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Mimiko wants INEC to release bye-election result

Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, Ondo State governor.

Governor Olusegun Mimiko of the western Nigerian state of Ondo on Thursday urged INEC to declare the result of Saturday’s by-election to the Ilaje/Ese Odo Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives. The governor who spoke to State House correspondents in Abuja after a closed door meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan, said that the by-election […]

Caution As Ekiti Guber Election Nears


The race for the governorship election in Ekiti State is getting to the peak. All political parties contesting the elections have chosen their candidates and are now asking the electorate for their votes. The campaigns have also reached frenetic level as the date of the election fixed for 21 June this year approaches. But before […]

INEC empowers presiding officers cancel flawed polls

File photo of an INEC official on voting day

The Resident Electoral Commissioner for Rivers State, Mr Aniedi Ikoiwak, said on Thursday that Presiding Officers now have the power to cancel elections if voting materials arrived at polling units late. Ikoiwak made this known on the sideline of a quiz competition for selected secondary schools in Port Harcourt. Ikoiwak said INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru […]

One Week, One Tragedy


By Chido Onumah It’s almost a week since the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) job recruitment tragedy that claimed the lives of many young Nigerians. At the last count, the number of deaths stood at 20 with scores injured. The death of any Nigerian under the tragic circumstances of March 15 ought to be of grave […]

De-Registration: Okotie Tackles INEC Again

•Rev. Chris Okotie

Taiwo Okanlawon Fresh Democratic Party, FDP, presidential candidate and founder of Household of God Church, Rev. Kris Okotie, has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to obey the rule of law by recognising his party as a legally registered party in accordance with the ruling of a Federal High Court in Abuja. Okotie declared […]

Will Nigeria Disintegrate?


By Chido Onumah Nigeria’s President, Goodluck Jonathan, today, Monday, March 17, 2014, inaugurated the 492-member National Conference whose task is to redefine “the way forward for our nation”. The initial antipathy to the conference, it seems, has given way to cautious optimism. Of course, there are still people who do not see the opportunity this […]

Political Thugs And Elections


By Ignatius Adegoke The great body of critical discourse on the politics of the era seems to have little good to say about those in government, the politicians and their parties. Thus, when years ago a military ruler sought to change the face of the country’s transition chain by decreeing a five-party structure into existence, […]

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