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BREAKING: INEC postpones elections till February 23

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has postponed the presidential and National Assembly elections to Saturday, February 23. The governorship and state assembly elections is now scheduled to hold March 9. The decision was reached in the early hours of Saturday following an emergency meeting INEC chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, had

Fire guts INEC office in plateau, destroy election materials

Barely a week to the general elections, the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Qua’an Pan Local Government Area of Plateau State has been razed by fire. Plateau State INEC Head of Department, Voter Education and Publicity, Osaretin Imahiyereobo, confirmed the incident in a statement on Sunday. It was

2019: Immigration recovers 700 PVCs from foreigners

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) said it has recovered over 700 voter cards, from non-Nigerians living in the country. The Comptroller-General of NIS, Muhammad Babandede, disclosed this at the 2018 NIS award presentation in Abuja on Saturday. Babatunde assured that the service will be fully involved in the election process, to ensure

Party primaries undemocratic, women aspirants harassed says election observer

An election observer, Gender and Election watch (GEW) has dismissed the just concluded political parties' primaries as undemocratic, non inclusive, stating that women aspirants faced intimidation, harassment and threats in their aspirations into various positions. GEW in a statement issued on Tuesday reports that the primaries did not reflect democratic principles

Osun re-run election not free, fair or credible – CDD

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) an election monitoring group strongly opined that the re-run election in Osun has failed to meet up with the minimum standards for free, fair and credible elections. "The acts of intimidation by security forces and the violence unleashed by party thugs are suggestive of

Stop Using Youths as Thugs – CAN charges politicians  

•Saraki charges youths to shun violence Godsgift Onyedinefu  The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has tasked the political leaders at all levels to involve the Nigerian youths in the nation building instead of using them for thuggery and all forms of electoral malpractices. This was disclosed in a statement Signed by Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, Special

Russia warns Google against election meddling

Russia on Tuesday said it has officially warned US internet giant Google against meddling in next Sunday’s local elections by posting opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s videos calling for mass protests. Representatives of Russia’s electoral commission, the Prosecutor-General’s Office and the state internet watchdog at a meeting alleged Navalny uses Google’s services

Top 10 security related news in Nigeria

Capt. Hashim  Abdullahi 1. BOKO HARAM: NIGERIA REAFFIRMS $6.7BN NORTHEAST RECONSTRUCTION, REHABILITATION, RESETTLEMENT PLAN The Federal Government says it has developed a 6.7-billion-dollar robust plan of action for the reconstruction, rehabilitation and resettlement of Northeast devastated by Boko Haram activities. Nigeria’s Ambassador/Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Prof. Tijjani Bande, said this

As elections loom, govt orders refugees back to unsafe region

Government officials have ordered thousands of displaced people to return to an unsafe area as pressure mounts to show progress in the war against Islamist groups ahead of a presidential election, according to sources familiar with the situation. Reuters report that those who have gone back say they only did so