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    INEC suspends operations over coronavirus

INEC suspends operations over coronavirus

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced suspension of its regular activities over the outbreak of coronavirus. Festus Okoye, chairman, INEC information and voter education committee, announced this in a statement on Monday. He, however, said the suspension does not affect the activities for Edo and Ondo governorship elections scheduled to hold in September and October respectively. He said the commission is [...]

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    YIAGA: How voter suppression can be tackled in Nigeria

YIAGA: How voter suppression can be tackled in Nigeria

YIAGA Africa, a youth advocacy group, says adequate voter education is the key to tackling voter suppression and other electoral challenges in Nigeria. The organisation said this at a meeting which was held in Abuja on Tuesday. At the meeting tagged ‘tackling voter suppression’ the stakeholders in attendance agreed that the key to a credible election in the country was by voter [...]

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    Why INEC – a carrier of political coronavirus — must be scrapped

Why INEC – a carrier of political coronavirus — must be scrapped

So INEC Chairman’s spokesman and my friend, Rotimi Oyekanmi, wrote an article which was widely-circulated, titled “Between INEC and unending conspiracy theories’. Ordinarily I should have ignored the article for several reasons; one, Oyekanmi is my friend and I know him to be a gentleman. Secondly, as a chairman of a political party which is an institution under INEC’s supervision, I [...]

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    Forgery: INEC to display credentials of Edo, Ondo guber candidates

Forgery: INEC to display credentials of Edo, Ondo guber candidates

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will display personal credentials of political aspirants ahead of the governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states to enable public scrutiny. Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, disclosed this during a meeting with resident electoral commissioners in Abuja, on Friday. This development is coming after the supreme court sacked David Lyon, the former governor-elect of Bayelsa [...]

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    JOB ALERT: INEC begins recruitment across all LGAs

JOB ALERT: INEC begins recruitment across all LGAs

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced it is recruiting qualified candidates for employment for various positions. INEC said on its recruitment portal that the available positions include registration area officers (RAOs) on grade levels 07 and 08 in all the local government areas (LGAs) as well as experienced professionals on grade levels 09-14. It said applicants for any of the positions [...]

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    Court restrains INEC from delisting 33 parties

Court restrains INEC from delisting 33 parties

A federal high court in Abuja has restrained the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from deregistering 33 political parties pending the determination of a case before it. Anwuli Chikere, the presiding judge, made the restraining order while ruling on a suit the parties filed against the attorney-general of the federation (AGF) and INEC. The plaintiffs had filed an amended originating summons on [...]

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    APC rejects INEC’s declaration of Diri as Bayelsa governor-elect

APC rejects INEC’s declaration of Diri as Bayelsa governor-elect

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has rejected the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to declare Douye Diri, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as governor-elect of Bayelsa state. On Thursday, the supreme court sacked David Lyon, APC candidate, as governor-elect of the state. Lyon was sacked on grounds that Biobarakuma Degi-Eriemienyo, his running mate, presented forged certificate to [...]

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    EFCC: How a corps member’s petition made us recover N320m from INEC

EFCC: How a corps member’s petition made us recover N320m from INEC

Abdullahi Lawal, Sokoto zonal head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says a petition by a corps member led to the recovery of N320 million from the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC).  Lawal made this known on Friday at the "Nigerian Youth Walk against Corruption" rally organised by EFCC in collaboration with NYSC and others. He said the petition was over the [...]

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    PHOTOS: Douye Diri receives certificate of return as Bayelsa governor-elect

PHOTOS: Douye Diri receives certificate of return as Bayelsa governor-elect

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has issued a certificate of return to Diri Douye as governor-elect of Bayelsa state. Douye received the certificate of return from Rose Oriaran-Anthony, INEC secretary, at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja. Also presented with a certificate of return on Friday was Lawrence Ewrujakpor, deputy governor-elect. Douye was declared governor-elect after the supreme court sacked David Lyon of the [...]

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    Deregistration of political parties and next steps for electoral reform

Deregistration of political parties and next steps for electoral reform

BY MOSHOOD ISAH The deregistration of not less than 74 political parties by the Independent National Electoral Commission may not have gone down well with some stakeholders especially those political parties that fell by the side in what can be described as massive retrenchment of political parties but overall it seems to be an action in the right direction. After a [...]

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    INEC: Groups not strong enough shouldn’t register as political parties

INEC: Groups not strong enough shouldn’t register as political parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says groups that are “not strong enough” to become political parties should not register as one. Festus Okoye, INEC national commissioner, said this while reacting to claims that some of the deregistered political parties were not given enough time to operate after their registration. The commission removed 74 parties from its register citing their failure to [...]

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    INEC and the end of Nigeria’s democracy

INEC and the end of Nigeria’s democracy

With the rash of protests that have greeted the draconian and militaristic purported deregistration of some political parties in Nigeria, I believe it is high time to alert the INEC and every right-thinking Nigerian that there is a possibility of a constitutional crisis brewing from the act of recklessness and impunity. It is trite to mention that the Buhari administration has [...]

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    ANRP chairman: Delisting our party after collecting N1m registration fee is a breach of contract

ANRP chairman: Delisting our party after collecting N1m registration fee is a breach of contract

Tope Fasua, chairman of the Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party (ANRP), has described the de-registration of the party by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as a breach of contract.  INEC had announced the deregistration of 74 parties on Thursday, saying the action followed an assessment of the parties after the 2019 general election. ANRP was among the parties affected by INEC's action. Reacting [...]

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    FULL LIST: The 18 parties that survived INEC’s hammer

FULL LIST: The 18 parties that survived INEC’s hammer

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday exercised its constitutional powers to deregister political parties that failed to meet established criteria. At a press conference in Abuja, Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, announced that following an assessment of the 92 political parties in Nigeria, the commission decided to re-register 74 of them. He said the affected parties failed to meet the criteria [...]

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    INEC fixes dates for Edo, Ondo guber polls

INEC fixes dates for Edo, Ondo guber polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed September 19 for the Edo governorship election and October 10 for that of Ondo. Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, disclosed this on Thursday during a press briefing in Abuja. Both states are under the control of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the governors are seeking another term. At the press conference where Yakubu announced the [...]

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    Kowa, Okotie’s party affected as INEC deregisters 74 parties (full list)

Kowa, Okotie’s party affected as INEC deregisters 74 parties (full list)

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has deregistered 74 political parties. Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, announced this at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday. He said this because of their failure to meet various criteria stipulated by the constitution during the elections. The INEC chairman said the number of Nigeria’s political parties are now 18. Among the affected parties are: Fresh Party, founded [...]

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