Dangote dissociates self from Obaseki campaign

July 6, 2020 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Group Chief Corporate Communication Officer of Dangote Group, Mr. Anthony Chiejina, has refuted an allegation that his boss, businessman and industrialist, Aliko Dangote has endorsed the incumbent governor of Edo state, Mr. Godwin Obaseki for a second term in office. Reacting to a report in an online medium that Dangote told newsmen in Abuja that he “shall continue to support Read More

Zamfara LG poll: We want justice in court – Accord Party

June 9, 2020 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Accord Party, Zamfara state branch, said Tuesday that it  challenged Zamfara state Independent Electoral Commission (ZASIEC) that conducted local government elections in court because it favoured  the  All Progressives Congress (APC), the ruling party during the April 2019 council election. The party said it will pursue the case in court until justice prevails. Addressing newsmen in Gusau, the state Read More

Tension as court rules on Edo APC primaries Thursday

Justice Mohammed Umar of the Federal High Court Benin City, Edo state capital Tuesday reserved ruling on the mode to be adopted by the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the state’s governorship primaries billed for June 22.  While the party’s National Working Committee (NWC), led by its National Chairman, Mr. Adams Aliyu Oshimohole declared direct primaries as the way to go, Read More

As INEC wins landslide in legal tussle…

June 2, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Thursday, May 28, recorded a landslide victory in a suit determined by the Federal High Court in Abuja. The suit filed by the erstwhile National Unity Party (NUP) challenged the constitutional power of INEC to deregister political parties. The NUP is one of the 74 political parties that INEC deregistered in February this Read More

Ondo guber 2020: APC factional chairman dumps position

May 25, 2020 Barnabas Olabisi, 0

The factional chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ondo state, Hon Idowu Otetubi, has dumped his position to join the main stream of the party. The chairman of the factional group stated this in a statement he titled “I am done with Unity Forum”, said his action is based to promote peace and crisis free affairs for the Read More

In Oyo, fresh crisis hits APC

May 17, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

Fresh crisis is now brewing in the Oyo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the party’s Deputy National Chairman, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, ordered the state EXCO of the party to refund the money collected from the local government aspirants during the local government election in 2018. It was reliably gathered that the APC deputy national chairman handed Read More

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No over-voting during Kogi West poll, PDP agents tell tribunal

March 30, 2020 Editorial III 0

A witness of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Senator Dino Melaye, Philemon Enoch, has told the Kogi State National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal that there was no over-voting during the Kogi West senatorial election held in the state. Enoch, a carpenter and the PDP agent in the election, in his evidence before the tribunal over the weekend Read More

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Electoral reforms and the protection of vote

March 25, 2020 Editorial III 0

The recent activist behaviour of the judiciary through the many and sometimes controversial judgments handed out by our courts in election petition maters can only suggest that it is time we fixed our electoral process. From Zamfara, to Rivers; from Osun to Kano; and from Imo to Bayelsa, the Supreme Court of Nigeria, the highest court in the land, had Read More

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Kwara by-election: Gov AbdulRazaq leads APC campaign…lead

March 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara state Tuesday flagged off the campaign of All Progressives’ Congress (APC) for the by-election into the seat of the Patigi constituency at the state House of Assembly. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had fixed March 14 for the by-election following the death of the erstwhile occupant, Saidu Ahmed Rufai, in December 2019. The governor Read More

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PDP strategises for future elections in South East

March 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

In a bid to capture South East for future elections and to strengthen the party structure in the South East geo-political Zone, the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, Sunday, adopted all the party executives for both the zonal and national positions. The party took the decision at zonal executive council, ZEC, meeting of the party held at Government House, Read More

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10 parties to contest March 14 Bye-elections

February 26, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said a total of 10 (ten) political parties have fielded candidates in the four bye-elections scheduled for March 14, 2020 across Magama/Rijau, Babura/Garki Federal Constituencies; Patigi and Kebbe state constituencies of Niger, Jigawa, Kwara and Sokoto states, respectively. In a document signed by the Secretary to the Commission, Mrs. Rose Anthony-Oriaran, four Read More

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Ebonyi council boss boasts of second term in office

February 21, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Chairman of Ohaukwu local government area of Ebonyi state, Mr Clement Odah, Wednesday expressed confidence of winning his elections come April 25, 2020. Odah who is contesting for second term in office has other interested contenders. Recently, some youths from the area protested demanding that he should be removed from office.  But Odah, briefing newsmen in his Abakaliki residence Wednesday Read More

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‘Why UNIBEN declared February 14 lecture-free day’

February 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The management of University of Benin (UNIBEN) in Edo state has declared Friday February 14, lecture- free day for students. In a statement issued by the school’s Public Relations Officer, Dr. (Mrs.)   Benedicta  Ehanire, said the development was to “enable students participate in the Students’ Union election billed for February 14, 2020.” The statement further advised students to only engage Read More

