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30 Aug 2018
Former Attorney-General/Commissioner for Justice Cross River state, Eyo Ekpo, has joined the governorship race for next year’s general elections. Ekpo who will be running under the Social Democratic Party (SDP) declared his intent when he bought the gubernatorial form at the party’s national headquarters in Abuja. The then Commissioner for Justice in Cross River state…
27 Aug 2018
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday said it would not accept any election that did not meet electoral guidelines. National Commissioner, Voter Education and Publicity, INEC, Mr Adedeji Soyebi, stated this at a voter sensitisation organized by the commission in collaboration with the European Union (EU), Not-Too-Young-To-Run Movement and other agencies, at the…
26 Aug 2018
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has raised concern over a trending fake website, apcregistration.com, which it says is meant to harvest its members ahead of the 2019 general elections. The party raised the alarm in a statement issued by Mr Yekini Nabena, its National Publicity Secretary on Sunday in Abuja. It said that the fake…
24 Aug 2018
Media director of Buhari Campaign Organisation Festus Keyamo said no Nigerian government has touched the lives of the poor like President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has done in three years. Keyamo, a human rights lawyer made this known at the inauguration of Buhari/Osinbajo Project 2019 in Ilorin, Kwara state capital.  He said the previous administrations established…
24 Aug 2018
Nigeria's Independent National Electoral Commission on Friday denied reports it budgeted six billion Naira to feed the Police during next year's elections. The 2019 general elections budget of N189.2bn is subject to approval by the National Assembly and has been pending due to ongoing recess of both legislative chambers. But, INEC has said it does…
20 Aug 2018
Sokoto state Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, on Monday said he has what it takes to contest against President Muhammadu Buhari for the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in next year’s election. Tambuwal’s statement was in response to claims made by APC national leader Bola Tinubu, who said the governor left the party due…
14 Aug 2018
The office of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday denied claims that he is being pressured to shelve his intent to run for the second term in office from the international community. A national daily on Tuesday published a major story that Buhari was under pressure to change his plan of seeking re-election. "It is…
6 Aug 2018
Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has warned political supporters to desist from invading restricted areas at airports when showing solidarity for their political masters. The warning by FAAN comes after some political thugs were reported to have invaded the runway of Sultan Abubakar III International Airport, Sokoto on Friday. But the federal airports regulatory…
6 Aug 2018
Gombe state governor and 2019 presidential hopeful, Ibrahim Dankwambo, has promised that he will not be engaged in any blame game if elected president. Although Dankwambo did not mention any names, but current president Muhammadu Buhari who is often criticised for blaming past leaders for Nigeria's problems, might be a target of the statement. “As…
5 Jul 2018
The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) Wednesday said electoral process in preparation of the 2019 general elections is robust and beyond manipulation. "I wish to assure you that our electoral processes have gone beyond the capacity of our own officials to manipulate," INEC chairman Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu said. He assured Nigerians of security of election materials.…
5 Jul 2018
Findings conducted by United States Institute of Peace (USIP) on electoral violence risk assessment in Nigeria have suggested possible escalation of electoral violence before the 2019 general elections.
28 Jun 2018
Nigeria's next general elections will be held in 119,973 polling units while results will be collated in 8,809 wards, the country's electoral body chief has said. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said the presidential election would hold on February 16, 2019, while governorship and state assembly Elections would be conducted on March 2, 2019.…

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