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Diezani’s son, Ugonna, wanted for Election fraud – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has launched a manhunt for Ugonna, son to the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke. This is in connection with the alleged disbursement of money to INEC officials and election monitors in the build-up to the presidential election.  According to sources at the EFCC, Ugonna is the key to arresting all those involved ...

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Rivers rerun election: DSS charges SSG, APC chieftain to court

  Department of State Security (DSS) yesterday arraigned Secretary to the Rivers State Government (SSG), Kenneth Kobani and a stalwart of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Azubuike Wanjoku at the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt. Both men were arraigned over alleged conducts that constituted threat to public peace during the March 19, 2016, rerun elections in the state. Kobani ...

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Governor Polls: INEC chiefs arrested by EFCC for taking N675m in bribes

  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has found over N675.1m in the bank accounts of different Independent National Electoral Commission officials in Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Delta states. According to the anti-graft agency, the money was received and shared by the officials during the last governorship elections. It was gathered that the Resident Electoral Commissioner in the 2015 election in ...

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Oshiomhole tasks INEC on Edo guber polls

Edo state Governor Adams Oshiomhole yesterday urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure a credible governorship election is held in the state. He stated this when he received the new Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Sam Olumekun who was on a courtesy call in his office where he listed the guidelines and the timetable for the governorship election holding ...

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Abuja Council Polls: APC wins Bwari council – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Sunday declared the All Progressives Congress Chairmanship candidate, Mr Musa Dikko as the winner of the Bwari Area council election. The result of the election was announced by the INEC Returning Officer for the area, Mr Abubakar Abba. Abba said Dikko who polled 18,066 votes defeated his closest rival, Mr. Andrew Gwani of the ...

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Abuja election declared inconclusive in four councils by INEC

  The Independent National Electoral Commission on Sunday declared the election in Gwagwalada, Kuje, Abuja Municipal and Kwali area councils of the Federal Capital Territory inconclusive. At the Abuja Municipal Area Council collation centre, the Returning Officer for the election, Prof. Sunday Ododo, explained that the election in the area council was declared inconclusive because the total number of cancelled ...

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FCT elections: PDP candidates alleges rigging in Abaji

Candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Saturday’s FCT council election differed over its credibility in Abaji Area Council. While the PDP candidate alleged some discreet manipulations in favour of the APC, saying it could affect the outcome of the elections, the latter expressed confidence in the exercise. The incumbent Chairman of Abaji ...

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Abuja Council Polls: Two polling units to repeat election – INEC

  The Independent National Electoral Commission said Saturday’s council elections in the Federal Capital Territory did not hold in two polling units due to card reader failure. National Commissioner in the commission, Prof. Anthonia Simbine, made this known in Abuja on Saturday while briefing newsmen on the election. Simbine, however, announced that arrangement had been made for the exercise to ...

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Abuja Council Polls: INEC begins collation of result

  The collation of results by INEC officials at various polling units in Kubwa, a satellite town in Abuja, commenced around 3pm on Saturday. At polling unit 001A located at Byazhim Roundabout, Kubwa, the Presiding Officer, Mr. Alechenu David, announced that the total number of registered voters was 936. The unit had two voting points. Elections conducted at the voting ...

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