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Election: Governor El-Rufai assures foreign observers of safety

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State yesterday assured foreign observers on election monitoring duty in the state of adequate security.
Foreign election observers at the Osun state governorship election

Election: INEC accredits 144 observer groups

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has accredited 144 observer groups that will monitor the conduct of the forthcoming general elections in the country.

Full List: INEC names 116 domestic groups, 28 foreign bodies as election observers

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Sunday announced the names of 144 observers that will monitor the 2019 general elections.
Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, disclosed this at the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) forum on Tuesday in Abuja.

Lai Mohammed: Muhammadu Buhari’ll defeat PDP, others with wide margin in 2019

The Federal Government has boasted that President Muhammadu Buhari would win the 2019 presidential election with a margin higher than the score line he recorded in 2015 poll to beat then President Goodluck Jonathan.

Egypt court acquits 40 NGO workers after re-trial

An Egyptian court has acquitted 40 pro-democracy NGO workers, in a re-trial of a long-running case that has strained relations with the United States.
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Oby Ezekwesili: Muhammadu Buhari working to compromise election

The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, has expressed doubt over the willingness of President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure peace in the 2019 election.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, is to kick-start his campaign for the 2019 presidential election through an address to Nigerians on Facebook on Monday.

Atiku Abubakar urges NDI, IRI not believe Muhammadu Buhari’s words, focus on evidence

Following President Muhammadu Buhari’s pledge that he would give his opponents in the 2019 elections a level playing field, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar has urged the International Republican Institute (IRI) and National Democratic Institute (NDI) not to believe the president’s deceitful words but focus on evidence.
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IRI trains politicians on issue-based campaigns

Sentell who spoke during the workshop in Abuja said, “Parties in Nigeria are not ideology based, but instead, are influenced by wealthy individuals and elected executive office holders who fund party administration and usurp powers of party leaders.
Persons Living with Disabilities (PLWD) have said that structural barriers were a great limitation to their participation in politics in Nigeria.

PLWD: Structural barriers hinders us from politics

Persons Living with Disabilities (PLWD) have said that structural barriers were a great limitation to their participation in politics in Nigeria.
International Republican Institute - IRI

IRI, stakeholders identify causes of electoral violence in Nigeria

Stakeholders at a workshop organised by the International Republican Institute (IRI) have identified the ineffectiveness of rule of law and weak institutions involved in electoral processes as some of the factors instigating violence during an election in the country.
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Observers: Vote buying, insecurity may hamper 2019 elections

The International Republican Institute (IRI) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI) yesterday identified several challenges that could hamper the successful conduct of the 2019 general election in Nigeria.

Ike Ekweremadu: INEC a threat to 2019 elections

The Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu has described the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as a threat to the 2019 general election in the country.

Insurgency: USAID harps on adequate security in LGs ahead of 2019 elections

Security apparatus involved, in the fight against insurgency, have been urged to ensure normalcy everywhere, especially insurgency affected LGAs, as political activities heightened ahead of the 2019 polls in Adamawa state
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2019: Institute advocates credible, violence-free elections in Ebonyi

The International Republican Institute (IRI), has called for sustained efforts to ensure credible, transparent and violence-free elections in Ebonyi in the 2019 general elections.
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Sokoto: IRI selects 20 young political party leaders for academy

The International Republican Institute has selected 20 young political party leaders in Sokoto State for a six-month intensive leadership programme.
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2019: IRI seeks improved youths participation in politics

The International Republican Institute (IRI) has called on the youths in Ebonyi State to participate actively in the politics and governance of their state.

US sanctions still hang over Zimbabwe

The United States of America has maintained travel and financial sanctions on Zimbabwe’s senior ruling party officials, including President Emmerson Mnangagwa, as well as some state-owned firms.
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US-based election observers criticises Zimbabwe

A US-based election observer mission has issued a critical new statement on Zimbabwe, saying the country "has not yet demonstrated that it has established a tolerant, democratic culture" that allows the opposition to be treated fairly and people to vote freely.

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Election: PDP urges military to disobey presidential order on ballot box snatching

The presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, and PDP national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, have urged the military and other security agencies to disobey the presidential order asking them to deal ruthlessly with would-be ballot box snatchers.

NAF arrests 10 armed bandits, recovers 57 livestock

The 453 Base Service Group, Nigerian Air Force, Kaduna, on Tuesday said it had arrested 10 suspected thugs and bandits and recovered 57 livestock.

Senator Lokpobiri: Governor Dickson of recruiting militants to destabilise elections

Sen. Heineken Lokobiri, Minister of State for Agriculture, has dismissed accusations of instigating violence in Bayelsa leveled against him and other APC chieftains in the state by Gov. Seriake Dickson.
South African 800 meters Olympic champion Caster Semenya arrives for a landmark hearing at the Court of Arbitration (CAS) in Lausanne on February 18, 2019. – Semenya will challenge a proposed rule by the International Athletics Federation (IAAF) aiming to restrict testosterone levels in female runners. (Photo by Harold CUNNINGHAM / AFP)

Caster Semenya unleashes team of professors to battle IAAF, CAS

Caster Semenya has released a list of experts she will call in her appeal hearing at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) this week in her fight against regulations aimed at lowering the testosterone levels of hyperandrogenic athletes like her.
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Olamiju Alao-Akala suspended as Ogbomoso council chairman

The Chairman of Ogbomoso North Local Government Area of Oyo State, Hon. Olamiju Alao-Akala, has been suspended from office.