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Court Dismisses APC’s Certificate Forgery Suit Against Obaseki

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has dismissed the alleged certificate forgery suit filed against the Governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki. The Judge, Justice Ahmed Mohammed, dismissed the suit filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and a chieftain of the Party, Mr Williams Edobor, against the Governor, in a judgement delivered […]

Edo Election: Court Disqualifies Ize-Iyamu’s Running Mate

The Edo State High Court sitting in Benin has disqualified the All Progressives Congress deputy governorship candidate in the September 19, 2020 election, Mr Audu Ganiyu. While delivering judgment in Benin City on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, the presiding Judge, Justice H.A Courage-Ogbebor said Mr Ganiyu presented false information to the Independent National Electoral Commission […]

INEC To Conduct Pending Bye Elections On December 5

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that all the 15 pending bye-elections in 11 States in nigeria would be conducted on Saturday, December 5, 2020. INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr Festus Okoye, made the announcement in a statement issued after a meeting held in abuja on Friday, […]

Yakubu Hands Over INEC Leadership, Awaits Senate Confirmation For Reappointment

Professor Mahmood Yakubu has handed over his duties as Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to an INEC National Commissioner, Air Vice Marshal Ahmed Muazu (rtd). He passed on the leadership mantle on Monday, November 9, 2020, at an event held at the Headquarters of the electoral umpire in Abuja, the Nation’s capital. […]

Ondo Election: Residents Out To Vote Their Choice

Voters across 18 Local Governments areas of Ondo State have begun to cast their ballots for the person who will lead them for the next four years. According to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), 17 Parties are on the ballot, although some have collapsed their structures to campaign for others. Incumbent Governor, Arákùnrin Rotimi […]

Ondo Governorship Election: Boat Conveying INEC Workers, Electoral Materials Capsizes

A boat conveying some ad-hoc Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) workers and electoral materials to the riverine Ilaje communities in Ondo State has capsized. The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Ondo State, Mr Rufus Oloruntoyin Akeju, who confirmed the incident, said the boat capsized on Friday night, October 9, 2020, during the movement of “personnel […]

Appeal Court Overturns Nullification Of Senator Diri’s Election As Bayelsa

A five-man panel of the Appellate Court has overturned a ruling which nullified the election of Senator Douye Diri as Governor of Bayelsa State. The Court held that the Bayelsa Election Petition Tribunal acted outside its jurisdiction by nullifying the election of Governor Diri. Channels TV reports that I n a unanimous judgment, the five-man […]

Edo Election: INEC Official Shot, Another Injured In Etsako Central

An official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been shot and critically injured.  The incident occurred on Saturday, September 19, 2020, while the electorate were voting in the governorship election in the State and was confirmed by the Collation Officer, Professor Godswill Alan Lukman, in Etsako Central Local Government Area where the incident […]

INEC Distributes Electoral Materials For Edo Poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has begun the distribution of sensitive electoral materials ahead of the Edo State governorship election. Channels Television reports on Thursday, September 17, 2020, that the sensitive materials are kept in the Central Bank of Nigeria in Benin City, awaiting onward distribution. Less than 48 hours to the Election, there […]

“Ondo INEC Fire Incident: A Plot To Rig October 10

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Ondo State, Mr Eyitayo Jegede, has said Thursday’s night fire incident at the Akure office of the Independent NationalElectoral Commission (INEC) was a plot to rig the October 10, 2020 governorship election. Mr Jegede, in a statement by the Director of Media of his campaign organization, MrSamuel […]