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INEC not averse to public scrutiny
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INEC not averse to public scrutiny

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared that its activities are open for public assessments and criticisms. It’s Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, stated this yesterday at a public dialogue with civil society groups, organised by European Centre for Electoral Support. He said the rationale […]

Tension in Badagry over non-release of result 4 days after APC election
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Tension in Badagry over non-release of result 4 days after APC election

[FILE PHOTO] Election Palpable tension have continued to envelope the ancient town of Badagry, Lagos State, as residents await announcement of result of All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries into the House of Representatives and State House of Assembly. A News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent who went round Badagry reports […]

Osun election: INEC’s secret balloting curbed open vote buying – CSOs
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Osun election: INEC’s secret balloting curbed open vote buying – CSOs

INEC National Commissioner Festus Okoye Esq inspecting some Polling Unit in Ede South Local Government of Osun State<br />#OsunDecides2018. Photo/Twitter/ necnigeria Two Civil Society Organisations monitoring the Osun governorship election on Saturday said the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC’s) secret balloting had so far made it impossible for people to […]

INEC and political parties’ nomination of candidates
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INEC and political parties’ nomination of candidates

[FILE PHOTO] INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmoud Yakubu The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had, as far back as when Professor Attahiru Jega was in the saddle as national chairman, formulated a body of rules or regulations that would guide and ensure the credibility of the conduct of primary elections by […]

CVR: INEC registers 318, 255 in Edo
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CVR: INEC registers 318, 255 in Edo

[FILE] Benin City, Edo State. PHOTO: getgripng.com The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) registered 318, 255 persons in Edo during the recently-concluded Continuous Voters Registration (CVR). According to a document obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the figure is comprised of those registered between April 27, 2017 and […]

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Nigerians should make 2019 date of freedom, says Muslim group

The Muslims Rights Concern (MURIC) has called on Nigerians particularly the Muslims to cast their votes for a credible personality with good integrity in the quest to deliver the nation from the bondage of corruption, insecurity and economic woes. The director of MURIC, Ishaq Akintola, in a statement made available […]

183, 000 PVCs unclaimed in Borno, says INEC
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183, 000 PVCs unclaimed in Borno, says INEC

PVC The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that 183,000 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) are yet to be collected in Borno. Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Alhaji Mohammed Magaji, disclosed to newsmen in Maiduguri on Thursday. Magaji said that the unclaimed PVCs 113, 000 for newly-registered voters […]

INEC, EU urge youths to shun electoral violence
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INEC, EU urge youths to shun electoral violence

INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmoud Yakubu The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the European Union (EU) have urged youths to resist being used for violence in 2019 polls. INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, made the call yesterday at youths’ votes count outreach at the University of Port Harcourt. Head of […]

We will not accept any election that fails to meet electoral guidelines – INEC
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We will not accept any election that fails to meet electoral guidelines – INEC

INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmoud Yakubu The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday said it would not accept any election that did not meet electoral guidelines. National Commissioner, Voter Education and Publicity, INEC, Mr Adedeji Soyebi, stated this at a voter sensitisation organized by the commission in collaboration with the […]

Uwazurike faults doctrine of necessity, flays Mohammed over development claim in South East
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Uwazurike faults doctrine of necessity, flays Mohammed over development claim in South East

Chief Gordy Uwazurike Former President of Igbo think tank group, Aka Ikenga, Chief Goddy Uwazurike has faulted the argument that President Muhammadu Buhari could apply the Doctrine of Necessity on the appropriation bill for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the 2019 elections currently before the National Assembly. Uwazurike […]

PDP decries Buhari’s delay in signing Electoral Bill
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PDP decries Buhari’s delay in signing Electoral Bill

PDP Chairman, Secondus. Photo: TWITTER/UcheSecondus The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday accused President Muhammadu Buhari of deliberately delaying signing of the Electoral Act Amendment Bill to promote his hidden agenda. In a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party alleged that “Buhari and the All Progressives […]

National Assembly fails to resolve 2019 election budget conflict
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National Assembly fails to resolve 2019 election budget conflict

National Assembly Complex Abuja. The National Assembly’s joint committees on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have failed to resolve discrepancies in the 2019 election budget. The commission’s chairman, Mahmood Yakubu was, therefore, invited to appear again today to make further clarifications. The Senate INEC committee had on Wednesday raised the […]

2019 Election Budget: Senate invites INEC Chairman again for clarifications
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2019 Election Budget: Senate invites INEC Chairman again for clarifications

National Assembly The National Assembly Joint Committee on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has again invited the Chairman of the commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, to give further clarifications on the 2019 General Elections Budget. The Chairman of the Senate committee on INEC, Sen. Suleiman Nazif, who made this known to […]

Voters registration: Larger turnout in Oyo as CVR deadline draws near
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Voters registration: Larger turnout in Oyo as CVR deadline draws near

[File] Oyo town. PHOTO: Flickr The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Oyo State said it had started recording larger turnout of eligible voters registering or coming to collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs). A News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent, who visited some of the INEC registration centres in […]

INEC not suspending CVR due to pressure – Chairman
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INEC not suspending CVR due to pressure – Chairman

Mass turn out of prospective registrants in one of the CVR Centers in Abadan LGA located in BOCOLIS IDP Center Maiduguri, Borno State.<br />Photo TWITTER/INECNIGERIA The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday said its decision to suspend the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) was not prompted by pressure from […]

INEC, observers urge review of Electoral Act to criminalise vote-buying
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INEC, observers urge review of Electoral Act to criminalise vote-buying

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suggested urgent amendment of the Electoral Act before 2019 general elections to establish a non-partisan agency to prosecute electoral offenders. INEC noted that although Section 150 (2) of the 2010 Act put the responsibility of prosecution on its […]

INEC releases timetable for four bye-elections
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INEC releases timetable for four bye-elections

Photo Credit; rockcityfmradio The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the schedule of activities for four bye-elections, as from August 11, it will conduct bye-elections to fill vacancies in Katsina North and Bauchi South senatorial districts in Kastina and Bauch states; as well as Lokoja/Kogi/Koton Karfe Federal Constituency in […]

Ekiti State election was generally successful – INEC
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Ekiti State election was generally successful – INEC

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said that the just concluded Saturday governorship election was generally successful. INEC Director of Voter Education and Publicity, Mr Oluwole Osaze -Uzzi, said this in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja. […]

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Alleged underage voting: INEC to release full report of its investigation

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it would soon release the full report of its investigation into alleged under-aged voting in the Kano election report. INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu disclosed this during an interaction with political editors of media organisations on Saturday in Lagos. Yakubu recalled that the […]