January 4, 2019

VIDEO: Dino Melaye slumps as he surrenders to the police [READ MORE & SEE PHOTOS]

  Dino Melaye slumped as he surrendered himself to the police, Eight days after the police laid siege outside his Abuja home. The embattled Senator Dino Melaye has finally surrendered to the police. Some senators paid Dino a visit inside the Maitama home on Friday, January 4th and afterwards escorted him to the Police headquarters to meet with the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris. The police stormed Dino Melaye home last Friday December 28th with the hope of arresting him for a case of attempted murder. The police allege that Dino and his “thugs” attempted to murder a police officer in Kogi in July 2018. Dino has since denied [Read]

PDP, Others Kick as INEC Announces Buhari’s Niece as Head of Collation Centre for 2019 Presidential Elections [READ MORE]

  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Thursday instigated what a political observer described as ‘’harsh and rash conversations’’ about doubts over its neutrality in the forthcoming general elections with the appointment of President Muhammadu Buhari’s niece, Mrs. Amina Zakari, as the chairperson of the Presidential Election Collation Committee. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and some other stakeholders immediately described Zakari’s appointment as an outright manipulation, challenging the president to excuse his niece if he is actually committed to free, fair and credible elections. The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, who had consistently maintained that he was committed to credible elections, [Read]

WASSCE extends registration Date [READ MORE]

  The West African Examination Council, WASSCE, has extended its registration deadline for private candidates. WASSCE extended its registration for private candidates to January 11, 2019. The body made the disclosure in a post on its Twitter handle on Thursday. “ICYMI: The closing date for registration for the WASSCE for Private Candidates, 2019-First Series has been extended to January 11, 2019,” WASSCE tweeted. [Read]

INEC appoints Amina Zakari as head of collation for 2019 elections [READ MORE]

  Amina Zakari, a national commissioner at the Independent and National Electoral Commission (INEC), has been appointed to head the collation centre of the elections. Zakari was appointed to head the committee on collation centre, one of the two committees for the election which the commission inaugurated on Thursday in Abuja. Speaking during the inauguration, Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, said the committee shall be responsible for the national collation centre – the International Conference Centre – from where results of the Presidential election will be announced. “It will serve as the secretariat for collation of results and venue for briefing of international observers and the media,” he said.     [Read]