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INEC highlights framework for voting by IDPs

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has highlighted how Nigerians who have been displaced by conflicts and terrorism would not be disenfranchised. As result of the insurgency in the North-east, farmer/herder crisis and other communal conflicts across states in the country, the national chairman…

INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu signing the memorandum of understanding with NURTW and NARTO

INEC signs MoU with road transport unions to use commercial vehicles for 2019 elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with road transport unions to use commercial vehicles for movement of election personnel and materials on election days in 2019. The unions involved in the agreement are the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Road Transport…

National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, (APC), Adams Oshiomhole (m), addressing State House Correspondents after a meeting with the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari at the State House Abuja on Monday (23/7/18). With him are Spokesperson for President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 Campaign, Festus Keyamo (L) and former member of the House of Representatives from Birnin-Kudu in Jigawa State. Hon. Farouk Aliyu Adamu. 03946/23/7/18/Ismaila Ibrahim/NAN

Oshiomhole denies attacking Aisha Buhari

The chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has denied making any comments against the wife of the president, Aisha Buhari. Mr Oshiomhole's spokesperson, Simon Ebegbulem, made the clarification in a statement on Tuesday in reaction to a rumour on the social media. According to a post seen…

APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomole Photo: DailyPost

Primaries crises show APC is democratic – Oshiomhole

The chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, says the crises the party suffered after its primaries shows it is democratic and the members are free to express themselves. Mr Oshiomhole said this on Monday while receiving the Northeast reconciliation committee led by the Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko…

APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomole Photo: DailyPost

2019: Governors absent as Oshiomhole, NWC meet with APC governoship candidates

Majority of governors of Nigeria's ruling party, APC, were on Thursday absent at a meeting called by the national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, and the party's National Executive Committee. Mr Oshiomhole said 20 new governorship candidates of the party and nine sitting governors were expected at the meeting,…

From left: National Commissioner of INEC, Prof. Anthonia Simbine; Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu; and another National Commissioner, Mrs May Agbamuche-Mbu, during the INEC quarterly consultative meeting with political parties, in Abuja on Wednesday (4/6/18). 03572/4/6/2018/Hogan Bassey/NAN

INEC appoints new secretary

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has appointed Rose Orianran-Anthony as its new secretary. This was made known in a press release by Festus Okoye, the national commissioner and chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, on Thursday. "The Independent National Electoral Commission at its weekly regular meeting held today has…

Withdraw tickets of APC leaders supporting opposition candidates – BMO

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has urged the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to withdraw the ticket of any party leader backing candidates in other political parties for the 2019 election. The BMO said this in a statement signed by its chairman, Niyi Akinsiju, and secretary, Cassidy…

At 10:03am pu 004 ward 8 ileogbo Ayedire local govt has 851 registered voters with one Voting point. The PO complained that the card reader doesn't recognized the finger print of the old men and women and they were asked to wash their hands before coming to vote. There are 11 security personnel present at the polling unit and all voters are on queue inside the sun.

2019: Hate speech, violence, voter inducement early warning signs – YIAGA

Ahead of the 2019 general election, the Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement (YIAGA) has said violence, hate speech, and voter inducement are indicators of looming challenges during the elections. In its pre-election observation report titled, “How prepared is Nigeria for the 2019 elections?” under Watching The Vote (WTV)…

PIC.19. INEC PRESENTS CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION TO FIVE NEW POLITICAL PARTIES IN ABUJA

73 parties to take part in 2019 elections – INEC

A total of 73 of Nigeria's 91 political political parties are set to take part in next year's general elections having submitted details of their candidates to the electoral commission, INEC, before the deadlines, an official has said. The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, said…

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Why we could not air Atiku’s AUN programme live despite receiving payment – NTA

The Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) on Sunday admitted that it received payment to air a live programme of the American University of Nigeria (AUN) but could not do so. The state broadcaster, however, said its failure not to air the programme as agreed was due to technical issues and not…

Dignitaries at Former President, Goodluck Jonathan Book Launch

Jonathan’s book, 2019 campaigns flag off, others top politics last week

As the 2019 general elections draw closer, campaigns for the presidential and National Assembly polls formally started last Sunday, in accordance with the timetable set by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). President Muhammad Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All progressives Congress (APC), and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples…

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Senate probe of Kwara by-election ‘abuse of power’ — APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has condemned moves by the senate to investigate the situation surrounding the recent Kwara State by-election. The party, in a statement on Friday by its publicity secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu said this is an abuse of power, as the senate is nott an election tribunal. The…

Campaign posters of President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo.

