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Melaye appeals court judgement on recall process

Senator for Kogi West, Dino Melaye, has appealed the judgment of an Abuja Division of the Federal High Court which on Monday gave the green light for the process for his recall from the senate.

INEC begins distribution of PVCs in Kebbi

The Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Kebbi State, Mallam Abdullahi Musa, says the Commission has commenced the distribution of Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVCs) to electorate across the state.

INEC resumes Melaye’s recall process, plans timetable

The Independent National Electoral Commission has resumed the recall process for the senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Dino Melaye.

Melaye recall: INEC releases revised timetable Sept 18

In a statement in Abuja, signed by Mallam Mohammed Haruna, National Commissioner and Member Information and Voter Education Committee, INEC said the action is valid in the light of the order of court.

Anambra guber: CP reiterates readiness of security agents

The Commissioner of Police in Anambra, Mr Garba Umar, has reiterated the preparedness of security agencies to help achieve credible, free, fair, and violence-free governorship election in Anambra on Nov.18.

Promised Guinea local elections delayed again

Local elections in Guinea, expected since 2005, will not take place before the end of the year, an opposition party spokesman said Monday, a month after demonstrations calling for polls.

Ekiti council poll: PDP may adopt ‘Option A4’ for primaries – Fayose

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has hinted that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may adopt Option A4 in the selection of its candidates for the coming local government election in the state.

Anambra guber poll to hold as scheduled – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday assured Nigerians that the Nov. 18 governorship election in Anambra would hold as scheduled.

Kogi gov, INEC, fed govt, security agents, after me – Melaye

The embattled lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Senator Dino Melaye, has described the ruling by a Federal High Court Abuja which failed to grant his application to stop his recall from the Senate as appealable.

Court asks INEC to continue Melaye’s recall process

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday dismissed the suit by Kogi West Senator, Dino Melaye, challenging the validity of the process of recalling him by his constituents.

Electoral justice in Kenya and Nigeria

Both Nigeria and Kenya have been battling with electoral malpractice and political violence for over a decade. The 2007 general election in Nigeria was truly a “do or die” affair as declared by President Olusegun Obasanjo.

INEC counts votes, not prayers – PFN chief to Christians

The National President, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Reverend (Dr) Felix Omobude, has challenged members to be active in politics.

APC: Tormented by absentee leadership, inertia

Make believe, lethargy; these are two words that best describe the general political tendency of All Progressives Congress (APC). And nothing exemplifies APC’s sluggish and seemingly ineffectual leadership than its failure to organise a midterm convention.

PFN’s Omobude urges Christians to show interest in politics

National President of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Felix Omobude, has urged Christians to show interest and be abreast of the political revolution in Nigeria.

Anambra guber:‎ Ohanaeze sets up monitoring committee

The Anambra State chapter of Ohanaeze Youth Council has constituted a committee to monitor the processes of the Anambra governorship election to ensure that it is credible.

Traders vow to resist attempt to rig Anambra guber polls

The Amalgamated Markets\Traders Association Anambra State, AMATAS and South East in general, under the aegis of South East Markets Amalgamated Traders Association, SEAMATA, have vowed to resist any attempt by any person or group to rig the forthcoming governorship election in the state.

Anambra guber: Kanu working for APC – Uwazuruike

The founder of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, has said opposition of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of Indegenous People of Biafra is aimed at favouring the All Progressives Congress (APC) to edge out Governor Obiano through destabilisation.

If Jonathan wasn’t voted out, US dollar won’t have exchanged above N50 – Uwazuruike

Founder of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, Ralph Uwazuruike, has stated that one United States dollar would not have exchanged for more than N50 if former president Goodluck Jonathan was allowed to remain in power beyond 2015.

Kanu being used to destroy Biafra – Uwazuruike

Ralph Uwazuruike, founder of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), says the federal government is using Nnamdi Kanu to destroy the struggle for Biafra.

Kenya Supreme Court ruling strong message to Nigeria – Olanipekun

Former President of the Nigeria Bar Association, Chief Wole Olanipekun, SAN, saturday described the Supreme Court judgement, which annulled the recent presidential election in Kenya as a strong message to Nigeria, especially the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on the need to up their democratic game.

Mega Party jubilates over INEC registration

The Imo State chapter of Mega Party on Friday unveiled the certificate of registration of the party by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

Anambra guber: Okonkwo emerges ADP candidate

Ifeanyi Okonkwo has emerged the gubernatorial candidate of the Action Democratic Party, ADP, for the November 18 Anambra gubernatorial election.

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