Security, civil service reform, others my immediate focus – Katsina govvernot-elect, Dikko

March 26, 2023 Editorial IV 0

Dikko Umaru Radda, Katsina state governor-elect, is the immediate past Director General Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN).  In this interview, he speaks on his victory at the  governorship polls, his plans for the state and what he expects from the people of Katsina, among others. BODE OLAGOKE, reports. How did you feel when you saw your Read More

INEC declares Kano constituency poll inconclusive

March 20, 2023 Bashir Mohammed 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the election for the Takai Constituency seat in the Kano State House of Assembly as inconclusive. The Returning Officer, Prof. Usman Ibrahim of Bayero University, Kano, announced this Sunday  at INEC’s office in Takai. “Even though the candidate of All Progressives Congress, Musa Ali, scored 24,573 votes while New Nigeria Peoples Party Read More

Akwa Ibom: Court orders INEC to paste, transmit 2023 governorship election results electronically

March 20, 2023 Editorial IV 0

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to electronically transmit the Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly’s election results in accordance with its regulations and guidelines. In a judgment, Justice Obiora Egwuatu also ordered the use of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System  (BVAS) to upload a scanned copy of the EC8A to INEC Read More

FCT Senate: Aduda heads to tribunal

March 16, 2023 Taiye Odewale 0

  Barely three weeks after the conduct of Presidential and National Assembly Elections, which produced Ireti Kingibe as senator – elect for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), her closest rival, Senator Tanimu Aduda has vowed to challenge the result of the election at the tribunal. Senator Aduda, who is the Minority Leader of the 9th Senate, told journalists at the National Read More

2023 governorship, state assembly elections: Labour passes vote of no confidence on Enugu REC

March 15, 2023 Chuks Nweze 0

Chairman Peter Obi/Edeoga Campaign Council, for Enugu East senatorial zone, Chief Lucky Chukwu, has expressed fear that the Enugu state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mr. Joseph Chukwuemeka Chukwu, may not be capable of conducting a credible, free and fair election. Chukwu, the younger brother of the slain Enugu East senatorial candidate for Labour Party (LP), Barr. Oyibo Chukwu, said this Read More

Yobe: Re-train ad-hoc staff on BVAS, election observers tell INEC

March 7, 2023 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

  A Coalition of Accreditation Observers Group for the 2023 general elections in Yobe state Tuesday said there was need for the Independent Electoral commission (INEC) to retrain its ad-hoc staff on the use of Bimodal Verification Accreditation System (BVAS) machines in the state. The secretary of the observers’ team, Adam Baba Kowa, said this Tuesday in Damaturu while briefing journalists on Read More

Kogi Central: Natasha asks INEC to review APC’s candidate victory

March 2, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the just concluded senatorial election in Kogi Central, Mrs Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan, has written the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Prof Mahmoud Yakubu on the outcome of the election. Akpoti-Uduaghan in the letter dated March 1, 2023 is specifically demanding for a review of the declaration and return of Read More

February 25 2023 elections: NNPP demands cancellation, fresh election

February 28, 2023 Emeka Nze 0

The New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) has chided the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for alleged failures in the last Saturdays presidential elections in the country. According to the NNPP, the election management body has taken the country back to pre-2014 era where ballot-snatching, vote buying, connivance of security agents among other negativity were the norm in the conduct of Read More

Lagos West PDP candidates petition INEC

February 28, 2023 Adewale Ajayi 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidates in the National Assembly election held last Saturday in Lagos state have appealed to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to consider their petitions against the collated results in the Lagos west and Lagos central Senatorial Districts  in the state. Speaking on the outcome of the poll, the party   Senatorial candidate for Lagos west, Otunba Read More

FCT Senate: Labour Party’s Ireti Kingibe kicks over canceled Bwari results

February 28, 2023 Emeka Nze 0

Labour Party’s (LP) FCT Senatorial candidate, Ireti Kingibe, has kicked against cancellation of Bwari Area Council election results.  Ireti said there was no over voting in Bwari Area council, wondering why the result was cancelled.  Speaking to journalists before she moved to the collation centre to lay her complaints, Ireti said an error in the tabulation did not affect the Read More

Kabba/Bunu/Ijumu Reps election inconclusive – INEC

February 26, 2023 Oyibo Salihu 0

The Kabba/Bunu/Ijumu House of Representatives election in Kogi state  has been declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). This inconclusive arises from the difference between the margin of winners and cancelation of results in two polling units of the federal constituency. Returning officer, Dr. Adams Baba, who declared the result inconclusive in Kabba Sunday said the difference of the Read More

Presidential/NASS polls: Low turnout of male voters recorded in Kano

February 26, 2023 Bashir Mohammed 0

The presidential and National Assembly elections in Kano was on Saturday greeted by lack of interest on the part of male voters, even as women in their large numbers demonstrated their enthusiasm to vote candidates of their choice. Blueprint correspondent who scouted round some of the towns in Kano observed that polling units were almost filled to the brim as early Read More

In Niger, Malagi delivers polling unit for Tinubu 

February 26, 2023 Aideloje Ojo 0

Blueprint Newspapers Publisher and Kakaki Nupe, Alhaji Mohammed Idris Malagi, has delivered his Malagi polling unit in Muwnakota registration area in Gbako local government area of Niger state with the All Progressives Congress ( APC) winning 413 votes while other political parties got zero.  Checks revealed that the polling unit has 821 registered voters out of which 415 voters were Read More

Ease process for Jos citizens to collect PVCs, JCDA urges INEC

January 1, 2023 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), have been urged to devise simple ways for Nigerians to collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs). President of Jasawa Community Development Association (JCDA), Shehu Ibrahim Masallah, made this remark on Sunday at the general congress of the association where they adopted their constitution. “INEC has registered Nigerians, including members of our community, even at Read More

NNPP to Tinubu: Avoid Nigerians at debates, town hall meetings at your risk, you’ll meet them at polls 

December 6, 2022 Emeka Nze 0

Ahead of the February 25 presidential polls, the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) has knocked the candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, saying that after avoiding to speak to Nigerians at debates and town hall meetings, he would eventually meet them at the polling units. The NNPP also chided and disowned a group known Read More