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Buhari restates commitment for free, fair 2019 elections
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Buhari restates commitment for free, fair 2019 elections

[FILE PHOTO] Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday reassured Nigerians that the forthcoming general elections in 2019 will be free and fair. Buhari gave the assurance in Jos at the graduation ceremony of Senior Executive Course 40, 2018 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), KURU. “We […]

INEC denies fresh registration for PVCs
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INEC denies fresh registration for PVCs

[FILE PHOTO] INEC chairman Prof Mahmoud Yakubu The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday debunked reports, particularly in the social media, that the commission has opened room for fresh registration for permanent voter’s cards. The social media was awashed yesterday with the report of the commission beginning a new phase […]

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400,000 PVCs unclaimed in Rivers – Senate Committee

The Senate Committee on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has expressed concern over more than 400,000 Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVCs) unclaimed in Rivers INEC office. Sen. Suleiman Nazif, Chairman, Senate Committee on INEC, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) after an oversight function of the committee […]

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Presidential, NASS campaigns begin Sunday-INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will on Sunday lift ban on campaign for 2019 presidential and National Assembly elections slated for Feb. 16, 2019 A statement by Mr Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, INEC Director Of Voter Education and Publicity, on Saturday in Abuja said that political parties who fielded candidates for […]

2019: Senate comittee visits INEC in Lagos
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2019: Senate comittee visits INEC in Lagos

From Left, Sen. Suleiman Nazif, Chairman, Senate Committee on INEC; Prince Adelani Asade, Administrative Secretary, INEC, Lagos and Mr Oladosu Balogun, Head of Electoral Operations, INEC Lagos during the Senate Committee Oversight visit to the INEC headquarters in Lagos on Wednesday (NAN) The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Lagos State […]

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 […]

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Display of voters’ register to tackle multiple registration, says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that the nationwide display of voters’ register is aimed at putting records straight to avoid encumbrances during the forthcoming general elections. A statement from the commission in Abuja yesterday said the exercise, which begins tomorrow, November 6 to Monday, November 12, 2018 […]

‘How virtual polling units may mar 2019 elections’
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‘How virtual polling units may mar 2019 elections’

• INEC says allegation baseless, affirms neutrality • ICT experts task electoral umpire on credibility The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was warned yesterday that the credibility of its elections in 2019 may be threatened by electronic manipulation. It was further told that the manipulation was being planned by some […]

Executive Orders: Separation of powers as enshrined in the constitution must be jealously guided – Akinlolu (SAN)
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Executive Orders: Separation of powers as enshrined in the constitution must be jealously guided – Akinlolu (SAN)

Akinlolu The Federal High Court, Abuja, recently upheld the constitutionality of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Executive Orders. The judgment has been eliciting reactions from lawyers, some of whom have vowed to challenge it in higher courts. In an interview with Bridget Chiedu Onochie, an Abuja-based Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Kehinde Akinlolu, […]

2019 polls in focus as CSOS debate electoral integrity
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2019 polls in focus as CSOS debate electoral integrity

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu( right), INEC National Commissioner, Festus Okoye and Chief Executive Officer, Zabe Software, Khalil Halilu, at the Conference on Electoral Integrity in Nigeria, organised by CDD As the 2019 electoral process shapes up, especially with the conclusion of political party primaries, conversations around how to promote […]

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Osun 2018: Observer urges INEC to probe cancellation of result

Election Monitor (EM), one of the accredited observers of the recently concluded Osun State election, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to further investigate circumstances that led to declaring the September 22, 2018 election inconclusive. The EM Coordinator, Mr. Abiodun Ajijola, while presenting a comprehensive report of […]

No extension of deadline for candidates’ list, INEC insists
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No extension of deadline for candidates’ list, INEC insists

INEC chairman Prof Mahmoud Yakubu • Ekiti Poll Tribunal Admits 11 LGs, 109 Wards Electoral Materials As Exhibits The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it would not extend the deadline for submission of list of candidates’ names by political parties for next year’s general elections. Chief Press Secretary to […]

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PDP warns against submission of unauthorised names to INEC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned against submission of unauthorised names of candidates to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). A statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, yesterday in Abuja, said the party had officially submitted names of candidates for National Assembly elections to the NEC […]

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PDP warns against submission of unauthorized names to INEC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned against submission of unauthorised names of candidates to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan on Friday in Abuja, said that PDP had officially submitted names of candidates for National Assembly elections to […]