PVC distribution statistics: Disfranchised Nigerians and manipulated coming elections

Executive Summary Of PVCs Distribution In Nigeria’s Six Geopolitical Zones As At 27th January, 2015 1. Northwest Zone: (a) Total registered voters 18, 616, 499. (b) Total PVCs distributed 12, 794, 880. (c) Total disenfranchised 5, 871, 619 (note: this

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PDP cautions Clark, Tompolo and Dokubo to watch their utterances

Written by Ugonnabo Ngwu National leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday demanded an Ijaw leader who is a former federal Commissioner for Information, Chief Edwin Clark, leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force, NDPVF, Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari,

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Opinion: APC in the appearance of Esau but in the voice of Jacob

By Iyoha John Darlington   Nigeria today is polarized between two ideological positions. The All Progressives Congress a collection of homo sapiens that parade itself as Nigeria’s mainstream opposition party has its footsoldiers -Boko Haram- which constitutes a unifying threat

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Death penalty on author over book on “dust to dust” rites for women

Written by Chuks Collins, Awka An Anambra-born writer, Okechukwu Okoye is currently facing a fight for his life, having been caught in the cross-fire between diehard traditional religious worshippers and the Catholic faithful in some dioceses of the Church in

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AU advocates international action against Boko Haram, Ebola

Written by Ugonnabo Ngwu   “African resources belong to Africa and to nobody else.”  – Mugabe   The African Union (AU) and the United Nation (UN) on Friday called for global action against the radical Islamist group, Boko Haram, and

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APC accuses Jonathan, PDP of scheming to scuttle February elections

Written by Ugonnabo Ngwu The All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Organization, APCPCO, has sounded the alarm over a purported plot by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the President Goodluck Jonathan-led government, to scuttle the 2015 general elections. Disclosing this

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China expresses happiness over strategic partnership she enjoys with Nigeria

Written by Ugonnabo Ngwu The Chinese government on Friday commended the existing bilateral cooperation between it and Nigeria, describing the both countries as “strategic partners”. Deputy Chief of Mission of the Chinese Embassy in Nigeria, Mr. Zhang Bin, who this

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2015 Polls In Nigeria: Revisiting INEC’s PVCs Distribution

The leadership of International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law has resolved to revisit the burning issue of PVCs distribution in Nigeria by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). This resolution of ours follows the official release

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Danjuma’s Call For Arrest & Prosecution Of Ex-Niger Delta Militants Callous & Selfishly Motivated

Opinion – A call by Mr. Theo Danjuma for the arrest and prosecution of the ex-Niger Delta Militants over their threats of resumption of oil war should President Goodluck Jonathan continues to be attacked and stoned in the core North

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Boko Haram: Attack on Monguno desperate, diversionary – Military sources

The multiple attacks by Boko Haram on Maiduguri, Konduga and Monguno in Borno State early in the week was a desperate and diversionary attempt to both pre-empt a massive onslaught and create avenue for escape for insurgent commanders. But the

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African Union deploys 50-man team to monitor Nigeria’s February elections

By Ugonnabo Ngwu Chairperson of the African Union Commission, AUC, Dr Dlamini Zuma, has appointed a former president of Mozambique, Joaquim Alberto-Chissano, to lead a 50-member team to monitor Nigeria’s general elections slated for February 14 and 28, 2015. The

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Kukah, Akinyemi, others advocate adherence to peace pact signed by presidential candidates

By Ugonnabo Ngwu Following the heating up of the Nigerian polity by politicians and their supporters ahead of the February elections, the National Peace Committee for the 2015 Elections on Wednesday insisted that President Goodluck Jonathan and his All Progressives

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Man Bags 10 Years Imprisonment for Contract Scam

The Economic and Fiunacial Crimes Commission, EFCC, recorded its first conviction for 2015 on Wednesday January 28, 2015 as Justice A. Ongetenu of the Federal High Court Abakaliki, Ebonyi State convicted and sentenced one Monday Agha to 10years imprisonment for

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Amnesty International’s Allegations Unfair and Misleading – DHQ

Being an area of operation where terrorists are known to be ever looking for the slightest opportunity to attack and perpetrate heinous atrocities, Nigerian troops are conversant with the need to maintain the highest form of alertness always. Every available

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Opinion – Zaria massacre: six months on –we still demand justice

By S.I Ahmad The 25th July, 2014 massacre of some members of the Islamic Movement was a tragedy that shocked not only the members of the Movement but every right thinking Nigerian and beyond shores. On that faithful day, soldiers

