IFA laments 80% registration centres physically inaccessible to PWDs

September 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

Inclusive Friends Association (IFA) has expressed concern that Access Nigeria observer reports showed that 16 out of the 20 (80 per cent) registration centres were physically inaccessible to Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) across the four observation weeks in the state. The Executive Director, Inclusive Friends Association (IFA), Grace Jerry while briefing newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday on the findings of Read More

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Yakubu: Taking INEC on a quantum leap

September 12, 2021 Tahir Ibrahim Tahir 0

Succeeding Jega at INEC was definitely a very daunting and tasking endeavour, including, of course, his emotional intelligence, that masterfully handled Orubebe’s theatrics and tantrums, in the face of a nerve wrecking loss at the polls of 2015. I had to pray a silent prayer for Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, when he was appointed as INEC chair, because he is from Read More

INEC deploys BVAS for Isoko bye-election, 12 parties to participate

September 10, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

The Independent National Commission (INEC) Thursday said the Bimodal Voters accreditation System (BVAS) would be used for the conduct of Isoko South constituency bye-election for the first in Nigeria. The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in Delta state, Pst. Sunday Tom-Udom stated this in Asaba at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) during the assessment and movement of election materials to Read More

Prostitution: Police nab 2 for trafficking teenagers to Ghana

September 8, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Ebonyi Police command Tuesday, paraded two suspects for trafficking teenage girls for prostitution. The suspects Ivi Chukwu Chinecherem, age 20yrs and Ogbonna Justice, age 19 yrs were said to have been involved in the trafficking of five Ebonyi female teenagers to Ghana for  Akaeze community in Ivo local government area of Ebonyi state. While parading the suspects, the commissioner of Read More

Bye-election: INEC releases candidates’ list for Isoko South 1 constituency

August 30, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that out of the 18 political parties, 12 political parties conducted primaries and nominated their candidates for the for Isoko South 1 state constituency bye-election in Delta state. According to INEC in a statement on Monday by the National Commissioner Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Barrister Festus Okoye, the personal particulars Read More

PWDs: IFA urges INEC to deploy Braille ballots guide ahead Anambra guber poll

August 26, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

The executive-director, Inclusive Friends Association (IFA) who also doubles as the Convener of Access Nigeria Campaign , Grace Jerry has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) INEC to deploy Braille ballot guides to all polling units in Anambra states ahead the forthcoming Gubernatorial election.  She said it became necessary due to the unavailability of data for the blind in Anambra state, adding that INEC should Read More

Corruption, insecurity differentiate APC from PDP, PGF boss replies Jega

August 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has faulted the former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Attairu Jega, for saying the ruling party and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are the same. Jega had in a recent interviews claimed that both the PDP Read More

CVR: INEC disowns fake online portal

August 14, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), said it has discovered a fake online portal on the Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) in circulation on the social media platform. The election umpire stated this in a press release, by its National Commissioner and chairman Information and Voter education committee, Festus Okoye Esq, posted on it’s Facebook page, Friday. He said the attention Read More

Ebonyi 2023: Indigenes reject zoning, campaign for competence, credibility

August 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of 2023 governorship election in Ebonyi state, indigenes of the state under the aiges of Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in Diaspora (AESID) have rejected zoning agreement, saying competence, capability and credibility should be the standard for anyone to succeed governor Dave Umahi. The group said: “Ebonyi people truly deserve nothing but the best, most credible and competent hand Read More

Yiaga Africa wants INEC to ensure proper oversight of CVR process

August 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

Yiaga Africa has call on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure proper oversight on the Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) process. In a press statement on its observation of the nationwide Continuous Voters Registration process and emerging concerns signed by the Director of Programs, Yiaga Africa, Cynthia Mbamalu, the NGO said proper oversight will reasonably address the issue like Read More

I joined APC to support Matawalle – Sahabi Ya’u

August 8, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Vice Chairman Senate Committee on INEC, also Deputy Minority Whip in the Senate who represents Zamfara North, Senator Sahabi Ya’u, has said he dumped his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and joined the All Progressives Congress (APC) to support governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle’s effort to enhance the living condition of his constituents. Senator Ya’u stated this Saturday shortly Read More

Anambra guber: INEC accepts Umeoji’s nomination form as APGA candidate

August 7, 2021 Editor 0

The ambition of former Central Bank Governor, Prof. Charles Soludo, to be the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) may have finally been dashed. This followed the acceptance of the nomination forms containing the list of Chukwuma Umeoji as candidate of the APGA for the Anambra governorship election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The official Read More

