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Direct primaries: Now that APC governors have vindicated Ortom

    Direct primaries: Now that APC governors have vindicated Ortom

BY BENJAMIN NGUTSAV When Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, raised genuine concerns over the decision of the national assembly to amend the electoral act and compel all political parties

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Yahaya Bello: Governors are not afraid of direct primary — but there should be options

    Yahaya Bello: Governors are not afraid of direct primary — but there should be options

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi, says governors are not completely against the adoption of direct primary for political parties to select candidates. Direct primary entails that all party members would

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Gbaja: We want electoral act that doesn’t compromise Nigeria’s sovereignty

    Gbaja: We want electoral act that doesn’t compromise Nigeria’s sovereignty

Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, says the ninth national assembly is working to ensure that the electoral act amendment bill doesn’t compromise Nigeria’s sovereignty, when signed into

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Jega, the electoral act and 2023 

    Jega, the electoral act and 2023 

Recently Prof Attahiru Jega, former INEC chairman, shared his thoughts on the amended electoral Act that is yet to be signed into law. His views are important because he is

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Saraki to n’assembly: Don’t make direct primary poll compulsory for parties

  Saraki to n’assembly: Don’t make direct primary poll compulsory for parties

Bukola Saraki, former president of the senate, says the national assembly should not make direct primary poll compulsory for political

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Electoral act amendment bill will be passed in second quarter, says senator

  Electoral act amendment bill will be passed in second quarter, says senator

Kabiru Gaya, chairman of the senate committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says the electoral act amendment bill

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‘Fix electoral act and pack your bags’ — ex-Atiku campaign spokesman tackles FG

  ‘Fix electoral act and pack your bags’ — ex-Atiku campaign spokesman tackles FG

Segun Showunmi, former spokesman of the Atiku Campaign Organisation, says the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government no longer has anything

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Allowing underage married girls to vote may impede Nigeria’s electoral process

  Allowing underage married girls to vote may impede Nigeria’s electoral process

Who would have thought that some “stakeholders” will propose that married underage girls be recognised as eligible voters? Anyway, it

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CSOs ask n’assembly to uphold citizens’ recommendations on new electoral law

  CSOs ask n’assembly to uphold citizens’ recommendations on new electoral law

Some civil society organisations (CSOs) have called on the national assembly to uphold citizens’ recommendations in developing a new electoral

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National assembly wants voting right for married underage girls

  National assembly wants voting right for married underage girls

The national assembly joint committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is recommending that married underage girls be recognised

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