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Tag Archives: Election

Buhari needs to embark on electoral reforms urgently- PDP

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) says there is neee for  President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently embark on electoral reforms It called on the President to rethink his position on the Electoral Amendment Bill passed by the Eighth National Assembly but to which he declined assent. Spokesman for the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, said this during media briefing in Abuja. President Buhari ...

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Covid-19 won’t truncate electoral process, all elections will hold- INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has given the assurance that coronavirus pandemic will not affect Nigeria’s electoral process INEC has vowed that all elections will go on as scheduled despite the Coronavirus scare, adding that “while the Commission takes the COVID-19 pandemic seriously, our democracy and electoral process cannot be truncated for this reason, particularly because health authorities have ...

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Coronavirus Epidemic: INEC shifts bye-elections for three states

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed the senatorial bye-elections for Bayelsa, Imo and Plateau to prevent Coronavirus epidemic. National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, in a statement said: “The Independent National Electoral Commission received notification of vacancies for the Bayelsa Central and Bayelsa West Senatorial Districts following the swearing into office of Senator ...

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Kwara: Assembly bye-election records moderate turnout

The Kwara House of Assembly bye-election on Saturday witnessed a considerable turn out of voters in some polling units. However, it was gathered many other electorate defied the restriction of movement order to carry out their normal businesses. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed March 14 for the election to fill the vacancy in the seat of Patigi ...

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LG Election: Why States Electoral Commission must be scrapped- Don

A senior lecture at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Abubakar Lawal  has called for abolition of States Electoral Commission. According to him, this will  strengthen the autonomy of local government councils in Nigeria. Lawal, who lecture at the Department of Public Administration of the university said this in an interview with Nigeria News Agency , on Thursday in Zaria. He ...

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Senate plans to stop high courts from handling election matters

A Bill being proposed in the Senate which seeks to amend the Constitution and set up tribunals to handle all pre-election and post-election matters, scaled second reading on the floor of the Senate on Wednesday. It it succeeds it will stop State High Courts, Federal High Courts, and the FCT High Courts, from entertaining pre-election cases. Following the development, all ...

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2023 Elections: Group urges NASS to address issue of voter apathy

Mr Samson Itodo, Executive Director of the Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement (YIAGA) Africa, has pleaded with the National Assembly to address voter apathy in the 2023 general elections. Itodo said in roundtable –“Tackling Voter Suppression in Nigerian Elections’’ — organised by YIAGA Africa in Abuja that the roundtable was organised to beam search light on the issues ...

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Bayelsa Poll: Sylva denies sponsoring David Lyon with NDDC, IOCs funds

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva has denied the allegation that he took money from the International Oil Companies and the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC to sponsor David Lyon’s election. Responding to the allegation by Coalition for Transparency and Democratic Leadership in a statement to newsmen on Thursday, Julius Bokoru, the Special Assistant on Media ...

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Wike mocks Nigeria, says giant of Africa can’t conduct credible election

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has lamented the inability of Nigeria to conduct credible elections after about twenty years of democracy. He made this remark at Government House Port Harcourt during  visit by the leaders and people of Okrika and Ogu/Bolo Local Government Areas. According to him, “It is unfortunate that up till now, we cannot conduct free and fair ...

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Bayelsa: Atiku urges Supreme Court to be consistent in its judgement

The presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party in the last general election, Atiku Abubakar, has advised the Supreme Court to be consistent in its judgement. He said this while reacting to the Supreme Court’s declaration of Douye Diri as the govenor-elect of Bayelsa State, Punch reports. Atiku, who stated that the judgement on Bayelsa election showed that “power belongs ...

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