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Reps drop contentious election sequence bill

The Electoral Amendment Bill causing trouble in the Senate has been dropped by the House of Representatives. The House and the Senate amended the bill, changing the election sequence announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The bill sought to amend electoral act to change the sequence of the election in

INEC inaugurated 13 member security sub-committee

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has inaugurated a 13-member security sub-committee for the 2019 general elections in Ebonyi. The sub-committee was inaugurated by Mr Titus Sumba-Lamorde, the Commissioner of Police, Ebonyi Command and chairman of the Inter Agency Consultative on Election Security (IACES), on Friday in Abakaliki. The 13-member sub -committee

Imo INEC uncovers 28,242 uncollected PVCs in Orsu

Stanley Uzoaru,Owerri The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Imo State, Prof. Francis Ezeonu, has revealed that 28,242 registered voters from Orsu Local Government Area of the state have abandoned their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Ezeonu made the revelation, on Tuesday, during a town hall meeting

Clerics urge INEC to make Churches, Mosques registration points

Religious leaders in Cross River have urged the Independent National Electoral Commission in the state to include Churches and Mosques as registration points in the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration. They made the call on Monday in Calabar during a meeting of religious leaders with the Resident Electoral Commissioner,  Dr. Frankland Briyai, organised

INEC Must Meet Increased Registration Demand by Citizens – YIAGA Africa

Having deployed citizen observers across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, to keep an eye on the ongoing Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) process, YIAGA Africa’s WatchingTheVote has observed that there is an upsurge in the demand for registration by citizens which must be met by the independent National Electoral

Op-ed: Evil thrives when good people remain silent

By Prince Chinedu Obi (Ohamadike) One of the greatest weaknesses of man is his reluctance to take responsibility for his action or inaction. Experience has shown that Africa and Nigeria in particular has over the years witnessed poor governance rating and has consequently, remained largely undeveloped due to the unwillingness of

APC still better than PDP – Lagos lawmaker

Mr Setonji David, a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, on Saturday said that APC-led Federal Government was still performing far better than the PDP performed. David, representing Badagry Constituency II at the Lagos State House of Assembly, told our correspondent in Lagos that, in spite

INEC sets date for 2019 presidential election

Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) says that presidential and national assembly elections will be held on Feb. 16, 2019. The commission made the announcement Tuesday while outlining the 2019 general election timetable. It said the presidential and national assembly primaries will begin in August and campaigning in November of this year. The commission says elections