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INEC to deepen participation of PWDs in future elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it is set to formulate policies that would guarantee Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) 100 per cent inclusion in future elections.

Senator Wamakko dissociate self from write-up on INEC chairman’s visit to Sultan

The Chairman, Northern Senators Forum, Senator Aliyu Wammako, has dissociated himself from a write-up that condemned the visit of INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, to the Sultan of Sokoto.

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.
Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu addressing newsmen shortly after cating his vote in a polling unit at Alausa, Ikeja earlier today. Photo by Ayo Efunla

Asiwaju Tinubu: Why I’m able to influence elections

Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, says his moral authority plays a role in his ability to influence elections.

PDP: No need for supplementary elections in Bauchi

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has tackled the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over its decision to conduct supplementary governorship election in Bauchi state.

Speaker Dogara: Inconclusive elections ‘pure evil’

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has described the loss of the People Democratic Party at the inconclusive 2019 elections as “pure evil” which will be short-lived, as all perpetrators will not go unpunished.

PDP: INEC culprit of 2019 elections

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday held its 85 (Emergency) National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting, and alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was the culprit of the 2019 general elections.
President Buhari receives Security Briefing in State House on 19th Mar 2019-2

Security chiefs decline comments after three-hour meeting with President Buhari

After three hours closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, the Service Chiefs and other heads of security agencies at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, none of the participants agreed to comment on what transpired.
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APC: INEC’s decisions on Rivers, Bauchi elections illegal

The All Progressives Congress has faulted the decisions of the Independent National Electoral Commission on the initial inconclusive elections in Rivers and Bauchi States.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

PDP: INEC denying Atiku Abubakar access to election materials despite court order

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has raised concern about the inability of its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, to inspect the materials used for the conduct of the February 23 presidential election.

INEC panel on Rivers governorship poll constituted, collates findings

The fact-finding committee set up by the Independent National Electoral Commission on the governorship and state House of Assembly elections in Rivers State is back and will submit its report soon.
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INEC to present certificates of return to National Assembly members-elect today

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will today, Thursday, March 14, present Certificates of Return to the newly elected members of the National Assembly.

Rivers elections: Governor Wike colluding with INEC officials to rewrite results – APC

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State, on Tuesday accused the state governor, Nyesom Wike, of colluding with the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to rewrite polling unit results of last Saturday’s governorship election in the state Government House.

Delta elections: APC asks INEC to cancel gubernatorial result

The Delta state All Progressive Congress, yesterday, called on Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to cancel the Delta state governorship election result now, as it accused the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, of ballot snatching, over voting, buying of votes and impunity during the last Saturday election.
Nigerians today return to the polls to elect their state governors and legislators as well councilors for the six Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Area Councils.

Observer group urges INEC to learn from pitfalls of national election

An election observer group, Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA), yesterday, said it hopes that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has factored into its plans and preparations, the pitfalls that beset and affected the successful conduct of the presidential elections so as to ensure that they don’t repeat themselves again during the governorship elections.
Nigerians today return to the polls to elect their state governors and legislators as well councilors for the six Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Area Councils.

Nigerians return to polls to elect 29 governors, 991 state legislators

Nigerians today return to the polls to elect their state governors and legislators as well councilors for the six Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Area Councils.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is scheduled to hold National Assembly bye-elections in 14 states of the federation covering seven senatorial districts and 24 federal constituencies.

INEC set to hold National Assembly bye-elections in 14 states

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is scheduled to hold National Assembly bye-elections in 14 states of the federation covering seven senatorial districts and 24 federal constituencies.

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