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INEC releases final list of 73 presidential candidates

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the names of Nigeria’s presidential candidates and their running mates who will be contesting the February, 2019 presidential elections in the country. The list signed by INEC secretary, Mrs Rose Oririan-Anthony contained 73 presidential candidates and their running mates. Below are the names...

INEC reportedly threatens to suspend 2019 general election

The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, has reportedly hinted that the body might be forced to suspend the 2019 general election following threats to violence by some politicians in the country. Leadership reports that the Yakubu, a professor, stated this in reaction to some disturbing...

Vote-Buying: INEC vows to prosecute suspects in Osun gubernatorial poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says it will arrest and prosecute anyone that engages in vote-buying in the Sept. 22 governorship election in Osun. Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, made this known at the commission’s quarterly consultative meeting with political parties on Friday in Abuja. He said that the...

INEC to print 16.5m PVCs before 2019 general elections-Official

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will print 16,500,192 Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) and make them available for collection by citizens ahead of the 2019 general elections. INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this at the regular meeting of the commission with the Resident Electoral Commissioners (REC) on...

2019: Army assures INEC of security

  The Nigerian Army has assured the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of its support and assistance that will enable the commission carry out its constitutional responsibility of conducting 2019 General Elections especially in North Eastern part of the country. The Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division Brigadier General Abdulmalik...

Names of 23 political parties approved by INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has approved the registration of 23 new political parties, ahead of the 2019 general election. The approval, according to a statement by National Commissioner, Mohammed Kudu Haruna was one of the decisions taken during a meeting by the commission’s management yesterday. “The Commission approved the...

INEC extends voter registration till August 31

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced extension of voter registration till the end of August, in order to allow more Nigerians to register. INEC had previously earmarked August 17 as deadline for the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) which started August 27, 2017. The National Commissioner, Voter Education & Publicity...

No date for National Assembly reconvening on INEC budget

THE National Assembly on Tuesday as said there is no date yet for recovening on issues bordering the 2019 elections budget of the Independent National Electoral Commission. President Muhammadu Buhari had on July 17, 2018 submitted request for INEC budget to the National Assembly for consideration. The National Assembly reaction was contained...

Jega advocates stiffer laws against fake election results

Former Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega has advocated for stiffer laws against fake election results has urged the Federal Government to proffer stiffer laws against declaration of fake election results. Jega made the call on Wednesday in Abuja at an international conference with “Democracy and Disinformation:...

INEC creates 10 additional centres in Kogi

The Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC) has created 10 additional voter’s registration centres in Kogi, the electoral body said in a statement on Tuesday in Lokoja. The statement, which was signed by Mr Ahmed Biambo, Head, Voter Education and Publicity, explained that the step would address rising concerns like...

INEC speaks on 2019 general election primaries

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that it has not fixed dates for political parties primaries, to elect their candidates for the 2019 general elections. INEC made the clarification in a statement issued by its Director of Publicity and Voter Education, Mr Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, on Monday in Abuja. Osaze-Uzzi...

Names of new 21 political parties registered by INEC

The numbers of political parties Nigeria is now 67, as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission approved 21 new parties. This was according to the INEC's statement signed by the National Commissioner, Information and Voter Education Committee, Mrs. May Agbmuche-Mbu, the associations were registered by the commission because they fulfilled...

INEC releases 2019 general election timetable

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released dates for the forthcoming 2019 general election. According to the schedule, elections for Presidential and National Assembly would hold on February 16, 2019. The elections for Governorship, State Assembly and Area Council will hold on March 2, 2019. INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, maintained...

Presidency, United Nations confident 2019 elections will be free, fair

2019 general election would be free and fair, Presidency assured Nigerians and international community on Monday. Speaking through Special Assistant Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the Presidency also attributed the credibility of 2015 to the then Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Professor Attahiru Jega. Garba divulged this in a...

INEC reveals numbers of registered voters for 2019 elections

73.2 million voters have been registered for the 2019 general election, while registration exercise continues, Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu revealed. According to INEC, the figure reflects what was realised in April, 2017, though it projected to register more than 80 million voters for the upcoming...

INEC talks about card readers, security

The Independent National Electoral Commission has reiterated its committment to conduct efficient poll in the 2019 general election, as its plans to ensure that card readers did not malfunction as in the case of the 2015 elections. Prof Mahmud Yakub, the INEC Chairman disclosed this yesterday, stressing that the commission...

INEC reveals details about Anambra governorship election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed the numbers of eligible in the upcoming governorship election in Anambra State to be 2,158,171. The election holds on November 18, 2017. Bimbo Oladunjoye, who represented the department of ICT of the INEC, disclosed this in Akwa yesterday as political parties are...

Why INEC will hire one million ad-hoc in 2019 general elections

Against the execution of the 2019 general election, about one million ad-hoc staff would be hired to conduct the elections, Prof. Mahmud Yakub, the Independent National Electoral Commission, said yesterday. The Federal Government is planning to hire 300,000 more ad-hoc staff than it hired during the 2015 elections, when only...

EFCC probes INEC officers for electoral fraud

The South-South geopolitical zone has recorded the highest number of people who took part in the Continuous Voter Registration between the months of April and September 2017. This is according to the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, who also disclosed that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission...

INEC releases names of candidates, parties in Anambra governorship election

Against the Anambra governorship election scheduled for Noverber 18, the Independent National Electoral Commission has released political parties and names of candidates to participate. The statement to this effect was released by Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, the commission's Director of Publicity. Topping the list is the incumbent governor, Willie Obiano; his deputy Nkemakonam...

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