Presidential Election: Real Reasons It Was Postponed

By Bayo Bernard More than 2,500 local and international observers were deployed across the 36 states and 376 local governments in Nigeria in the last few days for the presidential and national assembly election that was to be held on February 16, 2019. Most of them, particularly, foreigners, have now become stranded in some remotest part of the country following the postponement of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. INEC Chairman Unexpectedly Shifts Election At exactly 2.50am, INEC chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu announced in Abuja, the nation’s…

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INEC Shocks The World, Postpones Election

By Uche Mbah In an unprecedented action,  the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC,  postponed the Presidential and National Assembly elections the same day it had been scheduled to hold. It was rescheduled  to February 23rd 2019, five hours before its commencement. Subsequently, the Governorship and state Assembly elections were also postponed by one week. According to INEC, the postponement was necessary because it will afford it enough time to sort out  the challenges which faced it. However, many sensitive materials had already been distributed before the postponement, though several logistic…

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Presidency: Who Will Obiano Vote For?

By Comfort Obi In the final stretch to the February 16 presidential election, the question many people are asking, especially, South Easterners, is: Which presidential candidate will Willie Obiano, the governor of Anambra state, vote for? Let me confess that I have also, in the past couple of weeks, been asking myself the same question. I don’t know about others, but each time I ask myself that question, I just shake my head, and exclaim to nobody, in particular: politics. Ordinarily, the answer should be easy. Ordinarily, nobody should even…

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Supreme Court Ruling: Amaechi Activates Plan B

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu A faction of the APC in Rivers is now set to fully participate in the March 2, 2019 gubernatorial election, albeit by proxy, The Source has learnt. This magazine had exclusively reported, penultimate week that the two factions of the party in the state were making separate plans to take part in the electoral exercise by adopting smaller parties should the Supreme Court eventually bar the APC from fielding candidates. Before the Tuesday, February 12, 2019 Supreme Court’s final ruling in the disputed Rivers APC congresses which…

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For The Second Time, Buhari, Atiku Sign Peace Accord

By Uche Mbah For the second time in the run up to the 2019 Presidential election, candidates vying for the Presidency under the various party platforms converged in Abuja to sign a Peace Accord. The document included the commitment of every aspirant that signed the accord to commit to peaceful election – and the acceptance of the results thereafter. The first peace accord was signed in December, 2018, by the Presidential Candidates of political parties at the International Conference center, Abuja. It was midwifed by the National Peace Committee, headed…

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INEC Fire Disasters: A Deliberate Setback?

By Stephen Ubanna Barely three days to the February 16, Presidential election, officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, are still counting their loses. At the last count about 4, 695 Card Readers, and thousands of Permanent Voters Cards, including  power generators have been destroyed by mysterious fire outbreaks. The worry: the fire disasters  occurred in supposedly  strong holds of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, thus, fueling speculations of sabotage. The fire incidents had occurred in Abia,  Plateau, and Anambra  states in quick succession. Take for instance, the Sunday, February 10, 2019,…

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Presidential Election: Why Cross Riverians Locked down Calabar for Atiku; Onnoghen re-echoes

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu The controversial suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Hon.Justice Walter Onnoghen by  President Muhammadu Buhari re-echoed Friday, February 8, 2019, in Calabar, the Cross River state capital, as tens of thousands of cheering Cross Riverians locked down the city, lined the streets and swarmed like bees in the U.J Esuene stadium to welcome PDP’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar and his campaign train. Many of the enthusiastic crowd vowed to vote for all PDP candidates in the coming elections, as punishment for the APC and Buhari…

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Tinubu: Nigeria’s Most Powerful Politician

By Comfort Obi Let me begin with an apology. Please, excuse the title of this write-up. Penultimate week, I used a title almost similar to this. It was entitled: Ambode: Nigeria’s Most Powerless Governor. Now this. But don’t be envious of Lagosians. They don’t proudly call their state “Eko for show” for nothing. It is their luck that God blessed them with men of two extremes. The most powerless governor. And the most powerful politician.  Forget  President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo or even  former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Sure,…

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Presidential Election: Earth Shaking Shift in Alliances Coming; Candidates of Small Parties Under Pressure

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu Few days to the 2019 presidential election, this magazine has been told of an impending major shift in alliances and support involving supporters and sympathizers of the two main presidential candidates and parties, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress, APC. Sunday’s collective endorsement of Atiku by  Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Middle Belt Forum;  Northern Elders Forum, NEF; PAN Niger-Delta Forum, PANDEF, apex Yoruba cultural organization, Afenifere and Adamawa chapter of umbrella Fulani socio-cultural and economic organization,Miyetti Allah, it…

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Our Leaders Dance Shaku-Shaku, Nigeria Burns

By Comfort Obi I am not a social media addict. But I am addicted to the Social Media segment of the Kakaaki Morning Show, aired on the African Independent Television, AIT, Monday, through Friday. To my delight, a number of my friends are also addicted to it. So, some mornings, we have a good laugh discussing the contents.  It is a natural tonic for anger, frustration and depression. We have a depressing country,  no thanks to the antics of politicians. Yet, I hate to start  Monday mornings watching depressing scenes,…

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