Dimeji Bankole was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2003 after a stint in Business and Maritime Consultancy. He became Speaker in 2007 with overwhelming support. Unlike his predecessors, his candidacy for the top job was supported by over ninety-percent of the 360 members on the floor of the House.Read More
MINISTER of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, Senator Bala Mohammed yesterday urged the police to arrest those who may create violence in today’s election, just as he stressed the need for them to brace up for the electioneering challenges.Read More
The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Prof. Attahiru Jega is optimistic that today would prove to the whole world that Nigeria can organize free and fair elections.Read More
As Nigerians troop out in their millions to vote in the first in the series of the 2011 elections-National Assembly polls- the political parties say they will be holding INEC and its Chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega to the pledge to conduct free and fair elections.Read More
From the inception of the sixth Senate on June 6, 2007, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was in firm control of the upper legislative chamber.Read More
As the National Assembly election gets underway today the chain of events that preceded the sitting of before embarking on the recess for this election would be viewed with mixed feelings by some of the members when they reconvene in three weeks time.Read More
Mr. Mike Igini is the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Cross River State. In this interview with Vanguard’s Emmanuel Aziken he articulates the procedures voters are to meet and follow at the polling station.Read More
The Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, yesterday said it would be guided only by INEC’s documented rules and regulations during the general elections.Read More
Electoral violence has been synonymous with general elections across Nigeria in the past years and there is no guarantee this year will be different. Although it is expected that this year’s election will be violence-free, it is necessary that stringent measures be taken to avert outbreak of electoral violence especially in some political hot zones.Read More
The Inspector General of Police, Mr. Hafiz Ringim, is insisting that voters leave immediately after casting their votes.
Mr. Ringim who spoke via a statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, FPRO, Mr. Olusola Amore, said the various party representatives be allowed to guard and watch all votes cast.