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Reason why Democrats switched strategy on impeachment vote

by Ikokwu Ikembaon November 1, 2019
The House approved — on a largely party-line vote — a set of formalized rules to govern their ongoing impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump’s pressure campaign against Ukraine to force an investigation into Joe Biden. The vote wasn’t terribly surprising — Democrats have a considerable majority in the House — but that the party […]

Sen Sani likens Army’s positive identification exercise to apartheid period in South Africa

by Ikokwu Ikembaon November 1, 2019
Former Kaduna Central senator, Shehu Sani, has likened the Nigerian Army Operation Positive Identification exercise to the ‘repressive strategies of state apparatus under the apartheid rule in South Africa. He said the exercise, which commences nationwide today, Friday, would lead to negative abuses. He wrote in a post on his Twitter handle, @ShehuSani, on Friday, […]

Who is terrified by Dadiyata’s voice? ~ Oke Umurhohwo

by Ikokwu Ikembaon November 1, 2019
A day turns two and now, it is over 92 days that a fierce critic of the ruling party, Abubakar Idris, popularly known as Dadiyata, has been seen or heard about. That’s how long his wife has waited for the person at their doorstep to be him; how long his children have missed his adoring […]

Trump impeachment effort passes first test in divided US Congress

by Ikokwu Ikembaon November 1, 2019
A deeply divided U.S. House of Representatives took a major step on Oct. 31 in the effort to impeach President Donald Trump when lawmakers approved rules for the next, more public, stage in the Democratic-led inquiry into Trump’s attempt to have Ukraine investigate a domestic political rival. In the first formal test of support for […]

INEC discloses how Kogi, Bayelsa elections results will be transmitted

by Ikokwu Ikembaon November 1, 2019
The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, has said that results from the November gubernatorial elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states would be transmitted manually. Yakubu while speaking at the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room Dialogue Session with Resident Electoral Commissioners (REC) of the states in Abuja on Thursday, October 31, […]

Kogi Polls: INEC speaks on disqualifying Gov. Bello over double registration

by Ikokwu Ikembaon November 1, 2019
The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Mahmood Yakubu has pointed out why the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello won’t be disqualified from participating in the November 16 governorship election over claim of double registration. Yakubu explained that Bello’s disqualification from the governorship election over alleged double registration would amount to contravening the […]