Elections: The need for legislative intervention on distorted electoral calendar

Before the November 11 governorship elections in Imo, Kogi, and Bayelsa states, the debate on the rationality of off-season elections has never been as loud as it currently is among stakeholders since the first one was held in 2006. While many think such off-calendar elections are inevitable, others believe they incur more expenses and eat […]

Election: Military, police vow tough actions for ballot box snatchers, others

The military and the Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, have declared a battle against hoodlums who may be planning to snatch ballot boxes during Saturday’s governorship elections in Kogi, Bayelsa, and Imo states. The security chiefs threatened to deal with troublemakers just as the police authorities said they had deployed 67,000 personnel in Kogi and […]

IPOB/ESN: Troops dismantles camps, arrest five in Anambra, Imo

Joint security forces have arrested five suspected members of the outlawed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra and its militant wing, Eastern Security Network, IPOB/ESN, during raids, dismantling of their hideouts and training camps at Orsomoghu Forest, a border community between Anambra and Imo states. The troops comprising personnel of the 82 Division Division Nigerian Army, Police, […]