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    INEC confirms APC candidate is commission’s contractor

INEC confirms APC candidate is commission’s contractor

Mahmood Yakubu, national chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has confirmed that one of the candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is a contractor to the commission.Addressing stakeholders on the reason behind the postponement of the presidential and parliamentary elections in Abuja on Saturday, the INEC chairman said the contractor's political inclination will not affect the commission.The [...]

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    CUPP dares INEC, asks parties to continue campaign

CUPP dares INEC, asks parties to continue campaign

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has asked its members to continue with their campaigns.Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, CUPP spokesman, gave the directive in a statement on Sunday.This is contrary to what Mahmood Yakubu, national chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), said in Abuja on Saturday.While giving reasons for the poll shift, Yakubu said campaigns remain closed.But Ugochinyere [...]

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    Police: We’ll soon give an update on Kaduna killings

Police: We’ll soon give an update on Kaduna killings

The police have promised to give an update on the latest killings in Kaduna state.Yakubu Sabo, spokesman of the state police command, was responding to an enquiry from TheCable on Sunday morning.“The police commissioner will give an update on the situation later today,” Sabo told TheCable via telephone.TheCable understands that on Saturday, Nasir el-Rufai, governor of the state, led top [...]

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    INEC’s bolt from the blue

INEC’s bolt from the blue

When your wife is pregnant and gives birth at the end of nine months, you cannot claim you were caught unawares and so you couldn’t buy items for baby delivery ahead of time. Since 2015, we had known that we were going to hold another general election in 2019. It is every four years. It is there in the constitution. [...]

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    Odinkalu: 66 weren’t killed in Kaduna… el-Rufai just playing politics with lives

Odinkalu: 66 weren’t killed in Kaduna… el-Rufai just playing politics with lives

Chidi Odinkalu, human rights lawyer, has described as false, the statement from the Kaduna state government that 66 people were killed in attacks on Kajuru local government area of the state.Samuel Aruawan, spokesman of Nasir el-Rufai, had  said the killings reportedly took place in eight settlements across the local government area.El-Rufai also confirmed the incident."Report of the killing of about [...]

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    Wedding plans ruined, business crippled — Nigerians count the cost of postponed elections

Wedding plans ruined, business crippled — Nigerians count the cost of postponed elections

Millions of Nigerians went to bed Friday evening getting ready to vote during presidential and national assembly polls but by the time they woke up, things had changed. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had shifted the exercise by a week, citing logistics challenge.As expected, Nigerians expressed dissatisfaction, with some politicians trading blames. The cost of the postponement translated into [...]

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    ‘Why did you wait till 2am?’ — Oshiomhole tackles INEC chairman at ICC

‘Why did you wait till 2am?’ — Oshiomhole tackles INEC chairman at ICC

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), took on Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), over the postponement of the elections.Speaking at the International Conference Center (ICC), Abuja, where the commission held a press conference to explain the reasons for shifting the polls, Oshiomhole said the commission ought to have done more.The APC [...]

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    ‘There were attempts to sabotage our efforts’ — INEC chairman speaks on postponement

‘There were attempts to sabotage our efforts’ — INEC chairman speaks on postponement

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says there were attempts to sabotage the commission during preparations for the elections.He said this in Abuja while explaining the reason for the postponement of the general election.The presidential and national assembly elections had been shifted by seven days, while the governorship and state assembly polls were slo shifted by [...]

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    Boko Haram bombs Maiduguri mosque, ‘kills 11’

Boko Haram bombs Maiduguri mosque, ‘kills 11’

Suspected members of the Boko Haram sect struck inside a mosque in Maiduguri, capital of Borno state, on Saturday, killing 11 persons.Damian Chukwu, commissioner of police in the state, confirmed the incident, saying it happened around  5:40am.He said two suicide bombers, accompanied by a gunman, infiltrated the mosque located in Kushari village behind old CBN quarters in the ancient city.Chukwu [...]

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    SHAME: How corps members on INEC duty ‘packed like sardines’ in the dark

SHAME: How corps members on INEC duty ‘packed like sardines’ in the dark

While you were probably in the comfort of your home awaiting the verdict of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on the general election, corps members deployed as ad hoc staff were abandoned to their fate in various parts of the country. While some managed to sleep on benches, others were “packed like sardines” on bare floor.The corp members, numbering [...]

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