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26 Jan 2019
Maj.- Gen. Suleiman Kazaure, the Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), on Saturday said that any corps member that violate electoral laws during the forthcoming general elections would be prosecuted. To this end, Kazaure, warned corps members that would be on election duty against unnecessary ‘friendship’ with politicians in order to avoid…
25 Jan 2019
The crisis plaguing the Imo chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has worsened with the State Working Committee (SWC) yesterday expelling the governorship candidate, Hope Uzodinma, for alleged anti-party activities.
25 Jan 2019
The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Kogi State, Prof. James Apam, came under fire yesterday over the shoddy Lokoja/Kotokarfe by-election. He had a herculean task dealing with agitations of stakeholders in the state. Stakeholders raised concern that during the election, security agents, rather than ensure that people complied with the restriction on movement order, were…
22 Jan 2019
Ahead of this year’s general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said the commission agrees with former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s views on the polls, saying his letter was well received. Speaking yesterday on Channels TV programme, Lunch Time Politics, Chief Press Secretary to Chairman of INEC, Rotimi Oyekanmi, said, “We all read the…
18 Jan 2019
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has commenced a two-day workshop for its Public Affairs officers (POAs) on how to detect and counter fake news on election related matters. The training with the theme “Fake news, disinformation and Media Monitoring ‘’ was held in collaboration with the European Centre for Electoral Support (ECES) on Friday…
11 Jan 2019
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Cross River, Dr Frankland Briyai said the commission did not sell ballot papers to anybody or group in the state. Briyai, who disclosed this on Thursday in Calabar, was reacting to the impounding of a truck with INEC materials and some ballot papers. The…
26 Nov 2018
Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Imo State, Prof. Francis Chukwuemeka Ezeonu, has disclosed plans to lead campaign for the collection of 500, 525 Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs). He promised to use the Christmas and New Year celebrations, when many people will be at home, to begin the campaign. Ezeonu, made the disclosure at the weekend…
1 Nov 2018
Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Imo State, Prof. Francis Chukwuemeka Ezeonu, has disclosed that unclaimed Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) in the state have risen to 500, 525. He disclosed this yesterday in Owerri when he led workers of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on a road walk across major streets. Ezeonu expressed concern at…
30 Aug 2018
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that 183,000 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) are yet to be collected in Borno. Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Alhaji Mohammed Magaji, disclosed to newsmen in Maiduguri on Thursday. Magaji said that the unclaimed PVCs 113, 000 for newly-registered voters and 70,000 for persons registered “since…
28 Jul 2018
Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Kogi State, James Apam has raised alarm over the large number of unclaimed PVCs (293,241) lying idle at the State Independent Electoral Commission’s (SIEC) office. Apam who disclosed this while speaking during a stakeholders meeting at INEC headquarters in Lokoja ahead of August 11th Lokoja/Koto Karfi Federal Constituency bye-election said…
17 Aug 2016
Amid recent cases of inconclusive elections in the country, the state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Sam Olumekun, has assured voters that the Independent National Electoral Commission ...
27 Jul 2016
It was victory for Governor Seriake Dickson yesterday as the Bayelsa State Governorship Electoral Petitions Tribunal upheld his election.


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