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Breaking: Real cause of fire at INEC office exposed

April 17, 2020 Editor 0

The headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Abuja has been gutted by fire. The fire, caused by power surge, razed the office of INEC ‘s director of voter registry, Mr Emmanuel Akem. A source told Blueprint, “the fire which started at about 10.20am was quickly put out by a combined team of fire fighters from the Federal Fire Service and those from Read More

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Happening now: Fire rages at INEC headquarters

April 17, 2020 Editor 0

Fire is currently raging at the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja. The extent of damage is yet to be ascertained as the inferno was still on as at the time of filling this report. INEC office is the third federal government-owned property caught by fire in less than two weeks. First was Accountant General’s office, Read More

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Charge Okoroacha for electoral fraud, group tasks INEC

August 23, 2019 Editor 0

A non-governmental organisation (NGO) Coalition for the Advancement of Good Governance (CAGC) has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to institute charges against the immediate past governor of Imo state Rochas Okorocha for electoral fraud. Addressing journalists on behalf of the coalition, Friday at the secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), FCT Chapter, Utako, Abuja, James Okoronkwo 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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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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Jega joins full partisan politics, teams up with PRP ahead 2023

August 2, 2019 Editor 0

Former National Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Muhammad Attahiru Jega and other prominent Nigerians have joined forces to reposition the masses-oriented People’s Redemption Party (PRP) for more nationalistic outlook ahead of 2023 general elections. In a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary of PRP, Abdul Gombe, Professor Jega is to chair the SWOT analysis committee of Read More

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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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Funding, election expenses: APC, PDP, others yet to submit report to INEC -Yakubu

July 2, 2019 Editor 1

As a continuation of ongoing review of the 2019 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)  Monday  told political parties to comply with extant sections of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended) and submit election expenses to the commission. The commission said  three months after the elections, none of the parties complied with  section 93(4) of the Electoral Act Read More

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INEC server controversy: Atiku’s fruitless search?

June 29, 2019 Editor 0

EMEKA NZE examines issues surrounding the controversial INEC’s central server system, reportedly, used for the transmission and collation of the 2019 general elections results. Will it be a fruitless search by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar? He asks. The interregnum between the time voting was concluded and results are declared is often used 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

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Updated: NRM gets assembly seat as INEC announces winner of Zamfara election…see list of the triumphant Politicians

May 27, 2019 Editor 0

Following the Supreme Court verdict on the Zamfara governorship, National Assembly and State Assembly elections, the Independent National Electoral  Commission (INEC) has re-complied with judgement, declaring the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as winner in the governorship, the National Assembly and the State House of Assembly seats. However, INEC announced Kabiru Hashimu of the National Rescue Movement, (NRM) as winner of one of Read More

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2019: INEC begins prosecution of electoral offenders

May 15, 2019 Editor 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission may shift November 2, 2019 governorship election in Bayelsa state to a new date. INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu said this Tuesday in Abuja following a passionate appeal by a high-powered delegation that visited the commission’s headquarters. The delegation complained that the date coincided with the state’s Thanksgiving Day. Responding, Yakubu said: “The state government has Read More

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Bayelsa: INEC may postpone gov poll, set to announce decision Friday

May 14, 2019 Editor 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is considering the appeal from the Bayelsa state government for the shift of the November 2, 2019 governorship election in the state. This was as the Commission is poised to soon commence the prosecution of electoral offenders whose case files have already been prepared by the Nigerian Police. A high-powered delegation of Bayelsa States Read More

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Ebonyi Gov celebrates after receiving certificate of return, slams suspension on protocol officers

April 17, 2019 Editor 0

The governor of Ebonyi state David Umahi on Tuesday suspended his protocol officers for one month without payment. He excluded the Director of Protocol (D.O.P) Austin Udude and the newly recruited staffers. Umahi who made the pronouncement  while celebrating collection of  his certificate of return at the Banquet Hall Ebonyi state government house Abakaliki said the suspension was because of Read More

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Court halts actions on Imo North Senatorial election

April 16, 2019 Editor 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has stated that it has been served with an exparte order by the Federal High Court Abuja halting further proceedings or actions in relation to the Imo North Senatorial election of February 23, 2019. A statement by the National Commissioner and member Information and Voter Education Committee, Mallam Mohammed Haruna, said the case was Read More

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Rivers electorate await result of supplementary polls as SSG scores INEC high

April 13, 2019 Editor 0

Mr Kenneth Kobani, Secretary to the Rivers State Government (SSG), has commended Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and members of his constituency for a peaceful supplementary election in Gokana Local Government Area of the state. Speaking at his Ward 1, Unit 8 Gokana Local Government Area, he said that the people of the turned out en masse to vote for Read More