Tag Archives: Independent National Electoral Commission

Update: Nigerian Senate Approves Mahmood Yakubu Reappointment As INEC Chairman

The Senate on Tuesday agreed to reappoint Professor Mahmood Yakubu as Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for another five years. According to Guardian Newspaper, Yakubu was first appointed as chairman in October 2015, by President Muhammadu Buhari, after which he was reappointed when his first tenure lapsed in October this year. His confirmation…

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Nigerian Media Will Soon Start Projecting Election Results, According To INEC

Following the launch of the Independent National Electoral Commission’s results portal, Akwa Ibom’s Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mike Igini has said that Nigerian media will soon start projecting election results just like its counterparts in the United States. Igini, who made this known during a Channels TV’s Politics Today programme appearance on Wednesday, also disclosed that it will continue improving…

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INEC Reappointment: Yakubu Handovers To Acting Chairman Following Tenure Expiration

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will be getting a new acting chairman who will oversee the affairs of the agency pending its Chairman Prof. Mahmood Yakubu’s confirmation of his reappointment by the Senate. According to Guardian, the ceremony will be taking place Monday at the conference hall of the commission’s headquarters in Abuja. Although…

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Twitter Reacts To Buhari Nominating Aide Lauretta Onochie As INEC Commissioner

Twitter is not feeling President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for the senate to confirm his media aide, Lauretta Onochie, as a commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). According to TheCable, Buhari’s request was contained in a letter read by Senate President Ahmad Lawan on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Tuesday. Onochie who hails…

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#OndoDecides2020: All The Major Happenings From Ondo Governorship Election

Residents in Ondo state have begun to cast their ballots, across 18 local governments for the person who will lead them for the next four years. According to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), 17 political parties are on the ballot, although some have collapsed their structures to campaign for others. Incumbent Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu…

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Edo State Governor Obaseki Wins Re-Election Against APC’s Ize-Iyamu

Godwin Obaseki, the incumbent Governor of Edo State and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has defeated Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, to win a second term as governor. The gubernatorial poll is the first major election being conducted in Nigeria since the coronavirus pandemic started at the beginning of the year. He secured the highest polling the…

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ICYMI: Diri Appeals Bayelsa Tribunal For Ruling To Sack Him As Governor

According to Channels Television, Douye Diri, has appealed the judgement which nullified his election as the Governor of Bayelsa state. The embattled governor’s lawyers reportedly filed the Notice of Appeal on Tuesday at the Court of Appeal in Abuja, challenging the majority judgement of the Bayelsa State Governorship Election Tribunal which nullified his election on…

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Tribunal Nullifies Bayelsa Governorship Election Following Dismissal Of Three Petitions

The Bayelsa Governorship Election Tribunal has nullified the election of its state governor Douye Diri, a day after dismissing three petitions challenging Diri’s victory. According to Channels TV, the Tribunal also ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to order a fresh election within 90 days. The verdict follows the petition by the Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party…

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Fire Razes INEC Headquarters In Abuja, Destroys EMP Section

According to The PUNCH, a section of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) headquarters located in Abuja has been razed by fire. The National Commissioner in charge of Information and Voter Education, Mr Festus Okoye, confirmed this to Channels TV on Friday in Abuja, the nation’s capital. He revealed that the inferno affected the Department of Electoral…

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INEC Rejects APC’s Request For Fresh Bayelsa Governorship Poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has ruled out any fresh governorship election in Bayelsa State request from the All Progressives Congress (APC). According to Punch Newspapers, INEC’s Director of Voter Education and Publicity, Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi dismissed the APC’s demand for a fresh poll citing that the commission concluded its work on the Bayelsa State governorship…

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