine war. POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the directive came following the approval of a joint memo presented to the Federal Executive Council …

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JUST IN: Disaster averted as Nigerian Army neutralises suicide bomber in Borno

Insurgents of Boko Haram/Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) launched an attack 3 kilometres to Ajigin Bulabulin village in Borno State, reportedly to ascertain the firepower of the troops of the Special Forces Brigade. POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the terrorists however met a stiff resistance. Subsequently, they sent a suicide bomber, who, on Tuesday, …

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Why Buhari should have adopted political solution in Nnamdi Kanu’s case – Retired CSP

A retired Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) in Imo State, Chukwudi Nwokoro, has said dialogue still remains the best option to resolve the crisis in the southeast region. POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Nwokoro described the situation in the southeast as a guerilla kind of war which requires a carrot and stick approach, warning that it …

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BREAKING: Again, ASUU-FG meeting ends in deadlock

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A stakeholders meeting called on Tuesday evening by the Ministry of Labour and Employment, failed to persuade the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to call off the ongoing strike, despite the special appeal made to them by top government officials. POLITICS NIGERIA reports that ASUU had embarked on one-month warning strike on February …

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Kanu speaks on “senseless killings” in southeast

Kanunta Kanu, one of the younger brothers of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Tuesday called for an end to the mindless killings and destructions going on in the southeast region of Nigeria. POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Kanunta Kanu in a post on his known Facebook page expressed his …

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Panic as fresh Benue communal crisis claims lives

Two persons have been confirmed dead in the fresh communal crisis between residents of Mbasmbo and Mbaivur in Gwer-East Local Government Area (LGA) of Benue State, North-Central region. POLITICS NIGERIA learnt that the conflict which started two days ago over disputed farmland has led to the burning down of houses in the two communities while …

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Why PDP should beg Demola Olarewaju – Deji Adeyanju

Deji Adeyanju, a former youth leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says Nigeria’s opposition party, ‘if serious’, should beg Demola Olarewaju to become the spokesperson of its Lagos chapter. According to Adeyanju, PDP is not truly ready for opposition roles. He wondered why Olarewaju, a media strategist, is ‘struggling’ to win the PDP Publicity …

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BREAKING: Lawmakers reject life pension for Senate President, Speaker, others

193 members of the House of Representatives voted to knock out the quest to give constitutional life pension to the President of the Senate, Speaker of the House of Representatives and their respective Deputies. POLITICS NIGERIA reports that while 162 voted for, 3 persons abstained from the voting exercise. In a related development, the House …

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JUST IN: Buhari asks National Assembly to amend Electoral Act again

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Nigerian Senate to amend the newly-signed Electoral Act 2022. POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Buhari in a letter addressed to the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, and read at the plenary asked the federal parliament to consider the outright deletion of Section 84 (12). The section has to do with the …

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“2023 elections will be tough” – Northern elders

Northern Elders Forum (NEF), through its Director of Public Affairs, Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed says the 2023 Nigerian elections “will be tough”. POLITICS NIGERIA reports that sharing his thoughts via his known Twitter handle on Monday, Baba-Ahmed warned his compatriots against electing leaders who will “become our problems”. “Now our political parties will decide who we …

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JUST IN: Popular Nollywood actress dies at 59 [PHOTO]

Shade Akintaylor popularly known as Oluweri Magbo Ojo, is dead. POLITICS NIGERIA learnt that Akintaylor, aged 59, died in the United Kingdom (UK) at the weekend. The light-skinned actress was well-known for her appearances in movies produced by Gbenga Adewusi’s Bayowa Films International. The actual cause of her death was not announced by her family …

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APC threatens to boycott election [Here’s why]

The Benue State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has disclosed that it will not participate in the forthcoming local government elections slated for May. POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the State chairman of APC, Austin Agada disclosed during a press conference on Monday shortly after the party’s stakeholders meeting in Makurdi, the state capital. …

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JUST IN: IPOB lawyer addresses Nnamdi Kanu’s death rumours

Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the Lead Counsel of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Monday evening allayed fears of his client’s well being and said he “is very much alive”. In a statement he signed which was made available to POLITICS NIGERIA, Ejiofor said Kanu is still being detained in …

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BREAKING: Complete Sports owner, Sunny Ojeagbase, is dead [PHOTO]

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Dr. Emmanuel Sunny Ojeagbase, the founder and executive chairman of Complete Communications Limited, Publishers of Complete Sports newspapers, SuccessDigest and other online publications is dead. POLITICS NIGERIA learnt that Ojeagbase passed away at the weekend in Atlanta, in the US state of Georgia after a brief illness. He was 71. Ojeagbase was the pioneer sports …

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2023: ‘Load your cylinders with gun powder’ – Igbokwe to Tinubu supporters

Joe Igbokwe, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, on Monday asked supporters of Bola Tinubu, the National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), to “remove kids glove now”, as “more blatant, pathological and congenital lies are on the way”. POLITICS NIGERIA reports that according to Igbokwe, supporters of …

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BREAKING: Lawyers, visiting team finally allowed to see Nnamdi Kanu

After denying his lawyers access to see Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) three times, the Nigerian secret police on Monday finally allowed the visiting team to see Kanu. POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Aloy Ejimakor, special counsel for Kanu, had …

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Why IPOB is not a terrorist organisation – Lawyer

IPOB denies arrest of members in Delta State

Aloy Ejimakor, one of the lawyers of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), on Monday argued that the group he represents is not a terrorist organisation. POLITICS NIGERIA reports that in 2017, the federal government of Nigeria declared IPOB as a terrorist organisation. In recent times, the proscribed group, led by now-detained Nnamdi Kanu, …

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