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2019: Vote buying may rise to N5000 each – Iwuanyanwu 

December 3, 2017 Administrator 0

Former National Chairman of Labour Party (LP) Chief Dan Iwuanyanwu, has decried the rate at which politicians now result to vote buying during election, saying that such practice might rise up to N5000 per voter in 2019 general elections. Barrister Iwuanyawu, however warned Nigerian voters not to think the politicians are using their monies for this act but public fund. Read More

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APC vows to dislodge Fayose in 2018

December 1, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Rotimi Ojomoyela Ado Ekiti The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti state, has expressed its determination to use every legal and constitutional strategies to defeat the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in the coming governorship election in the state. The party said it could not afford to wait for another four years in the fringe, allowing the Governor Ayodele Fayose the Read More

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Sokoto guber: Appeal Court upholds Tambuwal’s election

December 1, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Vivian Okejeme Abuja The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja, yesterday, dismissed an appeal challenging the 2015 governorship election that produced Aminu Waziri Tambuwal as governor of Sokoto state for lack of merit. Senator Umaru Dahiru had approached the appellate court to set-aside the election on the ground that he was not validly elected as a candidate of the Read More

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Illinois village to resolve tied election with a coin flip

November 30, 2017 Editorial IV 0

An Illinois village is poised to choose its new leader with the flip of a coin after the election for village president ended with both candidates tied at 11 votes. Williamson County Clerk Amanda Barnes said the village president will be chosen with a coin flip April 20 after candidates Tammy O’Daniell-Howell and Bryan Riekena each received 11 votes in Read More

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I’m not abusing Buhari but engaging his govt – Sulaiman

November 30, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Professor Abubakar Olanrewaju Sulaiman, a political scientist and former Minister of National Planning, is one of the aspirants vying for the position of the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party. In this interview with TOPE SUNDAY and ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU, he speaks on his aspiration, his selling points, the party’s preparations for the 2019 election and also clarifies the Read More

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PDP’s survival depends on successful convention – Aspirant

November 30, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Professor Taoheed Adedoja, a national chairmanship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says survival or otherwise of the party in 2019 elections is dependent on outcome of its December 9 national convention, scheduled for Abuja. Speaking after submitting his nomination form for the chairmanship race, Adedoja said that the PDP needs a new orientation and that it could no Read More

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Irelands’ Deputy PM resigns

November 29, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Ireland’s deputy prime minister Frances Fitzgerald has said she is resigning for the sake of the country, averting a snap general election. She had been under pressure over a police whistleblower scandal that could have brought down the government. Taoiseach (Irish prime minister) Leo Varadkar said he had accepted her resignation with “deep regret”. She quit hours before a motion Read More

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Perusing implications of Atiku’s resignation from APC

November 29, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar seems to have a penchant for jumping from one political party to the other. Last Friday, he formally disengaged from the APC and as a beautiful bride does not lack suitors. PATRICK ANDREW and ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU examine the implications for both the APC and his destination, the PDP. Journey so far In 2002 following alleged Read More

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Pacify aggrieved members – CPC tells Buhari

November 29, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Bode Olagoke Abuja The Legacy Forum of the defunct state chairmen of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to take immediate and proactive measures to pacify aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to stop them from leaving the party en mass ahead of the 2019 general election. In a communique at Read More

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Aisha Alhassan meets Buhari, keeps mum on Atiku

November 29, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday met with the Minister of Women Affairs, Hajiya Aisha Jummai Alhassan, and other cabinet ministers at the launch of the Policy Framework and National Action Plan for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. The minister, a loyalist of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar who resigned from Read More

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Otti hopes to replicate Obiano’s victory in Abia

November 28, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Sam Obinna Ibe Umuahia Abia state chapter of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) has promised to replicate the victory of its Anambra governorship candidate, Dr Willie Obiano come 2019 in Abia. The party’s 2015 governorship candidate, Chief Alex Otti, stated this at a victory party in Umuahia and the defection of over 300 persons from Obingwa LGA, where Read More

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2019 polls discussions unhelpful – Tambuwal

November 24, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Sidi A. Umar Sokoto Sokoto state Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has said the increasing discussions about the next elections in 2019 were both distractive and unhelpful to all office holders. Speaking at a meeting with journalists in Sokoto, Tambuwal said “what should be paramount now are discussions about governance and how the mandates given in 2015 should be executed.” “I Read More

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ADP accuses APC of stealing mandates, wants INEC to conduct LG polls

