Saturday, February 16, 2019

Tag "INEC"

    Nigeria’s election satisfactory, says ECOWAS

Nigeria’s election satisfactory, says ECOWAS

The ECOWAS Observer Mission (EOM) has said that Saturday’s presidential and parliamentary elections conformed to acceptable standard and meet the criteria of being free and transparent.John Kuffour, the mission’s head and former president of Ghana, said the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), political parties, security agencies and various entities that contributed to the exercise in one way or the other deserve [...]

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    Confusion in Rivers over state of election

Confusion in Rivers over state of election

There is so much confusion in the air in Rivers state, where Saturday's parliamentary and presidential election was marred with technical hitches.Election did not hold in several parts of Opobo Nkoro, Ikwerre, Okrika Asari-Toru and Ghokana local government areas and a few others.While the All Progressives Congress (APC) boycotted the election in several parts of the state, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is [...]

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    INEC lists 300 polling units for Sunday’s election

INEC lists 300 polling units for Sunday’s election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that Sunday’s elections will hold in 300 polling stations where hitches were recorded across the country.Addressing reporters in Abuja on Saturday, Kayode Idowu, spokesman of the commission, gave the breakdown of the hitches.“There were 109 polling stations where cards were not read at all and another 100 stations where there were issues [...]

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    Jonathan finally accredited without card reader

Jonathan finally accredited without card reader

After initial delays that lasted nearly an hour after four voter card readers failed to clear him, President Goodluck Jonathan has finally been accredited – but without the card card reader – to vote in the election.Jonathan had tried three different card leaders without luck, and he had to wait for further directives.After undergoing verification by a fourth card reader, which proved unsuccessful as well, [...]

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    INEC shifts election in 11 Jigawa constituencies

INEC shifts election in 11 Jigawa constituencies

The shortage of electoral materials, including ballot papers, has forced the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to postpone the house of representatives election in 11 federal constituencies in Jigawa state.Halliru Tambuwal, the resident electoral commissioner (REC) in the state, informed reporters of the development at a briefing which held at the INEC headquarters in Dutse, the state capital, late Friday.The REC [...]

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    Gunmen attack INEC office at Agege

Gunmen attack INEC office at Agege

Armed political thugs have attacked the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Agege local government area of Lagos state.The incident occurred around 12 midnight on Saturday.A member of the INEC ad hoc staff deployed to State High School, Oyewole in Orile Agege, told TheCable that the attackers also injured some persons and fired shots into the house of Kayode [...]

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    Dokubo-Asari, Amaechi… heavyweights who would decide voting pattern in Rivers

Dokubo-Asari, Amaechi… heavyweights who would decide voting pattern in Rivers

By Monday morning at the latest, the next president of the most populous black nation on earth would have been decided. Attahiru Jega, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has assured Nigerians that their anxious wait would be over "within 48 hours". Even though none of the major contenders of perhaps the most keenly contested election in the history of the country [...]

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    Court restrains Jonathan from ‘sacking’ Jega

Court restrains Jonathan from ‘sacking’ Jega

A federal high court in Lagos on Thursday restrained President Goodluck Jonathan from going ahead with any real or imaginary plans to sack Attahiru Jega, a professor and chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).A copy of the order dated March 25 was obtained by TheCable.Mohammed Yunusa, the trial judge, restrained the federal government or any other body or agency [...]

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    I will collapse if I see N5bn, says INEC commissioner

I will collapse if I see N5bn, says INEC commissioner

Austin Okojie, the resident electoral commissioner (REC) of Akwa Ibom state, has denied the allegation that he was offered a bribe of N5billion to rig the forthcoming general election in favour of a particular party.Okojie said this in Uyo on Tuesday during a meeting with accredited media professionals who are in the state for the election.“Five days of my being [...]

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    Security beefed up at INEC’s Lagos office

Security beefed up at INEC’s Lagos office

Security has been beefed up at the Lagos state office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ahead of Saturday’s presidential election.According to NAN, armoured personnel carriers (APCs) were positioned at the entrance of the commission’s office, as part of security measures.Some soldiers and mobile police personnel were also seen within the area apparently to provide protection for electoral officers [...]

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    APC tells voters: Ignore IGP, stay after voting

APC tells voters: Ignore IGP, stay after voting

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has told voters to ignore Thursday's order of Suleiman Abba, inspector-general of police (IGP) warning the electorate against staying around polling booths after casting their ballots in the general election.Speaking at a briefing of accredited election observers for the 2015 elections in Abuja, Abba had advised the people to go home after voting, vowing to deal with anyone [...]

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    APC: Jonathan can’t be summoning Jega at will

APC: Jonathan can’t be summoning Jega at will

The All Progressives Congress (APC) believes President Goodluck Jonathan’s decision to summon Attahiru Jega, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to a meeting at the presidential villa, is part of ongoing moves to compromise the integrity of the electoral commission.On Tuesday, Jonathan summoned Jega to a meeting with the security chiefs at the villa, but the chairman emerged [...]

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    Jega: Resigning will be a disservice to Nigerians

Jega: Resigning will be a disservice to Nigerians

Attahiru Jega, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has again dismissed the allegation that he is under pressure to resign.Speaking on Monday during a town hall meeting in Abuja, Jega said the electoral body was focused on ensuring that the general election conforms to acceptable standards.“I have a job to do and it would be a disservice to [...]

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    Jega: There’ll be no soldiers at polling units

Jega: There’ll be no soldiers at polling units

Attahiru Jega, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has confirmed that soldiers will not be at polling units during the 2015 general election.Jega, who made this disclosure at a town hall meeting in Abuja on Monday‎, however added that soldiers would be invited if there is a breakdown of law and order.He explained that the military participated in the 2011 [...]

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    PDP not afraid of card readers, says Sambo   

PDP not afraid of card readers, says Sambo  

Namadi Sambo, Nigeria’s vice president, has said that the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is not in anyway afraid of the use of card readers for the forthcoming general election.Sambo said the party was only interested in ensuring that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) conducts proper elections.He was speaking on Thursday during an interactive session with members of the [...]

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    IBB: I created ING but I won’t be part of it today

IBB: I created ING but I won’t be part of it today

Ibrahim Babangida, former military president, has distanced himself from the idea of pushing for another interim government, saying he introduced it in the past to enthrone democracy.Describing the period he called the shots in the country as the best in life, he said he has seen it all as far as the country’s politics is concerned.“When we introduced the idea [...]

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