APC inaugurates 11-man committee to review Kogi governorship election 

December 6, 2023 Oyibo Salihu 0

The All Progressive Congress (APC) has inaugurated an 11-man committee to review the outcome of the November 11 governorship election in Kogi state. Inaugurating the committee at the party secretariat in Lokoja, the APC chairman in Kogi, Hon. Abdullahi Bello mandated the committee to identify all cases and incidences of anti-party activities by members and recommend appropriate disciplinary actions. He Read More

Updated: Appeal Court affirms Alia’s election as Benue governor

November 21, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Court of Appeal in Abuja, Monday, upheld the election of the Benue state governor, Hyacinth Alia. Alia, a Roman Catholic priest, won the election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), defeating his closest challenger, Titus Uba, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Uba is the immediate past speaker of the Benue state House Read More

Kogi off-cycle election the freest, transparent, credible – INEC

November 18, 2023 Content Administrator II 0

The National Commissioner, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in charge of Kogi, Kwara and Niger states, Mohammed Kudu Haruna, on Friday said the off-cycle governorship election in Kogi state conducted by the Commission was “one of the most freest, transparent, credible and verifiable in the history of Kogi state.” Haruna said this in Lokoja while presenting certificates of return to Read More

Off-cycle governorship election: SDP demands cancellation of results in 5 Kogi LGAs

November 12, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The Social Democratic Party, (SDP) in Kogi state has called for the cancellation of results of the November 11, 2023 governorship election in the state. SDP made this call at the gubernatorial election collation centre where the party’s collation agent, David Edibu, submitted a petition to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), calling for the cancellation of results in Okene, Read More

Off- cycle election: Transportation not available in 26 percent RACs visited – Situation Room

November 12, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room (Situation Room) has observed that in Kogi state, transportation was not available in 26 percent of the Registration Area Centres (RACs) visited. The Convener, Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room Y.Z Ya’u while briefing newsmen in Abuja, said materials were not properly dispatched in 17 per cent of the RACs visited and the required number Read More

Breaking: INEC suspends election in Kogi LGA

November 11, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended elections in nine out of 10 Registration Areas or Wards in Ogori-Magongo Local Government Area of Kogi state. Mohammed Kudu Haruna, a National Commissioner and Member of INEC’s Information and Voter Education Committee disclosed this in a statement issued Saturday night in Abuja. The statement reads; “The Commission has received reports from Read More

As Kogi guber election holds November 11, 2023 …

November 9, 2023 Ayuba Haruna Ayodeji 0

As the Kogi state governorship election holds tomorrow, it is our collective responsibility to make informed choices and vote for the best candidate for the job rather than blindly following political party affiliations. Kogi state, founded in 1991 by the General Ibrahim Babangida junta, comprises three senatorial zones, namely, Kogi East, Kogi Central, and Kogi West, with 21 local government Read More

Coalition rejects Appeal Court’s judgement sacking PDP members from NASS

November 9, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Coalition for Justice in Africa (CJA) has rejected the judgement of the Court of Appeal where various members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were sacked from the National Assembly on basis of pre-election matters. Addressing a press conference in Abuja, the Convener of the group, Daniel Okwa, alongside over 100 pro-democracy groups described the action of the court as Read More

Kogi guber: LP candidate promises development through minerals, agriculture 

November 9, 2023 Oyibo Salihu 0

The candidate of the Labour Party in the Saturday governorship election  in Kogi state, Barr. Adejoh Okeme, has promised to harness the abundant resources to develop the state if elected the next governor of the state Barr. Adejoh, who made the pledge, Thursday, while briefing the media at the Kogi state NUJ Press Centre, assured that the mineral deposits, arable land and tourism Read More

On Saturday’s Kogi guber election

November 7, 2023 Nurudeen Dauda 0

To start with, it is sad to note that in a multi ethno-religious society like ours, our politicians from all divides use our diversity as a weapon against us rather than a source of strength to us. It worries one to note that, instead of issue-based campaigns, all manners of sentiments are being deployed deliberately by all our political actors Read More

Zamfara: Diagnosing the chronic post-election loss disorder

November 1, 2023 Kabiru 0

It was a spokesman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, whose name I can’t cite here, that accused an opposition element of still smarting from the agonising emotions of losing an election. What this rather cheeky spokesperson didn’t reveal is that the agony is even more severe when an incumbent governor loses his re-election bid. The case of the APC Read More

