Elections: Port Harcourt Under siege, Wike Meets Foreign Diplomats

The Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike, has met with Diplomats from the United States and Britain, ostensibly to intimate them about the activities of the Military in the state in the run up of the governorship elections in the state. There has been reported massive movement of troops to Rivers state. In Zamfara state, more than a hundred were killed by alleged bandits. The army has also been reported to have invaded the home of a former Niger delta warlord, Ateke Tom, who is now a traditional ruler. He was…

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Onnoghen: EU, US, Others Outraged, Call For Reversal

By Uche Mbah The United States of America, USA, and the European Union, EU, have both expressed strong reservations over the suspension of the Chief Justice of the Federation, Hon. Justice Walter Onnoghen by President Muhammadu Buhari. The suspension of  Onnoghen, and the swearing-in of Hon. Justice Tanko Mohammed on Friday, January 25, as the Ag. CJN  by the President have  elicited so much angst and condemnation both locally and internationally.   Twitter was on fire, with Hashtag #TyrantBuhari trending all over the world, In condemnation of President Buhari, with some…

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2019: EU, UK, US Demand Free and Fair Elections

Leading western democracies have come together to reiterate their commitment to the free and fair elections in 2019 inNigeria. This is part of a coterie of demands presented to the Independent National Electoral commission, INEC, Chairman, Mahmud Yakubu, when they met at INEC Office in Abuja wednesday. They insisted that INEC be independent and Neutral in carrying out their duties. The countries are representatives of the European Union, Britain and the United states. During the meeting, the representative of American Embassy, David Young, cited the neutrality of the security services…

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US Congress, Others Query Clampdown on Opposition by FG

The subcommittee of the United States congress for Africa has taken the Trump administration to task on what they are doing about the human rights abuses and the Federal Government clampdown on the opposition during the run up to the 2019 elections. The subcommittee, which oversees Human rights, Global Health, and International Organizations frowned at the US government responses to happening in Nigeria, citing reports from Vanguard Newspapers and Premium Times, representing the main stream and online media. During a hearing on Nigeria earlier this month, which was titled “Nigeria…

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2019: Osun Puts INEC on the Spot as Local and International groups Put Pressures on Buhari, Mahmud

By Uche Mbah The 2019 elections appears to be on the firing line from both local and international targets due to fears by opposition parties that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, are allowing themselves to be compromised by the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. Meanwhile, bears are on rampage on the floor of the Stock Exchange as Foreign Portfolio Investors pulls out billions of Naira on election fears. In the wake of the Osun governorship elections that was narrowly won by the PDP candidate, Ademola Adeleke, but declared inconclusive…

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