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Gombe state Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has declared that the challenging experience the state went through in the 2020 fiscal year will be used to sharpen the vision of the government for the 2021 fiscal year and beyond.

Gombe unemployment registration opens for NCE, diploma holders

In continuation of his commitment to tackling youth unemployment, create jobs and harness the vast potentials of youths towards productive activities, Governor Muhammadu Yahya has directed the commencement of registration of holders of National Certificate of Education (NCE) and National Diploma.
Voters in Aba North/South Federal Constituency of Abia State are currently exercising their franchise. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had fixed the bye-election for Saturday following the death of Ossy Prestige, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) lawmaker, on February 6.

Abia by-election: Explosion disrupts voting in Aba

A substance suspected to be a bomb, has exploded at the Umuola Hall, Ward 8, Ogbor Hill, Aba North council, at the ongoing by-election into the Aba North/South federal constituency seat.

2023: APC Scandinavia supports public hearing on diaspora voting

The All Progressives Congress (APC), in Scandinavian countries, has lent its voice to the call for the National Assembly for a legislation on Diaspora voting, ahead of the 2023 Presidential Election.
Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education, told newsmen on Sunday in Kaduna that the review would enable the Commission to determine areas requiring legislative action before the 2023 elections.

INEC dismisses transfer of polling centres between local councils

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has hinted at some of the guidelines to be expected in the expansion of polling centres, explaining that there would be no transfer of polling stations between local governments during elections.

INEC to expand existing poling units in Kebbi

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has intensified efforts to expand existing polling units in Kebbi.

Pat Utomi: Nigeria’s electoral processes fraudulent

Renowned Political Economist, Professor Patrick Utomi has again cast aspersions on the current Nigeria’s political processes, arguing that it cannot produce credible political office holders.
Demonstrators hold signs as they march for voting rights on Election Day in Graham, North Carolina, on November 3, 2020 [Jonathan Drake-Reuters]

Joe Biden signs order to promote US voting rights, access

United States President Joe Biden has signed an executive order that aims to make it easier for Americans to vote, as Republicans in several states have sought to impose more voting restrictions following the 2020 presidential election.
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 that polling materials arrived late at some of the wards...

Court dismisses PDP’s case in Lagos East senatorial by-election

The Lagos Division of the Federal High Court has dismissed the Peoples Democratic Party‘s suit seeking to disqualify Adetokunbo Abiru of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from continuing to represent Lagos East Senatorial District.
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INEC: No group will gain undue advantage from new polling units

The Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mr. Festus Okoye, has reiterated that the plans to create new polling units across the country would not benefit only a certain ethnic group, region or religion.
Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

INEC chair: Millions of Nigerians at risk of not voting in 2023

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, has said that millions of eligible Nigerian voters may not have the opportunity to cast their votes in the 2023 general elections if additional new polling units are not established.
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INEC to convert voting points, settlements to polling units

National Commissioner and Chairman, INEC’s Information and Voter Education Committee, Barr. Festus Okoye said the decision was part of resolutions reached at Wednesday’s meeting of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security ICCES in Abuja.

INEC seeks collaboration of CSOs on polling units expansion

In continuation of its consultative talks on the need to expand and increase the number of polling units in the country, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday met with Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and informed them that the need to improve voter participation necessitated the exercise.

INEC: Nigeria voter turnout hovers around 30, 35%

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says voter turnout across Nigeria hovered around 30 to 35 per cent of registered voters in the last two electoral cycles.
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Stakeholders raise concerns over distribution of new polling stations

INEC had said it planned to create the new polling units because the extant 119,973 polling units and 57,023 polling points were grossly in adequate for the 84,004,084 voters in the country as at 2019 general election.
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2023: INEC moves to create new polling stations

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it was planning to create new polling units in the country ahead of 2023 general elections.
FILE PHOTO - Bill Gates, Co-Chair of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, gestures as he speaks during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland January 25, 2018. REUTERS-Denis Balibouse

Bill Gates advises Nigerian government against paying high price for coronavirus vaccines

American Philanthropist, Bill Gates, has advised the Nigerian Government against diverting its limited health fund into trying to pay a high price for COVID-19 vaccines.

