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  •  The lawmaker representing Bosso Constituency at the Niger House of Assembly Mr Malik Madaki on Friday restated a call to the state government to direct the Niger State Independent Electoral Commission NSIEC to suspend conduct of local government elections He made the call said this in an interview with newsmen in Minna on Friday saying that the decision of the state INEC to conduct local government election from Aug 20 to Aug 27 was against the provision of the Electoral Act The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that Madaki had on Aug 2 in a motion at the plenary brought under matters of urgent public importance called on the state government to direct the state INEC to suspend its intention to conduct local government election for non compliance with the extant laws NAN reports the motion was adopted by the plenary and a resolution was reached calling on the executive arms of government to direct the state INEC to suspend the conduct of local government election Madaki explained that the plan by the state INEC to schedule parties primary election between Aug 20 and Aug 27 while the general election on Nov 5 was against Section 20 of the Local Government Election Law 2002 and Section 29 1 of the Electoral Act He said that section 29 1 of the electoral Act 2002 provides that every political party shall not in less than 180 days before the date for general election submit to the commission in the prescribed forms list of candidates who won primaries According to him the scheduled timetable by the state INEC for election is violation of the Electoral Act and laws This issue is clear and no argument about it except those criticising our stand have personal or interior motives this is the position of the law and anyone who don t believe in it should come up with his own to counter our stand I want to call on the governor not to allow mischief makers lead him on the wrong pact those criticising the position of the assembly are noise makers what we are talking about here is the law he said Madaki said that the state commission could go ahead and reschedule timetable in accordance with the laws adding that election could not hold based on the timetable they have released He said that Section 150 Sub section 4 of the Electoral Act provides that any official of the state commission who contravenes the provision of the sub section 1 commits an offence and shall be subjected to prosecution as if he were an official of the commission who commit the same offence under this Act NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Niger lawmaker restates call on suspension on LG elections
     The lawmaker representing Bosso Constituency at the Niger House of Assembly Mr Malik Madaki on Friday restated a call to the state government to direct the Niger State Independent Electoral Commission NSIEC to suspend conduct of local government elections He made the call said this in an interview with newsmen in Minna on Friday saying that the decision of the state INEC to conduct local government election from Aug 20 to Aug 27 was against the provision of the Electoral Act The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that Madaki had on Aug 2 in a motion at the plenary brought under matters of urgent public importance called on the state government to direct the state INEC to suspend its intention to conduct local government election for non compliance with the extant laws NAN reports the motion was adopted by the plenary and a resolution was reached calling on the executive arms of government to direct the state INEC to suspend the conduct of local government election Madaki explained that the plan by the state INEC to schedule parties primary election between Aug 20 and Aug 27 while the general election on Nov 5 was against Section 20 of the Local Government Election Law 2002 and Section 29 1 of the Electoral Act He said that section 29 1 of the electoral Act 2002 provides that every political party shall not in less than 180 days before the date for general election submit to the commission in the prescribed forms list of candidates who won primaries According to him the scheduled timetable by the state INEC for election is violation of the Electoral Act and laws This issue is clear and no argument about it except those criticising our stand have personal or interior motives this is the position of the law and anyone who don t believe in it should come up with his own to counter our stand I want to call on the governor not to allow mischief makers lead him on the wrong pact those criticising the position of the assembly are noise makers what we are talking about here is the law he said Madaki said that the state commission could go ahead and reschedule timetable in accordance with the laws adding that election could not hold based on the timetable they have released He said that Section 150 Sub section 4 of the Electoral Act provides that any official of the state commission who contravenes the provision of the sub section 1 commits an offence and shall be subjected to prosecution as if he were an official of the commission who commit the same offence under this Act NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Niger lawmaker restates call on suspension on LG elections
    General news2 months ago

    Niger lawmaker restates call on suspension on LG elections

    The lawmaker representing Bosso Constituency at the Niger House of Assembly, Mr Malik Madaki, on Friday restated a call to the state government to direct the Niger State Independent Electoral Commission (NSIEC) to suspend conduct of local government elections.

