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  • Dino Melaye: INEC asks court to vacate order stopping Senator’s recall

    The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Thursday approached an Abuja Federal High Court to set aside an earlier order suspending the recall of Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye. Recall that the nation’s electorial umpire had commenced the recall of the lawmaker, following receipt of petition from members of his constituency. Melaye then filed

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    INEC will make future polls better than that of 2015: Mahmood Yakubu

    Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said the commission is committed to making future elections in the country better than the 2015 exercise. Yakubu made the pledge when he received the new United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Stuart Symington at INEC headquarters on Wednesday in Abuja. He expressed gratitude to

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    President Buhari sends 27 names to Senate for approval as INEC electoral commissioners (SEE FULL LIST)

    President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated 27 people as Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). He sent the names to the Nigerian Senate for approval. The letter from Buhari requesting the confirmation of the 27 nominees was read on Thursday, March 23, by Senate president Bukola Saraki. The letter read: “In

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  • INEC
    Senate tasks INEC on credible elections

    The Chairman, Senate Committee on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Sen. Ali Ndume, has challenged the commission to ensure that it conducted credible elections in 2019. He particularly called on the Chairman of the commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, to surpass the achievements of his immediate predecessor, Prof. Atahiru Jega. Ndume gave the charged when the

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  • INEC
    We’ll ensure credible Rivers rerun – INEC

    The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, on Wednesday assured Nigerians that the commission would ensure free and fair rerun National Assembly election in Rivers State. He said the commission would not be distracted by the various allegations being leveled against it by stakeholders in the state. Yakubu spoke with State

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    BREAKING: Buhari swears in INEC Commissioners

    President Muhammadu Buhari has sworn in the newly-appointed Commissioners of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. The swearing-in was conducted inside the Council chamber of the State House Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday. The ceremony was done shortly before the commencement of the meeting of the Federal Executive Council. The nominees were earlier confirmed by

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  • INEC
    Rivers rerun to hold in 1,840 polling units – INEC

    The Independent National Electoral Commission has said that the December 10 supplementary election in Rivers State will hold in 1,840 polling units across the 23 local government areas of the state. The Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Mr. Aniedi Ikoiwak, disclosed this when the executive members of the Rivers State Council of the Nigeria

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    EFCC To Cleanse Electoral System, Arriagns 100 INEC Officials

    In efforts to cleanse the electoral system, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), has begun the arraignment of over 100 electoral officials. According to reports, the commission is set to charge officials who had received bribes from the $115 million, allegedly disbursed by Diezani-Madueke, a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, during the countdown to

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    Ondo election: Official INEC result update in 17 LGAs

    Ondo election: In the Governorship election which held on the 26th of November, 2016 in Ondo state, official result by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, is being collated and announced as at the time of filing this report today, 27th November, 2016. The contending candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Mr. Rotimi Akerdolu,

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    Fayose Blames INEC For PDP’s Loss In Ondo Election

    Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has lamented the outcome of the Ondo State Governorship election won by Mr Rotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress (APC). He believes the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) connived with the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its collaborators in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to rig the election

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