INEC Produces Blurred Copies Of Adeleke’s WAEC/GCE Certificates Before Tribunal Produces Adeleke’s WAEC-GCE Certificate Before Tribunal 

By Olajide IdowuOsogbo – ) The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday, produced Form CF001, containing WAEC-GCE certificate and Secondary School Testimonial of Gov. Ademola Adeleke before the Osun Election Petitions Tribunal, sitting in Osogbo. This was in compliance with the order of Justice Tertsea Kume, the Tribunal Chairman, on Nov. 25. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Kume had ordered the …

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INEC Tasks Attah Igala On Peaceful Campaign For 2023

By Thompson Yamput Dekina (Kogi) –  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has tasked the Attah Igala, His Royal Majesty, Matthew Ogwuche-Akpa in Kogi, on the need to educate his subjects on peaceful electioneering campaign for 2023 general election. Dr Hale Gabriel-Longpet, the INEC Kogi Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), said this when he paid a courtesy visit on him at his palace in Idah, Deikena …

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2023 Election: Top six states with the highest registered voters

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, analysis of the preliminary register reveals that six States of Lagos, Kano, Kaduna, Rivers, Katsina and Oyo have the highest registered voters. Lagos state leads with 7,075,192 registered voters, followed by Kano, which has 5,927,565 registered voters, while Kaduna, Rivers, Katsina and Oyo have 4,345,469; 3,532,990; 3,519,260 and 3,275,045 registered voters, respectively. The revelation is coming on the heels …

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Elections: INEC To Engage 10,805 Ad-hoc Staff In Adamawa

By Auwalu Birnin Kudu Yola, – ) The Independent  National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Adamawa says it has taken delivery of 4,104 Bimodal Voter Authentication Systems preparatory to the conduct of 2023 general elections. Malam Jibril Elyakub, the Administrative Secretary of the commission, disclosed this during an interactive session with journalists in Yola on Wednesday. He said that the commission would engage no fewer than …

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Yobe North: APC finally accepts Machina as senatorial candidate, asks INEC to recognize him

The All Progressives Congress, (APC), has officially written the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), asking the electoral umpire to recognize Bashir Sheriff Machina as its authentic candidate for Yobe North Senatorial District as directed by the Federal High Court, Damaturu. This is contained in a letter dated 12th October 2022 with reference number APC/NHDQ/INEC/19/022/128 signed bythe APC’s National Chairman Sen. (Dr) Abdullahi Adamu and the …

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2023: Group Collaborate With INEC To Tackle Vote Buying In Taraba

By Sylvanus Viashima, Jalingo The Dephee Peace and Community Development Initiative DPCDI, in collaboration with Project Victory Call Initiative PVC, is collaborating with the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC to tackle the menace of vote buying ahead of the 2023 general elections in Taraba state. Mr Bulus Audu Daniel, Executive Director of DPCDI and state coordinator of PVC who led a match to the state …

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2023 Elections Will Reflect Voters’ Expectations – INEC

By Peter Uwumarogie Gombe, – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has assured potential voters in the country that the 2023 polls will be free, credible and reflect their expectations. INEC’s National Commissioner in Charge of Planning, Monitoring and Strategic Planning Committee (PMSC), Prof Rhoda Gumus, gave the assurance in Gombe on Friday. Gumus who spoke to journalists on the sidelines of a two-day workshop …

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2023: INEC mentions names of presidential, VP candidates to contest in the forthcoming election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the names of the 18 presidential candidates and their running mates to contest the 2023 presidential election. Although, the African Democratic Congress (ADC, has expelled its presidential candidate, Mr Kachikwu Dumebi, the electoral umpire still published his name as the presidential candidate of the party. The names of the parties with the presidential candidates and vice-presidential candidates, …

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2023: Why cost of conducting election is high in Nigeria – INEC Chairman

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) explained why the cost of conducting elections in Nigeria is high. He said this on Friday when he appeared at the ‘The Editors’ Forum’ in Lagos. It was organised by the Nigerian Guild of Editors at De Rembrandt Hotel, Awolowo Way Ikeja, Lagos. He listed some of the reasons as “cost of logistics, …

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INEC result portal was attacked from Asia during Ekiti and Osun guber polls – Yakubu reveals

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that its result viewing (IReV) portal was attacked by hackers from Asia during Ekiti and Osun governorship election.  INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu disclosed this in his keynote address at a stakeholders’ conference on election result management in Abuja on Friday September 9.  Yakubu who stated that INEC recorded several failed attempts to hack the cyber security system of the result viewing …

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Why comprehensive voters’ list for 2023 polls is yet to be published – INEC explains

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has explained why it is yet to publish a comprehensive voters’ list for 2023 polls. Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman who spoke at a sakeholders’ validation meeting on the 2022 revised framework and regulations for voting by internally displaced persons (IDPs), held in Abuja on Tuesday, said claim of them not being willing to display the comprehensive voters’ register as provided by section …

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2023: INEC warns against campaigns in churches, mosques, violators risk imprisonment

Just one month to the commencement of campaigns for the presidential and National Assembly elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission has warned political parties and candidates against the use of masqueraders, public facilities and religious centres for campaigns. The commission asked political parties to align strictly with the provisions of the Electoral Act to avoid sanctions as stipulated by the Act. INEC had fixed September 28 …

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2023 Election: INEC Redeploys 2 RECs, 8 Directors

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has redeployed two Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) and eight directorate level members of staff. The commission disclosed this in a statement by National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye in Abuja on Tuesday. The redeployed RECs according to Okoye were Dr Cyril Omorogbe from Cross River to Akwa-Ibom; and Dr Alalibo Sinikiem from Edo to …

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2023 Election: APC has no senatorial candidates in Lawan, Akpabio’s constituencies – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has no candidate for Akwa Ibom North West and Yobe North Senatorial Districts. INEC’s National Commissioner, Festus Okoye, disclosed this during an interview on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics. Recall that Senate President Ahmed Lawan, who represents Yobe North, is battling to get the party’s ticket after losing the APC presidential primary. …

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PDP primary: Gov Wike drags Atiku, Tambuwa to court, demands removal from INEC list

Following the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP presidential primary election held May 29, 2022, the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has sued the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, the party and the Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal. Recalled that during the primary election held in Abuja, the Sokoto Governor, while addressing delegates, asked them to vote for him but later declared that he stepped down for …

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2023 Election: INEC denies backdating documents to accommodate APC’s Lawan, Akpabio

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has yesterday, debunked speculations that it may have illegally bent backwards to backdate its documents in favour of candidates of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, for Yobe North and Akwa Ibom North-West. The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, who currently represents Yobe North and former Niger Delta Affairs Minister, Senator Godswill Akpabio, from Akwa Ibom North-West, had lost out …

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