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Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu

INEC: Ekiti guber election was generally successful

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said that the just concluded Saturday governorship election was generally successful.
There was a massive turnout of voters in Ekiti as the accreditation and voting process got underway in Saturday’s governorship election

Ekiti guber: CSOs call for urgent legislation against vote-buying

Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room, a coalition of no fewer than 70 civil society organisations (CSOs), has called for urgent legislation to tackle the challenge of vote buying in Nigeria’s elections.
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.
There was a massive turnout of voters in Ekiti as the accreditation and voting process got underway in Saturday’s governorship election

Ekiti guber: Coalition of observers reject results, to release findings Wednesday

Coalition of observer groups and Civil Society Organisations that observed and monitored the Saturday July 14th Governorship elections in Ekiti State have condemned the announcement of the All Progressives Congress APC candidate John Kayode Fayemi as the winner of the elections.
Pramila Patten

UN recounts ‘horrific’ testimonies from rape survivors in South Sudan

UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence and Conflict, Ms Pramila Patten, has recounted what she termed “horrific testimonies” by rape survivors in war-torn South Sudan.

Zamfara government inaugurates drugs regulatory committee

The Zamfara state government has inaugurated two drugs regulatory committees established by the Pharmaceutical Council of Nigeria (PCN) as part of its efforts to ensure effective drugs regulation in the state.
Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party (ANRP)

ANRP: How Abacha loot should be spent

The party also urged that the loot be used to improve the education sector with a view to ensuring that children of the poor enrol in schools to receive quality education.

CSOs urge security agencies not to be partisan in 2019 polls

Ahead of the 2019 general election, civil society organisations (CSOs) have called on security agencies, especially the police and the Department of State Services (DSS) not to join partisan interest to subvert the electoral process.
Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu

INEC, security agencies track blank PVC sellers

Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu, Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday said that the commission was collaborating with security agencies to track those behind the online advert for sale of blank permanent voters cards (PVCs) in the open market.

Egypt looks to monitor popular social media users

Freedom of expression may shrink further in Egypt where lawmakers have approved the first reading of a bill that would monitor popular social media users in the name of combating "false news".

Abacha loot: Federal government begins cash transfer to poor homes in July

The federal government says it will commence disbursement of the recovered $322 million Abacha loot through Conditional Cash Transfers (CCT) to 302,000 poor households in 19 states in July.

National Assembly collaborates with PRAWA to curb challenges in prison service

The National Assembly says it is collaborating with the Prisons Rehabilitation and Welfare Action, a Non-Governmental Organisation to curb the challenges bedeviling the Nigeria Prisons Service.
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.

NOA partners group to fight corruption, enhance good governance

The National Orientation Agency (NOA) Sokoto State, in partnership with the Centre for Leadership, Strategy and Development (CLSD), is to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption and harness new technologies to strengthen governance.

SERAP, CACOL, CDHR back Wole Soyinka on Hall of Shame for looters

Three civil society organisations have supported Soyinka’s call on the President to set up a Hall of Shame for corrupt past leaders and politicians.

Peace Corps begs President Buhari to order police to unseal its Abuja office

The embattled commandant of the Peace Corps of Nigeria, Dickson Akoh, has pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to prevail on the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to unseal its headquarters in line with various court orders.

June 12 : Abiola’s family, civil societies urge President Buhari to end poverty

The family of late MKO Abiola and some Civil Society Organisations have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to end poverty in the nation, as that was what Abiola stood for.

June 12: President Buhari apologises to MKO Abiola’s family, others

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday tendered an apology on behalf of the Federal Government to the family of late business mogul, MKO Abiola, over the annulment of the June 12 presidential election.

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