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Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the agency will monitor campaign funds donated to political parties for the 2019 elections as well as donors’ identities.

EFCC solicits media support in anti-corruption war

Ibrahim Magu, Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), yesterday solicited the support of the media in its efforts at ridding the country of corrupt elements.

Group tasks North East states on repentant Boko Haram members

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has appealed to traditional and religious leaders in the North Eastern states affected by Boko Haram to accept insurgents that renounced their weird ideology and repent for re-integration into the society.

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.

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Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Boko Haram: Senate condemns Plateau killings, abductions

The Senate on Wednesday condemned the abduction and killings of Nigerian citizens from Plateau State by Boko Haram.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

Former Kwara commissioner in EFCC custody for alleged money laundering

The immediate past Commissioner for Finance in Kwara state, Engr Demola Banu, was on Wednesday ordered to be remanded in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) by an Ilorin High Court over allegations that border on money laundering.

Defection: PDP urges INEC to conduct fresh elections in Imo

The Peoples Democratic Party on Wednesday urged the Independent National Electoral Commission to conduct fresh elections in those constituencies in Imo State where PDP state lawmakers defected to the All Progressives Congress.

Eko Disco to begin new VAT rate on meters from February 1

Eko Electricity Distribution Company has announced that the prices of meters sold to customers under the Meter Asset Provider scheme would be reviewed upward from Feb. 1.