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Why Court Orders the Arrest Of INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu

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A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the arrest of the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, for failing to appear in court. Justice Stephen Pam issued the warrant of arrest on Thursday after Mahmood’s absent in court for the third time. The judge asked the police to effect the arrest immediately. Justice Pam …

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INEC releases timetable for Edo, Ondo guber elections

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the timetable for the conduct of Edo and Ondo states governorship elections on September 10 and November 26, respectively.

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Benue South Re-run: INEC declares David Mark as winner with 84, 192 votes

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The Independent National Election Commission, INEC, has declared former Senate President, David Mark, as the winner of the

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Plateau rerun: Turn-out impressive, conduct peaceful

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Large turn-out of voters characterised the Plateau by-election at Nyelleng and Chip wards in Pankshin Local Government Area on Saturday.

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INEC collates results in Benue South senatorial re-run election

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Collation of results by INEC officials across the 3000 polling units in the rescheduled Benue South Senatorial election between David Mark of the PDP and Daniel Onjeh of the APC, has started.

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INEC receives materials for Plateau bye-election

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says it has received election materials for distribution to Registration Area Centres (RACs), in Nyelleng and Pyabor polling units for Saturday’s by-election in Plateau.

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INEC reverses self, shifts Rivers rerun elections to 19 March

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has shifted the Rivers State National and State Assemblies rerun elections from Saturday, 6 February to Saturday, 19 March, 2016.

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INEC worried over increasing cases of electoral violence

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has raised concern over the increasing spate of electoral violence in the country.

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Jega: I will return to the classroom after INEC Work

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Attahiru Jega, outgoing chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has revealed his post-retirement plan. Jega’s tenure at the electoral body elapses in three days, and the former vice-chancellor of Bayero University Kano (BUK) says he will be returning to his profession thereafter. He made this known during an interactive session with journalists at a dinner organised in his …

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GUBER POLLS: INEC Optimistic Card Readers Challenges Will Not Reoccur

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The Independent National Electoral Commission in Nigeria (INEC) has expressed optimism that the challenges witnessed in the Presidential and National Assembly elections of March 28 will not reoccur in the April 11 governorship election.

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PDP governors vow to win Lagos and all southern states

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The PDP Governors Forum on Monday said that the party will win elections in all the states in the south of the country including Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Akwa Ibom, Godswill Akpabio said this at a meeting of the forum in Lagos. Speaking to newsmen before the …

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INEC testruns Card Readers in 12 states as it Takes delivery of remaining 1m PVCs this week

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), will, on Saturday, conduct a field test of Card Readers in 12 states to verify their functionality, ahead of the general elections scheduled for March 28 and April 11. According to a statement signed by the Secretary, Ishiaku A Gali, the field testing will take place in two states in each of the nation’s …

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2015 Elections: INEC procures additional 20,000 card readers, 35,000 batteries

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Ahead of the March 28 and April 11 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission has procured about 20,000 backup card readers and 35,000 backup batteries. The procurement of the backup devices is part of the precautionary measures by INEC to forestall challenges that may arise during the accreditation process of the elections. Kayode Idowu, the Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, …

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Jega tells Senators he can not guarantee elections will hold March 28

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The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Attahiru Jega, has told Nigerian federal lawmakers he could not guarantee the 2015 general elections will hold on rescheduled dates in March and April. At a meeting with Senators Wednesday, Mr. Jega said he could not commit himself to the “sanctity” of March 28 and April 11 – dates for the …

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Further shift of the March 28 election will amount to a coup – Buhari

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The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd), has warned that further postponement of the March 28 election by the Independent National Electoral Commission will amount to “a civilian and military coup.” While advising INEC to take note of its constitutional limitations, he also ruled out participation in any election debate following the postponement of …

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INEC again Extends Deadline for Collection of PVCs to March 8

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, has again extended the deadline for collection of Permanent Voter Cards by registered voters to March 8. The extension, which follows the postponement of the 2015 general elections to March 28 and April 11, was made known in a statement by the Secretary to the Commission, Augusta Ogakwu. Ms. Ogakwu said “The Commission hopes that …

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BREAKING: INEC postpones 2015 general elections to March 28 and April 21

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The Independent National Electoral Commission has announced a shift in the 2015 general election earlier scheduled for February 14 and 28. Announcing the postponement at a press conference in Abuja on Saturday night, the chairman of the Commission, Attahiru Jega, said the presidential and national assembly elections will now hold on March 28 while the governorship and state assemblies election …

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INEC to decide on poll shift Saturday

