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Presidential Election: INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu fails to appear before Tribunal

•As INEC tenders subpoenaed documents Jude Johnson The Chairmanship of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Prof Mahmood Yakubu on Thursday failed to show up at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, holding at the Court of Appeal, Abuja. Yakubu was on Wednesday ordered by the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal to appear

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

Elections: FG reads riot act to political actors over firearms build-up, hate speech

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Federal Government has read riot act to political actors over reports of firearms build-up with intent to threaten the electoral process and National Security in the country ahead of the general elections starting February. The National Security Adviser (NSA) Maj-Gen. Monguno (rtd), gave this warning on Friday during the Inter-Agency

PVC Buying: PDP demands immediate meeting with INEC chairman

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Organization (PPCO) demands an immediate stakeholders’ meeting with the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, over his assertion that some politicians were buying Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) ahead of the general elections. The PPCO in a statement

INEC raises alarm over new vote buying method

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday raised the alarm over a new method of vote buying being devised to undermine the voting process. INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu disclosed this in Abuja at the presentation of the Voter Register for the 2019 general elections to political parties. Yakubu said that the

INEC in the last three years…

Mohammed Haruna Following an emergency meeting it held on September 9 at the Ekiti State Governor’s Lodge, Abuja, the PDP Governors’ Forum issued a statement in which it passed a vote of no confidence in the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). According to a report of the meeting in the Vanguard

Buhari not interested in election but rigging– PDP

Senator Iroegbu  The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the fact that President Muhammadu Buhari has failed to constitute his campaign council or developed a clear-cut campaign blueprint, 61 days to the February Presidential election, is an indication that he is not preparing to stand elections but only to rig. The National Publicity

Buhari’s rejection of electoral amendment bill, act of cowardice–CUPP

•Says President jittery, calling for anarchy  •To invoke Code 20 to neutralise rigging plan •Says INEC must act to save Nigeria's democracy    Senator Iroegbu    The Nigerian opposition (Coalition of United Political Parties -CUPP) has condemned the withholding of assent to the 2018 Electoral Amendment Bill by President Muhammadu Buhari, describing it as an act

1,224 dead persons found in INEC register in Adamawa

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has detected 1,224 dead persons’ names in its Adamawa voters’ register for the 2019 general elections. Mr. Kassim Gaidam, the state Resident Electoral Commissioner, disclosed this during the opening of a two-day workshop for North East Zonal lmplementers on election monitoring and support, holding in

2019: INEC, WANEP launches election violence monitoring project

•Urges govt to take proactive steps 'before things get out of hand' Godsgift Onyedinefu   Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) in collaboration with the African Union (AU),  West Africa Network for Peace Building (WANEP) has launched the 2019 Election Violence Monitoring, Analysis and Mitigation (EMAM) Project. The INEC

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