2023 general elections: INEC reveals plans on underage voting

November 21, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has assured Nigerians that there won’t be underage voting in the 2023 general elections. The commission’s director of voter registration and publicity, Victor Aluko, made this known in an interview on Channels Television on Sunday. He said they have a plan to ensure that underage voters do not participate in 2023 election. Aluko also promised Read More

No going back on use of technology– INEC

November 16, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Ahead of 2023 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that there will be no going on the use of technology. In a statement on Wednesday by the commission’s chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu said that INEC’s allegiance and loyalty are to Nigeria and Nigerians who want free, fair, credible, and verifiable elections supported by technology which guarantees Read More

2023: Don’t allow political parties stop BVAS use – Primate Ayodele warns INEC

November 11, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The leader Of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has warned the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu ahead of 2023 presidential election. The popular cleric on Friday, warned against interference of political parties on the usage of Bimodal Voter Accreditation System, BVAS, during the 2023 elections, adding that the INEC chair must prevent interference Read More

2023: Plot to sack INEC Chairman meant to thwart Commission’s efforts – Ohanaeze Youths

October 18, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The plot to sack the Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, is meant to thwart the efforts the commission put in place to ensure the success of 2023 general elections. The Ohanaeze Youths Movement, in a statement by its Secretary General, Nwada Ike Chiamaka, stated this on Tuesday in Abuja. The group said: “We know for Read More

INEC confirms missing staff dead

October 1, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

A staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Anambra state Mr Duruocha Osita Joel has been found dead. National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee or INEC, Barr. Festus Okoye on Friday disclosed that on Wednesday, 28th September 2022, the Commission’s Administrative Secretary in Anambra State, Mr. Okwuonu Jude, reported the disappearance of a staff, Mr. Read More

Breaking: Court orders INEC to accept Akpabio as senatorial candidate

September 15, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to accept and publish Godswill Akpabio’s name as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Akwa Ibom North-west District for the 2023 elections. Justice Emeka Nwite gave the judgement on Thursday in Abuja. The court, according to the report, held that INEC acted Read More

INEC releases breakdown of 1m delisted voters according to states

September 15, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the breakdown of the 1.1 million voters it delisted. INEC on Monday had stated that out of the 2, 523,458 fresh registrants that registered between 28th June 2021 and 14th January 2022, 1,126,359 records were found to be invalid and consequently delisted. The commission claimed that several double, multiple, and ineligible registrants Read More

Employment: INEC begins staff recruitment ahead 2023 elections *See how to apply

September 7, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Ahead of 2023 general election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has concluded plan to launch an online recruitment portal to employ adhoc staff. In a letter to all Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) signed by the commission’s acting secretary, A.T. Yusuf, the commission disclosed that the portal would open on September 14 and close on December 14, 2022. “The commission Read More

Anambra governorship election: Arewa group lauds security agencies, INEC

November 18, 2021 Editor 0

Arewa Youth Federation has said the successful conduct of the governorship election in Anambra state despite threats issued by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) speaks volume of the gallantry of security agencies. The group also commended Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the professional conduct of it’s officials during the exercise. There were palpable fears following media reports Read More

Breaking: INEC declares APGA’s Soludo winner of Anambra governorship election *See full results of all political parties

November 10, 2021 Editor 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Professor Charles Soludo as the winner of 2021 Anambra state governorship election. The Returning Officer of INEC, Prof. Florence Obi, who announced the results early Wednesday morning in Awka, Anambra State, said, “Soludo, having scored the highest number of votes and won more than two-third of the election in 21 Local Government, Read More

[Happening now] Anambra supplementary election: Collation begins as voter apathy, heavy security envelope Ihiala, final governorship result beckons

November 9, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu, Awka 0

Collation is about now taking place following supplementary governorship election in Ihiala Local Government Area (LGA) on Tuesday. As at 4.30pm, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials with election materials had started arriving at Ihiala LGA headquarters, the venue for collation centre amidst tight security. The election was earlier marred by voter aparthy amidst heavy presence of security men across Read More

[Breaking] Anambra supplementary election: Man shot as many scamper for safety in Ihiala, INEC officials desert polling units

November 9, 2021 Editor 0

The supplementary governorship election in Anambra state taking place only in Ihiala local government area triggered panic when security agents shot sporadically in the air. The shootings reportedly instilled fear amongst residents who were preparing to vote earlier. Blueprint gathered that while many heading out to exercise their franchise scampered for safety, bullet hit a young (whose name is yet Read More

