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Niger REC: Lack of internal democracy in political parties retarding growth of democracy in...

The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Niger State, Prof. Sam Egwu, has observed that lack of internal democracy in political parties is retarding the growth of democracy in the country.

Zamfara bye-election: Missing INEC ad hoc staff found

Two ad hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission earlier declared missing during the Saturday by-election in Bakura State Constituency, Zamfara State has been found.

PDP wins Enugu bye-election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Sunday, declared Amaka Ugwueze, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), winner of Isi-Uzo State Constituency bye-election in Enugu State.
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APC wins Imo North senatorial by-election

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, 5 am on Sunday, declared the All Progressives Congress, APC, as the winner of Imo North Senatorial bye-election held at the weekend.
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Enugu by-election commences hitch-free, peacefully

The Isi-Uzo State Constituency By-Election in Enugu State on Saturday begun without any hitches, even as voters conducted themselves in a peaceful manner.
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INEC recruits 8,553 ad hoc staff for Lagos by-elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos State says 8,553 ad hoc staff have been engaged for Saturday’s Lagos East by-elections.

Plateau bye-election: INEC reacts to attack on officials

Newsmen had reported how some persons attacked the motorcade of some officials of INEC who were heading to Shendam local government, headquarters of Plateau South Senatorial district, ahead of Saturday’s by-election.

Bye-election: Police deploy 3,700 officers in Imo

After two postponements, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, will conduct 15 pending bye-elections— six senatorial and nine state houses of assembly seats in 11 states—tomorrow.

Enugu bye-election: INEC receives sensitive materials

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Thursday, received electoral sensitive materials for Isi-Uzo State Constituency Bye-Election from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Enugu Branch.
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Cross River by-election: INEC assures transparent, violence free election using technology

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it wil deploy relevant technology to ensure transparent, violence-free and fair election in Saturday’s Cross River North Senatorial and House of Assembly by-elections.
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INEC chief wants Senate to accelerate Electoral Act amendment

The nominee for the position of Chairperson for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, has appealed to the National Assembly to expeditiously pass the Electoral Act Amendment Bill before the end of first quarter of 2021.
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INEC resumes preparations for Plateau South senatorial bye-election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has resumed preparations ahead of the Plateau South Senatorial by-election slated for Dec. 5.

INEC commissioner resigns, five others retire

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Monday confirmed the resignation of a National Commissioner, Abubakar Nahuche.
The INEC acting chairman Ahmed Mu’azu on Monday swore-in Joseph Chukwuemeka as a Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja.

INEC acting chairman swears in new REC

The swearing-in comes hours after Mr. Mu’azu assumed office following the hand over of the commission’s responsibility to him by erstwhile chairman, Mahmood Yakubu.
Foreign ministers of Qatar and Australia have spoken for the first time since the controversy over the forced physical examination of female passengers at Doha airport.

Qatar renews apology over Doha airport incident

Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani spoke to his Australian counterpart Marisa Payne on Friday, weeks after the October 2 incident that saw airport staff take women off several planes to examine them to check whether they were the mother of a baby abandoned at Hamad International Airport (HIA).

REC: INEC to resume continuous voter registration soon

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says it will soon resume its continuous voter registration (CVR) exercise, aborted few months ago by the outbreak of COVID-19.
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Three university lecturers face prosecution over electoral malpractice

Mike Igini, INEC’s Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Akwa Ibom, on Tuesday said that three university lecturers had been confirmed to have been involved in electoral malpractice during the 2019 general elections.

Imo bye-election: INEC creates result collation portal

The Independent National Electoral Commission says it has created a digital result collation portal for the Imo North Senatorial District election scheduled to hold on October 31.

INEC: We’re ready for free, fair and credible election in Edo

INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Dr Johnson Sinikiem, stated this at a stakeholders’meeting in Benin, which had in attendance heads of security agencies, observer groups, traditional institution, representatives of the participating 14 political parties, governorship candidates, religious leaders and the media.

Any attempt to rig Ondo election would’ve dire consequences – group

A group, Progressive Professionals Forum (PPF), has warned that any attempt to rig the forthcoming governorship election in Ondo State would have dare consequences.
GOVERNOR Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State Friday visited the state headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) gutted by fire and described the incident as unfortunate and shocking.

Governor Akeredolu: INEC fire incident unfortunate, worrisome

Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has described as unfortunate and worrisome the fire incident that destroyed 5,141 card reader machine at the Akure headquarters of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Edo guber: New REC appointment negate INEC’s core values – NEBPRIL

Ahead of the Edo State governorship election, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has been called upon to take steps to douse apprehension among Edo electorate over issues of “transparency, impartiality and integrity” of the electoral umpire to guarantee a free, fair and credible election.

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Olisa Metuh tasks Igbo elders, political leaders on IPOB agitation

Former national publicity secretary of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chief Olisa Metuh has urged elders and elected leaders from the South East to work out ways and means of addressing the IPOB issue.
Security force officers hold shields in Nyaung-U, Myanmar, March 7, 2021, in this picture obtained from social media by Reuters.

Protests erupt across Myanmar; Suu Kyi party official dies in custody

An official from the party of deposed Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi died overnight in police custody, associates said, while protests were held in at least half a dozen cities in some of the most widespread action against the coup last month.

Sri Lankan Catholics demand justice for Easter bombing victims

The leader of Sri Lanka’s Catholics has demanded the government find the perpetrators of the deadly 2019 Easter Sunday attacks, as worshippers held silent protests outside the capital’s churches on Sunday.
Polling opened on Sunday morning for a presidential election at crisis-hit Barcelona, where the winner will face the challenge of rebuilding the club's finances and squad.

Polls open for presidential election at troubled Barcelona

They are running to replace Josep Maria Bartomeu, who resigned in October and was briefly taken in for questioning following police raids on the club on Monday into the 'Barcagate' scandal which revolves around allegations that Barcelona carried out a defamation campaign against current and former players critical of club leadership.
Kelechi Iheanacho won’t be leaving Leicester City for Aston Villa this summer, according to Foxes correspondent Jordan Blackwell.

Kelechi Iheanacho: Leicester City had hunger to beat Brighton

Kelechi Iheanacho says his side’s desire to win shone through during a second half in which Leicester City scored twice to beat Brighton & Hove Albion 2-1 on Saturday night.

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Delta council polls: Security agencies assure violence-free elections

Less than 24 hours to the Delta State Local Government Council elections, Security agencies in the State have assured the people of the State of violence fee polls.
Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Chief Sheriff Oborevwori casting his votes at his Polling unit in Osubi, Okpe Local Government Area, Delta State.

Voters apathy mars Delta council polls

Voters apathy characterized the council election held across the 25 local government areas of Delta State. Newsmen who monitored the elections across the state, report...
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Seplat releases full year audited result, to pay dividends

Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc, a leading Nigerian independent energy company listed on both the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and the London Stock Exchange (LSE), has announced its audited results for 2020, recording a revenue of $530.5 million.
There was a fire outbreak at a section of the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos on Wednesday.

Fire engulfs section of Lagos airport

There was a fire outbreak at a section of the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos on Wednesday.
All Progressives Congress (APC) national stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has described as premature, talks about 2023 elections and the successor to President Muhammadu Buhari. To him, those making such calls do not love Nigeria.

Lagos council renames Old Ipaja Road after Senator Tinubu

Alhaji Ganiyu Egunjobi the Executive Chairman Agege Local Government Area has renamed the popular Old Ipaja Road in Agege, after Sen. Bola Tinubu, former governor of Lagos State.