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The European Centre for Electoral Support has commenced training of legal officers of Independent National Electoral and Police to enhance ways of prosecuting electoral offenders, ahead of 2019 general elections.
The Peoples Democratic Party says any policeman or security officer that allows the ruling All Progressives Congress to pitch him or her against the people in the September 22, 2018 Osun State governorship election would have himself or herself to blame.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has launched a braille ballot guide to assist eligible voters who are visually impaired to assist them cast their ballot without support in the Osun State governorship poll.
Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has said that he has not committed the state to any debt either by taking bond or borrowing from any financial institution since he assumed office for the second time on October 16, 2014 till date.
The Labour Party has described the statement of the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Ayuba Wabba, on the declaration of a former Governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko, to stand for next year’s presidential election on the platform of the party as borne out of malice.
The Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement (YIAGA) Africa, a Civil Society Organisation, on Friday called for laws to address loopholes in the electoral process especially vote buying.
The police said on Thursday that they would ensure synergy with other security agencies in providing adequate security during the September 22 governorship poll in Osun.
One of the Presidential aspirants of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Kabiru Tanimu Turaki, has vowed that he and others will deploy their legal skills to reclaim the party’s governorship victory in Ekiti State which is currently a matter before the Election Petition tribunal.
Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, says he will no longer contest the 2019 presidential election because the All Progressives Congress (APC) rigged the last governorship election in the state.
Resident Electoral Commissioner in Osun, Mr Olusegun Agbaje, said this while making a presentation on INEC’s preparations ahead of Osun election at the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room Dialogue Session in Abuja.
The organisation is also seeking an order compelling INEC and its chairman to prosecute anyone suspected to be involved and/or complicit in the alleged vote buying during the elections in Ekiti State, Anambra State, Edo State and Ondo State.
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has dragged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to court over the commission’s “failure to put Ekiti vote buyers on trial and do something about the allegations of vote buying by both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during recent governorship election in Ekiti State.”
A national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has said the party has all it takes to win the September 22 governorship election in Osun State.
Opeyemi Bamidele, a former member of the house of representatives, has returned to Nigeria after two months treating gunshot injury in the UK and US.
The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, on Thursday justified the huge deployment of police personnel in Ekiti and other states were elections held, saying it was solely to curtail the activities of political thugs.
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, said the party would not miss politicians whom he said had perfected the art of migrating from one party to another with each election season.
Details of the incident are unclear, however, a government statement gave his name as Juergen Schedema and local media reported that he worked as a manager in a logging firm in the West African state.
Chinese authorities have urged people to stop travelling in and out of Wuhan, the city at the centre of a new virus outbreak that has killed 17 people.
Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has opened up on Wifred Ndidi’s ‘remarkable’ return.
The Kaduna State Traffic Law Enforcement Authority (KASTLEA) is being automated to make traffic enforcement in more efficient, a government statement said on Wednesday.
Comrade Solomon Okoduwa, Senior Special Assistant, (SSA) Edo State Governor on Anti-Human Trafficking Issues, on Wednesday cried out over what he described a series of threats to his life.
Following the return of Imo State to the All Progressives Congress, APC, a chieftain of the party and former senatorial candidate in the 2019 general elections in Imo State, Barrister Chyma Anthony, Friday, called on the Federal Government to consider making functional, the Sam Mbakwe International Airport, to boost commerce and industry in the state and the country in general.
Four of Iran’s top football clubs Monday threatened to boycott the Asian Champions League unless a reported ban on the Islamic republic hosting international matches is lifted.
A civil society organisation, the Civil Empowerment and Rule of Law Support Initiative (CERLSI), has threatened to institute legal actions against the Management of Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi if they fail to repeal the decision to revoke admission of new students of the institution.
A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), the Royal Ambassador Organisation of Nigeria, has declared support for the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration’s policies and programmes, targeted at ensuring sustainable peace across Edo.
“Europe has been very, very tough to deal with,’’ Trump told U.S. broadcaster, CNBC at the World Economic Forum summit in the Swiss town of Davos, one day after meeting European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen there.