Don’t be distracted by partisan comments, Yakubu tells RECs

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has charged Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) and Administrative Secretaries not to be distracted by partisan comments or drawn into needless controversies by politicians. Yakubu, at a quarterly meeting with the RECs yesterday, mandated them to stand firm in the sight of the law with a view to delivering free, fair and credible elections to Nigerians.   The commission had come under attack by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) especially in the alleged underage voting in the recent Kano State…

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Quadri, Serena, Yakubu for 3rd MP Tiger Tennis

Oyinlomo Quadri, Serena Teluwo, Oiza Yakubu and Reya Holmes will lead the roll call of national junior players as the 3rd MP Tiger Tennis Championship takes place from February 26 to March 3 at the National Stadium, Lagos. The tournament which, among others, is serving as warm up for Nigerian players for the West and Central African Junior Circuit scheduled for Lome, Togo in March. MP Tiger Tennis boss, Paul Moses, informed that the tournament sanctioned by the Nigeria Tennis Federation would attract about 80 players who will compete in…

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Too ill to face the law

Playing the sick game? In a space of one week, the prosecution of two leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Femi Fani- Kayode and Olisa Metuh, for alleged corruption suffered a setback on account of ill-health. But questions are being asked whether they are really sick or trying to buy time, WALE ELEGBEDE reports   The image looks like one of the scenes in a Nollywood film, but it was not. The procession on display at the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has nothing to do…

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