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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

INEC records 15.1m new voters as national register hits 84m

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that total number of registered voters in the country to participate in the February General elections stands at 84,004,084 million. Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, dislcosed this on Monday in Abuja while presenting the national voters register to political parties. He said the number

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

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

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

Zimbabwe elections: voters to cast ballot in first polls since Mugabe

Millions of Zimbabweans are heading to the polls to vote in the country's first elections since independence in 1980 without the name of long-time leader Robert Mugabe on the ballot. Polling stations opened at 7am (05:00 GMT) on Monday and will close at 7pm (17:00 GMT). More than five million Zimbabweans have registered

INEC and Lessons from Anambra Governorship Election

Moshood Isah The highly talked about Governorship Election in Anambra state has come and gone. The Victories and losses have been celebrated and managed effectively and the good news is that, the election can be described as peaceful and relatively credible. All the same, there are always lessons to learn by

Ethiopia Voted the World’s Most Welcoming Country

The Land of Origins, Ethiopia has been voted the World’s Most Welcoming Country by global followers of Rough Guides; one of the leading travel publishers known for its “tell it like it is” review; providing traveller’s up-to-date content and authoritative contemporary writing. According to the review, digital followers of Rough Guides

Turkish Voters Approve Sweeping Presidential Powers In Close Referendum

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared victory in a referendum on whether to expand his powers by creating a presidential system of government. With more than 99 percent of the ballots counted, election officials say 51.3 percent of voters supported the call to give Turkey's presidency sweeping new powers. The set