[Breaking] 2023 general elections: Again, INEC extends period for PVC collection

January 28, 2023 Editor 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday January 28, 2023 announced that the period Nigerians have to collect their Permanent Voter Cards has been extended to February 5. A statement by the INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Festus Okoye said, “It will be recalled that at the meeting with RECs on Friday, 28th January 2023, the Read More

Elections: Get your PVC to flush out inept APC govt, Osun Youths urged

January 10, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The Osun Youths 4 Atiku (OY4A), a youth focused mobilization group for the actualization of the Rescue Nigeria Project of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the people of Osun state, particularly the youths who are yet to collect their Permanent Voters Card (PVC) to take advantage of the ongoing ward collection process to do the needful. The charge Read More

Breaking: Gunmen bomb INEC headquarters in Imo

December 12, 2022 Chidiebere Iwuoha, Owerri 0

Gunmen early Monday morning December 12, 2022 invaded and bombed the state headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) located in Owerri, Imo state capital, leaving some parts of the premises and cars destroyed. Blueprint correspondent gathered that the gunmen applied some explosive devices on the structure but details of the departments affected by the attack were not known Read More

INEC drops fresh hint as collection of PVCs begins Monday December 12

December 11, 2022 Editor 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday warned FCT residents against collection of their Permanent Voter Cards(PVCs) by proxy, as distribution begins Monday, Dec.12. Alhaji Yahaya Bello, Resident Electoral Commissioner, INEC-FCT, at a news conference on the collection of PVCs in Abuja, said the INEC offices would be opened from 9a.m to 3 p.m daily. According to Bello, the Read More

CUPP raises fresh alarm over alleged plan to derail 2023 election

November 21, 2022 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has raised fresh alarm over plot to derail the 2023 elections. The Coalition also condemned in very strong terms the very loud silence of the security agencies in finding those who compromised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) voters’ register, described as Omuma Magic. Addressing a press conference in Abuja on Monday, the Read More

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: Adjust election time table, group tells INEC

October 29, 2022 Abdulrahman Zakariyau, Abuja 0

The Conference of Civil Society of Nigeria has charged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to tinker with the 2023 election timetable for governorship elections to come before Presidential election. Recall that INEC had scheduled the Presidential election for February 25, 2023, while governorship and state assembly elections will hold on March 11, 2023. However, addressing a world press conference Read More

CUPP hails INEC for detecting 2.7m fake voters, 23 erring staff 

October 26, 2022 Lekan Shehinde 0

Nigeria Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) have moved against 23 of their staff who were identified as been behind the fake registrations and compromise of voters registration exercise popularly called Omuma Magic which the opposition Coalition CUPP via its spokesperson, Imo Ugochinyere bursted and exposed few weeks ago.  Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, Wednesday at the third quarterly meeting with political parties said Read More

PER to Buhari: Investigate plot to remove INEC chair, suspend BVAS 

October 25, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 general election, a frontline Civil Society Organisations, Partners for Electoral Reform (PER) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari, to urgently set up a team to investigate alleged plot by some politicians to suspend the use of Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) and remove the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmopd Yakubu. The election Read More

2023: App to prevent rigging, ensure free, fair election unveiled in Nigeria

October 23, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, an Application known as Wardchat has been unveiled to ensure free and fail election. The upcoming elections in 2023 will be the first general election under the nation’s new electoral legislation, signed into law in February 2022. The new Electoral Act allows for advanced technological deployment in the electoral process, including the electronic transmission Read More

CUPP spits fire over plot to remove INEC chairman

October 23, 2022 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), has warned against alleged move by some senators loyal to some All Progressives Congress (APC) governors, plotting to ensure the removal of the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, ahead of the 2023 general election. CUPP in a statement Sunday in Abuja by its spokesman, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, Read More

Arewa group apologises to INEC boss over call for his sack

October 19, 2022 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Arewa Citizens Watch for Good Governance has apologized to the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, over reports in the media calling for his sack. The group, in a statement by its Secretary and Publicity Secretary, Musa Muhammad and Umar Farouk Abdullahi, Wednessday in Abuja, acknowledged they were alledgedly approached by officers of the 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

2023: CSO warns against plot to remove INEC chairman, stop BVAS, others

October 14, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA) has warned against plots by some politicians to frustrate efforts of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), stop the use of Biomodal Voters Accreditation System (BVAS) and remove its Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, saying such move may truncate the forthcoming general elections in 2023. The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) had earlier raised 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: 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