Friday, November 16, 2018

Tag "Mahmood Yakubu"

    INEC chairman to Nigerians: We won’t disappoint you in 2019

INEC chairman to Nigerians: We won’t disappoint you in 2019

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says the commission will not fail Nigerians in the 2019 general election.Yakubu said this at the 6th anniversary lecture and investiture into the Realnews hall of fame held in Lagos on Thursday.He said the commission is not unaware of the "tough task" ahead but determined to leave no stone unturned to [...]

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    INEC removes ‘over 300,000’ names from voter register

INEC removes ‘over 300,000’ names from voter register

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has removed over 300,000 names from its voter register in preparation for 2019 elections.Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, disclosed this when he received a delegation of ECOWAS pre-election fact finding mission in Abuja on Monday.According to NAN, the delegation was led by Mohamed Conteh, chairman of Sierra Leone’s National Electoral Commission.Yakubu said the [...]

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    Buhari’s chief of staff hosts INEC chairman at Aso Rock

Buhari’s chief of staff hosts INEC chairman at Aso Rock

Abba Kyari, chief of staff to the president, hosted Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at the presidential villa in Abuja on Friday.The meeting, which lasted 30 minutes, took place inside Kyari’s office.Yakubu did not speak with state house correspondents on his way out of the villa.The presidency has also not issued a statement on the [...]

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    Osun poll: PDP demands resignation of INEC chairman

Osun poll: PDP demands resignation of INEC chairman

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded the immediate resignation of Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).In a statement on Tuesday, the PDP accused him of "controlling role in the fraudulent manipulations that characterised" the Osun state governorship election.It also called for the resignation of Amina Zakari, INEC national commissioner, who it claimed was in charge of [...]

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    ‘This is daylight robbery’ — PDP asks INEC to declare Adeleke winner of Osun poll

‘This is daylight robbery’ — PDP asks INEC to declare Adeleke winner of Osun poll

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the declaration of the Osun state governorship election as inconclusive.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared the election inconclusive, saying the requirement for a winner to emerge on first ballot was not met.Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), polled majority vote of 254,698 while Isiaka Oyetola of the All [...]

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    Judge who insisted on arrest of INEC chairman soft pedals

Judge who insisted on arrest of INEC chairman soft pedals

Stephen Pam, judge of a federal high court sitting in Abuja, has suspended hearing in the contempt suit against Mahmood Yakubu, chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).Pam had ordered an immediate arrest of the INEC chairman after he failed to appear before him for three consecutive times.But at its sitting on Monday, an Abuja division of the court of appeal ordered stay of execution on [...]

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    INEC chairman must be arrested, court insists

INEC chairman must be arrested, court insists

A federal high court sitting in Abuja has insisted on the arrest of Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).This comes a day the Abuja division of the appeal court ordered stay of execution on the matter on Monday following a motion filed by Yakubu challenging it.At its sitting on Monday, the appellate court had ordered that [...]

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    Court halts arrest of INEC chairman

Court halts arrest of INEC chairman

The Abuja division of the court of appeal has ordered stay of execution on the arrest warrant issued against Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).At its sitting on Monday, the court ordered that the matter be put on hold pending the outcome of Yakubu’s initial appeal in the case.Stephen Pam, a judge of the federal high [...]

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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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    INEC chairman asks court to set aside arrest warrant

INEC chairman asks court to set aside arrest warrant

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has challenged the the arrest warrant issued against him by a federal high court in Abuja.In an application filed before the Abuja division of the court of appeal, Yakubu prayed the court to quash the arrest warrant on the grounds that it was "issued in bad fate” and is “legally defective”.Stephen Pam, [...]

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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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    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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    2019 and Yakubu’s wake-up call

2019 and Yakubu’s wake-up call

Though he set out to tackle the allegation of complicity in reported underage voting in recent Kano polls, INEC boss, Mahmood Yakubu, has inadvertently reopened the extant debate on the forces undermining the integrity of the electoral process in Nigeria. Back in February, tongues naturally began to wag across the land after the social media was awash with footages of [...]

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    INEC on Kano underage voting: Our register wasn’t used in most polling units

INEC on Kano underage voting: Our register wasn’t used in most polling units

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the voter register it produced for the conduct of the Kano local government election was not used in most of the polling units in the state.After the poll in February, images of children allegedly thumb-printing during the exercise surfaced on the internet.Some of the political parties that participated in the poll demanded a [...]

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    INEC detects names of 299 foreigners in voter register

INEC detects names of 299 foreigners in voter register

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday said it had expunged 299 names of aliens from the voter register.Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the commission, made this known at a consultative meeting of the commission with security agencies in Abuja.Yakubu said the foreigners were discovered through information made available by the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS).He said registering to vote and [...]

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