2019 election funds are safe, Dogara assures Nigerians
Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has assured Nigerians that funding for the 2019 general elections was intact and not under any threat of sacrificing it for contingencies that may arise in the Service Wide Votes. The lower legislative arm of the Nigeria government resumed on Tuesday 9 October after going on recess…
Why Buhari is afraid of signing Electoral Act - Wike
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has alerted that President Muhammadu Buhari’s refusal to sign the amended Electoral Act is a grand plot to rig the 2019 general elections. Wike, who made the declaration in Port Harcourt, pleaded with the international community to revoke visas of Federal Government officials who destroy democracy and rule of law…
INEC, observers urge review of Electoral Act to criminalise vote-buying
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suggested urgent amendment of the Electoral Act before 2019 general elections to establish a non-partisan agency to prosecute electoral offenders.
Kano Assembly backs Buhari on Electoral Act
The Speaker of Kano State House of Assembly, Alhaji Abdullahi Ata, says the house is in support of President Muhammad Buhari on his refusal to assent to the bill on the amendment of the Electoral Act.
Senate, Reps reconcile versions of amended Electoral Act
Senate President Bukola Saraki yesterday announced a six-man committee of senators to reconcile the versions of the amended Electoral Act by the lower and upper chambers of the National Assembly. Suleiman Nazif, who is the chairman of the Senate Committee on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was appointed as chairman of the panel. Other members…
There is no absolute immunity in Nigeria’s Constitution, says Falana
Foremost human right activist and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) Femi Falana, yesterday carpeted agitations in some quarters over the freezing of the personal account of Ekiti State governor ...
Dickson begins defence as INEC closes case
The electoral body had told the tribunal that the election that produced Governor Seriake Dickson was free, fair and was held in substantial compliance with the Electoral Act.