#NigeriaDecides: This is physical and mental abuse in every way – Debola Williams reacts to the poor treatment of corpers across the country

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Media entrepreneur and political strategist Adebola Williams has reacted to the postponement of the election and poor treatment of youth corpers who are being used as ad-hoc staff by INEC.

 

Sharing the photos below, he wrote, ‘more than the potponement is this physical and mental abuse on Nigerians in every way, by every government, at every level’.

‘Sometimes it’s almost as if there’s a clear strategy from the Leaders to ensure the people hate Nigeria, causing so much hardship at every turn which forces people to disconnect and not care about anything including who leads them or collective good, rather focus on personal success which includes migration.
The sense of helplessness you feel at this 2am out in the cold on an assignment to serve your country is almost an automatic conclusion of hopelessness in the possibility of a working Nigeria. So if you ever wonder why Nigerians struggle to be excellent within Nigeria, are cynical and removed, can easily join in on Internet scam and all the ills, this is it INEC if you keep saying you were prepared, take a look at these photos and get the answer right there.
They deserve better. Nigerians deserve an announcement 24 hours at the least. A leader should have made the projection, then the call. Doing it at 3am doesn’t communicate preparedness, it’s bad leadership.

 

#NigeriaDecides: This is physical and mental abuse in every way - Debola Williams reacts to the poor treatment of corpers across the country

#NigeriaDecides: This is physical and mental abuse in every way - Debola Williams reacts to the poor treatment of corpers across the country

#NigeriaDecides: This is physical and mental abuse in every way - Debola Williams reacts to the poor treatment of corpers across the country

#NigeriaDecides: This is physical and mental abuse in every way - Debola Williams reacts to the poor treatment of corpers across the country

#NigeriaDecides: This is physical and mental abuse in every way - Debola Williams reacts to the poor treatment of corpers across the country

#NigeriaDecides: This is physical and mental abuse in every way - Debola Williams reacts to the poor treatment of corpers across the country

Buhari must apologize to us for the postponement of this election- comedian I Go Dye says

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Comedian I Go Dye has joined other Nigerians to condemn the sudden postponement of the Presidential election earlier scheduled to hold today February 16th but will now hold on  February 23rd.

I Go Dye in post shared in his Instagram page, says the INEC chairman must be suspended while President Buhari must tender an unreserved apology to Nigerians for the postponement of the election.

Posting a throwback video of President Buhari condemning postponements of the elections in 2015, I Go Dye wrote;

I CALL FOR THE SUSPENSION OF THE INEC CHAIRMAN AND UNRESERVED APOLOGY FROM PRESIDENT MOHAMMADU BUHARI WHO ONCE CONDEMNED THE 2015 POSTPONED ELECTION.

I am astonished like many other Nigerians who woke up only to discover that INEC has postponed and fixed new dates 23rd for the elections. I feel this is totally unacceptable from an institution like INEC that had been given 185 billon naira to organise it’s logistics prior to this day.
Federal government has the financial capacity to bear the extra logistics burden that will be incurred from this postponement, but what happens to the rest of us?Who have planned marriage ceremonies,parties,funeral programs and other social activities who have fixed several events and occasions on the new dates,we are now forced to make new plans,resulting in the loss of time,financial burden and psychological problems.

Unfortunately for me,I have proposed 23rd February as the auditioning date for my project Sort talent hunt at Delta State. After spending so much on publicity,venue and other logistics,I am now forced to change the dates, even the final that was to hold on 27th February will also be affected. This is the highest level of mismanagement and gross interpretation of corruption against the original Nigerians.

This is the kind of frustration melted on Nigerian youths on a daily basis,when they are frustrated out of businesses because of electricity,high expenses of goods and services due to foreign exchange rate,unemployment that has led many to crimes and taking risks’ through the deserts to seek greener pastures in strange lands;the negative options is created by the insensitive of Nigerian government,it shows they don’t really care about their citizens.

To even make this situation worst, the postponement was carried out at Night.So when did they realise that the logistics involved was not adequately prepared for? This was how the Goodluck Jonathan past administration postponed the 2015 presidential elections and we condemned it,we felt that with the change mantra that will be end of such maladministration. This id a national embarrassment and deliberate attempt to ridicule us a Nation. Amb Francis Agoda

Photos: Another child accused of being a wizard and almost killed by his father rescued in Akwa Ibom

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Danish aid worker, Anja Loven Ringgren, has rescued another little boy accused of being a witch and was almost killed by his own father. Read what she wrote as she introduced the little boy below

We have rescued a new child. I’m not in Nigeria now. He was rescued by David Emmanuel Umem and our team.

