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Tag Archives: INEC

Kaduna by-election: INEC confirms arrival of sensitive materials

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has confirmed the arrival of sensitive materials for the by-election for the Sabon Gari Constituency seat in the Kaduna State House of Assembly. The seat occupied by Aminu Shagali, a former Speaker of the assembly, was declared vacant in April, after he was alleged to have absconded from activities of the assembly for more ...

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INEC removes polling units from religious houses

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has removed a total of 749 polling units from religious houses: churches, mosques and shrines. Other places affected are royal palaces, and private property, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has stated. INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu disclosed this on Wednesday in Abuja at a meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners RECs. From the initial ...

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Just in: INEC fixes date for Ekiti, Osun gubernatorial election

The electoral umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed Ekiti and Osun Governorship elections for Saturday June 18 and Saturday July 16 2022 respectively. The announcement was made by the electoral umpire on Wednesday in Abuja. INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, said the detailed timetable and schedule of activities for the elections have been uploaded on the Commission’s ...

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Northern youths kick against nomination of Lauretta as INEC official

A northern group known as Northern Youths Council of Nigeria, NYCN, has condemned inclusion of the name of Lauretta Onochie, Senior Special Assistant on New Media to Mr President as a nominee for INEC Commissioner. The President and spokesman of the group, Abubakar Isah and Mock Samuel Kure, in a statement on Thursday, said, “The Northern Youths Council of Nigeria (NYCN) ...

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Lawan asks Senate committee to screen Onochie, others

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has called on Committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission of the upper legislative chamber to screen for confirmation, the appointments of Lauretta Onochie, and five others as INEC commissioners. Recall that eight months ago,  President Muhammadu Buhari sent the list of the nominees to the Senate for screening. It will also be recalled that the ...

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Buhari dispels rumour of third term agenda

Nigerian President,  Muhammadu Buhari has broken silence on the rumours of his third term agenda. Acccording to Buhari, he is not nursing such an ambition. The President said that the electoral umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC will be provided with all the materials and resources needed to conduct a successful election in 2023 Speaking on the burning of ...

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INEC holds emergency meeting with security officials over incessant burning of its offices

The country’s electoral umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has lamented that 41 of its offices have been attacked in 14 states from 2019 to 2021. Speaking on the situation, INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, in hi remarks at the meeting with security agencies under the platform of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES) at the INEC ...

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Gunmen burn INEC headquarters Awka, kill policemen

Anambra State Police Command has confirmed attacks on the state headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission and Police B’Division in Awka, Acccording to the information from the police, the incident happened in the State capital on Sunday night. The state Police Public Relations Officer, Ikenga Tochukwu, said he had scanty information on the development. He said, “Please, I will ...

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Voter Registration exercise to begin on June 28- INEC

The electoral umpire, the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC says it has concluded arrangements to resume Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) on June 28. The announcement was made by its chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, sat the commission’s meeting in Abuja with the Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) for the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Acccording to him, the agency is ...

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Spate of attacks on INEC’s offices may affect preparation for elections- Yakubu

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu says that he is worried over the series of attacks on the agency’s facilities Acccording to him, the attacks may grossly affect elections and dent the nation’s electoral process. Yakubu said “these attacks are no longer freak events but appear to be quite orchestrated and targeted at INEC.” ...

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