President Buhari mourns death of APC supporters in Port Harcourt

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A statement signed by Fr. Atta Barkindo, Head of Secretariat of the National Peace Committee, The Kukah Centre, says "Both President Clinton and Baroness Scotland will deliver goodwill messages at the signing ceremony of the "National Peace Accord", which will hold at Abuja International Conference Centre on 13 February".

He stated this on Wednesday when the Commonwealth Secretary-General, Rt. Hon.

The planned trip was facilitated by the Kofi Annan Foundation and the National Peace Committee.

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But in a statement on Monday, Angel Ureña, Clinton's spokesperson, said the former president's visit to the country might be politicised in a way that is not in line with the goals of the committee.

A number of people were killed in a stampede at a rally in support of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, local officials from his party said.

The director, Media & Publicity of the Campaign Organisation, Kola Ologbondiyan, who displayed proof of payment to the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) for use of the venue, earlier billed for yesterday, described what he called "Buhari's assault on Atiku campaign", as the last kicks of a dying horse.

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"President Clinton appreciates General Abdulsalami Abubakar and the Nigerian National Peace Committee's invitation to travel to Nigeria", the statement read.

Two electoral commission offices housing voting materials were burned down within a week, the country's electoral body said Sunday.

"This is a crucial time in Nigeria, and President Clinton is hopeful that the election's outcome reflects the will of the Nigerian people".

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Addressing the gathering shortly after the arrival of the guests, Abubakar who is also the Chairman of the NPC urged political parties to function as effective actors for peace before, during, and after the elections.