FG Asks INEC For 100 Pick-Up Vans To Trace Contacts

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday disclosed that the Presidential Task Force had requested about 100 pick-up vans from the commission’s fleet. The fleet is to be deployed for contact tracing, surveillance/laboratory and infection prevention/control in six states and the Federal Capital Territory. The National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, […]

Supreme Court Adjourns Hearing Of Ihedioha’s Case

The Supreme Court has adjourned the hearing of former Governor of Imo State, Mr Emeka Ihedioha to March 2, 2020. Mr Ihedioha approached the Apex Court with an application to reverse itself on the judgement sacking him from Office as Governor. The Supreme Court had fixed Tuesday, February 18, 2020, to hear the appeal filed by […]

Court Restrains INEC From Deregistering 35 Political Parties

A Federal High Court presided over by Justice Anwuli Chikere has restrained Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from de-registering 35 Political Parties. In her ruling in Abuja on Monday, February 17, 2020, Justice Chikere said having failed to counter the application by the applicants, the affected Political Parties had the legal right which must be […]

BREAKING: INEC Presents Certificate Of Return To PDP’s Douye Diri

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has presented the Certificate of Return to Senator Douye Diri. The development is coming some minutes after the electoral commission declared the PDP candidate winner of the November 16 governorship election. INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu told journalists that Diri was declared the winner after top officials met on Friday […]

INEC Declares PDP’s Duoye Diri Winner Of Bayelsa Election

 Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Duoye Diri as the winner of the Bayelsa election. The INEC Chairman made this announcement at the INEC headquarters in Abuja on Friday, February 14, 2020. The INEC Chairman said the certificate of return will be issued to the winner.

De-Registration of 74 Political Parties Applauded

A panel of discussants who featured on Oluyole FM live discussion programme, Breakfast Fiesta voiced their supports for the de-registration of 74 political parties by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The discussants, a legal practitioner, Mr Foluso Olapo and a public affairs analyst Mr Deji Ola said the reduction of the political parties by […]

It Is Premature For INEC To Deregister Parties-Falana

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr Femi Falana, said the Nigerian constitution empowers the Independent National Electoral Commission to deregister political parties under certain conditions. He, however, said the deregistration of 74 out of the existing 102 political parties by INEC on Thursday, February 6, 2020 was premature. Clearly stating that Ninety-one political parties participated […]

INEC Fixes Sept 18, Oct. 10 For Edo, Ondo Polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has slated September 19 and October 10 for the respective governorship election of Edo and Ondo States. The INEC Chairman Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, made the announcement on Thursday amidst the  delisting of 74 political parties. With their removal from the list of registered parties, there are now 18 recognised […]

INEC Reduces Political Parties To 18, Deregisters 74

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has deregistered  a total of 74 political parties and reduced the total number of parties to 18. The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday. Prof. Yakubu said that 75 parties  who didn’t meet  the requirements of INEC where deregistered, however, […]

INEC Office In Imo On Fire After Supplementary Elections

The office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Orlu local government area of Imo state has been set ablaze by unknown persons. The Imo State Police Public Relations Officer, Orlando Ikeokwu, said the incident happened in the early hours of Monday, February 3, 2020, as no casualty was recorded, but electoral materials and […]