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Presidency Blocks Appointment Of Female INEC Commissioner

The Presidency was responsible for the non-issuance of appointment letter the only female Resident Electoral Commissioner-designate, Dr Asma’u Sani Maikudi, about three weeks after her clearance by the Senate, Daily Trust findings have shown. Dr Maikudi hails from President Muhammadu Buhari’s home state of Katsina, and was nominated by the …

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Ekiti 2018: INEC registers 35,909 new voters

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said 35,909 voters have been added to the voters’ register in Ekiti State from the ongoing continuous voter registration exercise. The commission’s Administrative Secretary in Ekiti, Muslim Omoleke, said on Sunday that the figure comprised 18,193 males and 17,716 females. He also said …

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Nigeria Set Recruit 30,000 Police Officers (Details)

Speaking while dialoguing with civil society organisations under the umbrella of “Situation Room” on Friday in Abuja, Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, said Nigeria needed to recruit 30,000 police personnel annually for five years to meet UN recommendation. The police boss who spoke as he turned one year in office, …

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Osun by-election: Adeleke Defects to PDP Ahead of APC Primary

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An All Progressives Congress aspirant in the Osun-West senatorial district, Chief Ademola Adeleke, may have defected to the Peoples Democratic Party to contest the July 8 senatorial by-election. A chieftain of the PDP, who pleaded anonymity, said this while speaking with our correspondent on the telephone, on Tuesday. The PDP …

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Future elections will be better than 2015 – INEC

The Chairman of Independent National Elect0ral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said the commission was 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 …

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Jega Dissapointed Me – GEJ

Despite conceding the 2015 presidential election, former president Goodluck Jonathan was not comfortable with how it was handled by Attahiru Jega, former chairman of the Independent National Elect0ral Commission (INEC). In ‘Against the Run of Play’, a book written by Segun Adeniyi, Jonathan said Jega disappointed him. “I was disappointed …

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INEC Begins Nationwide Registration On April 28

The Independent National Electoral Commission says it will commence a nationwide continuous voter registration on April 27 across the 774 local government areas of the federation. The commission disclosed this in a statement signed by the INEC National Commissioner, Mrs Amina Zakari, after a meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners and …

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Ekiti Governor Wants President Buhari to Remove Inec Boss

Ekiti Governor Wants President Buhari to Remove Inec Boss The governor faulted the Zakari’s appointment saying it is unknown to the 1999 Constitution. Calling on President Mohammadu Buhari to terminate Zakari’s appointment,Fayose added that the Constitution (as amended), which established INEC and other Federal Executive Bodies, did not make any …

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INEC Present Certificate To Elected Ekiti National Assembly Members

INEC Present Certificate To Elected Ekiti National Assembly Members The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday presented Certificate of Return to National Assembly members elected in the just-concluded polls in Ekiti and Ondo states. In Ekiti state, the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Sam Olumekun, handed the certificates to the newly-elected …

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Jega urged to sack Taraba Returning Officer

The Senator representing Taraba South at the National Assembly Senator Emmanuel Bwacha call on the national chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof Atahiru Jega to sack the Taraba state Governorship Election Returning Officer and bring another run the run off in the state. He said the returning …

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MUST READ: INEC Tells losers to go to tribunals

THE Independent National Electoral Commission,INEC, yesterday, asked contestants in Saturday’s governorship and State Assembly elections to accept all results officially declared by it. This was even as it urged those not satisfied with the outcome of the polls to seek redress at the tribunal. It, however, promised to launch a …

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Jonathan Wants Elections Postponed for 6 Months

Plans by President Goodluck Jonathan and his team to scuttle the general elections scheduled for February have come to light, with National Security Adviser Sambo Dasuki openly calling for postponement of the elections. Sambo spoke at a Chattam House lecture in London, offering the excuse that the Independent National Electoral …

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INEC Deploys 1,555 Smart Cards, 4,009 Ballot Boxes to Ekiti

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ekiti State yesterday said it had received 1,555 smart cards and 4,009 ballot boxes for the forthcoming general elections. The commission also said it had recruited 6,464 adhoc staff for the exercise, which it promised would be free and fair. The state Resident …

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