Monday, November 12, 2018

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    UPN presidential candidate, Godswill, sues INEC‎

UPN presidential candidate, Godswill, sues INEC‎

Helen Godswill, presidential candidate of Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN), has instituted a legal action against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over the non-publication of her name as a candidate for the forthcoming general election.Godswill, alongside some other candidates of the party vying for election into various elective positions, filed the suit before a federal high court in Lagos.They [...]

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    ‘INEC distributes 1.4m PVCs in Borno’

‘INEC distributes 1.4m PVCs in Borno’

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has distributed about 1.4 million Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) in Borno state.Tommy Magbuin, public affairs officer of the commission in the state, disclosed this in an interview with NAN in Maiduguri on Thursday.Magbuin said that the number represented about 70 per cent of the estimated two million registered voters in the state.He [...]

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    MASSOB: No polls in south-east unless Jega goes

MASSOB: No polls in south-east unless Jega goes

The Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has threatened that elections would not hold in the south-eastern part of the country unless Attahiru Jega is relieved of his post as chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).Speaking on Wednesday at a press conference in Owerri, capital of Imo state, Ralph Uwazuruike, leader of the movement, [...]

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    Reps oppose ‘any attempt to remove Jega’s as INEC chairman’

Reps oppose ‘any attempt to remove Jega’s as INEC chairman’

The house of representatives on Tuesday resolved that Attahiru Jega, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), must not be removed under any guise, declaring that further interference with the dates of the general election would not be allowed.In a motion moved by Ali Ahmad, who represents Ilorin north and south in Kwara state, the house urged the federal [...]

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    Jonathan: I cannot just wake up and remove Jega

Jonathan: I cannot just wake up and remove Jega

President Goodluck Jonathan has said that Attahiru Jega, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), cannot "just be removed" if he has not done something wrong.Speaking on Monday in an interview with Aljazeera, the president said that he had no plans to use the extant rules on Jega by sending him on terminal leave before his tenure expires.When questioned [...]

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    7 important figures about PVC collection rate

7 important figures about PVC collection rate

As part of plans to prove its preparedness for the general election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released statistics of the distribution of permanent voter cards in all the states of the country and the federal capital territory.Kayode Idowu, chief press secretary to Attahiru Jega, chairman of INEC, issued a statement indicating that the total number of people [...]

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    23 parties want Borno polls postponed

23 parties want Borno polls postponed

Twenty-three political parties in Borno state have appealed to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to postpone elections in the state till September.The parties cited the current security situation in the state.At a press conference in Maiduguri on Thursday, Babagana Musa, chairman of inter-party advisory council in the state, alleged that the state was not ready for the poll.“After holding [...]

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    APC: Military involvement in polls a coup against the people

APC: Military involvement in polls a coup against the people

The All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Organisation (APCPCO) has expressed appreciation to the Nigerian military for its readiness to deploy troops for the March 28 and April 11 elections, but says its services will be better utilised in other pressing areas, especially in the combat of insurgency and protection of the territorial integrity of the country.The organisation made its position known [...]

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    Army ‘ready’ to deploy troops for polls

Army ‘ready’ to deploy troops for polls

The Nigerian army said it would provide security for election materials and officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) during and after the forthcoming general election.Koko Essien, commander, 2 brigade Port Harcourt, disclosed this on Thursday while addressing journalists in Port Harcourt.He said the army was willing to deploy troops on ground and on waterways to subvert any form [...]

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    PDP: Criticism of INEC will deepen democracy

PDP: Criticism of INEC will deepen democracy

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) believes that public criticism of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ahead of the 2015 general election is not intended to castigate, weaken or destroy the electoral process but to assist in deepening democracy so that at the end of the day, Nigerians will be the ultimate winners.Olisa Metuh, PDP national publicity secretary who released [...]

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    Poll shift won’t affect final results, says IBB

Poll shift won’t affect final results, says IBB

Ibrahim Babangida, former military president of Nigeria, has expressed confidence that the general election will hold on March 28 and April 11, maintaining that the shift in dates will not affect the results.Speaking with members of the Arewa Community for Change, who paid a courtesy visit to his hilltop residence in Minna, capital of Niger state, on Saturday, Babangida appealed [...]

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    ‘INEC will announce election results within 48 hours’

‘INEC will announce election results within 48 hours’

Amina Zakari, a national commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has said that the commission would ensure that results of the election are announced within 48 hours after voting is concluded.Zakari said this in Birnin Kebbi, capital of Kebbi state, on Saturday, during a public sensitisation and practical demonstration of accreditation and election processes.She said that the demonstration was [...]

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    EU offers to stay put in Nigeria despite poll shift

EU offers to stay put in Nigeria despite poll shift

The European Union Election Observation Mission (EUEOM) has promised to stay back in Nigeria and observe as events unfold in the lead-up to the postponed general election.Speaking on Tuesday, Santiago Fisas, the chief observer of the mission, said he acknowledged the views cited by the independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the six-week extension.The EU mission also noted the statements by [...]

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Soldiers deployed to rig Ekiti gov election could have ended insurgency, says Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has accused the federal government of using the military to rig elections.Speaking late Sunday night during an interview with Al Jazeera, Buhari alleged that there was no commitment on the part of government to restore normalcy to the parts of the country under the siege of Boko Haram.“The government is not prepared [...]

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    Fashola: No serious nation changes election date

Fashola: No serious nation changes election date

Babatunde Fashola, governor of Lagos state, has expressed disappointment over the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to reschedule the general election.Speaking to journalists after picking up his Permanent Voter Card (PVC) at his ward in Surulere local government area of the state on Sunday, Fashola described the rescheduling as “a low point in governance”, saying it was [...]

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    US condemns ‘political interference with INEC’

US condemns ‘political interference with INEC’

The United States is unhappy with the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to postpone the general election, describing it as “political interference”.John Kerry, US secretary of state, said it would be bad for the government to hide under the pretext of insecurity to impede democratic process, saying that the country has been kept under close observation.Attahiru Jega, INEC [...]

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