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A worker fills a car's tank at the CO-OP petrol station in Cairo, Egypt April 2, 2020. REUTERS-Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Centre demands framework for fuel subsidy removal

The federal government should provide a detailed framework for its decisions to end fuel subsidy in the country and the planned oil and gas licensing round, civil society groups advocating for the reform of the country’s oil and gas industry have demanded.

Bayelsa guber: Politicians urged to eschew violence during polls

Ahead of the November 16 governorship election in Bayelsa State, stakeholders have reminded political actors on the need to ensure that the forthcoming election is credible and peaceful.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

Group tasks politicians on sustenance of democratic process

Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA), a civil society organisation (CSO), has urged politicians and security agencies to be guided by patriotism and the rule of law to ensure the sustenance of democratic process in Nigeria.

Group pressures INEC to conclude collation of Imo North senatorial elections

A civil society organisation under the auspices of Centre for Transparency Advocacy is mounting pressure on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conclude the collation of results of the Imo North senatorial election by declaring the winner.
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)

Rivers elections: UK, PDP condemn military as INEC suspends polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday suspended all electoral processes in the governorship and House of Assembly elections in Rivers until further notice.
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.

Observer group urges INEC to learn from pitfalls of national election

An election observer group, Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA), yesterday, said it hopes that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has factored into its plans and preparations, the pitfalls that beset and affected the successful conduct of the presidential elections so as to ensure that they don’t repeat themselves again during the governorship elections.
Staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) confirm ballot papers for house of representatives during the electoral preparation at a local office of INEC in Port Harcourt, southern Nigeria, on February 22, 2019, a day before postponed voting day.Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP

CTA: We saw military personnel displaying partisanship

As collation of results in Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections progresses, Faith Nwadishi, the Executive Director, the Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA), one of the accredited election monitoring groups, has alleged partisanship on the part of some military personnel.
The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, has lauded what he considered an encouraging turnout of voters at his polling unit during Saturday presidential and National Assembly elections.

CTA condemns role of security forces during Nigeria elections

Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA) has condemned the role of security forces in Nigeria’s presidential and National Assembly elections.
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Elections: Security agencies urged to treat voters with utmost civility

The Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA), an accredited election observer group, has appealed to security agents deployed for the rescheduled general election to act according to the electoral act, exhibit neutrality and professionalism.
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CTA: INEC’s decision to go ahead with elections despite attack on offices courageous

Election observer group, the Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA) has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for its decision to ahead with elections in affected states where its offices were burnt.
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Elections: Group seeks police, INEC collaboration

An election observer group, Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA) has called for greater collaboration among the police, stakeholders and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure free, fair and peaceful general election.

Full List: INEC names 116 domestic groups, 28 foreign bodies as election observers

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Sunday announced the names of 144 observers that will monitor the 2019 general elections.
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Osun election: INEC has shown readiness for 2019 – Observers

Election observer group, the Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA), has said with the tremendous improvement shown by the Independent National Electoral Commission in Saturday’s governorship election, the Commission has proved it is now well prepared for the 2019 general polls.

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