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Ekiti guber: APC denies allegations of plot to rig poll

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has denied allegations made by Governor Ayo Fayose that it has colluded with the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Professor Kayode Soremekun, to recruit students of the university to act as presiding officers to rig the July 14 governorship election.

INEC: Ekiti election will be transparent

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has assured that it would ensure that July 14 governorship election is conducted in a most transparent and credible manner.

Kaduna council polls: APC wins 12, PDP five local govts

The Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission (SIECOM), on Monday, declared the local government elections results for Chikun as inconclusive, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Ekiti APC primary: Governor Al-Makura gives reasons for success

Alhaji Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC) Ekiti Governorship Primary Election Committee, has attributed the success of Saturday’s primary to mature conduct of aspirants and delegates.

Kaduna council polls: We’ll investigate allegations of malpractices – Governor El-Rufai

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El Rufai, yestrday said allegations of irregularities in last Saturday’s local government election will be investigated.

Oyo local council poll holds Saturday as court dismisses suit

Justice Joyce Abdulmaleek of the Federal High Court, Ibadan, on Thursday dismissed a suit challenging the conduct of the Oyo State local government election on Saturday.

Russian cabinet resigns after Vladimir Putin’s inauguration

Russia’s cabinet resigned after President Vladimir Putin’s inauguration for a new presidential term, the government press service said in a statement Monday.

INEC insists on transmitting Ekiti, Osun poll results electronically

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, yesterday, restated its resolve to transmit the results of the governorship elections in Ekiti and Osun states electronically.

Malawi’s Joyce Banda dismisses corruption allegations

Malawi’s newly-returned former president Joyce Banda said Monday she had evidence that corruption allegations against her were politically motivated as she left the door open to another presidential run.

Governor Ganduje: Generals Babangida, Obasanjo attacking President Buhari over corruption war

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has said two former Nigerian leaders, Olusegun Obasanjo and Ibrahim Babangida, are opposing the reelection bid of President Muhammadu Buhari because of the current administration’s resolve to tackle corruption.

Ekiti guber: Asiwaju Tinubu reveals what he told APC aspirants after closed-door meeting

The national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, yesterday met behind closed-doors in Lagos with all the party’s aspirants for the Ekiti State governorship election.

Mali presidential election set for July 29

Mali’s government has confirmed a presidential election will be held on 29 July, an official statement said Friday, after local polls were again pushed back to the end of the year.

SDP: We will produce next Ekiti governor

Less than three months to the Ekiti State governorship election, the Social Democratic Party (SDP) has expressed its determination to produce the next governor by defeating the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led government.

Malaysia’s media company fights fake news law

A Malaysian media company on Friday filed a suit seeking to declare unconstitutional a new law against fake news, which critics say is aimed at curbing dissent and free speech ahead of a May 9 general election.

Governor Dickson: Why APC can’t be entrusted with Bayelsa people’s mandate

Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, on Tuesday has once more said the All Progressives Congress (APC) cannot win elections in Bayelsa State.

Elections no longer matter of guess work – INEC chief

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has said that the conduct of elections is no longer matters of guess work but a process that deliberate plan and strategy.

Ekiti guber: Dayo Adeyeye petitions PDP, seeks cancellation ward congresses

A contender for the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party ahead of the July 14 Ekiti governorship election, Dayo Adeyeye, has petitioned the David Mark-led committee, seeking the cancellation of congresses in three local government areas of the state.

Tendai Biti: Zimbabwe elections critical for economic growth

Zimbabwe’s elections scheduled to take place this year will be the most important in a generation and critical to restoring democracy and economic growth in the southern African nation that has been dominated by one party since independence in 1980, said opposition politician Tendai Biti.

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