News - INEC

Anambra Governorship: Seven Parties Meet INEC Deadline For Nominations

6 days ago /
Nation  Politics 

Seven political parties were able to submit nominations forms of their flag bearer as the build-up to the November Anambra governorship elections gathers momentum.    The submission of nomination forms to the independent national electoral commission closed on Monday. Two leading political parties, the All Progressives’ Congress, and the Peoples Democratic Party made...

INEC To Release Revised Timetable For Dino Melaye’s Recall Process

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, says it will on Monday september 18, release a revised timetable and schedule of activities for the recall of senator representing Kogi west senatorial district, senator Dino Melaye.  In a statement by the national commissioner, information and voter education, Mallam Mohammed Haruna, the commission...

Senator Dino Melaye Loses Bid To Stop Recall

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday dismissed the suit filed by Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi west senatorial district, and cleared the way for his recall process to resume. The court in its judgement held that the petitioners who are constituents from Kogi west and INEC are not under...

 

Voters Accuse INEC Over Fake PVCs

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Voters in the Federal Capital Territory are accusing the independent national electoral commission of sub-standard materials in the production of permanent voters cards. The accusation comes on the heels of the poor quality of print    information contained in the voters’ cards. Two hundred and sixty nine thousand, four hundred and ninety six...

Winning Election In Courtroom Means Well For Democracy – Senator-Elect

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Senator-elect representing Rivers East Senatorial District, Andrew Uchendu, says the trend of winning elections in the courtroom means well for Nigeria’s democracy. Uchendu believes most elections in the country are conducted in a way that is contrary to the provisions of the Electoral Act. “We have had situations where those who...

Three Hundred Thousand Unclaimed PVC's In Benue - INEC

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Thursday revealed that about three hundred thousand registered voters in Benue state were yet to claim their permanent voters card (PVC) as the commission still had the said number of PVC's In its possession. State resident electoral commissioner Nentawe Yilwatda made the revelation in Makurdi...

APGA Crisis: Agbaso’s Faction Elects Guber Candidate

1 month ago /
Politics 

The Chief Martin Agbaso’s faction of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) on Monday, elected Dr. Igwebuike Ifeanyichukwu Hygers as its flag-bearer for the November 18, governorship election in Anambra State. He polled a total of 1, 547 votes to emerge as the party’s flag bearer. The party elected the flag-bearer during...

Cross-River: High Court Demands Status Quo Be Maintained On House Of Assembly

1 month ago /
Nation 

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered that status quo be maintained on cross-river state house of assembly’s attempt to declare vacant the seat of Elucate Okora Ekom, in the state legislature. The speaker of the house, John Gaul Lebo, had recently declared the seat vacant over Ekom’s decision...

Prospective Voters Complain About The Continuous Voters Registration Process

1 month ago /
Nation 

Two weeks after the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, opened new centres for the continuous voters registration in the FCT, prospective voters say the process remains very slow and cumbersome. Prospective voters were at the commission’s office in the Abuja municipal area council to express worry that each of the centres...

INEC Chairman Swears In Nine Resident Electoral Commissioners

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has sworn in nine newly appointed resident electoral commissioners. Professor Yakubu, who inaugurated the new electoral commissioners today, reaffirmed the commission’s readiness to conduct the 2019 general elections. The new commissioners are Mrs Asmau Maikudi, Sam Olumekun, Professor Riskuwa Shehu, Kassim...

Jonathan Blasts Critics, Says Only PDP Can Lead Nigeria To Greatness

1 month ago /
Nation 

Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan has faulted critics of his administration and the Peoples Democratic Party, saying the party is back and is the only one that can lead the country to greatness. Mr Jonathan’s comments came at the PDP’s non-elective national convention today in Abuja, one month after the Supreme...

Update: Dino’s Recall Suit

1 month ago /
Nation 

A federal high court in Abuja is to hear on August 11, the suit filed by senator Dino Melaye seeking to stop his recall. The independent national electoral commission was the defendant in the suit, but all that changed on Monday when the case came up for mention. While one Michael Olowolayemo...

INEC Resumes Registration Of Prospective Voters In The FCT

1 month ago /
Nation 

The independent national electoral commission, INEC has resumed registration of prospective voters in the twenty-two centers across the six area councils of the federal capital territory. The resumption follows the week-long display of temporary voter registers for claims and objections by prospective voters. The commission had in the last one week engaged...

Atiku Abubakar Calls For Internal Party Democracy And Electoral Reforms

1 month ago /
Politics 

Political parties have been told to make internal party democracy, freedom of choice their watchword Former vice president Atiku Abubakar gave the advice at the second Intra-Party Advisory Council, IPAC, annual conference held in Abuja. The gathering was a moment for reflection on issues that affect party democracy and governance in Nigeria. Chairman...

Full List Of 1999 Constitution Amendment

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Federal lawmakers on Wednesday cast their votes to amend sections in the fourth amendment of the 1999 Constitution. Here is a full list of the sections amended. 1. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, (Fourth Alteration) Bill, No. 1, 2017 (Composition of Members of the Council of State) – This...

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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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...


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