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Bayelsa guber: REC says satisfied with PVC collection rate

The Bayelsa Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mr Monday Tom, says INEC is satisfied with the percentage rate of Permanent Voter Card (PVC) collection, promising that the body is adequately prepared to conduct the Nov. 16 governorship election in the state.

Bayelsa guber: Governor Dickson plotting REC’s removal – stakeholders

Stakeholders in Bayelsa State have accused Governor Seriake Dickson of sponsoring calls for the removal of the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), ahead of the November 16 governorship poll.

Kogi guber: INEC denies recruiting APC members as ad-hoc staff

The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of INEC in Kogi State, Prof. James Apam, made the disclosure on Friday while speaking at a “Sensitization Forum for media executives, bloggers and journalists on Election and Fake News in Kogi State,” organised by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), in partnership with USAID, UKaid and INEC.

Kogi guber: INEC boss assures of credible poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has assured of its readiness to conduct a peaceful, free, fair, credible, acceptable and conclusive 2019 Kogi State Governorship election if all hands are on deck.
Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah

Tribunal: Uba brothers’ petitions against Senator Ifeanyi Ubah lacked merit

In two separate unanimous judgments, the National Assembly/Legislative Houses Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Awka, has affirmed the election of the Chairman of Capital Oil, Chief Ifeanyi Ubah, as Senator representing Anambra South Senatorial District.

INEC to hold forum on 2019 elections in Kwara

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is to hold a stakeholders forum in November to review the 2019 general elections in Kwara.

Taraba INEC REC passes on

The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Taraba state, Alhaji Baba Abba Yusuf, is dead.

INEC concerned about low women participation in 2019 elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says its efforts at ensuring the participation of more women in the electoral process did not yield the desired result in 2019 general elections.
Professor James Apam, Resident Electoral Commissioner, Kogi State, on Wednesday, attributed the preponderance of fake news and hate speech in the country to the political class and high rate of unemployment.

Kogi REC: Politicians, unemployment causes of fake news, hate speech

Professor James Apam, Resident Electoral Commissioner, Kogi State, on Wednesday, attributed the preponderance of fake news and hate speech in the country to the political class and high rate of unemployment.

NDDC: ‘Governors criticism of nominees is a political rascality’

Former Resident Electoral Commissioner in the defunct Bendel State, Chief Atiyota Ejughemre, has described the criticism of new board of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, by Governors of the region as political rascality, maintaining that Olorogun Bernard Okumagba would deliver on his mandate as the Managing Director of the commission.

INEC seeks cooperation of stakeholders for success in future polls

To achieve success in the future elections, the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Oyo State, Mr. Mutiu Agboke, on Tuesday called for synergy among stakeholders to guarantee success in future elections.

INEC: Violence is our major worries in Kogi election

The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Kogi State, Professor James Apam, has said that his worries on the November governorship election in the state would be violence.
The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs Senator Godswill Akpabio has denied the allegation that he bribed the Chairman and members of the National Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal in Akwa Ibom State.

Justice Hafizu: Senator Akpabio was robbed of victory

A member of the National Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Justice Sheriff Hafizu, has said Senator Godswill Akpabio was robbed of his victory in February 23 National Assembly election.
This was disclosed by the State Commissioner for Information, Culture, Mass Mobilization and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatunbosun at a One day Forum on Citizens’ Conversation with Elected Officials, organized by the National Orientation Agency at Ibadan on Tuesday.

Oyo partners NOA, INEC to strengthen democracy

Oyo State government has said it was ready to use interface programs and different open fora to deepen democratic tenets and provide more opportunities for the people to interact and access their representatives in government.

INEC: EFCC’s intervention gave credibility to 2019 elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has attributed the level of credibility recorded in the 2019 general elections to the involvement of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in monitoring the elections across the country to prevent compromises through vote buying and vote selling.

Bayelsa guber: Senator Douye Diri wins PDP primary

Senator Douye Diri has emerged winner of the governorship primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC postpones Bayelsa guber primary again

For the second time in four days, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has postponed its Bayelsa governorship primary to between Tuesday and Wednesday in compliance with an interim order of a State High Court restraining the party from using direct primary.

Kogi guber: IPAC walk out on REC

Members of the Inter Party Advisory Council in Kogi State, Friday, walked out of the stakeholders’ meeting organised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over alleged negative role of the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Prof. James Apam, in the last general election.

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