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Bauchi By-election: voters abandon polling units for farming

Farming activities have taken their toll on Saturday’s Bauchi South Senatorial by-election, with some rural areas recording low turnout of voters. Correspondents of the News Agency of Nigeria covering the election report that as at 9am, the number of voters that turned out for accreditation and voting was not impressive. In Begel

Zimbabwe election: peaceful polls, high voter turnout recorded

Godsgift Onyedinefu   Zimbabwe's first general election since long-term President Robert Mugabe was removed from office last year, recorded a high voter turnout. According to the election commission, more than five million people registered to take part in the closely-contested elections. Vote counting has started, the election commission is expected to release a figure later in the

Ekiti Election Results: Fayemi leads in 7 LGA

Kayode Fayemi, candidate of the  All Progressives Alliances, APC, is leading in seven out of the eight LGA where results have been announced by electoral officials. From the results collated at the local governments, Fayemi has won in Ilejemeje (4153 to 3937), Moba (11837 to 8520), Irepodun-Ifelodun (13,869 to 11,456), Oye

Insecurity: SGF tasks traditional rulers on peace building across Nigeria

•Charges them to desecalate violence •Sensitise electorates on PVC, elections Jude Johnson  The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha, has charged traditional rules to assume their role as effective peace builders in their respective domains and communities across Nigeria.   Mustapha made this call on Thursday during the meeting with the

Social Media And the 2019 elections

By Dike Chukwuma The political landscape has changed quite a bit in the last couple of decades. The internet has played a large role in this transformation. Social media including Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, in particular, have played significant roles  in political campaigns and  has indeed changed the way people think

Federal Workers election: Odebunmi picks nomination form, promises quality leadership

Babatunde Opalana  Comrade Timothy Odebunmi, a chairmanship hopeful in the forthcoming February 8, 2018 election of the executive of the Nigeria Civil Service Union (NCSU), FCT Chapter, otherwise known as ‘Federal Workers’ last Wednesday picked nomination form at the Union secretariat, Apo, Abuja. In a brief address to the teeming supporters of his ‘Team Consolidation’

N112m Scam: EFCC commences trial of Delta INEC Official

Babatunde Opalana  The Justice E.O Abang of the Federal High Court sitting in Asaba, Delta State on Thursday, 16 November, commenced hearing of a matter involving a former official of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Fidelia Omoile, who is facing trial on a one- count charge bordering on bribery to

Niger Governor Bello asks for more Voters Centres

Babatunde Opalana  The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to establish more voters registration points in the state to avoid depriving its citizens of exercising their civic rights. Governor Sani-Bello made the call when he paid visit to the state Resident  Electoral Commissioner

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