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#WatchingTheVote team under the Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth & Advancement (YIAGA), has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to sustain the gains of the decentralized Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) exercise in Anambra across the country to give citizens equal opportunity to be registered. While ensuring a common ground for all eligible citizens by...
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has appointed Mr Sam Olumekun as the new Resident Electoral Commissioner for Lagos. Olumekun is the immediate past INEC commissioner in Edo. He assumed duty on Wednesday at the state headquarters in Yaba. His appointment followed the retirement of Akin Orebiyi, the immediate past resident electoral commissioner in the...
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Wednesday, August 16, announced the registration of a new political party, the African People’s Party (APP). This is in addition to the five registered in the first week of June this year. This brings the total number of registered parties to 46. In this report, we are looking...
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended its Continuous Voter Registration in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State due to persistent Boko Haram attacks. The Communications Officer of INEC in the state, Mrs Rifkatu Maxwell, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yola on Friday. “The...
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has advised political parties to follow electoral guidelines and party principles in the conduct of their primaries for the Anambra Governorship election scheduled for Nov. 28. Prof. Antonia Okoosi-Simbine, INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman Elections and Party Monitoring Committee, gave the advice in an interview with the Newsmen on...
As the Continuous Voter Registration Exercise embarked upon by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) earlier in April enters the second week of the second quarter, a total of 2, 092, 434 new registrants have so far been recorded, the commission said yesterday. INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this while swearing in nine Resident...
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has started the countdown to the February 16, 2019, presidential and National Assembly elections, saying it has now exactly 547 days to the general election. The Chairman of the commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, who gave an update on the preparations for the poll during the swearing in of the...
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has urged political parties to address challenges hindering capacity and efficiency of the parties in the country. Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, made the call at the opening of a two-day capacity workshop for Legal Advisers, Organising Secretaries and Treasurers of political parties on Tuesday in Abuja. Yakubu...
Barely three months to the Anambra state governorship election, billed for November 18, the political terrain has once again been electrified. At the moment in the state, the major political parties – the ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA); Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), All Progressives Congress (APC) and the United Peoples Party (UPP) have all...
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has inaugurated a 20-member Inter-Agency Technical Committee to assess a newly-developed e-voting system. The commission disclosed this in a statement issued by INEC Director of Voter Education and Publicity, Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, on Thursday in Abuja. The e-voting machine was developed by the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure...
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