2019 election: Details of EU meeting with INEC emerge

2019 election: Details of EU meeting with INEC emerge

The European Union (EU) has expressed commitment to providing all necessary support that will enhance credibility and success of 2019 general elections in Nigeria. Head of the EU Delegation to Nigeria, Ketil Karlson, who made the pledge to newsmen on Thursday in Abuja, said the Union had committed over 100 million euros to Nigeria’s democracy since 1999. He was speaking after a meeting of some EU ambassadors to Nigeria with a delegation of the Independent…

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INEC makes new appointment

INEC makes new appointment

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has appointed the Administrative Secretary, Delta State, Mrs. Rose Orianran-Anthony, as Secretary to the Commission Her appointment will run for a four-year term, with effect from 6th December, 2018. INEC revealed this in a letter on its verified Twitter handle, @inecnigeria. The tweet read: “The Commission has appointed the Administrative Secretary, Delta State, Mrs. Rose Orianran-Anthony as Secretary to the Commission for a Four-year term with effect from 6th…

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2019: INEC promises Nigerians free, fair polls

2019: INEC promises Nigerians free, fair polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has promised to conduct credible general elections next year. The INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, made this promise while speaking at the 6th Anniversary Lecture and Investiture into the Realnews Hall of Fame in Lagos yesterday. The event was tagged: “Political transitions and Africa’s economic development: Preparations for Nigeria’s 2019 general elections”. According to Yakubu, the commission was aware that the conduct of the 2019 elections was a tough…

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MY CONCERN FOR 2019 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

MY CONCERN FOR 2019 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

By Fred Chukwuelobe Atiku Abubakar is a retired customs officer. Naturally, he should be corrupt. All Nigerian customs officers are corrupt. Atiku Abubakar is a politican. Naturally, he should be corrupt. All Nigerian politicians are corrupt. So, let nobody sell that corruption garbage to me. All of us are corrupt. Atiku Abubakar is Fulani. But he’s detribalised. He’s not a bigot. That I know for sure. I’m interested in the man who will heal our divided…

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Osun election: What I’ll do if Supreme Court finds INEC guilty of rigging – REC, Olusegun Agbaje

Osun election: What I’ll do if Supreme Court finds INEC guilty of rigging – REC, Olusegun Agbaje

The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Osun State, Olusegun Agbaje, has said that he would resign from his job if the Supreme Court finds the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, guilty in the conduct of the recently concluded governorship election in the state. The REC made this known in Osogbo on Wednesday during the presentation of Certificate of Return to the Osun State governor-elect, Gboyega Oyetola, of the All Progressives Congress. Oyetola and the Deputy Governor-elect,…

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2019 elections: I will not muscle INEC – Buhari assures

2019 elections: I will not muscle INEC – Buhari assures

President Muhammadu Buhari has restated his commitment to ensuring free, fair and credible elections in the country. President Buhari stated this in a speech he delivered on Monday morning to mark the celebration of the 58th anniversary of Nigeria’s Independence. Stressing his support for credible elections, he said: “I have committed myself many times to ensuring that elections are fully participatory, free and fair and that the Independent National Electoral Commission will be exactly INDEPENDENT…

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I DON’T SHARE IN THIS

I DON’T SHARE IN THIS

The outcome of Osun has brought one thing — national pessimism. We’ve lost faith in our democracy. We’ve realised that it is a fraudulent charade. That it does not, in actuality, exist. . Those with whom I spoke about the election did not allow me to say Jack Robinson before screaming the utter worthlessness of the PVC. Buhari would win anyway. If one defeats him in a free and fair exercise, could one also outplay…

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Osun rerun: Davido cries out over military interference in election

Osun rerun: Davido cries out over military interference in election

As the Osun State governorship rerun election takes off, popular Nigerian singer, Davido, on Thursday disclosed what military officers are doing in Orolu polling unit. The award-winning singer disclosed that military officers have sealed off the polling unit, and that voters can’t perform their civic rights. Davido, who is a niece to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate, Ademola Adeleke made the disclosure via his Twitter handle. He wrote: “According to information just received…

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8 hours after Osun supplementary election ended, INEC announces official results 

8 hours after Osun supplementary election ended, INEC announces official results 

The collation officers of the Independent National Electoral Commission have on Thursday night announced the results of the supplementary election held at the four local government areas including Orolu, Osogbo, Ife North and Ife South of the state. The results of the seven polling units were announced at the INEC headquarters in Osogbo about eight hours after the election ended amid tight security presence. The results are as follow: #OsunGovernorshipSupplementaryElection #FromINECHeadquarters OSOGBO LGA, Unit 17,…

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Osun rerun: TMG cautions INEC, security agencies

Osun rerun: TMG cautions INEC, security agencies

Ahead of Thursday’s supplementary election in Osun State, the Transition Monitoring Group, TMG, has stressed the need for peace. The group also called on all stakeholders to maintain peace and avoid any form of violence that could mar the process. In a statement issued yesterday by its Board Chairperson, Dr. Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, the group disclosed that it would deploy personnel to observe the re-run. TMG said, “INEC must see to it that officials with questionable…

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