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Federal govt moves to replace card readers for 2019 election

There are plans to replace the card reader in the conduct of elections in the country, the Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), Mohammed Sani Haruna, has said.

INEC fixes January 13 for Anambra South senatorial re-run

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday announced that the rerun election for the Anambra South Senatorial district will hold on 13 January, 2018.

Federal govt approves fresh N28 billion budget support for 35 states

The Federal Government has approved a fresh budget support loan facility for 35 states across the country.

2019: INEC solicits religious leaders support

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has called on religious leaders in Zamfara to mobilise support for the commission’s activities ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Senate rejects one REC nominee, confirm two others

The Senate has rejected Ahmed Mahmud, whom President Muhammadu Buhari nominated as resident electoral commissioner, representing Zamfara state on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Anambra guber: Money exchanged hands – NBA

Although the governorship election in Anambra State has been won and lost, a preliminary report just released by the Nigerian Bar Association Election Working Group (NBA-EWG) claimed that money freely exchanged hands to buy over voters during the election.

Anambra election sounded death knell of IPOB – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said the success of Anambra Governorship election has sounded the death knell of secessionist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.

PDP denies Senator Makarfi’s presidential ambition, faults call for his resignation

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has denied knowledge of a presidential ambition by its National Caretaker Committee, NCC, Chairman, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, contrary to insinuations by some chieftains of the party.

Federal govt not distracted by 2019 – Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said that the Federal Government, under President Muhammadu Buhari, was in no way distracted by the politics of 2019.

2019: No automatic ticket for President Buhari – Senator Bola Tinubu

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Wednesday declared that the party would follow the normal democratic process in choosing its flagbearer in the 2019 Presidential Election.

Anambra guber: Governor Obiano receives certificate of return

Re-elected governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, has received his certificate of return from the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, following his victory in the Saturday’s governorship poll.

ADP calls on INEC to take over conduct of local council election

The Action Democratic Party has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission to take over the conduct of local government election across states of the federation.

Anambra guber: APGA hails President Buhari

Chief Ifeatu Obi-Okoye, National Publicity Secretary, All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), has attributed the flawless conduct of the Nov. 18 Governorship Election in Anambra to President Mohammadu Buhari’s quest to build enduring institutions.

President Buhari congratulates Governor Obiano, promises Nigerians credible elections

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday promised to give Nigeria free and fair elections, no matter which way the results swing.

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PDP warns chairmanship aspirants against verbal attacks

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