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Mahmoud Yakubu

11 Aug 2018
As the gale of defections, especially among Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC) members in National and State Assemblies continued unabated ahead of 2019 general elections, Nigerians have expressed concerns over the development and its timing...
10 Jul 2018
Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu, Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday, failed to honour a court order directing him to appear in court or risk going to jail.
28 Jun 2018
The tag opposition party actually came in the First Republic, when the Northern Peoples Congress (NPC) and the National Council for Nigerian Citizens (NCNC) formed the Federal Government and Chief Obafemi Awolowo of the Action Group (AG) left the Western Region as Premier to the parliament at the centre to lead the opposition.
19 Jun 2018
At a press briefing in Abuja yesterday, chairman of the group, Anosike Nwosu, stated that the 2019 polls would not be free and fair with Yakubu in the saddle as chairman of INEC, expressing the fear that he would compromise the results.
17 Jun 2018
All is definitely not so well with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), particularly regarding the composition of its personnel, preparations for the 2019 poll and its ability to remain impartial.
11 Jun 2018
Southern and Middle Belt Leaders’ Forum has raised concerns that there are indications to rig the 2019 elections in favour of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
5 May 2018
The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmud Yakubu, said yesterday in Abuja that the commission has no principal concern over the allegations of underage voting during the Kano State local government election held on February 10, this year.
3 May 2018
Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu has sought the cooperation of the media to support his commission’s determination to make the 2019 general elections Nigeria’s best election ever.
22 Aug 2017
This is the tragedy of the Nigerian politician that has turned the judicial arm into a mandate-giving institution. This newspaper has at various times drawn attention to the danger of allowing the judiciary to play the role of “returning officers” in elections.
2 Aug 2017
Former Vice President and a leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar, yesterday decried the absence of internal democracy among the country’s registered political parties.
25 Sep 2016
I was privileged to attend a media forum addressed by Professor Mahmoud Yakubu not long after he assumed duty as INEC chairman. I was impressed by his restrained ...

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