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A National Youth Service Corps member reads polling information on a poster at one of the polling units in Lagos on March 9, 2019. – Nigerians are voting for a second time in a fortnight in governorship and state assembly elections, with heightened concerns from observers of violence and an increased military presence. Elections for governors are being held in 29 of Nigeria’s 36 states, for all state assemblies, plus the administrative councils in the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja. (Photo by STEFAN HEUNIS / AFP)

Lagos supplementary election: APC candidate appeals against blood shed

Mr Kolawole Taiwo, Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming supplementary election in Ajeromi/Ifelodun Federal Constituency, Lagos State, has urged supporters of political parties to shun violence before, during and after the polls.

The staggering election burden

In 1999, the Independent National electoral Commission, under Justice Ephraim Akpata, spent over 32billion naira to conduct the 1999 general elections. At that time there was no National Assembly. The approving authority then was the 33 man Provisional Ruling Council headed by General Abdusalam Abubakar, GCFR.

NECO, NSCDC collaborate to check exam malpractice

The National Examinations Council (NECO) and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence are to collaborate to check examination malpractice during the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE).
President Buhari receives in Courtesy Visit Labour Leadership led by President of Nigeria Labour Congress Ayuba Wabba in State House on 7th Mar 2019-3

President Buhari: My second term will be guided by inclusiveness

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja assured his administration will in the next four years pursue inclusive and transparent policies that will guarantee security and economic safety of every citizen.

Ali Modu Sheriff: Boko Haram locked me out of Borno for four years

Former factional chairman of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) and two-term governor of Borno State, Ali Modu Sheriff, on Friday, said he was prevented from accessing the state for four straight years, owing to the activities of Boko Haram.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

CNPP cautions Atiku Abubakar over rejection of election result

The Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP) has described the decision of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the February 23 poll, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, to reject the outcome of the poll as a dangerous step capable of truncating the relative peace being enjoyed in the country.
An All Progressives Congress Party (APC) supporter waves a party flag while celebrating initial results released by the Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kano, on February 25, 2019, two days after general elections. – Nigeria’s main opposition on February 25 accused the ruling party of trying to rig presidential elections, as the incumbent made early gains but monitors voiced concern about polling day problems, including dozens of deaths. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of President Muhammadu Buhari of colluding with the electoral commission in an attempt to “manipulate the results”. (Photo AFP)

Elections: Youths jubilate over President Buhari’s victory in Nasarawa

Youths in Nasarawa state were seen jubilating throughout Tuesday night and Wednesday morning in Lafia and neighbouring towns to celebrate the double victory of President Muhammadu Buhari of the APC in last Saturday’s presidential poll in the state and across Nigeria.

Governor Ajimobi hails election as credible, peaceful

Oyo South senatorial district candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Governor Abiola Ajimobi, has expressed satisfaction with the conduct of Saturday’s election, describing it as credible, peaceful and relatively hitch-free.

Elections: Police chief charges personnel to be professional, avoid inducement

The Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of elections in the Northwest, Mr Aminci Baraya on Thursday urged officers and men of the force in Sokoto to be professional in their conduct and remain alert to situations during the polls.
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Candidates remain upbeat inspite of elections postponement

Candidates vying for various political positions in the 2019 general elections said they remain upbeat in spite of the sudden postponement of the polls by a week.
Nigerians In Diaspora Organisation - NIDO

Nigerians in US call for peaceful, credible elections

The Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation (NIDO) Americas, has called for credible and peaceful general elections scheduled for Feb. 16 and March 2.
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Ex-President Obasanjo, Buba Galadima, others charge INEC on credible polls

A former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, charged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure free, fair and credible elections in the 2019 polls.

Transparency International expresses fears over militarisation of 2019 elections

Transparency International on Wednesday raised fears over the militarisation of the 2019 general elections by the Federal Government.
Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says Senate President Bukola Saraki slowed down the progress of the All Progressives Congress (APC)

Federal government accuses opposition of plotting election violence

Nigeria's government on Monday warned about an increase in violence before next month's elections, accusing the main opposition of trying to foment unrest to jeopardise the vote.
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Cleric urges Nigerians to vote credible leaders

The Chairman, Anambra Catholic Education Commission, Rev. Fr Hypolite Adigwe, has urged Nigerians to eschew sentiments and vote for the right leaders at all levels.
Former Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo

Olusegun Obasanjo: President Buhari planning to rig elections

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday attacked President Muhammadu Buhari, accusing him of plotting to rig the general elections.
Sheikh Hasina

Bangladeshi premier Sheikh Hasina wins by landslide in tainted poll

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was declared the landslide winner Monday of an election marred by deadly violence that the opposition slammed as “farcical” and rigged.
Bangladeshi voters wait in line outside a polling station while security police officials watch over in Dhaka on December 30, 2018. – Bangladesh headed to the polls on December 30 following a weeks-long campaign that was dominated by deadly violence and allegations of a crackdown on thousands of opposition activists. (Photo by Munir UZ ZAMAN / AFP)

12 killed in Bangladesh election day violence

At least 12 people were killed in election-day clashes in Bangladesh Sunday, after a bloody campaign overshadowed by a crackdown on the opposition by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who is expected to win a historic but controversial fourth term.

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Bishop Kukah: Nigeria sinking deeper into abyss of disrepair

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Liberia, Niron agree on movement of iron ore

Liberia and Niron Metals Plc have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the passage through Liberia, of iron ore, from the Zogota iron ore deposit in the Republic of Guinea.
A large hoard of cash has been found at the home of Sudan’s ousted president Omar al-Bashir and he is now being investigated for money laundering, prosecutors say.

Over $130 million found at ousted Omar al-Bashir’s home in Sudan

A large hoard of cash has been found at the home of Sudan’s ousted president Omar al-Bashir and he is now being investigated for money laundering, prosecutors say.