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Senate adjourns plenary over certificates of return

The Senate yesterday adjourned plenary to Tuesday to allow senators that won reelection to collect their certificates of return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) today.
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)

Elections: Group files FOI request seeking breakdown of card readers usage

A non-partisan advocacy group, Enough is Enough (EiE) Nigeria, has filed a freedom of information request to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) seeking a state by state breakdown of card readers’ usage in the 2019 presidential and national assembly elections.

Osun elections: APC wins 22 seats, PDP 3 in assembly election

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has won 22 out of 26 seats in Osun State House of Assembly election held on Saturday while the main opposition, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won only 3 seats and remainjng one declared inconlusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Edo elections: APC wins all 24 assembly seats

The All Progressives Congress in Edo State has broken an all-time record in electoral contest in last Saturday’s House of Assembly election.

Kaduna elections: PDP alleges fraud as Governor El-Rufai leads

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna state has alleged fraud and irregularities as Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai of the All Progressives Congress (APC) leads from the results released so far in Saturday’s gubernatorial election.
Six staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) were kidnapped and later released in Lokoja, Kogi State during the state assembly election on Saturday.

Lagos elections: Sensitive voting materials missing in Ifako-Ijaye

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ifako-Ijaye, Lagos State, says it has referred eight ad hoc workers of the commission to the police to explain the disappearance of zip pad memory cards in the polling unit.
Low turnout of voters was observed at both Bwari and Zuba areas of FCT as INEC officials were already in the various polling stations as early as 7.30 a.m.

Reports: Election violence, ballot box snatching in Ondo, Oyo, others

Election violence and ballot box snatching reared their ugly heads in Ondo, Oyo, Akwa Ibom, Ebonyi, Imo, Delta, Rivers and Bayelsa states in Governorship and House of Assembly Elections on Saturday.

Imo elections: INEC shocks politicians with late swap of collation officers

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Imo State, on Saturday shocked politicians with the unannounced withdrawal of recruited Collation and Returning Officers at the tail end of the election.
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FCT elections: APC wins Abuja chairmanship poll

Mr Abdullahi Candido, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the March 9 Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) Chairmanship election has been declared the winner by the Returning Officer, Prof. Mohammed Ndagi

Imo elections: INEC sacks collation, returning officers

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Imo State, has sacked all its trained collation and returning officers and has replaced them with fresh hands.

Elections: Governor Amosun seeks reduction of registered political parties

Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to reduce the number of registered political parties to six.
Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu addressing newsmen shortly after cating his vote in a polling unit at Alausa, Ikeja earlier today. Photo by Ayo Efunla

Asiwaju Tinubu: Okota violence on February 23 upset me

The All Progressive Congress (APC) National Leader, Bola Tinubu, has said that the violence that erupted during the Feb. 23 Presidential and National Assembly elections upset him.
Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu addressing newsmen shortly after cating his vote in a polling unit at Alausa, Ikeja earlier today. Photo by Ayo Efunla

Bola Tinubu: There can be no “O To Gee” in Lagos

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, All Progressives Congress National Leader, today, at his Alausa, Ikeja Polling Station, cast his vote and filded questions from journalists.
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Niger election: Voter apathy, vote buying characterise polls

Voter apathy and open vote buying were the hallmark of the governorship and House of Assembly election in Niger State.

Bayelsa records peaceful elections amid voter aparty

Accreditation and voting have commenced in most parts of Bayelsa State with Governor Henry Seriake Dickson also casting his vote at his Toru-Orua voting unit in the House of Assembly election.
The Deputy Governorship Candidate of PDP, Oluwayemisi Haleemat Busari, has lamented the low turn out of voters in the on-going Governorship and State House of Assembly elections in Nigeria.

Lagos elections: Haleemat Busari laments low turn out of voters

The Deputy Governorship Candidate of PDP, Oluwayemisi Haleemat Busari, has lamented the low turn out of voters in the on-going Governorship and State House of Assembly elections in Nigeria.

Governor Ugwuanyi: God in charge of Enugu elections

Enugu State governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, cast his vote at his polling unit 002, Amube Orba ward in Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu State at about about 9:35am with a crowd of journalists, foreign and local observers in attendance.
Scores of ad-hoc staff who participated in the last Presidential and National Assembly elections in Oyo state have abandoned their respective polling units in fear of violence in Ibadan North West Local Government Area.

Oyo elections: INC ad-hoc staff abandon duty over fear of violence

Scores of ad-hoc staff who participated in the last Presidential and National Assembly elections in Oyo state have abandoned their respective polling units in fear of violence in Ibadan North West Local Government Area.

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Lagos elections: APC wins Ibeju-Lekki supplementary polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for Ibeju-Lekki State Constituency I, Mr Fatai Mojeed, winner of the supplementary election in the area.

Senator-elect Ifeanyi Ubah backs Ahmed Lawan for Senate President

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