His name is Michael. His father accused him of being a witch and to be responsible for the hardship in the family !

On two occasions the father tried to kill him by stabbing a machete on his head !

The fathers attempt to kill him failed so instead he took Michael far away from home in the middle of the night so he wouldn’t be able to trace home again.

Since then Michael has been on the road all alone and he even got knocked down by a passing car.

Michael is now safe at Land of Hope ??

We now have 72 children at Land of Hope and if you want to support Michael and the rest of our children please visit DINNødhjælp website to make a donation:

https://dinnoedhjaelp.dk/en/make-a-contribution/ ??

Love from Anja & David ??

Photos: Another child accused of being a wizard and almost killed by his father rescued in Akwa IbomPhotos: Another child accused of being a wizard and almost killed by his father rescued in Akwa IbomPhotos: Another child accused of being a wizard and almost killed by his father rescued in Akwa IbomPhotos: Another child accused of being a wizard and almost killed by his father rescued in Akwa Ibom

#NigeriaDecides: ‘We condemn the postponement of the elections, but urge our supporters to be patient and determined’ – APC

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Below is the full statement by the APC Presidential campaign council in reaction to the postponement of the general elections by INEC.

We have just received with great disappointment and disillusionment the announcement by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of its decision to postpone the Presidential/National Assembly and Gubernatorial/House of Assembly Elections to Saturday, February 23, 2019 and Saturday, March 9, 2019, respectively.

We condemn and deprecate this tardiness of the electoral umpire in the strongest terms possible. President Muhammadu Buhari had since cooperated fully with INEC by ensuring EVERYTHING it demanded to conduct free and fair elections were promptly made available to it. This news is therefore a huge disappointment to us and to our teeming supporters nationwide and around the world, many of whom have come into the country to exercise their franchise.

We do hope that INEC will remain neutral and impartial in this process as the rumor mill is agog with the suggestion that this postponement has been orchestrated in collusion with the main opposition, the PDP, that was NEVER ready for this election. We note that all the major credible demographic projections have predicted a defeat of the PDP and it seriously needed this breather to orchestrate more devious strategies to try and halt President Buhari’s momentum. It did the same as the ruling Party in 2015, when it realized the game was up, by orchestrating the postponement of the 2015 elections by six weeks. Now, it may be up to its old trick again.

We have earlier raised the alarm that the PDP is bent on discrediting this process the moment it realized it cannot make up the numbers to win this election. We are only urging INEC not collude with the PDP on this. We are truly worried because as early as Friday morning, some known PDP Social Media influencers unwittingly announced this postponement, but quickly deleted the message and apologized to the public that it was fake news. We do not want to be forced to a situation of announcing our total loss of confidence in INEC, because we know where that would leave our democracy.

It is in the light of the above that we wish to appeal to Nigerians and our supporters to be patient, calm and resolute despite this temporary setback. Let us not give anyone, especially the PDP, the opportunity to plunge this nation into a crises, which is what they earnestly desire. Its imminent defeat is just a few days away.

Lastly, we wish to draw the attention of INEC and the world to observe that the PDP has clearly and openly said it plans to announce parallel results through some funny device it has procured or developed. We wish to re-iterate that it is ONLY INEC that is legally and constitutionally empowered to declare results and it constitutes an offence for anyone to do so. We urge INEC to SPEAK UP NOW and warn the PDP to desist from this ignoble act that is capable of plunging the nation into a crises of immeasurable proportions.

FESTUS KEYAMO, SAN, FCIARB(UK)
Director, Strategic Communications, APC Presidential Campaign Council
(Official Spokesperson)

‘I am disgusted at the blatant disregard’ – Toke Makinwa reacts to INEC’s postponement of general elections

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Media personality, Toke Makinwa has reacted to the announcement by INEC to postpone the 2019 general elections saying, ‘I am disgusted at the blatant disregard’.

 

Toke shared a photo of youth corps members sleeping on the floor, while allegedly waiting to collect election materials last night and wrote, ‘If this picture of youth corpers sleeping outside is real then it’s a big shame. I am disgusted at the blatant disregard, you wait till 2am to announce the postponement of the elections? Why? People have travelled far and wide to their various polling units and you do this? Which way Nigeria???? Why do we love to embarrass ourselves so much? The whole world is watching and we do this? I am so confused. 

Just when you think it can’t get any worse, you think they can’t shock you anymore. Just when you are so sure, they outdo themselves. We must not give up, we must stay prayed up and vigilant this week. Come 23rd we decide’.