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We’re ready for election in 4 LGA’s, but… – PLASIEC chairman

February 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Plateau State Independent Electoral Commission (PLASIEC) chairman, Mr Fabian Ntung, has assured of the commission’s readiness to conduct elections into the remaining four local government councils of the state. Mr Ntung gave the assurance Monday when he received the state House of Assembly Committee on Parastatals and World Bank Projects on an oversight visits at his office. “The house Read More

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Ihedioha and bizzare threatics of defections in Imo

February 4, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Supreme Court nerve-shattering judgment that sent Emeka Ihedioha packing as Imo state governor of Imo state and in his stead Senator Hope Uzodinma of APC is still rankling. Chuks Nweze writes. Enter Hope Uzodnma Senator Hope Uzodinma came a distant third in the March 9, 2019 governorship election was declared winner by the apex court. The cookie actually crumbled Read More

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Group partners NYSC on voter education, gender-based violence

February 4, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A nongovernmental organisation, Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD), has sought for partnership with the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to promote all inclusive citizenship participation in the country’s electoral process through voter education. It also said there is the need for continuous voter education that would educate and support the marginalised Nigerians, especially during elections. The Country Representative for Westminster Read More

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Kaduna APC commends supporters

January 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Kaduna state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has commended the people of Kagarko constituency for their overwhelming support to the party in the recently concluded State House of Assembly re-run elections. Its chairman, Air Commodore EK Jekada (rtd) however expressed reservation on the rigging antics adopted by the opposition party in its bid to secure victory. The party dismissed Read More

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Kano: PDP wins Kiru/Bebeji federal constituency re-run

January 27, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Alhaji Aliyu Datti-Yako as the winner of the re-run election for Kiru/Bebeji Federal Constituency of Kano State. The PDP candidate, Alhaji Aliyu Datti-Yako defeated his closest opponent of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Alhaji Abdulmuminu-Jibril-Kofa. Jibril-Kofa was the core-sponsor and the main-supporter of the Yakubu Dogara’s Read More

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APC wins Reps seat in Cross River

January 26, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Mr Alex Egbonna of the All Progressives Congress (APC), winner of the House of Representatives election for Yakurr/Abi Federal Constituency in Cross River. Dr Alalibo Johnson, Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), announced the result on Sunday at the collation center in Ugep, Yakurr Local Government Area. Alalibo said that, the APC candidate got Read More

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Re-run: Ex-majority leader, Doguwa wins

January 26, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  Following the bye election conducted into the seats of the House of Representatives at Doguwa/Tudunwada and Kiru/ Bebeji constituencies in Kano last Saturday, the former majority leader, Alhaji Alasan Ado Doguwa, has won a landslide victory at the polls.  Also,  Alhaji Abdulmumini Jibrin Kofa, lost his seat to his rival, Alhaji Ali Datti Yako of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Read More

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Enugu council polls: NANS commends Ugwuanyi for recognising youths

January 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), has applauded Governor  Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu state for recognising the youths by allocating 50 per cent chairmanship and vice-chairmanship positions in People Democratic Party (PDP), to the youths in the forthcoming local government election scheduled to hold  February 29, 2020. The NANS vice-president (National Affairs), Mr Chidi Ilogebe, made the commendation in Read More

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Ebonyi to hold LGA elections in April

January 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  Ebonyi state Independent Electoral Commission (EBSIEC) Wednesday released notice for 2020 local government areas elections in the state. The release stated that the elections is slated to hold  Saturday, 25th April, 2020 at the 13 LGAs and 1,785 wards in the state. This was contained in a document published and signed by chairman of EBSIEC, Mr Chukwuemeka Oji, secretary of Read More

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OMMATA leadership crisis: Court restrains Enugu North LG from conducting election

January 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  An Enugu State High Court has restrained Enugu North local Association (OMMATA), Enugu, against the association’s constitution. The court presided over by governenmt council from changing the leadership of Ogbette Main Market Traders Justice C. A. Ogbuabor also restrained the council from conducting an election for OMMATA members except as and by the methods provided in the association’s constitution Read More

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Gunmen kidnap INEC official in Adamawa

December 30, 2019 Editorial III 0

A staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Adamawa, Ibrahim Hammawa Waziri, is suspected to have been abducted by alleged kidnappers. A relative of the victim, who does not want his name in print, told reporters over the weekend that the incident took place around 1 a.m. on Thursday. “The gunmen, in their numbers, stormed his house at Read More

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LG poll: Withhold Adamawa councils’ allocations, APC tells FG

December 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The All progressives congress(APC) in adamawa state and its candidates across the 21 local government areas and 226 electoral wards in the state has called for total cancellation of last Saturday’s  local government election.  The party urged the federal government not to disburse funds to these councils from the federation account.  The party made its position known Tuesday in Yola Read More