November 23, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Bode Olagoke Abuja The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has demanded that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) take over the conduct of local government elections, alleging “electoral fraud by state governors.” Also, the party has faulted the Senate President, Bukola Saraku, Governor Abdulfatai Hammed, and Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, among other APC leaders, for their failure to prevail Read More

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ADP faults Saraki, Gov Ahmed over Kwara LG election, seeks INEC’s takeover

November 21, 2017 Administrator 0

Action Democratic Party (ADP) has demanded that henceforth the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) should take over the conduct of Local Government election, alleging “electoral fraud by the state governors.”  The party also faulted the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Governor Abdulfatai Ahmed and Minister of Information Lai Mohammed among other APC leaders for their failure to prevail over their supporters. Read More

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Buhari congratulates Obiano, says electoral reform working

November 21, 2017 Administrator 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the people of Anambra state, the governorship candidates, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), election observers as well as security agencies and other stakeholders, on the peaceful conduct of the November 18 gubernatorial election in the state. While congratulating Governor Willie Obiano on his re-election, the President urged him to rededicate himself to building on Read More

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Anambra poll: APC congratulates Obiano

November 21, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Bode Olagoke Abuja All Progressives Congress (APC) has congratulated the candidate of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and the incumbent governor of Anambra state over his victory at the last Saturday’s election. In a statement signed yesterday in Abuja by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Malam Bolaji Abdullahi, also congratulated its candidate Tony Nwoye, for his performance at the Read More

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Electoral reforms: INEC urges NASS to expedite action

November 6, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Emeka Nze Abuja The Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, has called on the National Assembly to expedite action on the passage of the relevant legislation guiding the conduct of elections in the country to give the Commission ample time to prepare for the 2019 general elections. Yakubu noted that the next general election was only Read More

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Anambra Guber: APGA uncovers FG’s planned use of force

November 2, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Muhammad Aliyu Dutse The ruling All Progressives Garand Alliance (APGA) said it has uncovered plots by the All Progressives Congress-led federal government to use force to manipulate the forthcoming governorship election on November 18. This was revealed yesterday by the party’s national vice chairman, North west, Alhaji Sardauna Yaro ‘Yanleman, in Dutse, Jigawa state. The chairman and some other Read More

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2019: Nasarawa voters return home for Voter-Cards Transfer

November 2, 2017 Editorial IV 0

  Prospective voters of Nasarawa state indigene especially of Alago ethnic group leaving across the country are returning home in their numbers to transfer their voting points to the state from their respective areas of residence. The returnees, who also include those seeking fresh registration, have returned home to have their voters card transferred ahead of the 2019 general elections Read More

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Buhari alone competent to lead Nigeria come 2019 – APC governors

October 31, 2017 Administrator 0

The governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have declared that the issue of automatic ticket for President Muhammadu Buhari to seek re-election is not in contention, adding that no other contestant is credible enough to fly the party’s ticket.  The governors believe that President Buhari’s integrity, coupled with his performance since 2015 remain unbeatable. Speaking separately with newsmen Read More

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Group warns on breaching INEC guidelines

October 26, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Ahmad Ahmad Gombe The solidarity group of Senator Haruna Garba, People Democratic Party, has warned its members against breaching the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) guidelines for the forthcoming general elections. The group in a release yesterday advised its members to adhere to the INEC guidelines stressing that the electoral body had warned political parties and aspirants against violating Read More

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Osun adopts parliamentary system for LG election 

October 18, 2017 Administrator 0

After ten years, Osun state government has concluded arrangement to conduct election into the 30 local government and 34 Local Council Development Areas in the state. The Osun Independent Electoral Commission, OSIEC, has therefore adopted parliamentary system of government for the conduct of the election. The chairman, OSIEC, Mr. Segun Oladitan, disclosed this during a stakeholder meeting with Representatives of political Read More

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ECOWAS electoral group visits Cote d’Ivoire on NEEDS assessment

October 16, 2017 Administrator 0

A delegation of the ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC), has met with the management team of the Commission Electorale Independante of Cote d’Ivoire (CEI)) in Abidjan. A statement Monday by Mr Rotimi Oyekanmi stated that ECONEC President and Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of Nigeria, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu led the team. The Needs Assessment meeting took place at Read More

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Ekiti, Osun guber elections to hold July, September 2018 respectively

October 5, 2017 Administrator 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has scheduled July 14, 2018 for the conduct of Ekiti State governorship election. Similarly, the commission has slated the Osun state governorship election for 22nd of September, 2018.. The dates for the two elections were contained in a separate timetable and schedule of activities released Thursday in Abuja by the commission and signed by Read More