Five things to know about Niger
Here are five things to know about Niger, which votes in a presidential run-off election on Sunday.
Observers decry underage voting as APC sweeps Kano LG seats
All Progressives Congress (APC) candidates at the Kano council elections have been declared winners of all the 44 chairmanships and 484 councillorship seats.
Smartphone voting stirs interest and security fears
West Virginia's disabled residents and overseas military personnel will be able to vote by smartphone in the US presidential election this year
Tribunal dismisses AD, LP’s petition challenging Sanwo-Olu’s victory
An Ikeja Election Petitions Tribunal on Monday dismissed a petition filed by the Alliance for Democracy (AD) and the Labour Party (LP), challenging the victory of Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the governorship election was held on March 9 this year. The Chairman of the tribunal, Justice T. T.…
Vote buying, multiple voting, late arrival mar governorship, state assembly elections
**Nigerians Advocate For Electronic Voting **No Money No Voting, says voters Even with the presence of the Nigerian police, enough INEC ad hoc members yesterday, The Guardian can confirm that there were multiple voting in some of the poling units visited. The Guardian discovered that the youths troupe out at about 12:45 after meeting with…
Nigerians vote to elect governor of Osun
Voters in the southwestern Nigerian state of Osun went to the polls on Saturday to elect a new governor amid growing concerns about free and fair voting, six months ahead of a presidential election. The Osun vote is seen as a litmus test for President Muhammadu Buhari's popularity as he seeks a second term in…
How much is a vote?
I remember one of my first ever election experiences in the 80s. Impressionable teens in boarding school saddled with the task of electing a class captain. There had been no candidate campaign promises as the bulk of the position was to take down names of noise makers. As for the electorates, it made sense to…
Change: The Responsibility Of The People Or The Government?
"I'm starting with the man in the mirror I'm asking him to change his ways And no message could have been any clearer If you want to make the world a better place Take a look at yourself, and then make a change" As pop star and music legend Michael Jackson sang, the change we…
Burkina Faso holds first local elections in transition
Burkina Faso held local elections Sunday seen as a key step in the country's transition to democracy from the authoritarian rule of Blaise Compaore.