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Staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) confirm ballot papers for house of representatives during the electoral preparation at a local office of INEC in Port Harcourt, southern Nigeria, on February 22, 2019, a day before postponed voting day.Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP

REC: Era of manipulating election results over in Nigeria

Mr Mutiu Agboke, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Oyo state, says the era of manipulating results of elections in favour of any of the political party was over in the Nigerian democracy.

Nigeria 2019: Notes from the field

Whoever came up with the wise saying that Nigerian politics is dirty deserves an award for perspicacity. I have just returned from that dirtied, muddled up, confused, uncertain, unpredictable zone of Nigerian life and society with truck loads of stories in my head and enough impressions in my mind to last me another life-time.
President Muhammadu Buhari has been re-elected to lead Africa’s most populous country for an additional four years.

Saudi King, Qatari emir, Russian envoy congratulate President Buhari

King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his re-election for a new presidential term.
President Muhammadu Buhari has been re-elected to lead Africa’s most populous country for an additional four years.

President Buhari: I’m grateful to Nigerians for re-electing me

President Muhammadu Buhari has thanked Nigerians for giving him another opportunity to lead the country in the next four years.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Points for concern and action

Democracy becomes a sham if elections are carried out by people who should be impartial and neutral umpires, but who show no integrity, acting with blatant partiality, duplicity and imbecility. For all democrats and those carrying out the process of elections, there must be the redline that must not be crossed in tactics and practices of democracy.

NADECO: Frederick Fasehun was a courageous democrat

The leadership of the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO), human rights groups and social-cultural organisations on Tuesday extolled the virtues of the late Dr Frederick Fasehun, founder of the Oodua People’s Congress.
Adejare Adegbenro

Adejare Adegbenro: Nigeria yet to fully exit recession

The Chief Executive Officer of Balmoral International Ltd, Otunba Adejare Adegbenro, has said Nigeria has not fully exited recession because some traces of causes of the monster are still very much visible around.
Tibor Nagy

2019: US confident INEC will conduct credible election

The United States of America has expressed confidence that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is capable of conducting a free, fair and credible election in 2019, going by the success of the previous election and the current efforts of the commission under the leadership of Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu.
Voters Osun Election

Direct primary best for Nigerian democracy

Mr John Okoli-Akirika, a legal practitioner based in Awka, Anambra said that direct primary method of electing aspirants remained the best for Nigerian democracy, compared to indirect method.
Ademola Adeleke

Ademola Adeleke: I won’t give up on my stolen mandate

Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Osun state governorship election, has vowed to contest the result of the election and reclaim his “stolen” mandate.

Osun election: PDP calls for cancellation of rerun

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has called for the cancellation of the supplementary election in Osun State over alleged electoral malpractice.

PPA: Why we joined alliance against APC, President Buhari

The Progressive People’s Alliance (PPA) has said that it went into alliance with the Coalition of United People Party (CUPP) because of the serial killings in some parts of the country and the rampant use of security agencies against political opponents by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
YINKA ODUMAKIN

Afenifere: Sacking of DSS boss not impressive

Following the sacking of the Director-General of the Department of State Services, Mr. Lawal Daura, by the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday, the pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has described the action as “unimpressive.”

CAN cautions presidency, police over threat to democracy

Following the siege to the residences of the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, and Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu by the police and other security agencies, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Tuesday cautioned the Presidency and the police over the threat to the nation’s democracy.

Dasuki’s bail and the attorney-general

Section 36(5) of the Nigerian Constitution provides for a presumption of innocence. In the absence of conviction, it is unfair to lock Dasuki up and throw away the key, and to at the same time, take away his dignity and liberty, and prosecute him in the court of public opinion.

2019: President Buhari to lead 1m Nigerians on democracy walk

The National Democracy Stakeholders Group (NSDG), a pro-democracy and non-profit organisation, says President Muhammadu Buhari will lead the 2018 edition of Democracy Solidarity Walk.

2019 and the politics of campaign finance

Each Governor was reportedly asked by the ruling APC party to bring N250 million ahead of the party’s National Convention. When the public protested, recently, the party disclaimed the news even if it added that it was the responsibility of members to pay outstanding dues.

SDP makes case for use of option A4

The Social Democratic Party (SDP), Bauchi State chapter says adoption of `Option A4’ remains the best for Nigerian democracy.

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A pregnant woman, the proprietor of the nursery-Primary school and 19 others, including no fewer than 12 pupils died in the collapsed building at Massey Street, Itafaji on Lagos Island on Wednesday, witnesses and hospital sources said.

Building collapse: Expert cautions against indiscriminate activities around structures

In view of the incessant building collapse in the country, an expert has cautioned Nigerians to avoid human activities that have adverse effect on environment and structures.

Oyo elections: 16 candidates file petitions at election tribunal

Sixteen candidates from various political parties have filed petitions at the National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting at the State High Court, Iyaganku Ibadan, Oyo State, following the Feb. 23 elections.

House of Reps suspends plenary to April

The House of Representatives has suspended plenary to April 2 to enable members engage Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) at committee level on the defense of 2019 budget proposal.
Stanislas Kamanzi

Rwanda calls for fight against genocidal ideologies

The Ambassador of Rwanda to Nigeria, Stanislas Kamanzi, has called for support of the francophone countries and the international community on its commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide of 1994 against the Tutsi ethnic group, on April 7.

Anambra to seal petrol stations with gas plants

The Anambra state government on Tuesday threatened to seal all filling stations operating cooking gas plants within their premises.