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Abacha's son Mohammed promises to deliver 2m votes for Buhari in Kano State

GENERAL Sani Abacha's oldest surviving son Mohammed has endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari in next Saturday's presidential elections and has promised to mobilise 2m people in Kano State to vote for him.


Alhaji Mohammed Abacha, himself a Kano State governorship candidate who is standing on the platform of the Advance Peoples Democratic Alliance (Apda), said he decided to support the president based on his achievements since he came into power in 2015. He added that


Muslim Rights Concern joins in the attack on US, UK and EU for meddling in Nigeria's internal affairs

ISLAMIC body the Muslim Rights Concern (Muric) has lashed out at the US and the European Union (EU) over what it described as their strange utterances against the Nigerian government ahead of next weekend's general elections.



Inec denies report that Atiku offered its resident electoral commissioner $1m and a house in Dubai

NIGERIA'S Independent National Electoral Commission (Inec) has denied media reports that former vice president and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Alhaji Atiku Abubakar offered it a $1m bribe ahead of next weekend's elections.



Archbishop of Canterbury wades into Nigeria elections asking Buhari and Atiku to accept the result

ARCHBISHOP of Canterbury Rt Reverend Justin Welby has waded into the tense political situation in Nigeria asking the presidential candidates to accept the outcome of Saturday's polls once the results are declared by the Independent national Electoral Commission (Inec).



Ohaneze Ndigbo youth wing says it has mobilised 20m members nationwide to vote for Atiku/Obi

PAN-cultural Igbo organisation Ohaneze Ndigbo's youth wing has promised that its members will turn out en mass for Nigeria's forthcoming elections because it has mobilised 20m Igbos nationwide to vote for the Atiku/Obi presidential ticket.



11 men sentenced to three years in jail after being convicted of illegal oil bunkering

ELEVEN people have been sentenced to three years imprisonment each by a Warri federal high court after they were found guilty of a two-count charge of illegal dealing in petroleum products.



Nigeria gets mini economic boost ahead of elections as global oil prices climb to $65 a barrel

NIGERIA'S economic prospects are looking up again after crude oil prices hit a 2019 high of $65 a barrel in response to the production cutbacks initiated by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) and a partial shutdown of Saudi Arabia’s biggest offshore field.



NYSC officials plead with corpers not to abandon election despite their terrible ordeals

NATIONAL Youth Service Corps (NYSC) officials have appealed to corps members to shelve the idea of boycotting the general elections following the challenges they encountered last weekend before the polls were cancelled.



Buhari warns ballot box snatchers that they will lose their lives if they attempt to rig elections

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the military and law enforcement agencies to deal ruthlessly with anyone caught trying to disrupt the rescheduled February 23 presidential and National Assembly elections.




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