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One week after emergence of Mr Femi Gbajabiamila as Speaker of House of Representatives, crisis is already brewing over allegations of vote-buying.
The Chairman of Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Prof. Bolaji Owasanoyeh, has said that vote-buying is so rampant and widespread in the country that it is difficult to arrest and prosecute offenders.
The Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu, says the reviews of the 2019 general elections have been generally positive, but not without some concerns.
Worried by the increasing state of insecurity in the country, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Thursday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to rejig the current security architecture in the country with the conclusion that the current system has failed the country.
Indian election authorities have cancelled voting in a southern region of the country after seizing more than 110 million rupees ($1.5 million) they believe was meant to influence the outcome, officials said Wednesday.
The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has described electoral corruption as the worst form of corruption as it undermines the will of the people and invests power in illegitimate hands.
Mr Babatunde Gbadamosi, the Lagos State governorship candidate of the Action Democratic Party (APC) says he will not contest the outcome of the governorship election in the state but prepare for the next election.
The Police on Wednesday arraigned three persons before a Makurdi Upper Area Court II for alleged criminal conspiracy and illegal possession of fire arms, ballot papers and Permanent Voter Cards (PVC’s).
A joint report released by Women Aids Collective (WACOL) and International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) indicated that violence, intimidation by thugs and vote buying marred the just concluded general elections in the South East.
The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Borno Central Senatorial District in the February 23rd senatorial election in Borno state, Alhaji Mohammed Abba-Aji, has filed a petition at the election petition tribunal sitting in Maiduguri, challenging the declaration of governor Kashim Shettima of Borno state as winner of the election.
The United States has expressed disappointment over reports of military interference, in the 2019 general election.
Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, has said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the State is at war with itself and every other stakeholder in the electoral process.
The United States government has expressed disappointment over the conduct of the 2019 general elections, saying it will continue to follow closely, other ongoing elections.
After losing the presidential election and governorship election in Lagos State, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is embroiled in another controversy over the alleged assault on a British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reporter in Lagos, Ajoke Ulohotse.
The Special Presidential Investigation Panel for Recovery of Public Property has summoned the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mr Mele Kyari, over alleged $1.8bn owed the Federal Government by Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited (ExxonMobil).
The Defence Headquarters yesterday said its operations launched to wipe out banditry, kidnapping and robbery in the North West part of the country have killed 132 armed bandits, recovered 39 firearms and 2,437 rounds of ammunitions between May and July.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Tuesday confirmed that its planned policy to restrict allocation of foreign exchange (FOREX) for milk importation and other diary products into the country will soon become effective.
Bayelsa State government said it has formalised the employment of 904 casual staff in the various ministries, departments and agencies in the state.
All is now set for the 2019 Zenith Women Basketball League as the sponsor, Zenith Bank Plc, concluded final arrangement for a glamorous jump ball of the apex women league in the country.
Some Nigerians have began the Grammy nominations campaign for Nigerian artists featured on Beyoncé’s ‘Lion King: The Gift’ album.
A former Chairman of the defunct Nigeria Football Association, Kojo Williams, has frowned on the decision by the President of the NFF, Amaju Pinnick, to send Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, to Germany on a refresher course.
The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has successfully split the Lagos Sub-Flight Information Region (Sub-FIR) airspace into two sectors to improve the quality of air traffic services in the country.
French Economy Minister, Bruno Le-Maire, will lead informal talks to produce a European candidate to head the International Monetary Fund (IMF), a European official at G7 talks near Paris said on Thursday.
The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) has inducted 412 foreign trained Nigerian doctors to practice medicine in the country and warned them against ethical misconduct.