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INEC: Post election review will enhance better conduct of future polls

The National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) supervising Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara States, Amina Zakari, has said the 2019 post election review will enhance better conduct of future elections.
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INEC withdraws return certificate from President Buhari’s ex-aide

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday issued a Certificate of Return for the House of Representatives seat in Sumaila/Takai Federal Constituency of Kano to Shamsuddeen Dambazau, son of the Minister of Interior Abdulrahman Dambazau.

INEC issues certificate of return to Governor Tambuwal, deputy, 30 lawmakers-elect in Sokoto

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday issued certificates of return to Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, his Deputy, Alhaji Dan’Iya Manir, and 30 members-elect of the state House of Assembly in Sokoto.

Supplementary poll: PDP cries foul over alleged militarisation in Sokoto

Sokoto State chapter of the People Democratic Party (PDP) has said that it will not accept anything short of free, fair and credible polls in tomorrow’s supplementary poll in the state.

DSS to quiz INEC commissioner over postponement of elections

The Department of State Services (DSS) has invited Okechukwu Ibeanu, the National Commissioner in charge of logistics at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), for questioning.
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Election postponement: INEC saved Nigeria from opposition’s massive rigging plot – BCO

The Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO) has claimed that the decision by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to postpone the Presidential and National Assembly polls scheduled for Saturday, February 16, 2019 has saved the nation from massive rigging plot by the opposition.
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INEC’s bolt from the blue

The postponement of the 2019 general election by one week — even if by one day — is yet another spectacular testament to the pathological incompetence ruining our country. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) told us a million times that it was ready for the elections.

INEC, parties disagree over preparations for election

Few days to the presidential election, some political parties have expressed reservations over preparations for the exercise despite assurances from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that it is set to conduct Nigeria’s best elections so far.

Olusegun Obasanjo: Wages of the old soldier’s rage

At this rate, President Muhammadu Buhari may beat former military President General Ibrahim Babangida to the record of collecting the most abusive letters from a former president.
Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says Senate President Bukola Saraki slowed down the progress of the All Progressives Congress (APC)

Federal government accuses opposition of plotting election violence

Nigeria's government on Monday warned about an increase in violence before next month's elections, accusing the main opposition of trying to foment unrest to jeopardise the vote.

The Obasanjo bombshell

“Buhari is sick in the spirit, body and soul. Let’s beg him to go and rest…Let’s give chance to another person” – Olusegun Obasanjo, January 21, 2019.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Points for concern and action

Democracy becomes a sham if elections are carried out by people who should be impartial and neutral umpires, but who show no integrity, acting with blatant partiality, duplicity and imbecility. For all democrats and those carrying out the process of elections, there must be the redline that must not be crossed in tactics and practices of democracy.

Uche Secondus: President Buhari is tired but ‘power grabbers’ won’t let him rest

Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says “power grabbers” are putting pressure on President Muhammadu Buhari.
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PDP: Another term for President Buhari is invitation to totalitarianism

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday warned Nigerians not to grant a second tenure to President Muhammadu Buhari as doing so is an invitation to totalitarianism.

Oseloka Obaze: Why Atiku Abubakar, PDP doubt INEC

The Chairman of Atiku/Obi Campaign Council in Anambra State, Oseloka H. Obaze, says he is doubtful of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC’s ability to remain a neutral umpire.
President Muhammadu Buhari took his campaign for a second term in office to Bauchi state, and was received by massive turnout of supporters.-10

Justice Onnoghen: PDP accuses President Buhari of plot to annex judiciary

The Peoples Democratic Party has accused the Buhari Presidency of plotting to destabilize and annex the Judiciary ahead of the 2019 general elections.
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PDP: President Buhari plotting to annex, destabilise judiciary ahead of general elections

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday accused Buhari Presidency of plotting to destabilize and annex the Judiciary ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Elections: PDP reports Amina Zakari, INEC, security agencies to EU

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), for the umpteenth time, has reported the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), its National Commissioner, Amina Zakari, and the security agencies to the European Union (EU) as the forthcoming elections draw near.

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Businessman docked for allegedly defrauding senator of N33 million

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Kogi Court: Governor Bello, assemblyman have no power to remove chief judge

The Kogi State High Court, sitting in Koton-Karfe, has ruled that the executive and state legislature, jointly or unilaterally, cannot remove the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Nasir Ajanah, without recourse to the National Judicial Council (NJC).

Money laundering: Ex-President Jonathan not Colonel Dasuki gave me N400 million – Olisa Metuh

A former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, on Thursday told the Federal High Court in Abuja that the N400 million project fund in which he is standing trial was paid to him by former President Goodluck Jonathan and not the former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd).