We saved N300m by combining Kogi polls – INEC boss

October 25, 2019 Editorial III 0

The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, on Thursday disclosed that a total of N300 million “will be saved” by the commission for scheduling to hold the next month’s governorship and Senatorial elections in Kogi state on the same day. The INEC boss, who made the disclosure during the commission’s 2020 Budget defence with a Read More

Breaking: IPAC wants INEC to take over state LG elections

September 18, 2019 Editor 0

The Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) has called for the scrapping of State Independent Electoral Commissions (SIECs) describing them as appendages of the state governments. President Inter Party Advisory Council High Chief Peter Ameh who stated this on Wednesday at a press briefing said with the presence of SIEC, there could never be free, fair and credible elections at the local Read More

Kogi poll: INEC clears Bello, Wada, 49 others

September 14, 2019 Editor 0

Ahead of November 16 governorship election in Kogi state, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has cleared 51 candidates and their deputies to participate in the election. The names of the cleared candidates and their details were on Friday made public in Lokoja by the INEC. Five of those cleared as governorship candidates are women while the rest are men. It Read More

Breaking: Tribunal makes crucial pronouncement, moves on with judgement on 2019 presidential poll

September 11, 2019 Editor 0

The tribunal is about to finally rule on 2019 presidential election outcome after it struck out the motion filled by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) which asked the the election petitions panel to declare null and void the petition of Atiku Abubakar and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after they failed to join Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in their suit. Also, Read More

Untold story of 2019 presidential poll shift – Yakubu

August 29, 2019 Editor 0

Beyond the logistic reasons advanced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the 2019 presidential and National Assembly poll shift, the agency has opened up on the greatest concern it faced in the midst of these challenges. It said postponing the exercise by one week was one tough decision the commission had to take, giving the significance of the Read More

Kogi IPAC wants REC re-deployed

August 22, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Kogi state chapter of the Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) made up of members of registered political parties has appealed to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to redeploy the state Resident Electoral Commissioner, Professor James Apam. The IPAC said the redeployment would be necessary to ensure the integrity of the forthcoming governorship election in the state on November 16, Read More

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

Cross River REC’s action unacceptable – INEC

August 17, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has described as “unacceptable” the manner with which the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Cross River state, Frankland Briyai, resigned his appointment to join partisan politics, particularly the use of the commission’s facility to make such announcements. The commission though acknowledged that it was the REC’s right to join a political party and to Read More

INEC lacks power to sack, dismiss a commissioner – Okoye

August 16, 2019 Editorial III 0

Contrary to reports that Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has sacked a Resident Electoral Commissioner, the Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee of the Commission, Festus Okoye Esq, has said the commission does not have the power to sack or dismiss any REC. In a statement on Friday Okoye said since INEC was the  appointing authority,  what the Commission has Read More

Breaking: Court slams N1bn bail on ex-INEC Chairman

August 9, 2019 Editor 0

Former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Prof. Maurice Iwu has been granted bail in the sum of N1 billion bail by the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos on Friday. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, had on Thursday arraigned Iwu before a Federal High Court in Ikoyi for allegedly laundering of N1.2 billion. Justice Chuka Read More