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Bye-elections: Yiaga scores INEC average on preparation, predicts low turnout

An election observer, Yiaga Africa, Friday, ahead of bye-election across the six geopolitical zones of the country, scored the Independent National Electoral Commission’s preparedness on average while it predicted low voter turnout.
As Ghana’s Dec. 7 general elections approach, the majority of people have expressed confidence that voting will be held peacefully.

Ghanaians confident of peaceful general elections

On Monday, more than 17 million eligible Ghanaians are expected to cast their ballots at 38,622 polling stations across the country to elect a president and 275 members of parliament.
The President of the Transition in Mali, Bah N’Daw, on Monday announced drastic measures to break the chain of contamination of COVID-19, which is gaining ground in the country.

Coronavirus: Mali introduces drastic measures

The President of the Transition in Mali, Bah N’Daw, on Monday announced drastic measures to break the chain of contamination of COVID-19, which is gaining ground in the country.
An Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard as voters stand in a queue to cast their ballots during the first phase of the District Development Council (DDC) and Panchayat by-elections at a polling station in Shamsabad area of Budgam district on November 28, 2020. (Photo by TAUSEEF MUSTAFA / AFP)

Tough security for Indian Kashmir’s first vote since autonomy cancelled

Voters in Indian-administered Kashmir went to the polls Saturday amid a heavy security presence in the first direct elections in the disputed region since the government stripped its semi-autonomy last year.
The leadership of the Action Alliance (AA) has disowned the former national Chairman of the party, Mr Kenneth Udeze, describing him as an impostor who is hell bent at fomenting crisis in the party.

Action Alliance disowns Kenneth Udeze as national chairman

The National Chairman of the party, Hon Adekunle Rufai Omoaje, in a statement released on Friday said Udeze has seized to be the national Chairman of the party since he (Omoaje) emerged as the party’s national chairman at the party’s national convention held in Osogbo, the Osun State capital.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

ANEEJ, CRPP condemn Governor Obaseki’s decision to stop NDDC projects in Edo

The African Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ) and the Coalition of Registered Political Parties (CRPP) have criticised the decision of Gov. Godwin Obaseki to stop the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) from executing projects in Edo.

Bayelsa by-election: INEC excludes APC, clears PDP, 11 others

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Friday, announced that only 12 political parties met the commission’s requirements to take part in the forthcoming Bayelsa West Senatorial District by-election.
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.

INEC: How we conducted 2019 general elections in Lagos

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has elucidated how it conducted the 2019 elections in Lagos State.

Official: 69 ex-councillors, others defect to PDP in Zamfara

At least 69 former Councillors and 14 local government council secretaries have announced their defection from the All Progressives Congress to the Peoples Democratic Party in Zamfara State.
Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education, told newsmen on Sunday in Kaduna that the review would enable the Commission to determine areas requiring legislative action before the 2023 elections.

INEC announces date for 15 pending bye-elections

Mr Festus Okoye, the INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education, in a statement issued in Abuja said that the decision was taken at the commission’s meeting held on Friday.

Young parliamentarians call for quick end to ASUU strike

The Young Parliamentarians Forum (YPF) has called on the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to expedite action to end the lingering universities teachers strike.
Chairman of Kogi State Independent Electoral Commission (KOSIEC), Mamman Eri, has assured political parties participating in the December 12 local government elections in the state of a level play ground and urged them to conduct their campaigns in peaceful and orderly manner.

Kogi council poll: KOSIEC tasks parties on peaceful campaigns

Chairman of Kogi State Independent Electoral Commission (KOSIEC), Mamman Eri, has assured political parties participating in the December 12 local government elections in the state of a level play ground and urged them to conduct their campaigns in peaceful and orderly manner.
Yusuf Ola-Olu Ali

Party without internal democracy can’t form good government – Yusuf Ali

Ali made this observation on Wednesday in Ilorin while delivering a keynote address at the event to end the activities marking the Press Week of the Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists in Kwara State.

