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Ekiti killings: PDP seeks diligent prosecution of suspects

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State on Tuesday called for diligent prosecution of suspects arrested over the killings that characterised the Ekiti East Constituency 1 by-election on Saturday.

2023: INEC reassures on continuous voters registration

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it plans to resume Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) across the country in the second quarter of 2021.

Court dismisses INEC, Tunde Adeniran faction’s objection to hearing in SDP leadership suit

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court, Abuja on Monday, dismissed the preliminary objections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and four other respondents to the hearing of the suit filed by Chief Supo Shonibare’s group over the leadership of the Social Democratic Party (SDP).
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Yiaga Africa condemns Ekiti by-election violence

An election observer, Yiaga Africa, Sunday, condemned electoral violence that erupted during Ekiti Bye-Election held on Saturday.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti governor: By-election violence perpetrators to face murder charges

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti on Sunday said there is no wasting time in prosecuting those responsible for the killings during Saturday’s house of assembly bye-election for murder.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Ekiti by-election: Police arrest three hoodlums

The police in Ekiti on Sunday announced that they have arrested three hoodlums linked to the attack on voters and election officials in the Ekiti House of Assembly by-election on Saturday.
This was disclosed by the State Police Commissioner, Mobayo Babatunde, on Saturday.

Ekiti by-election: Shot policewoman recuperating – CP

Contrary to the news making the rounds, that a policewoman lost her life during Saturday’s bloody poll, in Ekiti East Constituency 1, the Ekiti State Police Commissioner, Mr Babatunde Mobayo, has clarified that she is alive and responding to treatment.

Ekiti bye-election: Segun Oni condemns killings

Ex-governor Segun Oni of Ekiti State has joined others to condemn the violence and killings that characterised the Ekiti East Constituency 1 bye-election in Ekiti held on Saturday.
Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education, told newsmen on Sunday in Kaduna that the review would enable the Commission to determine areas requiring legislative action before the 2023 elections.

INEC dismisses transfer of polling centres between local councils

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has hinted at some of the guidelines to be expected in the expansion of polling centres, explaining that there would be no transfer of polling stations between local governments during elections.

Killings: INEC suspends Ekiti assembly bye-election

The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has announced the suspension of Saturday’s Bye-Election into the Ekiti East State Constituency seat, following incidents of violence which led to the killing of three persons and three others sustaining gunshot injuries.

INEC will only deal with registered political parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has again counselled the 74 deregistered political parties to await the judgement of the Supreme Court on their appeals relating to the powers of the Commission to deregister political parties.
In a demonstration to tackle the menace of ghost workers that has continue to drain the coffers of government, Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed will hold a public parley with all the stakeholders involved in the payment of workers salaries in the state.

Bauchi governor: Atiku Abubakar defeated President Buhari in 2019 election, we have evidence

Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed has said there is evidence that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) defeated President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the 2019 presidential election.

Court restrains INEC from issuing certificate of return to Senator Araraume

Senator Ifeanyi Araraume’s fresh hopes to be declared winner of the December 5th Imo North bye-election were dashed on Thursday day following a restraining order by a High Court in Owerri.

Anambra election: 22 political parties submit notice of primaries to INEC

As the November 6, 2021 Anambra State governorship elections draws near, about 23 political parties Thursday, stormed the headquarters of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Abuja, to submit letters of notice for the conduct of the governorship primaries.

INEC to expand existing poling units in Kebbi

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has intensified efforts to expand existing polling units in Kebbi.

Imo North election: Court orders INEC to issue certificate of return to Ifeanyi Araraume

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue Ifeanyi Araraume a certificate of return within 72 hours based on the result of the December 5, 2020, Imo North Senatorial bye-election, having been declared as the valid candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

2023: PDP panel wants zoning scrapped despite clamour for power shift

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may discard zoning as a criterion for picking its presidential candidate for the 2023 election cycle, if the party hierarchy ratifies the recommendation of a committee it set up to investigate its loss in the 2019 general election.

2023: PDP panel throws presidential tickets open

Amidst thinking from many stakeholders that North-East and South-East geo-political zones that have had the shortest stints at the Presidency, should be given special consideration, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) panel has thrown open the 2023 presidential ticket.
Security forces in the Republic of Congo were casting their ballots on Wednesday ahead of presidential elections in which veteran leader Denis Sassou Nguesso is frontrunner.

Congo security forces vote in upcoming presidential poll

Security forces in the Republic of Congo were casting their ballots on Wednesday ahead of presidential elections in which veteran leader Denis Sassou Nguesso is frontrunner.
The Presidency has clarified the release on bail, of the Presidential candidate of the African Action Congress in the February 2019 elections, Omoyele Sowore.

AAC disowns Omoyele Sowore, says party not part of protest against INEC

African Alliance Congress (AAC) has disowned it Presidential candidate in the 2019 election Mr Omoyele Sowore over his occupy Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) protest, saying that Sowore is impersonating its National Chairman, Dr. Leonard Nzenwa, and as such should be arrested.
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Group calls for global support for NDLEA in combating illicit drugs

Coalition in Defence of Nigerian Democracy and Constitution (CDNDC) has called for strategic support for National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in its bid to address the most potent factor and group aiding electoral violence in the country.
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AAC disowns Omoyele Sowore as its chair

The leadership of the African Action Congress (AAC) on Wednesday said that the party’s presidential candidate in the 2019 election, Omoyele Sowore has been expelled by the party’s highest decision making organ and he is therefore presently unknown to the party.

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Pension review: FEPPPAN pulls out of protest

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FAAC: Federal government, states, local councils share N680 billion

The Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC), shared the sum od N680 billion among the three tiers of government Thursday.
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Chad rebels say command hit by air strike ahead of Idriss Deby’s funeral

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JUSUN strike: NBA directs members to ‘visit’ state governors

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Governor Sanwo-Olu: Lagos to spend over N100 billion on new rail project

The Governor of Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says the state will spend over N100 billion to construct the 37-kilometre rail mass transit red line project.
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President Buhari bounces back, preaches compassion

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