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Anambra election: INEC fixes dates for primaries, read riot acts to parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed 10th June and 1st July 2021 for parties that have indicated interest in nominating candidates for the November 6 governorship election to conduct their primaries for the nomination of their candidates.

Anambra, FCT polls: INEC warns against conduct of sham party primaries

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has urged political parties to avoid the conduct of acrimonious and skewed primary elections in the forthcoming Anambra Guber and FCT Area Council elections.

INEC vows to sanction parties over acrimonious primaries, congresses

Not impressed with the rancorous outcome of political parties congresses and primary elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has threatened to blacklist erring parties from its books.
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NEC insists on Smart Card Reader for all elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has stated that it has no plans to stop the deployment of Smart Card Readers in all elections, including the supplementary poll for the Kogi West Senatorial District, the Ajaokuta Federal Constituency.

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NDDC: Groups, former commissioner fault ultimatum to Sylva

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Protest: Group calls for release of Agba Jalingo, others

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Nigerian government, states review agric policies, programmes

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Anambra election: Obiora Agbasimalo emerges Labour Party candidate

The technocrat turned politician was unanimously elected at the party’s governorship primaries held on Friday in Nnewi area of the state. The National Chairman of the Labour Party, Barr. Julius Abure, made this known to pressmen.