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A man gets his thumb marked to indicate he has voted at one of the polling unit in Lagos on March 9, 2019. – Nigerians are voting for a second time in a fortnight in governorship and state assembly elections, with heightened concerns from observers of violence and an increased military presence. Elections for governors are being held in 29 of Nigeria’s 36 states, for all state assemblies, plus the administrative councils in the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja. (Photo by STEFAN HEUNIS / AFP)

US seeks free, credible supplementary elections

The United States Embassy in Nigeria has called on all stakeholders to ensure free, credible and peaceful exercise in Nigeria, as the supplementary polls hold in some states on Saturday.

US expresses disappointment over conduct of 2019 election

The United States government has expressed disappointment over the conduct of the 2019 general elections, saying it will continue to follow closely, other ongoing elections.

Imo elections: 20 parties urges INEC to withhold Emeka Iheodioha’s Certificate of Return

Twenty political parties on Wednesday called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withhold the Certificate of Return of the Imo state governor-elect Emeka Ihedioha.
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.

Eleven candidates for Enugu North senatorial polls concede defeat

Eleven political party candidates for the just concluded Enugu North Senatorial election have conceded defeat to winner, Senator Chukwuka Utazi of People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana asks INEC to deregister unqualified political parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission has powers to reduce the number of political parties in Nigeria, says senior lawyer, Femi Falana, decrying what he calls “unprincipled proliferation” of parties.

Simon Lalong: A victory delayed, not denied

It is a trite principle law that when judgment is passed on a matter, it must not only be fair to one party but just to the overall interest of the society.

Enugu elections: INEC may go to court over allegations

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Enugu State has disclosed its plan to seek redress in court over the allegations leveled against the commission on the conduct of the 2019 general elections.

Rivers elections: PDP accuses APC of fresh plot to falsify governorship poll results

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State said it has just uncovered a grand plot by the chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and two other political parties to hoodwink the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)-fact finding committee in the state with concocted and false election results supposedly obtained in the 23 local government areas of the state.
Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Lagos elections: Our expectations from Babajide Sanwo-Olu, others – residents

Some Lagos residents on Tuesday urged the governor-elect in the state, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and incoming lawmakers to make welfare of the people their priority when they assume office.

Governor El-Rufai seeks opposition parties’ support to build better Kaduna

The re-elected Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufa’i, has called on the people of the state, irrespective of their political parties, to join hands with his administration in building a better state.

Kano election: Declare our candidate winner to avoid violence – PDP

Rabiu Bichi, Chairman, Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano State, has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to declare the party’s gubernatorial candidate, Alhaji Abba Kabir, winner to avoid eruption of violence.

Rivers elections: PDP asks INEC announce results

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to “end its manipulative schemes” and immediately declare the result of the Rivers State governorship election held last Saturday.
Nigerians today return to the polls to elect their state governors and legislators as well councilors for the six Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Area Councils.

Nigerians return to polls to elect 29 governors, 991 state legislators

Nigerians today return to the polls to elect their state governors and legislators as well councilors for the six Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Area Councils.
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Adamawa elections: 313 candidates contest for governorship, state assembly seats

No fewer than 313 candidates from 29 political parties will be contesting for Saturday Governorship and House of Assembly elections in Adamawa.
As Port Harcourt play host to 13 presidential aspirants and their supporters for primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party, Gov. Nyesom Wike has assured all delegates of a memorable stay.

Rivers elections: Governor Wike raises alarm over alleged arrests of PDP members

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has condemned what he described as the ongoing ‘unlawful’ arrests of PDP members ahead of the Governorship and State Assembly elections of March 9, 2019.
Adebayo Adelabu

Oyo elections: YDP, NCP, SNC, 12 others adopt APC candidate

No fewer than 15 gubernatorial candidates in Oyo State on Thursday adopted the candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Adebayo Adelabu, as the sole candidate of their respective political parties ahead of the election billed to take place on Saturday.
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INEC retrieves 23 missing card readers in Bayelsa

There was confusion in Bayelsa State ahead of the forthcoming election on Saturday following the inability of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to retrieve all the 69 missing card readers.

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Supplementary poll: PDP cries foul over alleged militarisation in Sokoto

Sokoto State chapter of the People Democratic Party (PDP) has said that it will not accept anything short of free, fair and credible polls in tomorrow’s supplementary poll in the state.
Senator Ademola Nurudeen Adeleke

Osun guber: Senator Adeleke’s tribunal victory triumph of people’s will – PDP

The People’s Democratic Party ( PDP ) has hailed the verdict of the Osun State Governorship election tribunal, which upheld the victory of its candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke, describing the judgement as a victory for democracy and triumph of the will of the people.

Bauchi elections: Group accuses INEC of causing political tension, confusion

A group, Bauchi Youth Awareness Ambassadors, has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of causing political confusion in the state due to the way it handled governorship election.

NANS hails tribunal declaration of Senator Adeleke as Osun governor

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has hailed the tribunal declaration of Sen. Ademola Adeleke as governor of Osun State, saying it is hope awakening.
Senator Ademola Nurudeen Adeleke

Tribunal orders INEC to issue Senator Adeleke Certificate of Return as duly elected Osun...

The Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja has ordered INEC to issue Certificate of Return as duly elected governor to Senator Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2018 election.