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    Bill seeking to establish electoral offences commission passes second reading at senate

Bill seeking to establish electoral offences commission passes second reading at senate

A bill seeking to establish a commission for electoral offences has passed second reading at the senate. The bill entitled: "National Electoral Offences Commission and for other related matters, 2019", is being sponsored by Abubakar Kyari, senator representing Borno north. Leading a debate on it, he said the bill would serve as a deterrence to offenders. "Electoral crimes help electoral riggers and offenders take control of [...]

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    Forgery: INEC to display credentials of Edo, Ondo guber candidates

Forgery: INEC to display credentials of Edo, Ondo guber candidates

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will display personal credentials of political aspirants ahead of the governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states to enable public scrutiny. Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, disclosed this during a meeting with resident electoral commissioners in Abuja, on Friday. This development is coming after the supreme court sacked David Lyon, the former governor-elect of Bayelsa [...]

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    General election ‘should be conducted’ in one day

General election ‘should be conducted’ in one day

The Center for Liberty (CFL), a civil society organisation, says conducting general election in a day would significantly curb incidents of rigging, violence and reduce costs. In a statement signed by Ariyo-Dare Atoye, Deji Adeyanju and Raphael Adebayo, its co-conveners, CFL asked the national assembly to immediately amend the electoral act to accommodate “full biometrics for accreditation and electronic collation of [...]

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    ‘Thugs’ set INEC office on fire in Imo

‘Thugs’ set INEC office on fire in Imo

JThe office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Orlu, Imo state, has been set on fire. Suspected political thugs were said to have torched the building on Monday morning, destroying electoral materials before it was quenched. Orlando Ikeokwu, police spokesman in the state, said the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. He  said the command has deployed officers in [...]

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    Blockchain technology can ‘solve Nigeria’s electoral problems’

Blockchain technology can ‘solve Nigeria’s electoral problems’

Toks Olaoluwa, managing partner of Globenova Corporation, Canada, says Blockchain technology can solve the challenges that come with electoral processes. Olaoluwa said this while speaking at the Blockchain Technology Summit held in Victoria Island, Lagos. He said Blockchain is a breakthrough technology that enables trusted digital registration and "exchange of just about anything" .​ Olaoluwa explained that Blockchain technology can help solve all [...]

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    We must accept supreme court judgement on Imo, says Atiku

We must accept supreme court judgement on Imo, says Atiku

Atiku Abubakar, former vice president, says the supreme court judgement on Imo state governorship election must be respected. On Tuesday, the supreme court sacked Emeka Ihedioha as governor of Imo, affirming Hope Uzodinma, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the winner of the March 9 governorship election in the state. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Ihedioha winner of [...]

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    Atiku to PDP: Our focus should be on rebuilding the party — not elections

Atiku to PDP: Our focus should be on rebuilding the party — not elections

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has asked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to focus on strengthening and rebuilding the party. In a tweet on Saturday morning, the presidential candidate of the opposition party in the 2019 election said the time is not yet ripe for the discussion of elections. He said the party's priority at the moment should be on how to tackle the challenges [...]

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    Galadima: If appointed INEC chairman, I’ll conduct elections without one kobo from FG

Galadima: If appointed INEC chairman, I’ll conduct elections without one kobo from FG

Buba Galadima, an elder statesman, says if he is appointed chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), he would not rely on the federal government for funds to conduct elections. Speaking in an interview with Daily Independent, Galadima said he would get funding from donor agencies. Galadima, a former ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, alleged that the president conspired with security agencies, INEC [...]

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    PDP BoT chairman: We’ll soon begin search for 2023 presidential candidate

PDP BoT chairman: We’ll soon begin search for 2023 presidential candidate

Walid Jibrin, chairman of the party's board of trustees (BoT), made this known at a press conference in Kaduna state on Thursday. The party which ruled for 16 years had lost power in 2015 when incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) defeated former President Goodluck Jonathan. Buhari also defeated Atiku Abubakar, PDP's candidate during the 2019 presidential election. Responding [...]

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    Start fulfilling your campaign promises, Buhari tells APC govs after s’court verdicts

Start fulfilling your campaign promises, Buhari tells APC govs after s’court verdicts

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated governors elected under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) over their victory at the supreme court. On Wednesday, the apex court upheld the election of eight governors, including five of the ruling party. They are Dapo Abiodun (Ogun), Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos), Nasir el-Rufai (Kaduna), Bello Masari (Katsina), and Abdullahi Sule (Nasarawa). In a statement on Friday, [...]

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    UK results: Boris Johnson returns to power as Conservatives win

UK results: Boris Johnson returns to power as Conservatives win

Boris Johnson, prime minister of the UK, will to return to office after his party, the Conservatives, won majority seats in the general election.  According to the BBC, with just a handful of seats left to declare in the election, the party, also known as the Tory, will get a sweeping majority. Johnson said the victory will give him a mandate to [...]

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    Goje: I started running in the era of Shagari… I won’t contest any election again

Goje: I started running in the era of Shagari… I won’t contest any election again

Danjuma Goje, senator representing Gombe central, says he will not contest any election again. Goje said this on Sunday while speaking at an empowerment programme for his constituents in Gombe. The senator said he would remain an active member of All Progressives Congress (APC) and participate in all activities of the party. "I strongly believe that Allah (SWT) has been extremely kind to [...]

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    Dickson: It’s an insult to say there was an election in Bayelsa

Dickson: It’s an insult to say there was an election in Bayelsa

Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa state, says it is an insult to the people of the state to refer to what happened on November 16 as an election. Speaking to journalists in Abuja on Monday, Dickson alleged security agents conspired with All Progressives Congress (APC) "thugs" to bring already prepared result sheets into the state. David Lyon, candidate of the APC, defeated [...]

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    The fight against gladiators and other factors that worked against Melaye

The fight against gladiators and other factors that worked against Melaye

Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) defeated Dino Melaye, his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rival, to reclaim his position as senator representing Kogi west. Melaye had sent Adeyemi packing from the senate in 2015. Melaye also floored him in the February 28, 2019 election. However, Adeyemi did not rest on his oars. For him, the battle did not end after [...]

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    CDD: Kogi supplementary poll is an opportunity for INEC to address many flaws

CDD: Kogi supplementary poll is an opportunity for INEC to address many flaws

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) says Saturday’s supplementary election in Kogi west senatorial district is an opportunity for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to address many flaws. In a statement on Friday in Abuja, Idayat Hassan, CDD director, said the November 16 election in the state was tainted by electoral malpractices and violence. Olayinde Lawal, the returning officer, [...]

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    Appeal court upholds Tambuwal’s election

Appeal court upholds Tambuwal’s election

The appeal court sitting in Sokoto has upheld the election of Aminu Tambuwal as governor of the state.  A four-man panel in a unanimous decision upheld Tambuwal’s election after dismissing the appeal filed by Ahmed Aliyu, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress(APC), for lacking merit. In October, the governorship election tribunal affirmed the victory of Tambuwal, candidate of the Peoples Democratic [...]

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