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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.

Naira rain as Ekiti people choose their governor today

The people of Ekiti State will vote for their governor for the next four years at 2,195 polling units and 2, 803 voting points across the state today, Saturday.

Governor Fayose: Kayode Fayemi’s security aides carrying out illegal arrest, sharing money

He also alleged that Akin Fakorede, head of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS,) in Rivers State, was being considered for redeployment to the state.
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Report: 23 corpses found in Zamfara forest

Bodies of 23 unidentified persons were reportedly found inside a forest in Zurmi local government area of Zamfara state on Friday.
YIAGA AFRICA's WatchingTheVote (WTV)

Ekiti guber: YIAGA to deploy 500 observers

A Civil Society Organisation (CSO) Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement (YIAGA) Africa, says it plans to deploy 500 observers to monitor the conduct of July 14, Ekiti gubernatorial election.

Experts: Budget cycle inconsistency hindering economic, development

Over the years, the nation’s budget cycle has been inconsistent without a definite pattern, giving room for speculations and poor implementation.

Zamfara killings: I don’t have control over security – Governor Yari

Governor Abdul’aziz Yari of Zamfara State said he had dropped his responsibility as Chief Security Officer of the state as he had no control over security machinery in the state.

CSO advocates passage of Child Rights Bill in 10 states

Mr ‎Rotimi Olawale, the Executive Director, Youth Hub, on Tuesday, urged the remaining 10 states yet to pass the bill on the Child Rights Act into law to do so.

Group says delay in passage of 2018 budget impacts negatively on economy

Mr Eze Onyekpere, Lead Director, Centre for Social Justice (CSJ), a Civil Society Organisation (CSO), says the delay in the passage of the 2018 budget is impacting negatively on the economy.

CSO wants review of legislators’, ministers’ pay

Procurement Observation and Advocacy Initiative, a Civil Society Organisations (CSO), on Tuesday called for review of emolument of lawmakers and ministers, saying it was avoidable drain on the nation’s finances.

Ibrahim Magu: EFCC committed to judicial precepts

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it is committed to judicial precepts in the discharge of its functions as an anti-corruption watchdog.

Facebook security chief changes role to focus on election fraud

Facebook's chief of security said late Monday his role has shifted to focusing on emerging risks and election security at the global social network, which is under fire for letting its platform be used to spread bogus news and manipulate voters.

NULGE: No local government autonomy, no election

The National Union of Local Government Employees, NULGE, and other stakeholders in the local government administration on Monday said there will be no general elections in the country,if the long agitated local government autonomy was not granted.

INEC: We haven’t cleared Governor Bello of double registration allegation

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday explained the reasons for issuing the Kogi State governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, a new Temporary Voter Card (TVC) despite the allegation of double registration earlier levelled against him.

Tension at UNN as gunmen kill security officer

Tension has engulfed the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), following the murder of a security officer, Mr. Chinedu Oranye, within the university community.

Woman inserts sticks into 12-year-old maid’s private part

The victim said she was suffering great pains parts of her body where her mistress used different objects, including iron rods and wire to beat her.

ECOWAS, CSOs partner to curb drug abuse in West Africa

The Economic Community of West African States has collaborated with civil society organizations to curb drug and substance abuse in six West African countries.

NTBLCP sensitises Nigerians on early detection, treatment of leprosy

The National Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Buruli Ulcer Control Programme (NTBLCP), on Saturday in Abuja, organised a road walk to sensitise residents of FCT on the dangers of leprosy.

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2019: Ex-minister Edem Duke joins Cross River governorship race

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2019: Stop shopping for members – APC tells PDP

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has told the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to "stop shopping around for supporters" and channel its energy on the forthcoming 2019 general elections.