Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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    Jega: Many politicians learnt from military rule

Jega: Many politicians learnt from military rule

Attahiru Jega, former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says many of the prominent politicians on the continent learnt from the military.Speaking at a workshop in Abuja on Friday, Jega said the military left "a lot of dangerous legacies".The workshop with the theme “Three decades of democratic transition in Africa”, was organised by the Centre for Democracy and [...]

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    Anambra polls: INEC blames corps members for late arrival of materials

Anambra polls: INEC blames corps members for late arrival of materials

Solomon Soyebi, national commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says corps members are to blame for the late arrival of electoral materials at several polling units in Anambra.Soyebi told Channels Television that some corps members were hesitant to go to some areas while others did not have the right attitude towards the election."We have some problems with the corpers, especially [...]

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    INEC to publish full list of voters Jan. 13

INEC to publish full list of voters Jan. 13

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) intends to publish the register of voters for the conduct of the 2015 general election on Tuesday, January 13.According to the commission, this is a crucial milestone on the journey to the election, as section 20 of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended) provides that the register of voters for an election shall be published [...]

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    APC: ‘A certain party’ selling PVCs for N1,000

APC: ‘A certain party’ selling PVCs for N1,000

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged that "a certain political party" is buying permanent voter cards (PVCs) with a view to disenfranchising the owners of such cards, especially in opposition strongholds.The party argued that the purchased PVCs might not be transferable, but those who were buying them were doing so to reduce the votes in the opposition strongholds and [...]

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    Omisore opens cases against Aregbesola on Monday

Omisore opens cases against Aregbesola on Monday

The election tribunal sitting in Osogbo, Osun state, has ruled in favour of the prayer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s Iyiola Omisore to open his case on Monday, November 10, 2014.Earlier, Omisore had contested the results of the August 9 election which returned Rauf Aregebsola as the governor of the state.The case was adjourned following an oral request by [...]

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    INEC postpones issuance of PVCs in Kaduna

INEC postpones issuance of PVCs in Kaduna

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the suspension of the issuance of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) earlier scheduled to begin on Friday in Kaduna state.According to NAN, Halliru Tambuwal, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), announced the postponement at a meeting with stakeholders on Thursday.Represented by Yusuf Hadejia, the administrative secretary, the REC said the issuance of the PVCs [...]

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    LASIEC warns INEC on PVC distribution in Lagos

LASIEC warns INEC on PVC distribution in Lagos

The Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) on Wednesday faulted the number of days allotted for the distribution of Permanent Voters Card (PVC) in the state.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had fixed November 7 to November 9 for the distribution of the PVCs in Lagos and six other states.It also slated November 12 to November 17 for Continuous Voters [...]

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    Appeal court judgment throws APC into disarray

Appeal court judgment throws APC into disarray

Has the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun state lost all its positions in the national assembly and state house of assembly by the implications an appeal court judgment on Friday?According to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), all the seats have now become vacant following the verdict by the appeal court sitting in Akure, Ondo state, dismissing an appeal filed [...]

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    Fintiri to appeal removal ‘in 20 minutes’

Fintiri to appeal removal ‘in 20 minutes’

Acting governor of Adamawa state, Alhaji Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, has revealed his intention to appeal the judgment of an Abuja federal high court removing him as governor.Fintiri said he had directed his lawyers to appeal the judgment immediately."Our lawyers are preparing their papers and will file an appeal in the next 20 minutes," NAN quoted him as saying."We are awaiting [...]

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    APC: INEC under Jega may hold free and fair election

APC: INEC under Jega may hold free and fair election

Nigeria may be able to organise free, fair, credible and transparent elections in the nearest future if the recent comments by Independent National Electoral Commission chairman Professor Attahiru Jega reflect the thinking of the umpire, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said.The party through its national publicity secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said that three issues stood out in the comments [...]

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    Jega promises ‘more efficient’ elections in 2015

Jega promises ‘more efficient’ elections in 2015

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, has promised Nigerians that the electoral body will conduct free and fair elections in 2015.Speaking on Monday during a three-day training workshop in Abuja, Jega said INEC would help political parties develop electoral skills ahead of the election.“As you are no doubt aware, it is part of the responsibility of [...]

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    9 things they didn’t tell you about Osun poll

9 things they didn’t tell you about Osun poll

The gubernatorial election in Osun state has come and gone, but what about the memories? The poll will go down as one of the most dramatic events in the 23 years existence of Osun as a state.  Here are some jottings in the reporter's diary. 1. Voters were out at 6.50am As early as 6.50 am, the people of Osun started trooping out to [...]

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    INEC denies alleged diversion of electoral materials

INEC denies alleged diversion of electoral materials

The Independent National Electoral Commission INECO on Saturday dismissed reports that two of its officials at Obokun local government area of Osun state were caught diverting sensitive electoral materials.The commission said there was no truth in the report.The All Progressives Congress (APC) had alleged that some INEC officials, in collusion with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun state, were caught [...]

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    APC, PDP accuse each other of plotting to manipulate Osun poll

APC, PDP accuse each other of plotting to manipulate Osun poll

About 500,000 permanent voters cards (PVCs) which were either unclaimed, not handed over to their authentic owners or were obtained fraudulently, have been cloned by some persons ahead of the Osun gubernatorial election, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged.Incumbent governor and candidate of APC, Rauf Aregbesola (pictured, top), and candidate of PDP, Iyiola Omisore, are believed to be the [...]

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    APC: PDP ‘planning to rig’ Osun governorship election

APC: PDP ‘planning to rig’ Osun governorship election

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged that some Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) staffers and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are colluding to rig the gubernatorial election in Osun state.In a statement issued in Lagos on Saturday by its national publicity secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party alleged that some INEC IT staffers had "handed over the entire electoral [...]

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APC: Fair elections ‘cannot hold under Jonathan’s watch’

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of planning to rig the August 9 gubernatorial election in Osun state at source.The party also accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of frustrating attempts of its members to obtain permanent voter cards, adding that the PDP has been boasting that it would again use the military to [...]

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