Tag Archives: 2019 Elections

US Imposes Visa Bans On Election Violence Sponsors

Tayo Olanipekun The United States will start to impose visa restrictions on Nigerians found to be responsible for activities capable of undermining democracy in Nigeria. This is in furtherance to a joint statement it issued with the United Kingdom on January 24, 2019 before the general elections in Nigeria, as reported by National Wire. A statement from the Office of …

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Atiku Rejects Election Results, Heads To Court

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has rejected the outcome of the February 23 presidential election. He said the election was not free, fair and that it was full of many irregularities. The former Vice President, therefore, said that he would challenge the outcome in court. Atiku, in a statement he personally signed early Wednesday morning, …

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Elections: Only Returning Officers Can Announce Results, Not Social Media, INEC Warns


The Independent National Electoral Commission in Kebbi State has urged politicians to be wary of social media posts announcing results after voting prior to the official declaration of result by the commission. The Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Alhaji Ahmad Mahmud, gave the advice during an interactive session with stakeholders in Birnin Kebbi on Monday. “Fake news is now …

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2019: Kwara Sets Up Joint Security Task Force 

The Kwara State Government has established a Joint Security Task Force headed by the Nigerian Army to check political violence before, during and after the general elections in the state.  The State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed disclosed this on Monday at Agbaji Quarter in Ilorin when he led other members of the State Security Council to assess the extent of …

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