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 9News Nigeria Weekly major news recap. 11th February – 16th February

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In the wake of the postponed general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the political arena has been agog with different views and counter-opinions. Meanwhile, building up to the elections, so much has happened both locally and internationally, and your number one online news platform, 9News Nigeria, has been on ground to keep you abreast of every detail.

Did you miss any of our news report during the week? Not to worry. Here’s a recap of all our major news headlines with details.

MONDAY 11th February

  • 2019 ELECTIONS: Bill Clinton to witness signing of another peace accord between Buhari, Atiku

Former United States (US) President, Bill Clinton, has been invited to attend the signing of a peace accord between President Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), respectively.

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  • 2019 : Many Slump At Atiku’s Overcrowded Kano Campaign Rally

Dozens of people have collapsed at the ongoing presidential rally of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano State.

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  • “I Won’t Contest Elections Again After 2019” – Buhari

Speaking at a meeting with the royal fathers in the Government House, Buhari promised not to abuse the constitution, noting that he would stop contesting after this coming election.

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  • BREAKING:Malabu Scandal,Ex-AGF Bayo Ojo admits being paid $10mn for “legal services”

Nigeria’s former minister of justice, Bayo Ojo, admitted to an Italian court on Thursday in Milan that he had an agreement with disgraced former petroleum minister and owner of Malabu Oil, Dan Etete, to be paid a staggering $50 million for legal advice, which included finding buyers for the infamous OPL 245.

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  • 2019: Oyedepo, Others Endorse Buhari

Ahead of this week’s presidential election, twenty-three elders in Kwara led by Dr. Hezekiah Oyedepo have endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of APC.

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  • Ndigbo Will Not Boycott 2019 Elections — MASSOB

The leadership of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Monday stressed that Ndigbo would not boycott the 2019 general elections in the State.

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TUESDAY 12th February

  • EFCC Arrests Babachir Lawal

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday arrested the immediate-past Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, Daily Trust gathered.

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  • Former US President, Clinton Turns Down National Peace Committee’s Invite

Former United States President Bill Clinton has turned down an invitation by the National Peace Committee to visit Nigeria from February 12 to 13 to deliver a goodwill message at the signing ceremony…

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  • Ogun Presidential rally: Amosun Reveals How Tinubu “Escaped Through Back Door”

Governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun, has given an account on what transpired at the rally for President Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Monday.

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  • 2019 : Saraki’s End Has Come – Oshiomhole Spits Fire

The National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole, yesterday told the party’s supporters that the end of the Senate President Bukola Saraki’s dynasty in Kwara politics had come.

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  • 2019 : “Election No Be War” – US Speaks Tough, Warns Buhari, Atiku, Others

The United States of America has warned Nigerian leaders and citizens not to fight during the Presidential election scheduled to hold this week, Saturday.

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  • Over four Persons Dead As President Buhari Campaigns In Rivers State (Graphic Photos)

Over four Persons are feared dead in a stampede at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt after the Rivers APC Presidential Campaign Rally.

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  • 2019: Peter Obi Has No Influence In South – Ngige

Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, has said that the Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Peter Obi has no influence in southeast.

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  • Nigeria’s economy grew by 1.93% in 2018 – NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics on Tuesday released the Gross Domestic Product report for the fourth quarter of 2018, with the economy recording a growth rate of 2 . 38 per cent year- on – year.

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  • Court Stops FG from Freezing Onnoghen’s Accounts

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has stopped the federal government from freezing the accounts of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen.

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  • “I Will Probe $16bn Obasanjo Spent On Power Project” – Buhari Vows

President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to probe the $16bn spent on failed power project by the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

  • Prophet El-Buba Reveals “Winner Of 2019 Presidential Election”

Barely four days to the presidential election, the General Overseer of Evangelical Bible Outreach Ministries Int’l (EBOMI), Prophet Isa El-Buba, on Tuesday predicted that President Muhammadu Buhari…

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  • Presidency: Buhari knows nothing about democracy, vote Atiku – Amaechi tells Igbos

A First Republic Minister, Chief Mbazulike Amaechi, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari does not understand the language of democracy.

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  • Many Feared Killed, Others Missing As Boko Haram Attacks Borno Governor’s Convoy

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents on Wednesday attacked the convoy of Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima, who…

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  • What Buhari Told Atiku, Others At Signing Of Second Peace Accord

9news Nigeria has obtained the transcript of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Speech at the Signing of a Second Peace Accord by Presidential Candidates today in Abuja.

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  • Corps Member Participating In Election To Receive N35,000 – NYSC

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) on Wednesday said no fewer than 17,000 corps members had been confirmed as adhoc staff for the forthcoming elections…

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THURSDAY 14TH February

  • APC members protest at INEC office in Rivers

SCORES of supporters of the All Progressives Congress in Rivers State have taken over the main gate of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Port Harcourt in…

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  • “With Or Without The Vote Of Igbos, Buhari Will Win” – Okorocha

Rochas Okorocha, Governor of Imo State, says the Igbo play politics like traders, unlike other tribes that play “real politics”.

