Anambra: Youth ambassador to US warns youths against political thuggery, ballox snatching

November 1, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

Ahead of the Anambra  state governorship election, the Nigerian Youth Ambassador to the United States and Secretary-General, Nigerian Youth Congress (NYC), Dr. Raymond Edoh, has warned the Nigerian youths against electoral violence. Also, he appealed to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to trend with caution while discharging its duties during the exercise so that the decision of the masses Read More

Listen to Nigerians, declare for presidency now, pressure mounts on Tinubu

October 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Lagos state governor and a national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has been pressurised again to make public his intention to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari. Thousands of his supporters gathered Saturday in Abuja at the unveiling Asiwaju’s legacies and inauguration of states’ steering committee to reinstate their claims. Although the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has Read More

$4m bribe: CUPP urges parties to focus on campaign, leave INEC alone

October 22, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

Following allegation of $4 million bribe against officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Coalition of Political Parties (CUPP) has called on political to focus on campaigns and leave frivolous allegations against the commission. Urging security agencies to be on top of their game, the CUPP said that it has concluded after thorough investigation that the allegations are false and Read More

SNM to INEC: You must not compromise Anambra poll

October 18, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been urged to do everything in its power to ensure the credibility of the forthcoming governorship elections in Anambra state, slated for November 6, 2021. The call was made, Sunday, by a frontline civil society organisation, the Save Nigeria Movement (SNM), against the background of smouldering concerns from the political space and security Read More

ADP to INEC: Use Anambra poll to test-run e-transmission of results

October 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to use the November 6 Anambra governorship poll to test-run electronic transmission of results, ahead of the 2023 elections. ADP’s national chairman, Yabaji Sani, made the appeal on Friday in Abuja during the inauguration of the party’s campaign council for Anambra election. Sani said the Anambra poll Read More

Breaking: Senate bows, rescinds decision on electronic transmission of results

October 12, 2021 Taiye Odewale, Abuja 0

After months of bashings from the public over resolution against unfettered electronic transmission of election results by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) where and when practicable, the Senate is set to rescind its unpopular decision. The Senate had in July during consideration of report on 2010 Electoral Act (Amendment ) Bill 2021 submitted by its Commitee on INEC, amended Read More

Defection: PDP drags Gov Ayade, deputy to court

October 9, 2021 Joseph Obung 0

Almost five months after the defection of Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River state from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC), the PDP has dragged he and his deputy, Prof Ivara Esu to court, seeking that they vacate office for defecting to the APC. The case which was instituted in the Federal High Court Abuja Read More

Anambra poll: INEC boss warns on double/multiple registrations

October 8, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has warned voters against multiple registrations for the permanent voter cards (PVCs) ahead of the November 6 Anambra state governorship election. He gave the warning at an emergency meeting of political parties and the INEC, held at the Commission’s headquarters in Abuja on Friday. He also disclosed that Read More

CUPP uncovers plot to derail 2023 election, scuttle ongoing electoral Act amendment

October 6, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) said it has uncovered plot to derail the 2023 general election. The Coalition also revealed plot to scuttle the ongoing electoral Act amendment at the National Assembly. Addressing newsmen Wednesday, the spokesman of CUPP and Chairman of Action Peoples Party (APP), Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere alleged that there would be no electronic transmission of Read More

FEC okays N38.4bn for completion of road projects in 5 states, INEC national commissioners sworn in

September 16, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N38.4 billion for the completion of some inherited road projects in five states of the federation. Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola made this known when he briefed State House correspondents at the end of the council meeting, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja. According to him, Read More

Anambra 2021: Put your houses in order, INEC tells political parties

September 14, 2021 Editorial III 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has advised political parties featuring in Anambra governorship election to put their houses in order and carry out responsible campaigns. Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, gave the advice when he spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja. Okoye urged political parties Read More

Isoko South 1 bye-election: INEC declares PDP winner

September 12, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Evivie Ovuakpoye, as winner of the Isoko South 1 State Constituency bye-election. According to the official results released by INEC Sunday morning, the PDP’s candidate secured his victory with a total 6,957 votes to defeat 11 other candidates including his closest rival, Ifowodo Read More

Bye-election: INEC ready for Isoko Isoko South 1 state constituency

September 9, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it is ready for the conduct of the Isoko South I state constituency by-election in Delta. INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Monday Udoh-Tom, disclosed this when he spoke with newsmen while inspecting the election-sensitive materials at the premises of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in Asaba Thursday. The newsmen report that Read More

INEC to NASS: We don’t need NCC’s clearance for electronic results transmission

September 8, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Tuesday reasserted its independence of any agency of government, declaring it does not require the approval of any government outfit to carry out its functions as the country’s electoral body. Rather, the commission said Section 160 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria vested powers in it to impose duties on any 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

Anambra: Integrate fully into APC, Okechukwu tells APGA leaders

August 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and member of the recently inaugurated Anambra Governorship Campaign Council, Osita Okechukwu, has asked the leaders of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the state to integrate fully into the APC in the light of the current travails facing the party. Okechkwu said by joining APC at the moment, when it 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

CVR: Fresh registrants now 1,609,981 – INEC

August 9, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has stated that as at 7am on Monday, the number of online fresh registrants has now risen to 1,609,981 while 195,591 citizens have completed their physical registration. A statement Monday by the National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Barrister Festus Okoye, saidthe commission appealed to all eligible citizens to seize the Read More

Anambra Guber: Youth leaders back Umeoji, call for support

August 7, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The National Association of Nigerian Youth Leaders (NANYL) have pledged their total support for the governorship ambition of the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Hon. Chukwuma Umeoji. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is expected to publish names of candidates and parties that will participate in the November 6 election, Saturday. When published, it will put an 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

Anambra: Guber aspirants dump APC, join other parties

August 2, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Some aggrieved governorship aspirants of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Anambra state November 6 poll have dumped the party to pursue their ambitions in other politic platforms. One of the aspirant, Dr Chidozie Nwankwo had picked the ticket of the African Action Alliance (AAC) just as others, Chief Ben Etiaba and Geff Onyejegbu respectively emerged flag bearers of other Read More

Breaking: Appeal court sacks Odey, declares Jarigbe as Senator

July 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Court of Appeal in Calabar has declared Hon. Jerigbe Agom Jerigbe the duly elected Senator for Cross River North. It declared him the lawful candidate of the People’s Democratic Party(PDP) in the December 5, 2020 By-election for the seat. The three-man Appeal Tribunal headed by Hon. Justice Chioma I. Nwosu also invalidated the certificate of return earlier issued to Read More

Lawmaker moves to increase FCT council chairmen’s tenure to 4 years

July 29, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

A bill seeking to increase the tenure of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) area council chairmen from three to four years may be passed into law before the February 2022 council elections. House of Representatives member representing Abaji/Kwali/Gwagwalada/Kuje Federal Constituency of the FCT, Alhaji AlHassan Sokodabo, explained that the initiative was conceived to provide functionaries at the third tier of government Read More