Friday, September 21, 2018

Tag "INEC"

    1.5million voters to decide next Adamawa governor

1.5million voters to decide next Adamawa governor

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday revealed that a total of 1,529,636 voters were registered to vote in the Adamawa by-election scheduled for October 11, 2014.Mr Kasim Gaidam, the state resident electoral commissioner, said this in Yola during the distribution of soft copies of the voter register to the 13 political parties that fielded candidates for the governorship by-election.Gaidam [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Jega defends creation of additional polling units

Jega defends creation of additional polling units

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, has justified the creation of over 30, 000 polling units across the country.Addressing journalists in Abuja on Wednesday, Jega argued that contrary to the belief that the action was motivated by mischief, INEC arrived at the decision in order to improve the electoral process ahead of the 2015 general [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    INEC to hold Adamawa election on October 11

INEC to hold Adamawa election on October 11

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that the Adamawa state governorship election will hold on October 11.The electoral body initially said the house of assembly had not officially informed INEC of the removal of Alhaji Murtala Nyako, who was impeached by the assembly for allegations of gross misconduct on July 15.However, Kasim Gaidam, state residential electoral commissioner, confirmed [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    8 things we learnt from Osun poll

8 things we learnt from Osun poll

The outcome of the Osun governorship election did not surprise analysts, but the drama was good enough for Nigerians, meaning no one could describe it as boring. In every battle, there are bound to be winners and losers. One person's gain is another's loss. APC's Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola convincingly defeated PDP's Dr. Iyiola Omisore and we learnt a few lessons [...]

2 comments Read Full Article
    Business boom in Osun ahead of election

Business boom in Osun ahead of election

The gubernatorial elections scheduled for Saturday, August 9, has turned around the economic fortunes of Osun state, as business activities have received a tremendous boost dating back to the campaign period.From small scale businesses such as recharge cards sale and commercial transportation to restaurant outlets and even hospitality, businesses have enjoyed the influx of people for the election.A commercial cab operator who [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Jega: All is set for Osun election

Jega: All is set for Osun election

Prof. Attahiru Jega, the chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says all is set for the Osun gubernatorial election holding Saturday.Jega announced this on Wednesday at a stakeholders' forum organised by the commission ahead of the poll in Osogbo."We have prepared adequately and meticulously to ensure that the election is free, fair and credible."We have paid a lot of [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Osun Poll: Oyinlola meets Jonathan

Osun Poll: Oyinlola meets Jonathan

Ahead of the August 9 governorship election in Osun State, President Goodluck Jonathan has held a closed-door meeting with the former governor of the state, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola.Oyinlola is currently embroiled in a legal tussle over his position as the national secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after he was sacked last year.He has flirted with the All Progressives [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Ekiti APC ‘gathering evidence’ for tribunal

Ekiti APC ‘gathering evidence’ for tribunal

Despite Governor Kayode Fayemi's acceptance of defeat in the June 21 Ekiti gubernatorial poll, TheCable understands that the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is pushing for Ayo Fayose's victory to be challenged in court.Fayemi lost the election to Fayose, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), by a wide margin and promptly made a concession speech [...]

14 comments Read Full Article
    Ekiti results to be announced Sunday morning

Ekiti results to be announced Sunday morning

The winner of the June 21 governorship election in Ekiti State will not be announced until early Sunday morning.A senior official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) told TheCable on Saturday night that the collation of results will be done all through the night.Election was conducted in 177 wards and 2,195 polling units across the 16 local governments of [...]

1 comment Read Full Article
    Elections will hold in troubled states, Jega assures

Elections will hold in troubled states, Jega assures

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has assured Nigerians of its preparedness to conduct the 2015 elections in the states under emergency rule: Yobe, Adamawa and Borno.INEC chairman, Attahiru Jega, gave this assurance on  on Monday while commissioning the headquarters in Abuja.According to Jega, the successful conduct of the by-election in Yobe State on Saturday, despite security challenges, is clear proof of the commission’s readiness."We are [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    2015 election registration materials ‘ready’

2015 election registration materials ‘ready’

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has assured Nigerians that all election materials would be deployed to all states of the federation in good time for the 2015 general election.The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Zamfara State, Alhaji Jibrin Zarewa, gave this assurance at a news conference in Gusau on Friday.Previous elections have been marred by shortage of materials, leading [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    INEC cracks down on early campaigns in Taraba

INEC cracks down on early campaigns in Taraba

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has given politicians in Taraba seven days to remove all campaign billboards and posters or face prosecution.Mr Austin Okojie, the state INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, gave the directive at a stakeholders’ meeting on Saturday in Jalingo.Okojie warned against pasting of campaign posters now, stressing that it was contrary to the Electoral Act."The commission has [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    INEC registers Nigeria’s 26th political party

INEC registers Nigeria’s 26th political party

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has approved the registration of a new party, the Unity Party of Nigeria (UNP).Mr. Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, INEC's director of voter education and publicity revealed this in Abuja on Friday, saying the commission approved the registration of the party during a meeting held on Thursday April 17, 2014."The commission, at its meeting, approved the registration of [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Osun, Ekiti voters get 1.1m permanent voter cards

Osun, Ekiti voters get 1.1m permanent voter cards

INEC has distributed 1, 108,495 permanent voter cards (PVCs) to people who registered in 2011 in Ekiti and Osun.A statement issued by Mr Kayode Idowu, the Chief Press Secretary to INEC chairman, on Thursday in Abuja said the distributed cards were from 1,913,825 cards printed for the two states.It said the commission had also conducted Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) for [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
Advertisement

 

Advertisement

Advertisement

Exchange Rates

September 20, 2018USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK360.45480.18420.32
LAGOS360485425
KANO361483423
PH362482423
ABUJA362481423
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement