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22, 643 candidates contest for 1, 504 posts in 2019 elections says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission National Commissioner (INEC) for North-Central Malam Mohammed Haruna has said that 22,643 candidates would contest 1,504 positions during the forthcoming general elections in the country. Haruna, who is in charge of Kwara, Kogi and Nasarawa States made this known on Monday in Ilorin during an interactive

Of INEC, voting point settlements and gerrymandering

Sufuyan Ojeifo  In a situation of partisan frenzy in Nigeria, it is normal for political parties and their operators to perceive some actions of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as promotional of the interest of the governing party. There is constantly the tendency for observers to deliberately reconstruct the notion

INEC raises alarm over new vote buying method

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday raised the alarm over a new method of vote buying being devised to undermine the voting process. INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu disclosed this in Abuja at the presentation of the Voter Register for the 2019 general elections to political parties. Yakubu said that the

General Elections: Politics and the thugs of war

Editor's note: Nextier SPD Policy Weekly provides an analysis of topical conflict, security, and development issues as well as proposes recommendations to address them. In this publication considered the disruptive roles of thuggery in Nigeria's political and electoral processes, especially the fears of violence and insecurity mounts in February-March, 2019

Atiku urges INEC not to use incident forms

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to adhere to its promise not to use incident forms for the 2019 general election. Mr Abubakar, in a statement issued by his media adviser, Paul Ibe, on Thursday in Abuja, said

2019: Nigerian Army commences Python Dance III nationwide

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Nigerian army has announced that it will commence the python dance III (EGWU EKE) across the country as part of efforts to ensure that law and order is maintained ahead of the 2019 General elections. The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, made this known

2019: Miyetti Allah endorses Buhari’s re-election bid

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria,  has declared its support for the re-election of  President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 General elections The endorsement which came during the Association’s  5th General Meeting held in Abuja on Thursday had in attendance over 2000 of its members from different parts of

2019: Wear mufti, exercise your right to vote  — Army personnel charged

•As troops welfare recieves another boost Godsgift Onyedinefu  The Commander Guards Brigade, Brig-Gen. Umaru Musa,  has charged troops of the 102 Guards Battalion Nigerian Army,  to exercise their rights to vote in the 2019 general elections. Musa gave the charge on Friday at the commissioning three new projects at the Zuma Barracks, Suleija-Abuja