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INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu

2019: INEC chairman tasks celebrities on voter education

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has called on Nigerian celebrities to utilise their platforms to promote voter education, youth inclusion and non-violent participation in the 2019 elections.

Katsina APC strategizes for 2019 general elections

A stakeholders’ meeting of the All Progressive Congress (APC) was held on Saturday in Katsina to ensure a success at the party’s campaigns ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Ali Ndume urges colleagues not to boycott 2019 budget presentation

Sen. Ali Ndume (APC, Borno South) has pleaded with his colleagues in the Senate and House of Representatives not to boycott the 2019 Budget presentation by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Christopher Adebayo Alao-Akala

Adebayo Alao-Akala: Why I’m contesting to return as Oyo governor

The immediate past governor of Oyo State, who is contesting 2019 governorship under the platform of the Action Democratic Party, ADP, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala, said he is motivated to want to rule Nigeria again because of the policies of the Oyo State All Progressives Congress, APC, led administration under the governorship of Senator Abiola Ajimobi which he described as ‘anti-people.’
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP: INEC special centres a plot to allocate fictitious votes for Muhammadu Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday said that the alleged special centres for the internally displaced persons (IDPs) within the country by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), was a plot to allocate fictitious votes and also to stuff ballot boxes in favour of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Yekini Nabena

Electoral Bill: PDP planning to use Russian agents to hack INEC server – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is desperate about the signing of amended 2018 Electoral Act because it had perfected plans with Russian agents to hack the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

INEC tasks traditional, religious leaders on PVCs collection

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has urged traditional and religious leaders to assist the commission in appealing to their subjects to collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).
Jerry Gana, former Minister of Information

Court declares Jerry Gana as SDP presidential candidate

An FCT High Court in Maitama on Friday declared a former Minister of Information, Prof. Jerry Gana, the winner of the presidential primary election of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) conducted on October 6.
Social Democratic Party (SDP)

SDP: Why we changed vice presidential candidate

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) has said that its replacement of Junaid Mohammed with Shehu Gabam as the party’s vice presidential candidate, was the outcome of a consensus.

APGA faults court’s cancellation of Anambra South senatorial primaries

The All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), has reacted to the nullification of its primary election for Anambra South Senatorial District by an Abuja high court.

PDP: Federal government plotting to rig with illegal polling centres in Chad, Niger

The Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) Presidential Campaign Organisation (PCO) has condemned an alleged plot by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Muhammadu Buhari’s presidency to rig the 2019 general elections by creating illegal polling centres in Chad and Niger Republic.

Court okays Kashamu Buruji’s expulsion from PDP

An Abuja Federal High Court on Thursday validated the expulsion of Sen. Kashamu Buruji, representing Ogun West, from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

2019: IPAC to organise peace-accord forum for Ebonyi candidates

The Inter-party Advisory Council in Ebonyi says it plans to organise a peace-accord forum for all governorship, state and national assembly candidates in the 2019 election.
INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmoud Yakubu

2019: INEC clarifies position on IDP voting

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has said the commission’s decision to allow Internally Displaced Persons vote in 2019 is restricted to Nigerians living within our borders.

Where’s the devil in the electoral bill?

Exaggeration is the most common strain of fever at election period. Politicians make voters – and the general public – believe that the world might end on ballot day, when in fact what they are playing for is their own survival.
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2019: INEC signs MoU with road transport unions to use commercial vehicles for elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with road transport unions to use commercial vehicles for movement of election personnel and materials on election days in 2019.
Social Democratic Party (SDP)

SDP pulls out of CUPP ahead of 2019 election

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) has pulled out of the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) it had earlier signed on with 39 other political parties with the aim of presenting a consensus candidate for 2019 presidential election.

Eliminating corruption in Nigeria’s electoral process

The INEC boss noted further that “vote-buying is illegal, undemocratic and morally poignant and a threat to the sanctity of the ballot.

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Nigerians ‘too religious’ – Chinese cleric

A representative of the International Assembly (IA) of the True Jesus Church in Nigeria, Pastor Hong-Hsiung Ko, has described Nigerians as “too religious a people” who also have respect for their religious leaders.