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Soldiers block with truck and armoured tank the road leading to the state headquarters of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on March 10, 2019. – Fears has gripped residents of oil-rich Port Harcourt city in Niger delta region as state headquarters of Independent National Electoral Commission has been condoned off by dozens of fierce looking soldiers, anti-riots policemen and other complementary security agents who are jointly patrolling the city ahead of the much awaited results of the just concluded governorship and state assembly elections. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

Rivers elections: UK, PDP condemn military as INEC suspends polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday suspended all electoral processes in the governorship and House of Assembly elections in Rivers until further notice.

Elections: Observer group applauds INEC for remarkable improvements in logistics

Centre for Transparency and Advocacy (CTA), an election observer group, has said that there was a remarkable improvement in logistics during the Governorship and State Assembly elections.
Nigerians today return to the polls to elect their state governors and legislators as well councilors for the six Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Area Councils.

Observer group urges INEC to learn from pitfalls of national election

An election observer group, Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA), yesterday, said it hopes that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has factored into its plans and preparations, the pitfalls that beset and affected the successful conduct of the presidential elections so as to ensure that they don’t repeat themselves again during the governorship elections.
Staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) confirm ballot papers for house of representatives during the electoral preparation at a local office of INEC in Port Harcourt, southern Nigeria, on February 22, 2019, a day before postponed voting day.Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP

CTA: We saw military personnel displaying partisanship

As collation of results in Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections progresses, Faith Nwadishi, the Executive Director, the Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA), one of the accredited election monitoring groups, has alleged partisanship on the part of some military personnel.
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Elections: Security agencies urged to treat voters with utmost civility

The Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA), an accredited election observer group, has appealed to security agents deployed for the rescheduled general election to act according to the electoral act, exhibit neutrality and professionalism.
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CTA: INEC’s decision to go ahead with elections despite attack on offices courageous

Election observer group, the Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA) has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for its decision to ahead with elections in affected states where its offices were burnt.
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Elections: Group seeks police, INEC collaboration

An election observer group, Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA) has called for greater collaboration among the police, stakeholders and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure free, fair and peaceful general election.

Nigerians urged to use technology to hold government accountable

As the 2019 elections draw near, Nigerians have been urged to use available technology to follow up on government and hold them accountable while in public service.

Ekiti guber: Group raises the alarm over observers’ safety

The Independent Service Delivery Monitoring Group (ISDMG), an election monitoring and observer group, has raised the alarm over the safety of independent observers to be deployed to monitor the Ekiti State governorship election.

INEC suspends 205 staff over roles in 2015 elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended 205 staff over various unwholesome roles in the 2015 general elections.

How voter apathy affected Anambra Central rerun poll – ISDMG

The Independent Service Delivery Monitoring Group (ISDMG), an election observer group which monitored the Anambra Central Senatorial District re-run election on Saturday, said the process was affected by voter apathy.

Anambra guber: APC primary, caricature of gender equality – women

Some women in Abuja have described the recent primary election of All Progressives Congress (APC) for forthcoming governorship poll in Anambra as “caricature of 35 per cent Affirmative Action for Women.’’

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