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: Lawan bows, accepts Machina as APC Yobe North senatorial candidate

September 29, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Ahead of 2023 general election, the Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, has accepted the judgment of a Federal High Court sitting in Damaturu, Yobe State. The court on Wednesday, affirmed Bashir Machina as the authentic candidate of the All progressives Congress (APC) for Yobe North Senatorial District. Machina had approached the Federal High Court seeking an order to compel the Independent Read More

Asset declaration: CSO hails judgement as Appeal Court clears INEC boss, Yakubu

September 28, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA) has hailed the Court of Appeal sitting in Owerri for throwing out an appeal filed against the judgment of the Federal High Court which declared that the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, did not breach the Code of Conduct Bureau assets declaration form. In a unanimous judgment delivered 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

Breaking: Court sacks Plateau lawmaker from House of Representatives

September 2, 2022 Muhammad Tanko Shittu, Jos 0

The Plateau State National and State House of Assemblies, Election Petition Tribunal (EPT) has dismissed Hon. Musa Avia Agah of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) representing Bassa/Jos-North Federal Constituency from the House of Representatves’ seat. The tribunal also ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to return Muhammad Adam Alkali of the Peoples’ Redemption Party (PRP) as valid winner of Read More

CVR: No going back on July 31 deadline – INEC

July 30, 2022 Okechukwu Onuegbu, Awka 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Saturday, ruled out possibilities of extension of the ongoing nationwide Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) exercise, insisting that it would close on July 31, 2022 as scheduled. The INEC National Commissioner in charge of Voter Education and Publicity, Barr. Festus Okoye, who disclosed this while interacting with journalists in Awka, Anambra state, noted that the Read More

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In Ebonyi, Obinna Ogba, others lose out as INEC lists governorship candidates

The speaker of Ebonyi state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru, has emerged as the authentic governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) ahead of 2023 general elections. Similarly, Dr. Ifeanyi Chukwuma Odii, not Obinna Ogba turned out to be the recognised guber candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) for the same general election in the state. Read More

APC petitions INEC, demands Mike Igini’s dismissal within 48hrs

July 8, 2022 Editorial II 0

A ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has petitioned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), demanding dismissal of its Akwa Ibom state Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mike Igini, within 48 hours. The petition is signed by APC Zonal Organising Secretary, South-south, Dr. Blessing Agbomhere.  The letter addressed to the chairman of the commission accused Mr. Igini of “incessant acts of biasness, injustice, Read More

Osun: INEC to conducts mock accreditation in 3 senatorial districts

July 3, 2022 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Ahead of the July 16 governorship election in Osun state, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it would conduct a mock accreditation in the three senatorial districts of the state. The exercise, according to INEC, was part of steps being taking to ensure a hitch-free election in the state. A release signed and made available to Journalists by Read More

Osun: Police arrests INEC supervisor, other, over manipulation in PVC distribution

July 2, 2022 Punch 0

Osun State Police Command, on Saturday, said it apprehended a corps member, a supervisor working with the Independent National Electoral Commission, and one other over manipulation of ongoing distribution of Permanent Voter Cards in Osu, Osun state. The police also said 38 PVCs were recovered from the suspects. A statement by the spokesperson for the command, Yemisi Opalola, obtained in Read More

‘Forgery’: Court asked to stop INEC from listing APC, Tinubu in 2023 presidential poll

June 28, 2022 Editorial IV 0

The Action Alliance (AA) party Tuesday asked a Federal High Court in Abuja to stop the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from including the name of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the ballot of the 2023 Presidential election. The party equally asked the court for another order restraining the electoral umpire from accepting the name of Senator Bola Tinubu Read More

2023: UN demands peaceful elections from APC leadership

June 27, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) Mahamat Saleh Annadif, has asked the national leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to show more commitments to a peaceful 2023 general elections.The UN warned that if there is no peace in Nigeria the rest of Africa will feel it. Speaking Monday during a visit to the APC national Read More

