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IGP Imposes Movement Restrictions in 26 States Ahead of Elections

As Nigerians brace for rerun and by-elections in 26 states tomorrow, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, has mandated a strict prohibition of vehicular movement from 12.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. on Election Day. The restriction applies to all forms of transportation in states where polls will occur, except for essential services. Essential personnel permitted to move during …

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Bayelsa, Imo, Kogi Polls: MRA Calls For Journalists’ Protection During Off-Cycle Elections

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today called on Federal and State Governments as well as law enforcement and security agencies to take adequate measures to protect journalists and other media workers during this weekend’s off-cycle elections in Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi States, saying their role in providing information about the electoral process is critical in ensuring free, fair and transparent elections. …

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IPC Holds Stakeholders’ Roundtable On Role Of Media In Deepening Democratic Accountability


… presents presidential campaign promises, launches media and election App A total of 80 delegates will converge for a day engagement on Tuesday, June 20, 2023, to delve into the role of the media in deepening democratic governance in Nigeria, a statement from the International Press Centre (IPC) has said. The release signed by Olutoyin Ayoade, IPC’s Communications Officer on …

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The Elections Of February 25

Mary Beth Leonard The people of Nigeria demonstrated their dedication to democracy on February 25, but there are many angry and frustrated Nigerians as well as many who are celebrating victories they believe were hard-fought and well-earned. In the coming days, it will be important for the future of this country that Nigerians not let their differences divide them, and …

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Lagos NUJ Elections: An Appeal For Peace


The committee of leaders and elders in the Lagos State Council of the Nigerian Union of Journalists welcomes the fact that the postponed elections into the state Exco would now hold on Thursday November 5, 2020. We have been highly concerned about the heated atmosphere in the countdown to the elections and on at least one occasion we held a …

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Journalists, Other Media Practitioners Should Be Safety Conscious As Edo Decides-Arogundade

International Press Centre

The Executive Director of the International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos, Nigeria, Mr. Lanre Arogundade has advised journalists and other media professionals to proactively balance eagerness for news with safety consciousness as they cover the governorship election in Edo State on Saturday. Arogundade who advised journalists not to forget about ensuring their personal safety during the governorship election also enjoined journalists …

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INEC Staffers Not Partisan-Commission


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has stated that its members of staff are not partisan. In a release made available to National Wire and signed by INEC’s  National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye Esq, the electoral body said it conducted general elections in 2019 to fill 1,558 positions. Judging the election to be well …

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List Of Nigeria’s Newly Elected Senators 2019

On 23rd February 2019, general election was held across Nigeria to elect the President, members of the National Assembly. The election was earlier scheduled for 16th February but the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) postponed the polls by a week at 03:00 on the original polling day, citing logistical challenges in getting electoral materials to polling stations on time. In …

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Oby Ezekwesili Scores 7,223 Without Contesting


Despite her pulling out of the presidential election held 23rd February across Nigeria, candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili polled a total of 7,223 votes. Ezekwesili, former Minister of Education was the candidate of the ACPN but pulled out of the rce shorly before the election. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Wednesday morning …

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