Former president Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday said picking a running mate in the 1999 presidential election was a mistake. He made the comment while speaking in Abeokuta at a leadership and entrpreneurship mentoring session with selected school students. Obasanjo, who won the 1999 and 2003 presidential elections, ran alongside Atiku Abubakar. Mr...
  A civil rights organization. Center for Reform and Public Advocacy, has given the Inspector-General of Police a 48- hour ultimatum within which he should arrest and initiate criminal prosecution against the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, for allegedly supplying false academic qualifications to secure the...
  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will not end the continuous voter registration (CVR) on June 30, 2022. Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, disclosed this on Saturday during the Youth Vote Count concert at the Old Parade Ground, Abuja. INEC had earlier fixed June 30 as the deadline for the...
  The National Assembly has hailed the verdict of the Supreme Court on the suit filed by  President Mohammadu Buhari and the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, SAN, seeking to void the provision of Section 84 (12) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2022. A seven-member panel of the Supreme...
  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday listed the conditions for political parties to substitute candidates whose names have been forwarded to the commission. For the electoral umpire, the law does not give any political party the right to replace a validly nominated candidate as it is the prerogative...
  The presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has told the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that he didn’t attend primary and secondary schools. In a report by Peoples Gazette, the former Lagos governor, however, claimed he had two degrees from two American universities, which...
  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has explained why some names submitted by the All Progressives Progress (APC) as senatorial candidates are missing from the list published by the commission on Friday. Festus Okoye, INEC spokesperson, spoke on the development in an interview with Channels Television. Senate President Ahmad Lawan, Godswill...
  The joint panel set up by the Labour Party and the New Nigeria People’s Party to work out an alliance between Rabiu Kwankwaso and Mr Peter Obi has submitted its report for consideration, findings by Saturday PUNCH have revealed. Kwankwaso, a former Kano State governor and presidential candidate of the...
  The Independent National Electoral Commission will extend the deadline for its Continuous Voter Registration exercise, national commissioner Festus Okoye said on Friday. Civil society organisations have called for the deadline of June 30 to be extended to enable more Nigerians register to vote in the 2023 general elections. INEC “is disposed...
  A short video clip suggesting that some Muslims are stopping Christians from registering for the permanent voter card (PVC) in Abuja has been making the rounds on social media. In the footage circulated mostly on WhatsApp on Thursday, a female voice in the background alleged that the exercise was going...