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Congress: Dogara’s faction to challenge results soon –Jibrin

May 18, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Bauchi guber aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, Captain Bala Jibrin, yesterday boasted that Speaker, Yakubu Dogara’s faction will challenge the failed congresses of the party across Bauchi State. Jibrin, who responded to a text message, condemned the ward and council so-called congresses in Bauchi State, noting that there was no proper election during the APC Congresses in the Read More

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Kaduna lawmaker to seek redress over ‘election irregularities’

May 18, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Hon. Shehu Garba, representing PDP Jema’a/Sanga Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives has said the party would employ every legitimate means to protect the people’s mandate at the just concluded local government election in Jema’a. Blueprint reports that the development followed earlier allegation by the PDP on plans by the ruling APC to rig election results in Jama’a local Read More

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2019: Arewa youth plan mock election for Buhari, Atiku, others

May 4, 2018 Blueprint 0

Arewa Consultative Youths Movement (ACMY) has said it would conduct a mock election for top presidential aspirants from the North to ascertain their popularity ahead of the 2019 general elections. ACMY President, Kabiru Yusuf, disclosed this yesterday in Abuja while speaking at the National Delegate Congress of the Movement. Yusuf, who had just been re-elected at the Congress, said the Read More

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INEC and hurdles of full-blown technology in Nigeria’s elections

April 16, 2018 Editorial IV 0

EMEKA NZE examines some of the lessons and resolutions of the just concluded international conference on the opportunities and challenges in the use of technology in elections The current leadership of Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is apparently not resting on its oars to upgrade the country’s electoral system and ensure it joins the comity of nations which have Read More

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2019: No e-voting but e-collation, e-transmission of results – INEC

April 12, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu has stated that the Commission will not be deploying electronic voting for 2019, but will be using electronics in the collation and transmission of results. Professor Yakubu said among the 30 countries that participated in the just concluded conference, the deployment of technology in the conduct of elections has come Read More

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Non-NWC APC members dump Oyegun, backs Buhari’s re-election

April 8, 2018 Blueprint 0

Ahead of Monday’s National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), a forum of Non-National Working Committee but NEC members have withdrawn their initial support for the controversial tenure elongation. The forum had earlier expressed support for the current NWC led by Chief John Oyegun to be given another 12 months tenure extension. But at a Read More

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Egyptian media say election turnout was around 40%

March 30, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Egypt’s pro-government media say preliminary results of this week’s presidential election show a landslide win for President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who faced no serious challenge, and a turnout hovering around 40%. Vote counting began after polls closed late on Wednesday, wrapping up three days of voting. Official results are expected on April 2. Of the 59.7 million registered voters, the Al Read More

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Fuss over sequence of elections

March 24, 2018 Blueprint 0

What is in a sequence of elections? You wonder! The furore in the Senate on this gave cause for concern. But, the defunct National Party of Nigeria, in the Second Republic, reversed the earlier sequence of voting, introduced by the outgone military regime. The presidential election was moved forward from the rear. The result created a bandwagon effects on subsequent Read More

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Election sequence: Court throws out joinder’s application

March 21, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court Abuja, yesterday, threw out an application by Action Peoples Party in which it sought to join the election sequence suit instituted by Accord Party in respect of the 2019 election sequence. Action Peoples Party had through its lawyer, Mr. Kingdom Okere, argued that its interest would be affected by the outcome of Read More

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You can’t win elections on social media, group tells youths

February 26, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Ilorin An Abuja based advocacy group ‘‘One adult One Youth” yesterday took its sensitisation campaign on the ongoing registration of permanent voters card card (PVC) to Ilorin, Kwara state capital with an admonition that the youth cannot win election on social media. President of the group, Miss Ogbole Ene Lilian, who spoke with journalists in Ilorin shortly after embarking on Read More

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UN hopes for Libya elections ‘by end of 2018’

February 9, 2018 Editorial IV 0

UN envoy GhassanSalame said on Wednesday he hoped for elections in Libya by the end of 2018 but that conditions in the strife-torn country were not yet ready for polling. “There are several conditions. For the time being, we have only achieved one: the start of voter registration,” the UN envoy for Libya told a news conference in Tripoli. Last Read More

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Party agents and observers taking notes, during the collation of results for the Anambra state governorship election at the INEC HQ Awka

November 20, 2017 Blueprint 0

Party agents and observers taking notes, during the collation of results for the Anambra state governorship election at the INEC Headquarters in Awka, yesterday                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Photo: Johnson Udeani/NAN

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FCT election: APGA kicks, alleges manipulation of results

April 12, 2016 Blueprint 0

By Donald Iorchir Abuja All Progressives Grand Alliance in the Federal Capital Territory has decried the outcome of the Saturday’s election across the six area councils, accusing the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Independent Electoral Commission of manipulating results in three councils. In an interview with the FCT APGA’s party chairman, Okoli Philip Chukwuebuka, said the party won with Read More

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ELECTION RESULTs: Buhari leads with 57%

March 31, 2015 Blueprint 0

—- Accept results, Catholic bishops tell candidates By Emeka Nze, Ameh Ejekwuonyilo and John Oba, Abuja The All Progressives Congress (APC) has taken a convenient lead in the 2015 presidential election going by the results announced last night by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). This translates into the party’s presidential candidate, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), mulling a comfortable victory. Read More

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general elections:Expect results today – Jega

March 30, 2015 Blueprint 0

By Emeka Nze and Ameh Ejekwuonyilo Abuja The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday debunked claims of being under pressure to declare the 2015 presidential and National Assembly election results, calling on Nigerians to expect the results of Saturday’s polls today. The chairman of the commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, who made this remark during a post-election press briefing in Abuja, Read More

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The burden of expecting elections results

March 30, 2015 Blueprint 0

JOHN NWOKOCHA articulates the burden of Nigerians waiting for the final result of Saturday’s presidential election.   March 28, the presidential and national Assembly polls were held across Nigeria with remarkable success. For the first time in general elections a new technology known as Card Reader machine was introduced to enhance the credibility and overall success of the elections. It would Read More

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Presidential election result will spring surprises — Okorie

March 26, 2015 Blueprint 0

Chief Chekwas Okorie is the presidential candidate of the United Progressive Party (UPP). In this interview with Ezrel Tabiowo, he says that the results that will be announced by INEC will not be the final outcome to determine who becomes Nigeria’s next president. Chekwas is optimistic that UPP will emerge winner of Saturday’s presidential elections. Excerpts: How prepared are you Read More

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Yero proposes N203bn 2015 budget

December 24, 2014 Blueprint 0

By Abdul Raheem Aodu Kaduna Governor Mukhtar Yero of Kaduna state yesterday presented the sum of N203, 700, 855, 271 billion as the proposed budget appropriation for the 2015 fiscal year to the Kaduna State House of Assembly. The proposed budget tagged ‘budget of consolidation and continuity’ has recurrent expenditure of N72,788,841,776 which represents 35.72% of the total budget and Read More