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Bayelsa/Kogi guber: Sensitive materials to arrive at central bank two days earlier – INEC

Sensitive materials for the November 16 governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi States would arrive at the Central Bank of Nigeria two days earlier, the Independent National Electoral Commission has said.

INEC clears 23 parties for Kogi, 45 for Bayelsa guber polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has cleared 23 political parties to contest the governorship election in Kogi State. The commission also cleared 45 parties to contest the governorship election in Bayelsa State.

INEC: 52 candidates for Bayelsa guber poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission says 52 political parties and its candidates are ready to participate in the Bayelsa governorship election on November 16.
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Bayelsa guber: Six women, 46 other candidates get INEC’s nod

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said 52 political parties and their candidates are ready to participate in the Bayelsa governorship election on Nov. 16. Six of the candidates are women and 46 men..
In Kogi State, the incumbent Governor Yahaya Bello emerged as the APC candidate while Musa Wada, a younger brother to the immediate past governor, Idris Wada, emerged as PDP candidate.

INEC closes nominations for Kogi, Bayelsa guber polls

Nigeria’s electoral umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has closed the nomination of candidates by political parties fielding candidates in the November 16 governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa States.

INEC begins distribution of uncollected PVCs in Bayelsa and Kogi September 2

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will begin the distribution of 219,935 uncollected Personal Voter Cards (PVCs) in Bayelsa and Kogi on Sept. 2 preparatory to governorship elections in the states
Plateau Commissioner of Police, Isaac Akinmoyode, has said that INEC supplementary election in the state was so far going on peacefully.

INEC: 66,725 voters to participate in Plateau by-election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says 66,725 voters will be participating in the by-election into the Pengana Constituency of Bassa Local Government Area in Plateau House of Assembly.
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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.
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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.

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APC: Governor Abiodun’s appeal court victory, true reflection of people’s wishes

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Anti-Ebola radio station closes down after broadcaster’s murder

A local radio station that has been involved in the fight against Ebola in eastern DR Congo said Monday it was closing down after one of its broadcasters was murdered.

Bayelsa guber: NGO preaches against violence, vote buying

Coalition for Development and Democracy in Bayelsa (CDDB), a Non-Governmental Organisation, has admonished political parties to refrain from violence or monetary inducement in the Nov. 16 governorship election in the state.

Aisha Buhari counsels parents on moral upbringing of children

The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has challenged parents to take charge of their families by ensuring good moral upbringing of children so as to minimise crime in the society.