Gov. Obaseki celebrates tribunal’s judgment

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo has said that the Election Petition Tribunal’s judgment is a clear testimony that his victory at the Edo 2016 Governorship election is free and fair. Obaseki said this while speaking with newsmen in Benin on Friday after the tribunal affirmed his victory at the Edo 2016 Governorship election. The governor……

Edo election tribunal: PDP’s Ize-Iyamu says judgment unacceptable

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the 2016 Edo governorship poll, Mr Osagie Ize-Iyamu, said in Benin City on Friday that the judgment of the Election Petitions Tribunal which dismissed their petition was unacceptable. Ize-Iyamu told party leaders and supporters at a forum attended by the state chairman, Chief Dan Orbih, that……

INEC Confirms 6 of Its Staff Involved In Alleged N23b Election Bribe

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has written the presidency for further action on six of its former personnel involved in alleged N23 billion election bribe. They include one of its retired National Commissioner, and five Resident Electoral Commissioners. Malam Mohammed Haruna, INEC’s National Commissioner disclosed this on Tuesday in Abuja, while addressing…

Group urges Nigerians to vote out corrupt politicians in 2019

A Coalition of Sokoto State Youths Associations (COYASS) has urged Nigerians to vote out corrupt politicians in 2019. Mr AbdulRahman Umar, the Coordinator-General of the coalition, made the call while addressing newsmen in Sokoto State on Saturday. ”Nigerians have a myriad of choices in 2019. These include using the ballot papers to vote out any……

BREAKING: Senate finally approves E-Voting, passes amendment to Electoral Act

The Senate, Thursday, passed amendments to the Electoral Act 2010, approving the use of electronic voting in future elections. It also approved that election results should be electronically transmitted to collation centers. The passage of bill followed the consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on a…

Senate Passes Amendments Approving Use of Electronic Voting In Future Elections

Sanni Onogu, Abuja: The Senate Thursday passed amendments to the Electoral Act 2010, approving the use of electronic voting in future elections. It also approved that election results should be electronically transmitted to collation centers. The passage of bill followed the consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission…

Senate stands down confirmation of 27 Resident Electoral Commissioners

The Senate on Tuesday, stood down the confirmation of 27 Resident Electoral Commissioners (REC) for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for two weeks. This followed a unanimous decision taken by the lawmakers at plenary as they raised concerns over the disregard of decisions of the National Assembly, by the executive. According to most of……

Buhari is not afraid to risk his health for Nigeria – APC

The All Progressives Congress has said President Muhammadu Buhari is willing to risk his health for the sake of the country. The national Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, said this in a chat with newsmen further said the party will beg the President to run for elections in 2019. He noted that his……

Police open investigation into missing laptops from venue of Hong Kong election

Police on Tuesday began investigating the disappearance of two laptops from a backup venue for the Hong Kong leadership election. The two Registration and Electoral Office (REO) laptops were reported missing from the Asia World Expo at 4:40 pm (0840 GMT) Monday. REO said the computers contained the details of Hong Kong’s registered voters, as……

Why INEC Release General Election Time Table Early – Prof. Mahmood Yakubu

Nick Dazang, Abuja: Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has explained that the Commission’s reason for the early release of the dates for the 2019 general elections was to enable the Commission and stakeholders plan properly as well as to avoid uncertainty. He said: “we did it basically in order…