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LOUD WHISPERS: Trust

LOUD WHISPERS: Trust

Trust. A simple word. Only five letters, easy to pronounce and spell. Yet it is such a complicated word.  Without the currency of trust, life’s transactions become almost meaningless. Children trust their parents to always protect their interests. Sadly, this trust is sometimes misplaced, as we have seen with cases of incest and other forms […]

INEC Declares Kano Governorship Election Inconclusive

INEC Declares Kano Governorship Election Inconclusive

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the outcome of Saturday’s governorship election in Kano State as inconclusive. The announcement was made Monday evening by the state’s Returning Officer, Bello Shehu, a professor. Mr Shehu said the election is inconclusive because the number of cancelled votes is higher than the difference in votes scored […]

Police Arrests 128 Persons For Election Offences

Police Arrests 128 Persons For Election Offences

Police arrested a total 128 people across the country for electoral offences in the past few days. Police spokesman, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Frank Mba said the offences range from homicide-related crimes, vote trading, ballot box snatching, impersonation and malicious damage, amongst others. He also said 38 assorted weapons and a cache of explosives […]

INEC Postpones Nigeria’s Elections To Feb 23, March 9

INEC Postpones Nigeria’s Elections To Feb 23, March 9

The Independent National Electoral Commission in Nigeria (INEC) on Friday night announced a shift in the general elections dates to February 23 and March 9 respectively. The new schedule was announced by the Chairman of the commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, early Saturday morning after an emergency meeting with security officials, election observers and other political […]

Our Election Will Be Peaceful – President Muhammadu Buhari Says In His Broadcast

Our Election Will Be Peaceful – President Muhammadu Buhari Says In His Broadcast

President Muhammadu Buhari in his broadcast to the nation on Thursday promised a peaceful election while enjoining Nigerians to come out to vote. Buhari, who seeks reelection to office on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, assured Nigerians and the international body of a “secure and peaceful atmosphere” during the polls. He noted that […]

Over 4,000 Card Readers Destroyed By Fire In Anambra – INEC

Over 4,000 Card Readers Destroyed By Fire In Anambra – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says 4,695 smart card readers were destroyed by fire that razed its facility in Anambra State on Tuesday. The commission’s National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, disclosed this in a statement. “Initial assessment, however, confirms that a total of 4695 of the Smart Card […]

62 Female Candidates Vie for Elective Positions In Kano State

62 Female Candidates Vie for Elective Positions In Kano State

No fewer than 62 female candidates are seeking for various elective positions in Kano State in the 2019 general elections, INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Prof. Riskuwa Shehu, has said. Shehu, who disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano, said the commission received the nominations […]

INEC Declares Osun Governorship Election Inconclusive

INEC Declares Osun Governorship Election Inconclusive

The electoral commission, INEC, has declared the Osun State governorship election “inconclusive.” The declaration was made by Joseph Fuwape, the presiding officer of the election at the INEC headquarters in Osun. At the end of the collation of votes, the PDP candidate, Ademola Adeleke, won majority votes of about 254,698 votes while Gboyega Oyetola of […]

INEC Extends Voters Registration Exercise By 2 Weeks

INEC Extends Voters Registration Exercise By 2 Weeks

Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has extended the ongoing voter registration exercise by two weeks. This came as the commission said it has registered 23 new political parties, bringing the number of registered political parties in the country to 91. The commission had sent letters of invitation to the affected chairmen of the new parties […]

EU Centre Trains INEC Staff On Gender Mainstreaming

EU Centre Trains INEC Staff On Gender Mainstreaming

As part of preparations for the country’s 2019 general elections, the European Centre for Electoral Support (ECES), on Monday in Lagos, commenced training of electoral officers on gender mainstreaming. The one-week training with the theme: “BRIDGE Training on Gender and Election in Nigeria,” is directed at desk officers of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). […]

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