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Breaking: INEC picks March 23 for supplementary poll in six states

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is to conduct supplementary elections in states where last Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly elections were declared inconclusive. A statement by Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner in charge of media and publicity, noted that the commission has declared winners in 22 out of 29 states where the elections were conducted. It noted that ...

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Card Readers, A Must in Saturday’s Polls, INEC Insists

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has insisted that the Smart Card Readers will be deployed in the Saturday polls. INEC is conducting elections governorship elections in 29 states of the Federation and the 36 states assemblies and also the council polls in FCT. The commission in a statement signed by Festus Okoye, National Commissioner, in-charge of Information and Voter ...

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INEC TO CONDUCT SUPPLEMENTARY PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION ON MARCH 9

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed March 9 to conduct supplementary presidential election in areas where the poll was cancelled last Saturday. Festus Okoye, INEC’s national commissioner for information and voter education, said the supplementary polls will be conducted alongside the governorship and state houses of assembly elections. He also said supplementary national assembly would hold on the ...

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CSOs say the Postponed Elections may be due to Ethnic Stereotyping

Civil Society Groups have expressed their concerns over the recent and sudden postponement of General Election that was formerly slated for last Saturday 16th to Saturday 23rd February 2019. The group uncovered that the postponement may be due to ethnic stereotyping in the helms of affairs within Independence National Electoral Commission Headquarters which may threaten the chance of APC from ...

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“Funding Gap Will Not Derail Preparations for 2019 Elections” – INEC

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has once again reaassured Nigerians that nothing will derail the plans for 2019 elections. With just 81 days to the 2019 elections, the INEC has said it is working and consulting with relevant government agencies to make sure that funds do not hamper its preparations for the 2019 general election. The commission has also promised ...

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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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