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Vote buying: INEC seeks ICPC collaboration

To effectively guard against the menace of vote buying, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has sought the collaboration of the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) in monitoring activities of voters during the September 22, Osun State governorship election. The chairman of the commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu while playing host to the acting chairman, Mr. Musa Othmsn Mohammed in his ...

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2019 Elections Budget: NASS Joint Committee approves N143bn, Rejects N189bn

The Joint Committee Senate and House of Representatives on Electoral Matters have adopted N143bn for the Independent National Electoral Commission as budget for the 2019 poll. The committee members, just rising from a meeting at the National Assembly, rejected the earlier version of N189.2bn, a combination of the N143bn and another N45.6bn proposed to be vired from the 2019 budget. ...

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No duplication in our budget – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission has denied reports that there are duplications in its 2019 election budget. The Chief Press Secretary to the INEC Chairman, Mr Rotimi Oyekanmi, said in a statement on Sunday that INEC’s version of the budget was different from the one President Muhammadu Buhari forwarded to the National Assembly. He explained that what the President did ...

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Why presidency deliberately delayed INEC budget – Abaribe

Senate committee leader on Power and steel, Eyinnaya Abaribe, Thursday, said the call by Presidency for Nigeria’s Senate to reconvene was “unnecessary” and a bid to blame the Senate. The Senate and the House of Representatives proceeded on annual recess on July 24 to reconvene on September 25. There have been several calls by the presidency urging the federal lawmakers ...

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N23bn Diezani bribe: INEC suspends 202 staff, pays them half salaries

The Independent National Electoral Commission has suspended 202 personnel indicted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for allegedly receiving N23bn bribe disbursed on the instruction of a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, ahead of the 2015 general elections. Investigations revealed that the management of the commission also placed the affected officials of the agency on half salaries ...

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  Introduction The 2016 Ondo State Governorship election is scheduled to hold on November 26, 2016[1]. The election is conducted as an out of cycle election due to the Court of Appeal ruling of 2009, which upturned the April 2007 elections owing to irregularities and ordered the swearing-in of the incumbent Governor[2]. The court ruling resulted to the change in ...

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#WatchingtheVote: A Story on How YIAGA Is Using Technology to Promote Electoral Democracy

By Ukachi Chukwu Why are elections such a big deal? Why do they matter so much? Why do governments, political actors, civil society organizations, media, citizens and other critical stakeholders invest so much in the conduct of elections? Elections are important for a variety of reasons. Far from being “just another civic exercise” conducted periodically, they provide a unique opportunity ...

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Letter to President Buhari: Stop undermining INEC and the 2019 elections – Itodo Samson

  Dear President Buhari, Your ascension to the Office of the President of Africa’s largest economy was by constitutional design, making you a creation of our constitution; therefore you owe it a duty to protect its integrity and sanctity. Remember that while taking the Oath of Office you swore to preserve, protect and defend the constitution in the discharge of ...

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INEC pledges commitment to transparent election in Kogi

Barely three days to the Kogi State governorship election, Chairman of of the Independent National Electoral Commis­sion (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, has said that the commission will deploy three of its National Commissioners and 11 Resident Electoral Commis­sioners (RECs) to monitor the conduct of the election billed for Saturday, November 21. Professor Yakubu, who disclosed this in Lokoja at a ...

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