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Amnesty Int’l Reveals how Troops Moved  to Lekki Toll Gate.

Amnesty Int’l Reveals how Troops Moved to Lekki Toll Gate.

#ENDSARS, Breaking News, Politics
Popular Global rights watchdog, Amnesty International has tasked the Federal Government not to cover up the shooting that occurred during the #EndSARS protests but bring to justice those involved. The group said it made this call because the federal government has always swept incidents of such magnitude under the carpet, citing the killings of hundreds of Shi’ites who were killed in Zaria, Kaduna State, in 2016, insisting that soldiers shot at the protesters. However, in its latest report published yesterday, the rights group released details of the timeline of events from when the protests started on October 20, 2020. The group in a statement signed by Country Director, Osai Ojigho, said: “What happened at Lekki Toll Gate has all the traits of the Nigerian authorities’ patt...
Chaos as Hoodlums attack APC factional meeting in Osogbo

Chaos as Hoodlums attack APC factional meeting in Osogbo

Politics
By Nwani Samuel Some suspected Hoodlums on Thursday afternoon attacked members of the All Progressives Congress party (APC) at Oranmiyan House in Osogbo. SOURCES who were present while the incident happened confirmed to Overtnews that the APC members who were attacked are those who belong to The Osun Progressives (TOP) faction under the leadership of Adelowo Adebiyi. The hoodlums had Reportedly arrived at the venue of the TOP meeting in a black Sienna minivan and began shooting sporadically. Reports say the hoodlums gained access into the compound because the personnel of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps who maintained security at the premises were not on ground at the time of the attack.
Electoral Act Amendment: No Party Can Impose Its Processes On Another – PDP

Electoral Act Amendment: No Party Can Impose Its Processes On Another – PDP

Politics
By John madaki The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it has received the news of the passage of the harmonised Electoral Act Amendment Bill, which among other things, provided for direct primaries for nomination of candidates for elections by political parties. The party, however, held that it is the inalienable right of each political party, within the context of Nigeria’s constitutional democracy, to decide its form of internal democratic practices including the processes of nominating its candidates for elections at any level. In a statement by the party’s spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP said it believes that no political party should force its own processes on any other political party “as the direct primaries amendment, a practice of the All Progressives Congress...
Anambra Election: Soludo Finally Votes After Waiting For Over Five Hours

Anambra Election: Soludo Finally Votes After Waiting For Over Five Hours

Politics
By Nnamdi Akpukeme Candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the 2021 Anambra governorship election, Charles Soludo, has finally cast his ballot after a delay that lasted more than five hours. Soludo, who voted at polling unit 002, Isuofia ward, had earlier complained about the slow accreditation process. The slow process was attributed to the Bimodal Verification Device, which failed to work despite being replaced with additional support. The device is used to accredit voters to enable them cast their ballot. Despite his complaints, Soludo had called for his supporters to exercise patience, describing himself as a “process person”. Meanwhile, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has extended the voting time for the election due to proble...
Anambra Election: APC’s Andy Uba Votes, Says ‘Everything Is In Order’

Anambra Election: APC’s Andy Uba Votes, Says ‘Everything Is In Order’

Politics
By Nnamdi Akpukeme The Candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the 2021 Anambra governorship election, Mr Andy Uba, has commended the election process instituted by the Independent National Electoral Commission. Mr Uba gave the commendation after voting at his polling unit in Ugah, Aguata LGA. “INEC’s arrangement is transparent and orderly,” he said. “Things are going smoothly; we are going to win this election. “The security, everything is in order. By the end of everything, APC will be number one.” Other candidates, including the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) Valentine Ozigbo and Ifeanyi Uba of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), have also cast their ballots.
Soludo Decries ‘Failure’ Of INEC’s Technology In Anambra Election, Calls For Patience

Soludo Decries ‘Failure’ Of INEC’s Technology In Anambra Election, Calls For Patience

Politics
By Nnamdi AkpukemeCandidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the 2021 Anambra governorship election, Charles Soludo, has decried the failure of INEC’s technology in the voting process. As of 1pm, the candidate was yet to cast his vote at his polling unit. He alleged that the situation was similar in many parts of the state. However, he called for his supporters to exercise patience, describing himself as a “process person”. “Voting is yet to start in most of the polling units in the state. And for the few places where they are doing, I understand that accreditation that is supposed to be done in seconds, takes up to 30 minutes,” Soludo said. “With the crowd here, you don’t need a mathematician to know that people standing here, will not be exhausted. “So...
ANALYSIS: Anambra poll would Determine the fate of credible Elections in South East

ANALYSIS: Anambra poll would Determine the fate of credible Elections in South East

Politics
By Nwani Samuel The Anambra state Governorship Elections, which is scheduled to Hold today, November 6th 2021, would probably be a notable event in the south eastern region and Nationwide. A total of 18 political parties with their respective candidates would contest for the election, with the likes of Valentine Ozigbo (People's Democratic Party Candidate), Charles Soludo, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Andy Ubah, the Governorship candidate of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), and ifeanyi Ubah of the Young Progressive Party (YPP) being key contenders for the position. The candidates of these political parties alongside Several others have been making promises to win the hearts and votes of the people of the state. Charles...
‘Come Out To Vote, Anambra Elections Will Be Safe’: Abaribe Charges Voters

‘Come Out To Vote, Anambra Elections Will Be Safe’: Abaribe Charges Voters

Politics
By Nnamdi Akpukeme Senate minority leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe on Tuesday said the forthcoming Anambra elections will be safe amid fears that the poll may be marred by a low turnout of voters. Senator Abaribe gave the assurance while speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today. “I don’t think low voter turnout is pecuiliar to Anambra state,” he said. “For a long time in Nigeria, a lot of people have not bothered to vote because they have always felt that their votes do not count. “I was in Anambra last week and we went around, to the market, to the universities, and we met business leaders. I also spoke and I went to the radio stations, and everything I was doing was to tell people to come out and vote because it’s going to be very safe, and that people should not be af...
Prof Soludo Gives Opening Remark at Anabmra Governorship Debate

Prof Soludo Gives Opening Remark at Anabmra Governorship Debate

Politics
By Nwani Samuel Overtnews has learned that the Anambra State governorship debate kicked off yesterday with an opening statement from the candidate ofAll Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Prof. Chukwuma Soludo. Soludo had initially accussed his All Progressives Congress (APC) counterpart, Senator Andy Uba, of certificate forgery as they engaged in a sensational debate ahead of the November 6 Governorship Elections in the state. Soludo while speaking at the debate stated that “Nigeria is going into a transition to a non-oil economy, and thus Anambra state should choose him as he is a trasformational leader. "Given my exceptional experience and leadership ability, I am offering myself for leadership. “I have all my life been an accomplished person and, all that I sought ...
PDP Convention: Members, Delegates, Gather To Elect New Officials

PDP Convention: Members, Delegates, Gather To Elect New Officials

Politics
By Ibrahim MusaMembers and delegates of the leading opposition party Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have converged at Eagles Square, Abuja to hold their national convention and elect new officials. The convention which is scheduled for today and tomorrow is a crucial part of the party’s preparation for the 2023 elections in the country. National party officials, governors, ex-governors, and other bigwigs of the party are currently at Eagle’s Square in preparation. According to our political correspondent, Ibrahim Musa, who is at the venue of the convention most of the positions up for grabs will be filled via consensus. However, some three positions are still under contestation. Chairman of the organising committee of the convention, Governor Ahmadu Fintiri had earlier ...