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Why we froze N5bn Imo funds because of Okorocha – EFCC

•Says outgoing governor spent too much during elections     Jude Johnson  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has explained why it froze N5bn funds belonging to the Imo State Government because Governor Rochas Okorocha. According to the anti-graft agency,  Okorocha was spending too much money in a suspicious manner during the general elections.   The EFCC’s

Why APGA as a Political Party Must Not Die

By Law Mefor This part of the quartet analysis – Why APGA as a Political Party must not die – was caught up and necessarily delayed in the fiasco called Nigeria General Elections. It is also for good as we had the opportunity to weigh in on the performance of APGA

CDD expresses worry over level of violence in 2019 polls

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Center for Democracy and Development (CDD) and Development’s Election Analysis Centre (EAC) has expressed worry over the "quantum of violence" which characterized the 2019 general elections. The group while briefing Newsmen in Abuja on Sunday stated that a total of 30 Nigerians lost their lives across the country to

Voters sell votes to highest bidder during polls – CDD

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) said on Saturday in Abuja that voters were scrambling to sell their votes to the highest bidder during Saturday’s governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections. The Chair, CDD Election Analysis Centre (EAC), Adele Jinadu, told journalists that vote buying prevailed in spite of

Guber Poll: Group tasks security agencies on absolute impartiality

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Nigeria Working Group on Peacebuilding and Governance in Nigeria, composed of civic and religious leaders, has tasked Security institutions to ensure absolute impartiality during the Gubernatorial and House of Assembly election on Saturday. The Group urged all security personnel on election duty to uphold the principles of professionalism and

Elections: FG orders closure of borders

The Minister of Interior Lt.-Gen. (rtd) Abdulrahman Dambazau has ordered the closure of borders for the Saturday Governorship and State Assembly elections. This is with effect from Friday, March 8,  at noon to Sunday, March 10, at noon. Comptroller-General, Nigeria Immigration Service, Mr. Muhammad Babandede announced this in a statement in Abuja on

Elections: PDP alleges abduction of Rivers commissioner, Jaja by soldiers

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Election Monitoring unit has alleged that a troop of soldiers led by an Army Major Mustapha Bello, has abducted has on Wednesday abducted the Rivers state Commissioner for Education Tamunosisi Jaja and taken him to an unknown destination. The PDP in a statement on Wednesday

Elections: NAF deploys surveillance aircraft to flashpoints

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has deployed aircrafts, including Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platforms, to various flash points in support of the Nigeria Police and other security agencies for the peaceful conduct of the gubernatorial and House of Assembly elections on Saturday. The Chief of Air Staff (CAS) Air

Takeaways From Elections in Nigeria and Senegal

By Silja Fröhlich What does Senegal have in common with Nigeria regarding elections? Very few, if any at all. The former is regarded as a stable democracy, the latter is not. But experts say Abuja and Dakar can learn from each other. Senegal is the African continent's poster child on matters related