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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.”
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, 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, director-general of the Voice of Nigeria, says President Muhammadu Buhari has ended vote-buying in elections.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Veteran Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, has asked families who lost their relatives during the Lekki tollgate incident to speak up.
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.”
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.
The result, which was a vindication to Evo Morales’s MAS party, also gave majorities in both houses of Congress.
The Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, and the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools, NAPPS, have thrown their weight behind the decision of the Lagos State government to shut down schools following the violent dimension the #EndSARS protest has taken.
Sergeant Harold Preston, a 41-year veteran of the Houston police force, died from wounds suffered during the shooting.
It stated that while metal and agricultural commodities had recouped their losses from the COVID-19 pandemic and were expected to make modest gains in 2021, energy prices, despite some recovery, were expected to stabilise below pre-pandemic levels next year.
No divisional police officer (DPO) has been killed in Rivers State, the police have said.
About 32 civil society groups have jointly signed a petition demanding for prosecution of all the security personnel involved in the bloody shooting of peaceful #EndSARS protesters at Lekki TollGate in Lagos on Tuesday night.