Stop Mokwa students’ bloody elections

January 3, 2024 Yunusa Umar 0

Politics is a game of competition and a moment to bring ideas to life but not a war-zone where siblings and friends become enemies. It is unwise and childish for tomorrow’s leaders to mar students’ elections in blood. It is pertinent for stakeholders and NAMLOGS’ godfathers to choose a preferred candidate before election day. Ah! Later, the same set of Read More

APC’ll overrun South-south in next elections – Akpabio

December 2, 2023 Taiye Odewale 0

The President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, declared in Abuja Friday that the All Progressives Party (APC) would overrun candidates of other political parties in the South-south geo-political zone in future elections. Akpabio made the declaration when he had in audience the national executives of the party from the South-south led by the national vice-chairman, Victor Giadom. He said indications Read More

Russia’s presidential elections

November 30, 2023 Aduvo Mumuni 0

Russia is scheduled to hold its presidential elections in March 2024. In accordance with the country’s electoral law, the first round of the election will be held from March 15 to 17. If no candidate receives more than half the vote, a second round will take place three weeks later, on April 7.. The winner of the presidential election is Read More

Time to focus on 2027 general elections

October 31, 2023 Sunday Onyemaechi Eze 0

Efforts to overturn the victory of President Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the February 25 polls by Peter Obi of Labour Party (LP) and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) failed at the Supreme Court. The apex court as envisioned, simply toed the line of the lower tribunal, upheld the election of Tinubu and Read More

46, 084 regular, ad-hoc staff for Kogi, Bayelsa, Imo governorship elections

October 20, 2023 Admin III 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC on Friday said plan have been concluded to deploy 46,084 regular and ad-hoc staff for the November 11 off-season governorship elections in Imo, Kogi, and Bayelsa states. INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu disclosed this on Friday in Abuja at a meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners RECS. He said; “In the next three weeks, off-cycle Read More

Elections: Jonathan leads delegation to Sierra Leone

June 23, 2023 Admin III 0

Nigeria’s former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, is leading a mission as the head of the West African Elders Forum (WAEF) 2023 election mission to Sierra Leone. The team arrived in Freetown to provide encouragement and support for a peaceful democratic transition ahead of the country’s upcoming general election, scheduled for Saturday June 24. The team includes former Burkinabe Prime Minister Read More

WADEMOS calls for highest standards of professionalism during elections 

June 21, 2023 Admin III 0

The West Africa Democracy Solidarity Network (WADEMOS) has urged law enforcement agencies and security personnel to uphold the highest standards of professionalism and impartiality during the elections as promised during pre-election visits.  WADEMOS made the call when they embarked on a pre-election solidarity mission to Sierra Leone ahead of its forthcoming presidential, parliamentary, mayoral, and local council elections slated for Read More

2023 elections and consolidation of Nigerian democracy

June 20, 2023 A. A. Gadzama 0

The 2023 elections and the emergence of those elected, especially Mr President is one development on the country’s political scene that places it among the league of emerging democracies. The elections on the domestic scene equally have several implications for the country. The emergence of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the President and Commander-in-Chief and Senator Kashim Shettima as the Read More

2023 election: CSOs and challenges of influencing electoral processes in Nigeria 

April 27, 2023 Admin III 0

Political watchers have observed that Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) that were meant to be purveyors of knowledge about the Nigerian electoral process failed to perform their role in ensuring the process ends with an election that every Nigerian is proud of. ADEOLA AKINBOBOLA writes. In spite of efforts towards facilitating and sustaining the electoral process, Civil Society Organisations are still Read More

On Tinubu’s victory, letter-writing and matters arising

April 21, 2023 TOPE SUNDAY 0

The emergence of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the president-elect seems to have re-awakened letter writing as a communication tool; TOPE SUNDAY writes. This year alone, a total of three letters relating to the emergence of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the president-elect, have been written. The first was scripted by former President Chief Olusegun Read More

The renewed mandate of Sulaiman as DG, NILDS 

April 20, 2023 Adebayo Jimoh 0

Inspired by his first term as the Director General of the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies, NILDS, the National Assembly rightly approved another term of four years in office for Professor Abubakar O. Sulaiman, apparently to consolidate on his previous achievements.  This was conveyed in a letter issued by the Chairman NILDS Governing Council and President of the Senate, Read More

2023: Efiong Akwa congratulates Godswill Akpabio on election victory

April 17, 2023 Admin III 0

The former Interim Administrator of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Dr. Efiong Okon Akwa has joined millions of people to congratulate the senator-elect for Akwa Ibom North-East (Ikot Ekpene) Senatorial District, Senator Godswill Obot Akpabio for emerging victorious in the last general elections, describing his victory as well deserved. According to Efiong Akwa, the former Minister of Niger Delta Read More

