ECOWAS Observer Mission lauds conduct of Saturday polls

ECOWAS Observer Mission lauds conduct of Saturday polls

The ECOWAS Observer Mission in Nigeria says that despite the pockets of incidents and logistical challenges during Saturday's polls, the Mission “is persuaded that the general ...

CSOs commend dedication, orderliness of Nigerians during Saturday polls

CSOs commend dedication, orderliness of Nigerians during Saturday polls

The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room has commended the dedication and orderliness of Nigerians during the Presidential and National Assembly elections held on 28 March 2015 and ...

S/Leone opposition dispels demo rumours

S/Leone opposition dispels demo rumours

The main opposition Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP) has denied rumours of a planned demonstration on Monday.The party said it is consulting with its legal team to decide on its ...

Nigeria reopens borders

Nigeria reopens borders

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has been directed by the government to reopen the land and sea borders with other countries at noon on Sunday.The borders with Nigeria's ...

Gambia: Ousted PPP holds first rally

Gambia: Ousted PPP holds first rally

Gambia's former ruling People Progressive Party (PPP) has held its first open rally in the town of Brikama with a blistering attack on President Yahya Jammeh.Saturday's rally marked ...

Nigeria poll issues dominate newspapers

Nigeria poll issues dominate newspapers

The hiccups, preliminary results, complaints and security issues arising from the presidential and National Assembly elections dominated Sunday's newspapers in Nigeria. Guardian ...

Nigeria polling will continue into Sunday

Nigeria polling will continue into Sunday

Vote-counting has been underway at the close of polls in some parts of Nigeria on Saturday evening as Independent National Electoral Commission officials decided to extend voting ...

ECOWAS Observer Mission lauds conduct of Saturday polls

The ECOWAS Observer Mission in Nigeria says that despite the pockets of incidents and logistical challenges during Saturday's polls, the Mission “is persuaded that the general elections of March 28, 2015 meets the criteria of being free and transparent''. In its preliminary declaration on the polls issued on Sunday in Abuja, the noted some of the challenges observes as late arrival of electoral materials and ...

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CSOs commend dedication, orderliness of Nigerians during Saturday polls

The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room has commended the dedication and orderliness of Nigerians during the Presidential and National Assembly elections held on 28 March 2015 and that the diligence and sacrifice of Nigerians is a reflection and testimony of their deep commitment to democratic governance. In a statement on Sunday in Abuja, the Situation Room, made up of over 60 Civil Society Organisations ...

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S/Leone opposition dispels demo rumours

The main opposition Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP) has denied rumours of a planned demonstration on Monday.The party said it is consulting with its legal team to decide on its next move after the expiry of its seven-day ultimatum to the government over the sacking of the country`s vice President. President Ernest Bai Koroma recently sparked controversy when he sacked Samuel Sam-Sumana as his vice ...

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Nigeria reopens borders

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has been directed by the government to reopen the land and sea borders with other countries at noon on Sunday.The borders with Nigeria's neighbours, Benin, Chad, Niger and Cameroon were closed on March 25 in a countdown to Saturday's general elections. Mr David Shikfu Parradang, the Comptroller-General of the NIS Sunday said in Abuja that the directive was given in the ...

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Gambia: Ousted PPP holds first rally

Gambia's former ruling People Progressive Party (PPP) has held its first open rally in the town of Brikama with a blistering attack on President Yahya Jammeh.Saturday's rally marked a milestone in the party's recent history shedding its low-profile position in Gambian police after it was toppled from power and temporarily proscribed twenty-one years ago. Speaking at the rally one of its most enduring figures ...

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Nigeria poll issues dominate newspapers

The hiccups, preliminary results, complaints and security issues arising from the presidential and National Assembly elections dominated Sunday's newspapers in Nigeria. Guardian newspaper reported that Nigerians who were hit by failures in new ejection technology return to the polls on Sunday to allow them to cast their ballots in the country's close-run elections. This Day said Nigerians went to the polls ...

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Nigeria polling will continue into Sunday

Vote-counting has been underway at the close of polls in some parts of Nigeria on Saturday evening as Independent National Electoral Commission officials decided to extend voting into Sunday for voters in areas hit by technical difficulties.The officials did not indicate which polling stations will continue with the voting on Sunday but those in Kano, northern Nigeria began the counting of votes after the ...

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CSOs welcome commencement of polls, list lapses in polls conduct

The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room has welcomed the commencement of Nigeria's Presidential and National Assembly elections 2015 and stressed the need for the polls to be conducted in a manner that will not only confer legitimacy on the elections, but also generate confidence in the elections among the electorate. In a statement on Saturday in Abuja, the group noted the late arrival of officials and ...

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ECOWAS observation mission chief commends Nigerians for commitment to democracy

The Head of the ECOWAS Election Observation Mission (EOM), former Ghanaian president John Kufuor has commended Nigerian voters for their enthusiasm and commitment to deepening democracy in their country and by extension, the region. “Going by the orderliness exhibited by the voters, it is clear that Nigerian electorate are determined and committed to strengthening democracy in their country,” the chairman ...

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Hacked INEC website restored

The website of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has now been restored several hours after it was hacked by a group calling itself the Nigerian Cyber Army (NCA). Its latest screen grab shows election officials displaying their biometric voting cards. According to INEC, its officials are investigating the case which they are treating as sabotage. The Nigerian Cyber Army has claimed ...

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