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Game machinations refer to any other fraudulent deceitful, unfair, or dishonest means or manner employed for the purpose of influencing the result of any game, race, or sports contest.
Describing the council as inward and insular, the report says: "Over time, residents and service users' needs and rights have become submerged beneath an increasingly complex set of bureaucratic machinations.
'The APC and their rejected candidate should, therefore, end their desperation to forcefully take over the state as no amount of machination, intimidation, threats or even arrests and detention can subjugate the people of Ekiti state, on any score, let alone, on their governorship election.'
"By its nature, incriminatory machinations refer to acts done for mere vexing, harassing or injuring one's adversary and which tend to directly cause false prosecution.
The party stated: 'These attacks, threats and intimidation targeted at influential Nigerians, particularly, past leaders, show clearly that the APC and the Buhari Presidency are very scared of their inevitable defeat in the 2019 general elections and now seek to apply all machinations to overheat the polity and ostensibly frustrate the process.'
Are they rocking the President's boat or is the President part of their political machinations? If they are rocking his boat, then it is high time they threw in the towel and left Uhuru with people who have the interest of the nation.
Political intrigues and machinations are scuttling all the efforts.
Looks like international cricket is just around the corner in Pakistan and Indian machinations, that kept foreign teams from touring Pakistan after the Qaddafi Stadium attack in 2009, have crashed.
Looks like international cricket is just around the corner in Pakistan and Indian machinations, that kept foreign teamsfrom touring Pakistan after the Qaddafi Stadium attack in 2009, have crashed.
He said people who served their nations with their whole heart would not become tools in the hands of terrorists and their machinations.
'We are aware, we have been informed of machinations by the ruling government and the ruling party who are mortally afraid of any form of election to disrupt our convention to ensure that we don't have presidential candidate
ISLAMABAD -- The Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has said that the Kashmiris will resist any machinations over the Article 35-A that grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir in Indian constitution.