Buhari restates commitment for free, fair 2019 elections

[FILE PHOTO] Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday reassured Nigerians that the forthcoming general elections in 2019 will be free and fair. Buhari gave the assurance in Jos at the graduation ceremony of Senior Executive […]

Party primaries: Why INEC is helpless while parties swim in confusion

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu Now that party primaries have been concluded and names of candidates submitted and published by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in line with the requirement of law, managing the […]

Rivers APC still in limbo as parties weave a web of litigation

[FILE PHOTO] Tonye Cole Barely thirteen days to commencement of governorship campaigns, uncertainty still hangs over the fate of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State The subsisting judgment of a Rivers’ State High Court […]

2019: Senate comittee visits INEC in Lagos

From Left, Sen. Suleiman Nazif, Chairman, Senate Committee on INEC; Prince Adelani Asade, Administrative Secretary, INEC, Lagos and Mr Oladosu Balogun, Head of Electoral Operations, INEC Lagos during the Senate Committee Oversight visit to the […]

INEC laments multiple court orders on party primaries

[FILE PHOTO] INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmoud Yakubu The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has lamented the “multiple and contradictory orders from courts” arising from political parties’ direct and indirect primaries. INEC National Chairman, Prof. Mahmood […]

Oshiomhole: Ogun alleges refusal to give form (CF001) to 26 winners

[FILE PHOTO] Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun<br />Twitter/Govsia In Ogun State, fresh allegations against National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole have emerged. He is alleged to have annulled result of 26 […]

‘How virtual polling units may mar 2019 elections’

• INEC says allegation baseless, affirms neutrality • ICT experts task electoral umpire on credibility The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was warned yesterday that the credibility of its elections in 2019 may be threatened […]

Executive Orders: Separation of powers as enshrined in the constitution must be jealously guided – Akinlolu (SAN)

Akinlolu The Federal High Court, Abuja, recently upheld the constitutionality of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Executive Orders. The judgment has been eliciting reactions from lawyers, some of whom have vowed to challenge it in higher courts. […]

Niger Delta agitators support Atiku, Obi ticket

[FILE PHOTO] At the announcement of Peter Obi as vice president candidate for Atiku Niger Delta agitators yesterday supported former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and his running mate, Peter Obi’s bid to lead the country […]

Osun Poll: Adeleke files petition at tribunal

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Gubernatorial Candidate in the just concluded election in Osun, Sen. Ademola Adeleke, on Tuesday filed a petition at the tribunal challenging the outcome of the poll. The News Agency of […]

Credible elections: The press must put pressure on politicians to get it right – Okowa

Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has challenged journalists to put pressure on politicians to ensure they do promote free, fair and credible elections in the country. The governor gave […]

Oshiomhole alleges bias as INEC bars Zamfara APC

• Party chair insists it will field candidates • No legal backdoor to escape sanction, say lawyers • Again, aggrieved governors storm Aso Rock • Court nullifies Rivers’ APC guber nomination, primaries The National Chairman […]

Osun election: Police throw tear gas at Secondus, Saraki, others during Abuja protest

PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus during the protest in Abuja… yesterday PHOTO: LUCY LADIDI ELUKPO • Aregbesola Knocks Protesters, As Ganduje Presents Governor-Elect To Buhari The Nigerian Police, yesterday, threw tear gas at top leaders […]

Osun poll: Aregbesola reacts to PDP leaders protest

Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Governor State of Osun. Osun state Governor Rauf Aregbesola, Friday, condemned the protest by leaders and members of opposition party,the Peoples Democratic Party, over the outcome of the Osun gubernatorial election. Nigeria’s […]

Police allegedly harass Saraki, Dino Melaye, others during Osun election protest

The Nigerian Police Force on Friday allegedly harassed members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during their protest against the just concluded Osun state governorship election. The protest was led by leaders of the […]

Pro-Adeleke group accuse INEC, Police of conspiracy to favour APC

[FILE PHOTO] Ademola Adeleke A campaign group of the candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ademola Adeleke has accused the Nigerian Police and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of conniving to favour the ruling […]

Osun re-run election:REC assures adequate security, says ballot box snatching impossible

The Osun Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr Olusegun Agbaje, has assured the electorate, voting at the state re-run election, of adequate security as voting process commences on Thursday. Agbaje gave the assurance when he visited the […]