2019: Uduaghan names who can help APC win election…

Former Governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan, has said that one of the ways the All Progressives Congress, APC, can win the 2019 elections was through prayers and praises to God. According to him, the party can only win by dedicating the electioneering process to God, through praises. Uduaghan, who is the Delta…

No Diaspora or out-of-country voting in 2019 ― INEC…

 THE Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says there will be no Diaspora or Out-of-Country voting for Nigerians in the 2019 general election. INEC gave the clarification in a statement issued by its National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr Festus Okoye, on Thursday in Abuja. Okoye said that INEC attention had been…

2019: PDP reveals where Buhari, INEC ‘plot to rig presidential...

The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organization, PPCO, on Thursday accused President Muhammadu Buhari of plotting to rig the 2019 election “with illegal polling centers from Chad and Niger”. PDP made the allegation while condemning the alleged plot by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and the “Buhari Presidency to create illegal polling centers in…

Electoral Amendment: Is Buhari afraid of a credible election?…

The 2015 election which ushered in the Muhammadu Buhari presidency was adjudged as one of the best elections ever conducted in Nigeria, second only to the annulled June 12, 1993, presidential election. Despite the fact that the turn out for the 2015 election was below expectation, it doesn’t take away the credibility of the election…

2019 Elections: Women should fight for themselves because the men...

Four of the world’s top 10 countries regarding women’s political representation in governance are Rwanda, Seychelles, Senegal and South Africa. Yet, it is distressing that the most populous country on the continent, Nigeria, cannot boast of 35 percent minimum representation for women who account for 50 percent of its electorate. Earlier this year in May,…

Armenia votes in snap polls to cement reform drive…

Armenians voted Sunday in parliamentary elections triggered years ahead of schedule by reformist leader Nikol Pashinyan, who is aiming to cement his political authority in the post-Soviet country. The 43-year-old former journalist became prime minister in May after spearheading weeks of peaceful anti-government rallies that ousted veteran leader Serzh Sarkisian. He has pledged to root…

Bangladesh party says hundreds of supporters held before polls…

Bangladesh’s opposition party Sunday said nearly 2,000 of its supporters have been arrested on trumped-up charges in a crackdown aimed at derailing its campaign just weeks from a general election. The Bangladesh Nationalist Party, which is seeking to unseat Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on December 30, said at least 1,972 party officials and grassroots campaigners…

Togo opposition accuses government of 'brutal' crackdown after two killed...

Togo’s opposition has accused the government of deploying police and soldiers in a brutal crackdown in which two protesters were killed during a rally against upcoming elections. Security forces fired teargas and fought running battles on Saturday with demonstrators in the capital, Lome, and several other cities across the country. Both the government and the…

ECOWAS protocol bars Buhari from signing Electoral Bill, says Ovie...

Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege (Delta Central) said  the ECOWAS Protocol on Democracy and Good Governance forbids  President Muhammadu Buhari from  signing the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill. The All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmaker gave this insight   in a phone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Friday night. Article 2 of the protocol…

South Africa’s Minimum Wage To Begin In January…

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa/ AFP   South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa said Friday that a landmark minimum wage bill to bridge the country’s notorious inequality will become law from January 1 as he eyes elections due in 2019. The bill legislates that the lowest paid workers receive a minimum of 20 rand ($1.42) per…

2019: Group promises Sanwo-Olu 1m votes…

Hon Babajide-Sanwo-olu A campaign group, tagged: ‘I want Sanwo-Olu Campaign Organisation,’ on Thursday promised to deliver no fewer than one million votes, in the coming election, to the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, assuring that it would achieve this based on its numerical strength across the state and beyond….