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INEC Officials Docked for N362m Diezani Bribe

  Babatunde Opalana The Gombe Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Thursday arraigned the duo of Ibrahim Muhammed Umar and Sahabo Iya Hamman, both serving and retired staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), respectively, before Justice Nathan Musa of the Adamawa State High Court, Yola on

Op-ed: Willie Obiano, a proverbial bird in the hand

By  Ayo Thomas Following the emergence of candidates for the November 18 Anambra State governorship election, the battle for the occupation of Awka government house has now entered its critical stage where real issues of moving the state forward and money politics synonymous with the State electioneering process are, obviously, in stiff contention. Prior to

Election dispute resolutions in Nigeria and Kenya

Jide Ojo Last Friday, September 1, 2017, the unprecedented happened in the East African country of Kenya.  The Supreme Court of the country, led by Chief Justice David Maraga, upturned the electoral victory of President Uhuru Kenyatta. The apex court said the August 8 election was fraught with irregularities and deeply

Cautious Optimism as INEC Prepare for Anambra Polls

Moshood Isah It’s at least cheering news that prospective voters are willing to come out and be registered to vote in the upcoming elections in Anambra state as citizen observation reports that the just concluded Continuous Voters Registration witnessed an encouraging turnout. The decentralized Continuous Voters Registration to ward Registration centers in

INEC registers 2.3 million Nigerian voters in 2017

Nneoma Ndibe  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has registered 2.3 million persons in its Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise in the first and second quarter of 2017. The Chairman of the Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu made the disclosure when he paid a courtesy visit to the office Youth Initiative for Advocacy,

Group concludes plan to observe Anambra Guber election

Paschal Okeke  The Youths Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement (YIAGA) has concluded a three-day Academy training on Parallel Vote Tabulation (PVT) for its Watching the Vote (WTV) team billed to observe the upcoming Gubernatorial elections in Anambra state. The YIAGA Media Officer, Mr. Moshood Isah, stated on Monday that the training

Udeze Urges Political Leaders To Shun Ethnic, Religious Acrimony

Barrister Kenneth Udeze, the National Chairman of Action Alliance (AA) has urged the nation’s political leaders to strive to move the Nigerian project forward by shunning all forms of self-inflicting actions that breed ethnic and religious acrimony among the people. Ueze, who spoke at the Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) General Assembly

INEC stops Melaye’s recall

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it would comply with the order of the Federal High Court, Abuja that temporarily suspended the recall of Senator Dino Melaye from the Senate. Melaye represents the Kogi West Senatorial District at the Upper Chamber. The Commission disclosed this in a statement issued by Prince