News - local government elections

Tension In Kaduna LGA Over Council Polls

1 week ago /
Nation 

There is tension in Kujama, the headquarters Chukun local government area of Kaduna state where results of the local council elections held on Saturday could not be declared more than 48 hours after the polls.

APC NEC To Reverse Tenure Extension

1 month ago /
Politics 

As the All Progressives Congress prepares for a make-or-mar national executive committee meeting next Monday, governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje says NEC will reverse its earlier decision, which favored tenure elongation for the party executives. 

Senate Begins Fresh Process Of Electoral Act Amendment

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Senate has said it will begin a fresh process of amending the 2010 Electoral Act.

Buhari Withholds Assents To Electoral Amendment Bill

2 months ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has declined assent to the Electoral Amendment Bill 2018 recently passed by the National Assembly.

Edo Holds Local Government Elections

2 months ago /
Politics 

The electorate in Edo state, South-South Nigeria, voted on Saturday to elect new chairmen and councilors for the 18 Local government areas and 192 wards in the state.

Kano Underage Voting And 2019 Elections

3 months ago /
Nation 

The independent national electoral commission INEC, has promised to carry out detailed investigations into the alleged incident of underage voting during the local government election in Kano state.

PPA Condemns Non-Conduct Of Local Government Elections

3 months ago /
Politics 

The Progressives People's Alliance, PPA, has accused state governments of deliberately delaying the conduct of local government elections and amassing votes for their loyalists. National Chairman of the Party,  Peter Amen, said this after a meeting of the National Working Committee in Abuja. The PPA  National Chairman frowned at the manner at which...

INEC Disowns Underage Voters In Kano

3 months ago /
Politics 

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has denied involvement in the conduct of  last Saturday's local government elections in Kano State. The denial follows on online videos and pictures of under-aged persons thumb printing ballot papers that has gone viral on the social media.       In a statement by the Director, Voter Education and Publicity,...

Kano LG Election Characterised By Voter Apathy, Underage Voting

3 months ago /
Politics 

The local government elections held across the 44 local government councils of Kano State on Saturday largely witnessed low voter turnout and voter apathy. There was also allegations and actual voting by minors that have gone viral on the social media. Correspondents, who monitored the election, reported that there was general lack...

How We’ll Defeat APC In 2019 – PDP Chairman

3 months ago /
Politics 

Political parties in Nigeria have begun to map out strategies on how to win the Presidency and other key positions across the country in 2019. While many described 2018 as a year of increased activities in the political sphere, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has outlined some of its plans...

NULGE Rejects APC Restructuring Report

3 months ago /
Nation  Politics 

The national union of Local Government Employees, NULGE has rejected the recommendation by the All Progressives Congress APC, committee on true federalism, on the delisting of local governments from the constitution as a tier of government.

Inter Party Council Decries Lack Of Credible Local Government Polls

5 months ago /
Nation 

The Inter Party Advisory Council, IPAC   says the failure to conduct credible local government elections in some states in Nigeria is a rape of democracy in disguise. Speaking to reporters on what it tagged the state of the nation address, IPAC kicked against the use of surrogate to launder funds at the...

Kano To Hold Local Government Election In February

6 months ago /
Nation 

The Kano State Independent Electoral Commission has released the timetable for local government elections in the state. The newly appointed chairman of the commission, professor Garba Ibrahim Sheka announced this while speaking to journalists at the commission’s headquarters in Kano. Professor Sheka said the council election is scheduled to hold on 10th...

Kaduna postpones local government election indefinitely

7 months ago /
Nation 

The Kaduna state independent electoral commission (KAD -SIECON) on Friday announced the indefinite suspension of local government elections earlier slated to hold on December 30. The chairperson of the commission, Saratu Dikko made the announcement after an emergency meeting with the state house of assembly committee on judiciary in Kaduna. According to...

Nasarawa Assembly Asks Al-Makura To Conduct LG Elections

10 months ago /
Politics 

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has passed a resolution asking the State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura, to put machinery in motion for the conduct of Local Government elections. The resolution was passed during plenary presided over by the Speaker Ibrahim Balarabe. To this end, the House has also directed the governor to...

Atiku, Dogara Seek Scrapping Of State Electoral Commission

10 months ago /
Nation 

Former Nigerian vice president, Atiku Abubakar and speaker house of representatives, Yakubu Dogara want state independent electoral commissions to be abolished, as part of moves to grant full autonomy to local government councils. While they described as illegal the caretaker chairmen system by some governors, they are also calling for the...

Former Governor Of Jigawa Arraigned In Court

1 year ago /
Nation 

Alhaji Sule Lamido, the former governor of Jigawa, has been arraigned at the Chief Magistrate’s Court two in Dutse. He was arrested at his Sharada-Kano home on Sunday, April 30 for allegedly trying to disrupt local government elections in Kano through his supporters. Alhaji Sule Lamido was alleged to have made inciting...

APC Sweeps Local Council Election In Sokoto State

2 years ago /
Politics 

All Progressives Congress (APC) has won all the Chairmanship and Councillorship seat in the Local Government elections conducted on Saturday in Sokoto State. The Chairman, State Independent Electoral Commission (SIEC) Alhaji Usman Abubakar declared the results in Sokoto on Sunday. Abubakar, who announced that APC won all the 22 Chairmanship seat and...

 

Update: Local Government Election In Rivers State

3 years ago /
Nation  Politics 

The Local Government Election Conducted this Saturday in Rivers State were temporarily delayed due to a heavy down pour and some logistics challenges. AIT’S Abaje Usekwe reports that accreditation of eligible voters and voting however started as soon as the rains subsided....

 

PH: Civil Servants Protest

3 years ago /
Nation 

Some concerned civil servants in Rivers State have threatened to block the office of the Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission from conducting the forthcoming Local Government elections in the State, if their salaries and allowances are not fully paid before the 23rd of May 2015. They stated this in Port-harcourt during...


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