• Anambra Governorship Election – A Post-Mortem0

    In its bold move to ensure that the two governorship elections in Ekiti and Osun States scheduled for July and September this year respectively are better than previous elections, The Electoral Institute (TEI), the training and research arm of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) organized a Roundtable titled “Anambra Governorship Election: A Post-Mortem and

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  • EU Wants Political Inclusion for Albinos0

    European Union Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Ketil Karlsen, has said that there is a need for more political inclusion and participation of people living with albinism in the electoral processes in the country. Speaking at a media parley in Abuja, on the challenges of Albinism and the EU intervention in Nigeria, Karlsen, noted that a

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  • INEC Sets Up Monitoring Group for Ekiti, Osun Elections0

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has re-constituted its Election Monitoring and Support Centre (EMSC) Committee ahead of the Ekiti and Osun governorship elections. The committee, according to a statement issued on the commission online newspapers, was inaugurated by INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, on Monday in Abuja, to also plan for a successful 2019

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  • National Library Inducted into ‘FOI Hall of Shame’0

    The Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has named the National Library of Nigeria (NLN) this week’s inductee of the “Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame” for its failure to fully implement the FOI Act, 2011. MRA’s Programme Officer, Mr. Idowu Adewale, announced the induction in a statement in Lagos, saying “The National Library, whose vision

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  • IPC Condemns Attack on Bayelsa Blogger0

    The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos-Nigeria has strongly condemned the recent attack on Mr Saint Mienpamo, a blogger who was physically assaulted and abducted by suspected militants in Bayelsa, raising fresh worries about some concerted move to asphyxiate the freedom of speech in the country. According to Sahara Reporters, Mienpamo a former senior special assistant

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  • Hope Rises for More Youth Participation in Politics

    Hope Rises for More Youth Participation in Politics0

    Clamour for more youth inclusiveness in Nigerian politics has reached another milestone with the passage by 25 State Houses of Assembly of the age reduction bill popularly referred to as the ‘Not Too Young to Run Bill’. The bill’ seeks an amendment to the constitution to reduce the age qualification for elective offices; for President

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