Prof. Mahmood Yakubu
INEC, Senate in renewed collaboration to plug loopholes in electoral legal framework
Elections in Nigeria are characterised by several infractions that many an electorate has lost faith in the power of the ballot in deciding who gets into office or not.
Between INEC and unending conspiracy theories
On February 6, 2020, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced the de-registration of 74 political parties. The Commission’s Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu at a media briefing held in Abuja...
INEC’s hammer on 74 political parties… weighing the implications
Two days ago, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) deregistered 74 political parties in the country and sounded the death knell on their existence.
Why we deregistered 74 political parties despite suits, by INEC
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), yesterday, said contrary to reports in some quarters, there was no court order(s) refraining the Commission...
Absentee Edo lawmakers-elect kick over resolution declaring seats vacant
Tension has continued to mount in Edo State following the power play in All progressives Congress’s (APC) infighting in the state’s chapter that has snowballed into the Edo House of Assembly...
You cannot detach education from Islam, says Gbajabiamila
The Speaker, Federal House of Representative, Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that education and Islam cannot be estranged but the nation must get it right.
Kogi/Bayelsa elections: Politicians have mobilised thugs to disrupt, influence polls results, INEC alerts
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has raised the alarm on the likelihood of the November 16 governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states being disrupted by political thugs.
INEC seeks financial autonomy for SIECS
Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has called for financial autonomy for State Independent Electoral Commissions...
Book on media, elections for launch today
The Nigerian media landscape is set to be buoyed by the addition of a new practical oriented and professionally focused election reporting book authored by Lanre Arogundade, the Director of the International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos.
Yakubu gives electoral officers pass mark
Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, yesterday expressed satisfaction on the conduct of electoral officers (EOs) during the 2019 polls. Speaking at the opening of the post-election review meeting with the EOs in Abuja, he lauded them for a satisfactory job. He recalled that despite the odds in the build-up…