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Imperative of walking the talk on election security

January 15, 2020 Editorial III 0

EMEKA NZE writes that the acknowledgement within the Inter Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (IACCES), that elections security in the country has been hitherto flawed may be usher in a new era of walking the talk   Reason for two IACCES meetings in one month In barely one month, the Inter Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (IACCES) , at Read More

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INEC thumbs down security on deployment during polls

January 11, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has indicted security deployment during previous elections, saying “it has left much to be desired.”  The chairman of the Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, who stated this Friday at an expanded meeting of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES), reminded heads of security agencies that the purpose of security deployment during elections “is Read More

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INEC indicts election security deployment

January 10, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has indicted security deployment during previous elections saying “it has left much to be desired.” INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu who spoke yesterday at the expanded meeting of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES), reminded heads of security agencies that the purpose of security deployment during elections is to safeguard the integrity Read More

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As Nigerians elect their governors today

March 9, 2019 Blueprint 0

Today, eligible Nigerians will troop out to the polls to elect their governors and members of the state houses of assembly in 29 states of the federation. Seven states, namely Anambra, Bayelsa, Edo, Ekiti, Kogi, Ondo and Osun, have had their polls at various times in the past. Elections will also hold in the six Area Councils of the Federal Read More

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Voter subsidy, a patriotic gesture

February 26, 2019 Blueprint 0

The gesture by some corporate entities, namely, Aero Contractors, Arik Air, National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), ABC Transport Plc and Travelstart Nigeria, to assist Nigerian electorate to travel to various destinations for the purpose of voting is highly commendable. The patriotic gesture, to a large extent, accounted for the massive turn Read More

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Need to turn out en masse for February 23 polls

February 22, 2019 Blueprint 0

After running the gauntlet in the past one week following the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections scheduled for last Saturday, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has once again reassured the nation that it is ready to conduct the exercise tomorrow. Although the polls of February 16, 2019 were not the first to suffer postponement in the Read More

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2019: It’s election, not war!

February 16, 2019 Blueprint 0

Today, Nigeria is again on the threshold of history as millions of its citizens will troop to the polling centres all over the country to elect their president and members of the National Assembly. For the past few months, political activities have engulfed the nation, beginning with the processes of picking candidates for various elective offices at the presidential, governorship, Read More

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Nigeria Decides 2019 – Live updates of February 16 Elections

February 15, 2019 Blueprint 0

[2:43am] INEC National Commissioners arriving Conference hall, ahead crucial ‘election postponement’ announcement [00:40am] INEC set to postpone Presidential, NASS polls [8:05pm] Presidential, NASS elections: Police deploy 4 CPs to Ekiti The Ekiti state police command has announced the deployment of three police to Ekiti state to monitor the general election. The three police commissioners who were  deployed by the Inspector Read More