INEC Chairman Yakubu, Ardo, Arase join Adegboruwa, Aniagolu-Okoye in Lagos for GOCOP Confab ’22

All is now set for the 2022 annual conference of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) billed for Thursday, October 6 at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos, as keynote speaker and panellists are now in town for the epoch event.…

We won’t call witnesses because Atiku’s witnesses supported our case, INEC’s lawyer tells tribunal (Punch)

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said on Monday that it would not call any witness to defend its case in respect of the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. Atiku…

Only 62 women won elections in 2019, says INEC (Punch)

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Wednesday said only 62 women out of the 2,970 who contested for different political offices in the 2019 general elections were elected. The commission expressed disappointment over the low participation of Nigerian women in…

Why we can”t postpone 2019 elections — INEC (DailyTrust)

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will not postpone the 2019 general elections because of  the delay in the passage of its budget. INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, made the clarifications while fielding questions from State House correspondents on…

Produce INEC boss on Aug 14, court tells IG (Punch)

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has again ordered the arrest of the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, for flouting a court order. Justice Stephen Pam gave the order of arrest following the absence…

Ekiti election: Vote-buying as bad as rigging, says UK (Punch)

The British Government has condemned vote-buying, which was rampant in the recent Ekiti State governorship election. The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright, described vote-buying as a form of electoral misconduct like rigging and ballot stuffing, while addressing journalists…

INEC Chairman meets with RECs, Strategise ahead of Osun Election (ThisDay)

Barely a week after the successful conduct of the gubernatorial election in Ekiti State, the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, on Wednesday met with all the Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) to strategise on the forthcoming governorship…

Ekiti election: SERAP urges INEC to probe alleged vote-buying (Punch)

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project on Tuesday, urged the Independent National Electoral Commission to investigate and prosecute perpetrators of alleged vote-buying in Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti. Executive Director of the organisation, Mr Adetokunbo Mumuni, said in a statement…

Saraki, Dogara yet to notify INEC of Vacancies in NASS – Yakubu (Independent)

The Independent National Election (INEC) said it was awaiting formal communication on the existing vacancies in the National Assembly (NASS). INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu disclosed this during an interaction with political editors of media organisations on Saturday in Lagos.…

Former Ondo REC accuses Mimiko of attempted bribery (ThisDay)

A Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Olusegun Agbaje, yesterday alleged that former Governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, attempted to bribe him to change the results of the presidential and National Assembly elections…

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