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September 27, 2016
The police on Tuesday embarked on a show of force around Benin City, the Edo State capital, as a way of deterring trouble makers. But the activity resulted in the delay in the distribution of electoral materials, following the late arrival of some of the personnel who were supposed to be involved in monitoring the...
As campaigns for the much-awaited governorship election in Edo State wind down, the two major contenders, the Peoples Democratic Party and the All Progress Congress, have engaged themselves in a war of words to win sympathies and advantage. While the postponement of the election from September 10 to September 28 has whittled down campaigns zeal...
Public offices in Edo were shut on Tuesday as workers observed the two-day public holiday declared by the state government ahead of Wednesday’s governorship election in the state. The government on Saturday declared Tuesday and Wednesday as holidays to enable workers in the state to travel to areas where they registered as voters during election....
Less than 24 hours to Wednesday’s gubernatorial election in Edo, many journalists who had arrived the state for coverage of the exercise were yet to be accredited by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Many of the journalists besieged the commission’s headquarters in the state at Ikpoba Hill as early as 7 a.m. on Tuesday...
Situation Room, a coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) working in support of credible and transparent elections in Nigeria, says it has deployed Observers for the Edo State Governorship election scheduled for Wednesday, September 28th 2016. Situation room enjoined INEC, security agents, politicians and voters to ensure that the process is transparent and violent-free. Read...
Osogbo – Mr Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, member, Osun House of Assembly, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to ensure transparency and credibility in the conduct of Sept. 28 Edo governorship election. The legislator in Osogbo on Tuesday, said that credibility of the election would serve as litmus test for the 2019 general elections....
The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, has charged personnel deployed for the Edo governorship election scheduled for Sept. 28 to adhere strictly to the rules of engagement. A statement from the force spokesman, Mr Don Awunah, in Abuja on Monday said Idris also charged the officers and men to conduct themselves in the best professional...
The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has ordered the deployment of 25,000 officers to ensure peace and security during Wednesday’s governorship election in Edo State. In a statement by Don Awunah, Force Public Relations Officer, the police boss said the security plan would guarantee free, fair and credible election, secure electoral process, and enable...
Elections are very critical to the sustenance of any democracy because they give voters the opportunity to select those who will preside over their affairs. Since 2011, the Youth Initiative for Advocacy Growth and Advancement (YIAGA) has been involved in election observation in Nigeria. YIAGA’s Programs Manager, Cynthia Mbamalu says the organization’s involvement in election...

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