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Opinion: Chris Uba assures PDP candidates will deliver

By Melvina Nwando Again, all the markets in and around Onitsha north/south Federal constituency, including the very popular and influential Onitsha Main Market in Anambra state were closed down to avail its members and customers, residents who willingly volunteered to

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22,000 graduates benefit from Nigerian government’s graduate internship scheme

Global Reporters – Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on Wednesday revealed that 22,000 unemployed graduates in the country have benefited from federal government’s graduate internship programme which aims at increasing the employability of the graduates by enhancing their

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Four activists drag Buhari to court over alleged perjury

By Ugonnabo Ngwu Four social activists have dragged the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari before an Abuja Magistrates’ Court filing a fresh criminal suit of alleged perjury against him. The activists comprising Shield Jones Ufot, Jimmy

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Jonathan promises to create more jobs through agriculture

By Ugonnabo Ngwu President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday took his campaign train to Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, where he promised more investment in the agriculture sector so as to boost employment opportunities in the country. Speaking at the Metropolitan

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Okonjo-Iweala confronts Soludo, says his mismanagement of the banking sector will cost “about N5.67 trillion to clean up”

BEYOND BELIEF: SOLUDO’S SELF-SERVING ARTICLE ON ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT IS DEFICIT IN FACTS, LOGIC AND HONOUR (Response to “Buhari Vs Jonathan: Beyond the Election, by Charles Soludo”) 1. For anyone who has not read Professor Charles Soludo’s article in the Vanguard

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ARISE TV: Congratulations, Obaigbena for 20 years of Robust Journalism

By Friday Olokor Fellow Nigerians, please join me in congratulating the doyen of modern Journalism in Nigeria; a man of the people and detribalized Nigerian whose patriotism and commitment to “One Nation and One Destiny” has never been in doubt.

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Ohakim breaks silence: “Imo is in much worse situation today than ever before”

Says: “More than 50km of sub-standard roads constructed by Okorocha have been washed away. “Three (3) big sub-standard public buildings under construction including a hotel in Okigwe have collapsed. “Okorocha’s sand castle has crashed, … Vote for Goodluck Jonathan, vote

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2015 Polls: Intersociety Charges International Community

Ensure That INEC’s Shoddy Preparations And Gross Incompetence Do Not Lead To A Repeat Of Rwandan Genocide In Nigeria   International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law is a leading human rights organization from the Southeast of

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The Return Of Political Murder In Imo: Speaker Condemns Murder Of State Assembly Commissioner 0

… Calls on security agencies to take prompt action The Speaker, Imo state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Benjamin Uwajumogu, has strongly condemned last week’s gruesome murder of Chief Tobias Onyekele, a Commissioner in the Imo state House of Assembly

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2015: VANDALIZATION, DESTRUCTION OF JONATHAN CAMPAIGN POSTERS, BILLBOARDS, PDP CRIES OUT, WARNS OBIANO, OTHERS

petitions Police, other security agencies From Chuks Collins, Awka The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra state has bitterly cried out to Gov Willie Obiano and agents of his administration over what it described as the continuous vandalization, defacing and

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SOLUDO: A PSEUDO-INTELLECTUAL FOR HIRE

By Uwa Eghomeka, Benin City   Opinion – I have taken my time to read, albeit painfully, the very lengthy article put together by Soludo and gleefully published by Sahara Reporters. When I read the article from a man who

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Achieving the African Renaissance

By Osita Ebiem To achieve the seemingly elusive African renaissance the leaders have to steer the societies and the peoples away from the current practice of reliance and expectation from the outside, to a firmly rooted belief in self and

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Opinion: APC, What Change Do You Clamour For?

Sometimes I sit hand on chin wondering the kind of change the All Progressives Congress clamour for. In a few weeks, Nigerians will be going to the polls to elect their leaders and, of course, the most powerful man to

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Group calls for peaceful, free, fair elections

Ugonnabo Ngwu National Coordinator of a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) identified as I-Nigerian, Miss Ada Apiafi, on Tuesday tasked Nigerians to work for peaceful, free and fair elections in February. Speaking while briefing journalists in Abuja, Apiafi disclosed that her

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Jonathan’s campaign organization replies Soludo, says he is confused and conflicted

By Ugonnabo Ngwu The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organization has described former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Professor Charles Soludo, as confused and conflicted for accusing President Goodluck Jonathan of mismanaging the economy. Spokesman for the organization,

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