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    Guber election: INEC raises alarm over possible violence in Kogi, Bayelsa

Guber election: INEC raises alarm over possible violence in Kogi, Bayelsa

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says warning signs of potential violence in Kogi and Bayelsa is a cause for concern.Speaking on Friday at the inter-agency consultative committee on election security (ICCES) meeting organised by the commission, Yakubu said both states are politically violent.He called on security agencies to ensure adequate response to any form of disruption [...]

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    YIAGA: Kogi, Bayelsa guber polls must be credible

YIAGA: Kogi, Bayelsa guber polls must be credible

YIAGA Africa, a policy advocacy group, has called for peaceful and credible governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states.In a statement on Monday, Samson Itodo, YIAGA África executive director, however, said informed citizen participation is essential for the polls to be free and fair.He also said the organisation has met various stakeholders to ensure successful conduct of the exercise.The two [...]

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    Atiku: INEC chairman should be appointed by the judiciary

Atiku: INEC chairman should be appointed by the judiciary

Atiku Abubakar, former presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has advocated a review of the procedure for the appointment of the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).Atiku said the chairman of the electoral body should be appointed by the judiciary, not the president as is currently being done.In  a statement on Monday, the former vice-president said [...]

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    Jonathan gets international appointment

Jonathan gets international appointment

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has emerged chairman of the International Summit Council for Peace (ISCP), a body made up of mainly African former presidents. Jonathan assumed this role on Friday during the international leadership conference in Johannesburg, South Africa.While delivering a keynote address at the conference, the former Nigerian president called on the African Union (AU) to set minimum acceptable standards for appointing the [...]

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    Sesugh Akume sues Ortom over delay in LG poll

Sesugh Akume sues Ortom over delay in LG poll

Sesugh Akume, a businessman in Benue, has sued Samuel Ortom, governor of the state, over the government's delay in conducting local government elections.In a suit filed at the high court in Makurdi, the state capital, Akume accused the governor of appointing his cronies as sole administrators in local governments across the state, thereby denying him the right to participate in [...]

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    Jonathan: People will one day use their votes to remove bad leaders

Jonathan: People will one day use their votes to remove bad leaders

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says improving the standard of elections in Africa will encourage people use their votes to remove bad leaders.Speaking to the SABC News at the Independent Electoral Commission’s Results Operation Centre in Pretoria, Jonathan said the electoral umpire plays an important role in ensuring safe and successful elections.The former president, who is leading an observer mission of [...]

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    Shehu Sani asks lecturers to withdraw from election duty

Shehu Sani asks lecturers to withdraw from election duty

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, has advised university lecturers to pull out from election duty.Reacting to a statement by Attahiru Jega, former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), that some lecturers conspired politicians in Kano state during the general election, Sani asked lecturers to withdraw from elections and "protect the moral sanctity of the academia"."The politicians, through crooked [...]

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    Defence chief justifies involvement of military in 2019 elections

Defence chief justifies involvement of military in 2019 elections

Abayomi Olonisakin, chief of defence staff (CDS), has justified the military involvement in the 2019 general election, saying it was part of their constitutional duties.Olonisakin made this known at the ongoing orientation programme for senators-elect and members of the house of representatives-elect in Abuja on Thursday.The military involvement in the elections had been widely criticised as unconstitutional and a wrong [...]

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    VON DG: Buhari has ended era of vote-buying

VON DG: Buhari has ended era of vote-buying

Osita Okechukwu, director-general of the Voice of Nigeria, says President Muhammadu Buhari has ended vote-buying in elections.He also said the president has ended the era of "writing election results in hotels".Okechukwu said this at a national dialogue on curbing vote-buying and selling, organised by the National Orientation Agency (NOA) in Abuja on Tuesday.Nigeria's elections have usually been affected with incidents [...]

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    Apostle Suleman: Don’t go to court when you lose elections, go home

Apostle Suleman: Don’t go to court when you lose elections, go home

Johnson Suleman, founder of Omega Fire Ministry, has advised politicians who lose elections, to go home, instead of heading to the court.Suleman was addressing his church members on Sunday, in Auchi, Edo state.He advised Nigerians not to kill themselves over the outcome of elections because of politicians who he claimed, are friends."They have discussed your foolishness over dinner. One of the [...]

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    Democracy is not easy to maintain, says Buhari in state broadcast

Democracy is not easy to maintain, says Buhari in state broadcast

President Muhammadu Buhari says democracy is not easy to achieve or maintain, praising the Nigerian people for their tolerance and patience to see democracy thrive in the country.Addressing the nation via a state-wide broadcast on Friday, Buhari urged Nigerians to have faith in the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to deliver on credible elections.The president also asked Nigerians to come [...]

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    Buratai protecting Nigeria’s democracy, says group

Buratai protecting Nigeria’s democracy, says group

The Coalition for Democracy and Good Governance has hailed Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, and the Nigerian Army over "responsiveness to protecting Nigeria’s democracy and the sovereignty of the country".Addressing reporters in Abuja on Thursday, Emmanuel Itodo, executive director of the group, said since the directive for the military to ruthlessly deal with ballot snatchers, he has observed that [...]

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    Uyi Giwa-Osagie: Another victim of intimidation

Uyi Giwa-Osagie: Another victim of intimidation

BY EKWUEME IFEANYICHUKWUThe Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrested Uyi Giwa Osagie, the lawyer and treasurer of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, for alleged money laundering. The arrest of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate's lawyer, is politically motivated.Since Nigeria returned to democratic rule, the Nigerian government has over the years weaponized state apparatus, such as the Nigerian Police [...]

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    Red Cross releases toll-free lines, promises to assist vulnerable during elections

Red Cross releases toll-free lines, promises to assist vulnerable during elections

The Nigerian Red Cross  Society has released toll-free lines for citizens to reach it in the course of the elections.In a statement on Monday, the society said the lines are to help achieve its mandate of alleviating human suffering wherever it is.It added the lines are "to enable everyone in need reach us easily and timely at all times and [...]

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    We won’t allow Obasanjo, PDP kill Nigeria, says ex-Senate president

We won’t allow Obasanjo, PDP kill Nigeria, says ex-Senate president

Former Senate President Ameh Ebute says the alliance between ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo and leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will wreak havoc on Nigeria.The elder statesman made this claim at a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday.Ebute, who leads the Congress for Patriotic Citizens (CPC), therefore, called on Nigerians to rise up to the challenge of confronting and subduing [...]

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    Benue APC chieftain shot dead

Benue APC chieftain shot dead

Boniface Okoloho, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ohimini local government area of Benue state, has been killed.He was said to have been ambushed and shot dead by unknown gunmen on his way home on Saturday night.Moses Yamu, spokesman of the police command told TheCable on Sunday: "I can confirm the APC chairman in the area was killed. [...]

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