Friday, November 16, 2018

Tag "elections"

    Ahead of Anambra poll, IPOB insists Igbo must boycott ALL south-east elections

Ahead of Anambra poll, IPOB insists Igbo must boycott ALL south-east elections

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has again asked the Igbo to boycott all elections that will be conducted in the south-east.The group said beginning with the November 18 Anambra governorship election, there should be no voting in the region "to prove we are no longer interested in anything concerning Nigeria".IPOB had asked the government to conduct a referendum in [...]

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    Kenya electoral official ‘murdered’ seven days before election

Kenya electoral official ‘murdered’ seven days before election

Chris Musando, information and communication technology (ICT) director of the Kenyan Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), has been killed just seven days before the country's general election.According to Reuters,  the electoral body said Musando was tortured before he died.He was reportedly seen last on Friday last week.Musando was said to be one of the few people that had knowledge about [...]

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    Politics of promises — promises of politics

Politics of promises — promises of politics

BY PHILIPS CHIDUMEBI See these lives, resting on your lips And the tears words fall on, shaping the deep seas, See as legs trail before they sink, If we sleep to dream, when do we wake? The reality is, politics as an institution was crafted for the sake of order. To have people solely responsible for carrying out stringent actions for the balance of nations [...]

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    REVEALED: What 1.2m Nigerians told Buhari before 2015 election

REVEALED: What 1.2m Nigerians told Buhari before 2015 election

Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing, has revealed "what President Muhammadu Buhari did to win the 2015 general election". Speaking over the weekend in Benin, Fashola said elections are won based on polls, campaigns, analysis, and proper planning and not by any occultic drive. "We have seen that elections are conducted in other parts on the basis of polls, campaigns, [...]

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    We haven’t discussed Clinton’s prosecution, says Trump aide

We haven’t discussed Clinton’s prosecution, says Trump aide

Kellyanne Conway, campaign manager of Donald Trump, says there has been no discussion on the appointment of a prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton’s past practices while serving as President Barack Obama’s secretary of state.Conway  said this on Thursday in New York, in response to a question on the appointment of a prosecutor over the threat Trump made in an election [...]

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    INEC chairman should be worried, says Fayose

INEC chairman should be worried, says Fayose

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, says Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), ought to be worried over the spate of inconclusive elections conducted in the past year.Reacting to the postponement of the Rivers state rerun elections and the alleged irregularity recorded in the Imo north senatorial election, Fayose wondered how INEC would be able to [...]

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    Clinton boasts double-digit lead as support for Trump plunges

Clinton boasts double-digit lead as support for Trump plunges

Hillary Clinton, the US presumptive democratic nominee, is holding a 12-point lead over her Republican rival, Donald Trump, as support for the latter tumbled in the past month, a poll released on Sunday showed.Clinton enjoys 51 per cent of support among Americans, up by seven points from May, compared to Trump's 39 per cent, which is down by seven points, [...]

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    INEC suspends election in 2 more Rivers LGAs

INEC suspends election in 2 more Rivers LGAs

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended the re-run legislative elections in two more local government areas of Rivers state.Aneidi Ikoiwak, resident electoral commissioner for the state, told journalists in Port Harcourt on Sunday that the elections were suspended due to irregularities and violence.[...]

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    10 political parties say no to election postponement

10 political parties say no to election postponement

Ten political parties under the aegis of the coalition of progressive political parties have rejected the call for the postponement of the 2015 elections.The political parties are Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM), African Peoples Alliance (APA), Kowa Party, Mega Progressives Peoples Party (MPPP), Social Democratic Party (SDP), African Democratic Congress (ADC), Hope Democratic Party (HDP), United Progressive Party (UPP) and Democratic [...]

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    Youths protest against ‘alleged plans to postpone elections’

Youths protest against ‘alleged plans to postpone elections’

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    Is democracy only skin-deep? (2)

Is democracy only skin-deep? (2)

Continuing from my last article on the above subject matter, a very interesting phenomenon has crept into our consciousness. It is the new romance of Nollywood, Nigeria’s entertainment industry, with politics. Off the cuff, I can recollect that the following artistes are angling for one political office or the other: 9ice, Desmond Elliot, Julius Agwu, Kate Henshaw, Tony Tetuila (bleached [...]

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    Is democracy only skin-deep?

Is democracy only skin-deep?

We are meant to write in this forum about how the Nigerian youth, especially, can make informed decisions about the upcoming 2015 elections; how they should ensure they vote the right people; how they should try and understand the meaning and import of democracy. But sometimes, one gets depressed and feels it’s rather pointless. Will anything ever change? Well, I [...]

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    INEC notifies Osun electorate of 2015 general election

INEC notifies Osun electorate of 2015 general election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Osun announced on Wednesday that it had published notice of the 2015 general election in line with its timetable and schedule.Mrs Adenike Tadese, the chief public affairs officer of the commission, said the notice had been displayed at the headquarters and local government offices across the state.A statement signed by Mrs Tadese said the [...]

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    Osun, Ekiti voters get 1.1m permanent voter cards

Osun, Ekiti voters get 1.1m permanent voter cards

INEC has distributed 1, 108,495 permanent voter cards (PVCs) to people who registered in 2011 in Ekiti and Osun.A statement issued by Mr Kayode Idowu, the Chief Press Secretary to INEC chairman, on Thursday in Abuja said the distributed cards were from 1,913,825 cards printed for the two states.It said the commission had also conducted Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) for [...]

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    Mauritania’s President to run again

Mauritania’s President to run again

Mauritania's President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz handed in his papers on Thursday to stand for reelection in a vote on June 21 he is a strong favorite to win. The constitutional court said in a statement he was the first candidate to do so. Abdel Aziz came to power in an army coup in 2008, won an election the next year and [...]

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