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has fixed separate meetings with chairmen and secretaries of all registered political parties, and resident electoral commissioners [RECs] for Saturday to decide whether to go ahead with the general elections scheduled for February 14 and 28. A statement Friday by Kayode Idowu, the spokesperson for the INEC Chairman, Attahiru Jega, said after the meetings, …

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How Obanikoro, Fayose, Chris Uba And Brig. General Momoh Rigged Ekiti Governorship Election In Collusion With The Nigerian Army

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SaharaReporters has received unimpeachable documents and audio recordings providing substantial evidence that major Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders planned and successfully rigged the gubernatorial elections in Ekiti State, and plotted a similar scenario in Osun in 2014. The audio recordings and affidavit were provided by Sagir Koli, a Captain in the 32nd Artillery Brigade stationed in Ekiti State, who has …

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66 per cent of voters given PVCs — INEC

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said that the number of registered voters that have collected their Permanent Voter Cards, PVCs, amounts to 45,098,876. This figure represents 66 percent of the 68,833,476 registered voters. Kayode Idowu, Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, Attahiru Jega, told Journalists on Wednesday. The challenge, arising from distribution of the PVCs, has created the …

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Election Postponement Plot Thickens As 16 Minor Political Parties Endorse Shift Of Election Date, Threaten Boycott Of Polls

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In a dramatic shift, 16 minor political parties on Tuesday threw their support behind some calls for the postponement of Nigeria’s general elections slated for February. In addition, five of the 14 presidential candidates signed a joint statement urging the electoral commission to postpone the elections to a “more appropriate” date. Although they do not have much to lose in the …

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ECOWAS Parliament Gathers Support For Nigeria’s Elections

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The Nigerian Army on Tuesday said it was not aware of any plan for an interim government in the country. This information is contained in a statement issued in Abuja by the Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman. The statement said, “the attention of the Army had been drawn to unsubstantiated allegations being circulated particularly in the …

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February Polls: group seeking postponement of Elections storms INEC office

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Protesters numbering about 100 stormed the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Monday, demanding the postponement of this month’s general election. The youth gathered at the INEC headquarters in the Maitama District of Abuja asking it to delay the polls because of the difficulty in the distribution of the Permanent Voters Card, PVCs. The protest confirmed PREMIUM TIMES …

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Jega under Pressure to postpone Elections

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44.7m cards collected Advocates of postponement seem to be getting more desperate, with the presidential election just 11 days away. Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman Prof. Attahiru Jega is under pressure to shift the elections from February 14 and 28. He remains firm, insisting that the commission is prepared for the all-important exercise. The pro-shift agitators have: •instituted four …

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INEC says PVC collection to end Feb 8

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THE Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Sunday, extended the deadline for collection of permanent voter cards (PVCs) till February 8. Condemnations had trailed the distribution of the cards, with various parties and groups calling on the INEC to shift the election dates. The commission, in a statement in Abuja, on Sunday, which was made available to newsmen by Mr …

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INEC staff turn PVC collection into money-spinner

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Nigerians have been collecting Permanent Voter Cards on behalf of others contrary to the guidelines set by the Independent National Electoral Commission as adhoc workers have turned the process into a money-spinner, Saturday PUNCH investigations have revealed. Findings by our correspondents show that some INEC ad-hoc workers at various collection centres have been acting against one of the commission’s lay …

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APC States To Declare Public Holidays For PVCs Collection

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) says all states under its control will declare two days of public holiday before the February 14, 2015 presidential election so that members of the public who have not collected their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) will be able to do so. The decision was announced at the ongoing presidential campaign rally of the party at …

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INEC Rejects Governorship Candidates Of Seven Parties In Some States

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has rejected the submission of governorship candidates by seven parties in various states of the federation. The parties and the states affected are: Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN) in Delta; Labour Party in Niger; New Nigeria Peoples Party in Ogun; Unity Party of Nigeria in Oyo; United Democratic Party in Rivers; and Peoples Democratic …

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February Elections Will Hold As Scheduled – Jega

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that it is working towards making sure that the general elections fixed for February 14 and 28 hold as scheduled. The National Chairman of the commission, speaking in Abuja, however, refused to react to comments credited to the National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki, asking the commission to delay the elections to …

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There will be No election in high security risk areas of North East – Jega

Prof. Attahiru Jega, INEC Boss

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Tuesday, said it will not conduct elections in what he described as “high rate security risk” areas of the North-East states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states. Addressing journalists at a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday, the commission’s chairman, Attahiru Jega, said while elections will hold in the three state, some places are …

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