News - the Independent National Electoral Commission

Council, Political Parties Laud INEC For Suspending Additional Polling Units

5 years ago /
Nation 

The Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) and some registered political parties on Wednesday commended the suspension of additional polling units by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) until after the 2015 general elections. They told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that the suspension was in response to the public...

PDP Presidential Aspirant, Professor Akasoba Duke-Abiola Drags Party To Court

5 years ago /
Nation 

Peoples Democratic Party, PDP presidential aspirant, professor Akasoba Duke-Abiola, who was denied the opportunity of buying the nomination and expression of interest forms, has dragged the party to court. In an originating summons filed at the federal high court, Abuja this Tuesday, professor Duke Abiola is seeking an order of court...

Voters Have Up Till January 2015 To Pick Up Their PVCs, Says INEC

5 years ago /
Nation 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says registered voters have up till end of January 2015 to pick up their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) before the general elections. Mr Kayode Idowu, the Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the desperation and agitation being...

PVC Distribution: PDP Member Shot Dead In Lagos, APC Chieftain Arrested As Suspect

5 years ago /
Politics 

An electoral agent of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) was allegedly shot dead at Ibeju Lekki area of Lagos, on Sunday, during the ongoing distribution of Permanent Voters' Card (PVC) by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The deceased, identified as Sikiru Ogboye, was said to be monitoring the distribution of...

 

2015: Network Of NGOs Urges INEC On Credible Elections

5 years ago /
Nation 

Mr Victor Adejoh, Chairman of Network of NGOs in Kogi, has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to take effective measures to fortify its structures for a credible general elections in 2015. He made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lokoja. Adejoh,...

Residents Laud Extension PVC Distribution Lagos

5 years ago /

Residents of Ogba and Agege, suburbs of Lagos State, on Sunday applauded the extension of the deadline for Permanent Voters Card distribution, saying that it was a welcome development. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) extended the exercise by a day. The three-day exercise which was to end on Sunday would now...

INEC Debunked Deleting 1.4million Names From Lagos Voters Register

5 years ago /

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has described as completely false allegations that it has removed the records of 1.4 million persons from the Register of Voters compiled in 2011 in Lagos State. The Commission said this on Sunday while reacting to controversies generated by hitches which have characterised its distribution...

PVC Distribution In Lagos In Slow Start

5 years ago /
Nation 

Many residents of Lagos on Friday turned out early for the collection of their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) in several local government areas but the exercise had yet to commence in many areas by 1.00p.m. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos...

 

APC Bemoans Poor PVC Distribution Exercise In Lagos

5 years ago /
Politics 

The Lagos Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday scored the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) low for hitches experienced as the Permanent Voter Card (PVC) distribution began in the state. Mr Joe Igbokwe, the Lagos APC spokesman, told newsmen in Lagos that the commission was not adequately prepared for...

PVCs Distrbution: Fashola Expresses Disappointment At Postponement In 9 LGAs

5 years ago /
Politics 

Gov. Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State on Friday said he was disappointed at the postponement of distribution of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) in nine local government areas of the state. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had on Thursday said that it would no longer distribute PVCs in nine of the 20...

 

INEC Postpones Issuance Of PVCs In Kaduna State

5 years ago /
Politics 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the suspension of the issuance of Permanent Voter Cards earlier scheduled to begin on Friday in Kaduna State. The Resident Electoral Commissioner, Alhaji Halliru Tambuwal, announced the postponement at a meeting with stakeholders on Thursday in Kaduna. Represented by the Administrative Secretary, Alhaji Yusuf...

CAN Accuses INEC Of Plotting To Disenfranchise Nigerian Christians

5 years ago /
Religion 

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, is deliberately planning to shut out Christians in the country from voting in the 2015 general elections. The President of CAN, Ayo Oritsejafor, who stated this at the association’s national executive council meeting in Abuja on...

INEC Approves Distribution Of PVCs In 8 States

5 years ago /
Nation 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said the distribution of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) should commence in all local government areas of Kano, Edo, Plateau, Ogun and Imo states from November 7 to 9. The daily bulletin of the commission, issued in Abuja on Wednesday, said the approval was given at...

Mu’azu’s PDP Chairmanship Threatened!

5 years ago /
Politics 

A fresh plot to unseat the national chairman of the ruling people’s democratic party, pdp, adamu mu’azu has commenced at a federal high court where a member of the party, emmanuel onu is contesting the legality of mu’azu’s appointment. The plaintiff, is asking the court for a declaration that the purported...

2015 Elections: UPP Urges Jonathan Caution Security Agencies Discipline Civility

5 years ago /
Politics 

The United Progressive Party (UPP) has urged President Goodluck Jonathan to direct security agencies, especially the police, to exhibit high level of civility and non-partisanship during and after the 2015 elections. This is contained in a communiqué at the end of the party's fourth National Executive Committee (NEC) and signed by...

APC Governors, Buhari, Tambuwal Boycott Council Of State Meeting

5 years ago /
Nation 

According to reports gathered from Punch, all state governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress on Tuesday boycotted a meeting of the Council of State convened by President Goodluck Jonathan. None of them was also represented. As of the time the meeting started at 11.30am inside the Council Chamber...

France, Germany Tell INEC To Conduct Credible Elections

5 years ago /
Nation 

The French Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Laurent Fabius, has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to defend Nigeria and Africa’s image by conducting credible elections in 2015. Fabius gave the advice when he and the Garman Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Frank Seinmeier, led a delegation to a courtesy...

Supreme Court Sacks Delta lawmaker, Orders Salary Refund

5 years ago /
Nation 

It was gathered that Supreme Court on Friday sacked a member of the Delta State House of Assembly representing Ugelli North Constituency II, Mr. Edoja Akpodiete. The apex court ordered him to refund to the state coffers all the salaries and allowances he had collected since he had been occupying the...

INEC To Distribute Voter Cards In 5,101 Kaduna Polling Units

5 years ago /
Nation 

The Independent National Electoral Commission said on Thursday it would distribute Permanent Voter Cards in 5,101 polling units in Kaduna State. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the commission has also identified 255 wards for its Continuous Voter Registration in the state. INEC’s spokesman, Mr Abdullahi Gujungu, told NAN in Kaduna...

 

National Assembly Retains Immunity For President, Governors; Confer Immunity On Themselves Too

5 years ago /
Nation 

The Conference Committee of the National Assembly on Constitution Review yesterday retained the immunity clause for the President and the Governors, which was originally in the Nigerian Constitution but was recommended for removal last week by the House of Representatives. The Conference Committee retained the immunity clause for the President and...