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INEC to start registration of new voters in June

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that it will recommence the continuous voter registration (CVR) exercise on June 28, 2021.
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.
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Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine briefly detained while leading protests

Uganda's opposition leader Bobi Wine was briefly detained on Monday as he led an anti-government demonstration in the capital, his latest effort to reject the results of a January presidential election he says he won.
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.

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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INEC commits to equitable distribution of extra polling units

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday allayed fears of stakeholders, especially political parties, on the distribution of new polling units it is planning to create ahead of the 2023 general election.
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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.

PDP asks INEC to prioritize election integrity over polling units expansion

Lagos State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to prioritize election integrity over expansion of polling units ahead of 2023 polls.
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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.
Polling stations in Uganda have opened for the voters to elect city mayors and district chairpersons.

Ugandan voters return to polls to elect city mayors

Local media are reporting low voter turnout in the local government council elections compared to last week’s presidential and parliamentary elections.
The Constitutional Court of the Central African Republic on Monday confirmed the re-election of President Faustin-Archange Touadera.

Court confirms re-election of Faustin-Archange Touadera as CAR president

The Constitutional Court of the Central African Republic on Monday confirmed the re-election of President Faustin-Archange Touadera.

UN mission praises municipal elections in western Libya

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) says it welcomes the municipal elections in four different municipalities in western Libya.

Senator Anyim: South-East has least voters’ turnout during elections

Former Senate President, Anyim Pius Anyim, has said the South-East geopolitical zone is the region with the least voters’ turnout during elections, which he said must change for the region to produce a President in 2023.
FILE PHOTO: Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Senator and Democratic candidate for Vice President Kamala Harris celebrate outside the Chase Center after Biden accepted the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination during the largely virtual 2020 Democratic National Convention, in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., August 20, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris jointly named TIME’s ‘Person of the Year’

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris were jointly named Time magazine’s 2020 “Person of the Year” on Thursday, chosen from a list of finalists that included the man Biden vanquished at the polls - President Donald Trump.
INEC officials sleeping at polling unit 014, Isele in Ikorodu as voters shun poll.

Lagos by-election: IPAC scores INEC low on voter education, mobilisation

The Inter-Party Advisory Council in Lagos State on Sunday said that the Independent National Electoral Commission needed to do more on voter education and mobilisation to deepen Nigeria’s democracy.
President Trump at a rally in Valdosta, Ga., on Saturday. Doug Mills-The New York Times

Donald Trump shows no surrender in first post-election rally

United States (US) President Donald Trump made clear Saturday he had no intention of relinquishing that his last month’s election was stolen from him, telling a raucous crowd at his first post-poll rally he would somehow still win.
The PDP and its candidate, Babatunde Gbadamosi, are urging the court to disqualify the APC candidate, Tokunbo Abiru, over his alleged possession of two voter cards.

APC’s Tokunbo Abiru wins Lagos East Senate seat

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has won Saturday’s senatorial bye-election in Lagos East district,
U.S. President Donald Trump visits the key southeastern state of Georgia Saturday to campaign alongside two Republican senators running against Democratic challengers in the January runoff election that will decide which party controls the Senate at the beginning of Joe Biden’s presidency.

Donald Trump campaigns in Georgia for Republican senators

U.S. President Donald Trump visits the key southeastern state of Georgia Saturday to campaign alongside two Republican senators running against Democratic challengers in the January runoff election that will decide which party controls the Senate at the beginning of Joe Biden’s presidency.
Bayelsa State Governor Senator Douye Diri has expressed the confidence that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidates will be victorious in the Saturday senatorial Bye-elections in the state.

Bayelsa bye-elections holds amidst ballot box snatching, voter apathy

Saturday’s bye-elections in Bayelsa Central and West was characterised by snatching of ballot boxes and ballot papers in some parts of the two senatorial districts.
INEC officials sleeping at polling unit 014, Isele in Ikorodu as voters shun poll.

Lagos bye-election: INEC officials decry poor turnout

The Dec. 5, Lagos East Senatorial and Kosofe state Assembly by-elections recorded poor voter turnout as the elections progressed.

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A blaze advanced along South Africa's iconic Table Mountain toward central Cape Town on Monday after ravaging university buildings, while firefighters battled strong winds in their efforts to control it and officials evacuated residential areas.
Premier League teams are in the race to sign Nigerian attacker Emmanuel Dennis following his impressive performance for his club side Club Brugge.

Fenerbache propose sensational swap deal for Emmanuel Dennis

Turkish giants, Fenerbache, have proposed an exchange deal that will see Emmanuel Dennis come over, while Tanzania star Ally Samatta joins Belgian champions Club Brugge.

No fracas in Taraba PDP – chairman

Retired Lt.-Col. Agbu Kefas, the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Taraba has denied reports of division within the state chapter of the party.

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Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Strike: Minister to hold fresh meeting with governors, NBA, JUSUN, others

Labour minister, Chris Ngige, has rescheduled a fresh meeting with the leaderships of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), and the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), over the lingering strike that has crippled court activities across the country for two weeks.

Why NLNG vessels are not flagged in Nigeria – shipping firm

The management of the NLNG Ship Management Limited, NSML, the shipping arm of the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas, NLNG, has given reason for putting its vessels in the Bermudian Ship Registry instead of the Nigerian Ship Registry.

Edo women protest against herdsmen’s activities

Women of Ikabigbo community in Uzairue Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State yesterday told herdsmen occupying their community to leave, as their presence has caused them more harm than good.
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Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge warming up for Olympics marathon in Netherlands race

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge, the Olympic marathon champion and world record holder, said he was looking forward to a beautiful race on Sunday in Enschede, the Netherlands, a run he sees as crucial preparation for this year’s Tokyo Olympics.