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Why direct primary law would retard democracy

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Imagine what happens when you chaperon a toddler arriving in the city (after a long spell growing up in the countryside), into a sweetshop,...

2023: Ihedioha overheating Imo, violating Electoral Act, group alleges

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One week after ex-Governor Emeka Ihedioha reportedly declared his intention to seek re-election as Imo State Governor come 2023, traditional leaders and political stakeholders...

The storm, party rebels and the Electoral Bill, By Azu Ishiekwene

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Last week, the country was engulfed in a mutiny across party lines. After members of the National Assembly surreptitiously inserted a provision in the...

APC Govs kick against direct primary

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All Progressives Congress (APC) Governors have kicked against the adoption of direct primary for the election of political party flag bearers by the National...

INEC Suspends Collation Of Results For Anambra Governorship Election

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended the collation of results for the Anambra State governorship election. INEC’s Chief Returning Officer for the election,...

Anambra: INEC Declares Guber Poll Inconclusive, Election To Hold Tuesday

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The collation of results of the Anambra state governorship elections and the declaration of the winning candidate as been suspended by the Independent National...

Jega, the Electoral Act and 2023; By Dakuku Peterside

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  Recently Prof Attahiru Jega, former INEC chairman, shared his thoughts on the amended Electoral Act that is yet to be signed into law. His...

Anambra: Court fixes judgment for Dec 20 in suit against Andy...

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A Federal High Court in Abuja has scheduled judgment for December 20 in a suit challenging the validity of the governorship primary held by...

Senate approves only direct primaries for parties

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The Senate has approved an amendment to the Electoral Act, which provides that political parties would henceforth use only the direct mode of primaries...

INEC Free to Transmit Election Results Electronically – Senate

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The Senate has now given approval for election results to be transmitted electronically. The Senate made the resolution on Tuesday saying that the Independent National...

Abaribe under fire over media interview

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Senator representing Abia-South Senatorial District on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party in the Senate, Enyinnaya Abaribe, has earned his colleagues’ criticisms over an...

INEC can follow Kaduna example on e-voting

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Electronic voting is still a tall order in Nigeria. Ahead of 2023 general elections, there is no consensus on the deployment of technology. Although...

Lawan refers EFCC, other nominees to committees for screening

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President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has forwarded Nigeria’s President Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.)’s nominees into the board of the Economic and Financial...

Senate constitutes conference committee on Electoral Act

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Senate President Ahmad Lawan has named a seven-member Conference Committee of the Senate to join their counterparts in the House of Representatives to harmonise...

Nigerians didn’t elect executive, legislature to fight each other – Presidency

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The Presidency has said the executive and legislative arms of government are not supposed to have differences but to work together for the common...

Electronic transmission of results: The joke is on NASS, INEC, not...

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In the heat of the debate over Electoral Act Amendment Bill and the propriety and workability of electronic transmission of result, the House of...

PDP govs, APC clash, forum carpets FG over killings, massive rigging...

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The Peoples Democratic Party Governors’ Forum and the All Progressives Congress on Monday berated each other over killings and other forms of insecurity in...

PDP kicks as Shehu says Nigerians won’t abandon Buhari

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The Presidency has told the People Democratic Party and other opposition parties to shelve their 2023 ambitions because the vast majority of Nigerians esteem...

Reps approve card reader, bar INEC from using other devices

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More facts on Sunday emerged about the amendments to the Electoral Act passed by the House of Representatives. The House approved the use of smart...

Ward Congress: APC releases timetable, Guidelines

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has released approved schedule of activities and guidelines for conduct of its nationwide ward congresses scheduled for Saturday, July...