• INEC denies complicity in production of fake result sheets in Rivers

    INEC denies complicity in production of fake result sheets in Rivers

    It was gathered that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday denied complicity in the alleged printing election Result Sheets in Rivers State.

    The commission in a statement by its secretary, Mrs. Augusta C. Ogakwu, said the grave allegation of complicity in this illegality is of great concern to the Commission, stressing that it is liaising with the Security Agencies, particularly the Police, to unravel the circumstances surrounding the fraudulent activity.

    This comes as a pro-democracy group, Alliance in Defence of […]

  • Police under pressure to drop charges against printers of fake INEC result sheet – Wike

    Police under pressure to drop charges against printers of fake INEC result sheet – Wike

    It was gathered that the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has alleged that the Police were already under severe pressure to drop charges against those already in its custody in connection with the printing of fake results sheets of the Independent National Electoral Commission.

    Wike said this against the backdrop of the arrest of four persons by the police in connection with the printing of the INEC result sheet by the police on Saturday.

    The Police on Saturday raided the printing press […]

  • I‘ll ‘totally accept’ US election result ‘if I win’ – Donald Trump

    I‘ll ‘totally accept’ US election result ‘if I win’ – Donald Trump

    Donald Trump has said he will “totally accept” the result of the US presidential election “if I win”.

    The Republican candidate has now admitted he will accept a clear result next month, but he would also reserve the right to file a legal challenge if he felt it was “questionable”.

    Speaking at a rally in in Delaware, Ohio, he said: “I would like to promise and pledge to all of my voters and supports and to all of the people of the […]

  • Extending validity of JAMB result to 3 years dangerous – Don

    Extending validity of JAMB result to 3 years dangerous – Don

    Dr Oluyombo Onafowokan, an Associate Professor, said on Saturday that the directive by the Senate that JAMB should extend the validity of its results to three years will have negative effect on the nation’s standard of education.

    Onafowokan, a Senior Lecturer, School of Management & Social Sciences, Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos, made the observation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Sango-Ota, Ogun.

    He explained that such policy would make students lackadaisical and unserious.

    According to him, the directive by […]

  • MAPOLY suspends, demotes six lecturers over alleged result manipulation

    MAPOLY suspends, demotes six lecturers over alleged result manipulation

    It was gathered that the authorities of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Ogun State, have suspended six lecturers of the institution, including a Director and Head of Department, over their alleged involvement in result manipulation and gross misconduct.

    The affected lecturers were also demoted and barred from any position of authority/responsibility for the next five years with effect from September 27, 2016.

    They include the Director of the School of Business and Management Studies, Mr. Mukaila Ademuyiwa; Mr Mutair Ajayi, Head, Department of […]

  • Refusal to sign result sheet does not invalidate Edo election – INEC

    Refusal to sign result sheet does not invalidate Edo election – INEC

    According to reports, the Independent National Electoral Commission on Thursday said that the refusal of some political party agents to sign the Edo governorship election result sheet did not invalidate the poll.

    INEC National Commissioner in Charge of Publicity, Prince Solomon Soyebi, stated this in an interview with newsmen on Thursday in Benin.

    Soyebi said that the validity of an election was stipulated in the Electoral Act and Election Guidelines.

    He said that the concluded Edo election was in line with the Electoral […]

  • Edo election: INEC reacts to refusal of PDP agents to sign results

    Edo election: INEC reacts to refusal of PDP agents to sign results

    The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has stated that the refusal of some political party agents to sign the Edo governorship election result sheet did not invalidate the poll.

    INEC National Commissioner in Charge of Publicity, Prince Solomon Soyebi, stated this in an interview with newsmen on Thursday in Benin.

    Soyebi said that the procedure for the validity of an election was stipulated in the Electoral Act and Election Guidelines.

    “The refusal of any party agents to sign the result sheet does not […]

  • Edo Election: Sheriff not in support of PDP’s rejection of result

    Edo Election: Sheriff not in support of PDP’s rejection of result

    Disputed National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff, said he did not support Thursday’s rejection of the yet-to-be-declared result of Wednesday’s governorship election in Edo.

    He said that the rejection of the result ahead of its declaration by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was pre-emptive.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that PDP in Edo, at a news conference in Benin, announced its rejection of the result of the governorship poll.

    Chairman of the party in the […]

  • Edo Election: PDP, Ize-Iyamu reject governorship election results

    Edo Election: PDP, Ize-Iyamu reject governorship election results

    The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has rejected the results of the Edo governorship election held on Wednesday, ahead of the announcement of the outcome.

    The party had warned INEC that it would not accept any result different from what was announced at the various polling units in the state.

    The PDP rejected the results in a press conference addressed by its Chairman in the state, Mr Dan Orbih, on Thursday in Benin.

    The press conference was also attended the party’s governorship candidate in […]

  • Why three-year validity for UTME result is yet to stay – JAMB explains

    Why three-year validity for UTME result is yet to stay – JAMB explains

    Nearly one year after the Senate moved to get the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), to begin the process of extending the validity of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) result to three years, nothing has happened along this line.

    In fact, JAMB says it is yet to be communicated to by either the National Assembly, or any other organ of government, regarding the issue, which many parents and guardians are passionate about.

    Last November, the issue dominated talks following a […]

  • My father died as a result of military assault – Tompolo

    My father died as a result of military assault – Tompolo

    Former militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo better known as Tompolo, has accused the military of culpability in the death of his father.

    His father reportedly died at Liliy Clinic, Warri, Delta State, in the wee hours of yesterday.

    Confirming the death of the 84-year-old man, Paul Bebenibo, Tompolo’s spokesman, blamed it on military assault.

    “He died in the early hours of today as a result of the military assault on him on at his hometown in Kurutie on May 28,” Bebenibo said.

    In July, Tompolo […]