It’s official: INEC declares Anambra governorship election inconclusive

November 8, 2021 Editor 0

The returning of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the Anambra governorship election, Prof. Florence Obi, has suspension of collation of results after the November 6 governorship election pending the conduct of the election in Ihiala Local Government Area (LGA). Obi, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Cross River, announced Tuesday, November 9, 2021 as when the election will take Read More

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BREAKING NEWS: INEC announces dates for collection of PVC’s ahead Kogi, Bayelsa guber

August 21, 2019 Editor 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that a fresh collection of Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs)ahead of Bayelsa and Kogi states governorship elections would commence from September 2. In a press release from the Commission later on Tuesday also revealed that the exercise will end on September 30, 2019 between 9am and 3pm daily. See the full Press Release

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Ahead Bayelsa polls: INEC sacks Cross River REC

August 10, 2019 Editor 0

The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) has sacked the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Cross River State, Dr. Frankland Briyai. Briyai had announced his resignation on Thursday. He said he wanted to contest the forthcoming Bayelsa governorship election scheduled for November 16. However, the commission claimed it had yet to receive his resignation letter.  A statement by INEC National Commissioner and Chairman Read More

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Breaking: EFCC arraigns ex-INEC Boss over alleged fraud

August 8, 2019 Editor 0

Former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Maurice Iwu, has just been arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over fraud allegation up to N1.23 billion. Iwu before a federal high court in Lagos on four count charges and pleaded not guilty. Details loading…

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INEC chair Yakubu, MAN president Mansur bag award

July 30, 2019 Editor 0

Chairman Independent national Electoral Commission Mahmood Yakubu is to bag an excellence award at the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) Annual General Meeting, Public Lecture and Awards in Kaduna. Also billed for similar award are president, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, Engineer Mansur Ahmed, and a ministerial nominee and co-founder, Integrated Engineering Association Kaduna,   Engineer Suleiman Hussaini Adamu. A statement by Read More

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Breaking: Presidential Tribunal orders subpoena on INEC Chair, Zamfara REC

July 17, 2019 Editor 0

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) sitting in Abuja has ordered that subpoena be issued on the duo of Chairman Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmud Yakubu and the Zamfara state resident electoral commissioner (REC) A subpoena is a request for the production of documents, or a request to appear in court or other legal proceeding and it was granted Read More

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Breaking: Setback for Atiku, PDP as tribunal rejects inspection of INEC’s server

June 24, 2019 Editor 0

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) has rejected the request by Atiku Abubakar and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for permission to inspect a supposed central server, which they claimed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) used to transmit electronically, results of the last presidential election. In a unanimous ruling on Monday, a five-man panel of the tribunal, Read More

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Breaking: IRI/NDI report indicts INEC over 2019 elections

June 18, 2019 Editor 0

The joint Nigeria International Elections Observation Mission of the International Republican Institute and National Democratic Institute has released its final reports on the 2019 elections berating the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for “falling significantly short of the standards of the polls.”   According to the report released on Tuesday in Abuja, the 2019 general elections did not meet the expectation Read More

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Kogi, Bayelsa polls, test for EU, IRI/NDI reports – INEC

June 18, 2019 Editor 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is set to implement aspects of local and foreign observers’ recommendations on the 2019 general elections  requiring the commission’s administrative action, the commission’s chair, Professor Mahmood Yakubu has said. The implementation of the recommendations, he said, would begin with the forthcoming  Kogi and Bayelsa states’ governorship elections.  The commission, however, said it would work Read More

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Breaking: At last, INEC bows, issues Okorocha certificate of return for Imo West

June 11, 2019 Editor 0

Barely few hours after the inauguration of the 9th National Assembly, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has bowed to the judgement of the Federal High Court, Abuja directing it to issue the former  Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, his certificate of eturn as winner of the Imo West senatorial district election. Okorocha who collected the certificate at Read More

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2019 polls: APC candidate accuses INEC REC of collecting bribe in Ebonyi

June 9, 2019 Editor 0

An All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate who contested for House of Representatives seat in Ezza South / ikwo federal constituency at the just concluded Presidential/National Assembly election, Comrade Chinedu Ogah, has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ebonyi state of collecting huge amount of bribe to rig out his party in the 2019 general elections. Comrade Ogah particularly Read More

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Elections: No primaries, no candidates, INEC warns… presents certificate of return to Zamfara new gov-elect, others

May 28, 2019 Editor 0

In compliance with the judgement of the Supreme Court, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has presented certificates of return to the Zamfara state governor-elect, Bello Mohammed Matawalle, deputy governor-elect, three senators-elect and seven members of the House of Representatives-elect. The Supreme Court had Friday declared as “wasted” all the votes for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the governorship, deputy governorship, Read More