Mahmood Yakubu: The task ahead
Mahmood Yakubu, Professor of Political History and International Studies is a man of history. He was the first man to earn a first class degree in History from the University of Sokoto, now called Usman Dan Fodio University.
Yakubu hands over to Ahmed Mu’azu as acting INEC chairman
Prof. Mahmood Yakubu on Monday handed over the chairmanship of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to Air Vice Marshal Ahmed Mu’azu (Rtd), a national commissioner of the electoral body from the Northeast. Mu’azu is in charge of the electoral logistics committee of the commission. The new acting chairman will serve in an acting capacity…
INEC gets acting chairman as Yakubu steps aside today
The Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, is today expected to hand over to an acting chairman who will oversee the affairs of the agency pending the confirmation of his (Yakubu) reappointment by the Senate.
INEC to begin another round of voter registration in first quarter of 2021
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says it will begin another round of voter registration in the first quarter of 2021. INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, told newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday
INEC budgets N1 billion for commencement of voter registration in 2021
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday said it will require about one billion naira to commence voter registration in 2021. INEC chairman Professor Mahmoud Yakubu made the disclosure while presenting the commission's budget to the Nigerian Senate. "For continuous voter registration, the Commission intend to resume voter registration in the first quarter of…
Constitution review: INEC seeks replacement of manual with electronic voting
Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has asked for the replacement of the current manual voting with an electronic system. Yakubu said this at the inauguration of the House of Representatives Special Committee on the Review of 1999 Constitution (As Amended) on Thursday in Abuja. He said that Nigeria’s…
INEC identifies 16 areas of improvement as materials arrive Ondo
Ahead of the Ondo state governorship election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Monday, said it had identified 16 areas of improvement after reviewing the last governorship election
Hope for E-voting brightens as INEC sieves application from over 40 IT firms
Hope for the use of Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) in future elections in Nigeria became brighter as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday screened applications from over 40 IT firms bidding to kick start the process. Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu disclosed this during the practical demonstration of the machines by interested…
Edo Poll: PDP alleges move to replace election results in Edo North
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has alleged of plots by some paid agents to replace the Saturday Edo governorship election results where the PDP was leading, particularly in Edo North.
Edo 2020: INEC condemns shooting, alleged hijack of electoral materials
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it was aware of a shooting incident in Orhionmwon local government area of Edo state, vowing to bring all electoral offenders to justice. Chairman of the Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu stated this in his preliminary address at the “Edo Governorship Election Virtual Situation Control Room” which is…
Reactions trail inferno at INEC office, as Akeredolu pledges support
• PDP, ZLP Guber Candidates Raise Alarm Over Plot To Rig Poll, Call For Proper Investigation • NEC Assures Parties Of Smooth Polls, Says No Postponement Sequel to the fire incident that broke out at the Ondo State headquarters of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Akure office on Thursday night, opposition parties in the state…