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Ballot snatching, violence mar Kano council poll

MADUABUCHI NMERIBEH/Kano The Local Government election in Kano, northwest Nigeria, held on Saturday was characterized by violence and electoral malpractices, just as the voters complained about late arrival of election materials in most polling units. The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Adenrele Shinaba con...

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Posted on May 18, 2014

UN Security Council condemns schoolgirls kidnap

Ban Ki-moon The United Nations Security Council strongly condemned the abduction of hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls Friday, as the world body’s secretary general dispatched an envoy to help find them. The unanimous declaration said the mass kidnappings “may amount to crimes against humanity”...

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Posted on May 9, 2014

Governor Orji sacks council caretakers

Governor Theodore Orji of the eastern Nigerian state of Abia has sacked the transition committee chairmen for the 17 local councils in the state. The sacking of the chairmen and their councillors was announced today in Umuahia, capital of the state. A government statement said the men were relieved of their j...

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Posted on May 3, 2014

Nigeria Risks Expulsion from UN Council Over Endless Violence

The seeming helplessness and inability of the Nigerian government to effectively stem the unending spiral of violence by Boko Haram terrorists that has engulfed Nigeria is creating a deep sense of international outrage and frustration, especially at the UN, where Nigeria currently holds the rotatory Presidenc...

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Posted on Apr 22, 2014

APC postpones State Congresses for National Security Council meeting

The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday postponed its state congresses, scheduled for Wednesday, 23 April, to allow its governors to attend the rescheduled expanded National Security Council meeting. The congresses are now billed for 26 April. President Goodluck Jonathan invited all governors to an expa...

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Posted on Apr 20, 2014

Gov. Jang calls for peaceful council elections

By Citizens Platform Gov. Jonah Jang of Plateau on Friday called on the people of the state to ensure a peaceful conduct of the Feb. 25 local government polls. The governor made the call while inaugurating the campaign rally of Mr Caleb Mutfwang, the Peoples Democratic Party chairmanship candidate for the ele...

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Posted on Mar 29, 2014

Jonathan AWOL in London Investors’ Council meeting

President Goodluck Jonathan, who is on a trip to London for Nigeria’s Honorary International Investors’ Council meeting, has suffered an illness that prevented him from attending the opening session of the meeting on Thursday. Sources who pleaded anonymity told huhuonline.com that the president, who ma...

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Posted on Nov 21, 2013

President Jonathan to Meet With International Investors’ Council in London

BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, MR DAVID CAMEROON (L), WELCOMING PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN TO NO 10 DAWNING STREET IN LONDON ON MONDAY (12/2/13). President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan will leave Abuja early Wednesday for London where he is scheduled to preside over a three-day meeting of Nigeria’s Honourary Interna...

Categories: Citizens Platform
Posted on Nov 19, 2013

Nigeria, Gambia appeal for UN Security Council reforms

  By Citizens Platform President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and his Gambian counterpart, President Yahya Jammeh Saturday in Banjul re-stated Africa’s demand for the urgent reformation of the United Nations Organisation. “The two Presidents reiterated the need for the reformation of the Security Council...

Categories: Citizens Platform
Posted on Nov 10, 2013

PDP sweeps Enugu council polls

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won all the 17 chairmanship and 260 councillorship seats in the local government elections held in the eastern Nigerian state of Enugu on Saturday. Announcing the results on Sunday in Enugu, Dr Boniface Eneh, the Chairman of the Enugu State Independent Electoral Commissi...

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Posted on Nov 3, 2013

Violence, Low Turn Out of Voters at Enugu Council Elections

by Citizens Platform There was a high level of voter apathy witnessed Saturday during the local government council election conducted by the Enugu State Independent Electoral Commission (EBSIEC) across the 17 councils in the state as most residents stayed  indoors. It was not just the low turn out that was o...

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Posted on Nov 2, 2013

Justice Salami Accuses Judiciary Council of Cruelty

The immediate past President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Isa Ayo Salami, has accused the National Judicial Council (NJC) of being behind his travail as a judicial officer in the last three years. He accused the council of dealing with him cruelly. Speaking at a valedictory court session held in his honour...

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Posted on Nov 1, 2013

Council Election: EDSIEC Should Explain Source Of Result – Martins

A Civil Society Practitioner, Olu Martins has asked the Edo State Independent Electoral Commission, EDSIEC, to explain where the result of the Esan North-east Local Council By-election came from. Mr. Martins,on Wednesday, said  that the chairman of EDSIEC, Mr. Solomon Ogoh, announced the total figures of the...

