Yiaga Africa wants INEC to publish total number of PVCs collected on website

June 22, 2022 Blueprint 0

Yiaga Africa has enloined the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to uphold the principles of transparency by publishing the total number of Permanent Voters Card (PVCs) collected in Ekiti state on its website. The Board member, Yiaga Africa,Mr Ezenwa Nwagwu in it final verification statement on the Ekiti election in Abuja also called on INEC to audit the newly created Read More

Man docked for N36m fraud in Ebonyi

June 22, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Enugu Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Wednesday, arraigned one Chima Nnachi Emperor before Justice V.N Nwancho of the Ebonyi State High Court for allegedly collecting the sum of N36, 105,000 from one Chinyere Isaac Ibiam to process a Bureau De Change License but converted it to his personal use. The charge against him reads, Read More

The politics of running mate

June 22, 2022 Blueprint 0

Since the conduct of national convention by political parties, the prominent issues that become the topic of discussion and caught the attention of Nigerians is how the presidential candidates would pick their running mate. In a bid to beat INEC’s June 17 deadline for the submission of running mates, the opposition PDP, after consultation and political calculations, picked Governor Ifeanyi Read More

Presidential running mate: APC’s placeholder sign of ill-preparedness – Atiku

  Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has berated the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and others over their inability to come up with their “permanent” running mates within the time-frame stipulated by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The Read More

Why INEC should extend voter registration

June 20, 2022 Nick Dazang 0

A credible register of voters is the superstructure on which transparent and acceptable elections are anchored. The framers of our constitution recognized this axiom in lucidly setting out the mascular mandate of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The Electoral Act 2022, drawing its afflatus and strength from the Constitution further elucidates in Section 9(1):”The Commission shall compile, maintain and Read More

#EkitiDecides2022: PDP governorship candidate, Bisi Kolawole, votes, hails INEC

June 18, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), in Ekiti state, Bisi Kolawole, has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for making ample arrangements for the election. Kolawole made this statement, Saturday, in his hometown, Efon-Alaaye in Efon local government area of the state, shortly after casting his vote. He said though, there was still room for improvement Read More

Happening now: Accreditation, voting begin as many troop out to elect Fayemi’s successor in Ekiti [PICTURES]

June 18, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

As electorate in Ekiti state troop out on Saturday June 18, 2022 to elect new governor, accreditation and voting have started at various polling units. The process started at exactly 8:30am at polling units 2, 3 and 4 at ward 6 Oke-Inyimi in Ado-Ado Ekiti. Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials are using the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) to Read More

CVR: INEC queries, withdraws, replaces staff over extortion in Benue

June 17, 2022 Emeka Nze 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has withdrawn from the field, queried and replaced two of its staffers in Oju local government who allegedly demanded payment before registering citizens as voters. In a press statement issued Friday by the Administrative Secretary of Benue state INEC office, Shehu Abdulwahab, the Commission said those actions were the immediate measures taken by INEC Read More

INEC move to send more machines to Southeast, Kano, Lagos over surge in Continious Voter Registration

June 10, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has vowed to register all eligible Nigerians interested in participating in 2023 general elections, following surge in the registration process. Against the backdrop of outcries in certain parts of the country, particularly in the South East, Lagos and other parts of the country, over sundry problems such as long delays, unavailability of INEC staff Read More

2023: INEC activates nomination help center, reminds parties of candidates lists

June 9, 2022 Emeka Nze 0

As political parties round off their primaries for the 2023 general election, (9th June, 2022), the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has activated a Nomination Help Centre, to assist parties submit their candidates’ list via the dedicated online portal. The commission also reminded political parties to adhere to the timeline for submission of the list as stated in the timetable Read More

2023: We’re not mounting pressure on Utomi to contest presidency under Labour party – Youths

May 26, 2022 Tope Sunday Abuja 0

The Nigerian Youths under the auspices of All Nigerian youths for Sampson Uchenna Charles Thursday said they are not mounting any pressure on Professor Pat Utomi to contest presidency on the platform of the Labour Party in 2023. To this end, they declared their support for the Labour Party Presidential Candidate, Sampson Uchenna Charles, saying that he remains the best Read More

Congress: Ekanem is APC A’Ibom authentic chair – INEC Commissioner

May 25, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The Resident Electoral Commissioner for Akwa Ibom state, Mike Igini, has explained that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will not change its report on the State Congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC) held in October 2021. The Congress recognised Mr. Austin Ekanem as the winner and chairman of the Akwa Ibom APC State Executive.  This clarification is coming, Read More