Substitution of candidates: INEC lists conditions for APC, Labour Party, others

June 25, 2022 Editor 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday gave political parties conditions to fulfill before vice presidential candidate can be substituted ahead of 2023 general elections. INEC gave the condition following the arrangement of placeholder vice presidential candidates submitted by political parties. Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, submitted Doyin Okupe as placeholder vice-presidential candidate, while Bola Ahmed Tinubu, former Read More

Presidency: ADP unveils Pastor Okey Udo as Yabagi’s running mate

June 23, 2022 Editorial II 0

Opposition Action Democratic Party (ADP) has named Pastor Okey Udo, as its vice presidential candidate ahead of the 2023 presidential election. Unveiling his running mate, Thursday in Abuja, the ADP presidential candidate, Engr. Yabagi Yusuf Sani, said the reality and facts pointing to the imminent political ascendency of his party in 2023 are crystal clear to everyone, “who is not Read More

Breaking: At last, INEC extends voters’ registration beyond June 30

June 22, 2022 Editor 0

Few days after a court order, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has extended the ongoing Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) earlier scheduled to end on June 30, 2022. The Commission on Tuesday, assured Nigerians that the commission will comply with the court order to extend the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration to June 30. On Wednesday, the Chairman of the House Read More

Breaking: Court issues fresh order on INEC ‘s voter registration deadline

June 20, 2022 Kehinde Osasona, Abuja 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been ordered by the Federal High Court in Abuja not to stop voter registration on June 30, 2022. Honourable Justice Mobolaji Olajuwon granted an order of interim injunction following the hearing of an argument on motion exparte by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP). SERAP and 185 concerned Nigerians had in early June Read More

Ekiti governorship election: CDD passes verdict on INEC performance

June 18, 2022 NAN 0

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) said its data from election observation from Ekiti indicated that 86 per cent of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)  officials arrived at their polling units by 8:30am. Prof. Adele Jinadu, Chair, Centre for Democracy and Development , Election Analysis Centre (CDD-EAC), made this known in the centre’s  preliminary statement on the conduct Read More

2023: INEC breaks silence on extension of continuous voter registration

June 11, 2022 NAN 0

The Chairman Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, Saturday, said the commission would soon make its stand known on calls for extension of June 30 deadline for the  Continuous Voter Registration (CVR). Yakubu disclosed this while addressing youths in Lagos State at a Mega Musical Concert on ‘Youth Vote Count’, organised by INEC in collaboration with some partners to awaken  youth Read More

2023: At last, INEC decides where to keep sensitive electoral materials

June 5, 2022 Editor 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Saturday, declared it will no longer keep sensitive electoral materials in the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The latest decision by the commission became paramount after perceived partisanship by the incumbent CBN governor. Chairman of INEC, Mahmood Yakubu, further said the ballot papers for the 2023 elections would be printed locally because it has Read More

2023 general elections: INEC releases guidelines

June 3, 2022 Editor 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced final guidelines for the conduct of general elections in the country. INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, revealed this on Friday during a meeting of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES) at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja. According to the INEC chief, the electoral umpire has virtually concluded the planning processes Read More

ZLP defends INEC over shift of electoral timetable

May 30, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

National chairman of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) Chief Dan Nwanyanwu, Monday said the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to shift the electoral timetable was an initiative of the political parties and not the commission as speculated in some quarters. INEC shifted the deadline for party to hold primaries from June 3 to June 9, after it Read More

2023: At last, INEC postpones deadline for party primaries

May 27, 2022 Editor 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has eventually agreed to extend the deadline given for various political parties to conduct primaries ahead of 2023 general elections. A press statement by the commission’s Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, on Saturday said the political parties now has between June 4 and 9, 2022 to conduct and conclude primaries. Read Read More

2023: NCC to partner INEC on credible polls

May 24, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, has disclosed the readiness of the commission to partner with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to deliver free and fair elections in 2023. Danbatta, who is also the Chief Executive Officer of the commission, spoke in Abuja on Monday at a two-day workshop on Internet Governance and Read More