Category Archives: Politics

Independent National Electoral Commission commences recruitment of election staff for the next month’s general elections.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has commenced the recruitment of election staff for the general elections due on February 16. A notice on the Twitter page of INEC listed Supervisory Presiding Officer (SPO), Registration Area Centre (RAC) Manager, Presiding Officer (PO), Assistant Presiding Officer (APO) and Registration Area Technical Support (RATECH) as the positions…

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INEC extends collection of voters’ cards to 8,809 registration areas/wards.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has extended the collection of voters’ cards to the 8,809 registration areas/wards. INEC said in a statement that the exercise will begin from January 16 to 21, including Saturday and Sunday. The statement was issued weekend by INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye.…

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Thirty-two governorship candidates, including two women in Benue state signed a peace pact.

Thirty-two governorship candidates, including two women contesting in the next month’s election on the platform of different political parties in Benue State, signed a peace pact. Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Nentawe Yilwatda, urged the candidates to abide by the peace agreement signed. Yilwatda noted that the commission could not afford to suffer the…

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INEC holds a consultative meeting with the lectrures’ union, the ASUU on january 4, ahead of the 2019 polls.

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it would hold a consultative meeting with the lecturers’ union, the Academic Staff Union if Nigerian Universities (ASUU) on January 4, ahead of the 2019 polls. INEC had raised the alarm that the lingering ASUU strike would no doubt have serious impact on the preparations for the conduct of…

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Presidency warns political appointees against any form of extortion.

The presidency has issued a stern warning to political appointees, government officials and party men against influence peddling for corrupt pecuniary gains and other forms of extortion. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a statement said complaints of extortions of innocent people by some people is causing…

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President Buhari explains why his administration is slow in its fight against corruption.

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration is slow in fighting corruption because the system is slow. The president said this when he received the Federal Capital Territory community, who paid him Christmas homage at his official residence on Tuesday in Abuja. Mr Buhari, who apparently was reacting to those allegedly accusing his administration of being…

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Prof. Yemi Osinbajo takes his doo-to-door Campaign to the Hausa Community Leader of Agege, Lagos State.

Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo took his door-to-door campaign to the Hausa community leader of Agege, Alhaji Musa Dogonkadai. The leader, who doubles as the Chairman of the Chieftaincy Council of Arewa in Lagos State, alongside members of his council, received the vice president amidst fanfare in his palace in Agege. The vice president was…

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President Muhammadu Buhari advises Nigerians to vote wisely in the next year’s general elections.

President Muhammadu Buhari has advised Nigerians to vote wisely by electing people with credibility and integrity in next year’s general elections. The President, who was represented by the Executive Secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETfund) Dr. Abdullahi Baffa Bichi, spoke at the annual MauQkbi celebration (a gathering by the followers of Qadiriyya sect)…

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ECOWAS leaders urges Nigeria and Senegal to ensure peaceful, free and transparent elections next year.

The Heads of State and Government of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) urged Nigeria and Senegal to ensure peaceful, free and transparent elections next year. This is contained in a communiqué issued at the end of Authority’s 54th Ordinary Session held in Abuja at the weekend. The leaders, therefore, urged the governments and…

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EFCC denies reports making the rounds that it received N10million donation from Kano State governor, Abdullah Ganduje.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has denied reports making the rounds that it received N10million donation from Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, to organized anti-corruption marathon. A statement emerged online by Mr Ganduje’s spokesman, Aminu Yassar, saying governor Ganduje donated the money to EFCC, ICPC and Athletic Federation of Nigeria for the anti-corruption…

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