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2019: Kogi gov gets transferred temporary voter card

February 24, 2018 Blueprint 0

  Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has finally picked his transferred temporary voters card at the Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) office in Okene. Bello, who was accompanied by some of his political appointees, was received by INEC staff and the Administrator of Okene Local Government Council, Engr. Abdulrazaq Muhammed. The governor registered in Abuja, prior to the 2015 Read More

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2019: CSO begins tracking of campaign funds, others

February 15, 2018 Blueprint 0

Ahead of 2019 general elections, a Civil Society Organisation; Good Governance Team (GGT) has disclosed that it has concluded plans to launch a tracking project to monitor early money and third party spending, misuse of state and administrative resources. The group, in a statement signed Thursday in Abuja by its convener, Tunde Salman, said the project will run through the Read More

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INEC poised to review communication policy

February 14, 2018 Blueprint 0

In continuation of the efforts to finalize the review of Communication Policy ahead of 2019 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has convened a meeting of experts and technocrats to retouch the document. A statement by the Director, Voter and Publicity, Mr Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi stated that the document is intended to serve the internal and external communications needs Read More

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  INEC determined to sanitize nation’s electoral process – Yakubu  

February 13, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that it remains resolute in its commitment to sanitize the nation’s electoral process and deliver free, fair and credible elections. This is even as the Commission declared that it cannot be held directly or vicariously liable for an exercise outside its legal purview. INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu made this known on Tuesday Read More

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Uncertainty as NASS changes order of elections

February 10, 2018 Blueprint 0

A whole gamut of reactions has greeted the decision of the National Assembly to re-order the sequence of the 2019 elections, as stakeholder commend and condemn it in equal measure. However, the presidency has kept mum over the issue but the president’s men are strategizing how to go around the amendment as TAIYE ODEWALE, BODE OLAGOKE and ELEJO IDACHABA indicate Read More

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Over 370,000 unclaimed PVCs in Imo – INEC

February 10, 2018 Blueprint 0

  By Chidiebere Iwuoha Owerri Barely one year to the next general elections in Nigeria, Imo state Resident Electoral Commissioner, Prof. Francis Chukwuemeka Ezeonu, has disclosed that there are up to 370,000 Permanent Voter Cards that are yet to be claimed in the state. He dislcosed this when the executive members of the Imo state Correspondents’ Chapel led by Steve Read More

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Hard times for parties as EFCC, INEC plan to track parties’ source of funds

February 8, 2018 Blueprint 0

***Also poised to curb vote buying Preparatory to 2019 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), has engaged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to assist it in tracking political parties’ sources of funding. INEC, has in recent times, decried the flagrant breach of the relevant sections of the 2010 Electoral Law (as amended) which bars candidates and parties Read More

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Labour Party youths petition INEC, seek endorsement of Abdusalam’s sack

February 8, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Youth Vanguard of the Labour Party (LP) has petitioned the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC on the need to expunge the name of the party’s sacked chairman, Abdulkadir Abdulsalam from its records including the commission’s official website. In the petition dated February 5 and which was submitted during the group’s protest at INEC headquarters, the youths said the former Read More

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LP petitions INEC, wants Salami’s name out of website

February 5, 2018 Blueprint 0

The crisis rocking Labour Party (LP) has taken a new turn as some members of the party acting on the aegis of Labour Party Youth Vanguard Monday protested to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) calling for the removal from its website the name of its immediate past National Chairman, Alhaji Abdulkadir Abdulsalami. Claiming that the retention of Abdulsalami’s name Read More

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CVR: INEC in Oyo takes campaign to mosque, to visit motor parks, others

February 2, 2018 Blueprint 0

In its bid to sensitise more Nigerians on the need to fully participate in the electoral process, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Oyo State,  on  Friday took its awareness campaign to Oja-Oba Central Mosque in  Ibadan. The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports that Mr Mutiu Agboke, the Resident Electoral Commissioner(REC) in Oyo State, led other staff of the Read More

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2019: INEC expresses satisfaction with registration

February 2, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has expressed satisfaction with the public participation in the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) and the collection of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) in Sokoto, Zamfara and Kebbi states. Hajiya Amina Zakari, the Federal Commissioner in-charge of the zone, made the remark while on INEC facility tour of Zamfara, on Thursday in Gusau. She said Read More

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LG polls: NPM expresses concern over refusal to consider new parties