Ethiopia, Malawi considering EMSC to manage elections – INEC

August 6, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

  The Independent Nation al Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that the Ethiopian and Malawi Electoral Commissions were already considering the deployment of some aspects of its Election Monitoring and Support Centre (EMSC) in the management of their elections. According to the Commission, “The EMSC may well be another contribution of INEC (and indeed Nigeria) to election management in the Read More

e-transmission of election results and the conspiracy against democracy

August 5, 2021 Sunday Onyemaechi Eze 0

The growing demand for free, fair, credible and transparent elections in Nigeria suffered another set back as the National Assembly shut the door against e-transmission of election results from polling units. The parliamentarians deliberately killed and buried a growing national aspiration with obnoxious technicalities. Surprisingly, the same National Assembly approved the use of any other electronic means during elections as Read More

Breaking: Supreme Court affirms Buni’s CECPC leadership lawful, says APC is right

August 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigerian Supreme Court has affirmed that the leadership Governor Mai Mala Buni as Chairman, Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is legal and lawful. The apex court, according to the extract released by the APC, the court also held that Mai Mala Buni’s position as Acting Chairman of the Caretaker and Extraordinary Convention Read More

Factors making the APC popular by Salisu Na’inna Dambatta

July 28, 2021 Salisu Na'inna Dambatta 0

 Members of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum have alleged in the communiqué released on July 2021 after their 11th regular meeting that, some of their former colleagues who defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) did so due to coercion and underhand activities by the APC. This allegation is false, unsubstantiated and a mere subterfuge  by members of a Read More

Yiaga Africa lauds LASIEC on card readers use at council election 

July 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

Yiaga Africa has commended the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission’s (LASIEC) for the efforts to deploy the smart card readers for the accreditation of voters and for the initiative to seek technical support from Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC).In a Preliminary statement issued at the just concluded 2021  Lagos Local Government Council Elections and read by the Board member of Yiaga Read More

Bye-election: A vote for Mayanan Lere

July 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Independent National Electorate Commission (INEC) has fixed August 14, as the date for the bye election to fill the vacuum created by the death of Engineer Suleiman Aliyu Lere, who represented Lere federal constituency, Kaduna state at the House of Representatives. The late member, fondly called Gari Yawaye, died three months ago after a brief illness. And in line Read More

E- transmission of results: Is APC jittery?

July 25, 2021 Blueprint 0

The hopes that the country will have a free and fair election in 2023 general elections have been dashed by our senators. Section 52(3) of amended Electoral Act 2021 to provide for the electronic transmission of election results from polling units was killed by APC senators after rowdy session in the senate. In 2015, when President Goodluck Jonathan introduced the Read More

CVR: INEC moves commencement of physical registration of voters

July 17, 2021 Editor 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday postponed commencement of physical registration of voters by one week. The registration will now begin on July 26. The decision was taken after another deliberation on the commencement of the physical registration of voters as well as the scheduled appointments by online registrants. INEC had on July 13 met with Resident Electoral Commissioners Read More

Breaking: PDP, Soludo removed as INEC releases list of candidates for Anambra guber poll

July 16, 2021 Editor 0

Candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been removed from the list of those cleared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for November 6 governorship election in Anambra state. Also, a candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Charles Soludo is also missing. Incidentally, the Commission cleared the candidate of Read More

Breaking: Senate bows to pressure, rejects Lauretta Onochie’s nomination as INEC National Commissioner

July 13, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate has finally refused to confirm Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social media Lauretta Onochie as National Commissioner for Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The Senate on INEC had screened her last week despite public uproar when she was nominated by the President. During the screening, Onochie said she wasn’t a member of the All Progressives Congress Read More

Senate screening: Groups call for arrest of Lauretta, accuse her of perjury

July 9, 2021 Blueprint 0

A coalition of civil society organisations and an election observer group have called for the arrest of Lauretta Onochie, who was nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari as a national commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Chairman, Steering Committee of the Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA), Dr Chima Amadi, while addressing journalists in Abuja, accused Mrs Lauretta of lying Read More

Malawian electoral body in Nigeria to understudy INEC

July 8, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

The Malawi Electoral Commission, (MEC) has sought collaboration of the Nigeria’s Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) on the need to share insights and experience on management of election matters. Speaking at the occasion, leader of the delegation and chairman Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC), Justice Chifundo Kachale, said there was a lot of commonality in what their commission and INEC do as Read More

Breaking: Senate screens Buhari’s aide, others as INEC Commissioners

July 8, 2021 Editor 0

The Senate Committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has begun the screening of the nominees of the President Muhammadu Buhari including his Special Assistant on Social Media, Ms Lauretta Onochie as national commissioners of the electoral umpire. They are already waiting around the Senate for screening. Onochie arrived at the Senate wing of the National Assembly about 11 am; Read More