Category Archives: News

13 Mar
0

INEC, security agencies, CSOs back electoral offences commission

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), security agencies and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), yesterday, backed the establishment of the National Electoral Offences Commission (NEOC). The stakeholders spoke during a public hearing on the bill for the establishment of the commission ...

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13 Mar
0

2019 poll: INEC seeks electoral offences tribunal

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has urged the National Assembly and other stakeholders to expedite action on the bill to establish the National Electoral Offences Commission/Tribunal ahead of the 2019 general elections. The Commission also disclosed that it recorded ...

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09 Mar
0

Not-Too-Young-To-Run: Are We Ready To Run?, By Opeyemi Oriniowo

…we must be frank with ourselves and ask each other what we have to offer that is better than the status quo. What business have we run? What is our track record of public service? Are we responsible in our ...

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09 Mar
0

PRESS STATEMENT ON NOT TOO YOUNG TO RUN NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION ON PRESIDENTIAL ASSENT

The Not Too Young To Run movement is a movement of youth and civil society groups advocating for the reduction of age for running for elective offices to mainstream young men and women in electoral politics. Not Too Young To ...

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07 Mar
0

THE ELECTORAL AMENDMENT BILL 2017 : Withholding assent could mar the 2019 elections

The alarm by the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) that it has in its custody a mountain load of uncollected permanent voter cards (PVCs) aside the increasing incidence of double registration, calls for concern. But coming at a time the nation ...

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07 Mar
0

Fact check on underage voting in Voting

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has absolved the Kano State Independent Electoral Commission from allegations of gross underage voting in the last local government election in the state. Recall that the national chairman of INEC, Mahmood Yakubu, set up ...

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07 Mar
0

Electoral Act: Presidency Intensifies Lobby to Defeat NASS Vote to Override Veto

Two weeks after the transmission of the amended Electoral Act to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent, the presidency has intensified efforts to defeat the plan by the National Assembly to override the anticipated presidential veto of the Act. The lobby ...

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06 Mar
0

N/Assembly sued over elections sequence

A top member of the APC, Chief Anike Nwoga, has filed a suit at the Federal High Court in Enugu challenging the bill passed by the National Assembly which changed the sequence of the 2019 elections. Nwoga, who is the ...

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05 Mar
0

My Not-Too-Young-To-Run story – Maryam Laushi

“Fortune favors the brave”, it is commonly said. This quote aptly describes the journey of what has become a watershed moment in the movement to encourage inclusion and better participation of young people in politics in Nigeria as embodied by ...

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05 Mar
0

Appraising ‘not too young to run’ campaign

MOST people say politics is a dirty game, but the truth of the matter is that, for better or for worse, decisions made by politicians affect our lives. Their decisions could mean there is more money in our bank accounts, ...

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