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INEC organises capacity building workshop for voter education staff

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that it has concluded arrangements to conduct a capacity building workshop for its Voter Education and Publicity staff at its headquarters and across the country.

Ex-Niger governor: Bad governance responsible for tension in Nigeria

A former Governor of Niger State, Dr Muazu Babangida Aliyu, has blamed the heightened tension across the country on bad governance just as he also said that the recent clashes in some states are not ethnic cleansing.

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.

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.

INEC mulls new technologies for 2023 general elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is contemplating introducing new technologies to improve the conduct of the 2023 general elections.
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.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has issued a fresh Certificate of Return to Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe as the winner and duly elected candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to represent Cross River North Senatorial District.

Cross River North: INEC issues certificate of return to Rep Jarigbe

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has issued a fresh Certificate of Return to Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe as the winner and duly elected candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to represent Cross River North Senatorial District.

Senator Anyim: South-East has least voters’ turnout during elections

Former Senate President, Anyim Pius Anyim, has said the South-East geopolitical zone is the region with the least voters’ turnout during elections, which he said must change for the region to produce a President in 2023.

Igbo leaders seek legal backing for rotation of presidency

Igbo leaders, elders, and academics across Nigeria and in the Diaspora rose from a summit at the weekend with a call for an enabling law compelling all political parties to insert rotation of presidency clause in their constitutions.

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.
INEC officials sleeping at polling unit 014, Isele in Ikorodu as voters shun poll.

Lagos by-election: IPAC scores INEC low on voter education, mobilisation

The Inter-Party Advisory Council in Lagos State on Sunday said that the Independent National Electoral Commission needed to do more on voter education and mobilisation to deepen Nigeria’s democracy.
Bayelsa State Governor Senator Douye Diri has expressed the confidence that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidates will be victorious in the Saturday senatorial Bye-elections in the state.

Bayelsa bye-elections holds amidst ballot box snatching, voter apathy

Saturday’s bye-elections in Bayelsa Central and West was characterised by snatching of ballot boxes and ballot papers in some parts of the two senatorial districts.
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Bye-elections: Yiaga scores INEC average on preparation, predicts low turnout

An election observer, Yiaga Africa, Friday, ahead of bye-election across the six geopolitical zones of the country, scored the Independent National Electoral Commission’s preparedness on average while it predicted low voter turnout.

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.
Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu

INEC chief wants Senate to accelerate Electoral Act amendment

The nominee for the position of Chairperson for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, has appealed to the National Assembly to expeditiously pass the Electoral Act Amendment Bill before the end of first quarter of 2021.
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INEC excludes APC, candidate from Bayelsa West senatorial bye-election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared that the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate, Peremobowei Ebebi, will not participate in the Bayelsa West senatorial bye-election.

Bayelsa by-election: INEC excludes APC, clears PDP, 11 others

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Friday, announced that only 12 political parties met the commission’s requirements to take part in the forthcoming Bayelsa West Senatorial District by-election.
A poll challenger looks at absentee ballots to be counted on Election Day being processed by poll workers, at the TCF Center in Detroit, Michigan, on November 2 [Rebecca Cook-Reuters]

Donald Trump targets vote certification in late bid to block Joe Biden

Getting nowhere in the courts, President Donald Trump’s scattershot effort to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s victory is shifting towards obscure election boards that certify the vote as Trump and his allies seek to upend the electoral process, sow chaos and perpetuate unsubstantiated doubts about the count.
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.

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Ahead of the March 6 Delta State local government council polls, Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, weekend, reiterated that the elections could only be rigged if electorates go to sleep, insisting that “every vote must count”.

Senator Omo-Agege: Delta council polls can only be rigged if electorates sleep

Ahead of the March 6 Delta State local government council polls, Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, weekend, reiterated that the elections could only be rigged if electorates go to sleep, insisting that “every vote must count”.
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The Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has rubbished reports that he was stopped from returning to Nigeria by authorities in the United States of America.
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Invictus Obi appeals against 10 years imprisonment

Wire fraud convict, Obinwanne Okeke, widely known as Invictus Obi, has appealed against his recent sentence to 10 years’ imprisonment by a U.S. court.
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