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This is a roundup of some of the breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Saturday, February 16, 2019

Breaking: INEC Postpones 2019 Elections, Cites Reasons (Video)

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Nigeria’s electoral umpire, has shifted the 2019 Presidential and National Assembly elections till February 23.

Naija News reports that the Commission also postponed the governorship and state assembly elections, it will now hold on March 9.

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INEC Ends Emergency Meeting, Takes Decision On Presidential Election

The chief press secretary to the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Rotimi Oyekanmi, says the electoral umpire has taken a decision on the elections.

Naija News reports that Oyekanmi made this known at the end of an emergency meeting which held at the INEC headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital on Friday night, February 15.

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66 People Killed In Kaduna On Presidential Election Eve

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state on Friday confirmed the killing of 66 persons in Kajuru Local Government Area by unknown gunmen on the eve of the presidential election.

Among the victims were 22 children and 12 women, while four wounded persons were rescued alive.

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Exclusive: Election Duty Corpers Abandoned In Ogun, INEC Officials Accused (Video)

Some members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) on election duty were on Friday night abandoned at Remo North in Ogun State, southwest Nigeria, Naija Newscan report.

Naija News learned that the corpers that were stranded were said to have been transferred from Abeokuta South to Remo North.

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INEC Is Ready For Election- REC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has on Friday said the commission was ready for Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections in Gombe State.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Umar Ibrahim, in a statement made available to Naija News, said the commission had received all sensitive materials for the state and were being distributed.

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How Registered Voters Can Check For Polling Units Online

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has asked registered voters to check for their polling unit online.

To check your names, kindly click the link below:https://voters.inecnigeria.org

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#NigeriaDecides: Gov Yahaya Bello Sues For Peaceful, Rancour-free Polls

Ahead of February 16, 2019, Presidential and National Assembly elections, the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has called on the people of the state to work towards a peaceful, rancour-free and successful elections across the three Senatorial zones of the state.

In a press statement sent to Naija News and signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Onogwu Muhammed, the governor admonished the electorates and political actors in the state to conduct themselves in an orderly, mature and responsible manner before, during and after the election period.

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Election Postponement: Atiku Addresses Nigerians, Sue For Peace

The Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has reacted to the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commision (INEC) to postpone the 2019 Presidential and National Assembly elections earlier scheduled to hold today.

He urged Nigerians to remain calm and come out to vote on Saturday, 23 February and Saturday, 9 March respectively.

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NigeriaDecides: PDP Speaks On Election Postponement, Gives Details

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on the eve of the Presidential and National Assembly elections, postponed the elections till February 23.

The Peoples Democratic Party in its reaction through the party’s National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, stated that the poor arrangement for the general election by the commission was a deliberate pre-determine agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari to remain in power even when it is obvious to him that Nigerians want him out.

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#NigeriaDecides: APC Reacts To Election Postponement, Blames PDP, INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on the eve of the presidential and national assembly elections postponed the elections scheduled to take place on February 16th.

The Chairman of the commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu in his statement stated that the Presidential/National Assembly has been postponed to Saturday, February 23, 2019, while the Gubernatorial/House of Assembly Elections shifted to Saturday, March 9, 2019.

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