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CSOs urge INEC to prosecute electoral offenders before Kogi, Bayelsa polls

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have called for the prosecution of perpetrators of violence during the 2019 general election to serve as deterrent to others wishing to indulge in such act ahead of Kogi and Bayelsa governorship elections.
Vote Buying

Report: Violence, vote buying marred polls in South-East

A joint report released by Women Aids Collective (WACOL) and International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) indicated that violence, intimidation by thugs and vote buying marred the just concluded general elections in the South East.
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Elections: Group charges security personnel on neutrality

A youth-based civil society group, Kimpact Development Initiative (KDI) has charged security personnel on election duties to be neutral and perform their assignments with professionalism.

Full List: INEC names 116 domestic groups, 28 foreign bodies as election observers

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Sunday announced the names of 144 observers that will monitor the 2019 general elections.

INEC to train over one million personnel for general elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will train over one million electoral staff and ad-hoc personnel for the conduct of the 2019 general elections.
INEC Election Nigeria

Osun guber: INEC adopts more strategies to tackle vote-buying

Disturbed by the alarming trend of vote buying, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said beginning with the September 22nd, 2018 Osun Governorship Election more strategies would be adopted to stem the tide.

2019: INEC holds meeting on logistics to conclude planning stage

The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, on Thursday met with heads of security agencies, logistics experts, transport unions and other stakeholders to ensure seamless deployment of elections materials and personnel in 2019.

2019: IFES pledges support for INEC

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems ( IFES ) says it will give every necessary support to the Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC ) in its quest to achieve credible elections in 2019.

2019 election budget ready in 7 days – INEC chief

Prof. Yakubu Mahmood, the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Friday said that the 2019 General Elections budget would be ready in seven days.

Kwara LG poll: KWASIEC begins training of 141 facilitators

Ahead of the November 18 local government election in Kwara, the State Independent Electoral Commission (KWASIEC), on Monday, began the training of 141 facilitators for the conduct of the poll.

Anambra guber poll will be flawless – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said Nov. 18 governorship election in Anambra would be a test case of flawless electoral conduct by the commission in Nigeria.

Anambra guber: INEC names Obiano, Obaze, Nwoye, 34 others as candidates

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday in Abuja said 37 political parties would be presenting candidates in the Anambra governorship election scheduled for November 18.

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Gabon will become the first African country paid with international funds to preserve its forests in an effort to fight climate change, the United Nations said Sunday.
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Ogun may establish two additional universities

The Ogun State Government has revealed that it may establish two additional universities to address the agitation of the people of the Central and Western Senatorial districts respectively.

Kogi Speaker receives defectors into APC

The Speaker of Kogi State House Assembly, Hon. Mathew Kolawole, has formally received some members of the opposition parties who recently defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

‘Yahoo boy’ runs mad, strips self naked in Ekiti

There was drama on a major highway in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, when a young man suspected to be an Internet fraudster ran mad in full public glare on Sunday evening.

Bandits release 30 more captives in Zamfara

The peace efforts initiated by the Zamfara government have continued to yield more fruits with 30 additional captives released by bandits on Sunday, after eight months in captivity.