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Tender governorship election documents, tribunal orders Kano CP

August 1, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The chairman of Kano state Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, Justice Halima Shamaki, midweek ordered the Nigeria Police Force to tender the March 23 governorship election results before the tribunal. The PDP governorship candidate Abba Yusuf and his party are challenging the declaration of Dr Abdullahi Ganduje of All Progressives Congress (APC) the winner of March 23 election. Justice Shamaki ordered Read More

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PDP: APC, Presidency’s reaction to INEC interview vindicates party

April 25, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Presidency’s reaction to the media interview granted by an official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) allegedly confirming the existence of a central election results transmission server in the commission, further vindicates it stand that the 2019 election was rigged. A pre-election video of an INEC Read More

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Rivers: Court okays collation of results, dismisses AAC’s suit

April 2, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Federal High Court Tuesday dismissed a petition filed by the African Action Congress (AAC) its governorship candidate in the state, Mr. Biokpomabo Awara and Dr. Ben Gurion John Peter seeking to invalidate the collation of Rivers governorship election results. Instead, the court gave the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) the nod to proceed with the collation of results as Read More

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Tribunal: APC challenges 2 HoR election in Osun

March 28, 2019 Editorial II 0

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has challenged two House of Representatives election out of the three seats the party lose to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Osun state. The PDP won three out of the nine House of Representatives seats in the last general election. They won in Ede federal constituency, Ife federal constituency and Obokun federal constituency. Read More

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#Live: Supplementary elections begin in Adamawa, APC makes u-turn, participates

March 28, 2019 Editor 0

Scheduled governorship supplementary election in Adamawa has already begun. Blueprint Correspondent reports that voters lining up at various polling centresdesignated for Thursday’s poll in Yola and parts of the state. It was also learnt that All Progressives Congress (APC) is taking part, barely 48 hours after the party declared it won’t participate. Security beefed up in Adamawa as ballot sorting Read More

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Kwankwasiyya group flooding social media with fake pictures to discredit guber election- Kano govt

March 24, 2019 Editorial II 0

Following the just concluded governorship rerun election in Kano, the state government has accused a pro-Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso group known as Kwankwasiyya of posting various violence-related pictures witnessed in parts of the country on social media platforms in a bid to paint rerun election bad. A statement signed on Sunday by the commissioner for Information, Youth and Culture, Malam Muhammad Read More

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Breaking: INEC makes u-turn, to declare Bauchi guber election result, cancels supplementary plans

March 16, 2019 Editor 0

Exactly one week after March 9 governorship election was conduct in parts of the country and four days after supplementary election was declared in six states, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has reversed its decision in Bauchi and has declared resumption and conclusion of collation of results in the state. The commission said the collation and announcement of results Read More

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Poll: Bagudu wins 19 of 21 LGAs in Kebbi

March 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Governor Abubakar Bagudu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has won in 19 of 21 LGAs in the state governorship election, according to results so far released by INEC. The results were received by the Collation Officer for governorship and state assembly elections, Professor Hamisu Bichi, in Kebbi Sunday. According to the results, Bagudu polled 30,720, while Isa Galaudu of the Read More

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Guber poll result: APC leads in Ogun, Lagos, Kaduna, Kwara, Sokoto, Bauchi; PDP reigns in Adamawa, Enugu, Delta, Ebonyi, A’Ibom

March 10, 2019 Editor 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) appears to be heading to victory in the governorship election held in Ogun, Lagos, Kaduna, Kwara, Kebbi, Sokoto and Bauchi States. Victory is being predicted as results began coming in from the various polling booths. However, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was ahead in Adamawa, Enugu, Delta, Ebonyi and Akwa Ibom States. In Ogun, Read More

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Assembly poll: APC sweeps Lagos Island

March 10, 2019 Editor 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Mr Rotimi Olowo of the All Progressives Congress (APC), winner of Somolu 1, Constituency in the Lagos State House of Assembly. The Returning Officer for the constituency, Prof. Adebayo Otitoloju, made the declaration at INEC Collation Centre in Somolu, Lagos on Sunday. Otitoloju said that Olowo secured 16, 007 votes to beat Read More

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Election violence: Stick to your sanction resolve, Situation Room beckons U.S, U.K

February 28, 2019 Editor 0

The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room has urged the United States and the United Kingdom to follow through on their earlier statement that they would sanction individuals whose actions undermine election or have led to the death of citizens.  The Executive Director of Policy Legacl and Advocacy Centre and Convener of Situation Room Clement Nwankwo further appealed to the international community to Read More

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PDP speaks on perfect electoral victory in Akwa Ibom

February 28, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Akwa Ibom state has dedicated the party’s victory in the just concluded general elections to God. The PDP won all the three senate seats and all the 10 federal constituency seats in Akwa Ibom. The PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, also defeated President Muhammadu Buhari of the APC in Akwa Ibom. “It is only Read More

