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Smart phones: INEC plans to rig 2019 poll for APC- PDP 

Jude Johnson     The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday condemned the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to ban the use of smart phones in polling units. The party specifically, accused INEC of a surreptitious move to prevent the global community from knowing its plan to rig the 2019 general

Secondus alerts EU on threat to 2019 elections

•Says INEC not ready for free, credible polls •Wants harassment on Clark probed Senator Iroegbu   The National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus,  has alerted that the 2019 general election is under serious threat because the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the federal government are not disposed to conduct

2019: Army assures INEC of security in North East

Godsgift Onyedinefu   The Nigerian Army has assured the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of its support and assistance that will enable the commission carry out its constitutional responsibility of conducting 2019 General Elections especially in North Eastern part of the country. According to a statement issued by the Director, Army Public Relations,

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

Ahead of 2019 elections, Buhari reads riot act to partisan security agents

•NSA warns security agencies against compromising elections •INEC chairman harps on decisive action against vote-buying offenders •Says Osun will be a testing ground for 2019 Senator Iroegbu The President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to deal with any security agency and personnel found wanting or partisan in a manner that jeopardises the free, fair and

Arms seizure: APC warns Nigerians against election violence

Godsgift Onyedinefu   Following the the recent seizure of a Nigerian-bound ship carrying arms and explosives detained in South Africa, the All Progressive Alliance (APC) has warned Nigerian electorates to resist 'desperate' politicians bent on deploying violence to manipulate elections. In a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary Mr. Yekini Nabena on

Makarfi charges security agencies, INEC on transparent election in Osun

•Says PDP has solutions to the security challenges •Insists on restructuring of the country   Jude Johnson The former Governor of Kaduna State who is also a presidential aspirant on of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Ahmed Makarfi has charged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies to ensure a

2019: INEC records over 13m new voters

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it has registered 13,013,989 new voters from its nationwide Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) between April 2017 and Aug. 20 2018. A consolidated CVR report released on Friday in Abuja by the commission revealed that 3,981,502 voters were registered in 2017, while 9,032,487 were registered

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

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