Electoral Commission fixes general elections timetable till 2055

— 28th February 2018 As IPAC throws weight behind INEC over 2019 election sequence  Romanus Ugwu, Abuja The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the timetable for the General Elections till 2055 in an effort to ensure certainty in the electoral calendar and allow for longterm planning. Speaking on Wednesday at the regular quarterly consultative meeting between […]

Can I Trust Your Electoral Choice? – Dr. Leonard K. Shilgba

By Dr. Leonard K. Shilgba | Yola, Nigeria | Feb. 23, 2018 – DEmocracy , as a human contrivance, is dependent on human choice among an array of options. The choice of majority of qualified electors is considered “free and fair” no matter the intrinsic quality of the choice that often manifests later in the […]

Is it war or elections? 21,000 policemen, water boats, copters to be deployed for Anambra election

Olalekan Adetayo The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has said about 21,000 policemen would be mobilised for the governorship elections coming up in Anambra State on November 18. He added that water boats and helicopters would also be used. The Police boss disclosed this to State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on […]

Why Jonathan lost 2015 election, by Kpodoh, ex-Bayelsa Security Adviser

By Onozure Dania Former Security Adviser to Bayelsa State Government, Chief Perekeme Kpodoh, yesterday, said that former President Goodluck Jonathan lost the 2015 presidential election because of the retaliation from those he betrayed politically. Kpodoh, who was reacting to the book,  Against the Run of Play, authored  by Segun Adeniyi, Chairman of the Editorial Board […]

Indicted INEC staff refund Diezani’s bribe

Prof. Mahmud Yakubu, INEC Chairman: indicted INEC staff return Diezani bribe he Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday said some of its staff accused of benefitting from a N3.4 billion bribe money in the 2015 general elections have refunded their share. The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmud Yakubu, disclosed this when he visited the Acting […]

#EdoDecides2016: The Battle of Hegemonies

By Olalekan Waheed Adigun | Lagos, Nigeria | October 10, 2016 – Even though the Edo Gubernatorial election was postponed from for about two weeks, it appears not much changed within the period in terms of its outcome. Epistemologically speaking, we saw a titanic battle between People’s Democratic Party (PDP)’s Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu and All progressives Congress […]

Governor satisfied with election, in spite of minor irregularities

Governor satisfied with election, in spite of minor irregularities — 28th September 2016 (By Paul Osuyi) Edo state governor Adams Oshiomhole, who describes the ongoing election as peaceful, has said that Edo people were now ready to accept and celebrate democracy.   Oshiomhole, who voted at exactly 11:16 am at Iyamho Primary School (unit 02 of […]

2019 polls: 20 states have no RECS –Ekweremadu

2019 polls: 20 states have no RECS –Ekweremadu — 28th September 2016 From Fred Itua, Abuja Deputy Senate President,  Ike Ekweremadu disclosed yesterday, that, at least 20 states of the Federation have no Resident Electoral Commissioners (REC). Ekweremadu said this was contrary to Section 14 (2) of the Third Schedule of the 1999 Constitution, as […]

Bribery: EFCC quizzed 100 INEC workers, says Yakubu

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said on Monday that more than 100 members of staff of the commission had been quizzed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over bribery allegations during the last general elections. Yakubu stated this in the commission’s […]

No more elections in Rivers State until peace returns – INEC

Military plotting to declare state of emergency — Wike *Wike is turning Rivers to another Somalia — APC *Hold INEC, security agencies responsible —PDP By Jimitota Onoyume, Kingsley Omonobi, Henry Umoru, Ben Agande & Omeiza Ajayi PORT HARCOURT— THE Independent National Electoral Commssion, INEC, has said that it will not return to Rivers until the […]

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