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Why INEC should improve voters’ registration system- Lagos lawmaker

A member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon Rotimi Abiru has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to improve the way it manages its voters’ registration system. Abiru, who currently represents Shomolu Constituency II in the Lagos State House of Assembly said that voters’ registration should not be an exercise to be conducted three months to election. ...

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INEC pushes for reforms to end frequent bye-elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is pushing for Electoral reforms that will stop frequent bye-elections in Nigeria The electoral umpire  is calling for an amendment to sections 68, 109 and 117 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) so that frequent bye-elections would be a thing of the past . If the amendment scales through, the candidate of the party ...

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INEC releases names of candidates for Niger Reps by-election

The Electoral umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has released time table for the much awaited re-run by-election of Magama/Rijau Federal Constituency, Niger State that was ordered by the court. INEC made this announcement in its Twitter handle on Thursday. The Electoral body also announces that it has released name of candidates for the re-run The tweet reads: “Independent ...

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2023: INEC to create more polling units- Yakubu

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Yakubu Mahmood says that plans are ongoing by the electoral umpire to create additional voting units. He dropped this hint at the session held to deliberate on the amendment of the Electoral Act The session was organised the by Joint National Assembly Committee on INEC,  to create additional pooling units ahead ...

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Yakubu officially resumes office for second term as INEC boss

The Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu has officially resumed office for second term. In his words during a takeover ceremony at INEC’s head office in Abuja, he assured that he would be sure that he gives priority to the quick passage of  the Electoral Ac. “You will recall that I appealed to the Senate Committee on ...

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By-election: PDP wins Zamfara supplementary poll

Mr Ibrahim Tudu of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has emerged winner in the Bakura State constituency supplementary election in Zamfara State. His victory was officially declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC Returning Officer for the election, Prof Yahaya Tanko. Acccording to the INEC official, Tanko secured 23,874 votes to win the election. It will be recalled that ...

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APC candidate wins Plateau Senatorial by-Election

Nora Daduut of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been declared the winner of the Plateau South senatorial by-election held on Saturday. INEC’s Returning Officer, Prof. Idris Amali, announced that Daduut polled 83,151 votes to defeat her opponent, Mr George Daika, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who scored 70,838 votes; a margin of 12,313 votes Acccording to Daily Post, ...

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Lagos by-election: Lagos Assembly Majority Leader lauds INEC, voters

Sanai Agunbiade, Majority Leader of Lagos State House of Assembly, has given kudos to the electoral umpire,  the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for the way it organised the Senatorial Bye-election in the state. Acccording to the fourth term lawmaker,  INEC has significantly improved in the conduct of elections in Nigeria. Speaking after voting at his  vote at polling unit ...

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Senate confirms Yakubu as second term INEC Chairman

The Senate has confirmed the appointment of Professor Mahmood Yakubu as the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Acccording to Channels, the confirmation was given on Tuesday during plenary in Abuja, the nation’s capital. This comes five days after the Senate Committee on INEC has screened Yakubu following his nomination for appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari. On November ...

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Frontline politician lauds INEC’s move on e-voting

A prominent politician in Oyo State, Olayinka Oladimeji Segelu, has called for the adoption of electronic voting in Nigeria’s electoral process. He lauded the plan of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to commence electronic voting with Anambra State governorship election next year.Fr He said: “Honestly, the only way we can ensure transparency and reliability in the conduct of elections ...

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