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Speakership: House of Reps members threaten legal action over allegations of vote buying

One week after emergence of Mr Femi Gbajabiamila as Speaker of House of Representatives, crisis is already brewing over allegations of vote-buying.

Ninth Assembly: CLO urges Nigeria’s restructuring

The Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) has told the incoming National Assembly to make laws that would engender Nigeria’s restructuring.

CPC: Why it’s difficult to arrest, prosecute vote buyers

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.
INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmoud Yakubu

Reviews on 2019 poll have been positive – INEC chairman

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.
The National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria held a peaceful protest in Lagos on Tuesday to mark the 40th anniversary of the organisation.

NLC: Current security architecture has failed

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.
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India cancels poll in southern area over ‘vote buying’

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.
Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the agency will monitor campaign funds donated to political parties for the 2019 elections as well as donors’ identities.

Ibrahim Magu: Electoral corruption worst form of corruption

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.

ICPC seeks solutions to vote-buying

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) on Thursday said its research wing, the Anti-Corruption Academy of Nigeria (ACAN) will organise dialogue to find solutions to vote and results buying.
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.

Babatunde Gbadamosi: Why I will not challenge result of Lagos governorship poll

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.

Police arraign three over illegal possession of fire arms, ballot papers, PVCs in Benue

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).
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Report: Violence, vote buying marred polls in South-East

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.
[FILES] A man has his thumb print verified through the window to vote at a polling station in Kano, commercial capital of northern Nigeria, on February 23, 2019. – Nigeria began counting votes in presidential elections, even as many people had yet to even cast their ballot because of delays in the opening of polling units and problems with staffing and technology. Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) last week announced a one-week delay to the election, just hours before it was due to get under way. The presidential contest will see incumbent Muhammadu Buhari (APC) seek to win a second four-year term against former vice president Atiku Abubakar (PDP). (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

Kano rerun: Agents clash over vote-buying

Agents of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC) clashed at Gama Wards with 83 polling units in Kano over alleged vote-buying.

Borno elections: Mohammed Abba-Aji, Bukar Shuwa head to tribunal

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.

Nigeria election: US expresses disappointment over military’s interference in polls

The United States has expressed disappointment over reports of military interference, in the 2019 general election.
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)

US seeks free, credible supplementary elections

The United States Embassy in Nigeria has called on all stakeholders to ensure free, credible and peaceful exercise in Nigeria, as the supplementary polls hold in some states on Saturday.

Benue rerun: APC at war with itself – Governor Ortom

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.

US expresses disappointment over conduct of 2019 election

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.

BBC demands investigation of attack on reporter

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.

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Central bank chief defends planned restriction of forex for milk importation

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Bayelsa government employs fresh 904 workers

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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.

Zenith Women Basketball League starts Friday

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