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Display of voters’ register to tackle multiple registration, says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that the nationwide display of voters’ register is aimed at putting records straight to avoid encumbrances during the forthcoming general elections. A statement from the commission in Abuja yesterday said the exercise, which begins tomorrow, November 6 to Monday, November 12, 2018 […]

‘How virtual polling units may mar 2019 elections’
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‘How virtual polling units may mar 2019 elections’

• INEC says allegation baseless, affirms neutrality • ICT experts task electoral umpire on credibility The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was warned yesterday that the credibility of its elections in 2019 may be threatened by electronic manipulation. It was further told that the manipulation was being planned by some […]

Executive Orders: Separation of powers as enshrined in the constitution must be jealously guided – Akinlolu (SAN)
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Executive Orders: Separation of powers as enshrined in the constitution must be jealously guided – Akinlolu (SAN)

Akinlolu The Federal High Court, Abuja, recently upheld the constitutionality of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Executive Orders. The judgment has been eliciting reactions from lawyers, some of whom have vowed to challenge it in higher courts. In an interview with Bridget Chiedu Onochie, an Abuja-based Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Kehinde Akinlolu, […]

2019 polls in focus as CSOS debate electoral integrity
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2019 polls in focus as CSOS debate electoral integrity

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu( right), INEC National Commissioner, Festus Okoye and Chief Executive Officer, Zabe Software, Khalil Halilu, at the Conference on Electoral Integrity in Nigeria, organised by CDD As the 2019 electoral process shapes up, especially with the conclusion of political party primaries, conversations around how to promote […]

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Osun 2018: Observer urges INEC to probe cancellation of result

Election Monitor (EM), one of the accredited observers of the recently concluded Osun State election, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to further investigate circumstances that led to declaring the September 22, 2018 election inconclusive. The EM Coordinator, Mr. Abiodun Ajijola, while presenting a comprehensive report of […]

No extension of deadline for candidates’ list, INEC insists
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No extension of deadline for candidates’ list, INEC insists

INEC chairman Prof Mahmoud Yakubu • Ekiti Poll Tribunal Admits 11 LGs, 109 Wards Electoral Materials As Exhibits The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it would not extend the deadline for submission of list of candidates’ names by political parties for next year’s general elections. Chief Press Secretary to […]

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PDP warns against submission of unauthorised names to INEC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned against submission of unauthorised names of candidates to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). A statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, yesterday in Abuja, said the party had officially submitted names of candidates for National Assembly elections to the NEC […]

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PDP warns against submission of unauthorized names to INEC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned against submission of unauthorised names of candidates to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan on Friday in Abuja, said that PDP had officially submitted names of candidates for National Assembly elections to […]

KEDCO boss sees maximum benefits from Buhari’s second term
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KEDCO boss sees maximum benefits from Buhari’s second term

Dr. Jamilu Isyaku Gwamna speaking during at stakeholders meeting at APC Square in Gombe. • APC insists on fielding Zamfara candidates  The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) says nothing would stop it from fielding candidates for all elective positions in Zamfara State for next year’s poll, stressing that the Independent National Electoral […]

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Osun Poll: Adeleke files petition at tribunal

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Gubernatorial Candidate in the just concluded election in Osun, Sen. Ademola Adeleke, on Tuesday filed a petition at the tribunal challenging the outcome of the poll. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the petition was brought against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), […]

Credible elections: The press must put pressure on politicians to get it right – Okowa
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Credible elections: The press must put pressure on politicians to get it right – Okowa

Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has challenged journalists to put pressure on politicians to ensure they do promote free, fair and credible elections in the country. The governor gave the charge on Friday at the 14th All Nigerian Editors Conference with the theme, “Credible […]

Oshiomhole alleges bias as INEC bars Zamfara APC
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Oshiomhole alleges bias as INEC bars Zamfara APC

• Party chair insists it will field candidates • No legal backdoor to escape sanction, say lawyers • Again, aggrieved governors storm Aso Rock • Court nullifies Rivers’ APC guber nomination, primaries The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomhole yesterday accused the Independent National Electoral Commission […]

Osun election: Police throw tear gas at Secondus, Saraki, others during Abuja protest
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Osun election: Police throw tear gas at Secondus, Saraki, others during Abuja protest

PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus during the protest in Abuja… yesterday PHOTO: LUCY LADIDI ELUKPO • Aregbesola Knocks Protesters, As Ganduje Presents Governor-Elect To Buhari The Nigerian Police, yesterday, threw tear gas at top leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who staged a peaceful protest against the alleged roles […]

Osun poll: Aregbesola reacts to PDP leaders protest
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Osun poll: Aregbesola reacts to PDP leaders protest

Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Governor State of Osun. Osun state Governor Rauf Aregbesola, Friday, condemned the protest by leaders and members of opposition party,the Peoples Democratic Party, over the outcome of the Osun gubernatorial election. Nigeria’s Senate President Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara, and the national […]

Police allegedly harass Saraki, Dino Melaye, others during Osun election protest
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Police allegedly harass Saraki, Dino Melaye, others during Osun election protest

The Nigerian Police Force on Friday allegedly harassed members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during their protest against the just concluded Osun state governorship election. The protest was led by leaders of the PDP including the president of the Nigerian Senate Bukola, Sokoto state governor Aminu Tambuwal, senators […]