News - the Independent National Electoral Commission

INEC Commences Phase III Distribution Of PVCs In Lagos, Kano, Rivers Nov 7

5 years ago /
Politics 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has approved the distribution of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) in 13 states in the third phase of the exercise to begin on Friday, 7th November and end on Sunday, 9th November 2014. According to a statement by the electoral commission contained in its bulletin, yesterday,...

Boko Haram Will Not Threaten 2015 Elections – Attahiru Jega

5 years ago /
Politics 

Nigeria can hold elections in February even if Boko Haram violence makes voting impossible in parts of the northeast, the country’s elections chief told AFP, arguing that the disenfranchisement of thousands of people would not undermine the entire vote. Attahiru Jega, who heads the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), said he was...

Adamawa: Fintiri Alleges Foul Play, Drags Justice Ademola To NJC

5 years ago /
Nation 

Sacked Adamawa State Acting Governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has petitioned the National Judicial Council (NJC). He is particularly accusing Justice Adeniyi Ademola of alleged misconduct and has asked the NJC to investigate Adeniyi for not releasing a copy of the judgment which sacked him from office to his lawyers. In two...

2015: Reps Empowers INEC To Deploy Troops

5 years ago /
Nation 

The House of Representatives on 30 September, 2014 during plenary gave the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) the express powers to “request” for deployment of soldiers during elections in the country. This followed the approval of the amendment to Section 29(1) of the Electoral Act No. 6, 2011. Deputy leader of the...

Court Reserves Ruling On 30,000 Additional Polling Units Until October 22

5 years ago /
Nation 

A Federal High Court in Abuja will on October 22, 2014 rule on an ex-parte motion brought by the Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN), seeking to stop the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from further creating additional 30,000 polling units pending the determination of the substantive suit. Lawyer to the plaintiff,...

2015: Women To Get 35% Appointment If I'm Elected Says Maku

5 years ago /
Politics 

Mr. Labaran Maku, Minister of Information has promise to allocate over 35 percent political appointment of women in Nasarawa if elected as Governor of Nasarawa state come 2015. Mr. Maku stated this on Sunday at a reception in his honor, held at Akwanga, Akwanga Local Government Area, Of Nasarawa state, Maku...

House Of Rep Speaker, Hon Tambuwal Set To Dump PDP

5 years ago /
Politics 

Barring any last minute change, the nationwide “consultations” undertaken by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Aminu Tambuwal, to decide his next political direction may finally be revealed, as impeccable sources close to the speaker said he may defect from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All...

Court Stops Adamawa By-election, Orders Swearing-In Of Ngilari

5 years ago /
Nation  Politics 

A federal high court in Abuja has deliveried judgement that ousted Deputy Governor, Ngilari should be reinstated as (acting) governor. Justice Adeniji while delivering his judgment said Ngilari did not resign in accordance with Section 306 (1) (2) and (5) of the country. He also said that Fintiri’s occupation of the Governor’s office was illegal...

President Jonathan's 2014 Eid-El-Kabir Message To The Nation

5 years ago /
Nation 

Dear Compatriots, I greet and felicitate with all our countrymen and women of the Islamic faith as we celebrate this year’s Eid-El-Kabir. I also congratulate all believers who have successfully undertaken the Hajj this year as enjoined by Prophet Mohammed (May Peace Be Upon Him). As they conclude the rites of the Hajj...

Nyako Impeachment: Judgement Reserved For Oct 8

5 years ago /
Nation 

A federal high court in Abuja reserved judgement till next week in a suit filled by Mr Bala Ngilari, Adamawa ex-deputy governor under impeached Governor Murtala Nyako. Justice Ademola Adeniyi reserved judgement after the submissions of counsel to different parties in the suit, he also insisted that a definite date for...

Details of 2015 General Elections - INEC

5 years ago /
Nation 

The Independent National Electoral Commission in Osun State on Wednesday said it had displayed notice of the 2015 general elections in line with its timetable and schedule. A statement by Chief Public Affairs Officer of the commission, Mrs Adenike Tadese, said the notice had been displayed at the headquarters and local...

Senate Committee On INEC Warns Jega Against Proceeding With New Polling Units

5 years ago /
Politics 

Following moves by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to create additional 30,000 polling units ahead of the 2015 general elections, the Senate Committee on INEC, chaired by Senator Andy Uba, has warned that the Senate would overrule Professor Attahiru Jega if the commission goes ahead with the creation of...

2014 Independence Day Broadcast By President Jonathan

5 years ago /
Nation 

2014 Independence Day Broadcast by His Excellency, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR Wednesday 1st October, 2014 Fellow Nigerians: 1. Today marks the 54th anniversary of our country’s independence as a sovereign nation. This is also the tenth month of our journey into a new century, having marked the centenary of...

Ogar: DSS Will Appeal Court Judgment On El-Rufai

5 years ago /
Nation 

The Department of State Services, says it would appeal the judgment given by the Federal High Court, Awka, ordering it to apologise and pay a sum of N2 million to a former FCT Minister, Nasir el-Rufai, for restricting his movement during the governorship election in Anambra State in 2013. The service...

INEC Kicks Against Early Campaigns

5 years ago /
Politics 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Monday, said it will, henceforth, take necessary action against associations, corporate bodies, individuals, political parties, media or such communication agencies, social media, candidates/aspirants who contravene the provisions of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) and/or Electoral Act 2010 (as amended) on public campaign/rally and...

2015 Election: PDP, APC Members Ask Court To Stop Jonathan’s Re-Election

5 years ago /
Politics 

Two Members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) have filed a suit before a Federal High Court in Abuja seeking to, among others, restrain the Independent National Electoral Commission  (INEC) and the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) from allowing President Goodluck Jonathan to participate...

2015: Human Right Activist File Court Case To Stop Jonathan

5 years ago /
Politics 

Two human rights activist have sued President Goodluck Jonathan, demanding the court declare him unqualified to run in next year’s general elections. Joined as co-defendants are Vice President Namadi Sambo, the ruling Peoples Democratic Party and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The suit was filed Friday at the Federal High Court...

Elections Will Hold In Adamawa, Borno And Yobe - Jega

5 years ago /
Nation 

The National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, on Thursday dismissed insinuations that elections might not hold in the troubled Northeastern part of the country, arguing that if elections could hold in more volatile countries such as Iraq and Afghanistan, the case of Nigeria and...

Reps, Senate Resume Tuesday To Fast-Track PIB, Asset Forfeiture Bill, INEC, Others

5 years ago /
Politics 

Members of the National Assembly will on Tuesday resume the last legislative session after two months recess.

INEC Assures Of Level Playing Fields In Forth Coming Elections

5 years ago /
Politics 

As some stakeholders have expressed misgiving on the 2015 general election in the country, the Akwa Ibom State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Dr. Gabriel Ada has reassured political parties of a level playing field for them to test their popularity and acceptability by the electorate.