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Oyetola leads celebration of Buhari’s victory in Osun

February 27, 2019 Editorial II 0

Osun State Governor, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory as the appreciation of good governance and quality leadership. Describing Buhari’s victory as well-deserved, Oyetola said that “the outcome of this election shows that President Buhari has done very well and his victory gives hope for our democracy.” A statement by the Chief Press Secretary, Oyetola spoke at Read More

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Atiku won presidential election, not Buhari, Frank says

February 27, 2019 Editorial II 0

Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has commended the Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Alhaji Atiku Abubakar for outrightly rejecting the conduct of the presidential elections which is now being described as one of the worst election in the history of mankind in the 21st century.  According to Frank, the outright disregard Read More

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Buhari deserves second term – Ekiti APC

February 27, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Ekiti state Chapter of the All Progressive Congress, (APC) said President Muhammadu Buhari has justified the trust of the electorates and that is responsible for his victory at the just concluded presidential elections. Speaking to Newsmen in Ado-Ekiti on Wednesday, the Director General, Buhari/Osinbajo  Campaign Organisation, Dr Olusegun Osinkolu,  has said  the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the Read More

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Accept Kano result in good faith, Kwanwkaso tells supporters

February 26, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Former Kano state Governor and a chieftain of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Dr Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso has called on his supporters to accept the presidential and National Assembly election results released by INEC.    The result so far shows that APC presidential candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari scored 1,464,768 while Atiku Abubakar of PDP got 391,573, APC. By this result, he  Read More

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PRP defeats APC in Bauchi federal constituency

February 26, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in Bauchi State has again lost another seat in the National Assembly to the People Redemption Party (PRP). The returning officer for the election, Ibrahim Yakubu, declared the PRP candidate Abdullahi Yakubu Shehu for polling a total of 69,088 votes while his closest rival Comrade Mohammed Sabo of the ruling APC polled a total Read More

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Timi Frank to INEC: Declare Atiku now, beware of June 12 experience

February 25, 2019 Editorial II 0

Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Timi Frank, has demanded immidiate declaration of Atiku Abubakar, as the president-elect, saying the election results across the country have shown that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate has won. Frank warned the electoral body not to succumb to pressures coming from President Muhammadu Buhari and other APC chieftains Read More

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INEC officer in detention for allegedly altering election result

February 25, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Prof essor  Mahmood Yakubu, chairman, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said  one of the officers of the commission in Imo had been detained in Police custody for allegedly altering election results. Yakubu, who made the disclosure on Sunday at a media briefing in Abuja, said the commission would not spare any officer of the commission found to be involved Read More

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Presidential election: PDP plotting to declare Atiku winner before INEC – APC

February 24, 2019 Editorial II 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) and the relevant security agencies to immediately activate the provisions of the law on non-official declaration of results, saying the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its agents were planning to declare Atiku Abubakar as the winner of Saturday Read More

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2019: Group wants Kogi govt to combat miscrants, thuggery

February 12, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) from Kogi Central, have called on the Kogi state government to maintain peace and order by helping to arrest miscrants who are aimed at causing crisis in the state. The group made the call at a roundtable for peaceful co-existence pre and post 2019 general elections themed: “Sustaining Peace In Read More

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2019 election ’ll be about candidates, not parties – Abiodun Essiet

June 2, 2018 Blueprint 0

Abiodun Essiet is a gender advocate and the women leader of Nigeria Women Trust Fund (NWTF); foremost support organisation for female politicians. She is also a public health consultant and researcher. In this interview with ENE OSANG she speaks on her passion for politics and why she is running for councillorship in the FCT. What is your background and how Read More

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2019: INEC rules out manual collation of results

June 1, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission has said mechanisms were being put in place to eliminate manual collation of election results at polling units. The commission also noted that the declining participation of youths in the electoral process, was caused by politicians’ failure to fulfil their electoral promises. Chairman, Board of The Electoral Institute, a Read More

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Democracy Day: Nigerians urged to take ownership of elections

May 30, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Nigerians have urged to contribute “in bringing the desired change by ensuring they get registered, collect their permanent voter cards (PVCs), and take ownership of the 2019 electoral process through participation, education and enlightenment.” National Democracy Solidarity Group (NDSG) made the call yesterday in Abuja during its 4th Democracy Solidarity Walk held in collaboration with the National Orientation Agency (NOA), Read More

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Nigeria’s 2019 election: Background and setting, by Edwin Madunagu

May 28, 2018 Editorial IV 0

I would like to preface this piece with the following four declarations: One: My dominant interest in Election 2019 is the strengthening of the Nigerian Left in the country’s electoral and non-electoral politics. That is the only real change that can take place and that Nigerian masses deserve. Two: By the Left I mean the aggregate of socialism and popular Read More