• Mimiko raises alarm over perceived electoral misconduct in Ondo polls

    Mimiko raises alarm over perceived electoral misconduct in Ondo polls

    Governor Olusegun Mimiko, Ondo state governor yesterday, raised the alarm over an alleged plot by collation officers to rig the election in favour of a particular candidate, warning against any act that could jeopardize the process.

    Mimiko said: “I want to warn without any equivocation all those collation officers that are assigned to do this devilish and demonic assignment to desist from any act that could engender a combustible environment. And I hope they won’t be consumed by it.  The people […]

  • Ondo polls: FRSC to restrict inter-state travel tomorrow

    Ondo polls: FRSC to restrict inter-state travel tomorrow

    Mr Umoru Abdullahi, FRSC Unit Commander in Ore, Ondo State, has told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that it will restrict inter-state traffic during Saturday’s Governorship Election in Ondo State, adding that the restriction would start from 8:00 am and end at 2:00 pm.

    The FRSC also advised motorists, especially those plying Ore-Benin expressway, to find alternative routes to their destinations.

    “As we all know that the governorship election is holding in Ondo tomorrow, we advise motorists, especially on Ore-Benin expressway, […]

  • Rivers: Federal and state legislative polls will hold Dec 10 – INEC

    Rivers: Federal and state legislative polls will hold Dec 10 – INEC

    Pending Federal and State legislative elections in Rivers State will hold on December 10 as scheduled by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

    INEC’s director, Voter Education and Publicity, Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, stated this yesterday while dispelling a report that the elections have been suspended again.

    Osaze-Uzzi, who described the report as misleading disassociated himself from it saying “the Rivers election will hold as scheduled on December 10.”

    Recall that INEC had two weeks ago fixed the conduct of pending elections into Rivers and […]

  • INEC, security agencies deploy 22, 603 personnel for polls

    INEC, security agencies deploy 22, 603 personnel for polls

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in collaboration with the Nigeria Police, is to deploy 22,603 personnel for the polls in Edo.

    This is coming as part of the efforts by the authorities to ensure adequate logistics and other security arrangements.

    The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Chris Ezike, disclosed this yesterday at an Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security held at the INEC’s headquarters, Abuja.

    He said the deployment was outside the several officers and men to be contributed by other security […]

  • Nobody influenced Buhari’s success at polls – Obasanjo

    Nobody influenced Buhari’s success at polls – Obasanjo

    Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Tuesday said nobody should claim the glory of President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory in last year presidential election.

    Obasanjo also dismissed reports that he and few other persons brought President Buhari to power, saying “I never made such claims.”

    The ex-President spoke during a visit to the Taraba State Governor, Darius Dickson Ishaku, at the State House in Jalingo.

    He said the emergence of Buhari as President was an overwhelming decision of Nigerians as demonstrated at the polls.

    “It is […]