Monday, February 18, 2019

Tag "INEC"

INEC declares election inconclusive in 4 FCT councils

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared election in four area councils of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) inconclusive.The four area councils are Abuja Municipal, Kuje, Gwagwalada and Kwali.INEC made the decision largely because the number of cancelled votes was more than the margin votes among the leading candidates.However, the electoral body declared Abdulrahman Ajiya of the All Progressives Congress [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    FCT goes to the polls

FCT goes to the polls

Some residents of the federal capital territory (FCT), Abuja, are taking party in an area council election.The election was earlier scheduled for March 19, but was shifted to April 9 owing to a problem of logistics.The election is taking place in six area councils- AMAC, Abaji, Gwagwalada, Kuje, Bwari, and Kwali- which have the semblance of a local government area.Sixty-two [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Tears as youth corps member killed in Rivers is buried

Tears as youth corps member killed in Rivers is buried

Tears flowed freely in Illah community in Delta state, as Samuel Okonta, the corps member, killed during the rerun election in Rivers state was laid to rest.His remains were committed to mother earth at his family compound around 3pm, after a burial service which held at the Christ Holy Family Catholic Church, Illah.Okonta was hit by his assailants while returning [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Rivers rerun: We won’t declare results that fell short of expectation, says INEC

Rivers rerun: We won’t declare results that fell short of expectation, says INEC

Aniedi Ikoiwak, Rivers state resident electoral commissioner (REC), on Friday said nobody could coerce the commission into declaring results that fell short of expectations.Ikoiwak said this in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital, at the presentation of certificate of return to 11 members-elect of the state’s house of assembly.He decried the violence that characterised the March 19 legislative re-run election in [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Jonathan accepts Personality of the Year award, says ‘Nigerians deserve it more than I do’

Jonathan accepts Personality of the Year award, says ‘Nigerians deserve it more than I do’

Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday said Nigerians were more deserving of the personality of the year award, which the editorial board of Vanguard conferred on him.The newspaper said it singled out Jonathan for the award because he made Nigeria join the league of nations with civilised democratic behaviour.Vanguard hailed him for the peaceful conclusion of the 2015 presidential election.“For [...]

2 comments Read Full Article
    Democracy can’t survive under Wike, says Amaechi

Democracy can’t survive under Wike, says Amaechi

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says democracy cannot survive under Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state.Describing Wike as a threat to free and fair election, Amaechi alleged that Wike sent thugs to disrupt the collation of votes for Ikwerre local government area (LGA) in the legislative rerun election in the state.Amaechi accused Wike of attempting to blackmail the Independent National [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    INEC ‘recruits 9,374 ad hoc staff’ for FCT election

INEC ‘recruits 9,374 ad hoc staff’ for FCT election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has recruited 9,374 ad hoc staff for the April 9 federal capital territory (FCT) area council election.Jacob Jatau, resident electoral commissioner (REC) in the FCT, disclosed this in an interview with NAN on Thursday in Abuja.INEC had postponed the election, which was initially scheduled for March 16, over its inability to recruit [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Rivers rerun: We’ll release the remaining results in a few days, says INEC

Rivers rerun: We’ll release the remaining results in a few days, says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will soon conclude and make returns in the constituencies where voting and collation were done in compliance with the electoral act in the Rivers rerun election.Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, the commission’s director of publicity and voter education, disclosed this in a statement.INEC said the decision was arrived at after holding meeting with the Rivers [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    INEC: No election in Rivers until violence is over

INEC: No election in Rivers until violence is over

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will not return to Rivers state to conduct elections in areas where the rerun poll was cancelled until the violence in the state is over.Citing widespread irregularities, the commission annulled the election in eight local government areas and also suspended collation after declaring few results.In an interview in Abuja on Monday, Oluwole [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    APC calls for fresh rerun in Rivers

APC calls for fresh rerun in Rivers

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state has called for a cancellation of Saturday's legislative rerun election, describing it as worse than the 2015 general election.Davies Ikanya, chairman of the party,  made the call at a news conference in Port Harcourt, capital of the state on Monday.Ikanya said the outcome of the election was not acceptable because the process [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Okupe wants Wike, Amaechi in custody

Okupe wants Wike, Amaechi in custody

Doyin Okupe, former senior special assistant on public affairs to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, says Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state and Chibuike Amaechi, minister of transport, must be kept in protective custody in the next re-run election in Rivers state.Okupe also suggested that both men should be kept incommunicado a day before the election, and during the election.He called on [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    PDP: No conclusive poll under current INEC chair

PDP: No conclusive poll under current INEC chair

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it is disappointing that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has not been able to conduct any conclusive election under the leadership of Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the electoral body.Mahmood assumed office on October 21, 2015, and the first two elections he conducted in Kogi and Bayelsa states were declared inconclusive.Commenting on Saturday's election, the party [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    INEC suspends Rivers rerun as PDP wins 9 in 10

INEC suspends Rivers rerun as PDP wins 9 in 10

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended all actions on the legislative rerun election in Rivers state over reported irregularities.Results have been declared in 10 constituencies, with the Peoples Democratic Party winning in nine, leaving the All Progressives Congress (APC) with one.Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, INEC’s director in charge of voter education and publicity, said the suspension does not affect constituencies [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Jega heads education committee of 3 northern states

Jega heads education committee of 3 northern states

Attahiru Jega, former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has been appointed as head of an advisory education committee in Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states.Imam Imam, spokesman of Aminu Tambuwal, Sokoto state governor, disclosed this in a statement issued on Sunday.The statement said the committee is expected to advise governors of the three states on how to fix [...]

1 comment Read Full Article
    INEC suspends election in 2 more Rivers LGAs

INEC suspends election in 2 more Rivers LGAs

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended the re-run legislative elections in two more local government areas of Rivers state.Aneidi Ikoiwak, resident electoral commissioner for the state, told journalists in Port Harcourt on Sunday that the elections were suspended due to irregularities and violence.[...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    UPDATED: INEC suspends poll in 6 Rivers LGAs

UPDATED: INEC suspends poll in 6 Rivers LGAs

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended the ongoing legislative rerun election in six of the 23 local government areas (LGAs) of Rivers state over widespread violence.Aniedi Ikoiwak, resident electoral commissioner (REC), announced this on Saturday, listing the affected LGAs as Bonny, Gokana, Abua/Odual, Khana, Eleme and Andoni.He said some party agents attacked INEC officials for allegedly using fake election [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Exchange Rates

February 18, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS362475413
KANO361474413
PH361475412
ABUJA362476413
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement