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Voters across Edo State very early Saturday morning began trooping out to vote in an election that will decide who occupies the Dennis Osadebey Government House for the next four years.2

Edo election: Centre hails INEC, tasks National Assembly on electoral act

A civil society organization, Centre for Liberty, has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for conducting the Edo state governorship election “in a mostly civilized and less disruptive manner across the state.”

Edo election: PDP charges INEC, security agents to protect Edo North votes

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has charged the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, the Department of State Services, DSS, to protect the governorship results in Edo North.
Mike Igini

Three university lecturers face prosecution over electoral malpractice

Mike Igini, INEC’s Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Akwa Ibom, on Tuesday said that three university lecturers had been confirmed to have been involved in electoral malpractice during the 2019 general elections.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

APC: PDP, Governor Obaseki plan to rig Edo election using ex-INEC staff

The verbal war between the All Progressives Congress, APC, and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Edo State ahead of the September 19, governorship election continued, yesterday, as the APC accused the PDP and its governorship candidate, Governor Godwin Obaseki of engaging the services of a former senior staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Mr. Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, to rig the election.
5. The truce-seeking trip of President Muhammadu Buhari to the Malian capital of Bamako on Thursday ended without a deal to soothe the country’s escalating political crisis.

Mali crisis: President Buhari’s meeting with other leaders ends in stalemate

The truce-seeking trip of President Muhammadu Buhari to the Malian capital of Bamako on Thursday ended without a deal to soothe the country’s escalating political crisis.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 13, 2017 a person shows an App that will allow to vote for a referendum in Italy’s northern region of Lombardy to request more autonomy from central government, in Milan. – West Virginia’s disabled residents and overseas military personnel will be able to vote by smartphone in the US presidential election this year, the latest development in a push to make balloting more accessible despite persistent security fears. Rising interest in electronic voting has heightened concerns among security experts who fear these systems are vulnerable to hacking and manipulation that could undermine confidence in election results. (Photo by MIGUEL MEDINA / AFP)

Smartphone voting stirs interest and security fears

West Virginia’s disabled residents and overseas military personnel will be able to vote by smartphone in the US presidential election this year, the latest development in a push to make balloting more accessible despite persistent security fears.
Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

INEC: Electronic transmission of election results doable, long overdue

INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, stated this Wednesday in Abuja in his opening remarks at the post-election review meeting of the Interagency Consultative Committee on Election Security ICCES.
President Goodluck Jonathan

Bayelsa APC tackles former President Jonathan, says PDP’s defeat imminent

The All Progressives Congress has warned former President Goodluck Jonathan against making misguided comments that may ridicule his person ahead of the Bayelsa governorship election.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

INEC server: Atiku Abubakar to summon Microsoft, IBM, Oracle to testify

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, is insistent that the Independent National Electoral Commission stored election results in a server and has said he will call Microsoft, IBM and Oracle experts to testify that he defeated President Muhammadu Buhari by over 1.6 million votes.

Rights groups alerts security agencies on protests in Rivers

Rivers State Civil Society Organisations has alerted the state Government, Security Agencies and the general public over what they described as threat to law and order by party surrogates and protest consultants in the guise of civil societies.

Osita Okechukwu: President Buhari has ended era of vote-buying

Osita Okechukwu, director-general of the Voice of Nigeria, says President Muhammadu Buhari has ended vote-buying in elections.

World Cup tops 2018 Google searches globally

Google recently released its year report for 2018, highlighting the most searched words globally and even in respective countries. The report reveals top trends in 2018 compared to the previous years.

Textile workers hail President Buhari on June 12 decision

The Textile Workers Union on Thursday commended President Muhammadu Buhari for declaring June 12 as Democracy Day and for conferring a posthumous award on Moshood Abiola.

2019: INEC to eliminate manual collation of results

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it has put a mechanism in place to eliminate manual collation of election results at polling units in the 2019 general elections.

Senate approves card reader, sets fees for aspirants

The Senate has passed the Electoral Act No. 6, 2010 Amendment Bill 2017, making it mandatory for use of card reader and banning of manual accreditation, when it becomes a law.

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#EndSARS: Nollywood actress urges Feminist Coalition not to stop accepting donations

Recall that the group, which has been providing administrative support and fundraising for the group had said it would no longer accept donations for the campaign, which seeks an end to police brutality and the disbandment of the police’s tactical special units – SARS and SWAT. Their decision followed President Buhari’s Thursday night’s national broadcast which asked protesters to get off the streets as violence and anarchy reigned.
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#EndSARS: Cross River governor declares 24-hour curfew

According to a statement signed by the Special Adviser Media and Publicity to the governor, Christian Ita, the curfew followed “the hijacking of the peaceful protest against police brutality in the state by hoodlums.”

Joe Okei-Odumakin urges government to address citizens’ grievances

Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, President, Women Arise and Centre for Change, on Friday urged all tiers of government to urgently implement policies that would address the grievances of citizens.
Leftist leader Luis Arce has won a smashing victory in Bolivia’s presidential election, a final official vote count released on Friday shows, providing vindication for the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) party of overthrown President Evo Morales.

Luis Arce secures big victory in Bolivia election

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