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The Speaker of the Niger State House of Assembly, Alhaji Abdullahi Wuse, has decried the inefficiency and unproductively of the local government system in the state.

People thought I was wasting my time – Niger Assemblywoman

Before seeking to contest election to represent Gurara constituency in the Niger House of Assembly elections in 2015, Hon. Binta Mamman, a graduate of business administration was a full-time housewife.

Report: Why Nigeria’s economic growth is slow

The decline in government revenues and the slow and uneven growth in key sectors of the economy are key factors in the stagnation of the nation’s economic development, an economic analysis conducted by the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) shows.
President Buhari at the event

Female politicians fault Buhari’s ministerial list of seven women

The low representation of women in political office in Nigeria is set to continue with the next set of ministers.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo attended a church service on Sunday at the RCCG Regional Parish in New York, United States, where he gave a sermon and also prayed fervently for Nigeria 3

VP Osinbajo: Anti-corruption efforts must be holistic, strategic

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has urged stakeholders, including government, parliamentarians and non-state actors, to be more effective and adopt holistic, strategic and coordinated approach in the fight against corruption.

Senator Omo-Agege appoints Igbuzor, Odunuga and Owoeye-Wise as top aides

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has approved the appointments of Dr. Otive Igbuzor as his Chief of Staff and Mr. Yomi Odunuga as Special Adviser, Media and Publicity.
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CCD commends National Assembly for gazetting the disability act

The Centre for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) has lauded the leadership of the National Assembly for Gazetting the Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Act.
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Democracy Day: Nigerians want President Buhari to prioritise job creation, economy, security – CDD

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD-West Africa) on Wednesday said Nigerians want President Muhammadu Buhari to focus on job creation, economy and security in his second tenure.
Vote Buying

CDD: It’s unfortunate that no one has been punished for vote buying

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) says it is unfortunate that no has been made to face the law over vote buying.
[FILES] A man has his thumb print verified through the window to vote at a polling station in Kano, commercial capital of northern Nigeria, on February 23, 2019. – Nigeria began counting votes in presidential elections, even as many people had yet to even cast their ballot because of delays in the opening of polling units and problems with staffing and technology. Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) last week announced a one-week delay to the election, just hours before it was due to get under way. The presidential contest will see incumbent Muhammadu Buhari (APC) seek to win a second four-year term against former vice president Atiku Abubakar (PDP). (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

CDD: Vote buying, violence marred supplementary polls

The Centre for Democracy and Development’s (CDD) Election Analysis Centre (EAC) has said that despite repeated assurances from the authorities, Saturday’s supplementary elections in parts of the country were marred by attacks against journalists, observers and voters apart from widespread vote buying and selling.
The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) says observers deployed to monitor supplementary election in Kano were stoned and disallowed from performing their duty.

CDD: Our observers were stoned in Kano

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) says observers deployed to monitor supplementary election in Kano were stoned and disallowed from performing their duty.
Soldiers block with truck and armoured tank the road leading to the state headquarters of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on March 10, 2019. – Fears has gripped residents of oil-rich Port Harcourt city in Niger delta region as state headquarters of Independent National Electoral Commission has been condoned off by dozens of fierce looking soldiers, anti-riots policemen and other complementary security agents who are jointly patrolling the city ahead of the much awaited results of the just concluded governorship and state assembly elections. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

EU, other foreign observers condemn military’s involvement in elections

“INEC did not provide sufficient information on these cancelations, the specific reasons for them, and the precise local government areas affected. This undermines public confidence in the process.”
Nigerians today return to the polls to elect their state governors and legislators as well councilors for the six Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Area Councils.

Elections: Low turnout in South East

Low turnout of voters are witnessed in most parts of the polling units visited in the South East of Enugu, Anambra, Abia, Ebonyi and Imo States.
Polling station workers count the votes at Kaduna Capital School in Kaduna on February 23, 2019. Nigeria began counting votes in presidential elections, even as many people had yet to even cast their ballot because of delays in the opening of polling units and problems with staffing and technology. Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) last week announced a one-week delay to the election, just hours before it was due to get under way. The presidential contest will see incumbent Muhammadu Buhari (APC) seek to win a second four-year term against former vice president Atiku Abubakar (PDP). CRISTINA ALDEHUELA / AFP

Nigerians await winner of presidential vote after polling problems

Nigeria on Sunday awaited results from its presidential election as civil society groups warned that disorganisation and violence may have undermined the polls.
The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered vehicular restriction from 6am – 6pm tomorrow 16 February during the election.

CDD cautions IGP Adamu against redeployment of CPs few days to election

The Centre for Democracy and Development has cautioned the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, against re-deployment of state Commissioners of Police few days to election.

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.
INEC sensitive materials

Election postponement: INEC retrieves already distributed sensitive materials

To ensure the integrity of the rescheduled presidential and parliamentary elections, the electoral commission, INEC, has retrieved sensitive materials already distributed in most states of the federation.

Eleciton: General Abdulsalami’s peace committee, INEC officials meet

National Peace Committee and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials are currently meeting following the postponement of the election this morning.
Foreign election observers at the Osun state governorship election

Election postponement: International, local observer groups hold secret meeting in Abuja

Following the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC’s) decision to postpone the 2019 General Elections, the international and local observers for the polls met on Saturday, at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.

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Katsina to reopen schools August 10

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