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UN, EU Other Int’l election observers urge Nigerians to remain calm amidst postponement of general elections

Heads of International election observers mission and United Nations Office in Nigeria have expressed displeasure in the sudden change of the general elections date by Independent National Electoral Commissions. The General election which was formerly scheduled for last Saturday, 16th has been postponed to Saturday 23rd February, 2019. In a joint statement signed and released on 16th February by the ...

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GUILD OF PROFESSIONAL BLOGGERS OF NIGERIA CONDEMNS INEC’S POSTPONEMENT OF ELECTIONS

Nigeria’s bloggers’ umbrella body; The Guild Of Professional Bloggers Of Nigeria (GPBN) has condemned the Independent Electoral Commission of Nigeria (INEC) for postponing the Presidential election scheduled for Saturday 16th February 2019. GPBN in a press statement signed by it’s National Secretary Mr Femi Adeoya on behalf of the Association, said the postponement of the election few hours before its ...

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Nigeria is still amongst the top corrupt nations – Transparency Int’l

Nigeria is still perceived as a country deep in corruption without clear policies to address the menace, according to Transparency International. President Buhari The anti-corruption agency released its 2018 Corruptions Perceptions Index, CPI, yesterday, explaining that Nigeria has “neither improved nor progressed in the perception of corruption in the public administration in 2018.” It stated that  “Nigeria scored 27 out of ...

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Dogara warns over non-assent to Electoral Act Amendment Bill

HOUSE of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara yesterday expressed regrets over the non-assent to the Electoral Act, 2007 Amendment Bill 2018 by President Muhammadu Buhari. This is as the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) caucus yesterday lost Michael Adeniyi, a member from Okitipupa/Irele Federal constituency to the All progressives Congress (APC). He said presidential refusal would deny Nigerians the benefits of the ...

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Understanding the rules of Hassle free Online Payments

ONE of the fallout of the cashless policy and rapid deployment of electronic payment channels is online payment. Online payment is the use of internet based platforms to pay for goods and services. According to the Nigeria Interbank Settlement System (NIBSS), Nigerians made 33.43 million transactions worth N183.07 billion via the internet from January to September this year. Internet money ...

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2019: Buhari’s veto on Electoral Act bad signal for electoral process-TMG

THE Transition Monitoring Group,TMG, a coalition of civil society organisations in Nigeria working on electoral issues, has expressed concerns over the refusal of assent by President, Muhammadu Buhari to the Electoral Amendment Bill. The group, in a statement, signed by its chairperson, Dr. Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, and released to the media through its Head of Secretariat,Sola Babalola,warned that “this is capable ...

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#16DaysofActivism: CSOs seek ways to eliminate violence against women in Elections!

As 2019 elections draw near in Nigeria, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) , local and international development partners are collaboratively working toward ensuring that effective and efficient security apparatus are put in place to properly shield women – electorates and aspirants from electoral violence across the country. Speaking at a CSOs’ Dialogue organized by Women International League for Peace and Freedom ...

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