    He made the call said this in an interview with newsmen in Minna on Friday, saying that the decision of the state INEC to conduct local government election from Aug. 20 to  Aug. 27 was against the provision of the Electoral Act The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that Madaki had on Aug. 2, in a motion at the plenary brought under matters of urgent public importance, called on the state government to direct the state INEC to suspend its intention to conduct local government election for non-compliance with the extant laws.

    NAN reports the motion was adopted by the plenary and a resolution was reached calling on the executive arms of government to direct the state INEC to suspend the conduct of local government election.

    Madaki explained that the plan by the state INEC to schedule parties primary election between Aug. 20 and Aug. 27 while the general election on Nov. 5, was against Section 20 of the Local Government Election Law, 2002 and Section 29 (1) of the Electoral Act. He said that section 29 (1) of the electoral Act 2002 provides that every political party shall not in less than 180 days before the date for general election submit to the commission in the prescribed forms list of candidates who won primaries.

    According to him, the scheduled timetable by the state INEC for election is violation of the Electoral Act and laws.

    “This issue is clear and no argument about it except those criticising our stand have personal or interior motives, this is the position of the law, and anyone who don’t believe in it should come up with his own to counter our stand.

    “I want to call on the governor not to allow mischief-makers lead him on the wrong pact, those criticising the position of the assembly are noise makers, what we are talking about here is the law,’ he said.

    Madaki said that the state commission could go ahead and reschedule timetable in accordance with the laws, adding that election could not hold based on the timetable they have released.

    He said that Section 150 Sub-section 4 of the Electoral Act provides that any official of the state commission who contravenes the provision of the sub-section (1) commits an offence and shall be subjected to prosecution as if he were an official of the commission who commit the same offence under this Act.
    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Police in Niger on Thursday said that it would ensure security of lives and property during the State Assembly rerun election of Agwara Local Government Constituency in the state scheduled for Jan 25 Mr Adamu Usman Commissioner of Police in Niger gave the assurance in Minna while briefing newsmen on the command s level of preparation for the election Usman advised political parties contestants and supporters to play by the rules by observing the Electoral Act and the state Anti Thuggery Law against sponsoring political violence He said that the police would not hesitate to enforce the law no matter the person involved I want to inform you that we are ready for the rerun election We shall not relent in our efforts in making sure the election is conducted in a violent free atmosphere he said The commissioner said that the police was collaborating with the Niger State Independent Electoral Commission NSIEC other security agencies contestants youth leaders religious leaders and other relevant stakeholders in the area to ensure a hitch free poll He called on parents and guardians to warn their children against political thuggery and any act capable of undermining the peaceful conduct of the election The police will not be cowed in prosecuting and apprehending any culprit Usman said Edited by Kamal Tayo Oropo Adeleye Ajayi
    Niger rerun election: Police caution stakeholders against violence
     The Police in Niger on Thursday said that it would ensure security of lives and property during the State Assembly rerun election of Agwara Local Government Constituency in the state scheduled for Jan 25 Mr Adamu Usman Commissioner of Police in Niger gave the assurance in Minna while briefing newsmen on the command s level of preparation for the election Usman advised political parties contestants and supporters to play by the rules by observing the Electoral Act and the state Anti Thuggery Law against sponsoring political violence He said that the police would not hesitate to enforce the law no matter the person involved I want to inform you that we are ready for the rerun election We shall not relent in our efforts in making sure the election is conducted in a violent free atmosphere he said The commissioner said that the police was collaborating with the Niger State Independent Electoral Commission NSIEC other security agencies contestants youth leaders religious leaders and other relevant stakeholders in the area to ensure a hitch free poll He called on parents and guardians to warn their children against political thuggery and any act capable of undermining the peaceful conduct of the election The police will not be cowed in prosecuting and apprehending any culprit Usman said Edited by Kamal Tayo Oropo Adeleye Ajayi
    Niger rerun election: Police caution stakeholders against violence
    Defence/Security3 years ago

    Niger rerun election: Police caution stakeholders against violence

    The Police in Niger on Thursday said that it would ensure security of lives and property during the State Assembly rerun election of Agwara Local Government Constituency in the state scheduled for Jan. 25.

    Mr Adamu Usman, Commissioner of Police in Niger, gave the assurance in Minna while briefing newsmen on the command’s level of preparation for the election.

