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 […]

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

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]


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 […]


Commonwealth Observers Share Initial Findings On Nigerian Elections

The Commonwealth Group observing Nigeria’s general election has concluded that despite difficulties faced during the vote, “for the most part, Nigerians had the opportunity to express their will and exercise their franchise.” In its Interim Statement released today, the Group called on political parties to reject violence, while also commending the people of Nigeria for […]

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IPC Condemns Attacks On Journalists During Elections

The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos has expressed strong concern over reported incidents of attacks on journalists and other media professionals during the Presidential and Senatorial elections held of Saturday February 23, 2019. Information gathered by IPC’s media and election situation room revealed that not less than five journalists and media professionals faced one form […]

Vote Buying, Void Votes As APC, PDP Square Up In Ibeju-Lekki

Tayo Olanipekun Evidence of vote buying and large quantity of void votes featured in some polling units during today’s Presidential  and National Assembly elections at the Ibeju-Lekki Local Government Area of Lagos State as the two leading parties in the state go neck and neck. As various party agents tried to outsmart opponents in canvassing […]

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Full Texts of INEC Chairman’s Speech On Postponement Of The Elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) met on Friday 15th of February 2019 and reviewed its preparations for the 2019 general elections scheduled for Saturday 16 February 2019 and Saturday 2nd March 2019. Following a careful review of the implementation of its logistics and operational plan on the determination and operational plan to conduct free, […]