Ghana to deploy over 62,000 security personnel during December election

Ghana’s Police Inspector-General James Oppong-Boanuh said on Wednesday that 62,794 security personnel will be deployed to secure the presidential election in December.
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INEC: We may deploy e-voting for Anambra election

The Independent National Electoral Commission has disclosed plans to use the governorship election holding in Anambra State in 2021 as a litmus test for electronic voting in Nigeria.
In his lecture at the 2020 Press Week of the Correspondents’ Chapel of the Kwara state council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), entitled, Effectiveness of Party Supremacy in Strengthening Democratic Principles and Promoting National Development, in Ilorin on Wednesday, Mallam Yusuf Olaolu Ali, SAN, said that political parties should not have owners.

Government funding of parties undemocratic – legal practitioner

In his lecture at the 2020 Press Week of the Correspondents’ Chapel of the Kwara state council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), entitled, Effectiveness of Party Supremacy in Strengthening Democratic Principles and Promoting National Development, in Ilorin on Wednesday, Mallam Yusuf Olaolu Ali, SAN, said that political parties should not have owners.
Before polls opened on Tuesday, over 100 million Americans had already cast their ballot in-person or by mail as the election day marks the deadline for votes to be cast, according to the U.S. Elections Project at the University of Florida.

US election: Americans vote to choose between Donald Trump, Joe Biden

Amidst raging coronavirus pandemic, American citizens headed to the polls on Tuesday to decide who will pilot the affairs of the world’s largest economy for another four years.
The PDP and its candidate, Babatunde Gbadamosi, are urging the court to disqualify the APC candidate, Tokunbo Abiru, over his alleged possession of two voter cards.

Lagos bye-election: PDP asks court to disqualify APC candidate

The Peoples Democratic Party has asked the Federal High Court in Lagos to disqualify the candidate of the All Progressives Congress for the upcoming bye-election for Lagos East Senatorial District.

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Former Niger Delta militant leader, Chief Government Ekpemupolo alias “Tompolo” has protested against the continued siege on his firm, Mieka Dive Limited, five months after he was vindicated of corruption charges by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos.

Tompolo protests EFCC continued siege on firm months after judgement

Former Niger Delta militant leader, Chief Government Ekpemupolo alias “Tompolo” has protested against the continued siege on his firm, Mieka Dive Limited, five months after he was vindicated of corruption charges by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos.
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Court grants ex-Governor Fayose permission for medical trip

Former governor of Ekiti State, Peter Ayodele Fayose, yesterday secured the permission of a federal high court in Lagos to seek medical treatment abroad.
Victor Osimhen has been ruled out of Napoli’s league meeting with AC Milan due to shoulder injury he sustained while with national team.

Napoli medics accuse Nigerian doctors of making Victor Osimhen’s dislocated shoulder worse

Napoli medics believe Nigerian doctors did more damage to Victor Osimhen’s dislocated shoulder while trying to put it back into place.
The Kaduna State Government has said that troops carrying out internal security operations, rescued 9 persons kidnapped along the Kaduna-Abuja Road on Sunday afternoon.

Nigerian troops recover 300 cows, kill 12 bandits, arrest 8 others

The Acting Director, Defense media Operations, Brigadier General Bernard Onyeuko, told newsmen during routine updates for the month of November, at the Army Super camp 4 in Faskari, Katsina State, that four additional suspected armed robbers and three cattle rustlers were also nabbed by troops while 300 cows were recovered during the operations.
State Governor Aminu Bello Masari urged security agencies and healthcare professionals to ensure compliance with the directive.

Katsina to shore up investment climate, hosts summit in 2021

The Katsina State Government have declared its determination to shore up her investment climate in the state and have therefore designated 2021 for the take off of its aggressive investment promotion campaigns, aimed at boosting the economic and social development of the state as well promote wealth and employment creation.