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Ekiti 2014: US Consular-General meets stakeholders over polls
Nigerian Tribune (Wednesday, March 12, 2014): Sam Nwaoko -Ado Ekiti
AHEAD the June 21 governorship election in Ekiti State, the United States Consular-General, Mr Jeff Hawkins, has paid an advocacy visit to the state and met with the various stakeholders on the need to ensure a smooth election.
Hawkins, while addressing newsmen in Ado-Ekiti, on Tuesday, said he had met with the state governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi; the state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Alhaji Husseini Halilu Pai, the state Commissioner of Police, the media and civil society groups. More....
PDP postpones Ekiti ward congresses
Punch (Wednesday, March 12, 2014): by Agency Reporter
The Peoples Democratic Party has postponed, by one week, ward congresses for the 2014 governorship primary in Ekiti State, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
This is contained in a statement issued on Tuesday in Abuja by the party`s National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Olisa Metuh.
The statement said the congress had earlier been scheduled to hold on March 12 (today).
Metuh said the postponement was to allow party members participate in the ongoing continuous voter registration and verification of registration of voters by the Independent National Electoral Commission. More....
Ewi disowns Ekiti monarchs’ compendium
The Nation (Wednesday, March 12, 2014): Posted by: Sulaiman Salawudeen, Ado-Ekiti in News
The Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adeyemo Adejugbe, has disowned a compendium of historical facts issued by monarchs across the state’s 16 local governments.
Speaking at a meeting with chiefs and community heads, the Ewi said traditional rulers should not improvise stories to “distort historical facts”.
According to Oba Adejugbe, the publication of fallacies and outright lies could cause disaffection among the people. More....
Ekiti, Osun residents urged to verify names on voter register
The Nation (Wednesday, March 12, 2014): Posted by: Bukola Amusan, Abuja in News
The Transition Monitoring Group (TMG) has urged eligible voters in Ekiti and Osun states to check if their names are on the voter register.
It urged those who have just turned 18 to register for a voter card.
The verification of names in the voter register begins today and will end next Wednesday. More....
Ekiti, Osun polls critical for 2015, says U.S. envoy
The Nation (Wednesday, March 12, 2014): Posted by: Sulaiman Salawudeen, Ado-Ekiti in Featured, News
THE United States Consular-General in Nigeria, Mr. Jeffrey Hawkins, has said the Ekiti and Osun states elections are critical to the success of the 2015 elections.
Hawkins, who spoke with reporters in Ado-Ekiti, urged the Prof. Attahiru Jega-led Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure hitch-free polls.
He condemned the killing of pupils in Yobe and others in the North by the Boko Haram sect, adding that the sect’s activities “may mar the conduct of the 2015 elections, if not checkmated. More....
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