News - the Independent National Electoral Commission

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.

2015 Elections: INEC To Use Card Readers To Authenticate PVCs

5 years ago /
Nation 

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC says its plan to use a card reader to identify authentic permanent voter cards for the 2015 elections has met all necessary security features and has been verified to be full-proof to ensure that the voting process is ninety-nine percent free of rigging. The commission...

Boko Haram: INEC Suspends Voters Cards Distribution In Adamawa

5 years ago /
Politics 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended the distribution of Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) in  Madagali, Michika, Maiha, Mubi North and Mubi South Local Government Areas of Adamawa State for security reasons.

2015 Elections: We Can't Guarantee It Will Be Violence Free - INEC

5 years ago /
Nation 

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has expressed doubts over a violence-free 2015 general elections in Nigeria.  

Why Election In Borno Not Feasible Now, Says SSG

5 years ago /
Politics  Security 

The Secretary to the Borno State Government and  prominent member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ambassador Baba Ahmad Jidda, has cautioned against moves to conduct House of Assembly by-election for Jere Local Government state constituency fixed for  October 3.’

Shem Zagbayi Nuhu, PDP, Wins The Niger East Senatorial By-Election

5 years ago /
Politics 

Dr. Shem Zagbayi Nuhu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won the Niger East senatorial by-election.      

INEC Declares Niger East Senatorial By-Election Inconclusive

5 years ago /
Politics 

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Sunday declared the Saturday Niger East senatorial by-election inconclusive due to irregularities in some polling units.

INEC Rejects Extension Of Voters Registration

5 years ago /
Nation 

As the voters’ registration exercise ended Monday, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has ruled out the possibility of any further extension of the exercise.

Court Refuses To Hear Suit On Nyako's Reinstatement

5 years ago /
Politics 

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday temporarily declined jurisdiction over a suit filed by a Lagos-based lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje, seeking the reinstatement of impeached Governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako.

Continuos Voters Registration: Abuja Residents Complain Of Misinformation

5 years ago /
Nation 

Inadequate voter education has again reared its ugly head as it is threatening the success of another exercise by the independent national electoral commission, INEC.    

2015 Election: There Would Be No Masked Security - Jega

5 years ago /
Nation 

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, said on Wednesday that the commission would not allow security operatives to be masked during the 2015 general elections.      

PVC Collection: Kwara Residents Complain

5 years ago /
Nation 

The three days issuance of permanent voters registration cards by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has ended in Kwara but not without complaints.    

INEC Creates Additional 30000 Polling Units As Residents Call For Extension Of PVC Collection

5 years ago /
Nation 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has created an additional 30000 polling units. Bringing the total number to 150000 polling centres nationwide.  

INEC Begins Continuous Voters Registration Exercise Tomorrow

5 years ago /
Nation 

The independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is  to begin continue voter registration exercise on the 20th -25 august, 2014.

INEC Extends Distribution Of Voter Cards In 12 States By 2 Days

5 years ago /
Nation 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has extended the ongoing distribution of permanent voter cards in the FCT and 11 other states by two days.

Kwara Declares Public Holiday For Voters’ Registration

5 years ago /
Politics 

The Kwara State government yesterday declared Friday, August 15 a work-free day to enable residents of the state participates in the voters’ registration exercise.

Osun 2014: There Were Manipulations - Iyiola Omisore Organisation

5 years ago /
Politics 

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Osun state said it is studying the results of Saturday’s governorship election and consulting widely on whether or not to challenge the outcome of the polls.