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Oyo Assembly Gets New Clerk

The Oyo State House of Assembly on Thursday got a new Clerk, in person of Ms Felicia Oyediran. The Speaker of the House, Mr Olagunju Ojo, administered the oath of office on Oyediran, during a brief ceremony in Ibadan. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the new clerk emerged following the retirement of the former Clerk, Mr Paul Bankole. ... Read More »

INEC Reacts To US’ Poor Assessment Of Nigeria’s 2019 Polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has reacted to the negative assessment of the 2019 general elections by the United States, saying that there could never be any perfect election anywhere in the world. The United States had said it is disappointed by the low voter turnout and reports of voter intimidation, vote -buying, interference by security forces and violence ... Read More »

Saraki Is The Biggest Loser In 2019 Elections, Says BMO

The Buhari Media Organisation has said Senate President Bukola Saraki is the biggest loser in the 2019 general elections because he has lost so much in the power equation and is fast on his way to political extinction. The Pro-Buhari group described Saraki as a perennial political schemer who had suddenly lost relevance and therefore frustrated. In a statement signed ... Read More »

Sanwo-Olu, Hamzat, Lawmakers-elect To Receive Certificates of Return March 27

The Independent National Electoral Commission, Lagos State, said it will on March 27 present Certificates of Return to the Lagos State Governor-elect, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his Deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamzat. Mr Sam Olumekun, the Resident Electoral Commissioner, said on Thursday that the lawmakers-elect of the Lagos State House of Assembly would also be given Certificates of Return the same ... Read More »

I’ll Reclaim My Mandate, Atiku Vows

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has vowed to reclaim his stolen mandatae. This is coming as the Senate President and Director General of the PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has said President Muhammadu Buhari’s “purported victory” in the February 23 presidential election would be short-lived. The PDP presidential candidate, who spoke in ... Read More »

Princewill Asks INEC To Cancel Rivers Gov Poll, Apologise

The Director, Strategic Communications of Tonye Cole Campaign Organisation, Tonye Princewill, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission to cancel the governorship election in Rivers State and start the process afresh. In the alternative, he said pending the resolution of all legal matters, the commission could announce the results so far collated per local government area, up to the ... Read More »

I’m Not Meddling In Kano Elections – Tinubu

All Progressives Congress National Leader, Sen. Bola Tinubu, on Wednesday refuted rumours going round that he was in Kano and meddling in the state’s rescheduled elections. Tinubu in a statement said he had not been in Kano at any point during the conduct of the elections. A copy of the statement was made available to newsmen in Lagos by Tinubu’s Media ... Read More »

Elections: Buratai Avoids Questions On Military’s Interference

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Tuesday refused to speak on the militarisation of the 2019 polls, particularly the alleged interference by the Nigerian Army in elections in some states. Excessive force was said to have been used by the army in some states, including Rivers, during the presidential/National Assembly polls and the governorship/State Houses of ... Read More »

INEC’s Server Shows We Beat Buhari With 1.6m Votes – Atiku

Some details of the petition filed on Monday by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate in the February 23 election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to challenge the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressives Congress, emerged on Tuesday. The petition, which sought to rely on 50 sets of documents, was filed before the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal ... Read More »