 

#TwitterStories: ‘My 45-year old aunty is getting married on February 23rd’ – Nigerian man cries out following INEC’s election postponement

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Following the announcement by INEC to postpone the Presidential and National Assembly elections scheduled for today February 16th to next Saturday February 23 2019, a Twitter user has come out to lament.

 

According to him, ‘my big Aunty that’s getting married at the age of 45 on 23rd of Feb, we’ve been crying and praying since last 9th’.

Here is what Festus Keyamo has to say about the postponement of the elections

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Spokesperson of the Buhari Campaign Organization, Festus Keyamo, has condemned the postponement of the elections by INEC.

In a statement released on Saturday morning, Keyamo said there are indications that INEC is working with PDP to frustrate Nigerians because they know they would lose the elections. Read his statement below

We have just received with great disappointment and disillusionment the announcement by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of its decision to postpone the Presidential/National Assembly and Gubernatorial/House of Assembly Elections to Saturday, February 23, 2019 and Saturday, March 9, 2019, respectively.

We condemn and deprecate this tardiness of the electoral umpire in the strongest terms possible. President Muhammadu Buhari had since cooperated fully with INEC by ensuring EVERYTHING it demanded to conduct free and fair elections were promptly made available to it. This news is therefore a huge disappointment to us and to our teeming supporters nationwide and around the world, many of whom have come into the country to exercise their franchise.

We do hope that INEC will remain neutral and impartial in this process as the rumor mill is agog with the suggestion that this postponement has been orchestrated in collusion with the main opposition, the PDP, that was NEVER ready for this election. We note that all the major credible demographic projections have predicted a defeat of the PDP and it seriously needed this breather to orchestrate more devious strategies to try and halt President Buhari’s momentum. It did the same as the ruling Party in 2015, when it realized the game was up, by orchestrating the postponement of the 2015 elections by six weeks. Now, it may be up to its old trick again.

We have earlier raised the alarm that the PDP is bent on discrediting this process the moment it realized it cannot make up the numbers to win this election. We are only urging INEC not collude with the PDP on this. We are truly worried because as early as Friday morning, some known PDP Social Media influencers unwittingly announced this postponement, but quickly deleted the message and apologized to the public that it was fake news. We do not want to be forced to a situation of announcing our  total loss of confidence in INEC, because we know where that would leave our democracy.

It is in the light of the above that we wish to appeal to Nigerians and our supporters to be patient, calm and resolute despite this temporary setback. Let us not give anyone, especially the PDP, the opportunity to plunge this nation into a crises, which is what they earnestly desire. Its imminent defeat is just a few days away.

Lastly, we wish to draw the attention of INEC and the world to observe that the PDP has clearly and openly said it plans to announce parallel results through some funny device it has procured or developed. We wish to re-iterate that it is ONLY INEC that is legally and constitutionally empowered to declare results and it constitutes an offence for anyone to do so. We urge INEC to SPEAK UP NOW and warn the PDP to desist from this ignoble act that is capable of plunging the nation into a crises of immeasurable proportions.

‘Your vote Is your birthright, don’t sell it’ – Genevieve Nnaji tells Nigerians

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Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji has called on Nigerians not to sell their votes as the country prepares to elect new set of leaders in a few days from now.

 

She tweeted: “You are in control once every 4 years. Your vote is your birthright. Remember, you are not too small to make a difference.”

 

She accompanied the message with a photo quote that read: “If they are willing to pay for it, then it must be worth a lot. Don’t sell.”

 

‘You have failed us, resign now’ – Nigerians call out INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu for postponing the 2019 elections

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A few hours ago, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, announced the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections scheduled for today February 16th to next Saturday February 23 2019, while State Governorship and House of Assembly elections will now hold on Saturday March 9.

 

Nigerians woke up to the announcement made by Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu and many are already calling for resignation saying ‘he has failed us’.

 

See all the reactions below….

Peter Ayodele Fayose

@GovAyoFayose

@inecnigeria that was commanded by President Buhari through AGF Malami to postpone elections and waited till the 11th hour to carry out the order cannot guarantee free, fair and credible elections. Prof Mahmood Yakubu must resign!

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INEC Nigeria

@inecnigeria

Breaking News: The Elections now to hold on; 23rd February, 2019 for Presidential and National Assembly while the Governorship, State House of Assembly and the FCT Area Council Elections is to hold on 9th March, 2019.

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markmorphys@markmorphys2

There’s need for the Honourable Chairman, INEC (Professor mahmood Yakubu) to apologize to Nigerians who had abandoned all for the sake of the same.

My opinion oooo.