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  • 2019 : A Good Look At How Buhari Will Lose Saturday’s Election – Umar Sa’ad Hassan

INEC has put the final number of registered voters for the 2019 general election at 84 million with the North West leading the pack as usual with 20.2 million, followed by the South West with 16.3 million registered voters.

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Fellow Citizens,

On Saturday, February 16, 2019, you will, once again, be called upon to choose the leaders who will pilot the affairs of our great nation for the next four years.

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  • Biafra : Nnamdi Kanu Suspends Election Boycott, Gives Reasons

The leader of  Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has finally changed his mind over election boycott.

Nnamdi Kanu through his Twitter handle said…

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FRIDAY 15TH February

  • 2019: “Buhari’s Final Campaign In Kastina, Full Of Fabrications, False Figures” – PDP

The People’s Democratic Party, (PDP) described Final Presidential Campaign For APC, Buhari has full of fabrications and false performance claims.

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  • Biafra : What We Have Done Is Positively Unprecedented in History – IPOB Deputy Leader

The Deputy leader of  Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Uche Mefor has finally reacted after Mazi Nnamdi Kanu called off the election boycott on Thursday.

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Fellow compatriots, this is a true story of how corrupt Atiku Abubakar is. I have meticulously compiled the evidence, should my allegation be challenged in a court of law.

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  • 2019: “I’m Seeking Re-election Because Of My Pact With The Poor” – Buhari Says

President Buhari has revealed at Karakanda Stadium in Katsina while rounding off his presidential campaign for Saturday’s election, disclosed that he is seeking re-election because of his pact with the poor.

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While it takes a great leader many years of effort, labour and sound morals to build a good reputation, a single silly and careless decision could rubbish his or her reputation and confine the individual to the wrong side of history.

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  • 2019 Election: Why We Called Off Election Boycott – IPOB Drop More Details

It is important we notify the world at large and the indefatigable global IPOB family in particular that our supreme leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has called-off…

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  • Buhari versus Atiku: Figures, Facts And Factorials

The approaching general election in Nigeria is the sixth since the return of democracy to Africa’s most populous nation in 1999. It also heralds a major milestone as this year marks Nigeria’s 20th…

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  • “Buhari’s Victory Will Shock PDP, APC Will Rule Nigeria For 40 Years” – Prophet

A renowned Nigerian Man of God, Prophet-Shepherd, Dr. M.K.O. TIBETAN came hard, revealing inestimable personality features that will give a win to Nigeria’s incumbent President…

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  • 66 Killed In Kaduna State On Election Eve

The Kaduna state government, Friday evening, disclosed that 66 persons were killed by unknown gunmen in Kajuru local government of Kaduna state, less than twenty four hours…

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  • “Ignore The Rumors, Elections Not Postponed” – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has debunked reports that the body was planning to postpone Saturday’s elections.

Presidential and National Assembly elections are scheduled to hold in few hours.

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SATURDAY 16TH February

  • Love Will Never Be Enough for a Great Relationship – Wake up Call

Love those you are with. With love, we can accomplish anything. All the world needs is love.

By the sounds of it, if we just love others enough the world will be a better place.

But is this true at all?

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  • Married Men: If You Want to Become the Best Lover Ever, Follow These 4 Tips

Since the beginning of time, there’s been a lot of pressure on men to be excellent lovers in bed, which sounds great, but the only problem with this is that no one teaches men how to accomplish this goal.

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  • INEC Finally Postpones Elections till February 23rd

The Independent National Electoral Commission has decided to shift Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections till next week 23 February.

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  • Presidential election Postponed to February 23rd and Governorship March 9t

The Independent National Electoral Commission has decided to shift Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections till next week 23 February.

The governorship and house of assembly…

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  • 2019 Election: PDP explodes over INEC shift in dates, reveals real reasons

National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, has said that shoddy arrangement for general election by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, was a deliberate…

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  • Buhari Blames PDP Over Elections Postponement

The campaign office of President Muhammadu Buhari has blamed the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the postponement of the 2019 presidential elections…

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  • 2019: How Nnamdi Kanu Made cabal, Buhari Postpone Presidential Election

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has disclosed how its leader, Nnamdi Kanu instigated the postponement of Presidential and governorship elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

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  • President Buhari Breaks Silence Over Elections Postponement, Reveals Next Move

Following the postponement of the presidential and National Assembly elections, President Muhammadu Buhari has finally reacted.

President Buhari said he is highly…

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  • ‘‘Why Did You Wait Till 2am?’’ – Oshiomhole Tackles INEC Chairman, Tells Him What To Do

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), took on Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), over the postponement of the elections.

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  • Buhari Considering Amina Zakari To Replace INEC Boss — CUPP

The Coalition of United Political Parties on Saturday alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari is planning to suspend the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Mahmood Yakubu.

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