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    INEC: Only one political party has disclosed election expenses (updated)

INEC: Only one political party has disclosed election expenses (updated)

Of the 73 political parties that participated in the 2019 general election, only one disclosed its election expenses as required by the law.Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), disclosed this at the commission’s meeting with party leaders in Abuja on Monday.He, however, did not reveal the name of the party.The electoral act requires political parties to [...]

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    Zamfara APC vows to challenge loss of 2019 elections — despite s’court ruling

Zamfara APC vows to challenge loss of 2019 elections — despite s’court ruling

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara state says it will head to the court to challenge some elective positions being occupied by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Lawali Liman, state chairman of the party, disclosed this while addressing a press conference in Gusau, the state capital, on Wednesday.The party had won all but one elective position during the general election [...]

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    INEC: We experimented with server in Osun, Anambra – NOT during general election

INEC: We experimented with server in Osun, Anambra – NOT during general election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it only used an electronic server as experiment during some state governorship elections in 2018.According to PUNCH, Solomon Soyebi, INEC national commissioner, said the commission jettisoned the idea of using server for this year’s general election over some factors, including the late release of its budget.This comes on the heels of an ongoing [...]

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    One of our officials was shot dead in Rivers, says INEC

One of our officials was shot dead in Rivers, says INEC

Mahmoud Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says one of the ad hoc  staff of the commission was killed at a polling station in Rivers state on Saturday.He disclosed this while addressing reporters at the International Conference Centre (ICC), Abuja, on Sunday.Yakubu identified the deceased as Amakiri Ibisaki but did not say if she is a member [...]

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    FLASHBACK: In 2011, INEC moved elections after voting had started!

FLASHBACK: In 2011, INEC moved elections after voting had started!

Many Nigerians have expressed disappointment that the 2019 general election was postponed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) less than 10 hours to the commencement of the voting process.What about this? In 2011, voting had actually started in some parts of the country when INEC announced that the election had been moved by two days!The national assembly elections were [...]

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    Saraki: It’s time to replace this outdated government

Saraki: It’s time to replace this outdated government

Senate President Bukola Saraki, says it is time for Nigerians to choose competent leadership over outdated one.Saraki, who is also the director general of the PDP presidential campaign council, said this on Sunday, in a statement signed by Yusuph Olaniyonu, his special adviser on media and publicity.The senate leader called on Nigerians to come out en masse and vote for [...]

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    Rivers APC asks INEC to postpone elections

Rivers APC asks INEC to postpone elections

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to postpone elections in the state.INEC had disqualified the APC from contesting the election over the crisis which affected its primaries.There are two factions of the party in the state. One led by Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation while Magnus Abe, a serving senator, [...]

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    CDD to launch election analysis centre in partnership with TheCable, Arise TV

CDD to launch election analysis centre in partnership with TheCable, Arise TV

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) is set to launch an election analysis centre (EAC)  for the general election.Describe "as a one stop shop for analysis", the project is in partnership with TheCable, Arise TV and select media organisations.Idayat Hassan, CDD director said the EAC located at Fraser Suite, 294 Leventis Close, central business district, Abuja, will be officially [...]

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Atiku to Buhari: Don’t use the military to terrorise states you don’t like

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Tuesday, appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari against using the military force to terrorise states he doesn't like.Atiku made the appeal in Jalingo, the Taraba state capital, during the PDP presidential rally in the state.Noting that the major problem of the north was insecurity, the PDP flagbearer promised to provide [...]

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    Wike: FG planning to harass 200 judges who won’t cooperate

Wike: FG planning to harass 200 judges who won’t cooperate

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) government is planning to harass 200 judges who are not willing to cooperate.The governor made this allegation on Sunday at the Greater Evangelism World Crusade in Port Harcourt, the state capital.Wike said that credible intelligence intercepted by him revealed that a minister told a gathering that following the [...]

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    Anti-Onnoghen protesters hit London, asks Nigerians to support Buhari’s anti-graft war

Anti-Onnoghen protesters hit London, asks Nigerians to support Buhari’s anti-graft war

Some Nigerians resident in London have commended President Muhammadu Buhari for suspending Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).At a protest o Wednesday, they welcomed the removal of the judicial chief, saying it is a clear deviation from the several years of impunity.The protesters under the auspices of Arise For A New Nigeria, marched close to 10 Downing street, the Prime [...]

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    Oyinlola on Tinubu: Buhari is first presidential candidate ever to hire a proxy

Oyinlola on Tinubu: Buhari is first presidential candidate ever to hire a proxy

Olagunsoye Oyinlola, chairman of the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), says President Muhammadu Buhari should allow Bola Tinubu, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), contest the president election.Addressing journalists at a news conference in Abuja on Friday, Oyinlola said Buhari would go down in history as the first president to hire a proxy in a presidential contest.He [...]

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    Tinubu: Leave a naira in a room with Buhari, you’ll meet it when you return

Tinubu: Leave a naira in a room with Buhari, you’ll meet it when you return

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says unlike President Muhammadu Buhari, the integrity of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is questionable.The former Lagos governor said Buhari is a man of his word while Atiku sways back and forth on issues.Tinubu made the remark in a statement released by Tunde Rahman, his [...]

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    Shi’ites march to Aso Rock, ask Nigerians to send Buhari back to Daura

Shi’ites march to Aso Rock, ask Nigerians to send Buhari back to Daura

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) from the south-west have called on people in the region to vote out President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.Addressing journalists during a protest at the entrance of the presidential villa in Abuja on Wednesday, Muftau Zakariya, south-west coordinator of the group, said the president has no "moral justification" to remain in office beyond [...]

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    Stop heating up the polity, APC warns Secondus

Stop heating up the polity, APC warns Secondus

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has cautioned Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), against unguided statements and conduct that could heat up the polity.The APC, in a statement by Yekini Nabena , its national publicity secretary, said Secondus is expected to exhibit patriotism but has failed to live up to expectations."The national chairman of a political [...]

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Council of state decision ‘triumph of the nation’

The decision of the council of state that the general election must take place at the scheduled dates is a "triumph of the nation and its people over parochial individual and political interest," the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Organisation (APCPCO) has said. In a statement issued by Malam Garba Shehu, director, media and publicity of the campaign organisation, on Thursday, [...]

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