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2019 Elections: How political parties created logistic challenges – INEC

Malam Mohammed Haruna, the National Commissioner in charge of Kwara, Kogi and Nasarawa States, said this in Ilorin while speaking with journalists.
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: Large number of political parties creates logistics problem

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that the large number of political parties that participated in the 2019 general elections created a lot of logistics problem.

Rivers election: Nigeria Army incarcerated me for 11 days – Governor Wike’s aide

Special Adviser to the Rivers State Governor on Infrastructure, Otonye Briggs, yesterday, told the Justice Monima Danagogo-led Judicial Commission of Inquiry that the Nigerian Army incarcerated him for 11 days and denied him the right to perform his civic duty during the March 9 election.

Police confirm arrest of its officers in Ebonyi

The Ebonyi State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of six of its officers over incompetence.
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)

Osun elections: 2,500 voters expected to take part in supplementary poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Osun says 2,500 registered voters are expected to take part in the supplementary election for Oriade Constituency in Osun State Assembly on March 23.

Bayelsa elections: APC seeks cancellation of Southern Ijaw wards 16, 17 results

The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in ward 17 of Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to cancel the results of state Houses of Assembly election in wards 17 and 16.
The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room has expressed concern over alleged partisanship of security agencies during the presidential and national assembly elections and urged relevant authorities to address the issue.

Elections: Seven were killed in less than 24 hours – Situation Room

The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room has condemned the widespread violence in Saturday’s election, saying seven persons were killed in less than 24 hours.
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Elections: Governor Umahi proposes constitutional review to check political desperation

The Ebonyi State governor, David Umahi, says a constitutional review will check political desperation among citizens of the country.
Scores of adhoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at Ojo and Iba Collation Centres in Lagos on Saturday staged a protest over unpaid allowances.

Lagos elections: Why 55, 000 voters may not vote in Kosofe

There are strong indications that about 55, 000 eligible voters in Ogudu and Ojota axis of Kosofe council in Lagos State may not vote.

Elections: More INEC materials carted away in Ebonyi as PDP, APC trade blame

Barely 9 hours after the Independent National Electoral Commission sensitive and non sensitive materials was set ablaze by suspected political thugs in Okposi Umuohara in Ezza North LGA, another set of the Commissions materials for today’s election at Ngbo ward in Aobodo Eja in Ohaukwu Local government area also reportedly carted away by suspected thugs in Ebonyi.
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Kaduna elections: Police arrest APC agent with voter register

The police have arrested an agent of the All Progressives Congress (APC) carrying a Voter Register at a polling unit in Manchok Registration Area Centre (RAC), Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State, on Saturday.

Elections: Heavy security, restriction of movement effective in Lagos

Heavy security and restriction of movement were noticed in parts of Lagos state on Saturday as residents of the state prepare for the conduct of the Governorship and the State Assembly elections.

Political thugs burn down INEC RAC in Ebonyi community

Suspected political thugs at about 2:15am set ablaze the Registration Area Centre (RAC) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at Okposi Umuoghara community in Ezza North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.
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Enugu election: INEC confirms arrival of sensitive materials at central bank

Dr Emeka Ononamadu, Resident Electoral Commissioner, Enugu State, on Monday, confirmed the receipt of sensitive materials for the March 9, Governorship and State Assembly Elections for Enugu State.
The last refugee children held in an Australian-funded camp on the remote Pacific nation of Nauru have departed for the United States, according to campaigners.

Refugees, including children, leave Nauru for the US

The last refugee children held in an Australian-funded camp on the remote Pacific nation of Nauru have departed for the United States, according to campaigners.

Elections: INEC ad hoc staff protest in Delta

Polling in Warri South Local Government Area, Delta State, was held up for some time by some ad hoc staff of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) demanding payment of their allowance.
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INEC: All sensitive materials will be kept under heavy security

Dr. Emeka Ononamadu, Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Enugu State, has disclosed that all the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) sensitive materials brought into the state would be kept under heavy security.

REC: INEC to retrieve all sensitive materials in Enugu

Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Dr Emeka Ononamadu, of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Enugu State has said that all sensitive materials already distributed in the state would be retrieved.

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Nigerian seaports to commence 24-hour operation

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China achieves progress in battle against cyber crimes – report

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Kwara records eight new cases of coronavirus

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Obadiah Mailafia: Serving northern governor a Boko Haram leader

Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, says repentant terrorists revealed that a serving northern governor is a Boko Haram leader. Mailafia said this on ‘Morning Crossfire’ programme on Nigeria Info Abuja 95.1FM on Monday.