God bless Nigeria. 👍

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Adewale Ebenezer@Sirlexyl

Mahmood Yakubu @inecnigeria you had 3 years to prepare but NO, you had to f*** it all up. Congratulations, I hope you’re proud of yourself as a leader.

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Iyke@drackfel

Somebody must take the fall for this international disgrace and mockery. The INEC chairman Prof. Mahmood Yakubu should resign. He is a big disgrace.

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46664 Makanakistan@Suave_Sultan1

Dishonorable Mahmood Yakubu was using a company owned by an APC candidate to supply card readers. Dishonorable Mahmood Yakubu left Corp members across states stranded. Dishonorable Mahmood Yakubu postponed elections. yet, he’s too daft to resign.

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INEC Nigeria

@inecnigeria

Breaking News: The Elections now to hold on; 23rd February, 2019 for Presidential and National Assembly while the Governorship, State House of Assembly and the FCT Area Council Elections is to hold on 9th March, 2019.

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Peter Okolo🇳🇬@realokopet

Mahmood Yakubu has failed Nigerians. Ii hope this is not a ploy with APC to rig the elections for failed buhari

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NYET_AFAI_ATYAP💯@SouleymaneA1

Dear Mahmood Yakubu, how much was the price tag for this grave and bitchy decision?

You have just compromised the future of your children and many others.

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SAVE NIGERIA DEMOCRACY@truth_about_nig

See why I said its not about being a professor. Prof. Mahmood Yakubu has failed Nigerians @inecnigeria and history will remember him as the only INEC chairman who postponed election overnight. Incompetence in an incompetent government that

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Big Dude from Across the Street@ali_biu335

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, sometimes you have to swallow your ego and do the meaningful. Postponing elections after voters have done so much just to vote, is very stupid! No election is perfect, you should have continued with the election despite the reports you got. Cc: @inecnigeria

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Chief of Port Harcourt@OpuiyoMike

Yesterday presidential recorded broadcast, the election postponment part was removed last minute, now is all playing out.

Election postponment, this idea has been flying for sometime now by the APC cabals, finally prof Mahmood yakubu has be pressured to give in.
Now here we go.

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ABAYOMI TOBI EMMANUEL@Iam_TOBi_jr

Prof. Atahiru Jega, please if you are not too busy your job is looking for you. We are tired of this inconclusive postponement of our elections by
Mahmood Yakubu .

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Mazi Chima Amadi Ph.D@AMADICHIMA

Professor Mahmood Yakubu, stand your ground, Nigerians are behind you. Do NOT give in to the pressure to stagger the elections. Postpone it if you must but NOOOOOO to staggering it.

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9-months after, make-up artist, Buntricia Bastian dies from cancer complications

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About 9-months ago, June 2018 to be precise Buntricia Bastian, an international makeup artist said her final goodbyes on Instagram as her health deteriorated.

 

She however fought on, got better at some point but eventually died this morning February 15th. Her daughter, Roxanne Nicole Crayton confrmed her death in a Instagram video saying, ‘today at 9:45am, my mother passed away’.

 

May her gentle soul rest in peace!

#NigeriaDecides: EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu warns banks against suspicious transactions

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The Acting Chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu on Friday, February 15, advised Compliance officers of banks to report suspicious transactions to the EFCC as the general elections commence.

 

Magu stated this during a meeting with compliance officers of various banks in Benin City, Edo State on Friday.

 

Magu who was represented by Mailafia Yakubu, Benin Zonal Head of the Commission said based on information at the disposal of the Commission, politicians may want to use banks for illicit transactions before, during and after the elections. “Once the transaction is above the stipulated treashold, you have a duty to report to us. We want to warn you not to be used by politicians. So be circumspect, ” he said.

 

The acting chairman also warned the bank officials to desist from disclosing information to suspects wanted by the Commission who operates accounts with them.

 

He explains: “there were times that the Commission requested banks to place no debit on some accounts; instead of doing that, you call the suspects and say come and withdraw your money because the EFCC want to PND your account. We want to tell you that we are watching you. You have to stop it or face prosecution, ” he stated.

 

It will be recalled that the Commission had on Thursday, February 14, 2019 similarly warned operators of Bureau De Change in the city of antics of politicians who may want to engage in vote buying through illicit transactions.

INEC postpones presidential election to February 23rd

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, a few hours ago announced the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections scheduled for today February 16th to next Saturday February 23 2019, while State Governorship and House of Assembly elections will now hold on Saturday March 9.

 

The announcement was made by Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu earlier today. Read the statement and watch the video below…

INEC postpones presidential election to February 23rd