INEC to resume voter registration on June 28

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday said it had concluded arrangements to resume Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) on Monday, June 28. The commission’s chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this at their meeting in Abuja with the Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) for the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Yakubu explained the […]

Ahead of 2023 general elections: INEC creates 1,235 new polling units in Imo

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has, created a total of 1,235 new polling units in Imo State. Announcing this development in Owerri, the state Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, Professor Francis Ezeonu, explained that the new units emerged from the 3,523 existing polling units, based on a national threshold of 500-750. His words: “In Imo […]

It is Impossible To Manipulate Election Results In A/Ibom – Igini

The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Akwa Ibom State, Mike Igini, had said that it is impossible for anyone to manipulate election results under his watch. This comes on the back of the judgement of an Akwa Ibom State High Court, sentencing Prof. Peter Ogban to three years imprisonment for electoral malpractice. The University of Calabar […]

Biden Set To Run For Second Term In 2024

US President Joe Biden said Thursday his “expectation” is to run for reelection in 2024, an apparent effort to douse speculation that the oldest person to assume the office will step down after a single term. “My plan is to run for reelection. That’s my expectation,” Biden, 78, told reporters when asked about his political future. When pressed […]

Congo Re-elect Nguesso As President After 36-Year Term

The Republic of Congo’s veteran president, Denis Sassou Nguesso, has been re-elected with 88.57 percent of the vote, according to provisional results released Tuesday. Sassou Nguesso, 77, has been in power for an accumulated 36 years, first taking the helm of the central African state in 1979. His landslide first-round victory, announced by the interior […]

Trump Set To Return To Politics

Donald Trump returns to the political stage Sunday, determined to reassert his dominance over a Republican Party that is out of power and pondering whether the flawed former president can win again in 2024. The 74-year-old addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando in a highly-anticipated keynote speech during which he is expected to […]

Trump Set For First Speech Since Election Defeat

Former US President Donald Trump will give a speech later this month to a gathering of political conservatives in Orlando, Florida, a source familiar with the plans said Saturday, his first extended public address since leaving the White House on January 20. The appearance is scheduled for Sunday, February 28 at the Conservative Political Action […]

Mounting Security Threats Force Washington To Shutdown

The center of Washington was on lockdown Thursday as more than 20,000 armed National Guard troops were being mobilized due to security concerns ahead of the presidential inauguration of Joe Biden. Washington Police Chief Robert Contee said the US capital was facing “a major security threat”, one week after supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump […]

Trump Withdraws US Troops From Somalia

President Donald Trump has ordered the removal of most US military and security personnel from Somalia, where they have been conducting operations against the Al-Shabaab militant group, the Pentagon said Friday. After ordering major troop reductions in Iraq and Afghanistan recently, Trump’s new move reflects his drive to disengage US forces from what he calls […]

Barcelona To Elect New President January 24

Barcelona will hold elections for a new president on January 24, the club said on Monday, following former chief Josep Maria Bartomeu’s resignation early this year. Bartomeu stepped down in August after the Catalan giants had been unsettled by a transfer request from their star player Lionel Messi. One of the front runners Joan Laporta, […]