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Posted on Oct 30, 2013

Winners Emerge In Ijaw Youth Council Elections

The elections into positions of leadership in the Ijaw Youth Council (IYF) that began yesterday the 28th of October have been concluded today and winners have emerged. The election chairman, Comrade Sunny Diritolofari in a press briefing with journalists immediately after the election gave reasons why some pa...

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Posted on Oct 29, 2013

Esan N/East Council By-Election Sets Bad Precedence – Yakubu

The Peoples Democratic Party’s Candidate in the Esan North-east Local Council By-Election, Mr. John Yakubu, has expressed fears that the way the election was conducted sets bad precedence for the 2015 election. Mr. Yakubu, while speaking on Sunrise Daily, said that the process of declaring the results, whic...

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Posted on Oct 29, 2013

Edo Council Election: Aggrieved Parties Should Go To court – Afegbua

The government of Edo State, on Tuesday, advised aggrieved parties in the Esan North-east Council By-election to follow due process and seek redress in court. The State government expressed satisfaction with the election results and insisted that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was trying to muddle up the ...

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Posted on Oct 29, 2013

Kwara INEC claims PDP sweeps council polls

Candidates of Nigeria’s ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have won all the 15 chairmanship seats and 181 councillorship seats in Kwara in the 26 October local government election held in the state. The Chairman of the state Independent Electoral Commission, Dr Uthman Ajidagba, announced the result a...

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Posted on Oct 27, 2013

UN Security Council: Nigeria has been accepted in the global circle –David Mark

By Citizens platform The President of the Nigerian Senate, David Mark has said the nation’s acceptance into the United Nation’s Security Council shows that she has been accepted in the global circle. The Senate President speaking at the Senate plenary, Thursday said “that the mere fact that we have been...

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Posted on Oct 24, 2013

UN Security Council: Nigeria has been accepted in the global circle –David Mark

By Citizens platform The President of the Nigerian Senate, David Mark has said the nation’s acceptance into the United Nation’s Security Council shows that she has been accepted in the global circle. The Senate President speaking at the Senate plenary, Thursday said “that the mere fact that we have been...

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Posted on Oct 24, 2013

Kano State Council Election To Hold In January

The Kano State Independent Electoral Commission (KANSIEC) has set January 22, 2014 for the conduct of local government elections in all the 44 local government areas of the state. The chairman of the electoral commission, Dr. Sani Malumfashi told reporters that 1.5 billion Naira had already been budgeted for ...

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Posted on Oct 24, 2013

Varsity strike action, Nigerian youths are losing out -Youth Council

NYCN By Citizens Platform   The National Youth Council of Nigeria NYCN says the ongoing Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU strike is no longer in the interest of Nigerian students. National President of the Nation’s apex youth organization ,Comrade Abdulahi Abdulmajeed speaking at a news confere...

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Posted on Oct 20, 2013

Pres. Jonathan welcomes Nigeria’s election to UN Security council

By Citizens platform President Goodluck Jonathan welcomes Nigeria’s election to a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council with a total of 186 out of a possible 193 votes. According to a statement signed by Reuben Abati, Special Adviser on Media, “On behalf of the Federal Government and p...

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Posted on Oct 18, 2013

Jonathan Welcomes Nigeria Election to UN Security Council

Nigeria has emerged a member of the United Nations Security Council, alongside Saudi Arabi, Chad, Chile and Lithuania, who also won seats in the election today. All five countries contested unopposed in the election, and will replace Azerbaijan, Guatemala, Morocco, Pakistan and Togo on the 15-nation council o...

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Posted on Oct 17, 2013

Nigeria competes for UN’s Security Council seat

By Citizens platform The United Nations Security Council will Thursday, elect five new members to the Non-Permanent Security Council on Thursday. The candidates include Nigeria, Chad, Saudi Arabia, Lithuania and Chile. Chad, Saudi Arabia and Lithuania have never served on the U.N.’s body while Nigeria and C...

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Posted on Oct 17, 2013

Nasarawa postpones council polls

The Independent Electoral Commission (NASIEC) in Nasarawa State on Wednesday announced the indefinite postponement of local government election in the state. The commission had earlier scheduled the election for 14 December. The state Chairman of the commission, Dr. Abdullahi Modibbo, disclosed this to newsme...

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Posted on Oct 10, 2013

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