CVR update: INEC registers over 6m fresh voters

February 22, 2022 Emeka Nze 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released fresh figures on the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR). The commission said that in the third quarter, week 7, as at 7am, Monday 21st Feb 2022, the number of fresh registrants was 6,082,639 According to figures released by the Chief Press Secretary to the INEC chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi, completed registration stood at Read More

[Live] Anambra election: Heavy security presence as electorate chose next governor, accreditation, voting begin

November 6, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu, Awka 0

There is heavy security presence across polling units as eligible voters in Anambra state file out to elect their next governor. Blueprint reports that while voting had commenced at some polling units, officers of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) were yet to arrive at many. According to our correspondent, as at 8.14am, INEC staff were yet to arrive at Read More

Osun 2022: Oyetola urges transport unions to eschew violence

November 3, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has appraled to the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), and other transport unions to sustain the peace that has existed in the state and eschew violence before, during and after the 2022 governorship election. Oyetola who spoke at the Nelson Mandela Freedom Park, Osogbo, during the endorsement rally organised for him by the 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

2023 presidency: South using VAT to force North to concede – Jaji

October 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former House of Representatives member, Hon. Aminu Sani Jaji has said that the controversies surrounding the collection Value Added Tax (VAT) is being used to compel the north to cede the presidency to the south in 2023. Jaji who chaired the House committee on Internal Security in the 8th Assembly told those pushing for power shift to the South to Read More

2023: Group to mobilise 3m voters against Northern presidential candidate

September 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, a group, Grassroot Alliance For Good Governance (GAFGG) has called on the two leading political parties in Nigeria, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to pick their presidential candidates from the South. The group which said it is beating the drums of unification and togetherness to the hearing of Read More

2023: INEC berates low voters registration in Ogun

September 23, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has frowned at the low level of registration of eligible voters in Ogun state compared to other states in the country. The new Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mr. Olusegun Agbaje disclosed this to newsmen Thursday during a media parley held at the INEC state office, Abeokuta. Agbaje stated that some states especially in the Read More

IFA wants provision of mobile ramps, others at CVR centers

August 18, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Executive Director, Inclusive Friends Association (IFA), Grace Jerry has called for the provision of mobile ramps at the Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) centers to aid mobility of PWDs who are on wheel chairs. In a statement in Abuja, she said the Access Nigeria Campaign commends Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on the efforts it has made so far to 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: 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

Women votes ‘ll determine outcome of 2023 elections – Okotete

July 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, women votes will be a key determiner of candidates elected as state/federal legislators, governors and the President, the Woman Leader and representative in Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has declared said. Okotete, however called on women to cooperate and forge a united front to ensure more women occupy Read More

CVR: INEC commences training the trainers for state officers

June 24, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

In preparation for the nation wide online Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) scheduled Monday next week, the Electoral Institute in collaboration with ICT and Voter Registration (VR) departments organised an online Training of Trainers (ToT) for State Training Officers (STOs) in all the states of the federation including FCT. The main objective of the training is to demonstrate the INEC Voter Read More

Oyetola’s aide chides PDP over comment on salary

June 17, 2021 Lateef Dada 0

The Chief Press Secretary to Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State, Ismail Omipidan, has lambasted the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for their comment over payment of salary in the state.  The PDP had flayed the Governor for flaunting regular payment of salaries as part of its achievements.   Omipidan in a personal statement maintained that Oyetola has not erred for Read More

Breaking: INEC creates 56,872 additional polling units, sets date for Ekiti guber poll

June 16, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

 After 25 years since the current polling units were created in 1996, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared that it has successfully cracked the hard nut of converting  56,872 voting points to polling units. With the exercise, the commission stated that the country has now 176,846 full-fledged polling units nationwide.  This is a departure from the precise figure of 119,974 polling units which the Read More

Breaking: Tinubu’s posters flood Abuja

June 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Posters of the national leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, have flooded parts of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja even as Nigeria celebrates her democracy day anniversary. The posters which carries Tinubu’s bold picture and name surfaced on Sunday strategically pasted on public infrastructure like traffic kiosks, bus stops and other public places in the nation’s Read More

Constitutional review: Yiaga Africa recommends 10 priorities on electoral act amendment

May 28, 2021 Najib Sani 0

As the national assembly holds public hearings on constitution review, a Non Governmental Organization ‘Yiaga Africa’ has recommended 10 top priorities on electoral act amendment in the constitution. The NGO proferred the recommendations during a roundtable it organized for civil society organizations and other citizens of Bauchi state on how they can make difference at the public hearings. A facilitator Read More

Anambra 2021: INEC to relocate polling units sited at Churches, private houses, others

May 10, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

As Anambra state 2021 gubernatorial poll draws closer, the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), Monday, said it would relocate about 1112 polling Units sited at churches, house of political office holders, traditional rulers houses and others in the state.The State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC),  Mr. Nkwachukwu Orji, who stated this at a stakeholders Forum on Expansion of Voters Access to Read More