Elections 2023 results, ‘the transfer never drop’

February 26, 2023 Prince Charles Dickson 0

We forget who we are sometimes— But oh, the power when we remember /Topher Kearby As you read this, millions of Nigerians would have cast their votes, like I said last week, a handful would have paid the ultimate price which is death because like I stated clearly that our elections are war in these parts. We have witnessed ballot Read More

2023: Delay in uploading election results undermines public confidence, Yiaga Africa tells INEC

February 26, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

Yiaga Africa Watching The Vote has told the Independent National Electoral Commision (INEC) that the delay in uploading the results undermines public confidence in the transmission process as it deviates from the guidelines for the elections and it failed to meet citizens’ expectations. The Chairman, Watching The Vote , Dr Dr. Hussaini Abdu, and Executive Director Yiaga Africa, Samson Itodo, Read More

Presidential poll: APC demands PVC collection stats from INEC 

February 21, 2023 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

The All Progressives Congress APC Presidential Campaign Council (APC PCC) has given 24 hours to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to furnish it and other Nigerians the data with regards to the collection of Permanent Voter Cards PVCs. Director, Election Planning and Monitoring at the PCC and Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola made the demand at Read More

Presidential election: I have not seen my candidate

February 16, 2023 Abdussamad Umar Jibia 0

I left the mosque after maghrib prayer this evening and met five children at the door of my house begging for food. Although they left their villages supposedly in search of Qur’anic knowledge, they do not join us in the five daily prayers. The five children I am talking about are just few of the millions of minors daily roaming Read More

2023 general elections: Easiest way to identify your polling unit

February 13, 2023 Editor 0

Ahead of 2023 general elections, voters have been shown easier way to identify their polling unit on both presidential and national assembly election day scheduled for February 25. The same applies on governorship and state assembly election being March 11. According to findings, a electorate just need to “Simply text the 9 digits code of your PVC to 8014 and Read More

Anambra: INEC issues certificate of return to Soludo, deputy

November 12, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Friday presented the Certificate of Return to Prof. Chukwuma Soludo and his deputy, Dr. Onyeka Ibezim, as winner of the Anambra state governorship election which was held on November 6 and 9. Soludo, of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), won across 21 local government areas with a total of 112,229 votes, while his Read More

Internal democracy: PGF boss calls for new orientation in management of political parties

October 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, has called for a new orientation in the management of political parties to address issues of membership recruitment and management, party funding and administration. Lukman, who is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said unless these issues are addressed Nigerians will continue to experience all the familiar Read More

Shooting: Brig-Gen. Adeoye wins North Central election

September 22, 2021 Editorial IV 0

As the Federation election draws nearer, Brigadier General Lonsdale Adeoye (Rtd) has emerged the winner of the North-Central Zonal Election for the post of President into the National Board of the Nigeria Shooting Sport Federation, NSSF. Brg-Gen Adeoye is the immediate past Shooting Federation president which tenure ended few weeks before the Tokyo Olympics. In the North-Central Zonal election held Read More

Rescue Nigeria’s democracy, PDP tells NASS

September 14, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

Ahead of the composition of the Conference Committee of both chambers of the National Assembly on the passage of the Electoral Amendment Act, governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have urged the lawmakers to be guided by patriotism and toe the part of millions of Nigerians in approving electronic transmission of election results. NASS which Read More

PDP rejects Kaduna LG polls, alleges results manipulation

September 4, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

As the local government election takes place on Saturday across 19 of the 23 local government areas of Kaduna state, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected results of the elections, alleging that the election results were predetermined. Seamless electronic voting Kaduna state government through the State Independent Electoral Commission (Kadsiecom) deployed Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) for the council Read More

Legal landmines and the imperative of an APC National Caucus meeting by Hashidu Gimbi

August 16, 2021 Hashidu Gimbi 0

Over two weeks ago, the Supreme Court affirmed the election of All Progressives Congress (APC) Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu as the duly elected Governor of Ondo State in the suit filed by his main challenger, Eyitayo Jegede of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).  The PDP candidate didn’t dispute the election results but questioned the legality of the nomination of his opponent Read More

Ex-IPAC leader urges youth stop ‘fraudulent’ politicians

July 18, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

A former President of the Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) and National Secretary Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), High Chief Peter Ojonugwa Ameh, has urged youth in Nigeria to take drastic measures against those who have held the country down since independence. According to Ameh, the youth should take their destiny in their own hands and create for themselves Read More

Bazoum sworn in as Niger Republic President after aborted coup

April 2, 2021 Administrator 0

Niger has had its first democratic transfer of power after Mohamed Bazoum was sworn in as president. It comes just days after the government says it thwarted an attempted coup by parts of the military. The West African nation is facing increasing attacks by jihadist groups and political tensions in the country since the election in February. The inauguration marks Read More

Breaking: UNICAL Professor jailed for manipulating 2019 election result

March 25, 2021 Editor 0

A High Court in Akwa Ibom state has jailed Professor Peter Ogban for manipulating election results in favour of the All Progressives Congress against the Peoples Democratic Party. Professor Ogban, a Professor of soil science at the University of Calabar was the returning officer in the senatorial election in Akwa Ibom north-west in 2019. On count one, the presiding judge, Read More

Obaseki hails Appeal Court judgment

March 18, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state, has hailed the Appeal Court judgement which cleared him of a certificate forgery case preferred against him by the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the Edo 2020 gubernatorial election. The governor, in a statement, said the ruling by the Court of Appeal vindicates him and reiterates the fact that “the suit was, from the Read More

Breaking: Trump tweets again, vows to stay away from Biden inauguration as US President

January 8, 2021 VOA 0

United States President Donald Trump tweeted Friday he will not attend President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, breaking a tradition that has for centuries been a hallmark of the peaceful transfer of power from one administration to the next. Two days after infuriated Trump supporters overran the U.S. Capitol during Congressional proceedings to formally certify Biden’s win, Trump wrote, “I will not Read More

Trump back on Twitter, makes crucial Capitol comment

January 8, 2021 BBC 0

US President Donald Trump has been allowed to Tweet again, after being locked out of his account for 12 hours. Posting a more conciliatory message, he refrained from reiterating false claims of voter fraud. Twitter said that it would ban Mr Trump “permanently” if he breached the platform’s rules again. The move from Twitter puts clear water between it and Read More

Breaking – US election: Again, Biden beats Trump, wins in Georgia after recount

November 20, 2020 CNN 0

Georgia has finished its statewide audit of the razor-thin presidential race, confirming that President-elect Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump, according to a news release from the Secretary of State’s office. Biden beat Trump by 12,284 votes, according to the final results from the audit, CNN reports. This is a slight drop for Biden compared to the pre-audit results.Officials have Read More

No Image

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

No Image

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

No Image

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

No Image

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

No Image

#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

No Image

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