Liberia: Electoral commission announces date for presidential run-off

October 25, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The Liberia Electoral Commission has scheduled a presidential election run-off for November 14 after results showed that the two frontrunners, President George Weah and opposition leader Joseph Boakai, had failed to secure majority votes. Weah holds a slim lead at 43.83% of the votes, while Boakai has 43.44%, according to tallied results from 100% of polling places, the Electoral Commission Read More

The 2023 election court rulings and the way forward

September 25, 2023 Garba Adamu Gwangwangwan 0

The legal system is an essential pillar of any ideal and just society desirous of ensuring fairness, equity, and justice for all. Nevertheless, there are instances when the outcome of a legal case may not align with the expectations of one of the parties involved in the litigation. When a lawsuit goes against us, it can be a disheartening experience. Read More

Tribunal nullifies Bayelsa PDP Rep’s election, orders supplementary polls

September 8, 2023 Content Administrator II 0

The National/States Houses of Assembly Election Tribunal sitting in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital, on Friday nullified the election of Mr. Fred Agbedi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the Sagbama/Ekeremor Federal Constituency of the state. The tribunal, consequently, directed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to “immediately” withdraw the certificate issued to him and conduct fresh election in Read More

Kogi guber: INEC, police promise peaceful, credible election

August 30, 2023 Oyibo Salihu 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Nigeria Police Force have assured that the forthcoming governorship election in Kogi state would be peaceful, fair and credible. They promised that every measure would be put in place to achieve the feat for the people of the state. The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Dr Gabriel Longpet and spokesman, Kogi Police Command, Read More

Bayelsa governorship election: PDP’s Wike, Inuwa lead APC’s onslaught against Diri, Abiodun heads Kogi team, Nwifuru leads Imo group

August 30, 2023 Bode Olagoke  0

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has set up three National Campaign Councils for the November 11, 2023 governorship elections in Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi states. Among the members of the campaign team for Bayelsa state is the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Nyesom Wike, who is still a member of the main opposition Read More

Frank condemns ‘sham election’ in Zimbabwe, accuses AU, ECOWAS of silence

August 27, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, on Sunday, condemned the rigging of Presidential election in Zimbabwe by the ruling ZANU-PF party.  Frank in a statement in Abuja, also accused the Heads of State and Governments of the African Union and indeed the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) of eerie silence Read More

Kogi poll: I’ll win election – Ajaka

July 7, 2023 Oyibo Salihu 0

Ahead of the November 11, 2023, governorship election in Kogi state, the candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Murtala Yakubu Ajaka, has expressed confidence that he would win the election overwhelmingly. Ajaka stated this in Idah town on Friday while addressing party members and supporters. “I have absolute confidence in INEC and the security agencies and I am optimistic Read More

Election: Incumbent President bolts out of reelection bid

July 4, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Senegal’s President Macky Sall has declared he will not run for a third term in next year’s election, ending years of uncertainty over his political future that helped fuel deadly opposition protests last month. In a speech carried live on his official Facebook page, Sall maintained on Monday that Senegal’s constitution would have allowed his candidacy despite having already been Read More

Election tribunal: Mbah fails to honour tribunal summons

June 23, 2023 Chuks Nweze 0

Governor of Enugu State, Mr. Peter Mbah, on Friday, failed to appear before the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Enugu. The tribunal had, on Thursday, ordered a substituted service of a subpoena on Mbah through his lawyer. This was following an application by counsel to the People’s Redemption Party (PRP), Barr Alex Amujiogo. The subpoena was immediately served on Read More

Why Tinubu won the 2023 presidential election

June 1, 2023 Nurudeen Dauda 0

In politics, a party with a superior strategy often wins an election. In Nigeria, ethno-religious sentiments rather than “policy issues” play a greater role in determining electoral victory which is why politicians will always deploy all ‘weapons” in their arsenal to gain power. The following reasons are some of the factors responsible for the “outcome” of the 2023 presidential election. Read More

Group threatens lawsuit over inconclusive Reps election in Akwa Ibom

May 5, 2023 Uko Etim 0

A group, the Akwa Ibom Integrity Alliance, has threatened to drag the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to court for failing to conclude the re-run elections for the House of Representatives seat in Ikono/Ini Federal Constituency. A statement by the group’s Coordinator, Barr Stephen Abia, Friday, in Uyo , also called on the Inspector General of Police to urgently investigate Read More