All eyes on INEC as Appeal Court upholds Oye, Soludo

By Leo Sobechi (Abuja) and Osiberoha Osibe (Awka) Okeke heads for Supreme Court The Court of Appeal, Kano Division, has dismissed the judgment of Jigawa High Court, which declared Chukwuma Umeoji and Jude Okeke as candidate and national chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) for the November 6 governorship poll in Anambra State. In […]

Don’t vote for PDP, APC again; they have bad antecedents, former INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega, warns Nigerians

former Chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission of Nigeria ( INEC), Professor Attahiru Muhammad Jega By Ibrahim Wuyo, Kaduna …Says I am now in PRP looking to save Nigeria For their alleged failure to bring the desired growth and development in Nigeria within the past 20 years, a university don and former Chairman of the […]

Courts override INEC’s coup, return Soludo, Ozigbo, Uba as Anambra guber candidates

By Lawrence Njoku (Enugu) Uzoma Nzeagwu, Osiberoha Osibe (Awka) and John Akubo (Abuja) Why I decided not to run for governorship, by Chidoka A Federal High Court in Awka, presided over by Justice Peter Okaa, yesterday, reaffirmed former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Chukwuma Soludo as candidate of the All Progressives Grand […]

Back to sender: Senate rejects Lauretta Onochie for INEC

By Abankula The Nigerian Senate on Thursday rejected the nomination of Lauretta Onochie as a National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). President Buhari had nominated her as a national commissioner last October, triggering a maelstrom of opposition. Onochie is a new media aide of President Buhari and a member of the All […]

INEC insists APGA won’t participate in Anambra guber poll

By Leo Sobechi, Sodiq Omolaoye (Abuja) and Osiberoha Osibe (Awka) • Soludo wins the factional ticket, ‘suspended’ • Journalists barred at the venue of accreditation, voting For violating the Electoral Act 2010 as amended, the rulling All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has been ruled out of the November 6, 2021 governorship poll in Anambra State. According to […]

Onochie is a British citizen, cannot be INEC commissioner in Nigeria, CSOs tells NASS

Onochie is a British citizen, cannot be INEC commissioner in Nigeria, CSOs tells NASS By Matthew Ogune, Abuja A coalition of civil society organisations (CSOs) Wednesday asked the National Assembly to reject the nomination of Lauretta Onochie as Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) commissioner because she is a British citizen. Speaking during a press conference in Abuja […]

Attacks on facilities may affect future polls –INEC

Attacks on facilities may affect future polls –INEC •As Akwa Ibom LGA office is razed down From Joe Effiong, Uyo and Romanus Ugwu, Abuja The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said recent attacks on its facilities, if unchecked, may affect future polls. The commission expressed concern, particularly with ongoing conversion of voting points to polling units, […]

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 […]

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