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A political group, Centre for Democracy and Development has advised that the Independent National Electoral Commission should extend the voting period in order to enable all who want to do so to cast their ballot. The organisation said that although its observers’ data showed the unavailability of one Bimodal Voter Accreditation System device in 98.8 […]

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has expressed disappointment over the inability of the INEC BVAS machines to function properly, saying it shows that the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC is not fully prepared for the elections, despite its claims. The Governor, after several attempts and delays at his polling unit, finally cast his vote at […]

Former Governor and APC Senatorial Candidate for Akwa Ibom State North -West, Godswill Akpabio has cast his vote for the presidential and National Assembly elections at his polling unit; 009, Ukana West, Ward 2, Essien udim LGA. Akpabio who cued with other voters to cast his vote, lauds the use of BVAS in the election, […]

The Presidential and National Assembly elections in Nasarawa state was peaceful with massive turnout of voters across the 13 local government areas of the state. Voters came out as early as 7 am, the arrival of INEC officials and election Materials to commence the exercise was a bit late at some places visited The Independent […]

Inspector-General of Police IG Alkali Baba Usman has ordered restriction of movement beginning from 12 pm to 6 pm on election days. The restriction order covers all forms of  vehicular movement on roads, waterways, and other forms of transportation. The restriction does not affect all workers that will be rendering essential services on election days, […]

The National Youth Council of Nigeria, NYCN has petitioned the Senate over the planned screening, Murtala Aliyu Kankia, Katsina State, North West Representative for the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) as forwarded to it by President Muhammadu Buhari. In the petition dated February 10th, 2023, addressed to the Chairman, Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and […]

The Independent National Electoral Commission chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said that the election will not hold in 240 polling units across 28 states and the Federal Capital Territory. The INEC Chairman stated that no voters indicated interest to transfer to those units during the last Continuous Voter Registration due to insecurity, hence the total polling […]

The federal government has directed the closure of universities across the country for three weeks for the conduct of the coming elections. The National Universities Commission (NUC) broke the news in a letter addressed to vice-chancellors and directors of inter-university centres. The order is to allow the over 3.8 million registered voters, accounting for 40.8 […]

The Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, has seized over 6,000 national identity and voter cards from migrants in 21 border states. The Acting Comptroller-General of the NIS, Isa Idris Jere disclosed this at a retreat with Zonal Coordinators and all Command Comptrollers at the service headquarters in Abuja. Jere said 3,823 identity cards and 2,393 voter […]

One person has been confirmed dead after a fully loaded 40ft container truck experienced brake failure and crushed vehicles on Kara Bridge on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Thursday. In a press statement by the director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment, Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA), Taofiq Adebayo, said the truck lost its brakes and crushed […]

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