Wednesday, October 16, 2019

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    Tension as youth disrupt INEC meeting on Bayelsa guber poll

Tension as youth disrupt INEC meeting on Bayelsa guber poll

Some youth of Bayelsa state on Wednesday disrupted a meeting with officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Yenagoa, the state capital.Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, who was presiding over the meeting, was forced to end the session after unsuccessfully trying to calm the restive youth.Abdulmajid Ali, the deputy inspector-general of police (DIG) in charge of operations, who was [...]

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    ‘Drugs, guns stockpiled ahead of guber poll’ — Bayelsa traditional ruler cries out

‘Drugs, guns stockpiled ahead of guber poll’ — Bayelsa traditional ruler cries out

Ibenanaowei Dakolo, traditional ruler of Ekpetiama kingdom in Bayelsa, has alleged that weapons are being stockpiled in the state ahead of the governorship election.Dakolo raised the alarm on Tuesday when the traditional rulers in the state met with officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Yenagoa.Proliferation of arms has remained a major concern during elections in Nigeria.Dakolo said [...]

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    Democracy is NOT for sale, INEC warns vote buyers

Democracy is NOT for sale, INEC warns vote buyers

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has warned against vote buying in the forthcoming election in Bayelsa state.Speaking during the commission’s meeting with Bayelsa traditional rulers on Tuesday, Yakubu described vote buying as selling Nigeria’s democracy in the open market.Nigeria’s elections have always been marred by vote buying, from state governorship elections to the recent general election.At [...]

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    INEC: 867,000 to vote in Bayelsa governorship poll

INEC: 867,000 to vote in Bayelsa governorship poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says a total of 867,088 people are expected to vote in the Bayelsa state governorship election.May Agbamuche-Mbu, INEC national commissioner in charge of Bayelsa, Edo and Rivers states, disclosed this on Monday when the voter register was released.Forty-five governorship candidates are contesting the election holding on November 16.While presenting the copies of the register [...]

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    Supreme court strikes out HDP’s appeal against Buhari

Supreme court strikes out HDP’s appeal against Buhari

The supreme court has struck out the appeal of Hope Democratic Party (HDP) and Ambrose Owuru,  its presidential candidate.HDP and its presidential candidate had appealed the decision of the presidential election petitions tribunal which threw out its petition and upheld the election of President Muhammadu Buhari.The five-man panel led by Mary Odili on Thursday struck it out on the grounds [...]

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    EFCC arrests INEC officials ‘who diverted N84.6m’ during 2019 polls

EFCC arrests INEC officials ‘who diverted N84.6m’ during 2019 polls

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has announced the arrest of four officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Sokoto state over alleged diversion of ad hoc staff allowance to the tune of N84.6 million.Among those arrested are Hassan Aliyu, administrative secretary; Hussain Jafar, head of operations; Abdullahi Abubakar, state accountant; and Abdulmumin Usman.The arrest followed a petition by [...]

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    INEC resident commissioner in Taraba is dead

INEC resident commissioner in Taraba is dead

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the death of Baba Yusuf, its resident electoral commissioner in Taraba state.Rose Anthony, INEC secretary, made the announcement in a statement on Sunday.She said Yusuf died on Saturday night at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Borno State, where he was being treated for an undisclosed illness.”He will be buried today Sunday [...]

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    INEC: Our efforts at improving female participation in 2019 elections didn’t yield results

INEC: Our efforts at improving female participation in 2019 elections didn’t yield results

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says its efforts at ensuring more women participated in the 2019 electoral process did not yield the desired results.Mahmud Yakubu, INEC chairman, made this known at a review meeting of the general election from a gender perspective that held in Abuja on Friday.Represented by Adekunle Ogunmola, INEC's national commissioner, Yakubu said it is appalling [...]

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    Kogi/Bayelsa gov polls: INEC disqualifies 14 underage candidates

Kogi/Bayelsa gov polls: INEC disqualifies 14 underage candidates

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disqualified 14 underage candidates in the upcoming Bayelsa and Kogi governorship elections.According to a statement released on Friday by Festus Okoye, INEC commissioner for information and voter education committee, six underaged were discovered in Bayelsa while Kogi had eight.TheCable had earlier reported that some of the governorship and deputy governorship candidates are below the [...]

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    Reps: INEC cannot deregister political parties

Reps: INEC cannot deregister political parties

The house of representatives has rejected a motion seeking to call on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to de-register political parties seen to be weak.The lower legislative chamber stepped down the motion during Thursday’s plenary session following a resolution that the electoral commission cannot de-register political parties.Francis Uduyok from Akwa Ibom state had moved the motion entitled, ‘Need to [...]

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    INEC, EiE to screen ‘4th Republic’ in universities

INEC, EiE to screen ‘4th Republic’ in universities

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    Atiku asks supreme court to upturn tribunal ruling on 10 grounds

Atiku asks supreme court to upturn tribunal ruling on 10 grounds

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and his party have filed a suit at the supreme court to challenge the ruling of the election petition tribunal.The tribunal had dismissed Atiku’s petition challenging the outcome of the last presidential election.Atiku and the PDP are asking the apex court to set aside the judgement of the tribunal.The [...]

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    Judiciary on the march to golgotha

Judiciary on the march to golgotha

BY SEHINDE OMONIYIThese are peculiar times for the citizens of Nigeria. After 20 years of presidential democracy, the constitutional obligation which mandates the electorate to choose their political leaders through the ballot box is fast losing its value. Instead, five or seven judges sitting over heaps of documented evidence of election malfeasance, exposed to diverse influences are the persons who [...]

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    Judicial coup d’etat in Nigeria

Judicial coup d’etat in Nigeria

We just went through the worst presidential election in Nigeria’s history. To add insult to injury, we have now been assaulted with the worst judicial verdict in the history of Nigeria. The presidential election petitions tribunal (PEPT) delivered a judgment on Atiku’s petition against INEC’s declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari as the winner of the February 2019 presidential election, and [...]

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    INEC: Some governorship candidates in Kogi, Bayelsa are underaged

INEC: Some governorship candidates in Kogi, Bayelsa are underaged

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says some of those that emerged as candidates for the Bayelsa and Kogi governorship elections are below the required age.Festus Okoye, chairman, INEC information and voter education committee, said this in a statement on Thursday.The 1999 constitution pegs the required age for governorship position at 35.But Okoye said the commission discovered the list of [...]

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    Tribunal: Atiku can question Buhari’s qualification

Tribunal: Atiku can question Buhari’s qualification

The presidential election petition tribunal says Atiku Abubakar, former vice president, can question President Muhammadu Buhari's qualification in contesting the last presidential election. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Ist respondent in the case, had filed an application asking the tribunal to dismiss grounds four and five of Atiku's petition.Grounds four of the petition is asking the court to disqualify [...]

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