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    PHOTOS: Journalists ‘keep vigil’ at INEC headquarters

PHOTOS: Journalists ‘keep vigil’ at INEC headquarters

Journalists are currently outside the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral (INEC) awaiting the final pronouncement on the presidential and national assembly elections.With their cameras and recorders set, the reporters are expecting the electoral body to make an official position on the elections.INEC had summoned an emergency meeting based on the logistics challenges in some states. At the end of [...]

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    UNESCO-funded study predicts low youth turn out for elections

UNESCO-funded study predicts low youth turn out for elections

There will be low youth turn out for the February 16 presidential election, and the March 2, gubernatorial elections, a study has revealed.The study titled "role of youth-led organisations in peaceful elections and political participation of young people" was conducted as part of the UNESCO Youth Civic Engagement Initiative.The study was implemented in Lagos state by One African Child [...]

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    We are looking up to you, ECOWAS tells Nigeria on elections

We are looking up to you, ECOWAS tells Nigeria on elections

Ellen Johnson SirLeaf, head of ECOWAS observation mission, say Nigeria has to get it right in the February 16 presidential and parliamentary elections because West Africa is looking up to the country.She said this when she led a delegation of seven to the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room in Abuja on the eve of the presidential election.The former president of [...]

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    Niger PDP guber candidate re-arraigned for ‘fraud’ on election eve

Niger PDP guber candidate re-arraigned for ‘fraud’ on election eve

Umar Nasko, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Niger state, has been re-arraigned over alleged fraud.He was re-arraigned alongside Babangida Aliyu, former governor, and Tanko Beji, state chairman of the PDP on Wednesday.The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) charged them with alleged diversion of N2 billion.The anti-graft agency had arraigned them over the charge in April 2017 [...]

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    INEC: We’ve replaced burnt card readers in Anambra

INEC: We’ve replaced burnt card readers in Anambra

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has replaced the card readers destroyed at the head office of the commission in Anambra state on Tuesday.A container laden with card readers was burnt at the commission office in Awka, the state capital. Festus Okoye, a national commissioner of INEC, had said 4,635 card readers were destroyed in the inferno.But [...]

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    Kogi senator survives auto crash on election eve

Kogi senator survives auto crash on election eve

Ahmed Ogembe, senator representing Kogi central, on Friday survived an auto crash along the Abuja-Lokoja road on his way to Okene for elections.Duke Opeyemi, special adviser on media and publicity to the Senator, disclosed this in a telephone interview with NAN.He said the accident occurred at 9am on Friday, at Gegu community in Kotonkarfe local government area of the state.Ogembe [...]

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    Oshiomhole: INEC believes everything PDP says

Oshiomhole: INEC believes everything PDP says

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) believes everything the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says.Speaking at a press briefing in Abuja, on Wednesday, Oshiomhole alleged that the INEC was working to the advantage of the PDP, adding that the commission has been very unfair to the ruling party.While responding to [...]

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    Okorocha to Ndigbo: We may not get presidency till 2035 if we don’t vote for Buhari

Okorocha to Ndigbo: We may not get presidency till 2035 if we don’t vote for Buhari

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says Igbos may not get a chance at presidency if they fail to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday. The governor spoke at zonal rallies in Okigwe area of the state and Owerri, the state capital.Okorocha expressed regret that "some Igbo politicians are campaigning to deceive the Igbo again as they did in 2015".He [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari rounds off campaign in Katsina as Atiku ends his in Adamawa

PHOTOS: Buhari rounds off campaign in Katsina as Atiku ends his in Adamawa

Whatever has a beginning has an end! For President Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the journey which started in November ended on Thursday.Both men are now ready to go head to head in the election of Saturday.Buhari, who is contesting under the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), ended his campaign in his home [...]

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    Buhari to address the nation ahead of elections

Buhari to address the nation ahead of elections

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday address Nigerians by 7pm.Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.He said the address will broadcast on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and Radio Nigeria.The address coming 48 hours to the presidential and national assembly elections."All television, radio stations and other electronic media outlets are enjoined to hook up to the [...]

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