Buhari swears in INEC Chairman, Yakubu, for another 5-year term

We will ensure speedy passage of amendment bill – INEC boss By Johnbosco Agbakwuru – Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday swore-in Professor Mahmood Yakubu as Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. The swearing-in took place at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja, before the commencement of the 27th virtual Federal Executive Council, […]

Heeding Attahiru Jega’s Constitutional Counsel – By Ejeviome Eloho Otobo & Oseloka H. Obaze

Ejeviome Eloho Otobo Oseloka H. Obaze  By Ejeviome Eloho Otobo & Oseloka H. Obaze | NNP | October 27, 2020 – The mixed reactions with which Nigeria’s 60th anniversary was celebrated by Nigerians, revealed the depth of resignation and cynicism pervading the nation at a time, when debate on restructuring has taken the political centre […]

Ondo election: INEC to ensure early opening of polls 2 min read

By Emmanuel Oloniruha The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it is working to ensure early opening of polls and declaration of results, especially in the riverine areas, in the Oct. 10 governorship election in Ondo State. Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, INEC Chairman, stated this on Thursday in Akure when he met with the traditional rulers […]

Edo election: INEC presents certificates of return to Gov. Obaseki, Shaibu

Gov.Godwin Obaseki of Edo State By Nefishetu Yakubu The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Tuesday presented Certificates of Return (COR) to the winner of last Saturday’s governorship election in Edo, Gov. Godwin Obaseki and his running mate, Mr Philip Shaibu. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the ceremony took place at the […]

INEC: How We’ll Conduct Elections During Pandemic

Lists electoral vacancies Chuks Okocha in Abuja Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Thursday said it had approved its policy on how to conduct elections during a pandemic, insisting that Edo and Ondo state governorship elections would hold as scheduled. It explained that although holding an election in a period of public health crisis was an […]

2019 Polls will be last manual elections – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said yesterday that with the proposed reform of the electoral Act, the 2019 election may be the last “mainly manual” election in Nigeria. Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakub, said this is achievable with the support of the National Assembly, tasking the lawmakers to expedite action on the amendment […]

INEC Conducts By-Elections In 11 States …Swears In Two RECs

The Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu  has said the agency was ready for the conduct of by-elections in 28 constituencies across 11 states. He said the agency will ensure a credible exercise, urging stakeholders to cooperate with its officials on electoral duty. Yakubu spoke in Abuja during the swearing in […]

INEC to conduct Katsina Assembly bye-election on Nov. 30

By Shehu Danjuma The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has slated by-election for Sabuwan constituency in Katsina state House of Assembly for Nov. 30, 2019. INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Alhaji Ibrahim Zarewa, disclosed this on Wednesday in Katsina during a news conference. “The by-election will be conducted following the death of Alhaji […]

Jubilation as Ihedioha receives certificate of return in Imo

Stanley Uzoaru, Owerri Imo State governor-elect, Emeka Ihedioha, on Wednesday was officially recognised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the winner of the 2019 governorship election in the state as he was issued a Certificate of Return by INEC. the move trigged wild jubilation as people followed his convoy singing and dancing, resulting […]

INEC threatens to cancel election results without card readers

JOHN ADAMS, MINNA Worried by the large-scale irregularities that characterised the just concluded presidential and National Assembly elections in Niger State, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state has warned that any community that refuses to allow the use of smart card readers during the next Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly polls would […]

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