Sunday, June 16, 2019

Tag "Electoral Act"

    Keyamo on server results: Court will rule based on electoral act — not social media videos

Keyamo on server results: Court will rule based on electoral act — not social media videos

Festus Keyamo, spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign, says courts will only deliver judgments based on the provisions of the electoral act and not videos circulating on social media.Keyamo was reacting to videos where some Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) staff said the commission planned to transmit results of the 2019 elections electronically.Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    INEC may deregister over 80 parties

INEC may deregister over 80 parties

Less than 10 political parties may survive being deregistered by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) should the commission decide to run with the amended constitutional provision to deregister parties.At least, 70 parties participated in the 2019 elections, an alteration on the 1999 constitution. However,  section 225 of the constitution as amended empowers INEC deregister political parties on grounds of:“a. [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    2018 Electoral Act: What Buhari should do

2018 Electoral Act: What Buhari should do

It is in moments like this, when elections are fast approaching, that you see the really immature democratic character of Nigerians. The desperation, the reckless vituperation, the unbridled partisanship show that Nigerians do not realise that elections, as a former Indian Prime Minister, Indira Ghandi, once said, should not be so much about those who win or lose as about [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Dogara describes FG’s cash disbursement as highest form of corruption

Dogara describes FG’s cash disbursement as highest form of corruption

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has expressed worry over the distribution of cash to the public ahead of the 2019 general election.Through its TraderMoni scheme, the federal government has been giving N10,000 loans to petty traders.Speaking at public hearing on vote-buying organised by senate and house of representatives committees on electoral and political party matters, Dogara said [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Reps probe ‘corruption’ in conduct of primaries by political parties

Reps probe ‘corruption’ in conduct of primaries by political parties

The house of representatives has commenced an investigation on the alleged violation of the electoral act by political parties in the primaries to choose candidates for the 2019 general election.The house on Thursday set up an ad hoc committee to look into the matter, charging it to determine whether the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) colluded with the parties to [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Reps pass electoral amendment bill but differ with senate on campaign finance limit

Reps pass electoral amendment bill but differ with senate on campaign finance limit

The house of representatives has passed a bill amending the electoral act, a day after the senate passed a similar bill.The lower legislative chamber passed the amendment on Wednesday after Aishatu Dukku, chairman of committee on INEC, presented a report of the joint committee on INEC.In August, President Muhammadu Buhari rejected the bill for a second time -- it had [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    ‘Provision for card readers, spending limits for candidates’ — senate passes electoral act amendment

‘Provision for card readers, spending limits for candidates’ — senate passes electoral act amendment

The senate has passed a bill amending the electoral act.The bill was passed on Tuesday after Suleiman Nazif, chairman of the committee on INEC, presented a report on the floor of the senate.In August, President Muhammadu Buhari rejected the bill because of some issues the lawmakers failed to address during revision to the bill.After addressing the concerns of the president, [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    EFCC: We’ve placed top politicians under surveillance to check vote-buying

EFCC: We’ve placed top politicians under surveillance to check vote-buying

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it is tracking financing of campaign by political parties, as part of new measures to tackle vote-buying.Wilson Uwajuren, EFCC spokesman, said this in a statement on Friday. He said the anti-graft agency is out to prosecute anyone involved in the practice of vote-buying.Uwajuren said those offering financial inducements for votes as well [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    PDP on N45m form: INEC must penalise Buhari for violating electoral act

PDP on N45m form: INEC must penalise Buhari for violating electoral act

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to hold President Muhammadu Buhari culpable for “violating” provisions of the electoral act.The PDP said this on Thursday while reacting to the presidential nomination form bought for Buhari by a group known as the National Coordinator of Nigeria Consolidation Ambassador Network (NCAN).On Wednesday, the group presented a [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Oshiomhole says APC must comply with electoral guidelines during primaries

Oshiomhole says APC must comply with electoral guidelines during primaries

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has pledged to ensure compliance with the electoral guidelines during its forthcoming primaries.Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the APC, gave the assurance while speaking with state house correspondents after the APC caucus meeting held at the presidential villa, Abuja, on Tuesday.He said the upcoming primaries were discussed based on the timetable and schedule of activities for [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Secondus asks Buhari to sign electoral act amendment

Secondus asks Buhari to sign electoral act amendment

Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the electoral act amendment.In a statement on Tuesday, Ike Abonyi, media aide to the PDP chairman, quoted Secondus as saying this when he received Atahiru Bafarawa, former governor of Sokoto, and Ibrahim Dankwambo, governor of Gombe - both presidential aspirants.The aspirants were at [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    N’assembly sends electoral act amendment bill to Buhari for assent

N’assembly sends electoral act amendment bill to Buhari for assent

The national assembly has sent the new amendment to the electoral act to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent.On March 13, Buhari refused to give assent to the amendment to the act which was initially sent to him.The bill had a section which reordered the sequence of polls ahead of the 2019 elections.The president explained that amending section 25 of the [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    ‘No e-voting, card readers compulsory for accreditation’ — the new electoral act adopted by reps 

‘No e-voting, card readers compulsory for accreditation’ — the new electoral act adopted by reps 

The house of representatives has proposed that smart card readers must be used for accreditation before elections are conducted in any polling unit.The proposal is contained in a bill which seeks to amend the provisions of the electoral act. It was considered by the committee of the whole on Thursday.The bill — which has 41 clauses — also proposes that [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    After rejection by Buhari, senate reintroduces election reordering bill

After rejection by Buhari, senate reintroduces election reordering bill

The senate has reintroduced the bill to amend the electoral act.It passed first reading after the short title of the bill was read by the clerk of the senate on Tuesday.The development comes after the reintroduction of the bill by the house of representatives, last week.On March 13, President Muhammadu Buhari rejected the bill.The president had said amending section 25 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Court orders n’assembly to suspend action on election reordering bill

Court orders n’assembly to suspend action on election reordering bill

The federal high court, Abuja, has ordered the national assembly to suspend actions on the electoral act.President Muhammadu Buhari rejected amendment to the act on Tuesday.In a letter to both chambers of the national assembly, the president said the amendment to the "sequence of elections in section 25 of the principal act, may infringe upon the constitutionally guaranteed discretion of [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    2019: Reps amend electoral act, say presidential poll should hold last

2019: Reps amend electoral act, say presidential poll should hold last

The house of representatives has amended the electoral act, 2010.The lawmakers proposed that presidential election should be held last after state governorship and house of assembly elections.The first election to be conducted, in the new order, would be that of the national assembly.The amendment followed the adoption of the report of the committee on electoral matters chaired by Aisha Dukku, [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Exchange Rates

June 14, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS362475413
KANO361474413
PH361475412
ABUJA362476413
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement