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APC wins Jigawa bye election

March 16, 2020 Editorial III 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Musa Muhammad  Fagen-Gawo of Bubara/Garki federal constituency, has been declared winner of last Saturday’s bye election in Jigawa state. The declaration was made Sunday morning at Bubara local government collation centre by returning officer, Ahmad Kaugama. The official declared that Mr Fagen-Gawo of APC polled 48,318 votes to defeat his main challenger, Nasiru Dantiye Read More

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Borno LG polls hold June 13

March 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Borno State Independent Electoral Commission (BOSIEC) has announced Saturday, June 13, 2020 for election of chairmen and ward councillors across the 27 local government areas of the state. The Special Adviser on Public Relations and Strategy, Malam Isa Gusau, said in a statement released Monday, that the state government was committed to release all necessary funds to the BOSIEC Read More

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Election: Namibia’s President wins again

December 2, 2019 Editor 0

Namibia’s President Hage Geingob has been re-elected for a second term, the country’s electoral commission says. Mr Geingob polled 56.3% in Wednesday’s election, well ahead of his nearest rival Panduleni Itula with 29.4%. However, Mr Geingob’s tally was well down from the 87% with which he won his first term in 2014. He went on social media to thank Namibians Read More

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Protest mars PDP delegate election in Bayelsa

August 23, 2019 Editorial III 0

Pockets of protests and threats of violence marred the conduct of the ward congresses of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the Ad-hoc delegate election in the 105 wards of Bayelsa state. Protesters led by some PDP members loyal to the Timi Alaibe Campaign Organisation and led by Chief Tiwei Orunimighe, Hon. Bananas Endure and a former Member of the Read More

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PDP primary: Don’t be compromised, Bayelsa govt warns delegates

August 21, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Bayelsa government has urged the delegates for the People Democratic Party (PDP) primary to exhibit maturity and never allow themselves to be influenced by any aspirant. The PDP primary is fixed to hold on September 3. The state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr Daniel Iworiso-Markson, gave the advice in Yenagoa Tuesday in a statement issued Thursday. According to Read More

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TUC sues for peace as Bayelsa gears up for guber poll

August 20, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) in Bayelsa has called on aspirants in various political parties to conduct themselves and respect the electoral law as they get set for it gubernatorial poll fixed for Nov 16. The state chairman of the congress, Mr Tari Dounana, told journalists Tuesday in Yenagoa that abiding by the rules of the game would Read More

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Sen Abbo: When philanthropy meets kindness

August 20, 2019 Editorial IV 0

He may have passed through troubled waters before his inauguration in May 2019 but his large heart have endeared him to his constituents within the short period he entered the red chambers in the National Assembly. MUAZU ABARI writes on the man, Senator Elisha Abbo popularly called Cliff. Long before his election into the National Assembly in 2019 as the Read More

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Bayelsa guber screening: PDP youth warn Makinde on pressure from govs

August 18, 2019 Editorial III 0

As Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) embarked on screening of its governorship aspirants on Monday, Oyo state governor and chairman of the screening committee, Seyin Makinde has been advised against succumbing to pressure from governors and other stakeholders. The PDP South South Youth Vanguard gave this warning Sunday in Abuja. Chairman of the vanguard, James Efe Akpofure, in a statement warned Read More

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Bayelsa, Kogi polls: Time-table for PVC collection, others out soon-Okoye

August 16, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has stated that it “will release the time-table for stakeholder engagement for permanent voter card collection and other activities in the build-up to the November6 and 16 governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states respectively in the next few days.” Chairman of the commission’s Information and Voter Education Committee (IVEC) Festus Okoye gave the Read More

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Buhari to declare ECONEC Int’l symposium open

August 4, 2019 Editorial III 0

The   ECOWAS Network   of   Electoral   Commissions   (ECONEC),   the   umbrella organisation of Electoral Management Bodies (EMBs) in West Africa will hold its 6th biennial general assembly in Abuja, Nigeria on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. According to a statement on Sunday by ECONEC Head of Communications, Paul Ejime, the General Assembly will be preceded Monday August 5, 2019, by an International Read More

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Ebonyi gov denies interest in 2023, disowns Presidential campaign team

June 26, 2019 Editorial III 0

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state Tuesday expressed dismay over  the purported inauguration of a campaign platform by a Socio-political group in  Abakaliki, describing the move as a distraction. Umahi in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Emmanuel Uzor, dissociated himself and his government from any form of political gathering with intent to promote his Presidential ambition in 2023, Read More

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Outgoing speaker lauds Akpabio, others

June 6, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The immediate past speaker, Akwa Ibom state House of Assembly and member-elect Etinan/Nsit Ubium/Nsit Ibom federal constituency in the forthcoming 9th National Assembly, Hon Oniofiok Luke, has expressed appreciation to Senator Godswill Akpabio and other top politicians for giving him the platform to aspire politically. Luke said at his thank you briefing of his Nsit Ubium state constituents adding that Read More

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Zamfara APC sets for LG elections—Chairman

