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NAWOJ to partner INEC on women mobilisation

The National Association of Women Journalists has pledged to partner with the Independent National Electoral Commission to mobilise women to participate actively in electoral processes.

Court refuses to stop APC national convention

A court action instituted by aggrieved members of the All Progressive Congress (APC) to stop the National Convention of the party slated for Saturday in Abuja, failed Wednesday, as Justice Sylvanus Oriji of a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court declined their requests.

Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar: Ekiti election will show if APC is democratic

The former vice president, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has argued that the 2018 governorship election in Ekiti State would show how democratic the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is.

INEC: 353,262 registrants yet to collect PVCs in Ekiti

The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) said on Monday a total of 563, 051 Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) have been collected by registered voters in Ekiti State, 27 days to the governorship election.

Ekiti guber: INEC disqualifies candidate

The Providence People’s Congress (PPC), has threatened to sue the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for disqualifying and expunging the name of its governorship candidate, Stephen Obasola, from the list of candidates for the July 14 Ekiti State election.

INEC registering foreigners to vote in 2019 – Southern, Middle Belt leaders

The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders’ Forum has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission of registering foreigners, especially from Niger Republic, to pave the way for electoral malpractices in 2019.

Senator Ucha: John Oyegun can’t force me out of APC

Ucha noted that the recent inauguration of the state chairmen of the party in Abuja by the outgoing national chairman Oyegun was a ploy to create more problems for the party despite a warning from the National Legal Adviser of the party.

Archbishop: I have soft spot for President Buhari because he fears no one

The Methodist Archbishop of Abuja, Most Rev. Oche Job, says he admires President Muhammadu Buhari because he is a man that fears no one.

Governor Wike, Dakuku Peterside disagree over Rivers council poll

Rivers Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike and Dr Dakuku Peterside, the Director General of Nigerian Maritme and Safety Agency, NIMASA, have sharply disagreed on the credibility of government elections conducted by the Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission (RSIEC) across the state on Saturday.

Who says future Nigerian elections cannot be annulled?

The Presidential election held in Nigeria on June 12, 1993 was the first in the history of the nation to be formally annulled by the government of the day. It was indeed the very first time the word ‘annul’ was used in connection with our elections. No one expected it.

Governor Wike: Rivers council polls peaceful because of APC boycott

Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers has claimed that the non-participation of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was resposible for the successful conduct of Saturday’s council elections in the state.

Rivers council polls: Governor Wike commends RSIEC on peaceful, orderly exercise

Physically excited by the conduct of the local government elections last Saturday, the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, commended the Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission (RSIEC) for conducting credible Local Government Elections in the state.

Governor Wike shuns voting as apathy, calm mark Rivers council polls

Governor Nyesom Wike shunned casting his vote at his home Obio Akpor Ward 9, Unit 7, as apathy and calm marked Saturday’s council elections across Rivers State’s 23 local government areas, LGAs.

Senator Ucha: John Oyegun destroying APC out of frustration

Former Senator who represented Ebonyi Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Julius Ali Ucha, has lambasted the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, for enthroning impunity and illegality in the party.

Ekiti guber: Traditional council kick against deployment of soldiers

Ahead of the gubernatorial election in Ekiti State, traditional rulers in the state have urged the federal government not to deploy soldiers in the state so as not to create tension or intimidate members of opposition parties.

Ben Nwabueze faults President Buhari’s June 12 declaration

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Ben Nwabueze, has faulted the June 12 declaration made by President Muhammadu Buhari.

July 14: Ekiti in diaspora back Kayode Fayemi

Ekiti indigenes resident in the United States of America have urged the electorate in Ekiti State to vote massively for the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the July 14 election, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, for the state to witness radical development in all spheres.

Senator Shehu Sani dismisses calls for removal of INEC chairman

A senator, Shehu Sani (APC, Kaduna Central) has described the call for the removal of the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmoud Yakubu, as unnecessary.

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