41 INEC offices destroyed in 14 states – Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu has disclosed that 41 of its offices have been attacked in 14 states since 2019. Mahmood disclosed this at the emergency meeting of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES), held at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja on Thursday May 27. The Chairman said preliminary […]

Seychelles To Hold Key Elections Today

Most Seychelles voters will cast their ballot Saturday in presidential and parliamentary elections spanning three days across an idyllic archipelago that has been economically hammered by the coronavirus. Polling stations will open at 7:00am (0300 GMT) on Mahe, Praslin and La Digue — the three main islands of Seychelles, home to the majority of its […]

Breaking: INEC Suspends Bye-elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission has announced a postponement of 15 senatorial and state bye-elections earlier planned to hold in 11 states. It said the elections, were affected by the current security challenges in the country. This was contained in a statement by INEC’s spokesperson, Festus Okoye, on Thursday. The statement read in part, ”Accordingly, […]

Edo: APC Rejects Result, Allege Foulplay

The All Progressives Congress in Edo State has rejected the result of Saturday’s gubernatorial election in the state, and alleged foul play. The Chairman of the APC Media Campaign Council, John Mayaki, said “the party rejects the result”, citing alleged “strong-arm tactics”. “Our people were arbitrarily arrested, many of the figures were fabricated,” the statement […]

PDP Commends US Visa Restrictions On Election Riggers In Nigeria

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has lauded the United States for its fresh imposition of visa ban on those undermining Nigeria’s democracy and electoral process. The party gave the commendation in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja on Tuesday. Ologbondiyan urged the U.S. Department of State to include […]

Facebook To Hire Staff To Assist With US Elections

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg on Friday said the social network will launch a drive this weekend to recruit much-needed workers to staff US polling places in the coming election. “We are seeing a massive shortage of poll workers to staff voting stations,” Zuckerberg said in a post on his Facebook page. “Shortages can lead to […]