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Finally Senate Rejects Lauretta Onochie, Confirms Five Nominees As INEC Commissioners

The Senate on Tuesday rejected the nomination of Lauretta Onochie (Delta) and stepped down that of Prof. Sani Muhammad Adam (North Central) for further investigation by the committee. This was just as it confirmed the appointment of five nominees as Commissioners of the Independent National Electoral Commission. Onochie’s rejection followed the consideration of a report…

INEC Unveils Online Portal As Continuous Voter Registration Resumes Monday, June 28

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise will resume on Monday 28th June. In order to ensure a successful rollout, the Commission said it has acquired all the required equipment and updated its registration software. This announcement was disclosed by INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu at a…

President Buhari Says Rude Shock Awaits Those Planning To Destroy Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday issued a stern warning to those bent on destroying the country through promoting insurrection, and burning down critical national assets: a rude shock awaits them, and very soon too. The President spoke after he received briefing from Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, on series of…

Again, Hoodlums Attack INEC Offices in Three States

Hoodlums again launched a series of coordinated attacks on the Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) facilities in Anambra, Enugu and Imo States on Sunday, prompting the Commission to declare the recurrent invasions as a national emergency. All three incidents have been reported to the Police for investigation. Although no lives were lost, the Commission said…

INEC Fixes Next General Election For February 18

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu has announced that the next general election will be held on Saturday, February 18 for 2023 in the country. Prof Mahmood Yakubu made this known on Wednesday during a one-day public hearing on the National Electoral Offences Commission (Establishment) Bill 2021, organised by the…

INEC Denies Appointing Consultants for Staff Recruitment

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has denied hiring individuals or groups as consultants for staff recruitment. This was made known by Mr Festus Okoye, National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee in a statement in Abuja. Okoye urged members of the public to report to security agencies, individuals or group claiming to…

Give Nigeria Credible 2023 Election, PDP Advises Reappointed INEC Chairman

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has advised the newly reappointed Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu not to recourse to excuses but to use the more than two years ahead of the 2023 general election to rejig the electoral commission and work out legislations and operational rules that will guarantee…

Senate Confirms Yakubu as INEC Chairman

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed the appointment of Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, as Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission for another five years in office. The confirmation followed the consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on INEC, led by Senator Kabiru Gaya, which submitted its report at plenary and recommended Yakubu for confirmation.…

Mu’azu Becomes INEC Acting Chairman as Prof. Yakubu Steps Down

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu on Monday named AVM Ahmed Mu’azu (rtd) acting chairman for the Commission as he awaits the confirmation of his nomination by the senate. Speaking at the handing over ceremony, Yakubu noted it will be inappropriate for him to remain in office beyond November 9…