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Tag Archives: Election

Ekiti 2022: Ex-presidential candidate of third republic declares interest

Ahead of next year governoship election in Ekiti State, an all Progressives Congress(APC) chieftain and 1993 Social Democratic Party’s presidential aspirant, Chief Reuben Famuyibo, has to run for the governorship seat in Ekiti State Acccording to him,  it would be expedient to allow an Ado Ekiti indegene to clinch the seat, vowing to make use of all legitimate political arsenal ...

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Ekiti By-election: INEC releases names of political parties, candidates

The electoral umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has rolled out names of political parties and candidates jostling for legislative seat in the  by-election in the Ekiti East State constitutency 1, The poll has been scheduled for March 20. The seat became vacant on account of  death of Hon. Adegbuyi Amos, a member representing the Constituency and  the seat ...

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Ex-Bayelsa Commissioner dumps PDP for APC

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has received former Commissioner for Youth Development in Bayelsa State, Mr Udengs Eradiri into the national ruling party, the  All Progressive Congress (APC) Eradiri, who is currently the Special Adviser on Youth to the Sole Administrator of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) returned to the party with his teeming ...

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US democracy in trouble as Trump supporters turn violent

Four years of incendiary, divisive and dishonest rhetoric from President Trump culminated with long-predicted violence Wednesday as a mob of his supporters stormed the Capitol, breaking its windows and doors, vandalizing offices and disrupting a constitutional ceremony intended to validate the peaceful transfer of power to President-elect Joe Biden. The mob’s march on the Capitol came just after Trump encouraged ...

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“Don’t distract me with 2023 presidency,” gov Bello warns supporters

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has reacted to the calls asking him to run for 2023 Presidency. Acccording to him, he does not want to be distracted by calls for now on 2023 poll. He made this known through his Chief Press Secretary, Nnogwu Sani Mohammed during a conference in Makurdi, Benue State. Bello said he “is focused on delivering ...

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INEC pushes for reforms to end frequent bye-elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is pushing for Electoral reforms that will stop frequent bye-elections in Nigeria The electoral umpire  is calling for an amendment to sections 68, 109 and 117 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) so that frequent bye-elections would be a thing of the past . If the amendment scales through, the candidate of the party ...

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Married girls below the age of 18 should be allowed to vote- NASS

The National Assembly Joint Committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission Matters has proposed a review of the provision in the Electoral Act which pegged the eligibility of a voter at 18 years. The federal lawmakers have specifically recommended that INEC should consider any married girl who is not up to 18 years as eligible to vote, Punch reports. The ...

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Lagos East by-election: INEC officials idle as low turn out out mars poll in Epe, others

The ongoing Lagos East senatorial by-election appears to be experiencing low turnout. Apart from the huge crowd observed at the deputy governor’s polling unit, people appear not interested in coming out to vote. The Nation reports that INEC ad-hoc officials have been idle because prospective voters are coming out in trickles to exercise their franchise. For instance, at Zumratul Islamiyah ...

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Lagos by-election: APC raises alarm, says some elements planning to disrupt poll

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has cried out that some people are planning to  disrupt the by-elections holding on Saturday in Lagos East Senatorial District and Kosofe Constituency II The alarm was raised by the party’s Publicity Secretary in the state, Seye Oladejo. According to him, the party has gathered that  hoodlums were being mobilised by some elements to disrupt ...

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Lagos by-election: Abiru drags PDP’s spokesman to court

The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the Lagos East senatorial bye-election slated for December 5 Tokunbo Abiru, has dragged the Media Director of PDP Adetokunbo Pearese to court. The former Managing Director of Polaris Bank filed a N1billion libel suit against the PDP spokesman Abiru through his counselMr Kemi Pinheiro SANtold the Ikeja High Court in Lagos, that the ...

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