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INEC withdraws certificate of return from APC lawmaker

The Independent National Electoral Commission has withdrawn the Certificate of Return issued to Sina Akinwumi (APC), earlier sworn in to represent Okitipupa Constituency II in the Ondo State House of Assembly.

EU warns Nigeria not to take democracy for granted

The European Union (EU) has warned Nigeria not to take its democracy for granted.

INEC: We didn’t transmit results of general election via server

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has insisted it did not transmit results of the 2019 General Election electronically through its server due to circumstances beyond its control.
PDP Vice Presidential Candidate, Mr. Peter Obi before the opening statements of the Chairman 2019 Presidential Election Appeal Panel, Justice Zainab Adamu Bulkachawa during the opening of the hearing for the petition against the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari at the Court of Appeal, Abuja. Photo by Abayomi Adeshida

Peter Obi: INEC must provide the server it used for presidential election

The former governor of Anambra State and vice presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2019 election, Mr Peter Obi, insisted yesterday that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, must provide the server is used during the February presidential election.

INEC: We lack power to deregister parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it lacked the constitutional power to deregister any of the existing 91 political parties in the country.

INEC: We only experimented with server but not for 2019 elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Monday said that results of the 2019 general elections were not transmitted electronically to its server, stressing that the Commission only experimented the technology during some staggered elections held in 2018.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced the appointment of six new Permanent Secretaries in the States Civil Service.

Governor Sanwo-Olu floors AD, Labour Party at petition tribunal

An Election Petition Tribunal sitting at Ikeja, Lagos, on Monday, dismissed a petition filed by the Alliance for Democracy (AD) and the Labour Party (LP) challenging the victory of Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos State governor, at the March 9 gubernatorial poll.

Peter Obi: INEC must provide server used for election

Vice Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 23 presidential election, Mr. Peter Obi, has said that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will not escape providing the server it used for the election. =
The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, on Monday, revealed that the Commission would be employing members of the National Youth Service Corps, who were outstanding during the last general elections.

Elections: INEC offers outstanding corps members automatic employment

The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, on Monday, revealed that the Commission would be employing members of the National Youth Service Corps, who were outstanding during the last general elections.
Gboyega Oyetola

Osun guber: Governor Oyetola, APC, INEC ask Supreme Court to dismiss Senator Adeleke’s appeal

Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have urged the Supreme Court to dismiss the four appeals filed the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last governorship election in Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke.
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Supreme Court fixes date to decide true winner of Osun governorship election

The Supreme Court has fixed July 5 for judgment in the suit by the Peoples Democratic Party challenging the election of Gboyega Oyetola as Governor of Osun State.
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PDP: EU has exposed INEC, APC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the “fresh revelation” in the European Union (EU) report has vindicated the PDP and millions of Nigerians, in its position that the February 23 presidential election was rigged to favour President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC).

PDP fixes date for Kogi, Bayelsa guber primaries ahead of November 16 polls

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commenced preparation for Kogi and Bayelsa governorship elections.

Presidential election: Nigeria sitting on gunpower – Femi Fani-Kayode

Femi Fani-Kayode, former Aviation Minister, has warned that Nigeria is sitting on a keg of gun powder that could trigger and ignite a monumental “cataclysmic explosion, the likes of which have never been seen”.
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APC, Chike Okafor ask appeal court to sack Imo reps member

The All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate, Chike Okafor, have approached the Abuja division of the Court of Appeal to nullify the judgment of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) that produced Emeka Nwajuba of the Accord Party as a member of the House of Representatives for Ehimembano/Ihiteuboma/Obowo Federal Constituency of Imo State.
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2019: Kogi APC members bicker over mode of primary

Ahead of the November 16 Kogi State governorship election, members and stakeholders of the ruling All Progressives Congees (APC) are sharply divided over the mode of primary to be adopted in picking the party’s flag bearer.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Niger State said it had commenced the distribution of sensitive materials to the 25 local government areas of the state for the Governorship and House Assembly elections.

Elections: Political parties created logistic challenges – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that the large number of political parties that participated in the 2019 general elections created a lot of logistics problem.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar: I’ve no plans to protest over INEC server

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 23 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, has debunked media reports indicating he planned to lead a protest should the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal rule against his bid to compel the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to grant him access to information on the Commission’s central server.

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Recruitment: NNPC warns against siege on its headquarters

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) yesterday decried the blockades of its premises as people living with disabilities stormed headquarters of the corporation in protest of alleged exclusion from recruitment by NNPC.
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Fire razes 200 shops in Makurdi market

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Emir advocates improve welfare for journalists

Alhaji Abdulmumini Kabir Usman, the Emir of Katsina, has advocated for a special welfare package for journalists to enable them perform their constitutional roles effectively and efficiently.
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EFCC arrests five suspected Yahoo boys, recovers gun in Ibadan

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan zonal office on Tuesday, arrested three suspected internet fraudsters.