INEC: NIN not a precondition for prospective voters

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Saturday dismissed speculations that the National Identity Number (NIN) was a prerequisite for registration by prospective voters, saying there was nowhere in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria where such a condition was stipulated.
Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Lagos East bye-election: APC, PDP know fate March 1

A Federal High Court, Lagos, will on March 1, 2021 deliver judgment in respect of a suit on the bye-election for the Lagos East Senatorial District of December 5, 2020. The PDP and its candidate...
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Voter apathy mars Kano council poll

Saturday’s Kano State local government election, recorded low turnout of voters, as only a handful voters were seen in polling units, newsmen reports.
The Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District, Mr Tokunbo Abiru, Friday asked a Federal High Court in Lagos to dismiss a challenge on his eligibility for the office.

Lagos bye-election: Senator Abiru asks court to quash PDP’s challenge

The Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District, Mr Tokunbo Abiru, Friday asked a Federal High Court in Lagos to dismiss a challenge on his eligibility for the office.
US President Donald Trump spoke to the press as he departed the White House on travel to visit the US-Mexico border Wall [Kevin Lamarque-Reuters]

Capital riot: My speech was totally appropriate – Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has said his speech before last week's deadly Capitol riot, when he urged his supporters to march on Congress, was "totally appropriate".

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EFCC hands over recovered N67.5 million to victim in Enugu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has restituted the sum of N67,523,000 to one Mr. Emmanuel Onyekachukwu Onah, a trader based in Onitsha, Anambra State.
Youth members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from the South-West have urged the leadership of the party to pick Rivers State’s Governor Nyesom Wike as Vice-Presidential Candidate in the 2023 elections.

Governor Wike: Nobody can undermine Rivers in quest for Nigeria’s presidency

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said that anybody jostling to be president of Nigeria would also need to secure votes in Rivers to combine with either Kano or Lagos to emerge victorious.
The All Progressives Congress has named the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello as chairman of its Ondo State Governorship Primary Election Committee.

Governor Bello: Many PDP governors will join APC soon

Kogi State Governor and Chairman of Contact and Mobilisation Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Yahaya Bello, has said more governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other political bigwigs would soon join the party.

RCCG apologises to minister over Osun road project

Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), on Thursday, dismissed alleged payment of N151million to a firm for a road rehabilitated by the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Osun State.
Over 9000 candidates are jostling for 4000 admission slots in Yusuf Maitama Sule University Kano (YUMSUK) for the 2020-2021 academic session.

NUC approves Kano university’s postgraduate school

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved the establishment of a Postgraduate School and the commencement of 34 postgraduate programmes in Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano.

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Anambra hailed over RoW fee waiver

Stakeholders in the telecommunication sector have commended the Anambra State government for the decision of the Governor, Chief Willie Obiano to waive the right of way charges for telecommunication companies.
Residents, government troops flee as armed group overran a town in Nigeria’s Borno state in attack claimed by ISIL.

Soldiers deployed to stop Benue-Ebonyi boundary clash

Armed soldiers are presently engaging some unknown gunmen at Ebele village in Ngbo, Ohaukwu Local government area of Ebonyi State, newsmen report.
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Arsenal close to securing Folarin Balogun

Arsenal are closing in on a new contract for the 19-year-old striker, Folarin Balogun.
Nigeria’s oil and gas industry has lost huge investments due to the non-passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has said.

Delta governor seeks policies to improve food nutrition in South-South

Chairman of South-South Governors’ Forum and governor of Delta State, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has advocated the need for the relevant organs to come up with policies to improve food nutrition in the entire region.
Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy admits he holds aspirations of coaching Bafana Bafana, but for now, his focus is on conquering the South African domestic league.

Benni McCarthy ready to lead Bafana Bafana to Qatar

The South Africa Football Association (Safa) are in the process of looking for a new head coach after sacking Molefi Ntseki at the end of last month following his failure to qualify the team for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Cameroon.