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The staggering election burden

In 1999, the Independent National electoral Commission, under Justice Ephraim Akpata, spent over 32billion naira to conduct the 1999 general elections. At that time there was no National Assembly. The approving authority then was the 33 man Provisional Ruling Council headed by General Abdusalam Abubakar, GCFR.

Nigeria 2019: Have we learnt any lessons?

The 2019 general election in Nigeria has been described by international and local observers, stakeholders, direct participants and the electorate themselves as a “disappointment”, “ a bad day for democracy”, “a step back from whatever Nigeria may have achieved since the return to civilian rule,”, “a shameful exercise”, “below par”, “an affront on international standards and best practice”… indeed, there is a near-universal consensus that the 2019 elections have failed the test of integrity.
Mahmood Yakubu

INEC reaffirms commitment to deliver credible elections in 2019

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has reaffirmed the Commission’s commitment and determination to deliver credible elections in Nigeria in 2019, which will embody the concepts of inclusiveness, transparency and accountability, by also ensuring that established rules are fully, fairly and impartially enforced.

200 ECOWAS’ observers for 2019 elections

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) says it is sending 200-strong observer team to Nigeria for the 2019 general elections.

2019: ECOWAS reiterates support to INEC

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has assured the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of its support, including finance, for the conduct of the 2019 general elections.
Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

ECOWAS pledges financial support for Nigeria’s 2019 general elections

The Economic Community of West African States ECOWAS has pledged to extend financial assistance to Nigeria in the conduct of next year’s general elections.
Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu

Nigeria to assist Guinea-Bissau with voters’ registration kits

The President of ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, says Nigeria will assist Guinea-Bissau with Voters’ Registration kits for a successful enrolment of voters.

ECOWAS to secure Guinea Bissau’s November election

The ECOWAS Peace Mission in Guinea Bissau (ECOMIB) has reassured a visiting delegation of the ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) of its commitment to complementing the national security agencies in securing Guinea Bissau’s parliamentary elections slated for November 18.

ICT necessary tool for elections – INEC chief

The President, ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said in spite of the challenges of deploying technology in electoral processes, its benefits had remained enormous.

150 delegates expected at Abuja international election confab

The Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the International Conference of Election Management Bodies (EMBs) in Africa and Southern Africa Development Community, says no fewer than 150 participants are expected at the conference scheduled for April 9 to April 11, in Abuja.

ECONEC applauds Sierra Leone for peaceful, credible polls

The ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) has commended the Sierra Leone National Electoral Commission (NEC) for its professionalism during the March 7 general elections.

Sierra Leone’s NEC release guidelines for presidential run off poll

The Sierra Leone’s National Electoral Commission (NEC) has released campaign calendar and guidelines for the presidential run-off election scheduled for March 27.

Ex-President Jonathan, other monitors pledge fairness in Sierra Leone’s election

Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and three other heads of international election observation missions in Sierra Leone on Monday pledged to remain impartial and ensure that the election complied with the relevant regional protocols and international best practices.

2019: INEC chief Mahmood Yakubu reveals lesson Nigeria learnt from Liberia election

The Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, has revealed the lesson Nigeria’s top electoral body learnt from the ongoing election in Liberia.

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