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 Admin III 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 Admin III 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

INEC writes IGP to prosecute Adamawa REC

April 19, 2023 Emeka Nze 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has written to the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, urging for the investigation and prosecution of Adamawa state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Hudu Yunusa Ari. The commission took the decision at its meeting held on Tuesday April 18, 2023 in Abuja. The commission in a tweet via its verified Twitter handle said: “At Read More

Multi-tracking Nigeria, a compelling project

April 17, 2023 Tunde Akanni 0

For the first time in the history of the country, and also acutely contrasting with simple logic and commonsense, a second runner up in the presidential election February 25, 2023, is making a most laughable claim of having won the election. Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu of All Peoples Congress, APC, had won the election with no fewer than two million Read More

APGA crisis: Reinstated national chairman Njoku sues for reconciliation

March 30, 2023 Donald Iorchir 0

Ahead of Kogi, Imo, Bayelsa governorship elections in November, 2023, the reinstated national chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Edozie Njoku, has appealed for calm, reconciliation and unity among party faithful in order to present a united front in the forthcoming elections. The party also explained that it would take over the national secretariat of the party Read More

Ogun: INEC issues certificates of return to Abiodun, deputy, others 

March 30, 2023 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ogun state has presented the certificate of return to Dapo Abiodun of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the March 18 governorship election. The presentation which was held Thursday at the media centre within INEC headquarters in Abeokuta, also witnessed presentation of certificates of return to the deputy governor-elect, Naimot Read More

LG elections: AbdulRazaq sends 7 KWASIEC board nominees to Kwara assembly 

March 29, 2023 Umar BayoAbdulwahab 0

Kwara state governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has submitted to the state House of Assembly seven nominees for the board of the Kwara state Independent Electoral Commission (KWSIEC). “Having cleared all legal logjams on its way, the process for the conduct of the local government election has begun. This begins with the immediate constitution of the KWSIEC board once the nominees have Read More

AA challenges 12 NASS seats in Osun 

March 27, 2023 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Action Alliance (AA) has approached the Osun state Election Petition Tribunal to challenge the results of National Assemblies the election in twelve constituencies.   The party filed a petition in the three senatorial districts and all the nine federal constituencies of the House of Representatives. The secretary of the tribunal, Muhammad Mogaji, confirmed that the panel received 14 petitions Read More

Kidnappers demand N50m for abducted INEC officials in Kogi 

March 27, 2023 Oyibo Salihu 0

Abductors of six Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ad hoc staff, in Kogi state have demanded for N50 million for their release. Some INEC staff were abducted at Obajana early hours of Sunday March 19, 2023, during the Kogi state House of Assembly election. The victims were said to be returning from Kupa North and South under Lokoja local government Read More

Security, civil service reform, others my immediate focus – Katsina govvernot-elect, Dikko

March 26, 2023 Admin III 0

Dikko Umaru Radda, Katsina state governor-elect, is the immediate past Director General Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN).  In this interview, he speaks on his victory at the  governorship polls, his plans for the state and what he expects from the people of Katsina, among others. BODE OLAGOKE, reports. How did you feel when you saw your Read More

Lagos and the politics of Igbophobia

March 26, 2023 Admin III 0

Bayo Onanuga, spokesperson for the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, during the just concluded gubernatorial election conducted on 18 March, 2023 warned Igbo in Lagos against “interfering” in the politics of the state.  Onanuga, who is the director, media and publicity of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Presidential Campaign Council, issued the warning in a tweet via his official Twitter account, @aonanuga1956.  Read More

2023 governorship election: Group commends Nigerians, urges Buhari to end naira scarcity

March 20, 2023 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Muslim Media Watch Group of Nigeria (MMWGN) has commended Nigerians for their peaceful conduct in the Gubernatorial and States Assembly elections held across the country, Saturday, March 18, 2023. MMWGN however condemned pockets of violence in some parts of the country and called for immediate prosecution of all those arrested for electoral crimes. In a press release signed by Read More

March 18 2023 governorship election: CDD scores BVAS high

March 20, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has observed that that the BVAS appeared to have largely worked well across the country during the 2023 gubernatorial elections compared to the presidential election. In the statement signed by Chair of the CDD Election Analysis Centre (EAC), Professor Adele Jinadu and Director, Idayat Hassan on Saturday explained that in the southwest, the Read More

Assembly poll: Obaseki loses constituency to Labour Party

March 20, 2023 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State has won 12 out of the 24 constituency seats in the State House of Assembly elections held on Saturday March 18. However, the Labour Party candidate, Edosa Richard Osaro, won in governor Godwin Obaseki’s Oredo West constituency. Governor Obaseki is the leader of PDP in Edo State. Results of the election released Read More

Low turnout mars 2023 governorship, state assembly elections in Borno 

March 20, 2023 Sadiq Abubakar 0

There was low turnout for the governorship and state assembly elections in Borno state compared to the last presidential and National Assembly elections. Visits to most of the places in the state capital, Maiduguri indicated that voters were unwilling to come out and exercise their franchise for several reasons which may likely affect the outcome of the election and possibility Read More