Tuesday, February 19, 2019

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    INEC: 98 percent of card readers reconfigured, ballot papers fully retrieved

INEC: 98 percent of card readers reconfigured, ballot papers fully retrieved

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says 98 percent of smart card readers have been reconfigured for use for the rescheduled elections.Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, said all non-sensitive materials as well as ballot papers have been retrieved and delivered to various locations.Yakubu was speaking when he addressed a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday.Part of the reasons why the elections [...]

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    INEC okays resumption of campaigns

INEC okays resumption of campaigns

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says political parties can resume their campaigns ahead of the rescheduled elections.The commission gave the directive after its meeting in Abuja on Monday.Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, had earlier said no resumption of campaign activities despite the postponement of the presidential and national assembly elections by one week.But after a meeting on Monday, the commission [...]

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    Poll shift: Investors lose N196bn in five hours

Poll shift: Investors lose N196bn in five hours

Investors on the Nigerian Stock Exchange lost N196 billion on Monday due to profit-taking activities during the five hours of trading on the bourse.The All-Share index, which opened at 32,715.50, lost 525.43 points to close at 32,190.07 with market capitalisation closing at N12.004 trillion as against its opening N12.200 trillion.Financial analysts had predicted a sour trading day after the Independent [...]

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    INEC: Campaigns are over — despite poll shift

INEC: Campaigns are over — despite poll shift

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says campaigns for the presidential and national assembly elections have not been extended.Yakubu spoke at a briefing with various stakeholders on Saturday including the media, representatives of political parties and election observers following postponement of the elections.The presidential and national assembly elections were postponed from February 16 till February [...]

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    INEC chairman: I won’t share my returning officer role with anyone

INEC chairman: I won’t share my returning officer role with anyone

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has vowed not to share his role as returning officer of the presidential elections with anyone.Yakubu said this on Thursday during an interactive meeting with Catholic Bishops in Abuja.He was speaking in reaction to comments still trailing the appointment of Amina Zakari who is reportedly related to President Muhammadu Buhari [...]

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    INEC on elections: We cannot afford to disappoint Nigerians

INEC on elections: We cannot afford to disappoint Nigerians

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says the commission will not disappoint Nigeria in the conduct of the forthcoming general election.Yakubu made the pledge when he received Bernhard Schlagheck, German ambassador to Nigeria, during a courtesy visit to the commission on Thursday in Abuja.He said the commission is aware that the world is watching, adding that [...]

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    Our politicians are not democratic, says INEC chairman

Our politicians are not democratic, says INEC chairman

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says politicians in Nigeria are not democratic.According to NAN, Yakubu made the remark at the 5th Northern Traditional Rulers General Assembly in Kaduna on Wednesday.The theme of the assembly was “Pervasive insecurity in an election year”.“Our politicians are not democratic and that is the reason why some of them keep [...]

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    INEC: Displaced persons outside Nigeria won’t vote in 2019

INEC: Displaced persons outside Nigeria won’t vote in 2019

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has described as untrue reports that it has made special provisions for displaced persons outside Nigeria to vote in the 2019 elections. In a statement, Festus Okoye, chairman, information and voter education of the commission, said there will be no diaspora voting during the forthcoming elections."The attention of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has [...]

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    PDP asks INEC chairman, IGP to resign

PDP asks INEC chairman, IGP to resign

Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has called on Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Committee (INEC), and Ibrahim Idris, inspector general of police, to resign ahead of the 2019 general election.Secondus made the call at the national executive committee (NEC) meeting of the party in Abuja on Thursday.The PDP chairman accused the IGP [...]

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    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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