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Fayose Holds Rally, Attacks APC

5 hours ago /
Nation 

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has declared that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will again be roundly defeated in 2018, even as thousands of his supporters trooped out on Wednesday, to celebrate three years of his electoral victory. Governor Fayose made this known while addressing the crowd after declaring open the...

INEC Hosts ICT Regulatory Council

5 hours ago /
Nation 

The independent national electoral commission, INEC, says it will welcome whatever is required of it within the law, to improve on election processes in Nigeria.   Chairman of the commission, professor Mahmood Yakubu made this known when members of the computer professional registration of Nigeria, led by its registrar Allwell Achumba visited...

Dino Melaye Describes Attempt To Recall Him As “Comedy Of Errors”

5 hours ago /
Nation 

The Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, has dismissed efforts by his constituents to recall him from the National Assembly.  Senator Melaye who described the move as “a comedy of errors” took to twitter on Wednesday expressing his apparent disgust over the petition to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). “It cannot succeed. It is...

BREAKING: Kogi Indigenes Submit Petition For Melaye’s Recall To INEC

1 day ago /
Nation 

The Indigenes of Kogi West Senatorial Constituency have submitted a petition to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), demanding the recall of Senator Dino Melaye. Earlier in the month, indigenes of Western Senatorial District Kogi State, started the process of recalling Senator Dino Melaye from the National Assembly. The exercise which took...

INEC Issues APDA, ADP, 3 Other Parties Certificate

5 days ago /
Politics 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), yesterday, in Abuja presented certificates of registration to five newly registered political parties, bringing to 45 the total number of registered political parties in Nigeria. The newly certified political parties are Action Democratic Party (ADP), All Democratic People’s Movement (ADPM), Advanced People’s Democratic Party (APDA),...

We’ll Soon Be A Registered Political Party, says ANN

6 days ago /
Nation  Politics 

The Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), a political association, has assured its supporters that it will soon be a registered political party. Speaking with journalists, Jay Osi Samuels, coordinator of the association, said ANN’s name, acronym and slogan have been accepted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). He expressed optimism that ANN...

House Of Reps Calls On INEC To Decentralize The Voter Registration

6 days ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s house of representatives has called on the independent national electoral commission, INEC to exercise where the ward is large. The lawmakers took this decision to ensure that the challenges hampering the exercise are addressed to avoid disenfranchising prospective voters. The lawmakers are worried that the continuous voter registration exercise...

INEC To Deploy More Materials For Continuous Voters Registration

6 days ago /
Nation  Politics 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it would be deploying additional 300 additional Direct Data Capture Machines (DDCMs) to some centres of the ongoing nationwide Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) to ease congestion. The Commission, in a statement signed by Prince Adedeji Soyebi, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter...

INEC Confirms Theft Of Its Voters Registration Machine In Rivers

1 week ago /
Nation  Politics 

The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has confirmed the theft of the Direct Data Capturing, DDC equipment being used for the voters registration exercise in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers state. The INEC equipment alongside with council properties were allegedly stolen from Emohua Local Government Council. The Resident Electoral Commissioner in...

INEC Identifies Lack Of Adequate Fund As A Major Challenge To The On-going CVR Exercise

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has identified lack of adequate fund as a major challenge to the on-going continuous voter registration exercise, CVR. Chairman of the commission, professor Mahmood Yakubu made this known while declaring opened the mid-quarter review of the continues voter registration exercise in Kaduna, north west Nigeria. He...

INEC Registers Five New Political Parties

2 weeks ago /
Politics 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has registered five new political parties. According to the Commission, 95 associations applied for registration as political parties, but it approved five applications which met the constitutional requirements for registration. The parties are Young Progressive Party (YPP); Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA); New Generation Party of Nigeria...

Senate Confirms 15 INEC Resident Electoral Commissioners

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian senate has confirm the appointment of 15 out of 27 nominees as resident electoral commissioners of the independent national electoral commission {INEC} which were forwarded by president Muhammadu Buhari in April. Committee chairman, senator Suleiman Nazif representing Bauchi north senatorial district said report of the department of state services...

Sokoto: Court Set June 23 For Judgment On Tambuwal’s Election

4 weeks ago /
Politics 

The fate of the Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal and the All Progressives Congress governorship aspirant Umar Dahiru in the 2015 general elections will be finally determined on the 23rd of June 2017,  when judgment in the legal Tussle over Sokoto Governorship seat will be delivered  A Federal High Court in...

Bribery Allegations: EFCC Seeks Transfer Of Case Against INEC Official

1 month ago /
Nation 

A Federal High Court in Lagos will on May 24, decide whether or not to hands off the case of one Christian Nwosu, an official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), accused of receiving the sum of 30 million Naira from a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani...

Bribery Allegation: Case Against 23 INEC Officials Transferred To Port Harcourt

1 month ago /
Nation 

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has transferred the case filed by the Nigerian Police Force against 23 officials of the Independent Electoral Commission to the Port Harcourt division of the court. The INEC officials are being tried by the police for allegedly taking bribes during the national and state...

INEC Inaugurates Planning Committee For 2019 Elections

1 month ago /
Politics 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday inaugurated the Election Project Plan Committee (EPPC). The Commission also approved the 2017 – 2021 Strategic Plan for immediate implementation, following its validation by stakeholders. The EPPC has an INEC National Commissioner, Professor Okechukwu Ibeanu as Chairman, as well as the Director of Planning...

INEC To Give Special Treatment To Nursing Mothers, Pregnant Women

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it would give special treatment to nursing mothers, people with disability and the aged at the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR). The Administrative Secretary of the commission in Zamfara, Alhaji Abdu Gujungu, said this at the flag-off of the CVR and distribution of Permanent Voters...

 

How Ex-INEC Chairman, Jega Disappointed Me In 2015 – Goodluck Jonathan

1 month ago /
Politics 

The immediate past President, Goodluck Jonathan despite conceding defeat after the 2015 Presidential election ha expressed disappointment with how the then Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Attahiru Jega conducted the election. This revelation was contained in a book written by the Chairman of THISDAY editorial board, Segun Adeniyi. In...

INEC To Commence CVR Ahead Of 2019

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will soon commence a nationwide Continuous Voters Registration exercise, ahead of the 2019 general elections. The INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, stated this at a meeting with national commissioners at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja. According to him, the exercise will enable citizens who...

Some Indicted INEC Staff Refund Bribe

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday said some of its staff accused of benefitting from a N3.4 billion bribe money in the 2015 general elections have refunded their share. The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmud Yakubu, disclosed this when he visited the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes...


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