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    INEC: Displaced persons outside Nigeria won’t vote in 2019

INEC: Displaced persons outside Nigeria won’t vote in 2019

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has described as untrue reports that it has made special provisions for displaced persons outside Nigeria to vote in the 2019 elections. In a statement, Festus Okoye, chairman, information and voter education of the commission, said there will be no diaspora voting during the forthcoming elections."The attention of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has [...]

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    2019: Opposition versus state institutions

2019: Opposition versus state institutions

By the time Nigeria conducts its elections in February and March next year, it will be almost 20 years since its current experiment with liberal democracy – the longest period the country has been under a civilian rule since gaining flag independence from the British in 1960.As we inch towards 2019, growing apprehensions sit side-by-side with growing optimism. For the [...]

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    Funke Egbemode: It’s a man’s world but women rule it

Funke Egbemode: It’s a man’s world but women rule it

Funke Egbemode, president of the Nigerian Guild of Editors, says she agrees that it is a man's world but women rule it. Egbemode said this while speaking during a seminar organised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to train Nigerian journalists on media and gender sensitive reporting of elections.She urged women in the political sphere to step up to the [...]

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    SHOCKER: ‘13.5m Nigerians’ voted manually in 2015 presidential poll — and Buhari got most of those votes

SHOCKER: ‘13.5m Nigerians’ voted manually in 2015 presidential poll — and Buhari got most of those votes

At least 13.5 million Nigerians voted manually -- without biometric accreditation -- in the 2015 presidential election, according to data from the Independent and National Electoral Commission (INEC).The data, obtained by DeepDive Intelligence, shows that President Muhammadu Buhari, then candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), won in nine of the 10 most-affected states.Notwithstanding, the non-use of PVCs during the [...]

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    Timi Frank to Abdulsalami committee: Persuade Buhari to sign electoral bill into law

Timi Frank to Abdulsalami committee: Persuade Buhari to sign electoral bill into law

Timi Frank, former deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has called on the national peace committee to prevail on President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the 2018 electoral bill into law.The peace committee is headed by Abdulsalami Abubakar, former head of state.Frank said the new electoral bill will not only ensure a free, fair and credible election, [...]

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    Fayemi closes defence before governorship tribunal

Fayemi closes defence before governorship tribunal

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, on Thursday closed his defence before the state's governorship election petition tribunal sitting at the federal high court in Abuja.The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Olusola Kolapo, had filed the petition before the tribunal, challenging the declaration of Fayemi as the winner of the July 14 election.The petitioners had alleged that Fayemi's [...]

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    GEJ was counter rigged out, Nigeria would have been better off

GEJ was counter rigged out, Nigeria would have been better off

BY JONAH OBAJEUN‘My Transition Hour’ by GEJ is all that is needed now for Nigeria, for Nigerians, for PDP, for APC, for the third force (RIP), for the angry twittering young people, for 2019, for Atiku (runaway visitor-in-chief to the USA), for Obi, for Buhari, for Osinbajo (money sharer-in-chief). We are all still trapped in GEJ’s transition mood, in motion, [...]

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    Atiku’s misadventure and Buhari’s ride to success

Atiku’s misadventure and Buhari’s ride to success

BY OKANGA AGILAThe struggle of Nigeria’s former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to mount the horse as the country’s President has been legendary and sustained. Since 2003, when he deputized former President Olusegun Obasanjo (OBJ), the ambition to lead Nigeria has refused to quench like a candle in the wind.When the main opposition PDP conceded its 2019 presidential ticket to [...]

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    INEC confirms Tambuwal as PDP governorship candidate in Sokoto

INEC confirms Tambuwal as PDP governorship candidate in Sokoto

Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto, has been confirmed as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.Festus Okoye, national commissioner and chairman, information and voter education, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), made the confirmation while speaking with New Telegraph,.Tambuwal’s name was reportedly missing from the list released by INEC for the 2019 governorship election.Manir Dan’iya was said [...]

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    Group accuses Atiku of tax evasion, asks FIRS to release his record

Group accuses Atiku of tax evasion, asks FIRS to release his record

The Committee for the Protection of Peoples Mandate (CPPM), an activist group, has demanded that the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) produce tax receipts belonging to Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).In a letter sent to the FIRS dated November 16, and signed by Nelson Ekujumi, the group’s national coordinator, Abubakar was accused of evading tax [...]

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    INEC chairman to Nigerians: We won’t disappoint you in 2019

INEC chairman to Nigerians: We won’t disappoint you in 2019

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says the commission will not fail Nigerians in the 2019 general election.Yakubu said this at the 6th anniversary lecture and investiture into the Realnews hall of fame held in Lagos on Thursday.He said the commission is not unaware of the "tough task" ahead but determined to leave no stone unturned to [...]

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    Whatsapp awards $50,000 for study on misinformation during elections

Whatsapp awards $50,000 for study on misinformation during elections

Whatsapp, one of the world's most popular instant messaging application, has awarded a $50,000 research grant for study on the use and abuse of of the platform during the 2019 elections.The international research collaboration put together by Jonathan Fisher and Nic Cheeseman of the University of Birmingham, Idayat Hassan of the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), Abuja and Jamie [...]

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    CAN: We have registered with INEC as election observers

CAN: We have registered with INEC as election observers

Samson Ayokunle, president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), says the religious organisation has decided to register with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as an election observer for the 2019 general election.The CAN president said this on Tuesday while paying a courtesy visit to the Bayelsa state government house, Yenagoa.Received by John Jonah, deputy governor of the state, [...]

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    Tambuwal ‘not listed’ by INEC as PDP guber candidate in Sokoto

Tambuwal ‘not listed’ by INEC as PDP guber candidate in Sokoto

Aminu Tambuwal, Sokoto governor, is reportedly not on the list of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the 2019 governorship election.According to Daily Trust, the governor's name is missing from the names of candidates for elections in Sokoto.Manir Dan’iya was reportedly listed as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Tambuwal had contested the PDP presidential primary alongside [...]

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    INEC: Politicians mopping up PVCs in Benue

INEC: Politicians mopping up PVCs in Benue

The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) in Benue says it is working with the security agencies to recover permanent voter cards (PVC) that were unlawfully collected and hidden by politicians across the state.Nentawe Tilwatda, INEC resident electoral commissioner in Benue, said this on Saturday in Makurdi during an interactive session with journalists, political parties and civil society organisations.Tilwatda said the commission [...]

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    41 candidates vying to be Lagos governor

41 candidates vying to be Lagos governor

The INEC in Lagos on Friday published details of 41 candidates of various political parties in the state for the 2019 elections jostling to become governor.According to NAN, 589 candidates of different parties are eying 40 seats in the Lagos state house of assembly.NAN reports that the INEC timetable and schedule of activities for the 2019 general election indicated that [...]

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