Journalists Question INEC Chairman On Safety Of Election Materials

At today’s briefing by the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Materials, INEC, Mahmood Yakubu, pelted him with questions on the sanctity and safety of next Saturdays Presidential and National Assembly Elections in view of media reports about alleged wrongly delivered ballot and election results sheets in parts of the country. At least three media representatives from The Punch, Peoples Daily and Aljazera asked the INEC chairman to assure Nigerians the election would hold as scheduled in view of media reports that some…

Popular Muslim Preacher Endorses Speaker Dogara

The reelection bid of the Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara has received a boost following his endorsement by prominent Islamic preacher and Leader of the Darikatul Tijjaniya Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Dahiru Usman Bauchi. Sheikh Bauchi urged the people of Bogoro/Dass/Tafawa Balewa Federal Constituency in Bauchi state to vote for Hon. Dogara in Saturday’s National Assembly elections. In a statement dated February 21, signed by the Special Adviser, Media and Public Affairs to the speaker, Turaki Hassan …

Reactions Trail Osinbajo’s Resignation Rumours

Some Nigerians are already reacting on Twitter to the rumoured resignation of vice president Yemi Osinbajo. It will be recalled that earlier today reports on social media suggest that Osinbajo was allegedly barred from an emergency security meeting that President Muhammadu Buhari held with Security Chiefs and some governors on Tuesday. The Vice President was quoted on social media as allegedly saying, “I wasn’t informed of the meeting, when I heard, I was refused entrance. Yet, Governors were allowed to attend” But…

LEAH SHARIBU: Religious Leaders Seek Release of School Girl

The Federal Government has been urged to work for the release of Leah Sharibu from the Boko Haram’s captivity. The call was made by the Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace, IDFP in Abuja. It will be recalled that Leah, who was kidnapped a year ago, alongside some female students of Dapchi Girls Secondary School in Yobe State, has been held, while other were rescued. The co-chairmen of the IDFP, Bishop Sunday Onuoha and Alhaji Ishaq Kunle Sanni, said they would continue to appeal for Leah’s release. Sanni,…

The Soul Of This Nation Depends On Your Vote, Atiku Tell Nigerians

With less than forty eight hours to the February 23 general elections, Presidential Candidate of the People Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar has said that the future of Nigeria depends on the power of voting. Atiku stated this today, February 21 during his live broadcast to Nigerians  on micro-blogging website, Twitter, noting that no single vote is important than the other. He added that if Nigerians do no vote they will be accepting that the next four years will be like the last. “Come and vote as this…

INCEST: 13-Year-Old Impregnated By Father Puts To Bed In Edo

The 13-year-old girl who was impregnated by her 42 years old father has given birth over the weekend to a bouncing baby girl at the Benin Central Hospital. The father, a commercial motorcyclist, Friday Moses, it was gathered, started sleeping with his daughter at age seven after the girl’s mother died. When the act became public knowledge in October last year, and an Edo State Family Court sentenced the man to 14 years imprisonment with hard labour, the state government took the teenager into protective custody.…

OJOKU KILLINGS: APC Fingers Sen. Rafiu Ibrahim As Mastermind

The National Leadership of All Progressives Congress, APC has petitioned security agencies over the gruesome attack on the party’s Senatorial Candidate for Kwara South, Hon. Lola Ashiru by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Sen. Rafiu Ibrahim-a serving senator. In a statement dated February 20, signed by National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu disclosed that the attack which took place in Ojoku town in Kwara South Senatorial District of the State has left no less than eight…

Ugandan Ruling Party Backs Museveni’s Re-election Bid After 32 Years In Office

Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni’s 2021 presidency has received a boost following his endorsement by the committee of Uganda’s ruling National Resistance Movement. If he wins the next election Museveni’s tenure would have clocked 40 years. Museveni, 74, has held office since 1986 when he took power after a five-year guerrilla war, making him one of Africa’s longest-ruling leaders. “Museveni will be our presidential candidate. He is very popular,” NRM spokesman Rogers Mulindwa said at the end of a five-day…

Suspected Herdsmen Attack Agatu, Kill 16

An early morning attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen have left 16 people dead in the riverine village of Ebete, Usha ward in Agatu local government area of Benue state. A resident of the area, Ngbede Eche who spoke to The Whistler confirmed that the attackers came with a boat and started shooting sporadically into the huts in the village. Mr. Eche disclosed that those killed in the attack are mainly women and children However, he could not explain whether it was a reprisal attack or an unprovoked aggression by the…

Atiku Has Our Total Support, Non-negotiable – Ohanaeze

The Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has urged Ndigbo to ensure they participated in the rescheduled polls and vote massively for the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar. In a statement by its spokesman, Chuks Ibegbu, the apex Igbo socio-cultural organization maintained that its endorsement of Atiku and his running mate, Peter Obi was sacrosanct. The statement warned the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC against further postponement of the general…