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From today’s confusion to perfect future

Why would a bank customer deposit his or her money in Lagos and yet make withdrawals on arrival in Maiduguri?  It is because his banking details are virtually captured; and with just a punch on the computer key board, the data could come up. A similar technology powers the INEC virtual electoral roll.  So, why…

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‘Coward soldiers stalling Boko Haram battle’

Nigeria’s campaign against Islamist Boko Haram insurgents is being hampered by “cowards” within the armed forces, National Security Adviser (NSA) Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) said yesterday in London. Boko Haram’s bloody uprising to carve out an Islamic caliphate has taken much of Nigeria’s northeast. “Unfortunately, we have a lot of cowards. We have people who…

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Election 2015: The IDP question

The issue of internally displaced persons (IDPs), to vote or not to vote in the general elections starting on February 14, could well be a subject of fierce partisan dispute. Given that most of IDPs – estimated not less than one million – are victims of the Boko Haram insurgency  in the Northeast states of…

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NSA Dasuki under attack over elections shift call

National Security Adviser (NSA) Col. Sambo Dasuki and the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were under attack yesterday for proposing a shift of the February 14 and 18 elections. Col. Dasuki, said at the Chatham House in London that there was nothing wrong if the polls are shifted to enable the Independent National Electoral Commission…

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APC rejects Jonathan administration’s call to postpone elections

The All Progressives Congress (APC), the Buhari Campaign Council, Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and Governors Babatunde Fashola (Lagos) and Aliyu Wamako (Sokoto) all said no to any postponement. While Fashola and Wamako spoke at campaign rallies in their states, the others responded in separate statements. In a statement in Abuja  by its National Publicity…

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Principal gets death threats for releasing Buhari’s results

Barely 24 hours after releasing Gen. Muhammadu Buhari’s 1961 West African School Certificate (WASC) results, the Principal of the Government College, Katsina, Mallam Isyaku Bello, has been receiving death threats. The source of the threats could not be ascertained last night. The principal was summoned by his employers, the Katsina State Ministry of Education, in…

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Buhari Campaign, Atiku: no to postponement

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and the Buhari Campaign Council have warned the government against postponing the February 14 and 28 elections, saying they should be allowed to go ahead as scheduled.  Atiku said there was enough time for the distribution of the permanent voter cards, adding: “Yes, we have a problem with the distribution…