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BREAKING: INEC postpones elections till February 23

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has postponed the presidential and National Assembly elections to Saturday, February 23. The governorship and state assembly elections is now scheduled to hold March 9. The decision was reached in the early hours of Saturday following an emergency meeting INEC chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, had

INEC speaks on postponement of election after emergency meeting

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, said it has reached  a decision on whether to hold the election today. Speaking at the end of an emergency meeting by the commission held in Abuja on Friday, Rotimi Oyekanmi,the Chief Press Secretary to INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, told journalists that the

Insecurity: INEC to relocate polling units in Zamfara

The Independent National Electoral Commission says it will relocate some polling units in the areas vulnerable to security challenges in Zamfara. The Residents Electoral Commissioner of the state, Hajiya Asmau Maikudi, said this at a press conference in Gusau on Wednesday. The REC said the electoral officers at the local government offices

Don’t go to polling units with firearms, police IG warns personnel

Acting Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has said that no security personnel would be allowed to carry firearms at polling centres during the elections. Adamu stated this when the European Union Election Observation Mission to Nigeria delegation visited him on Wednesday in Abuja. He said that while the elections last, security personnel

INEC forbids accredited election observers from granting press interview

Chairman of the Independent National Election Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has said that accredited election observers are not permitted to grant media interviews. He also directed that, at the polling units, no security personnel is allowed to hinder accredited observers from observing the election process. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Yakubu stated

NAF begins Airlift of INEC’s electoral materials

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), has commenced the airlift of electoral materials for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) across the country for the conduct of the 2019 General Elections. The airlift exercise which began yesterday includes day and night missions, during which both sensitive and non-sensitive electoral materials

All burnt PVCs in plateau, Abia will be reprinted before elections — INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) says it will print and make available Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) to registered voters whose cards were affected by the fire disaster in its Plateau and Abia state offices. It adds that election will hold as scheduled in Qua’an Pan Local Government Area of Plateau and

Fire guts INEC office in plateau, destroy election materials

Barely a week to the general elections, the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Qua’an Pan Local Government Area of Plateau State has been razed by fire. Plateau State INEC Head of Department, Voter Education and Publicity, Osaretin Imahiyereobo, confirmed the incident in a statement on Sunday. It was

INEC extends PVC collection till Monday

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has extended the collection of the Permanent Voters Card, (PVCs) previously scheduled to end Friday, 8th February till Monday. INEC made the announcement on Friday on its Twitter handle on Friday. The statement on INEC’s handle read: “The collection of PVCs scheduled to end today

DSS arraigns INEC officials for stealing, selling PVCs

The Department of State Services (DSS) has arraigned two employees of the Independent National Electoral Commission on Thursday, before a Chief Magistrates’ Court  for allegedly stealing over 3,097 Permanent Voter Cards belonging to eligible votes in Rivers State. The suspects identified as Beesor Sorle, 39, and Monday Ifesimama, 52, were arraigned