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Who says future Nigerian elections cannot be annulled?

The Presidential election held in Nigeria on June 12, 1993 was the first in the history of the nation to be formally annulled by the government of the day. It was indeed the very first time the word ‘annul’ was used in connection with our elections. No one expected it.

Femi Falana threatens to sue political parties over nomination fees

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), on Saturday, restated his opposition to the sale of nomination forms to aspirants for elective offices by political parties.

#NotTooYoungToRun: Youth council to purchase nomination forms for 500 aspirants

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) says it will take advantage of the Not-Too-Young-To-Run Act to purchase nomination forms for 500 aspirants into various political positions in the country.

2019 and the politics of campaign finance

Each Governor was reportedly asked by the ruling APC party to bring N250 million ahead of the party’s National Convention. When the public protested, recently, the party disclaimed the news even if it added that it was the responsibility of members to pay outstanding dues.

2019: Political parties form alliance for consensus presidential candidate

Seventeen registered political parties in Nigeria have formed a new alliance with the aim of adopting one candidate for the 2019 presidential election.

Ekiti guber: Senator Ojudu group condemns invasion of APC secretariat

The Ekiti Rebirth Organisation (ERO), the campaign organ of leading aspirant in the Governorship race in the state, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, has condemn invasion of the state party secretariat allegedly by hoodlums loyal to another aspirant, Dr. Kayode Fayemi.

2019: Uche Nwosu’s critics are uninformed – Governor Okorocha

Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha on Thursday rose in defense of the governorship ambition of his Chief of Staff, Uche Nwosu, insisting that he has not flouted any law by aspiring to govern the state.

President Buhari: Why I cannot assent to Electoral Amendment Bill 2018

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday declined assent to the Electoral Amendment Bill 2018 recently passed by the National Assembly.

Bola Ige: National Assembly goofed at reordering INEC timetable

An Osun State based constitutional lawyer, Mr. Bola Ige, has lashed out at the National Assembly for proposing a reordering of the general elections sequence in the country, saying that it lacked the power to alter policies made by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

PDP: We are strategizing towards reclaiming power in Plateau

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau State says the party is strategizing and working hard towards reclaiming power in the state come 2019.

John Oyegun: We didn’t expect total support for tenure extension

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Chief John Oyegun has said that he was not surprise with the reactions of some governors objecting to the extension of the tenure of the national leadership of that party.

The more things change…

kidnap of 105 female students of Government Girls Science Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state, was Chibok all over again. As it was in April 2014 so it is in February 2018. The president has changed, the service chiefs have changed and the crime scene has changed — but the details are so alike.

CNPP backs National Assembly on order of 2019 general elections

The Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP) yesterday spoke in favour of the National Assembly for reordering the 2019 general elections.

INEC will obey timely, legitimate amendment to Electoral Act – official

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday said it would obey any timely and legitimate amendment to Electoral Act.

Senator Saraki sets up Senate c’ttee on Electoral Reforms Bill

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has announced a six-man committee of senators to reconcile the Senate’s version of the amended Electoral Act with the version passed by the House of Representatives.

Presidential poll to hold last in 2019

The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a fresh election timetable changing the sequence of elections for the president, governors, national and state legislative seats.

2019: INEC’s timely release of timetable‘ll reduce litigation – Ex-Rep Paul Adah

Former Member, House of Representatives and 2019 governorship aspirant in Cross River State, Paul Adah, has described last week’s release of 2019 election timetable by the Independent National Electoral commission, INEC, as a commendable step that would guarantee level playing field.

APC: 2019 elections our last battle – Rotimi Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, on Saturday described the 2019 general election as the last battle for members of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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