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Alaafin petitions President Buhari over insecurity in South West

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, has written a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari on the negative effect of insecurity in Nigeria, especially in the South West, warning that the pre-colonial military structures of the Yoruba have not been totally collapsed.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

Tribunal: I was shocked by results from areas under herdsmen attack – witness

A Ward Collation Agent, Aliyu Abdullahi, on Wednesday, told the presidential election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja that he was shocked when he heard results the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, released in two Wards in Nasarawa State where voters ran away owing to attacks by herdsmen.

Osun, Supreme Court and the Violent Senator

The Supreme Court of Nigeria delivered the final judgment on Friday, July 5, in the matter of the September 22 Gubernatorial election, and the September 27 re-run in Osun State.
Mauritanian voters are headed to the polls in the country’s first election without an incumbent presidential candidate since the 2008 coup.

Mauritania votes in first democratic transition of power

Mauritanian voters are headed to the polls in the country’s first election without an incumbent presidential candidate since the 2008 coup.

Democracy Day: Enugu residents urge President Buhari to honour Humphrey Nwosu

A cross-section of Enugu residents on Wednesday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to honour Prof. Humphrey Nwosu, former National Electoral Commission (NEC) Chairman during the June, 1993 presidential election.

ECOWAS sad over political situation in Benin

Members of the ECOWAS Parliament have expressed displeasure in the political situation in Benin following the presentation of the Country Report from the Beninese delegation of the parliament.

The staggering election burden

In 1999, the Independent National electoral Commission, under Justice Ephraim Akpata, spent over 32billion naira to conduct the 1999 general elections. At that time there was no National Assembly. The approving authority then was the 33 man Provisional Ruling Council headed by General Abdusalam Abubakar, GCFR.
Plateau Commissioner of Police, Isaac Akinmoyode, has said that INEC supplementary election in the state was so far going on peacefully.

Nigerians return to vote in governorship, state assembly elections

Nigerians returned to vote in governorship and state elections on Saturday after polling a fortnight ago was declared invalid in some areas because of violence.
Foreign affairs minister Geoffrey Onyeama

President Buhari dispatches top envoy Geoffrey Onyeama to Benin Republic

President Muhammadu Buhari has again in his capacity as the Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Authority of Heads of State and Government, dispatched the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, as special envoy to the Republic of Benin.
Ayogu Eze

Senator Eze: Why we boycotted Enugu governorship election

Senator Ayogu Eze yesterday explained why his party boycotted last Saturday’s governorship election in Enugu State.

INEC leaves out Rivers APC candidates from list

The Independent National Electoral Commission has released the list of governorship and State House of Assembly candidates in Rivers State with the absence of candidates of the All Progressives Congress in the state.
A medical worker wears a protective suit as he prepares to administer Ebola patient care at The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) treatment center in Beni, North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo September 6, 2018. Picture taken September 6, 2018. REUTERS/Fiston Mahamba

Ebola, violence-weary DR Congo region proudly stages unofficial vote

Thousands of voters, weary from frequent armed attacks and an ongoing Ebola outbreak, proudly cast ballots in a northeastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo -- even though they will count for nothing.

INEC: Over 300,000 names removed from voter register

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has removed over 300,000 names from its voter register as it continues preparations for 2019 general elections.
Rwanda's Controversial President Paul Kagame

Rwanda’s parliamentary elections free, fair – AU observers

Rwanda’s parliamentary elections were free and fair, the AU Election Observation Mission said on Thursday.

Rwandan president starts campaigning ahead of parliamentary elections

President Paul Kagame of Rwanda on Thursday started canvassing for votes for the ruling Rwanda Patriotic Front candidates as parliamentary elections draw closer.

ECOWAS to secure Guinea Bissau’s November election

The ECOWAS Peace Mission in Guinea Bissau (ECOMIB) has reassured a visiting delegation of the ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) of its commitment to complementing the national security agencies in securing Guinea Bissau’s parliamentary elections slated for November 18.

Ex-PSC chief faults exclusion of Humphrey Nwosu from June 12 awardees

Former chairman, Police Service Commission, PSC, Chief Simon Okeke, has faulted President Buhari’s exclusion of the former chairman, National Electoral Commission, NEC, Prof. Humphrey Nwosu, from those honoured over June 12, 1993 presidential election.

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.

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Super Eagles goalkeeper Francis Uzoho has been ruled out of action for the next six months after suffering an injury during the Brazil versus Nigeria friendly which held in Singapore last Sunday.

Francis Uzoho set for long term injury lay-off

Francis Uzoho is set for a long period on the sidelines after sustaining an injury in Nigeria’s 1-1 stalemate against Brazil in Sunday’s international friendly.
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Isaac Danladi: November 3 NPFL kick-off date sacrosanct

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