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2019 General Elections

INEC Waves Visa Fee For All International Observers

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has waved visa fee for all International Observers. INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu made the announcement on Thursday during a press briefing. Yakubu said the development is in conjunction with the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, adding that it is to enable those who intend to travel out of the country after the presidential election and return before the governorship election do so. He said, “Some observers may want to leave the country after elections this…

Low Turnout Greets Buhari’s Abuja Presidential Rally

President Muhammadu Buhari has been greeted by a low turn out of supporters at the All Progressives Congress, APC Presidential campaign in Abuja. The event, which is holding at the Eagles Square, and monitored by our correspondent, seemed scanty compared to previous rallies that held in other states. Below is a video of Buhari's arrival at the event posted by his personal assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad on twitter. President @MBuhari arrives Eagles Square for Abuja APC Presidential Campaign Rally. We will…

Countdown To Feb 16: What You Should Know About Voting In This Election

The long anticipated presidential elections is finally around the corner and fake news have been making rounds on the social media about the voting procedure. The importance of knowing the right thing to do ahead of the elections cannot be over-emphasized, hence, THE WHISTLER in this report, highlights what happens on Election Day, the appropriate accreditation procedure and the voting process as issued by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. What Are The Polling Hours? On each Election Day, polling…

2019 Elections: Facebook To Toughen Advertising Rules For Nigeria

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, Facebook has announced that it will extend some of its political advertising rules and tools for curbing election interference to Nigeria. Facebook also said the advertising rules and tools will be extended to India, Ukraine and the European Union before significant votes in the next few months. Facebook’s director of global politics and outreach, Katie Harbath, in an interview with Reuters said from Wednesday in Nigeria, only advertisers located in the country will be able to run…

USIP Report: Call Buhari, APC To Order, PDP Urges World Leaders

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has appealed to the international community to hold President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) responsible, should there be violence before and during the 2019 general elections. The call comes on the heel of a report of the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) fearing widespread violence in Nigeria during the electioneering period. The party also urged world leaders and international bodies to immediately call Buhari and the APC to order, so that their…
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