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Do not take us for approved, Benins alert Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole A socio-cultural group, the Benin Solidary Movement, has warned the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, not to take the Benins for granted with his ongoing face-off with the Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki. The group in a statement signed by its president, Comrade Curtis Eghosa Ugbo, insisted that…

Kogi surveys: Ballot starts with enormous turnout

Voting has commenced in the Kogi Governorship and National Assembly election in the western senatorial district of the state, reports have it. INEC officials arrived as early as 7 a.m. at various polling units visited by our correspondent in Mopamuro, while accreditation and voting commenced at exactly 8 a.m. The polling units visited by NAN…

‘We’re at breaking point’: will UK researchers’ concepts make it through...

Professor Jurriaan Ton, a Dutch expert in plant science at Sheffield University, feels British. His son was born here, his family love Yorkshire, and after more than a decade of producing highly cited research in the UK he has invested “massively” in the resources needed to make his blue skies research a success. But if…

Breaking: Court disqualifies APC governorship prospect in Bayelsa

By Ikechukwu Nnochiri – Abuja The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Tuesday, disqualified the deputy governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Bayelsa State, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo. The court, in a judgement by Justice Inyang Ekwo, invalidated Degi-Eremienyo’s participation in the governorship election scheduled for Saturday, November 16, after it found…

UK academics deal with furious reaction for motivating trainees to vote

When Carrie Paechter, a professor at Nottingham Trent University, tweeted two weeks ago that students could register to vote at both their home and term-time addresses, she didn’t anticipate the tirade of anger it would unleash. She was reported to the police and the Electoral Commission, and someone wrote to her vice-chancellor calling for her…

In this election, citizen registration will be a lot more crucial...

Much has been written about how tactical voting will determine the result of December’s general election, with arguments raging about whether the advice offered by various websites is deliberately tipped towards one party or another. Yet amid all the claim and counter-claim, there’s been little discussion about one thing that will have a far greater…

Resign now, Ohanaeze informs Osinbajo

Prof. Osinbajo By Nwafor Sunday …Don’t resign, Yoruba elders tells Osinbajo …Unlike Jonathan, Osibanjo may not succeed Buhari in 2023 Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, has asked Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, to resign his office following the alleged rift between him and President Muhammadu Buhari. The group queried the action of Buhari who left for…

Trainees: will your vote be more efficient in the house or...

Find out where your vote could have more impact ... What this tool does Westminster’s first-past-the-post electoral system means that the candidate with the most votes in each constituency wins the seat, and votes for other candidates are effectively ignored. For example, if you want Party A to lose but your home constituency is a…

Trainees: will your vote be more reliable in your home or...

Find out where your vote could have more impact ... What this tool does Westminster’s first-past-the-post electoral system means that the candidate with the most votes in each constituency wins the seat, and votes for other candidates are effectively ignored. For example, if you want Party A to lose but your home constituency is a…

University speakers providing trainees time to sign up to vote

University lecturers are giving students five minutes at the start of their lectures to register to vote as a nationwide campaign gets under way to ensure that students’ voices are heard in the forthcoming general election. The move was condemned by some on social media as “brainwashing”, but according to the universities’ regulator, the Office…

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