Tag: Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

“We Are Not With Buhari’s Certificate” – Nigerian Military Denies GMB

The Nigerian Army authorities have explained that they do not keep original certificates of officers and men of the armed forces, adding that their personal files contained only photocopies of credentials. Buhari’s academic qualifications to run for president in the February 14 election became an issue following the disclosure that[Read More…]

INEC Makes U-Turn, Suspends Plan To Create 30,000 New Polling Units

The Independent National Electoral Commission has suspended its plan to establish additional 30,000 Polling Units after the proposal triggered controversy over the distribution between the north and south. The electoral body had announced over 21,000 extra polling units for all the states in northern Nigeria, and a little above 8,000[Read More…]

“Temporary Challenges” INEC Responds To Critics Over PVC Distribution, Number Of Registered Voters

The Independent National Electoral Commission has responded to criticisms of the ongoing third phase of the distribution of the permanent voter cards. It denied conspiring with any group and assured the public of its commitment towards ensuring that every properly registered voter get their permanent voter card for the 2015[Read More…]

‘INEC Sabotaged PVC Distribution Process In APC States To Favour PDP’

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has raised the alarm over the three-day distribution of the Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVCs) in 12 states, which rounded off on Sunday, saying the process was intentionally programmed to fail in order to disenfranchise voters in the states with the highest number of voters. In[Read More…]

Tinubu: INEC Conniving With Jonathan To Rig Lagos

The National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC of colluding with President Goodluck Jonathan to rig election in Lagos State. Tinubu, at a news conference on Saturday at the APC Lagos Secretariat, Acme Road, Ogba, in Lagos, Southwest[Read More…]

Ben Nanaghan: Jega’s Ethnic Agenda

Before now, I would have staked my soul to vouch for Prof Attahiru Jega’s professional impeccability when President Goodluck Jonathan appointed him the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission in 2010. I wondered if the President was not committing political hara-kiri. I therefore decided to “siddon look”. And it[Read More…]

Adekoya Boladale: 2015, Core Attention Must Be Given To The North; Policy Of ‘Certified Proof Of Age’

With the recent declaration of President Jonathan to run for a second term, the political atmosphere of Nigeria is now fully charged. While the major opposition party continues the foot dragging on who to present against the president come 2015, it is important to say that the 2015 race maybe[Read More…]

INEC’s Independence Must Not Be Threatened By Politicians – Bukola Saraki

Nigeria’s Senator Bukola Saraki has said as discussions are ongoing about the cancelation of new polling units created across the country, Nigerians must note that this must be the opinion of INEC as an independent organization and not that of the Senate committee on Electoral matters. In statement made available to[Read More…]

Why INEC Stopped Babangida From Voting During The Niger Senatorial Bye-Election

Governor Babangida Aliyu of Niger could not vote in the Niger East senatorial bye-election on Saturday as he forgot his voters card in Abuja. He said this at the Umaru Musa Polling Unit in Minna, adding that, he would abide by the rule which states that one cannot vote without[Read More…]

Oshiomole Educates Market Women On The Ebola Virus

As part of a public awareness campaign against the spread of the Ebola virus to Edo state, Governor Adams Oshiomole visited market women in Benin City yesterday. He warned them against shaking hands or hugging each other indiscriminately. “This meeting is two parts: first, to tell you about the Ebola[Read More…]