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INEC to hold Aba Reps by-election on March 27

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed March 27, for the Aba North/South Federal Constituency by-election in Abia.
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INEC fixes March 20 for Ekiti assembly by-election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed March 20 for the conduct of the by-election to fill the vacant seat for the Ekiti East State Constituency 1 of Ekiti State.

INEC: Senate, courts can’t create new constituencies

A constitutional crisis might be brewing between the Senate and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over a directive to it by the upper chamber to restore two state constituencies in Delta State in what appeared to be new boundary delineations.
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INEC commits to equitable distribution of extra polling units

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday allayed fears of stakeholders, especially political parties, on the distribution of new polling units it is planning to create ahead of the 2023 general election.
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Stakeholders raise concerns over distribution of new polling stations

INEC had said it planned to create the new polling units because the extant 119,973 polling units and 57,023 polling points were grossly in adequate for the 84,004,084 voters in the country as at 2019 general election.
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2023: INEC moves to create new polling stations

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it was planning to create new polling units in the country ahead of 2023 general elections.

INEC to conduct Anambra guber poll via ‘electronic voting system’

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that the forthcoming Anambra State governorship election will be conducted in accordance with electronic voting system, but the commission is not emphatic that electronic voting and electronic transmission of results will be adopted for the poll.

INEC: NIN not a precondition for prospective voters

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Saturday dismissed speculations that the National Identity Number (NIN) was a prerequisite for registration by prospective voters, saying there was nowhere in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria where such a condition was stipulated.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has commiserated with Nigeria’s civil society community on the death of Mrs Esther Uzoma, a gender rights advocate.

INEC commiserates with CSOs over rights advocate’s demise

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has commiserated with Nigeria’s civil society community on the death of Mrs Esther Uzoma, a gender rights advocate.

INEC warns job-seeking Nigerians to discountenance purported offer of employment

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has again asked job-seekers to discountenance any purported offer of employment from the commission, saying it is not currently recruiting.
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APC loses out as INEC fixes date for Niger Rep re-run

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said the reordered re-run election for Magama/Rijau Federal Constituency of Niger State will take place on Saturday, February 6, 2021.
Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the reappointed Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC),on Thursday said that the early passage of the Electoral Act amendment bill remained his top most priority.

INEC chief lists priorities for second tenure

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the reappointed Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC),on Thursday said that the early passage of the Electoral Act amendment bill remained his top most priority.

Zamfara bye-election: Missing INEC ad hoc staff found

Two ad hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission earlier declared missing during the Saturday by-election in Bakura State Constituency, Zamfara State has been found.
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INEC denies claims of crisis after hand over by Mahmood Yakubu

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said contrary to reports, there was no crisis in the commission over the reappointment and subsequent hand over by its National Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu.
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Bye-elections: 151 candidates to contest in Lagos, Bayelsa, others

About 151 candidates will contest in bye-elections in 11 states on December 5, the Independent National Electoral Commission has said.
Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education, told newsmen on Sunday in Kaduna that the review would enable the Commission to determine areas requiring legislative action before the 2023 elections.

INEC announces date for 15 pending bye-elections

Mr Festus Okoye, the INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education, in a statement issued in Abuja said that the decision was taken at the commission’s meeting held on Friday.

INEC commissioner resigns, five others retire

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Monday confirmed the resignation of a National Commissioner, Abubakar Nahuche.
Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, in a statement issued in Abuja, also disclosed that 19 political parties willingly withdrew their nominations for the elections.

INEC, stakeholders meet over pending bye-elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has announced its decision to engage critical stakeholders in the electoral space with a view to addressing all grey areas in respect of the outstanding bye-elections in 11 states.
Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, on Tuesday, received his Certificate of Return, just as he called on former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, the gubernatorial candidate of the APC, Osagie Ize-Iyamu and other members of the APC to join hands with his administration, in developing the state.

Governor Obaseki receives certificate of return

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, on Tuesday, received his Certificate of Return, just as he called on former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, the gubernatorial candidate of the APC, Osagie Ize-Iyamu and other members of the APC to join hands with his administration, in developing the state.

Edo election: INEC gives reason for delay in collation of results

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said the delay in the receipt of collated results of the governorship election from local government areas in Edo is responsible for the delay of collation at the State level.

Edo election: INEC urges stakeholders to observe distribution of sensitive materials

Ahead of Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State, the Independent National Electoral Commission has declared that all sensitive materials for poll has left the vault of Central Bank of Nigeria, in Benin City.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

INEC gives update on 14 by-elections in eight states

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that 13 political parties have signaled their intention to conduct primaries for the forthcoming by-elections.

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Saudi Arabia rejects U.S. report on Jamal Khashoggi’s murder

Saudi Arabia has ‘completely’ rejected the U.S. intelligence report released on Friday implicating Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied arresting Salihu Tanko-Yakasai, a media aide of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje who demanded for President Muhammadu Buhari’s resignation over his failure to handle insecurity in the country.

Kano governor sacks aide over social media comments

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has relieved his Special Adviser on Media, Salihu Tanko Yakasai, of his appointment.

Group: Killer of Nigerian man in South Africa will be investigated

The Nigerian Citizens Association in South Africa (NICASA) says it will follow-up the case of a 40-year-old, Temitope Abudu, who was killed by yet-to-be identified assailant in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The 27 students of Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State and 15 others have not been released by their abductors.

Assailants free 42 people kidnapped from Nigeria school

"The abducted students, staff and relatives of Government Science College Kagara have regained their freedom and have been received by the Niger state government," governor Abubakar Sani Bello said on Twitter
The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied arresting Salihu Tanko-Yakasai, a media aide of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje who demanded for President Muhammadu Buhari’s resignation over his failure to handle insecurity in the country.

DSS denies arresting Kano governor’s aide

The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied arresting Salihu Tanko-Yakasai, a media aide of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje who demanded for President Muhammadu Buhari’s resignation over his failure to handle insecurity in the country.

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The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate probes $20 million safe schools fund kicked off by ex-President Jonathan

The Nigerian Senate has mandated its committees on Basic and Tertiary Education to investigate allegations of abuse of $20 million meant to implement the Safe Schools Initiative of the Federal Government.
Halimatu Ayinde has set her sights on scoring more goals in 2021 following her matchwinner in Nigeria's 1-0 victory over Uzbekistan.

Halimatu Ayinde reveals ambitious targets after scoring for Nigeria

Halimatu Ayinde has set her sights on scoring more goals in 2021 following her matchwinner in Nigeria's 1-0 victory over Uzbekistan.
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Senator Kalu urges Nigerian government to set up joint security committee

Senate Chief Whip, Orji Kalu, has called on federal government to set up a joint committee of representatives of all security forces to help existing commands to fast-track the release of the abducted students in Niger.
The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has challenged state and federal lawmakers on the need to partner with governments for youth empowerment.

Niger govt says it secured release of Kagara students

Niger government says it has secured the released of students of Government Science College, Kagara in Rafi local government areas of the state.
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Enyimba get Pirates in CAF Confederation Cup group draw

Enyimba get South Africa’s Orlando Pirates in group A of the CAF Confederation Cup after overcoming Rivers United on Sunday.