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Certificate forgery: INEC devices new strategy, picks dates for Edo, Ondo display

February 21, 2020 Editor 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it would display personal credentials of political aspirants ahead of the governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states for public scrutiny. INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, who revealed this during a meeting with resident electoral commissioners in Abuja, Friday said the new was imperative after the supreme court sacked David Lyon, the former Read More

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Zamfara: What’s does Yari want?

February 17, 2020 Editor 0

It’s no longer news that the Supreme Court has fixed Tuesday, February18, 2020, for the review of its judgement over the lingering case of the All Progressives Congress (APC) botched primary election in Zamfara state. I woke up today with nosiness on what really former Zamfara state governor Abdulazeez Yari want and what will be his fate in the hands Read More

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Simple way to apply for INEC fresh recruitment exercise as employment deadline draws near

February 14, 2020 Editor 0

Time is seriously ticking towards the closure of the deadline for employment application declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission( INEC). This link inec recruitment portal 2020 gets you started. The positions announced are Registration Area Officers, Administrative Officer and Executive Officers in all local government areas of the country. Interested candidates should also log on to INEC portal www.inecnigeria.org /www.inecrecruitment.com to complete Read More

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Breaking: INEC complies with Supreme Court verdict, declares PDP’s Diri winner of Bayelsa guber poll

February 14, 2020 Editor 0

In line with the Supreme Court judgement on Bayelsa state governorship election, the Independent National Electoral Commission, just declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Douye Diri, the winner. The chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said the commission would give him the Certificate of Return in compliance with the order of the Supreme Court, which sacked David Lyon Read More

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INEC opens employment portal, set for recruitment *See how to apply

February 10, 2020 Editor 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission( INEC), has declared vacant positions for employment. The positions announced are Registration Area Officers, Administrative Officer and Executive Officers in all local government areas of the country. Interested candidates should log on to INEC portal www.inecnigeria.org /www.inecrecruitment.com to complete the prescribed application free of charge. Applicants should not be above 35 years of age while the experience hired Read More

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Breaking: INEC declares PDP’s Alagbaoso winner in Imo re-run amidst controversies

January 28, 2020 Editor 0

Against all odds, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Imo state Tuesday evening declared Hon. Jerry Alagbaoso of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) winner of last Saturday’s Re-run election for Orlu/Orsu/Oru East Federal Constituency, thus making it the third time he is emerging victorious. After last Saturday’s election, it was declared inconclusive but on Monday,  information went round that the results Read More

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Confusion in APC over campaign flag-off

December 17, 2018 Editor 1

Exactly 30 days after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)  lifted ban on campaign for the 2019 presidential and National Assembly elections, there seems to be confusion in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC)  which is yet to constitute its campaign team. Some state chapters of the party have, however, commenced campaign after waiting on the national body for almost Read More

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2019: Book on peaceful elections unveiled amidst calls against violence

December 8, 2018 Editor 0

Peaceful elections are the bedrock of any democratic dispensation. Any move to poster peaceful elections, devoid of violence, buck-passing and other undemocratic practices, must be embraced with both hands. Hence, a book to that effect, “Election Conflict Management: Lessons from the 2015 General Elections” published by the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has officially been unveiled in Abuja, Read More

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Electoral Law Crisis: Buhari, NASS face off imminent

December 8, 2018 Editor 0

Between February this year and today, four different versions of Amendments to the 2010 Electoral Act were drafted by the National Assembly and forwarded to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent, but the president on Friday declined assent to the Bill, about 70 days to the next year’s general elections. TAIYE ODEWALE, ISE-OLUWA IGE, BODE OLAGOKE, ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU and KEHINDE OSASONA, Read More

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Kashamu heads 42-man Atiku campaign c’ttee in Ogun

November 29, 2018 Blueprint 0

Senator Buruji Kashamu, representing Ogun East, has been appointed the chairman of the 42-man Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State.   He is to be deputised by Bayo Dayo, the chairman of the party in the state, while Semiu Sodipo will serve as the secretary of the committee.   Kashamu-led PDP has Read More

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2019: Abdulsalami peace c’ttee tasks politicians on thuggery, hate speech

November 29, 2018 Editor 0

Ahead of next year’s general elections, the National Peace Committee has expressed concerns over some flashpoints in the country, saying they pose serious threat to the work of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), before and during the exercise. Chairman of the committee and former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd), disclosed this on Thursday, at a meeting with INEC Read More

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Ekiti poll free, fair, INEC witness tells tribunal

November 27, 2018 Blueprint 0

JKF Campaign Organisation Deputy Director, Mr Adunmo Sunday, yesterday told the Ekiti Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal said the July 14 governorship election was free, fair and credible by all standards. He told the Tribunal sitting in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, Apo, Abuja, contrary to the allegations of general malpractices by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Read More

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Senate minority leader writes INEC on campaigns, underage voters

