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Wole Olanipekun writes INEC chairman over Cross River senatorial by-election

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Chief Wole Olanipekun, has written the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, over alleged mischief of INEC in court cases on the just concluded by- election for Cross River North senatorial district.
National Assembly member, Senator Biodun Olujimi, on Sunday alleged that the camp of former Governor Ayodele Fayose was trying to take advantage of her gender to sideline her from the management team of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State.

Senator Olujimi rejects proposal of voting rights for married underage girls

Senator Biodun Olujimi (Ekiti South - PDP) says a proposal to grant voting rights to married girls under the age of 18 should be rejected by the National Assembly.
Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

National Assembly asks INEC to consider underage married girls as voters

The National Assembly Joint Committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission Matters has proposed a review of the provision in the Electoral Act which pegged the eligibility of a voter at 18 years.
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.

President Buhari swears in INEC chairman Mahmood Yakubu

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the 27th virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Council Chamber of the State House, Abuja.

2023: CSOs task INEC chairman on electoral reforms

Some civil society organisations have urged the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, to prioritise electoral reforms in his second term especially ahead of the 2023 general elections.

APC sets agenda for reappointed INEC chairman, tasks him on fairness

Following the Senate’s clearance of reappointed Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the ruling All Progressives Congress APC has set an agenda for the chief electoral umpire, urging him to be unbiased and apolitical.

Senate confirms Mahmood Yakubu as INEC chairman

About a week after President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for confirmation, the Senate has confirmed Mahmood Yakubu as chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

‘Electronic voting, best option for credible polls’

According to him, “The Chairman of INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu deserves to be commended for stepping aside and handing over to an acting chairman in anticipation of his confirmation by the Senate. Professor Yakubu has indeed by that singular act proved to be a man of honour who has total respect for the laws of the land. It is difficult to see a government appointee act in such honourable manner – stepping down on his own volition from an office he has been reappointed, to await legislative endorsement as required by law. We have seen cases where appointees whose appointment by law requires Senate confirmation will stubbornly remain in office even when such approval was yet to be granted by the Red Chamber. For instance, you will recall how the embattled immediate past Chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, obstinately remained in office for over four years despite several rejections of his appointment by the Senate.

Politicians’ failure on campaign promises responsible for voter apathy – INEC chief

The nominee for the position of Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has told the Senate that politicians’ failure to deliver on campaign promises is responsible for voter apathy.

Senator screening: Opposition parties canvass support for Mahmood Yakubu

A coalition of opposition political parties led by the National Chairman of Action Alliance, Kenneth Udeze, on Thursday stormed the National Assembly canvassing support for the reappointment of Prof. Mahmood Yakubu as Chairman of the Independent National Election Commission.
INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu

INEC: Mahmood Yakubu faces senate panel for screening

The Senate Committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission has scheduled to screen Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu on Thursday for the position of Chairman of INEC.
The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Senate confirms seven consumer protection nominees, rejects one

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed the appointments of seven nominees to the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari seeks Senate’s confirmation of Mahmoud Yakubu as INEC chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded the name of Prof. Mahmood Yakubu to the Senate for reappointment for the second and final five-year term as Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The camp of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) in Ondo state was depleted over the weekend as its former deputy state chairman, Engr. Abayomi Adebayo and others defected to the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC in the state.

INEC: Suit against Mahmoud Yakubu’s nomination reckless ― ZLP

The national working committee of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) at the weekend disclosed its move to be joined in the suit, challenging the nomination of erstwhile national chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu for a fresh term of five years.

INEC: IPAC alleges plot to frustrate reappointment of Mahmoud Yakubu

The Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) has alleged attempt by some persons to use the judiciary to frustrate screening of Prof. Mahmood Yakubu by the Senate for a second term as the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Senators Lawan, Musa fault report on INEC Chairman’s reappointment

Senate President Ahmed Lawan and Senator Mohammed Sani Musa (Niger East) have faulted a report linking them to alleged bribery in the process leading to the reappointment of the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

IPAC denies being sponsored by INEC

The Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) has denied allegations going round in some quarter that IPAC draws its sponsorship from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) thereby lacking the capacity to be neutral on electoral matters.

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EFCC appoints new academy commandant

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mohammed Umar Abba, has appointed Detective Commander Ayo Peter Olowonihi as Commandant, EFCC Academy, Karu, Abuja.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Assistant police commissioner sentenced to life imprisonment in Ekiti

The Ekiti High Court also sentenced seven other persons, Solomon Ayodele Obamoyegun (39), Femi Omiawe (40), Damilola Obamoyegun (20), Bose Sade Ajayi (30), George Lucky (35), Chukwuma Nnamani (22), and Sunday Ogunleye (45) to five years imprisonment each without an option of fine for kidnapping.
Canada said on Monday it will lift a near two-year flight ban on Boeing Co’s 737 MAX on Jan. 20, joining other countries like the United States that have brought the aircraft back following two fatal crashes involving the model.

Canada to lift Boeing 737 MAX flight ban on January 20

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Retired teachers protest non-payment of gratuity, pension in Osun

Many retired teachers in Iwo, Osun State under the contributory pension scheme on Monday took to the street, protesting alleged non-payment of their pension and gratuity.