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31 Jan
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Why INEC needs a Youth Strategy

Inclusive participation in the electoral process is essential for measuring the quality of elections. An inclusive electoral process is an indicator of a country’s democratic development. Election management bodies must ensure the principles of inclusion and representation are guaranteed in ...

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30 Jan
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PRESS STATEMENT ON THE REVIEW OF THE 2018 APPROPRIATION BILL FROM A YOUTH PERSPECTIVE

Introduction In line with constitutional stipulations and governance practice, President Muhammadu Buhari submitted a budget proposal of N8.612 trillion to the National Assembly on November 7, 2017 as 2018 Appropriation bill. The budget tagged Budget of Consolidation is expected to ...

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30 Jan
0

Political parties too many, may cause problems in 2019 –INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission says the growing number of political parties may pose challenges for the commission in the 2019 general elections. The Chief Technical Adviser to the INEC Chairman, Prof. Bolade Eyinla, said this in Abuja on Monday ...

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29 Jan
0

Major highlights of Electoral Act amended by Senate

The Senate recently passed the Electoral Act No. 6 2010 (Amendment) Bill 2017 into law. The passage of this Bill in the Senate is a bold, innovative and common sense step on Electoral Reforms designed to guarantee free, fair and ...

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29 Jan
0

INEC May Head to Supreme Court to Determine Election Sequence

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is considering heading to the Supreme Court for determination of its powers to fix the date for general elections, following fears that the National Assembly would change the order of general elections. Changing the ...

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26 Jan
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Overcoming vote buying

One major slur on elections and indeed the democratic process in Nigeria is the practice of vote buying. It has become a recurring decimal in the nation’s elections, to the chagrin of right-thinking Nigerians and the international community. And not ...

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25 Jan
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2019: Saraki constitutes conference committee on Electoral Act amendment

Senate President Bukola Saraki has announced a six-man committee of senators to harmonise the Senate’s version of the amended Electoral Act with that passed by the House of Representatives. The Senate’s conference committee has the Chairman of the Senate Committee ...

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25 Jan
0

Voter Registration to End Early December, Says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) will be temporarily suspended in the second week of December to allow for the conduct of the general election starting on February 19, 2019. In a ...

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25 Jan
0

EFCC arrests former SGF, Babachir Lawal

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, says it has arrested the former Secretary to Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal. Mr. Lawal was arrested Wednesday, Channels Television reported. Mr. Lawal was recently sacked after he was indicted by a ...

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25 Jan
0

Why there was no provision for 2019 elections in 2018 budget – INEC

Delay in the passage of the Electoral Act prevented the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, from including the budget of 2019 elections in the 2018 appropriation, Mahmood Yakubu, the chairman of the commission has said. Mr. Yakubu said until legislative ...

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