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INEC Warns Politicians Against Violating Electoral Guidelines

2 days ago /
Politics 

As the 2019 general elections begin to gather momentum in Cross River State, politicians have been warned not to go against electoral guidelines as anyone found wanting will be sanctioned. The State INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Frankland Briyai, gave the warning during an interactive meeting with chairmen and secretaries of registered political...

Saraki Swears In Victor Umeh

2 days ago /
Nation 

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has sworn-in the winner of the Anambra Central Senatorial election and former National Chairman of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, (APGA), Victor Umeh, into the Senate. The oath of office took place on Thursday at the chambers of the Senate. Umeh on Wednesday received his Certificate of Return...

INEC Issues Certificate Of Return To Umeh

3 days ago /
Nation 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has assured that it would continue to improve on the conduct of free, fair and credible elections in the country. INEC National Commissioner, Professor Oke Ibeanu, gave the assurance when he presented certificate of return to the winner of the Anambra central senatorial bye-election, Victor...

INEC Warns Against Violence In 2019 Election

4 days ago /
Nation 

A national commissioner of the independent national electoral commission, INEC, Antonia Simbini, says violence instigated by deviant party supporters may undermine the smooth conduct of the 2019 general elections. The warning comes after the disruption of the councillorship re-run election in Gwagwalada central ward of the federal capital territory by acts...

Presidency Commends Outcome Of Anambra, Other Elections

5 days ago /
Nation 

The Presidency has commended the outcome of the elections conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at the weekend. This was contained in a statement signed on Sunday by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu. Shehu said the results of the polls, in which...

Presidency Expresses Deep Commitment To Free And Fair Elections

5 days ago /
Nation 

The Presidency says the outcome of the INEC-organized elections at the weekend, in which three different political parties won, is a manifestation of President Muhammadu Buhari’s deep commitment to free and fair elections. Reacting to the poll, Presidential Spokesman, Garba Shehu, said: the President is inherently committed to the independence of the electoral commission in...

CJN Warns On Anambra Central Senatorial Election Run Off

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Chief Justice Of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen has warned that anyone engaged in contemptuous discussion of matters pending before the courts risks imprisonment. The CJN’s, warning made specific reference to various media debates over the controversial Anambra central senatorial election dispute. In a statement signed by his senior special assistant on...

INEC Issues Certificate Of Registration To 21 New Parties

1 week ago /
Politics 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday issued certificates of registration to 21 newly registered political parties. This brings the number of political parties in Nigeria to 68. Speaking at the event, the Chairman of INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu appealed to political parties to adhere strictly to the 2019 Election timetable...

INEC Releases 2019 General Elections Timetable

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has announced the timetable for the 2019 general elections. Chairman of the commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu told journalists at the headquarters of INEC, that the commission in exercise of the powers conferred on it by the 1999 constitution and the electoral act, 2010 took critical...

Electoral Battles In 2018, And INEC Scorecard

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

According to Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, timetable, Nigeria has about one year and two months to go before the next general elections in 2019. But the political atmosphere indicates that the battle has already started and 2018, is set to be the most politically charged year in Nigeria, in recent history. In...

Buhari Insists Restructuring Is Not Nigeria’s Priority

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has once again reacted to the calls for restructuring which dominated the political scene in 2017. In his latest reaction to the issue during his New Year Broadcast on Monday morning, the President insisted that restructuring was not the most pressing issue in Nigeria because the country’s problems...

Full Transcript: President Buhari’s New Year Address

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday performed his first official function for the New Year by addressing Nigerians in a nationwide broadcast. The President spoke about the fuel crisis in the country, his administration’s plans for infrastructure development – rail, roads and power, as well as the calls for the restructuring...

President Buhari Rejects Restructuring

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has again lent his voice to calls for the restructuring of Nigeria saying that the country's problems are more of processes than structure. In a national broadcast to usher in the year 2018, the president said he has kept a close watch on the on-going debate about "restructuring" noting...

CNPP Backs INEC On Fresh Anambra Senatorial Election

1 month ago /
Nation 

The conference of Nigeria Political Parties, says it will back the independent national electoral commission to organise the anambra central senatorial election scheduled for January 13, 2018. The umbrella body of political parties made this known at a media briefing in Abuja on Wednesday. Though, INEC had fixed the January 13 date...

Fresh PDP Asks INEC To Disregard Elective National Convention

1 month ago /
Nation 

A group of PDP Stakeholders and interest groups want INEC to disregard what they called "Illegal the National Working Committee (NWC) and the December 9, 2017 Elective National Convention. The groups, which called themselves Fresh PDP,  said they will be inaugurating a New NWC  noting that they are sanitizing the internal...

Buhari Wants Senate Confirmation For More Resident Electoral Commissioners

1 month ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has requested Senate to confirm the nomination of nine Resident Electoral Commissioners (REC) appointed for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The President's request which is contained in a letter read on the floor of the Senate by Senate President, Bukola Saraki is in line provisions of the...

Yahaya Bello Denies Double INEC Registration

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Governor of Kogi State Yahaya Bello has cleared the air on the allegation of double registration leveled against him by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. Governor Bello debunked the allegation while appearing on AIT’s current affairs programme, Focus Nigeria, in Abuja, and challenged INEC to prove the allegation or...

PDP Convention: Adedoja Goes To Court

1 month ago /
Politics 

One of the chairmanship aspirants at the Peoples Democratic Party national convention, Taoheed Adedoja, has dragged the party before a federal high court in Abuja. Adedoja is seeking the nullification of the outcome of the convention saying he was excluded from the exercise. In a statement issued after a news conference held in...

INEC Reacts To Reports On Party Primaries

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has denied reports in some media that it has fixed new dates for the conduct of political parties primaries. In a statement by INEC director of publicity and Voter Education, Oluwole Osazee-Uzi, the commission said the trending story that it has fixed date or period...

Kogi Governor Will Respond To Allegation Of Double Registration Soon – Aide

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Spokesperson for the Governor of Kogi State, Kingsley Fanwo, has finally broken his silence on the allegation of double registration levelled against his boss, Yahaya Bello. “We have not said anything about the allegation because we have to allow our legal team take it up and expose the incoherence and...


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