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Ekiti 2018: INEC disqualifies governorship candidate

The Providence People’s Congress (PPC), has threatened to sue the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) for disqualifying and expunging the name of its governorship candidate, Stephen Obasola, from the list of candidates for the July 14 Ekiti State election. Mr Obasola emerged through a primary supervised by INEC at the party’s …

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2018: Ekiti election can’t be rigged – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has given assurances that the Ekiti State governorship election slated for July 14 cannot be rigged, with the quality ICT infrastructure in place. The commission said the notion peddled in some quarters that the election will be rigged runs contrary to the reality on …

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Ekiti 2018: Arewa youths warn INEC

Northern youths under the aegis of the Arewa Youth Federation, AYF, have called on Ekiti people to rise against any form of rigging in the coming governorship election in the state. The group also said that the July 14th election will be a litmus test for the Independent National Electoral …

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‘INEC Will Transmit Ekiti, Osun Polls Results Electronically’

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday unfolded plans to transmit the results of the governorship elections in Ekiti and Osun states electronically. INEC Commissioner Muhammed Mustafa Lecky said the agency will employ the innovative electronic transmission of results. He said: “ INEC has come to the conclusion that this …

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Ekiti 2019: Segun Adewale Picks ADP Nomination Form

The leading aspirant in the Ekiti gubernatorial election under the platform of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) has said that he will end continuity of ravaging poverty, political hegemony and under development in Ekiti State. Adewale made this disclosure at the National Headquarters of ADP in Abuja on Wednesday while …

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Ekiti 2018 : PDP Accuses APC, INEC of Plans to Rig

Ekiti PDP

The PDP national chairman levied the allegation while receiving the German Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr. Bernhard Schlagheck, who paid him a courtesy call at the party’s national secretariat, Abuja. Secondus said: “The July Ekiti State governorship election will be the first test for this administration. We know that the APC …

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INEC Issues Notice For 2018 Elections in Ekiti

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ekiti on Wednesday, April 4, said that 218,000 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) were yet to be collected in the state. The commission said this just as it formally issued a “Notice of Election”, which stated that the governorship election would hold in the …

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INEC Begins Ekiti Guber Election Process

Ahead of the July 14, 2018 governorship election in Ekiti State and the 2019 elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday resuscitated the State Implementation Committee on Voters Education and Publicity (SICVEP). The committee is made up of representatives of the Federal Ministry of Information, State Ministry of …

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Ekiti is no Go Area For APC, PDP Replies Oyegun

Ekiti PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State has told the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie Oyegun, to perish the thought of his party making any appreciable impact in the July 14, 2018 governorship election not to talk of winning, saying; “Ekiti is a …

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INEC Uncovers Illegal Registration Center In Kwara

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has uncovered an illegal voter registration centre in Offa, Kwara State. INEC Administrative SecretarySecretary in Kwara, Mr Paul Atser, made this known in a statement in Ilorin on Friday. “It has come to the notice of Independent National Electoral Commission, Kwara State …

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INEC Begins Testing Of Card Readers Ahead Of Elections

The leadership of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC is preparing massively for the 2019 general election which is expected to be competitive. PoliticsNGR has gotten photographs of INEC officials testing Card readers ahead of the Osun state Gubernatorial Elections. The Osun elections are scheduled to hold on September 24, …

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Ekiti Has 215,000 Unclaimed PVCs, INEC Raises Alarm

—THE Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Ekiti State, yesterday, lamented that about 215,000 Permanent Voter Cards, PVCs, are yet to be claimed by owners few months to election in spite of its sensitization and campaign programmes. It also assured that underage voting will not be witnessed in the forthcoming …

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INEC Lost 85 Staff In 2017 Alone – Yakubu

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has disclosed that about 85 staff out of 16,000 died between January and December, 2017 due to various illnesses. The INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmud Yakubu made the disclosure while defending the 2018 budget estimates of the electoral body before the Senate …

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INEC Registers 21 New Parties (Full List)

The electoral commission, INEC, has registered 21 new parties. This was made known in a statement by May Agbmuche-Mbu. The new registrations bring the total number of parties in Nigeria to 67. Read the INEC statement below. INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION PRESS STATEMENT The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) held …

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Anambra Elections: Senate Committee Meets With INEC

The Senate INEC committee chaired by Senator Suleiman Nazif on Wednesday had an interaction with the Chairman and Board Members of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. PoliticsNGR gathered that the Interaction was majorly on INEC’s preparation for the November 18th Anambra state elections, activities of the commission, status of RECs’ …

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Jacob Zuma Of South Africa Visits Imo State.

The President of South African, Jacob Zuma arrives Owerri, the Capital of Imo State on a two-day working visit. Present at the Sam Mbakwe Airport to welcome Mr Zuma, were the state governor, Rochas Okorocha Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, Former Governor of Jigawa State, Saminu Turaki, and Former INEC Chairman, …

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8000 Corpers To Participate In Anambra Governorship Election

About 8000 serving corps members are to participate in the November 18 Anambra gubernatorial election.The State’s Coordinator of NYSC, Ebenezer Olawale, who dropped the hint while addressing journalists in Awka, said the data of corps members had already been transmitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in that respect. …

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Ekiti 2018: Gov Fayose Urged INEC to be Fair

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to be fair to all parties contesting the 2018 governorship election in the state. The governor spoke on Friday in his reaction to INEC’s release of the timetable for the election. He admonished INEC to conduct …

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INEC Releases Dates for Ekiti and Osun Elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the dates for Ekiti and Osun 2018 Governorship elections. The Ekiti State Governorship election will hold on July 14, 2018, while Osun State Governorship election will hold September 22, 2018. Commencement date of Campaigns for Ekiti Governorship election is April 15, 2018, …

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Ekiti 2018: INEC Commissioner Warns Candidate against Open Campaigns

The new Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Ekiti State, Professor Abdul-Ganiy Raji has warned politicians against subtle or overt campaigns ahead of the 2018 governorship poll. Raji made this warning after stakeholders’ meeting with politicians in Ado Ekiti, on Wednesday. He said that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) won’t …

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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

Ekiti PDP

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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