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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.
The 2019 general election in Nigeria has been described by international and local observers, stakeholders, direct participants and the electorate themselves as a “disappointment”, “ a bad day for democracy”, “a step back from whatever Nigeria may have achieved since the return to civilian rule,”, “a shameful exercise”, “below par”, “an affront on international standards and best practice”… indeed, there is a near-universal consensus that the 2019 elections have failed the test of integrity.
The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has reaffirmed the Commission’s commitment and determination to deliver credible elections in Nigeria in 2019, which will embody the concepts of inclusiveness, transparency and accountability, by also ensuring that established rules are fully, fairly and impartially enforced.
The Economic Community of West African States ECOWAS has pledged to extend financial assistance to Nigeria in the conduct of next year’s general elections.
The ECOWAS Peace Mission in Guinea Bissau (ECOMIB) has reassured a visiting delegation of the ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) of its commitment to complementing the national security agencies in securing Guinea Bissau’s parliamentary elections slated for November 18.
The Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the International Conference of Election Management Bodies (EMBs) in Africa and Southern Africa Development Community, says no fewer than 150 participants are expected at the conference scheduled for April 9 to April 11, in Abuja.
The ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) has commended the Sierra Leone National Electoral Commission (NEC) for its professionalism during the March 7 general elections.
The Sierra Leone’s National Electoral Commission (NEC) has released campaign calendar and guidelines for the presidential run-off election scheduled for March 27.
The Sierra Leone National Electoral Commission (NEC) on Friday conducted officials of political parties and some observer groups round its results management facilities and Tally Centre in Freetown.
Voters in Sierra Leone are trooping out today for presidential, parliamentary and local council polls. Sierra Leone’s 3.17 million registered voters out of an estimated population of seven million are expected to cast their ballots in 11,122 polling states across the country.
Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and three other heads of international election observation missions in Sierra Leone on Monday pledged to remain impartial and ensure that the election complied with the relevant regional protocols and international best practices.
The Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, has revealed the lesson Nigeria’s top electoral body learnt from the ongoing election in Liberia.
Enyimba beat FC Ifeanyi Ubah 3-1 to climb on top of log table in the ongoing Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Super Six on Monday at the Agege Stadium.
Akwa United fades Lobi Stars title hope after a 0-0 goalless draw at in the ongoing Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Super Six on Monday at the Agege Stadium.
Jet-heeled Manchester United-bound winger Daniel James was likened to eight-time Olympic gold medallist sprinter Usain Bolt and Brazil icon Ronaldo by Hungary coach Marco Rossi ahead of Tuesday's Euro 2020 qualifier with Wales.
One in every 10 illegal immigrants who entered Europe between 2015 to 2016 was a Nigerian, the European Union has said.
Landline internet connections were down across Sudan on Monday, a week after mobile online services were cut following a deadly crackdown on protesters.
Fast-rising Nigerian actress and presenter, Dorcas Fapson, trended on social media platforms following the release of her adaptation of Paulette Kelly’s poem, “I Got Flowers Today’’ (1992).
Senator Ajayi Boroffice says he has withdrawn from the race for Deputy Senate President of the 9th National Assembly in deference to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Lawmaker-elect for Darazo/Ganjuwa Federal Constituency of Bauchi State, Mansur Manu Soro, has expressed optimism that Femi Gbajabiamila will emerge the Speaker of the House of Representatives in the ninth National Assembly unopposed.
Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, has urged motorists to be safety-conscious during the Sallah celebration.
The federal government on Monday inaugurated the members of the governing boards of five professional health regulatory bodies.