Why Nigerians should thank Peter Obi

April 17, 2023 Abdussamad Umar Jibia 0

The 2023 general elections have come and gone and like every set of elections there have emerged winners and losers. Typical of Africans, those who lost allege rigging and those who won hail the process. In addition to winners and losers, there are other people we should cheer for their roles in the elections. First, we should give credit to Read More

Disregard fake, dubious elections monitors, Arewa group warns Sokoto APC

April 11, 2023 Chamba Simeh 0

A group, under the auspices of Arewa Defenders Forum (ADF), has cautioned politicians seeking elections in the state over a syndicate of fraudsters masquerading as elections monitors. The forum said the fake observation group is going about the state spreading mischief and misinformation campaign against the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress(APC) and other respected party leaders in the Read More

The faceless and the reckless

April 6, 2023 Admin III 0

Let me begin this piece with the obvious. These are trying times for our country. Tensions are rising and heating up the polity. Transitional general elections such as the current general elections usually throw up new challenges that a country and its leaders are forced to deal with. In the nature of politics and elections, disappointments are inevitable. Incendiary speeches Read More

Kogi gov’ship: CNPP rallies support for Sen. Oseni

March 31, 2023 Oyibo Salihu 0

The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has declared support for a governorship aspirant for Kogi state, Senator Yakubu Oseni, describing him as “a leader that possesses the needed qualities and experience required to move Kogi state to another level of economic and infrastructure development.” CNPP’s secretary of Kogi state chapter, Idrisu Moses, who disclosed this in Lokoja on Friday Read More

Oyo guber: Count me out of video blaming Tinubu for APC failure – Folarin 

March 21, 2023 Bayo Agboola 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the March 18, 2023 governorship election in Oyo state, Senator Teslim Folarin, Tuesday disowned a trending video blaming the president-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and other APC chieftains for the outcome of last Saturday elections in the state. Senator Folarin in statement said he knew nothing about the said trending video which he Read More

Lessons from Saturday’s governorship elections

March 21, 2023 Admin III 0

On 18th March, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) conducted the governorship and state houses assembly elections. Unlike the presidential and National Assembly polls on February 25, which witnessed low voter turn out, voter apathy has reared its ugly head again or became worse in last Saturday’s elections. There were reported cases of violence and vote buying which marred the Read More

2023 elections, social media, and matters arising

March 17, 2023 Admin III 0

As Nigerians elect their governors and members of the Houses of Assembly today, TOPE SUNDAY writes on how Nigerians have turned the social media space into a tool to gauge their political interests. Undoubtedly, Social Media has evolved and become one of the leading tools to solicit votes and mould the people’s opinion in Nigeria, particularly during the electioneering period. Read More

2023 elections and the consequences

March 17, 2023 Ibobo Melvin Igbagi 0

For there to be peace there needs to be justice, and for there to be justice the truth must take precedence. Election is the most fundamental aspect of any democratic nation and it is a process in which the people vote to choose the person or group of people best suited to represent them in developing and uniting their territory Read More

Post presidential elections: International Alert-Nigeria tasks stakeholders on peace, stability

March 15, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

The International Alert-Nigeria on Wednesday called on stakeholders across the country to insist that the pre-conditions for peace and stability are well emphasized and institutions are to be held accountable where the people are demanding answers for why what was promised hasn’t met their aspirations. The Country Director, Paul-Bemshima Nyulaku at the National Stability Dialogue : Promoting Post-election Stability, Justice Read More

Wike and 2023 elections

Since the emergence of Waziri Atiku Abubakar as the PDP presidential candidate in the 2023 general elections, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state also emerged as a fighter for justice and equity. Since that primary, neither the PDP, Atiku nor Wike has any peace of mind till after the declaration of the election results by INEC. Wike founded and led Read More

Elections: Embrace transparency, digital rights, group tells FG

March 11, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

The Digital Rights and Information Partnership (DRIP), a consortium of organisations, has called on the federal government to embrace electoral transparency and respect Nigerians’ digital rights. Speaking against the backdrop of the 2023 presidential and National Assembly elections, the group said Nigerians deserved protection against unlawful shutdowns and interferences allegedly witnessed during the presidential elections. Addressing a press conference in Read More

IFA observes robust improvement of PWD participation in 2023 elections

March 2, 2023 Admin III 0

Inclusive Friends Association (IFA) has observed that at the just concluded 2023 general elections, there was an increase and more robust improvement in Persons with Disabilities (PWD) political participation. The Executive Director, Grace Jerry at a press briefing on Wednesday in Abuja said this is because, beyond participating as electorates, PWDs were seen to serve as party agents. To ensure Read More