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Foreign election observers at the Osun state governorship election

Election postponement: International, local observer groups hold secret meeting in Abuja

Following the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC’s) decision to postpone the 2019 General Elections, the international and local observers for the polls met on Saturday, at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.
The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room has expressed its disappointment and shock at the postponement of the Nigerian elections hours to the election.

Situation Room disappointed with election postponement

The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room has expressed its disappointment and shock at the postponement of the Nigerian elections hours to the election.

Election postponement: CSOs urge INEC to be truthful about challenges

A coalition of over 70 civil society organisations (CSOs) has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to be transparent with Nigerians on the challenges it faced that might affect election conduct.

INEC speaks on role of Nigerian Army in election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it would not be requesting deployment from the army for election operations.

Clement Nwankwo: Governor El-Rufai’s threat dangerous signal to local-election observers too

Convener of the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room, Clement Nwankwo, has said that the recent threats by Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, is a dangerous signal not only to international observers but to local ones as well.

NGO intensifies campaign against electoral violence, vote buying in Bayelsa

The MacJim Foundation, a Niger Delta-based non-governmental organisation, has intensified its campaign against electoral violence and vote buying and selling activities in Bayelsa State ahead of the February 16 and March 2, 2019 general election.
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.
1 The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday distributed sensitive materials to all 16 local government areas in Ekiti state ahead of the governorship election.

Election: Stakeholders caution INEC against relying on politicians to convey materials

As the 2019 general elections draw closer, stakeholders in Bayelsa State have advised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to rely on political parties and politicians in the state for logistics if the commission wants to conduct credible polls.
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Stakeholders: Hate speeches, vote buying and selling impede Nigeria’s development

Amidst the many controversies trailing the forthcoming general elections, the issue of vote buying and hate speeches have been identified as the major cause of tension and national insecurity, which impede free and fair elections in Nigeria.

Osun election: CSOs task INEC on free, fair, transparent polls

A coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), Civil Society Situation Room has called on the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct free, fair and transparent election during the Osun re-run election.
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CSOs caution politicians over defection, desperation

Some Civil Society Organisations on Tuesday in Abuja said politicians cross-carpeting from one political party to another was out of desperation.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner for Osun State, Mr. Olusegun Agbaje. UNDP Nigeria

Osun guber: How we plan to curb vote-buying – INEC

Resident Electoral Commissioner in Osun, Mr Olusegun Agbaje, said this while making a presentation on INEC’s preparations ahead of Osun election at the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room Dialogue Session in Abuja.
There was a massive turnout of voters in Ekiti as the accreditation and voting process got underway in Saturday’s governorship election

Ekiti guber: CSOs call for urgent legislation against vote-buying

Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room, a coalition of no fewer than 70 civil society organisations (CSOs), has called for urgent legislation to tackle the challenge of vote buying in Nigeria’s elections.

Ekiti guber: Governor Fayose accuses police, secret service of deploying compromised personnel

There was uproar on Tuesday at the Afe Babalola Civic Centre, Ado Ekiti, venue of a town hall meeting of stakeholders on the Ekiti State governorship election.

Anambra guber: Consortium decries vote-buying

A consortium of election observers in Anambra has commended the smooth and peaceful conduct of Nov. 18 governorship election in the state.

Anambra guber: Situation Room raises concern over massive police deployment

The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room on Anambra governorship election is concerned about the “massive” redeployment of police officers in the state.

Prisoners to take part in 2019 election – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced plan for prison inmates to start exercising their voting right from the 2019 general elections.

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Elections: INEC lifts ban on political campaigns

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said political parties and candidates can resume political campaigns.

Yakubu Dogara: APC blackmailing INEC, planning to sack Mahmood Yakubu

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of planning to sack the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu.
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Election postponement: Ex-President Jonathan sues for peace

Former President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, on Monday tasked Nigerians to embrace peace and shun violence ahead of the rescheduled general elections.

Lagos government to open social register for poor, vulnerable

Lagos State Commissioner of Economic Planning and Budget (MEPB), Mr. Olusegun Banjo has inaugurated the State Operations Cooperating Unit (SOCU), as part of efforts geared towards creating a Single Social Register that would lead to fund transfer to the poor and vulnerable segment of the society in the state.

Police prosecute 600 electoral offenders in Kano

Over 600 hoodlums have been prosecuted in Kano electoral-related crimes, Commissioner of Police Mohammed Wakil has stated.