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    FCT council election: Group issues 7-day ultimatum to INEC

    A group, Concerned FCT Voters and Residents, on Thursday gave a seven-day ultimatum to the Independent National Electoral Commission to issue election guidelines for the 2025 FCT Area Council Elections. The spokesperson of Concerned Voters and Residents, Mr Chuks Akamadu, speaking on behalf of the group, told newsmen that the tenure of the FCT Chairmen and Councillors in the six…

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    Edo: Court orders INEC to publish Asamah’s name as LP deputy governorship candidate

    A Federal High Court, Abuja on Thursday, affirmed the nomination and substitution of Prince Kadiri Asamah, SAN, as deputy governorship candidate of Labour Party (LP) for the Edo governorship election fixed for Sept. 21. Justice Emeka Nwite, in a judgment, agreed with the argument of the party’s lead counsel, Johnson Usman, SAN, that the LP had complied with the provisions…

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    INEC warns personnel against unethical practices in Edo, Ondo

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC),  has warned its personnel against unethical and corrupt practices in the upcoming Edo and Ondo governorship elections. INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu gave the warning on Monday  in Abuja at a  lecture in honour of late Abubakar Momoh, former Director-General of the Electoral Institute (TEI), from August 2013 to May 2017. Yakubu, represented by…

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    2027: INEC must set minimum standards on party membership -IPAC

    The Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to set minimum standards for party membership and regulate same to prevent fabrications capable of undermining nation’s democracy. The Lagos State Public Affairs Officer of IPAC, Mr George Ashiru, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Lagos. Ashiru…

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    INEC extends CVR in Edo, Ondo to June 9

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has extended the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) in Edo and Ondo earlier scheduled to end on June 6 to June 9. Mr Sam Olumekun, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday. Olumekun added that the daily duration of the exercise was…

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    INEC Chairman orders deployment of more registration machines for CVR Registration

    The Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has ordered for deployment of more voter registration machines to some centres in Edo, for the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR). Yakubu said on Thursday in Benin, when he visited some of the registration centres in the state to access the ongoing exercise. He lauded the massive turnout of the…

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    Flooding: INEC to replace damaged facilities in Edo – Yakubu

    The Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu on Thursday said the damaged facilities in the Edo office would be replaced before the Sept. 21 governorship election. Yakubu said this during an on the spot assessment of the level of damage done to its facilities by the flood disaster occasioned by torrential rain in Benin on May 24.…

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    Election: INEC urges security agencies to monitor campaign in Edo

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has urged the security agencies to monitor electioneering campaigns in Edo to prevent violence in the state. INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said this on Thursday at the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES) meeting in Abuja in preparation for Edo and Ondo governorship election. Yakubu urged the security agencies to ensure that…

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    Transfer conduct of local government election to INEC, says Onuigbo

    Chief Sam Onuigbo,  former member of House of Representatives has called for the transfer of  conduct of local government elections from State Electoral Commissions to Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). He said this on Monday in Abuja during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) as the National Assembly embarks on the Review of 1999 Constitution. Onuigbo represented…

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    INEC, others adopt draft framework on inmates voting in Nigeria

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and other stakeholders on Thursday adopted the draft framework on inmates voting rights developed by Carmelites Prisoners’ Interest Organisation (CAPIO). The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, was among the stakeholders that adopted the draft framework in Abuja during a one-day validation workshop organised by CAPIO. Yakubu, represented by his Special Assistant, Prof. Mohammed Kuna,…

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    Kogi tribunal: Ododo, APC to open defence April 15 as SDP closes case

    Gov. Usman Ododo of Kogi and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), will, on April 15, open their defense at the state’s governorship election tribunal sitting in Abuja against the petition filed by the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and its candidate, Murtala Ajaka. The three-member tribunal, chaired by Justice Ado Birnin-Kudu, fixed the date for Friday after SDP and…

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  • PoliticsBayelsa LG election: LP’s Eradiri calls for local govt. autonomy

    Bayelsa LG election: LP’s Eradiri calls for local govt. autonomy

    The Labour Party governorship candidate in the Nov. 11, 2023, election in Bayelsa, Udengs Eradiri, has called on the National Assembly (NA) to grant local government administration its due autonomy.   Eradiri made the call on Thursday in Yenagoa while expressing concern over the state local government elections slated for Saturday.   He decried the ongoing electoral process leading to…

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  • judiciaryKogi poll: SDP had agents across polling units, witness tells tribunal

    Kogi poll: SDP had agents across polling units, witness tells tribunal

    Mr. Benjamin Okolo, a witness of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) at the ongoing Kogi State Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja, admitted on Thursday that the party had agents across the polling units during the Nov. 11, 2023 governorship election. Okolo, who is from Dekina Local Government Area (Kogi East), told the three-member panel of justices, led by Justice Ado…

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  • judiciaryKogi poll: Confusion at tribunal sitting as witnesses disown depositions

    Kogi poll: Confusion at tribunal sitting as witnesses disown depositions

    Mild drama continued at the Kogi Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja on Monday as some witnesses disowned their depositions before the panel. Four witnesses from Adavi Local Government Area of the state gave their evidence for the Social Democratic Party (SDP) before the three-member panel of justices, led by Justice Ado Birnin-Kudu. The witnesses, when called, gave virtually the…

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  • judiciaryKogi governorship poll: Tribunal adjourns hearing until April 1

    Kogi governorship poll: Tribunal adjourns hearing until April 1

    The Kogi State Election Petition Tribunal, sitting in Abuja on Saturday, adjourned until April 1 for continuation of hearing The three-member panel of justices, led by Justice Ado Birnin-Kudu, fixed the date after six witnesses of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) gave their evidence and were cross-examined by the defense counsel. Upon resumed hearing, the six witnesses gave testimonies contrary…

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  • ElectionEdo 2024: INEC displays governorship candidates list in Edo

    Edo 2024: INEC displays governorship candidates list in Edo

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) displayed the list of governorship candidates of the 17 political parties contesting the Sept. 21 governorship election in Edo on Saturday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the INEC office in Edo, led by the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Dr. Anugbum Onuoha, displayed the list on its notice board and in all…

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  • judiciaryAlleged NYSC certificate forgery :Court admits Sen Benson Konbowei to N50m bail

    Alleged NYSC certificate forgery :Court admits Sen Benson Konbowei to N50m bail

    A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Thursday admitted Sen. Benson Konbowei (PDP Bayelsa) bail in the sum of N50 million. Konbowei, who represents Bayelsa Central Senatorial, was earlier arraigned on a three-count court charge bordering on forging a National Youth Service Corps exemption certificate, among others. The counsel for the police, Mr. Reuben Egwaba, had opposed…

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