Tag Archives: INEC

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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ICYMI: INEC Postpones Bye-Elections In 11 States Due To Nationwide Unrest

Senatorial and State House of Assembly bye-elections billed to hold on October 31 in 11 states have been postponed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). In a statement, signed Thursday, by INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, It said the decision followed a meeting of the electoral body with the 37 Resident…

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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: Rotimi Akeredolu Wins Second Term As Ondo Governor

Ondo state governor Rotimi Akeredolu has won reelection on Sunday October 11, defeating People’s Democratic Party (PDP) challenger Eyitayo Jegede. On the back of a campaign in which he promised to provide composed and focused leadership marked by economic growth and improved security for people in the state, Akeredolu, swept to victory by winning 15 of…

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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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Duoye Diri’s Election As Bayelsa State Governor Affirmed By Appeal Court

The election of Bayelsa Governor Douye Diri has been upheld by a five-man panel of the Appeal Court sitting in Abuja following the a ruling by the state election tribunal which nullified the electoral process. The three-member panel of the tribunal had on August 17, ruled that the November 16, 2019 election that saw Diri emerge…

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Obaseki Receives Certificate Of Return From INEC As Edo’s Re-elected Governor

The Independent National Electoral Commission has presented a certificate of return to Governor Godwin Obaseki, winner of the just concluded Edo State governorship election and his deputy, Phillip Shaibu. The National Commissioner, INEC in charge of Edo, Rivers, and Bayelsa, May Agbmuche-Mbu made the presentation on Tuesday at the INEC office in Aduwawa, Benin City, the…

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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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