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Yekini Nabena, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Bayelsa State has dismissed claims made by governor Seriake Dickson, that security agents connived with the APC to hijack electoral materials in many local government Areas during the recently concluded governorship election in the State.
An election observation group, YIAGA Africa, through its Watching The Vote (WTV) project, says voters in Bayelsa and Kogi states are trading their permanent voters’ cards for N500 and N1,000 ahead of the governorship elections in the two states.
Inspite of the numerous concerns identified ahead of tomorrow’s governorship election in Bayelsa State, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), YIAGA Africa, has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), security agencies, political parties and citizens to play their part in ensuring a peaceful, credible and conclusive process.
A coalition of civil rights organisations on Friday stormed the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Abuja demanding transparency in the November 16 governorship election in Bayelsa and Kogi States.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has employed the services of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to monitor cases of vote-buying during the governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states.
Cleen Foundation, a non-profit organisation, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to impose a significant sanction against any political parties involved in vote-buying in elections.
A United States diplomat, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, has said the ”gentleman agreement” of zoning of leadership in Nigeria may prompt a tougher electoral process in the next general elections in 2023.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has counselled Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, who is Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Kogi state National Campaign Council, to steer clear of the state, noting that Kogi people abhor incitements and threats in the November 16 governorship election. This is contained in a statement by the PDP Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan.
A religious organisation under the aegis of Christian Social Movement of Nigeria on Wednesday described as sad the embarrassment being given to the Christian community by a few Church leaders due to their “unbridled desires and lifestyles.”
The National and State Assembly Election Petition Tribunal, sitting in Yola, has upheld the elections of Senators Binos Yaro and Cliff Abbo of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, representing Adamawa South and North respectively.
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.
Washington resumed talks with the Taliban in Qatar Saturday, a U.S. source said, three months after President Donald Trump abruptly halted diplomatic efforts that could end America’s longest war.
The price of Bonny Light, Nigeria’s premium oil grade, has risen from $63.00 to $65.47 per barrel as the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, cuts output by 500,000 barrels per day, bpd.
A Federal High Court sitting in Owerri, the Imo State capital has ordered the final forfeiture of a multi-million-naira hospital facility allegedly belonging to the House of Representatives member representing Ideato North and South Federal constituency, Pascal Obi.
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has called for the arrest and subsequent trial of operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) and other security officials involved in the invasion of the Federal High Court in Abuja.
The highest court in the U.S. blocked plans to bring back the death penalty on a federal level on Friday, days before a planned execution.
Barcelona star Lionel Messi has hinted on his retirement after receiving his 6th Ballon d'Or award in Paris on Monday evening, according to report.
A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the Federal Government to recover pensions collected by former governors now serving as ministers and members of the National Assembly.
The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL) has advised the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to heed the Federal Government’s directive that all workers, including university lecturers, be enrolled in its Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will not fly to London on Tuesday to participate in the NATO summit and meet with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on the sidelines.
Forty-two civil society organisations on Thursday raised concerns over Nigeria’s increasing debt profile, asking that efforts be made to stop the trend.