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INEC Fixes Presidential Election and National Assembly Election on Feb. 16, 2019


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed Saturday, February 16, 2019 for the presidential and National Assembly elections. The electoral body made the announcement on Thursday, adding that the gubernatorial and state assembly elections and the Federal Capital will hold on March 2, 2019. INEC also said it would release the timetable for Ekiti and Osun gubernatorial elections coming ...

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ANAMBRA ELECTION: “No Fewer than Two Million Voters Registered” – INEC


Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has disclosed that nothing less than two million voters have registered for  the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State. Stated yesterday by the Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, Dr. Nwachukwu Orji,  during a meeting with Electoral Officers and members of the Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, in Awka said the comprehensive register would be printed in ...

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INEC to IPOB: Anambra Election will Hold


The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has assured that the November 18 Governorship election in Anambra will be peaceful despite threats from the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to boycott the election. INEC National Commissioner in charge of Oyo, Osun and Ekiti State, Chief Adedeji Soyebi, disclosed this information where he stated that the security challenge in the state won’t ...

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Jittery Melaye Alleges Forgery Of Signatures Collected

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Senator Dino Melaye Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West Senatorial district in the National Assembly says the signatures allegedly collected to influence his recall and forwarded to INEC were forged. Addressing newsmen on Sunday in Lokoja, Melaye who said investigations had revealed that even the dead signed the recall across the seven area councils of the senatorial district, described the ...

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Supreme Court Throws Spanners in Gov Tambuwal’s Election

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State

The bid by Governor Aminu Tambuwal to stop a suit challenging the propriety of his nomination as candidate of the All Progressive Congress, APC for the 2015 governorship election in Sokoto state has been struck out by the Supreme Court. The apex court ruled on Tuesday that the nomination of Tambuwal by his party should be challenged by another governorship ...

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Governors Wike, Fayose Allegedly Mock Nigerian Army Over Rivers Rerun


A new audio has been leaked online showing the moment Governors Wike and Fayose mocked the Nigerian army in a telephone conversation. Reporters has obtained an exclusive audio of a telephone conversation between Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and his counterpart in Ekiti State, Governor Ayodele Fayose, in which both men discussed Mr. Wike’s sharp maneuvers during the December ...

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Police to Investigate Gov. Wike Over Alleged Audio Comments

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State

INEC The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris has set up a panel to investigate and analyse an alleged audio comments by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers on the legislative re-run elections in Rivers. Sahara Reporters, an online medium recently released an audio report purportedly to be the voice of Wike pertaining to the Rivers elections. In a statement issued ...

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Wike Leads Victory March as INEC Declares PDP Winner of Rivers East, West Senatorial Districts

The Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike has led a victory march across the state after the Independent National Electoral Commission ,INEC, declared the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, winner of the Rivers East and West Senatorial Districts in the state’s re-run elections conducted Saturday, December 10; 2016. Declaring the result for Rivers East Senatorial District , Returning Officer , Prof Onu ...

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Rivers Rerun: APC’s Magnus Abe Wins Senatorial Race

Senator Magnus Abe

The senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Rivers South East, Senator Magnus Abe, has won the legislative rerun election in his senatorial District. The Returning Officer, Professor Gideon Onukwuisi, declared Abe winner on Sunday after announcing the result at the collation centre in Bori, Khana Local Government Area. Abe polled 125,938 votes to beat his opponent from the ...

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40 Reps, 5 Senators Parade O’ Level Certificates


A peek into the qualification details of the members of the National Assembly by Daily Trust on Sunday reveals that a staggering number of the parliamentarians got elected with Ordinary Level certificates during the 2015 general elections, a development that leaves doubts on the capacity and quality of legislation in the 8th National Assembly. A total of 45 federal lawmakers ...

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