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INEC Asks Court To Set Aside Interim Order On Senator Melaye’s Recall

3 days ago /
Nation 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has prayed a Federal High Court in Abuja to set aside its July 6 order directing parties in a suit by Senator Dino Melaye, to maintain status quo pending the determination of the plaintiff’s motion on notice. INEC also urged the court to discard Melaye’s...

Senate Confirms 8 Resident Electoral Commissioners

3 days ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian senate has confirmed eight more nominees for the position of resident electoral commissioners three were however stepped down because of petitions against them. One of the nominees from Niger state, Mustapha Zubairu was rejected because he comes from the same place as a serving electoral commissioner in INEC. Last month,...

Presidency To Drag Senate To Supreme Court Over Magu Controversy

1 week ago /
Politics 

The Presidency is planning to approach the Supreme Court to make a pronouncement on the lingering crisis between the executive and the National Assembly over the powers of the President to appoint some heads of government agencies without recourse to the Senate based on the provisions of Section 171 of...

Senate Probes TETFund, Alleges Contract Fraud

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate has resolved to probe the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFund after it alleged procurement fraud at the federal body, which is the country’s intervention agency for managing and disbursing education tax to public tertiary schools. The resolution followed a motion by Jibrin Barau, APC-Kano, who sought an “investigative...

Atiku, Dogara Seek Scrapping Of State Electoral Commission

1 week ago /
Nation 

Former Nigerian vice president, Atiku Abubakar and speaker house of representatives, Yakubu Dogara want state independent electoral commissions to be abolished, as part of moves to grant full autonomy to local government councils. While they described as illegal the caretaker chairmen system by some governors, they are also calling for the...

Ademola Adeleke Wins Osun West Senatorial Bye-Election

2 weeks ago /
Politics 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) winner of the just concluded Osun west senatorial bye-election. Ademola Adeleke, who won in nine Local Government Areas in the district out of 10, polled 97480 to beat Senator Mudashir Hussein of the APC who...

Osun Bye-Election: Counting Of Votes Concluded As Collation Of Results Starts

2 weeks ago /
Politics 

Counting of votes for the bye-election has been concluded in all the 10 local governments across the Osun West Senatorial district in Osun State. Collation of results has also commenced at the ward level across the 110 wards in the senatorial district for onward collation at the senatorial district headquarters in...

CVR: Report Erring INEC Officials – Scribe

2 weeks ago /
Politics 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos State has urged the public to report any of its officials engaging in sharp practices during the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) for necessary action. Dr Mudashiru Mustapha, Administrative Secretary of INEC in Lagos, made the call on Thursday, at a stakeholders meeting organised...

Uncertainty Over Sen. Dino Melaye’s Recall Process

2 weeks ago /
Politics 

Contrary to Senator Dino Melaye’s tweet, some Nigerians say the Abuja High Court  refused to grant the senator’s quest to stop his recall process. Instead the court ordered status quo be maintained and fixed September 29 to hear the suit challenging the recall. The confusion is the interpretation of “status quo”. Majority...

Kogi APC Sues INEC

2 weeks ago /
Nation  Politics 

The all progressives congress, APC, Kogi state chapter and 12 others have asked the federal high court in Abuja to stop the independent national electoral commission INEC from commencing the recall process of senator Dino Melaye. The electoral body, following collation of signatures, had said that it will start the recall...

INEC Releases Timetable For Dino Melaye’s Recall

2 weeks ago /
Politics 

The Independent National Electoral Commission has released the timetable for the recall of the Senator representing Kogi West, Senator Dino Melaye. Based on the timetable, INEC will give a notice of verification on July 10, 2017. The notice would be posted in the commission’s LGA office in Lokoja. July 31 would be...

Alleged Diezani Bribe: N15m Recovered So Far From INEC Officials, Says Witness

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

A second prosecution witness, one Mr Usman Zakari has testified in the trial of two officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) facing charges of receiving a bribe of N264m from the former Minister of Petroleum, Mrs Diezani Allison-Madueke. The two defendants are Christian Nwosu and Tijani India Bashir while...

Dino Melaye: Kogi Voters File Suit To Stop Recall Process

3 weeks ago /
Politics 

Concerned Kogi Registered Voters (CKRV) has filed a suit at a Federal High Court in Abuja seeking to stop the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from commencing verification of signatures collected in order to recall Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West at the senate. Addressing newsmen yesterday in Abuja, convener of...

INEC Says Osun Bye-Election Will Hold

3 weeks ago /
Politics 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has insisted that the Osun-West Bye-election would hold has scheduled. According to INEC, there would not be postponement of the election. The electoral body was reacting to a statement credited to state chairman of the PDP, Soji Adagunodo which alleged that there were serious moves by...

Alleged Diezani Bribe: First Witness Testifies Against INEC Officials

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

A banker has testified at the Federal High Court Lagos in the suit against two officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on charges of receiving bribe from the former Minister of Petroleum, Mrs Diezani Allison-Madueke. The prosecution witness, Timothy Olaobaju, told Justice Mohammed Idris that the INEC officials –...

Dino's Recall : Lawmakers, Okun Youths denies signatures

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

A group under the aegis of Bunu and Yagba Youth Forum have condemned the ongoing effort to recall Senator representing Kogi West Dino Melaye, distancing self from the recall signatory process. The leader of the group, Hon. Kingsley Mokikan stated described the process as an attempt by some selfish individuals...

There Is Nothing For The Distinguished Senator To Be Worried About, INEC Has Set July 3, For The Public Verification Of Signatures – Yahaya Bello

4 weeks ago /
Nation 

Sen. Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West Senatorial district in the National Assembly says the signatures allegedly collected to influence his recall and forwarded to INEC were forged. Addressing newsmen on Sunday in Lokoja, Melaye who said investigations had revealed that even the dead signed the recall across the seven area councils...

INEC Acknowledges Receipt On The Recall Of Senator Dino Melaye

1 month ago /
Nation 

In accordance with the electoral guidelines for the recall of a member of the national assembly, the independent national electoral commission, INEC, has acknowledged receipt of a petition on the recall of senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi west senatorial district. The commission in a statement issued after its weekly meeting said...

Fayose Holds Rally, Attacks APC

1 month 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

1 month 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...


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