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Obiageli Ezekwesili

Wole Soyinka: Oby Ezekwesili, others call for value-based democracy

Obiageli Ezekwesili, Senior Economic Advisor, Africa Economic Development Policy Initiative (AEDPI) along with other speakers at the 11th Wole Soyinka Centre Media Lecture Series, held on Saturday, 13 July 2019 at MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos, have called on Nigerians to insist on values in determining those who become their leaders and how the polity is administered.
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.

Festus Okoye: Inec strategising for better elections in 2023

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said its ongoing review of the 2019 elections was to determine areas requiring improvement for better outcomes in 2023.

INEC convenes emergency meeting over Supreme Court ruling on Zamfara polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Friday, held a meeting over the Supreme Court judgement on the general elections held in Zamfara State.

NYSC, INEC disagree over corps members’ election duty allowances

The NYSC in Anambra has directed corps members on electoral duties during the 2019 general elections who have yet to receive their allowances to forward their names to its secretariat.
INEC Card Reader

INEC: We’ll assist states use card readers for credible council polls

The National Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Yakubu Mahmood, has said that the commission is ready to assist states electoral commission to conduct free, fair and credible council using Smart Card Readers.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar: INEC refusing to produce polling documents

The Atiku-Obi presidential election petition legal team has decried the refusal of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to produce polling documents from the February the 23rd, 2019 presidential elections even after the Court of Appeal granted an order directing the commission to allow them access.

Rivers elections: We’re ready for Saturday supplementary polls – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday said it was 80 per cent ready to conduct supplementary election in four State Assembly Constituencies in Rivers on Saturday.

INEC releases timetable for Bayelsa, Kogi gov polls this week

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday said it will release, before the end of this week, the timetable and schedule of activities for the end of tenure governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi States billed to hold at separate dates later this year.

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.

Governor Ganduje, others receive certificate of return from INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday presented certificate of return to Kano State Governor-elect, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje.

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.

Governor Ortom receives certificate of return, thanks President Buhari

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue and his deputy, Benson Abounu, on Friday received their Certificates of Return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Makurdi.

INEC vows to vacate court order on Bauchi elections

Following the order of a Federal High Court, Abuja, barring the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from continuing with the collation and declaration of the result of the Bauchi State governorship election held on March 9, 2019, the commission has vowed to take steps to vacate the order.

Supplementary polls: We expect high-level cooperation from security agencies – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has called for improved synergy with various security agencies in the country during the supplementary election to be held in some states.
Soldiers block with truck and armoured tank the road leading to the state headquarters of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on March 10, 2019. – Fears has gripped residents of oil-rich Port Harcourt city in Niger delta region as state headquarters of Independent National Electoral Commission has been condoned off by dozens of fierce looking soldiers, anti-riots policemen and other complementary security agents who are jointly patrolling the city ahead of the much awaited results of the just concluded governorship and state assembly elections. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

INEC: We don’t know if army rigged elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission says it does not know if soldiers rigged elections in the River State governorship poll which was marred by violence.
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.

Bayelsa elections: PDP wins 17, APC 4 assembly seats

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared as inconclusive results from three constituencies in the just-concluded State House of Assembly election in Bayelsa State.

INEC to conduct supplementary poll in three Bayelsa constituencies

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday announced that it would conduct a supplementary election in the three constituencies that elections were declared inconclusive in Saturday’s state house of assembly election in Bayelsa.

Rivers elections: INEC will only allow party agents with verifiable means of identification

The Independent National Electoral Commission will only allow and accept party agents with verifiable means of identification, whose names are on the list submitted by political parties at polling stations.

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The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has advised former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the Feb. 23 election to come to terms with his loss at the election.

Tribunal: Witness faults results of presidential election claimed by Atiku Ababakar, PDP

A witness invited by the petitioners before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) has disagreed with the results of the last presidential election in Katsina State as claimed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the last presidential election, Atiku Abubakar.
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Barcelona sell Marc Cucurella to Getafe just hours after re-signing him from Eibar

Barcelona have agreed to sell left-back Marc Cucurella to Getafe just a day after they brought him back from Eibar.
Nasir El-Rufai

Governor El-Rufai seeks assembly’s approval of N81.68 billion supplementary budget

The Kaduna State House of Assembly has began deliberations on the N81.68 billion supplementary budget forwarded to it by Gov. Nasiru El-Rufai.

Operation Lafiya Dole gets new commander as Naf redeploys senior officers in fresh shakeup

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has appointed new Branch Chiefs, redeployed two Air Officers Commanding (AOCs) and other senior officers.

Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman sentenced to life in prison

The Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been sentenced to life behind bars in a U.S. prison, a humbling end for a drug lord once notorious for his ability to kill, bribe or tunnel his way out of trouble.