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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

Op-ed: Neither for Atiku nor Buhari

By Emmanuel Onwubiko   Few weeks back, the media savvy governor of Ekiti State Mr. Peter Ayo Fayose inaugurated his campaign for the highest political office in the land in the election that has already been scheduled by the electoral panel for the year 2019. Hardly had he ended his press briefing on

Intersociety  identifies  pitfalls to a successful 2019 polls

Babatunde Opalana  In an open-closed letter to electoral stakeholders in Nigeria, which include the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), leadership of the National Assembly, the Inspector General of Police, and the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), the Int’l Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety) identified electronic

INEC and Lessons from Anambra Governorship Election

Moshood Isah The highly talked about Governorship Election in Anambra state has come and gone. The Victories and losses have been celebrated and managed effectively and the good news is that, the election can be described as peaceful and relatively credible. All the same, there are always lessons to learn by

Anambra Guber: Obiano wins with a landslide

Jude Johnson The Governor of Anambra State Willie Obiano of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has won relection for another four years.  He was victorious in the gubernatorial election conducted on Saturday by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state. Obiano in the results released by INEC on Sunday,

Anambra Guber: Centre LSD Interim Report

Preamble The present Anambra state was created from the old Anambra State (which comprised Enugu and Anambra States) on the 27th of August 1991. The state is bounded by Delta, Abia, Kogi, Enugu, and Imo States. According to the 2006 Census, Anambra has a population of 4, 055, 048 people. The

Anambra: Operational lapses mar otherwise peaceful elections-CDD

Election Analysis Centre Against the anticipated fear of insecurity marring the Anambra governorship elections, polls have closed and counting is underway. The Independent Electoral National Commission, INEC, have in their own way delivered the elections even if marred by challenges of late opening and card reader malfunctioning.  INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood

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

Anambra Poll: YIAGA calls for security consciousness

Babatunde Opalana  With three days to the Anambra Governorship election, an election monitoring civil society group, YIAGA is convinced that important steps can be taken to guarantee eligible voters are able to cast their vote in a safe and secure environment. In a statement jointly signed by Dr. Hussain Abdu, Chairman YIAGA