2023: NCC to partner INEC on credible polls

May 23, 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

Delegates’ congresses: Sha’aban petitions INEC, rejects APC appeal committee report

The All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial aspirant ‎in Kaduna state, Alhaji Sani Mohammed Sha’aban, has petitioned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), rejecting the APC delegates’ congresses in the state and the APC Appeal Committee’s report. The appeal committee led by Mrs Tinuke Ogunrinde had on Saturday told journalists in Kaduna that the delegates special congresses were successful, adding that Read More

CVR: INEC records 9.2m registrants in week 5

May 18, 2022 Emeka Nze 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday released figures recorded in quarter four, week five as at 7am, Monday 16th May 2022 on the ongoing voter registration. According to figures from the office of the Chief Press Secretary to INEC chairman, Mr Rotimi Oyekanmi, the figure for fresh registrants was 9,238,991. Those who completed the registration totalled 5,845,751 which Read More

INEC unveils revised gender policy, preaches inclusivity

May 18, 2022 Blueprint 0

In another demonstration of its unrelenting commitment towards electoral inclusivity, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has launched the revised INEC Gender Policy (IGP). The gender policy which was first developed in 2014, guided by the National Gender Policy (2006) and other regional and international instruments to which Nigeria is a signatory, has a provision for review every five years. Read More

National commissioner meets INEC youth ambassadors, calls for MOU

April 28, 2022 Emeka Nze 0

National Commissioner in-charge of Outreach and Partnership (OPC), Prof Kunle Ajayi, has called for memorandum of understanding between the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the two youth ambassadors, Emmanuel Ikubese and Munitat Lecky. A statement on Wednesday by the Chief Press Secretary to the INEC chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi, said Prof Kunle also enjoined them to support local ambassadors at Read More

We haven’t changed position on suspended Imo CVR – INEC

April 26, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Independence National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday disassociated itself from report making the rounds that it has resumed Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) in three LGAs of Orsu, Njaba and Ihitte Uboma in Imo state. The Commission in a statement signed by its National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Barrister Festus Okoye, said its position on the Read More

Dongban-Mensem to INEC: Acquaint Judges on Electoral Act

April 14, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to organise workshops that will acquaint judges on the rationale behind the recent innovations contained in the new Electoral Act. The Appeal Court President made the call in Abuja during a meeting which held at the Court of Appeal Headquarters, Abuja between Read More

Pictures: 1.8 million new permanent voters’ cards ready – INEC

April 13, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Independent Electoral commission (INEC) on Wednesday unveiled over 1.8 million new permanent voters cards. INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, unveiled the new cards in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. The new cards will identify the holders’ data, finger prints and face. Electorates who registered between January and March can claim their cards in person.

2023: Play the game according to rules, INEC tells parties

April 7, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) has tasked registered political parties in Nigeria on playing the game according to the rules of engagement. The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Oyo state, Barrister Mutiu Agboke said this when he led top INEC team to the Alarere residence of the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Lekan Balogun on a courtesy visit. Barrister Read More

Ekiti, Osun: INEC launches application portal for ad-hoc staff

April 5, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has launched an online portal for interested and eligible citizens to apply as ad-hoc staff for Ekiti and Osun governorship elections billed for June 18 and July 16 respectively. The portal, with the link, http://pres.inecnigeria.org, was expected go live on Monday at 12:00am, and close on Sunday April 24 at 12:00 midnight. INEC on Read More

2023: INEC woos Abdulsalami’s peace committee for early intervention

March 24, 2022 Emeka Nze 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has called on the National Peace Committee (NPC), to engage actors in the political space early enough in order to minimise incidences of electoral violence in the 2023 general election. Chairman of the commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, made the call when he received a delegation from the National Peace Committee alongside Representatives from the Read More

Osun guber: INEC commences 2-day training for ROs

March 23, 2022 Blueprint 0

In preparation for Osun state governorship elections scheduled on the 16th July, 2022, the training of Registration Officers (ROs) has commenced in all 30 local government areas of Osun state. A statement on Tuesday by the Director Information and Voter Education, Mr Ayodele Aluko said the two-day training of ROs commenced 21st – 22nd March 2022. According to the statement, Read More