Human rights and post-2019 presidency
At the weekend, I got into a very lengthy conversation with my younger brother currently based abroad and who left Nigeria when his life became endangered by open threats made by some Islamists responsible for the spate of violent attacks targeting largely Christian communities in the North of Nigeria.
INEC insists on not accepting Zamfara APC candidates
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has again said it would not accept Zamfara State All Progressives Congress (APC) for next year’s elections.The commission insisted that the party did not conduct any primaries, and as such, could not field candidates for the polls.
KEDCO boss sees maximum benefits from Buhari’s second term
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) says nothing would stop it from fielding candidates for all elective positions in Zamfara State for next year’s poll...
Government, life and living blues in Nigeria
The fact that one is born a Nigerian is very interesting and marvellous because Nigeria is one of the freest countries in the world.
Tambuwal accuses Buhari of running government through proxies
Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of running his government through proxies. He made the allegation yesterday when the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s Peace and Reconciliation Committee visited him at his Maitama (Abuja) residence. The governor expressed his commitment towards ensuring that the party emerges victorious in the 2019 presidential…
How rising expenses impede fair polls in ECOWAS, by Yakubu
Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has decried the impediment rising expenditure put in the way of smooth conduct of elections in the Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS) sub-region. According to him, many member-states are unable to fund critical aspects of the electoral process as a sovereign responsibility.…
Editors task politicians on credible 2019 presidential elections
As the 2019 general elections draw near, Nigerian Guild of Editors has tasked the media, political parties and the electorate on the need for a peaceful, transparent and credible election. The five-day conference, which was held in Asaba, Delta State capital, had ‘Credible Elections, Sustainable Democracy and the Nigeria Media’ as theme. The conference was…
6,609,115 Lagosians eligible to vote in 2019, says INEC
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos State said 6, 609, 115 residents were eligible to vote in the 2019 General Elections in the state. Mr. Sam Olumekun, the Resident Electoral Commissioner disclosed this at a workshop on Lagos State Election Security Strategic Plan for 2019 Elections. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports…
Okowa canvasses alternative funding for INEC
Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has stressed urgent need for an alternative source of funding to ensure that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) truly performs as an independent umpire.