Edo election: Protest at INEC collation centre, want results to be stopped

Protests have begun outside the off ice of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The protesters alleged that the results have been altered by the electoral commission. Security officials have formed a barricade outside the INEC office to stall any breakdown of law and order.   Some of the protesters told Channels Television that what was being announced inside the hall is not a reflection of what transpired at the polling units. INEC announce results of 9 out of 18 Local Government Areas with the All Progressives Congress candidate winning in…

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BREAKING: PDP rejects result Edo election result

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday morning distanced itself from the results of the gubernatorial election announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). In a press conference held at its governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu’s Ugbo Raod residence in Benin City, PDP said the results being announced by INEC, which indicates the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Godwin Obaseki was in a comfortable lead, were predetermined fabrication. At the briefing were the state chairman, Dan Orbih, Senator Matthew Urhoghide, Ize-Iyamu and Henry Duke Tenebe. Orbih said the official…

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BREAKING NEWS: House suspends Jibrin

The Federal House of Representatives has suspended its chairman of the Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, for 180 legislative days, banning him from holding positions of authority for the rest of the eighth Assembly. The House also barred Jibrin from holding positions of responsibility till the end of the 8th Assembly. This was contained in a report submitted by the Committee on Ethics and Privileges through its Chairman, Hon. Ossai Nicholas Ossai, which was consequently adopted by the voice votes of the House. The Committee had been asked to looked into…

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Obasanjo supports sale of national assets

Former President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo said he foresaw the current economic recession the country is currently going through in 2014 and he hinted of its consequences. He also threw his weight behind the sale of some public assets but also warned that it must not be sold to cabals, adding that the number of shares an individual or corporate entity should buy in such public assets to be sold should be regulated. He said this on Tuesday in his goodwill message at the opening session of a two-day  National Council…

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it’s not late to dialogue with Boko Haram, militants-Bishop Onaiyekan

The Catholic Bishop of Abuja Arch Diocese, John Onaiyekan has advised the federal government against resorting to the use of military force in solving the problems posed by Boko Haram insurgents in the Northeast and the Niger Delta Avengers in the Southsouth. The catholic cleric said the use of force would rather worsen the whole issue. Onaiyekan spoke in Abuja yesterday at the National Inter-faith Dialogue Meeting organised by IPCR and International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID) in collaboration with the Interfaith Media Center (IMC). He said: “We have been hearing about…

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Shekau resurfaces in new video, says “I’m alive, safe and healthy”

The embattled leader of jihadist group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, has resurfaced in a new video posted online on Sunday. Shekau, in the clip debunked claims by the Nigerian Army that he was dead after he had been seriously wounded. “You have been spreading in the social media that you injured or killed me,” Shekau said. “Oh tyrants, I’m in a happy state, in good health and in safety.” Shekau, in the 40-minute video released on YouTube and dated September 25, said attacks against the Nigerian state will continue. Days…

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