Category Archives: News

25 Jan
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2019: Saraki constitutes conference committee on Electoral Act amendment

Senate President Bukola Saraki has announced a six-man committee of senators to harmonise the Senate’s version of the amended Electoral Act with that passed by the House of Representatives. The Senate’s conference committee has the Chairman of the Senate Committee ...

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25 Jan
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Voter Registration to End Early December, Says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) will be temporarily suspended in the second week of December to allow for the conduct of the general election starting on February 19, 2019. In a ...

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25 Jan
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EFCC arrests former SGF, Babachir Lawal

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, says it has arrested the former Secretary to Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal. Mr. Lawal was arrested Wednesday, Channels Television reported. Mr. Lawal was recently sacked after he was indicted by a ...

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25 Jan
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Why there was no provision for 2019 elections in 2018 budget – INEC

Delay in the passage of the Electoral Act prevented the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, from including the budget of 2019 elections in the 2018 appropriation, Mahmood Yakubu, the chairman of the commission has said. Mr. Yakubu said until legislative ...

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24 Jan
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Enforcing Nigeria’s electoral offences laws

As the 2019 general elections draw nearer and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) timetable of activities for the election already released, lawyers have called for strict implementation of the electoral offences laws with particular emphasis on the role of ...

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24 Jan
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THE WAY OUT: A CLARION CALL FOR COALITION FOR NIGERIA MOVEMENT By President Olusegun Obasanjo

Since we are still in the month of January, it is appropriate to wish all Nigerians Happy 2018. I am constrained to issue this special statement at this time considering the situation of the country. Some of you may be ...

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24 Jan
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Only Your Votes Will Determine Outcome Of 2019 General Elections, INEC Assures Nigerians

Nigerians have again been assured that only their votes will determine the outcome of the 2019 General Elections and future polls. Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu gave the assurance at the 15th edition of ...

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22 Jan
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Only Your Votes Will Determine Outcome of 2019 Elections – INEC Assures Nigerians

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu gave the assurance at the 15th edition of the Daily Trust Dialogue, with the theme: “Nigeria and the challenges of 2019,” held in Abuja on 18th January. Represented by ...

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22 Jan
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Is the Judiciary the problem of INEC? By Tonnie Iredia

Now and again, Nigeria’s electoral body, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) faces a number of challenges in the performance of her functions. One of them is the large number of conflicting judgments on politics and elections. To redress the ...

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22 Jan
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74 Million Nigerians Registered To Vote -INEC Chairman

The Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, says the commission had 74 million voters in its register by the second week of January. The INEC Director of Voter Education and Publicity, Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, made the fact known ...

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