2023 general election: INEC to produce 430m ballot papers

INEC

Abuja—The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has given an insight into the huge logistical requirement for the conduct of next year’s general election, saying it would have to produce 430 million ballot papers for 90 million projected registered voters. INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this at a symposium organized by the Enough is Enough EIE group with the theme “The Electorate: A Conversation on Elections in Nigeria”, in Abuja yesterday. According to him, with a projected voter population of 90 million, the commission will have to print 90 million ballot…

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Buhari keeps aspirants guessing hours to APC presidential primary

APC Primaries

Few hours to the presidential primary of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, the identity of President Muhammadu Buhari’s preferred successor was still shrouded in secrecy and causing tension among the aspirants and stakeholders. Multiple presidency sources pointed at four persons as the likely choice. Those mentioned were Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Chief Rotimi Amaechi, Chief Ogbonnaya Onu, and Chief Emeka Nwajiuba. Some party leaders said last night that they could not read President’s “body language” on the issue. Many leaders of the party and the various convention committees were…

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Buhari agreed to support Tinubu for President – Buba Galadima

Buhari

A signatory to the 2013 merger of the All Progressives Congress, Alhaji Buba Galadima, tells ENIOLA AKINKUOTU and TOPE OMOGBOLAGUN about the agreements between Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) and former Governor Bola Tinubu of Lagos State. As a former associate of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), do you think the President will impose his candidate or leave it open for all aspirants to contest in the Presidential primary of the APC? You don’t need to be a prophet or soothsayer to know that the President will indeed anoint whosoever he wants to…

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Gunmen disguise as worshippers, massacre over 35 in Ondo church

Ondo Attack

There was pandemonium at Saint Francis Catholic Church, Owa-luwa Street, Owo,  the headquarters of the Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State as gunmen attacked the church on Sunday. The attack on the church in Owo,  the hometown of the state Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, came barely a week after the Prelate of the Methodist Church of Nigeria, Bishop Samuel Kanu-Uche, was kidnapped in Abia State by gunmen the priest later identified as Fulani youths. It was learnt the gunmen, who attacked the Catholic church, arrived at the premises, which is…

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Ondo attack: Residents coming out to donate blood —Ondo doctor

Ondo Attack

A medical doctor with the Federal Medical Centre, Owo, Ondo State, Dr. Charles Atimoh says there has been a massive turnout of Ondo residents to donate blood following the attack on St Francis Catholic Church on Sunday.  Speaking with PUNCH HealthWise in a telephone interview Atimoh praised the residents of the town for responding well to the call for voluntary blood donation to save victims of the attack.  He also disclosed that doctors who were initially off duty have also made themselves available to provide medical care to the surviving victims. He,…

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