INEC writes to Melaye, begins recall process July 3

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The Independent National Electoral Commission says it has formally notified Senator Dino Melaye of the demand by the people of his constituency to recall him from the Senate. It said that the decision to inform Melaye was taken at its meeting held in Abuja on Thursday, where the petition submitted by voters […]

Indicted INEC staff refund Diezani’s bribe

Prof. Mahmud Yakubu, INEC Chairman: indicted INEC staff return Diezani bribe he Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday said some of its staff accused of benefitting from a N3.4 billion bribe money in the 2015 general elections have refunded their share. The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmud Yakubu, disclosed this when he visited the Acting […]

Bribery: EFCC quizzed 100 INEC workers, says Yakubu

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said on Monday that more than 100 members of staff of the commission had been quizzed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over bribery allegations during the last general elections. Yakubu stated this in the commission’s […]

No more elections in Rivers State until peace returns – INEC

Military plotting to declare state of emergency — Wike *Wike is turning Rivers to another Somalia — APC *Hold INEC, security agencies responsible —PDP By Jimitota Onoyume, Kingsley Omonobi, Henry Umoru, Ben Agande & Omeiza Ajayi PORT HARCOURT— THE Independent National Electoral Commssion, INEC, has said that it will not return to Rivers until the […]

INEC decides on Bayelsa supplementary poll tomorrow

• Meets security agents, stakeholders behind closed doors From Romanus Ugwu, Abuja INDEPENDENT National Electoral Commission (INEC) has summoned security agents and other stakeholders such as the leadership of political parties, Civil Liberty Organisations (CLOs), IFES for an enlarged meeting tomorrow to chart a way forward on the inconclusive governorship election in Bayelsa State. A […]

BREAKING NEWS: INEC declares Kogi Governorship election inconclusive

Kogi governorship election The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the Kogi State governorship election inconclusive. Declaring the results of the election, the electoral body said its decision was reached after collation of results that showed a number of cancelled votes that was high than the margin between the leading candidate and the runner-up. […]

Tribunal orders re-run in Akwa Ibom gov. election

The Akwa Ibom State  governorship tribunal has ordered for a rerun of the governorship election in the state. The Tribunal ordered Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to conduct re-run election in 18 local government areas of the state. There are 31 LGs in Akwa Ibom. Giving its verdict on Wednesday, the Tribunal said it was […]

INEC denies rigging, hijacking of electoral materials in Rivers guber poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, said on Thursday, that the allegations of rigging and hijacking of electoral materials in the Rivers governorship election were false. The Commission stated this when it opened its defence before the State’s Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abuja. NAN reports the tribunal is sitting on a petition filed […]

13 parties hail new INEC boss appointment, slam PDP

  Acting National Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, Mrs. Amina Zakari The Acting National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Mrs. Amina Zakari, has said she accepted her appointment with humility. She told journalists in Abuja on Thursday that she would do her job diligently and that the commission would continue to work hard […]

Jega used card reader to finish us in PDP — Oguma

By Festus Ahon OLOROGUN John Oguma, JP, is a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Delta State. In this interview with select journalists, he spoke on the 2015 elections and other issues of national interests.Excerpts: What is your reaction to the outcome of the 2015 general election? We in PDP abandoned ‘we’ and […]

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