Court stops INEC from ending voters’ registration

From Godwin Tsa, Abuja The Abuja division of the Federal High Court has stopped the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from ending voter registration on  June 30. Justice Mobolaji Olajuwon granted the restraining order after listening to arguments in respect of a motion exparte by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP). SERAP and 185 concerned Nigerians had […]

INEC announces new dates for Presidential, governorship elections: Statement

Nigeria’s presidential and National Assembly elections will now take place on 25 February 2023, instead of 18 February as initially announced. INEC chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu announced the new date Saturday a day after President Muhammadu Buhari signed the amended Electoral. The act says that Presidential election notice shall be given 360 days ahead. By […]

2023: Outrage as INEC says polls may be postponed

2023: Outrage as INEC says polls may be postponed By Dapo Akinrefon, Omeiza Ajayi, Nnamdi Ojiego & Chinonso Alozie • Commission blames Electoral Act crisis Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, says it may be forced to postpone the 2023 elections if President Muhammadu Buhari fails to assent to the reworked Electoral Act Amendment Bill by […]

2023: Why Lawmakers Are Rejecting E-Voting – Jega

A former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Attahiru Jega,  berated the National Assembly for downplaying the relevance of the electronic transmission of results in general elections, adding that the lawmakers were doing so for self-interest. Jega disclosed this during a  lecture organized by the Kwara Visioners Network for Rural Development at the […]

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 […]

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