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Attahiru Jega: SIECs should continue to handle local govt elections

The former chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Attahiru Jega, has rejected the agitation to transfer the mandate of conducting local government elections from state electoral commissions to INEC.

Rivers council polls: We are on standby – Army

The Nigerian Army on Friday said soldiers would be on standby to forestall possible violence in Saturday’s council elections in Rivers

Court stops rescheduled Kaduna council election

Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission has postponed the rescheduled chairman and councillorship elections for Kajuru Local Government, scheduled to hold on Wednesday.

Sokoto APC reaches consensus over ward congress

The exercise was monitored by the State’s Resident Electoral Commissioner, Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), Mallam Sadiq Abubakar Musa, officials of the State Independent Electoral Commission (SIEC), as well as operatives of the various security agencies.

INEC: The art of kicking the leg

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) may have a rough ride this week, over a matter that is, in the strict sense, not its business.

Senator Shehu Sani warns against shift in Kaduna council polls

Sen. Shehu Sani (APC Kaduna Central) says the fire that razed the State Independent Electoral Commission (KAD-SIECOM) at the weekend should not stop the proposed local council elections in the state scheduled for May 12

Security operatives take over burnt Kaduna SIECOM office

Security operatives have taken over the headquarters of the Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission, part of which went up in flames on Saturday.

INEC: Kano underage voters probe committee report ready soon

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said the committee set up to investigate the Kano under age voters saga has concluded its facts finding mission and is in the process of writing its report which should be submitted and considered by the Commission

ADP accuses APC of planning to rig Edo council polls

Edo State Chapter of the Action Democratic Party (ADP), on Wednesday raised an alarm over alleged plan by the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to manipulate Saturday local government election by falsifying the results at the sitting room of a godfather.

VATLAD: INEC has no power to probe alleged underage vote in Kano

Vanguard for Transparent Leadership and Democracy, VATLAD, has faulted the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to probe alleged use of underage children to vote in the recently conducted Kano State Local Government Election.

INEC appoints eight-man panel to probe underage voting

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has finally set up an eight-man investigative panel to look into complaints of preponderance of underage voters in its registers in Kano and Katsina States.

INEC: We’ll investigate Kano underage voters’ allegation

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday said it would send a high powered team from its headquarters to investigate the alleged involvement of underage persons in last Saturday’s local government election in Kano State.

Governor Ganduje inaugurates new council chairmen

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State ‎on Sunday night swore in the 44 newly elected local government chairmen with a call on them to ensure prudent management of resources.

APC wins of Kano local council polls

The Kano State Independent Electoral Commission has declared the All Progressives Congress candidates as winners of the Saturday’s Local Government polls in all the 44 councils in the state.

Kano council polls: Voters decry late arrival of materials

Voters in five polling units in Fagge Local Government Area of Kano State were on the queue till about midday due to late arrival of voting materials on Saturday.

Kaduna local council spends N119m on rural projects

Jema’a Local Government in Kaduna State has spent over N119 million to complete infrastructural projects in the area, Alhaji Mu’azu Usman, Administrator of the local council, has said.

LG polls: Governor Ajimobi urged to apologise over delay

A political scientist, Dr Stephen Lafenwa, has called on Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State to tender apology to people for not conducting local government elections in the last seven years.

Police to deploy 1,500 officers for Katsina rerun poll

The Nigeria Police have said it would deploy no fewer than 1,500 officers and men for Saturday’s National Assembly rerun election for the Mashi/Dutsi House of Representatives seat in Katsina State.

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