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Opinion: The Latest Bills Prove That The Southern Leaders Are Far Behind Their Northern Counterparts

As I perused a long list of senators who technically voted for and against the electronic transmission of electoral votes, I noticed an idiosyncrasy that testified to the disparity between southern leaders and their northern counterparts. The controversial Section 52(3) of the Electoral Act Amendment Bill, which deals with the electronic transmission of electoral results have been hugely debated by lawmakers and citizens alike.

  4 months ago ago
Opinion: The Latest Bills Prove That The Southern Leaders Are Far Behind Their Northern Counterparts

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How Remi Tinbu's Vote against Electronic Transmission of Results influenced Lawmakers- Hon Umar

Hon. Umar Barde Yakubu, a member has revealed what he gathered concerning the vote on the electronic transmission of election results at the Nigerian National Assembly. Yakubu made his revelations during an interview with Ruben Abati on Arise TV. Reactions continue to trail the recently passed Electoral Act Amendment Bill, by the National Assembly.

  4 months ago ago
How Remi Tinbu's Vote against Electronic Transmission of Results influenced Lawmakers- Hon Umar

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Why National Assembly Should Not Be Condemned for Rejecting Electronic Voting

Few month ago, Nigerian National House of Assembly passed the Electoral Act Amendment Bill into Law, stepping down electronic transmission of election results and electronic voting system from the bill. Photo: National Assembly, culled from the Tableshakers The resolution of the ninth National Assembly to have voted against the electronic transmission of results of any election being held in Nigeria by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), highly, received condemnations from some civil societies, politicians, political parties and members of the general public.

  2 months ago ago
Why National Assembly Should Not Be Condemned for Rejecting Electronic Voting

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Opinion: Bill Voting Should Be Made Compulsory For Lawmakers In The National Assembly

The legislature is made up of hundreds of persons elected by the people as Senators or Representatives to represent them in decision-making and enactment of laws that will benefit all. Proposed bills are subjected to a voting process whereby lawmakers would either vote nay or aye. There are always some who will not vote at all, and that is not right.

  4 months ago ago
Opinion: Bill Voting Should Be Made Compulsory For Lawmakers In The National Assembly

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OPINION: Democracy in Progress as INEC Is Given Power to Decide on e-Transmission of Results

Photo: INEC Logo, culled from INEC website Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will be given power to determine if the results of an election will be transmitted online or not. This was contained in the new Electoral Act amendment Bill which is before the House of Assembly for third reading after President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to it.

  4 months ago ago
OPINION: Democracy in Progress as INEC Is Given Power to Decide on e-Transmission of Results

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Stella Oduah reveals why she refrained from voting in the E-Results transmission poll

Stella Oduah, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party who represents the Anambra North Senatorial District in the Senate, has revealed that she did not participate in the physical count on Thursday since she is a committee member of the Independent National Electoral Commission. On Thursday, the INEC panel on the Electoral Act Amendment Bill 2021 delivered its findings, and the Senate asked for a division to adopt an adjustment to Section 52 (3), which deals with the broadcasting of electoral results.

  4 months ago ago
Stella Oduah reveals why she refrained from voting in the E-Results transmission poll

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Opinion: Only The NCC Can Save The 2023 Elections And Nigeria Democracy

The Nigerian Senate has passed the Electoral Act Amendment Bill approving the transmission of votes electronically, but with a condition. That the Nigerian Communication Commission(NCC) must adjudge national coverage is adequate and secure, and the National Assembly must approve, only then can the votes be considered legally valid.

  4 months ago ago
Opinion: Only The NCC Can Save The 2023 Elections And Nigeria Democracy

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Dino Melaye Shares His Opinion On The Electoral Amendment Act Bill.

The former senator and member of the People's Democratic Party popularly known with the acronym SDM has taken to his social media handles to post the pictures of those senators who voted for INEC to seek for clearance from NCC before electronically transmitting results. Photo Credit:The Guardian News.

  4 months ago ago
Dino Melaye Shares His Opinion On The Electoral Amendment Act Bill.

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Opinion: Nigeria Democracy Is Not Too Young To Adopt Electronic Transmission Of Votes

The Nigeria elections that was adjudged as one of the best in the country's history is the 2015 elections. This was due to the introduction and use of the electronic card reader, which was used to verify and validate voters. The election was so fair that the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan conceded defeat even before vote counting is completed.

  4 months ago ago
Opinion: Nigeria Democracy Is Not Too Young To Adopt Electronic Transmission Of Votes

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(Opinion) Electoral Act Amendment Bill and the E-transmission quagmire -putting things in perspective

The saga of the Electoral Amendment Bill precedes the current 9th National Assembly and we have to go way before it to get a complete story. To my mind, the need for a reformation of our electoral laws became apparent from the outset of our democracy in 1999.

  4 months ago ago
(Opinion) Electoral Act Amendment Bill and the E-transmission quagmire -putting things in perspective

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2023: Next Nigerian president should come from the south, southern governors

Next president should come from the south says southern governors as a result of the meeting held yesterday in Lagos state by the forum. Southern governors are vying for the presidency in the 2023 presidential election, following a meeting in Lagos yesterday chaired by Governor of Ondo State, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), who is also the chairman of the Southern Governors Forum.

  4 months ago ago
2023: Next Nigerian president should come from the south, southern governors

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Opinion: Why The Electronic Transmission Of Election Results Would Always Be The Best

It was a rowdy session yesterday, 15 July 2021, when the Senate deliberated over the Electoral Act Amendment Bill. The major contentious issue on the Act is the clause that stated that election results can be transmitted where and when practicable. However, majority of the lawmakers were not comfortable with that system as they expounded it from the Bill and ended up passing into law an Electoral Act that supports a system whereby the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) need to seek clearance from Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) which is an agency under the federal government of Nigeria.

  4 months ago ago
Opinion: Why The Electronic Transmission Of Election Results Would Always Be The Best

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House of Representatives Deny Reports Of Changes In The Electoral Act Amendment Bill

The House of Representatives has denied that the Electoral Act Amendment Bill has been changed. According to reports, some National Assembly leaders met in an Abuja hotel on Sunday to fine-tune the bill's proposed amendment. According to the reports, some strong proposals and key priority amendments proposed by Nigerians, such as electronic transmission of results, campaign financing, INEC's financial independence, and new timelines for submitting candidate lists, were removed from the bill.

  4 months ago ago
House of Representatives Deny Reports Of Changes In The Electoral Act Amendment Bill

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[Opinion] Electoral Act Amendment Bill Backlash: A Move to Undermine our Democracy.

There have been speculations over the media over the plans of the Legislators to amend the electoral act by removing the electronic transmission of results. Twenty-two Civil society Organizations raised alarm over the electoral amendment after they saw a draft where electronic transmission of results was outrightly removed, However, the Senate President, Ahmed Lawal has debunked the claims and said that they have not seen the bill and the committee working on the bill have not delivered their reports and told the public to exercise patience for the right information.

  4 months ago ago
[Opinion] Electoral Act Amendment Bill Backlash: A Move to Undermine our Democracy.

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Areas in the electoral act Nigerians are protesting against

A coalition of activists and Civil Society Organizations yesterday stormed the premises of the National assembly over the removal of some of the clauses from the Electoral Act Amendment 2021. They described the removal of some of the clauses as attempts to short change the will of the Nigerians by altering the proposals agreed upon at the public hearings.

  4 months ago ago
Areas in the electoral act Nigerians are protesting against