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Mahmud Yakubu

13 Jun 2021
The attacks and consequent destruction visited on the offices of the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) across the country, particularly the Southeast, is a cause for grave concern...
9 Jun 2021
I find it baffling that responsible Nigerian leaders including President Muhammadu Buhari appear to be losing sleep over the possibility of another war breaking out in the country.
16 Feb 2021
The National Chairman, Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmud Yakubu, on Tuesday, disclosed that as at Feb. 15, the commission had received 9,777 unsolicited requests from across the country for the establishment of additional polling units.
15 Jan 2020
In January 1970, fifty years ago, the unfortunate Nigerian civil war came to an end. Every January 15 since then has been set aside to mark the Armed Forces Remembrance Day in honour of Nigerians on both sides...
9 Sep 2019
INEC on Monday said the intervention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) gave credibility to the 2019 general elections.
1 Mar 2019
As apprehension mounts over the March 9, 2019 gubernatorial and State Houses of Assembly election, President Muhammadu Buhari has been called upon...
9 Feb 2019
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has extended the time for the collection of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs), which was scheduled to end yesterday, to Monday, February 11.
3 Feb 2019
Definitely, we are all apolitical. But as traditional rulers, to whom the people run whenever things get sour, especially during political periods, you do not expect us to fold our arms and watch until things get out of control before intervening.
18 Jan 2019
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that 73 candidates are contesting in the forthcoming presidential election, 1,904 in the senatorial and 4,680 in the House of Representatives, making a total of 6,657 candidates contesting for 470 seats.
18 Jan 2019
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has assured the international community, especially the European Union (EU), that it would deliver free, fair, and credible process in next month’s general election.
15 Jan 2019
For the chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmud Yakubu, the cliché, between the devil and the deep blue sea, is no longer a metaphor. That is the reality of the circumstances surrounding his office as ‘prime minister’ of Nigeria’s electoral umpire. While political parties accuse Yakubu of pandering to the whims of a…
12 Jan 2019
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said there would be no extension of time for the collection of Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) after February 8, this year, adding that all uncollected PVCs would be retrieved and kept in a secured place till the general election is over.

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