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Governor Bello stirs fresh controversy, picks temporary voter card at Okene

Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi on Friday triggered a fresh controversy about his status as a registered voter when he obtained a Temporary Voter Card (TVC) at his Okene Ward.

Supreme court set aside judgment compelling INEC to conduct election in 10 new wards

The Supreme Court on Friday set aside the decision of the Court of Appeal, Calabar, which compelled INEC to conduct elections in the 10 wards of Ikang, Bakassi Local Government Area of Cross River State.

Catholic bishops urge INEC, federal govt to tackle underage registration without bias

Catholic Bishops in Nigeria under the aegis of Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) have decried reported registration of under-aged people for electioneering purposes by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and called on the commission to urgently do something about it.

INEC will cancel election in any troublesome ward – REC

The Independent National Electoral Commission says it will cancel elections in wards with irregularities.

Federal govt urged to prosecute INEC officials involved in registration of minors

A legal luminary, Mba Ukweni, SAN, has called on federal agencies including Independent Corrupt Practices Commission, ICPC, to prosecute all those involved in the registration of underage persons in some parts of the country.

Catholic Bishops criticise gender equality bill

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria, CBCN, has criticised the “Gender and Equal Opportunities Bill” saying some of its content could “provide an avenue for the legalisation of many anti-human life and anti-family activities.”

2019: APC planning to rig general election – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has again questioned the competence of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to credibly deliver on the 2019 general elections as an unbiased and impartial umpire.

Federal govt, INEC should go to court over elections reorder – Attahiru Jega

The former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, has counseled those opposed the reordering of next year’s general elections by the National Assembly to go to court over the new amendments.

Mike Igini: SIECs’ council elections ‘rape of democracy’

The Akwa Ibom State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr. Mike Igini, has described elections conducted by State Independent Electoral Commissions as ‘rape of democracy’.

Attahiru Jega: Politicians greatest threat to Nigeria’s democracy

A former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Attahiru Jega, on Thursday said politicians were the greatest threat to Nigeria’s democracy.

NLC plans to re-launch labour college endowment fund

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) plans to re-launch its Labour College Endowment Fund as part of activities marking its 40-year anniversary, Mr Peters Adeyemi, the Chairman, Organising Committee, has said.

73,000 PVCs yet to be collected in Cross River – REC

The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Cross River, Frankland Briyai, has said that 73,195 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) have yet to be collected by their owners in the state since 2015.

Ex-President Jonathan absent at Council of State meeting

Former President Goodluck Jonathan is conspicuously absent at the ongoing third Council of State meeting called by President Muhammadu Buhari in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Generals Abdulsalami, Obasanjo, Gowon in Council of State

The third Council of State meeting under President Muhammadu Buhari is currently underway inside the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa.

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