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Elections shift: INEC orders withdrawal of sensitive election materials

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Kogi said it had started withdrawing all sensitive election materials earlier issued out for the conduct of the presidential and national assembly elections. INEC director of Voter Education and Publicity in the state, Ahmed Biambo, who disclosed this to the News Agency of

Election postponement: I’m deeply disappointed with INEC — Buhari

Godsgift Onyedinefu President Muhamnadu has said he is deeply disappointed with the postponement of the the Presidential and National Assembly elections by Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) only hours to its commencement. He said his disappointment stems from the fact that the INEC had ample time to prepare for the elections coupled with

Election: DSS Uncovers Plans By Some Politicians To Impersonate Its Personnel

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Department of State Services (DSS) said on Friday that it has uncovered plans by some Politicians and groups to impersonate its personnel during the elections. The DSS revealed that the plans include the use of Peace Corps members and other quasi security outfits as personnel of the DSS during

INEC speaks on postponement of election after emergency meeting

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, said it has reached  a decision on whether to hold the election today. Speaking at the end of an emergency meeting by the commission held in Abuja on Friday, Rotimi Oyekanmi,the Chief Press Secretary to INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, told journalists that the

WANEP launches Situation Room to monitor election violence

Godsgift Onyedinefu As Nigerians head for the polls on Saturday to elect new leaders, the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding, (WANEP) on Friday opened its Election Situation Room (ESR) to monitor the electioneering process axross the thirty-six states and FCT. Ms Aisha Abdullahi, Co-chairman of the ESR, addressing a media in Abuja

Elections: CISLAC harps on active citizen participation

Police assures polls will be peaceful Godsgift Onyedinefu The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Center (CISLAC), a Civil Society Organization, has stressed that electoral process must be inclusive and involve active citizen participation. Executive Director, CISLAC, Musa Auwal, speaking at a Strategic stakeholder engagement in collaboration with the Murtala Foundation in Abuja

Elections: Buhari assures foreign observers of security

Godsgift Onyedinefu President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians and foreign election observers of adequate security against threats during and after the elections. Buhari gave the assurance on Thursday in a live pre-election nationwide broadcast. He said, "I want to assure all Nigerians, the diplomatic community and all foreign election observers of

Media Peace Day: Nigerian media calls for violence-free elections

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Nigerian Media, as it marks today, February 14 as National Media Peace Day, have called on all stakeholders to work toward peace before, during and after the elections, even as Nigerians prepare to go to the polls on Saturday, February 16 to elect new leaders. Journalists from the print,

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