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8 Dec 2018
Few months to next year’s general elections and, for the fourth time, President Muhammadu Buhari has declined assent to the Electoral Act 2018 Amendment Bill. 
8 Dec 2018
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has charged the National Assembly to save the country’s democracy by immediately overriding President Muhammadu Buhari’s refusal to sign the amendment of the Electoral Act. The PDP said “this legislative action has become imperative, as the President’s decision is a calculated attempt to hold the nation to ransom, inject crisis…
26 Nov 2018
Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State, Dr. Dan Orbih, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to assent the amended Electoral Act. With less than 82 days to the presidential election holding in February next year, Orbih after the conferment of an honorary doctorate in Political Science on him by the Igbinedion…
9 Oct 2018
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…
12 Sep 2018
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…
28 Aug 2018
The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the electoral act, as amended.
24 Jul 2018
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.
26 Mar 2018
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.
26 Jan 2018
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…
3 Jul 2016
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 ...
24 May 2016
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.
17 May 2016
Human Rights Law Services (HURILAWS) has called for the amendment of the electoral act in order to recognize the use of  Card Reader during accreditation of voters ...


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