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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.
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.
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.
Senator Ayogu Eze yesterday explained why his party boycotted last Saturday’s governorship election in Enugu State.
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.
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 parliamentary elections were free and fair, the AU Election Observation Mission said on Thursday.
President Paul Kagame of Rwanda on Thursday started canvassing for votes for the ruling Rwanda Patriotic Front candidates as parliamentary elections draw closer.
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.
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.
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.
The Nigeria Labour Congress has appealed to the Federal Government to identify fully with the ideals and lessons of June 12 by removing all obstacles to free, fair and credible elections in 2019.
The umpire of June 12, 1993 presidential election, Prof. Humphrey Nwosu, is elated that the recognition of the day will rekindle the national consciousness for a better nation.
A former Abia State Governor, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, says President Muhammadu Buhari has addressed the injustice associated with the annulment of June 12, 1993 Presidential Election by declaring the date as Nigeria’s true democracy day.
The Senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial District, Chief Victor Umeh has faulted the planned honouring of June 12 heroes today without the then National Electoral Commission (NEC) Chairman, Prof. Humphrey Nwosu, saying that Nwosu was the actual hero of the 1993 general election.
The Chairman of the defunct National Electoral Commission, Humphrey Nwosu, has praised President Muhammadu Buhari for recognising June 12 as Nigeria’s Democracy Day and for honouring the memory of Moshood Abiola, the presumed winner of the 1993 election.
Senator Victor Umeh (APGA, Anambra Central) says any honour done to Moshood Abiola and Babagana Kingibe, presumed winners of the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election without extending same to Professor Humphrey Nwosu, chairman of then National Electoral Commission (NEC) amounts to half measure.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board says it has caught someone it described as a “notorious cheat” who had registered for the UTME 64 times, with the intention of writing the examination for 64 candidates.
Police have foiled a planned procession to demand the release of former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) in Sokoto state.
Any move by Iran to close the strategic Strait of Hormuz in response to the United States ending oil waivers for purchases of Iranian oil would be unjustified and unacceptable, a senior administration official said on Monday.
Iran denounced US sanctions on its oil sector as "illegal" on Monday after the United States announced it will no longer grant sanctions exemptions to Iran's oil customers.
The Federal High Court sitting in Awka will on May 30, 2019, begin hearing on the case of obtaining by false pretence involving the manager of Nnewi United football club of Nnewi, Mr. Olisa Onuchukwu.
Kevin De Bruyne could be a doubt for the remainder of Manchester City's Premier League run-in after appearing to suffer another knee injury against Tottenham on Saturday.
Lagos State Governor-elect, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has unveiled an inauguration committee that will usher in his administration on May 29.
French President Emmanuel Macron will address the nation on Tuesday evening over the fire that ripped through Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, the presidency said.
Inter Milan left-back Kwadwo Asamoah has shifted attention to their upcoming clash with runaway Italian Serie A champions and former club Juventus following Saturday's draw with AS Roma.
The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday passed the Proceeds of crime bill which will now pave way for the country to become full member of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).