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2019: Ex-militant leader assures President Buhari of massive votes in Niger Delta

Ahead of 2019 presidential election, Ex-militant leader under Phase II Amnesty group, under the Presidential Amnesty Programme, PAP, ‘General’ Emma Sinaman, on Tuesday, assured President Muhammadu Buhari of massive vote in the Niger Delta region.

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.

2019: Ex-minister Kabiru Turaki declares presidential ambition

Former Minister of Special Duties, Labour and Productivity under the immediate past President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, Kabiru Tanimu Turaki (SAN), has declared his intention to contest in the forthcoming 2019 Presidential election under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

INEC promises PVCs for newly registered voters in Ekiti, Osun

The INEC chairman Professor Mahmood Yakubu said in Lagos today that PVCs of newly registered voters in the ongoing CVR would be made available from the end of the week.

Security challenges loom over President Buhari’s re-election bid

Muhammadu Buhari's pledge to end Boko Haram's Islamist insurgency in northeast Nigeria played a large part in his 2015 presidential election victory.

Festus Keyamo: Why I accepted President Buhari’s campaign appointment

Festus Keyamo, Lagos-based lawyer, says he accepted the appointment to be spokesman of the re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari because the president is “an approximation” of the values he cherishes and has fought for in his life”.

House of Representatives drop election re-ordering bill

The house of representatives has dropped the bill seeking to amend the electoral act.

Senate reintroduces Electoral Act to override President Buhari

The National Assembly has begun plans to override President Muhammadu Buhari’s Veto on a bill to amend the Electoral Act.

US denies entry to son of former president

A controversial Sri Lankan opposition legislator Thursday said US authorities prevented him from taking a flight to Texas from Moscow where he was an observer for the Russian presidential election.

President Buhari: Why I cannot assent to Electoral Amendment Bill 2018

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday declined assent to the Electoral Amendment Bill 2018 recently passed by the National Assembly.

National Assembly divided over amendment of elections time table

Senator Abu Ibrahim, chairman, Senate Committee on Police Affairs, has described the amendment of the sequence of election in 2019 by the National Assembly as illegal and unconstitutional.

Don’t change 2019 time-table – CDD tells NASS

The national assembly should not change the order of the 2019 elections, Idayat Hassan, director of the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), says.

Opposition parties vow to unseat APC in Lagos

Some opposition political parties on Wednesday said they would take advantage of their grassroots strength to capture Lagos State in 2019 general elections.

Senator Saraki sets up Senate c’ttee on Electoral Reforms Bill

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has announced a six-man committee of senators to reconcile the Senate’s version of the amended Electoral Act with the version passed by the House of Representatives.

2019: House of Reps changes order of elections

The House of Representatives on Tuesday amended the Electoral Act to change the order of 2019 general elections’ time table.

2019: INEC deploys website technology for electorates, candidates – REC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has deployed a website technology to ease its dealings with electorate, candidates, political parties and other stakeholders in the electoral process.

2019: Analysts urge politicians not to lose focus on governance

Some political analysts on Friday urged elected persons not to lose focus on governance as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) released timetable for 2019 general elections.

INEC releases timetable for 2019 general elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the timetable and schedules of activities for the 2019 general elections.

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