April 25, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara has said it was prepared for the forthcoming local government elections in the state, the state Chairman of the party, Alhaji Lawal Liman has said. The State Independent Electoral Commission (ZSIEC) had fixed April 27 for the conduct of the local government elections in the state. Liman stated this in Kaura-Namoda while speaking Read More

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Tribunal orders INEC to allow PDM, PDP inspect materials in Nasarawa

March 26, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Lafia has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to allow the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to inspect electoral materials used in the March 9 election. PDM governorship candidate Musa Nagogo is challenging the victory of Abdullahi Sule of the All Progressives Congress (APC) citing the Read More

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Real reasons Buhari didn’t campaign for Ganduje, Abubakar, Lalong, others after winning election

March 24, 2019 Editorial II 0

The Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, has stated the reasons the President refused to visit some states to campaign for governorship candidates of his party, All Progressives Congress, after he had won the presidential election of February 23, 2019. The governorship election had held on March 9, about nine days after Buhari had received Read More

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Shocks as Ebonyi APC candidate joins PDP

March 22, 2019 Editorial II 0

Less than 24 hours to the supplementary elections slated to hold on Saturday in three state constituencies of Ebonyi State, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Ezza North West State constituency, Mr Nome Innocent, has dumped his party and joined the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Consequently, he announced his withdrawal from the race and declared support for Read More

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Breaking: APC rejects tribunal verdict on Osun guber poll

March 22, 2019 Editorial II 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC), has rejected the tribunal judgement which declared Senator Ademola Adeleke as the authentic winner of the Osun state governorship election. The Osun state chapter of the party in a statement by its Director of Publicity, Research and Strategy, Kunle Oyatomi, said: “the verdict cannot stand superior legal scrutiny. Therefore we will appeal against it” Details Read More

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Kano NBA demands apology from police boss over harassment of members

March 21, 2019 Editorial II 0

The Kano state branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has called on the State Commissioner of Police Mr. Wakili Mohammed to be non- partisan and professional in the discharge of his official duties.  A statement signed by the State secretary of the association, Mujtaba Adamu-Ameen, made available to newsmen in Kano state condemned what it described as the unprofessional manner Read More

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Elections: Court declares ‘Ogboru, Omo-Agege, Uduaghan, others not APC candidates in Delta’

March 18, 2019 Editorial II 0

The Federal High Court sitting in Asaba, Delta state has nullified Mr. Jones Erue-led state executive committee faction and the nomination of all the candidates of All Progressive Congress (APC) in the state. The court, however, held that the plaintiff in the case, Mr. Cyril Ogodo as the authentic chairman of the state APC. Leadership crisis has rocked the Delta Read More

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INEC’s panel denied Bauchi APC fair hearing- Nana

March 17, 2019 Editorial II 0

Bauchi state chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) Alhaji Uba Nana has rejected the report of the fact finding committee sent by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) headquarters to the state on the Tafawa Balewa Local government governorship election results that were cancelled by the State returning officer. The sate returning officer last Sunday declared Bauchi governorship election inconclusive Read More

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I didn’t direct Yusuf not to pay N30,000 minimum wage – Kwankwaso

March 15, 2019 Editorial II 0

Former Governor of Kano state Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has denied reports that he told Kabir Yusuf, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Kano State governorship election, that the PDP administration, if elected, will not be able to pay N30, 000 minimum wage to workers as it expects to inherit an empty treasury from Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje. Read More

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Breaking: ADC suspends Oyo chair, 6 others over anti-party activities

March 15, 2019 Editorial II 0

Few days after the March 9 governorship election in Oyo state,  expanded State Executive Committee (SEC) of  the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in the state has suspended the party’s state Chairman, Alhaji  Ahmed Ayinla over alleged anti party activities. Also suspended by the Oyo state ADC expanded SEC are Comrade Ademola Adedapo – State Publicity Secretary, Engineer Kolade Awojobi, State Read More

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2023 presidency cause of my political travails, Okorocha opens up

March 14, 2019 Editorial II 0

Imo state governor and the Senatorial candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has said he was not given his certificate of return on Thursday due to conspiracy from some people fighting him ahead of his 2023 presidential ambition. The governor, however appealed to Professor Mahmood Yakubu-led Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to allow itself Read More

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Tell Nigerians why result declaration was suspended in Rivers, others, YIAGA AFRICA tasks INEC

March 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

YIAGA Africa Watching The Vote has told the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that it owned Nigerians an explanation on the reasons results collation was suspended in some LGAs in Rivers and other states after election.Chair, Watching The Vote Working Group Dr Hussaini Abdu during a press conference on Sunday in Abuja said transparency of the results collation process electionwas central to the integrity Read More

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Breaking: Bauchi governorship election inconclusive as INEC rejects Tafawa Balewa results

March 10, 2019 Editorial II 0

The announcement of governorship election results in Bauchi State has been suspended following rejection of the results by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Returning Officer of the local government Mrs Dominion Anosike while presenting the results of the election in the area complained that she was harassed and intimidated by political thugs at collation center to announced doctored results.  Read More