Arsonists set INEC office ablaze in Enugu

Arsonists set the INEC office at Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State ablaze on Sunday. The Chief Fire Officer in Enugu State, Chief Okwudili Ohaa, confirmed the incident to NAN in Enugu. Ohaa said that a distress call was received by the Enugu State Fire Service at about 1.30[Read More…]

INEC suspends voter registration in 9 LGAs in Rivers State

The Independent National Electoral Commission, in Rivers State has announced the suspension of the physical aspect of its continuous voter registration exercise in nine Local Government Areas following protests by youths in the affected areas. It however said the exercise which has commenced in other areas was going on smoothly.[Read More…]

‘Personally, I feel we should leave INEC to handle electronic transmission’ – Fayemi

Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) should determine when to use the electoral transmission of results. While speaking during an interview on Channels Television’s Newsnight on Monday, the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum said the drama that trailed the passage of the bill[Read More…]

Only 9,261 residents in Cross River state have enrolled for Online Voter Pre-Registration

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has concluded arrangements to begin the physical registration of voters in the 18 Local Government Areas of Cross River State, south-south Nigeria. The Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr. Emmanuel Hart, said that 9,261 Cross River residents have enrolled in the online voter pre-registration. Dr Hart[Read More…]

No-candidate PDP hopeful of winning Nov 6 Anambra guber election

Despite not being featured on INEC’s list of candidates for the November 6 Anambra governorship election, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed optimism of winning. The Southeast zone of the party in a statement made available to newsmen said the it is sure of victory gauging the public interest[Read More…]

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Anambra guber: Reactions trail INEC candidates’ list

Some politicians in Anambra have expressed mixed reactions to the governorship candidates’ list released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja on Friday. The list came as a surprise to many as prominent names including that of Prof Chukwuma Soludo and Mr Valentine Ozigbo who were expected to[Read More…]

Subjecting INEC power to NCC is patently unconstitutional — Tambuwal

The governor of Sokoto state, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, has said that the decision of the Senate to subject INEC’s constitutional power to conduct elections to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), and National Assembly is patently unconstitutional. The former Speaker, House of Representatives in a statement he issued in Abuja on[Read More…]

Senate rejects Lauretta Onochie as INEC commissioner

The senate has rejected the nominatio of Lauretta Onochie, presidential aide, as a commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The upper legislative chamber rejected her appointment after Kabiru Gaya, chairman of the INEC committee, presented a report in plenary. Onochie was nominated for the job by President Muhammadu[Read More…]

Attahiru Jega warns the Senate against confirming Onochie as INEC commissioner

A former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Attahiru Jega, has warned the Senate against confirming the appointment of a presidential aide, Lauretta Onochie, as a National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission. The former INEC chairman gave the warning while featuring on Sunday Politics, a current[Read More…]

Senate defies protests from civil society groups, begin screening of APC’s Lauretta Onochie for INEC

Senate Committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has defied protests from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, civil society groups, others and begun the screening of Lauretta Onochie as one of the National Commissioners of INEC. Onochie is the Special Assistant on Social Media to President Muhammadu Buhari. The[Read More…]