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Whatsapp awards $50,000 for study on misinformation during elections

Whatsapp, one of the world’s most popular instant messaging application, has awarded a $50,000 research grant for study on the use and abuse of of the platform during the 2019 elections.
Comfort Lamptey

UN: Low women participation in politics undermines opportunities

The country representative of UN Women Nigeria and ECOWAS, Mrs Comfort Lamptey, lamented that low participation of women in politics undermines their opportunities in the country, adding that Nigeria is one of the countries with lowest number of women representation in political structures in the African region.

Federal government reintegrates 254 ex-Boko Haram members, 3 foreigners

No fewer than 254 surrendered and repented Boko Haram sect members were reintegrated by the Federal Government.
Expectations are high among Ekiti indigenes following the inauguration of Dr Kayode Fayemi as the new governor of the state on Tuesday.

Expectations rise as Kayode Fayemi takes over in Ekiti

Expectations are high among Ekiti indigenes following the inauguration of Dr Kayode Fayemi as the new governor of the state on Tuesday.
A picture taken on September 22, 2018 shows an electoral officer raising a ballot to count results in a ward after the Osun State gubernatorial election in Ede, near Osogbo, Osun State in southwest Nigeria. The Osun election is seen as a litmus test for the president's popularity as he seeks a second term in February. PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP

Osun election: PDP kicks as APC wins governorship rerun

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected yesterday’s Osun State governorship supplementary election, calling for its cancellation and the declaration of its candidate Ademola Adeleke as winner.
osun election voters

CDD: Osun re-run election anti-democratic, not credible

An election monitoring group, Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), has faulted the ongoing rerun election in Osun State as anti-democratic.
INEC Election Nigeria

Osun election: Observer group gives INEC pass mark

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) in partnership with Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ), has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over the conduct of the Osun governorship election.
There was a massive turnout of voters in Ekiti as the accreditation and voting process got underway in Saturday’s governorship election

Over 200 observers deployed in Osun ahead of guber poll

The Civil Society Organization, in partnership with Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) had deployed about 200 trained observers to Osun state for the upcoming 2018 governorship elections.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Carnegie Endowment: APC, PDP equally corrupt at all levels

A report on corruption by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace has slammed the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as being corrupt and inclined to using political power to steal public resources.
Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says Senate President Bukola Saraki slowed down the progress of the All Progressives Congress (APC)

Fake news: Nigeria can’t face another civil war – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Tuesday cautioned Nigerians against the spread of fake news, saying the nation could not afford another civil war.
There was a massive turnout of voters in Ekiti as the accreditation and voting process got underway in Saturday’s governorship election

CDD: No evidence of rigging in Ekiti guber poll

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), on Sunday, disclosed that so far, there had been no evidence of rigging in the result of Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti.
Kole Shettima

MacArthur Foundation awards nearly $6.5 million to advance accountability, transparency and reduce corruption in...

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has announced nearly $6.5 million in funding to advance anti-corruption efforts in Nigeria.

INEC calls for fair reportage of women

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) National Commissioner, Prof.Antonia Okoosi-Simbine, on Thursday urged the media to enhance democracy through fair reportage on women in politics.

CSO cautions politicians against desperation to retain power

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has cautioned politicians, especially incumbents, not to use desperation to retain power as the country prepares for 2019 elections.

2019: How we’ll manage 68 parties on ballot – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the increasing number of registered political parties is not a challenge to it or the electoral process of the country.

FIRS: Federal government to harmonise tax payment nationwide

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) says it has started harmonising taxes in Nigeria as part of moves to reduce cases of multiple taxation.

Group decries huge salary arrears owed media practitioners

The Citizens Advocacy for Social and Economic Rights (CASER), has decried the huge salary arrears owed private media practitioners and called for urgent measures to address it.

INEC: Lack of internal democracy a major set back

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has described as a major set back the lack of internal democracy among the political parties.

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BBC snubs Super Eagles stars for African football top award

The nominees for 2018 BBC African Footballer of the year has been announced with no Nigerian Super Eagles player on the list.
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Nassarawa guber: CAN mulls consensus candidate

Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) is divided over who to support for the 2019 governorship election in Nasarawa State between the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon David Ombugadu and Hon Labaran Maku, the standard bearer of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).

INEC confirms Aminu Tambuwal as PDP governorship candidate in Sokoto

Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto, has been confirmed as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
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Donald Trump: US to make final conclusions on Saudi killing in days

The United States will make final conclusions by early next week over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, President Donald Trump said Saturday, following reports that the CIA had held Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman responsible.

Amaju Pinnick dedicates 2019 AFCON ticket to Muhammadu Buhari and Nigerians

NFF supremo Amaju Pinnick has dedicated the Super Eagles qualification for 2019 AFCON to President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigerians, as he also confirmed that the team will begin preparation for the 2019 AFCON immediately after Nigeria’s participation was confirmed on Saturday.