Monday, September 24, 2018

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    INEC: Osun governorship poll has the highest number of contestants in Nigeria’s history

INEC: Osun governorship poll has the highest number of contestants in Nigeria’s history

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says the Osun state governorship election, slated for September 22, would feature the highest number of contestants in the history of governorship elections in Nigeria.Speaking when he visited Bayero University, Kano (BUK), on Tuesday, Yakubu said the commission is fully prepared for the exercise.He said there is a record number of [...]

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    Osoba blames Obasanjo for downward trend of leadership in Nigeria

Osoba blames Obasanjo for downward trend of leadership in Nigeria

Olusegun Osoba, former governor of Ogun, says ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo is responsible for the decline of good leadership in the country.Osoba said this on Monday at a colloquium to celebrate the 70th birthday of Ray Ekpu, a renowned journalist and activist.Speaking on the topic 'Nigeria: The Leadership Question', Osoba said: "In 1999, I tell you, the level of governors who [...]

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    INEC director on arrest warrant: I don’t think Mahmood Yakubu is in Nigeria

INEC director on arrest warrant: I don’t think Mahmood Yakubu is in Nigeria

Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, publicity director, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says he does not think Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the electoral body, is in the country.On Thursday, a federal high court sitting in Abuja, issued an arrest warrant on Yakubu over contempt of court order.Stephen Pam, the presiding judge, ordered Yakubu to be arrested after the INEC chairman failed to appear before [...]

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    Court orders arrest of INEC chairman

Court orders arrest of INEC chairman

A federal high court sitting in Abuja has ordered the arrest of  Mahmood Yakubu, chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).Stephen Pam, the presiding judge, issued an arrest warrant on Thursday after Yakubu failed to appear before him for the third consecutive  time.The judge asked the police to effect the arrest immediately.Pam had on July 5 ordered Yakubu to appear before [...]

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    ‘Forgery’: Court gives Adeleke six days to produce school certificate

‘Forgery’: Court gives Adeleke six days to produce school certificate

An Osun state high court has asked Ademola Adeleke, senator representing Osun west, to produce his primary school certificate within six days.Adeleke defeated his closest contender, Akin Ogunbiyi, to win the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship ticket for the September 22 election.Following his win, Rasheed Olabayo and Oluwaseun Idowu, members of the PDP, filed a suit to challenge his candidacy [...]

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    INEC: We won’t allow vote-buying in Osun

INEC: We won’t allow vote-buying in Osun

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has expressed concern over vote-buying during elections in Nigeria.The two major parties - All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) - in the Ekiti state gubernatorial election which held on Saturday induced voters with money.Mohammed Haruna, a national commissioner of INEC, said the commission was working on preventing a repeat of the [...]

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    PHOTOS: INEC moves election materials from CBN to Ekiti LGAs

PHOTOS: INEC moves election materials from CBN to Ekiti LGAs

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday distributed sensitive materials to all 16 local government areas in Ekiti state ahead of the governorship election.The  materials were moved from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) branch in Ado Ekiti under supervision by security personnel.The governorship election is slated for Saturday.Below are photos from the distribution.[...]

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    INEC can’t nullify an election it didn’t conduct, APC replies Galadima

INEC can’t nullify an election it didn’t conduct, APC replies Galadima

Bolaji Abdullahi, spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) does not have powers to nullify an election it did not organise.In a letter dated July 4, Buba Galadima, leader of the "reformed" All Progressives Congress (R-APC), asked the electoral commission to invalidate the election of national officers.APC elected new national officers on June [...]

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    INEC announces temporary suspension of voter registration

INEC announces temporary suspension of voter registration

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced a temporary suspension of the ongoing continuous voter registration (CVR) exercise.The commission said the exercise will be temporarily suspended on August 17 to enable sufficient time for data capture and production of permanent voter cards (PVCs).Augusta Ogakwu, secretary to the commission, announced this in a memo to resident electoral commissioners.She said the [...]

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    Fayose: When I saw ‘old man’ Buhari beside the president of France, I said ‘Oh my God’

Fayose: When I saw ‘old man’ Buhari beside the president of France, I said ‘Oh my God’

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has fired yet another shot at President Muhammadu Buhari whom he believes is too old to lead the country.At a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rally in Ado Ekiti on Thursday, the governor commented on the visit of President Emmanuel Macron of France to Nigeria.Aged 40 years, Macron is one of the youngest leaders in the [...]

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    Stop seeing INEC as a political party, says Mahmood Yakubu

Stop seeing INEC as a political party, says Mahmood Yakubu

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says the electoral body is non-partisan.Yakubu said this in reaction to allegations that some INEC officials pervert electoral processes for “partisan consideration” and the alleged cloning of smart card readers.At a meeting with political parties at the INEC Electoral Institute, Abuja on Wednesday, Yakubu said it was impossible for the commission’s officials [...]

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    INEC to upgrade card readers — after PVC appears for sale on Alibaba

INEC to upgrade card readers — after PVC appears for sale on Alibaba

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will commence systematic hardware and software upgrade of all its smart card readers nationwide by next week.The commission disclosed this through Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, its director, voter education and publicity.According to Osaze-Uzzi, the planned upgrade is to protect the tools from unauthorised and malicious access.He said INEC had received reports of attempts to [...]

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    Oshiomhole’s election: PDP ignorant of electoral rules, says APC

Oshiomhole’s election: PDP ignorant of electoral rules, says APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has lampooned the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over its comments on the election of its new national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.The opposition party had on Wednesday asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to void the election of Oshiomhole, saying it was not in compliance with the Electoral Act 2010 as amended.Reacting, Babatunde Ogala, national legal adviser [...]

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    INEC: Seven million PVCs from 2015 elections yet to be claimed

INEC: Seven million PVCs from 2015 elections yet to be claimed

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has expressed worry about the low rate of collection of the newly-printed PVCs of new registrants across the country.Yakubu made the remark on Tuesday while responding to questions at the INEC/ Private Sector Forum organised by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI).The INEC boss said it is worrisome that over [...]

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    Forget the noise, Ekiti gov election can’t be rigged, says REC

Forget the noise, Ekiti gov election can’t be rigged, says REC

Abdulganiyu Raji, resident electoral commissioner (REC) in Ekiti, says no amount of pressure can result in the rigging of the state's governorship election.He said this on Saturday in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, while speaking at a voter education programme.Represented by the commission's public relation officer, Taiwo Gbadegesin, he said the July 14 election will be successful."INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood [...]

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    Nwabueze: June 12 declaration illegal… Buhari trying to rescue his dying image

Nwabueze: June 12 declaration illegal… Buhari trying to rescue his dying image

Ben Nwabueze, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has faulted the June 12 declaration made by President Muhammadu Buhari. In a statement, he personally signed, Nwabueze described the declaration as “unconstitutional, a masterstroke of mischief and insincerity and a deceitful contrivance”.On June 6, Buhari announced the conferment of the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR), the highest honour in the [...]

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