Protesters seal off Asaba INEC Office

The office of the Independent National Electoral Commission [INEC] in Asaba, Delta state capital was sealed by Irate protesters from the Warri federal constituency over the absence of INEC officials and voters registration equipment in the three Warri Local Government areas. The protesters in who invaded the INEC office in their hundreds with leaves and […]

Nigeria debut Eurobond heavily oversubscribed – Reuters

Nigeria issued a $500 million debut Eurobond on Friday with a 7.0 percent yield in a deal that was heavily oversubscribed, as appetite for high-yielding assets outweighed concern about its depleted oil savings. The successful issue by Africa’s top oil exporter, months ahead of elections, could reassure others on the continent of the strength of […]

INEC may extend voters registration deadline – Jega

Following the challenges that have dogged the ongoing registration of voters, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is set to extend the time for the exercise if registrable Nigerians are not captured before the end of the month. This is even as 2, 273 polling units across the country are yet to commence registration of […]

Ivory Coat: Quattara’s PM arrives Nigeria

The Prime Minister in the Alassane Ouattara-led government, Mr Guillaume Soro, is in Nigeria to consult President Goodluck Jonathan on the situation in Cote d’Ivoire. Jonathan is the current Chairman of ECOWAS. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Soro arrived in Abuja on Thursday. Ouatarra was declared winner of the Nov. 28, 2010 […]

DDC Machines: Bauchi Court remands two in Police custody

Two suspects have been remanded in prison custody for allegedly diverting the Direct Data Capturing (DDC) machine belonging to the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) in Bauchi. Arraigning Abubakar Yunusa and Hussaini Ahmed before the Chief Magistrate Court (CMC) Eight yesterday in Bauchi, Police Prosecutor, Corporal M.Garba explained that the accused were charged with criminal conspiracy […]

NYSC DG to INEC: Without corps members voters’ registration would have failed!

Contrary to recent reports credited to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC that corps members were not leaving up to expectation in the ongoing voters’ registration exercise, the Director-General of NYSC, Brig-Gen Maharazu Ismaila Tsiga has said that without the corps members, the exercise would have failed. The NYSC boss, who monitored the exercise in […]

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