    Usman advised political parties, contestants and supporters to play by the rules by observing the Electoral Act and the state Anti-Thuggery Law; against sponsoring political violence.

    He said that the police would not hesitate to enforce the law no matter the person involved.

    “I want to inform you that we are ready for the rerun election.

    “We shall not relent in our efforts in making sure the election is conducted in a violent-free atmosphere,” he said.

    The commissioner said that the police was collaborating with the Niger State Independent Electoral Commission (NSIEC), other security agencies, contestants, youth leaders, religious leaders and other relevant stakeholders in the area to ensure a hitch-free poll.

    He called on parents and guardians to warn their children against political thuggery and any act capable of undermining the peaceful conduct of the election.

    “The police will not be cowed in prosecuting and apprehending any culprit,” Usman said.

    Edited by: Kamal Tayo Oropo/Adeleye Ajayi

  •   Gov Abubakar Bello of Niger has inaugurated the newly elected local government chairmen and urged them to represent their people and live above personal interest Bello gave the advised during the inauguration ceremony of council chairmen at the Government House in Minna on Thursday Nigeria News Agency NAN recalls that the Niger State Independent Electoral Commission NSIEC had on Nov 30 conducted election across the 25 local government areas for the position of council chairmen and councilors Bello who congratulated the chairmen enjoined them to settle down and pay attention to their local government areas I congratulate you and wish you and your family well The task ahead of you is a lot of work I believe you have seen the signs therefore I call on you to work in the interest of your people he said He called on the chairmen to work with the state government to address the difficulties of funding in order to better the lives of the people The governor also called on the chairmen to pay attention to security education and primary health care in their areas Ensure you also visit and cooperate with board of internal revenue to learn how to improve on revenue generation and also visit the state primary health care as well as SUBEB in order to have a robust system he added Edited by Ismail Abdulaziz NAN NAN
    Gov. Bello inaugurates new chairmen, urge them to live above personal interest
      Gov Abubakar Bello of Niger has inaugurated the newly elected local government chairmen and urged them to represent their people and live above personal interest Bello gave the advised during the inauguration ceremony of council chairmen at the Government House in Minna on Thursday Nigeria News Agency NAN recalls that the Niger State Independent Electoral Commission NSIEC had on Nov 30 conducted election across the 25 local government areas for the position of council chairmen and councilors Bello who congratulated the chairmen enjoined them to settle down and pay attention to their local government areas I congratulate you and wish you and your family well The task ahead of you is a lot of work I believe you have seen the signs therefore I call on you to work in the interest of your people he said He called on the chairmen to work with the state government to address the difficulties of funding in order to better the lives of the people The governor also called on the chairmen to pay attention to security education and primary health care in their areas Ensure you also visit and cooperate with board of internal revenue to learn how to improve on revenue generation and also visit the state primary health care as well as SUBEB in order to have a robust system he added Edited by Ismail Abdulaziz NAN NAN
    Gov. Bello inaugurates new chairmen, urge them to live above personal interest
    General news3 years ago

    Gov. Bello inaugurates new chairmen, urge them to live above personal interest

    Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger has inaugurated the newly elected local government chairmen and urged them to represent their people and live above personal interest.

    Bello gave the advised during the inauguration ceremony of council chairmen at the Government House in Minna on Thursday.

    Nigeria News Agency ( NAN) recalls that the Niger State Independent Electoral Commission (NSIEC) had on Nov. 30, conducted election across the 25 local government areas for the position of council chairmen and councilors.

    Bello, who congratulated the chairmen, enjoined them to settle down and pay attention to their local government areas.

    I congratulate you and wish you and your family well. The task ahead of you is a lot of work, I believe you have seen the signs, therefore, I call on you to work in the interest of your people,” he said.

    He called on the chairmen to work with the state government to address the difficulties of funding in order to better the lives of the people.

    The governor also called on the chairmen to pay attention to security, education and primary health care in their areas.

    “Ensure you also visit and cooperate with board of internal revenue to learn how to improve on revenue generation and also visit the state primary health care as well as SUBEB in order to have a robust system,” he added.

    Edited by: Ismail Abdulaziz
    (NAN)
    (NAN)