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

Breaking: Senate bows, rescinds decision on electronic transmission of results

October 12, 2021 Taiye Odewale, Abuja 0

After months of bashings from the public over resolution against unfettered electronic transmission of election results by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) where and when practicable, the Senate is set to rescind its unpopular decision. The Senate had in July during consideration of report on 2010 Electoral Act (Amendment ) Bill 2021 submitted by its Commitee on INEC, amended Read More

LG congress: Let’s conduct peaceful exercise, Buni charges APC members

September 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Yobe state governor and Chairman APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, has urged members of the party to conduct themselves peacefully during the local government congress of the party holding Saturday across the country. Buni, through a statement signed by his spokesman Mamman Mohammed, Friday in Abuja, described the exercise as a family affair that should Read More

e-transmission of election results and the conspiracy against democracy

August 5, 2021 Sunday Onyemaechi Eze 0

The growing demand for free, fair, credible and transparent elections in Nigeria suffered another set back as the National Assembly shut the door against e-transmission of election results from polling units. The parliamentarians deliberately killed and buried a growing national aspiration with obnoxious technicalities. Surprisingly, the same National Assembly approved the use of any other electronic means during elections as Read More

NASS opposition to electronic transmission a coup – Wike

August 4, 2021 Godwin Egba 0

Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, Tuesday said the rejection of electronic transmission of election results by All Progressives Congress (APC) members in the National Assembly, is tantamount to a coup against Nigerians desirous of a free, fair and credible election. In a press statement Tuesday by Mr. Kelvin Ebiri, special assistant, to the governor stated that, the governor Read More

Credible polls: Unease over Electoral Act amendment

July 23, 2021 ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU 0

… We’ve achieved what we set for ourselves – Lawan ‘…You lack powers to legislate on e-transmission of results’ …Approval for election rigging – PDP …It’s coup against the people – IPAC …For political elite’s interest – Ojo Electoral laws remain extremely important in a democracy; it is the compass that guides the electioneering process. As the National Assembly makes Read More

E-transmission: INEC independence not negotiable – REC

July 19, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Resident Electoral Commissioner for Oyo state, Barrister Mutiu Agboke on Monday declared that the commission’s independence is not negotiable and not in doubt. Barrister Agboke stated this while responding to a question on the ongoing electronic transmission of elections results bill before the National Assembly while featuring on a Fresh FM 105.9 in Ibadan Read More

Electronic results transmission, key to credible polls – Ameh

July 4, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

A former presidential candidate of the Progressives Peoples Alliance (PPA), High Chief Peter Ojonugwa-Ameh, has described electronic transmission of election results as the key to a transparent, credible, free and fair election outcomes. In a statement Sunday in Abuja the ex-presidential candidate maintained that “the electronic transmission of results does not in anyway jettison the old manual order of election Read More

Breaking: Crisis looms in Chad as opposition rejects late President’s son

April 21, 2021 BBC 0

Opposition politicians in Chad have rejected the army’s appointment of President’s Idriss Déby’s son to take over in the wake of his death. Déby, 68 – who had been in power for three decades – died after being shot as he battled rebels on the frontline. The rebels have also objected the move, saying: “Chad is not a monarchy.” Mahamat Read More

Jailed Professor didn’t work for me or APC, Akpabio blasts PDP

March 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio has said that the claim by the Peoples Democratic Party that the jailed Electoral Officer Prof Peter Ogban was convicted for allegedly rigging an election in favour of the All Progressives Congress and Senator Akpabio is spurious, unfounded and malicious. Akpabio was reacting to the news making the rounds about a 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

#Live – EdoDecides2020: With 4 LG results yet to be announced, Obaseki still leads, INEC resumes remaining collation… Full details

September 20, 2020 Editor 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is about now resuming collation of remaining result after gubernatorial election on Saturday. So far, 13 local government areas have been declared and Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party is still leading. See results below EDO 2020: INEC confirmed Results Ikpoba Okhia – APC 18,218 | PDP – 41,036 Uhunmwonde – APC 5, Read More

Breaking: Ize-Iyamu ‘s fate made known as APC declares full primary election results in Edo

June 22, 2020 Editor 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election ahead of Edo gubernatorial general poll has been conluded. The result shows that Osagie Ize-Iyamu has emerged victorious. He is now the official governorship candidate of APC in Edo state. At the end of the primaries, Ize-Iyamu polled 27, 838. A) Edo South Senatorial District: 1. lkpoba-Okha LGA – Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu = Read More

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Presidential poll: Obaseki not responsible for poor outing – APC

May 9, 2019 Editorial III 0

Leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo state have absolved Governor Godwin Obaseki for the party’s poor outing in the last presidential election. The chieftains described as mischievous the insinuation that the governor was responsible for the loss and attributed it to ‘ethno-religious consideration’. This was contained in a communique issued at the end of a meeting of Read More

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Breaking: 75 political parties pass confidence vote on INEC chairman

May 6, 2019 Editorial II 0

About 75 political parties on Monday passed a confidence vote on the National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, saying the 2019 general elections met the expectation of majority of Nigerians. Chairmen of the parties who spoke at a 2-day Roundtable on the evaluation of the last polls in Abuja, however, asked president Muhammadu Bubari Read More

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PDP alleges INEC replacing servers to conceal rigging

April 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is replacing all the servers in its Headquarters and offices in all states of the federation and Abuja in a bid to obliterate the actual presidential election results transmitted from the polling centers across the nation. The party said in a statement the commission resorted to the Read More

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Treasonable felony: Timi Frank alleges plan to arrest Atiku on Trumped up charges

April 11, 2019 Editorial II 0

A political activist and former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the APC of plotting to arrest former Vice President and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar on trumped up charges of treasonable felony. Frank in a statement made Read More

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Gov Abubakar makes u-turn, vows to challenge PDP in court

April 4, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The All Progressive Congress (APC) and its candidate in the 2019 governorship election in Bauchi state, Mohammed Abubakar, have reversed their earlier position of accepting the election result in good faith, instead have vowed to challenge it in court. According to a video clip released by Abubakar’s Special Assistant on Communication Shamsuddeen Lukman, the governor made his intention to go Read More

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24 Assembly members-elect get certificate

March 28, 2019 Editorial II 0

The Independent National Electoral commission (INEC) on Thursday issued certificate of return to the 24 newly elected Ebonyi state House of Assembly (EBHA)members out of  which nine are new member. Presenting the documents to them the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner professor Godswill Obioma noted the certificate was the only thing that proves their statues as elected Assembly members.He however boosted Read More

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Protest rocks INEC headquarters in Abuja over inconclusive elections

March 13, 2019 Editorial II 0

A group of protesters under the platform of Save Nigeria Democracy Group (SNDG) Wednesday took protest to the national headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), declaring that the results from the just concluded elections “did not reflect the true voting direction of Nigerians.” The protesters who came in their numbers, were seen carrying different placards with inscriptions such Read More

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Dogara rejects cancellation of Tafewa Balewa LG results

March 11, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has condemned the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to cancel the Tafawa Balewa local government governorship election results in Bauchi state. Dogara said Monday in Bauchi that the decision to cancel Tafawa Balewa LGA by INEC was against the provision of the law. According to him, the decision Read More