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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

INEC discovers 19 illegal polling units

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says it has discovered 19 illegal polling units in Akwa Ibom State. The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mike Igini, made the disclosure at Enlarged Stakeholders’ Forum in Uyo, the state capital in Monday. The REC said that the illegal polling units were in Obot Akara and

EFCC arraigns 3 INEC officials over alleged N179.8m fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)on Monday arraigned three Independent National Electoral Commission officials (INEC) in Ogun before a Federal High Court, Lagos, over alleged laundering of N179.8m. The EFCC arraigned Yemi Akinwonmi, Dickson Atiba and Ogunmodede Oladayo before Justice Sule Hassan on eight counts bordering on conspiracy, benefiting from crime proceeds,

2019 Elections: number of presidential aspirants hits 46

Barely 200 days to 2019 general elections, the number of aspirants jostling for various elective positions increases day by day, no fewer than 46 politicians have indicated their intentions to throw their hats in the presidential ring on different political platforms to slug it out with incumbent president, Muhammadu Buhari. According

Killing Nigeria Police Softly!

 By Emmanuel Onwubiko These certainly are not the best of times for the beleaguered Nigeria Police Force. The embattled policing institution in Nigeria is being progressively battered and dealth severe ethical blows by persons wielding executive powers of the federation under whose supervision the security forces are classified. Although the Nigerian Police has had

Hard drugs were used freely during Ekiti election- CLEEN Foundation

•Says polls highly 'securitized', costly •Maximum of 15,000 security personnel was needed Jude Johnson The CLEEN Foundation has revealed that hard drugs and other intoxicating substances were freely distributed and used by politicians, their supporters and political thugs during the July 14 Ekiti State gubernatorial election. This was disclosed in the Post-Election Statement by CLEEN

British Envoy condemns vote buying in ekiti, calls for better 2019 elections

The British Government has condemned the alleged vote buying, which marred the recent Ekiti State governorship election, describing it as a form of electoral misconduct like rigging and ballot stuffing. The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright,s stated this while addressing journalists shortly after a meeting with the Chairman of

Ekiti election:house of assembly rejects INEC result

Members of the Ekiti State House of Assembly have rejected the result of the governorship election held in the state last Saturday by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. Speaking at the House plenary in Ado-Ekiti yesterday, Olatunji said the process leading to the election and final results were unfortunate. The lawmaker

2019 Elections: Buhari requests additional  N242bn for INEC, security agencies

Jude Johnson with Agency report The Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has requested the Senate’s approval of N242.45 billion for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and its security agencies to enable them successfully conduct the 2019 general elections. The letter, which was read by Saraki at plenary on Tuesday, indicated that Buhari

Cash-for-votes fears before Nigerian general election

The Nigerian civil society groups on Monday accused leading political parties of buying votes, after reports of cash inducements at a key governorship election. Kayode Fayemi, of President Muhammadu Buhari's All Progressives Congress (APC), won the closely watched vote in the southwestern state of Ekiti on Saturday. Both the APC and the

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