November 21, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Senate Minority Leader, Biodun Olujimi, Has Urged The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) To Tackle The Menace Of Underage Voters To Ensure The Credibility Of The 2019 General Elections. The senator, who also urged that the commission to work assiduously to stop those that may want to truncate the electoral process next year, stated this in a letter dated Read More

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APDA presidential aspirant, battles national chair, INEC over party’s ticket

November 20, 2018 Blueprint 0

A presidential aspirant under the platform of the Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA), Mr. Iheanacho Ezeakor, has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to recognize him as the party’s candidate. Ezeakor, who rejected the Vice Presidential slot being offered to him by the national chairman and presidential candidate, has accused Shitu of substituting his name after he clearly emerged Read More

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Kwara PDP rejects rep bye -election results

November 20, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara state yesterday rejected the results of the bye-election conducted in Ekiti/Irepodun/Isin/Oke-Ero Federal Constituency where the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Raheem Tunji Olawuyi, was declared winner. The party described the outcome of the election as a daylight robbery and did not reflect the will of the people as its members were Read More

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4 INEC workers, NYSC member, 3-yr-old die in accident ‎

November 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

Four staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), an NYSC member and a three-year-old girl died in an accident on Ajaokuta–Lokoja road on Saturday, an official has confirmed. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) learnt in Lokoja yesterday that the NYSC member was performing his primary assignment with INEC office in Lokoja and that the child belonged to one of the INEC Read More

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APC bye-election victories in Kwara, Bauchi, Katsina shatters myth of PDP return – Presidency

November 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Presidency said on Sunday that victories recorded by the All Progressives Congress (APC) the bye-elections conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kwara, Bauchi and Katsina states have shattered the myth of Peoples Democratic Party’s return to power in 2019. In a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Read More

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Bye-Election: Presidency smuggling INEC’s sensitive materials to Kwara APC, PDP alleges

November 16, 2018 Blueprint 0

Ahead of Saturday’s House of Representatives bye-election in Irepodun-Isin-Oke-Ero-Ekiti Federal Constituency of Kwara State, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the Presidency has smuggled the Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) sensitive materials to the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate. PDP in statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, recently claimed that “agents of the Presidency Read More

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I’ll stop Uzodinma, Araraume, Ihedioha from becoming gov- Nwosu

November 15, 2018 Blueprint 0

Factional gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo state, Hon. Uche Nwosu has assured his supporters that he will not leave the party for another party despite insinuations from different quarters that he has secretly pitched his tent with another party. He gave the assurance on Tuesday in Owerri on his arrival from Abuja where he had been fighting to Read More

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By-election: Ahmed, PDP raise alarm over security situation

November 14, 2018 Blueprint 0

Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara state has raised concern over security situation in the state ahead Saturday’s by-election in Oke Ero/Irepodun/Ekiti/Isin federal constituency of the state. The alarm comes at the heel of an earlier allegation by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of importation of political thugs and ammunition into the state by All Progressives Congress (APC). The party State chairman, Read More

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I’m certified, competent to govern Adamawa state- Fintiri

November 14, 2018 Blueprint 0

PDP gubernatorial candidate, Hon. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, says unlike the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate that is currently embroiled in alleged certificate scandal, that he has verifiable certificates and eminently qualified to contest for governorship. Speaking barely three days following the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) release of names and documents of all the gubernatorial candidates and their deputies but Read More

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2019: Aftermath of party primaries and rancorous probe agitations

November 13, 2018 Blueprint 0

Dissension following outcome of any electoral exercise in Nigeria has become almost a norm. However, current reactions trailing the recently concluded political parties’ primaries in the build up to the fast approaching 2019 general elections appeared to many as unique.  Joshua Egbodo looks at the issues   Burden of election expenses There have been alarms in the past on alleged high Read More

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Ondo aspirants disagree with Oshiomole, APC in court

November 13, 2018 Blueprint 0

Some aggrieved aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, yesterday disagreed with their national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomole, over the conduct of the primary elections of the party in the state. Insisting that there were no primaries conduct to elect candidates for the forthcoming elections, the aspirants argued before the Federal High Court in Akure, that Oshiomhole Read More

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Imo: Okorocha’s inlaw in shock as INEC confirms Uzodinma ‘authentic’ APC Guber candidate

November 10, 2018 Editor 0

Uche Nwosu, much talked about Son-in-law to Imo state Governor, Rochas Okorocha is currently counting the cost of sticking with his God-father after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) confirmed that Senator Hope Uzodinma is the preferred governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of 2019 elections. Spokesperson of INEC, Emmanuela Ben Okpara who spoke from Owerri confirmed Uzodinma’s Read More

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2019: Lagos records 6.6m voters

October 15, 2018 Editorial III 0

Lagos State has recorded 6, 609, 115 residents who are eligible to vote in the 2019 general elections. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) reports that the state has 245 Registration Areas (Wards), 8,462 polling units, and 3669 voting points across the 20 Local Governments. Mr. Sam Olumekun, the state Resident Electoral Commissioner, disclosed at a workshop on Lagos State Read More