FG keeps mum on secret meeting with INEC Chairman

Federal Government has kept mum five days after its meeting with the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at the presidential villa in Abuja on Friday. Chief of staff to the president, Abba Kyari, hosted Mahmood Yakubu, in a meeting, alleged to have lasted 30 minutes, which took place inside Kyari’s office. Yakubu did not speak with state house correspondents on his way out of the villa, neither Kyari. The presidency has also not issued a statement on the meeting that held while there was an outrage over…

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Atiku is well prepared to lead Nigeria—-EU Chairman

Hon. Charles Anike is the National President of Eastern Union (EU), a socio-political pressure group for the interests of the people of the Old Eastern Nigeria, in this interview with Daily Mandate Team, he speaks on Atiku-Obi presidential ticket and All Progressive Congress’s primaries including former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s influence in removing the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 and other issues. Excerpt:   What is your first reaction after hearing the name of the ex-Anambra State Governor as Alhaji Abubakar’s running mate in the 2019 presidential general election? The…

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U.S. advocates non-violent elections as Major Lazer thrills Nigerian fans

The United States Consulate General in Lagos in collaboration with U-Live Africa on Friday night co-hosted the Major Lazer SoundSystem Concert at the Hard Rock Beach on Victoria Island. Major Lazer, the American electronic dance music group, comprising Diplo, Jillionaire, and Walshy Fire, were in Nigeria as part of a broader Africa tour which has taken them to South Africa, Malawi, Kenya and Uganda. Following performances by leading Nigerian disc-jockeys, United States Consul General F. John Bray delivered brief remarks to hundreds of excited music lovers. “Tonight we are all…

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Full List Of 23 Political Parties Registered By INEC

NAME OF ASSOCIATION 1.Advanced Alliance PartyAAP 2.Advanced Nigeria Democratic PartyANDP 3.African Action CongressAAC 4.Alliance for a United NigeriaAUN 5.Alliance of Social DemocratsASD 6.Alliance National PartyANP 7.Allied People’s MovementAPM 8.Alternative Party of NigeriaAPN 9.Change Nigeria PartyCNP 10.Congress Of PatriotsCOP 11.Liberation MovementLM 12.Movement for Restoration and Defence of DemocracyMRDD 13.Nigeria Community Movement PartyNCMP 14.Nigeria for DemocracyNFD 15.Peoples Coalition PartyPCP 16.Reform and Advancement PartyRAP 17.Save Nigeria CongressSNC 18.United PatriotsUP 19.United Peoples CongressUPC 20.We The People NigeriaWTPN 21.YES Electorates SolidarityYES 22.Youth PartyYP

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APC drags Buhari to court over tenure elongation of National Working Committee

APC drags Buhari to court over tenure elongation

APC drags Buhari to court over tenure elongation National Working Committee By Newsdesk with agency report The All Progressives Congress, APC, has told a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja that President Muhammadu Buhari lacks the power to determine tenure of its officers. The party said this while opposing the hearing of the suit by aggrieved members of the party over the tenure elongation for the National Working Committee, NWC, led by John Odigie Oyegun before a Federal High Court in Abuja. The aggrieved members, led by Ademorin Kuye and…

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Dino Melaye’s absence in court angers judge

Dino Melaye: Kogi police commissioner removed over suspects escape

Dino Melaye’s absence in court angers judge By Newsdesk The Federal High Court, Abuja, has threatened to strike out a suit filed by Sen. Dino Melaye, if the senator or his counsel fails to appear in court on the next adjourned date. Melaye filed a suit before Justice Nnamdi Dimgba seeking an interpretation of the court’s judgment of Sept. 11, 2017. The court in that judgment held that INEC acted within its constitutional rights in commencing the process for Melaye’s recall. When the matter was called on Wednesday, Counsel to…

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Plateau suspends LG polls indefinitely, cites security reasons

Plateau suspends LG polls indefinitely, cites security reasons

Plateau suspends LG polls indefinitely, cites security reasons By Jonah James, Jos The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Plateau State on Monday announced the “indefinite suspension” of the local government election which was scheduled for February 17, 2018. The State electoral umpire cited “security reasons.” The Chairman of PLASIEC, Fabian Ari Ntung, was reported to have taken the decision because he was “under pressure to compromise standards.” Ntung made the announcement during a press conference in Jos, adding that the commission “received security reports.”

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INEC registers 118,525 voters in Katsina

INEC registers 118,525 voters in Katsina

INEC registers 118,525 voters in Katsina By Bimbo Ogunnaike The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)  has announced that it has registered no fewer than 118, 525 people in the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) in Katsina State. The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Jibril Zarewa, disclosed this to newsmen on Sunday in Katsina. Zarewa said that 74,894 of the voters registered were males, while 43,631 were females. The commissioner,who said that they were issued with temporary voter cards in the interim and would be given the Permanent Voter…

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Don’t sell your voters cards- Ebonyi APC urges voters

APC dumps Board of Trustees, adopts Elders’ Council

Don’t sell your  voters cards- Ebonyi APC urges voters By Bimbo Ogunnaike The Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi State, Eze Nwachukwu, has urged voters against selling their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) or exchanging them for employment. Nwachukwu made the appeal on SaturdaySpeaking in Isiaka during the inaugurating an 8-man Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) mobilisation committee for Ivo local government area of the state. He added that he had received reports of some people luring voters to part with their PVCs. “We hear that some people are going…

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INEC to suspend voters registration 60 days to 2019 general elections

INEC to suspend voters registration 60 days to 2019 general elections

INEC to end voters registration 60 days to 2019 general elections By Bimbo Ogunnaike The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that the ongoing nationwide Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) would be temporarily suspended 60 days to the commencement of the 2019 general elections. The commission in a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja by National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee ,Solomon Soyebi, , said the exercise would be suspended to due to a change in electoral law. According to Soyebi, over four million Nigerians had been…

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INEC registers 74m voters for 2019 elections

Committee on underage voting submits report to INEC chairman

INEC registers 74m voters for 2019 elections By Bimbo Ogunnaike The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has disclosed that the commission has 74 million voters in its register by the second week of January. The INEC Director of Voter Education and Publicity, Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi , made the disclosure through a statement released on Friday and made available to newsmen. Osaze-Uzzi quoted Yakubu as making the fact known at the 15th edition of the Daily Trust Dialogue, where he was represented by INEC National Commissioner…

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