2019: INEC cautions parties not to violate campaign laws

As the 2019 general election draws near and campaigns kick off for the presidential and National Assembly elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has asked parties to stick to the electoral laws in their campaigns. The chairman of the commission, Mahmood Yakubu, said this on Wednesday during a meeting…

APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole

Saraki will be retired politically in 2019 – Oshiomhole

THe national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has said the party's victory in the Kwara bye-election shows that Senate President Bukola Saraki has lost his political hold on the state. The official made this known while addressing journalists Monday night at the party's national secretariat in…

From left: Chairman, APC Convention Committee /Governor of Jigawa Badaru Abubakar; Gov Yahaya Bello of Kogi State; Newly elected APC National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole; Newly elected National Secretary of the party, Alhaji Mai Mala Buni and President Muhammadu Buhari during the closing ceremony of the party’s 2018 National Convention at the Eagles Square Abuja on Sunday (24/6/18)

Ajimobi, Ganduje, Aregbesola, others lead APC reconciliation committees

Nigeria's governing party, APC, has set up six committees to resolve the crises from its primaries across the country. The APC primaries across several states have been controversial leading to calls for the resignation or removal of the party chairman, Adams Oshiomhole. Mr Oshiomhole has, however, refused such calls, saying…

APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomole Photo: Oriental Times

APC members being harassed, kidnapped, killed in PDP states – Oshiomhole

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is intimidating its members across its controlled states. The national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, made this known while speaking to journalists at the party secretariat Monday night. This allegation is coming a few hours after the Akwa Ibom State…

National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, (APC), Adams Oshiomhole (m), addressing State House Correspondents after a meeting with the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari at the State House Abuja on Monday (23/7/18). With him are Spokesperson for President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 Campaign, Festus Keyamo (L) and former member of the House of Representatives from Birnin-Kudu in Jigawa State. Hon. Farouk Aliyu Adamu. 03946/23/7/18/Ismaila Ibrahim/NAN

APC To Aggrieved Members: Withdraw court cases or be sanctioned

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has criticised members who go to court to seek redress rather than explore the party's internal mechanisms saying they will be sanctioned. This is coming amidst several cases in court over the controversies surrounding the party's primaries. Members of the party in some states like…

Shehu Gabam, National Secretary, SDP

SDP affirms Bello as governorship candidate in Adamawa

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) has said Umaru Fintiri is not its governorship candidate for Adamawa State but Emma Bello. This clarification is coming following rumours that Mr Fintiri, a former acting governor was a consensus candidate of the party. The party in a statement on Friday by its national…

Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu showing a specimen ballot paper for Ekiti governorship election during the INEC quarterly consultative meeting with political parties, in Abuja on Wednesday (4/6/18). 03573/4/6/2018/Hogan Bassey/NAN

Controversy as substitution of Presidential, National Assembly candidates ends

As 2019 general election approaches, the deadline for the withdrawal or replacement of candidates for the presidential and National Assembly positions by parties elapses on Saturday, November 17. According to the timetable of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the last day for the substitution is just a day before…

APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomole Photo: DailyPost

APC Crises: Ruling party spokespersons disagree on Oshiomhole’s role

Two spokespersons of Nigeria's ruling party on Thursday expressed divergent views on who is responsible for the crises rocking the party. The APC has been in crisis since it held primaries across the country to elect candidates for the 2019 elections. Following the primaries of the APC, governors of states…

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SDP gets one House of Reps member, says more expected

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) says Ahmed Abu, the member of the House of Representatives for Mokwa/Edati/Lavun in Niger State, has joined its fold. Spokesperson of the party, Alfa Mohammed, in a statement he made available to journalists on Thursday, said SDP was expecting more federal lawmakers to join it…

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar.

2019: APC frowns at South-east leaders ‘endorsement’ of Atiku

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the endorsement of the Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar's candidacy by somr South-east leaders is an insult to the Igbo people. Its spokesperson, Lanre Issa-Onilu, in a message Tuesday night said the APC considers Mr Abubakar and the PDP "as people…

APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomole Photo: Oriental Times

Oshiomhole to Saraki: Provide evidence I was bribed or I sue

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has asked Senate President Bukola Saraki to provide evidence he (Oshiomhole) was bribed or be taken to court. The chairman made this known in a statement by his chief press secretary, Simon Ebegbulem, in the early hours of Thursday.…

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2019: APC declares support for fight against fake news

Ninety-four days to the general elections, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has declared support for the fight against fake news in Nigeria. The party made this known in a statement on Wednesday by Lanre Issa-Onilu, its National Publicity Secretary. With the rise in the dissemination of fake news, media practitioners,…

Shehu Gabam, National Secretary, SDP

2019: SDP expresses doubt over INEC’s preparedness for general elections

With about four months to the 2019 general elections, the Social Democratic Party (SDP) has expressed doubts in the preparedness of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct free and fair elections. The National Secretary of the party, Shehu Gabam, stated the fears to a team of PREMIUM TIMES…