Wednesday, November 28, 2018

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    Rivers of blood: Diary of a 2015 election reporter

Rivers of blood: Diary of a 2015 election reporter

"Did you choose Rivers or Rivers chose you"? That was the response I got from Nnamdi Odikpo, a correspondent of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) in Abuja, when I told him that I had been assigned to cover the presidential and governorship elections in Rivers state. Odikpo would not understand my fascination – or was it TheCable's? – with "battleground" Rivers.I hardly make [...]

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    Former Kano commissioner wanted for disrupting election

Former Kano commissioner wanted for disrupting election

 The Kano state police command has declared Musa Iliyasu, a former commissioner in the state, wanted for allegedly sponsoring thugs to disrupt last Saturday’s governorship and state houses of assembly elections.Iliyasu, a commissioner of rural and community development, during the administration of Ibrahim Shekarau, allegedly disrupted the polls at Kauran Mata ward in Madobi local government area of the state.Ibrahim [...]

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    INEC lists 66 ‘reports of violent incidents’

INEC lists 66 ‘reports of violent incidents’

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has commended Nigerians for participating in the last governorship elections in 29 states and has promised to investigate the "66 reports of violent incidents" in its possession.The commission expressed happiness that many parts of the country were peaceful during the elections, but some states with the likes of Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Ebonyi and [...]

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APC 19 – 7 PDP… Results of 2015 gov election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has so far announced the results of the weekend's governorship election in 26 states.While collation is still ongoing in three states, the election has been declared inconclusive in two others.In most days, it was a two-horse race between the candidates of the All Progressive Party (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Here is a rundown of [...]

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    International observers ask INEC to cancel Rivers election

International observers ask INEC to cancel Rivers election

International election observers have called for the cancellation of the governorship and house of assembly elections in Rivers state.Humphrey Bekaren, leader of African Centre for Leadership Strategies and Development, who spoke on behalf of the observers, made the call in Port Harcourt, capital of the state.He expressed shock that INEC went ahead to commence the process of declaring results, disregarding the [...]

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    Kano PDP chair nabbed for stealing ballot boxes

Kano PDP chair nabbed for stealing ballot boxes

The Kano state police command has arrested a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ward chairman for coordingating the seiure of ballot boxes, Magaji Musa Majia, Kano police spokesman, disclosed on Saturday.According to Majia, "about 7:30am while the staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) were distributing election materials in Madobi local government area and at Kauran Mata ward, a gang [...]

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    INEC postpones election in Bayelsa

INEC postpones election in Bayelsa

Less than 24 hours to the April 11 election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed the exercise in eight constituencies in Bayelsa state.Baritor Kpagih, the resident electoral commissioner (REC) in the state who made this known in a statement on Friday, said electionsin the affected areas would be held on April 18, 2015.“Following the stand of the stakeholders ‎ [...]

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    Policemen, INEC official almost lynched in Warri

Policemen, INEC official almost lynched in Warri

An official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and two mobile policemen were assaulted in Warri, Delta state on Friday, for allegedly attempting to divert electoral materials for Saturday's exercise.The incident happened around the commission's complex situated at Esisi road in the city.Suspecting that a vehicle with Registration Number presidency FG 714V01 was conveying the materials to a hidden [...]

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    Wike: Amaechi trying to postpone Rivers election

Wike: Amaechi trying to postpone Rivers election

Nyesom Wike, gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers state, has accused Rotimi Amaechi, governor of the state, of planning to delay the governorship election in Rivers till Muhammadu Buhari, the president-elect, is sworn into office.Wike, who asked the people to resist any attempt to frustrate the poll, said nothing would stop him from emerging victorious.He was [...]

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    INEC must improve on March 28 performance, says Odinkalu

INEC must improve on March 28 performance, says Odinkalu

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has advised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to address some of the challenges identified during the presidential and national assembly election of March 28.Chidi Odinkalu, chairman of the governing council of the commission, gave the advice on Sunday during an interview with NAN in Abuja.He said the advice became imperative in view of [...]

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    REMINISCENCE: Popular social media reactions to collation of presidential election results

REMINISCENCE: Popular social media reactions to collation of presidential election results

How soon time flies! It is now one week since Nigerians went to the polls to vote for Muhammadu Buhari as the man to lead the country's affairs for the next four years. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) started announcing results of the two-day election on Monday, but the process did not end until the early hours of Wednesday – [...]

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    INEC ‘sure’ card readers will work on Saturday

INEC ‘sure’ card readers will work on Saturday

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has assured Nigerians that the card readers would function properly during the April 11 gubernatorial election.There were technical hitches across the country during the presidential and parliamentary elections, as the device failed to read the biometrics of many voters, including that of President Goodluck Jonathan.However, Kayode Idowu, spokesman of Attahiru Jega, chairman of INEC, said [...]

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    Jonathan, Buhari meet at Aso Rock

Jonathan, Buhari meet at Aso Rock

President Goodluck Jonathan and Muhammadu Buhari, the president-elect, held a private meeting at the president’s office on Friday.This is the first time that both leaders would meet since the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Buhari winner of the March 28 presidential election.Details of the meeting were not made public, but it is believed to be about plans for a transition, [...]

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    Dokubo issues fresh threat, says Yoruba, Hausa united against Biafra, Niger Delta

Dokubo issues fresh threat, says Yoruba, Hausa united against Biafra, Niger Delta

Mujahid Asari Dokubo, an ex-militant who threatened to unleash violence on the country if President Goodluck Jonathan lost his re-election bid, has threatened a return "to the creeks" and accused the Yoruba and Hausa of working against Igbo and Niger Deltans.He denied saying he was in support of any government in power, despite a tweet on his handle, @asaridokubo, on Tuesday.He [...]

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    Jega deserves special recognition, says Obama

Jega deserves special recognition, says Obama

President Barrack Obama says Attahiru Jega, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), deserves special recognition for the success of the March 28 presidential election.Obama commended President Goodluck Jonathan and Muhammadu Buhari, the president-elect, for not encouraging acts capable of undermining the interest of the country throughout their campaigns.He urged both leaders to educate their supporters on the need to [...]

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    I will work with Jonathan, says Buhari

I will work with Jonathan, says Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari, winner of March 28 presidential election has extended a hand of fellowship to President Goodluck Jonathan, dedicating his victory to the people of Nigeria.Speaking shortly after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared him the president-elect, Buhari commended Jonathan for ensuring a free and fair election."President Jonathan has called to congratulate me on my victory," he said."For this [...]

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