February 1, 2018 Blueprint 0

The New Progressive Movement (NPM) Kano State chapter has expressed concern over the refusal of the State Independent Electoral Commission (KANSIEC) to consider the new political party to participate in the forthcoming local government election in the state. NAN reports that NPM is one of the 21 new political parties registered recently by the National Independent Electoral Commission of Nigeria Read More

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INEC promotes 7,330 staff

December 20, 2017 Blueprint 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has approved the promotion of 4,917 senior officers who were successful in the promotion exercise conducted at the Commission’s headquarters and state offices throughout the country between August and November 2017. According to a statement by Chief Press Secretary to INEC chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi the number represents 92.1 percent of a total of 5,335 Read More

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Openness vital in electoral process, INEC chair insists

December 13, 2017 Blueprint 0

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Yakubu Mahmood, has attributed the successes achieved by the commission in the conduct of elections in recent times to its dedication and openness to constructive criticism from stakeholders and transparency in its processes. He said:  “There is nothing that the Commission is hiding and the more open and transparent our processes are the more open Read More

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States to get 10 additional Voter Registration Centres

November 30, 2017 Blueprint 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has approved 10 additional Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) centres for each of the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). A statement by the Director, Voter Education and Public Enlightenment, Oluwole Osaze Uzzi, said  the creation of these registration centres bring to total, 672 additional centres across the federation since the Read More

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ADP faults Saraki, Gov Ahmed over Kwara LG election, seeks INEC’s takeover

November 21, 2017 Blueprint 0

Action Democratic Party (ADP) has demanded that henceforth the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) should take over the conduct of Local Government election, alleging “electoral fraud by the state governors.”  The party also faulted the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Governor Abdulfatai Ahmed and Minister of Information Lai Mohammed among other APC leaders for their failure to prevail over their supporters. Read More

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EDITORIAL: Anambra guber: INEC, FG must get it right

November 18, 2017 Blueprint 0

  Today, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will conduct the fifth governorship elections under the present All Progressives Congress (APC) led federal government, since 2015. The Anambra State gubernatorial exercise featuring 37 candidates is, therefore, another opportunity for the elections umpire to test-run its readiness for the 2019 general elections. The election to vote a new governor for the Read More

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Anambra: PDP charges INEC, security agencies credible election

November 17, 2017 Blueprint 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has  charged officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies deployed for the election to be neutral in their conduct. In a statement Friday by the National Publicity Secretary, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, The PDP said it is prepared and ready for the the Saturday November 18, 2017 governorship election in Anambra state. Read More

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INEC chairman reads riot act to staff on Anambra guber

November 14, 2017 Blueprint 0

The Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu warned staff to shun all acts of complacency and remain conscientious for the successful conduct of the November 18, Anambra governorship election. A statement by Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi quoted the  Prof Mahmood Yakubu as warning staff of INEC  at Awka that the Commission would not hesitate Read More

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INEC urges National Assembly to expedite action on Electoral Reform Laws

November 5, 2017 Blueprint 0

The Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu has called on the National Assembly to expedite action on the passage of the relevant legislation guiding the conduct of elections in the country to give the Commission ample  time to prepare for the 2019 general elections. Yakubu  noted that the next general election was only 470 days away and Read More

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UN pledges support to INEC on capacity building

November 1, 2017 Blueprint 0

The United Nations, (UN) has pledged  support to the Independent National Electoral commission, (INEC) on building of technological capacity and sustain same for improved conduct of elections in the country. The UN Secretary General, Antonio Guteres spoke in Abuja Wednesday while on a courtesy visit on INEC chairman, Professor Mahmud Yakubu where he emphasised the need for the commission to Read More

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Anambra: INEC to provide magnifiers for albinos, EU hails Jonathan 2015 example

October 19, 2017 Blueprint 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared that electorates living with albinism will be aided with vision magnifiers to vote during the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state. INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, stated this when the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU-EOM) paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja. He said the initiative was to enable albinos properly identify Read More

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Anambra Guber: INEC tasks poll officials on diligence

October 19, 2017 Blueprint 0

The Acting Director-General of the Electoral Institute, Dr Sa’ad Idris Umar, has charged electoral officers  for the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State to handle assignments given to them with due diligence. Dr Sa’ad who gave the charge at the commencement of the 5-day Train-the-Trainer workshop in Awka, said ‘the task of ensuring a transparent, credible, acceptable, free and Read More