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    Dogara heads Ondo PDP governorship screening committee

Dogara heads Ondo PDP governorship screening committee

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has picked  Yakubu Dogara, former speaker of the house of representatives, to head its screening committee for the Ondo governorship primary election. Dogara is expected to work alongside four others to screen the party's aspirants for the Ondo governorship election. In a statement, Austin Akobundu, national organising secretary of the PDP, said nomination of members of the [...]

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    EXTRA: Obaseki has ‘officially defecated’ — PDP Vanguard Forum in smelly blunder

EXTRA: Obaseki has ‘officially defecated’ — PDP Vanguard Forum in smelly blunder

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Vanguard Forum says Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, has "officially defecated" to the party. Obaseki announced his defection from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the PDP on Friday. In a Twitter post (now deleted), the forum said some members of the state house of assembly and the state executive council also moved with the governor to [...]

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    Obaseki: Some politicians importing thugs, arms into Edo

Obaseki: Some politicians importing thugs, arms into Edo

Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo, says he received intelligence reports on some politicians who are importing thugs and firearms into the state to cause mayhem. In a statement on Thursday, in Benin, the state capital, Crusoe Osagie, special adviser to the governor on media and communications strategy, said hoodlums are being imported into the state through riverine communities. He said the [...]

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    Obaseki’s aide: APC aspirant for Edo guber election can’t emerge in Abuja

Obaseki’s aide: APC aspirant for Edo guber election can’t emerge in Abuja

The Edo state government says it is illegal for the Adams Oshiomhole faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to settle for a candidate for the governorship election. Ize-Iyamu, then candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), vied against Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, in 2016. But he defected to the APC in December. Oshiomhole is reportedly backing him for the [...]

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    Guber poll: Edo APC kicks as NWC adopts direct primary

Guber poll: Edo APC kicks as NWC adopts direct primary

The Edo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has kicked against the decision of the national working committee (NWC) to adopt direct primary for electing the party's candidate for the 2020 governorship election. At a meeting in Abuja on Friday, the NWC led by Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the ruling party, agreed on the mode for the primary. Direct [...]

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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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