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  1. RemmyAlex

    Politics Melaye Vs INEC: Recall Process Shifts To Appeals Court

    The Independent National Electoral Commission on Thursday withdrew its motion seeking an order of the Federal High Court in Abuja allowing it to serve the recall petition on Kogi West Senator, Dino Melaye. According to PUNCH, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba struck out the motion after INEC’s lawyer, Mr...
  2. RemmyAlex

    Politics Governor Fayose, Others Risk Jail For Campaign Billboards

    Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose, his deputy, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, and some All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirants risk jail term for allegedly campaigning ahead of the time stipulated by law for the 2018 election. The new Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Prof. AbdulGaniy...
  3. RemmyAlex

    Politics Recall: Trouble For Dino Melaye As Court Throws Out His Application

    A Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed the application by Senator Dino Melaye challenging moves by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to effect his recall. Justice Nnamdi Dimgba on Monday held that all the complaints made by Melaye lack merit and deserve to be dismissed...
  4. RemmyAlex

    Politics Anambra Declares Work Free Day For Voter Registration

    Anambra state government has declared today as work free day for public servants in the state to enable those not yet captured in the ongoing civic voter registration exercise (CVR) by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to visit their various wards and register. A statement...
  5. RemmyAlex

    Politics INEC To Begin Recall Process of Kano Lawmaker, Kuki

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it had received a petition for the recall of Mr Abubakar Kuki, a member of Kano State House of Assembly. Mr Adedeji Soyebi, National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee of the commission, made this known...
  6. RemmyAlex

    Politics INEC Removes 190 non-Nigerians From Voter Register

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it has ordered the removal of the names of 190 non-Nigerians from the country’s Voter Register as part of measures to clean up the register. The commission disclosed this in a statement issued by its Director of Voter Education and...
  7. RemmyAlex

    Politics Dino Melaye’s Recall From Senate Begins Today

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will begin the recall of Senator Dino Melaye (Kogi West) today. The INEC timetable shows that Melaye’s recall will run from July 10th to August 19th. The notice, released July 3, 2017, reads: “In exercise of the powers conferred on the...
  8. Jules

    Politics INEC Has Not Contacted Me On Recall Process - Melaye

    Senator Dino Melaye has denied being sent a notice of ongoing recall process by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. READ: INEC Formally Notifies Senator Melaye Of Constituency's Decision To Recall Him In an interview with LEADERSHIP, Melaye denied that INEC has reached out...
  9. RemmyAlex

    Politics Melaye's Recall Formally Begins As INEC Receives Signatures

    The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has formally received the 188,588 signatures out of the 360,098 registered voters in Kogi West representing 52.3% percent required for the recall of Senator Dino Melaye. Vanguard reported that six bags contained the signatures of the...
  10. K

    Politics Nigeria: INEC To Register 5 New Political Parties

    The Department of Political Party Registration of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is set to forward names of five associations to management for registration. Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi, yesterday confirmed that the process will soon be...
  11. RemmyAlex

    Politics Nigerian Senate Begins Screening of 27 Electoral Nominees

    Nigerian Senate on Tuesday began the screening of 27 Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) nominees sent to it by President Muhammadu Buhari for confirmation. Leader of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, presented the president’s request for approval of the nominees at plenary in Abuja. After the...
  12. RemmyAlex

    Politics Saraki Drops Ali Ndume As INEC Committee Chairman

    Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday, announced immediate-past Senate Leader, Ali Ndume's replacement as chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) committee. In his place, Saraki announced the chairman of the Senate committee on Labour, Senator Suleiman Nazif from...
  13. RemmyAlex

    Politics INEC Begins Continuous Voter Registration Nationwide

    The Independent National Electoral Commission has commenced the continuous voter registration exercise across the country. The Chairman of the commission, Prof. Yakubu Mahmud, said at a ceremony to mark the commencement of the exercise in Karu, Abuja that the exercise would afford eligible...
  14. RemmyAlex

    Politics INEC Suspends 205 Staff, Places Them On Half Salary Over Bribery Allegation

    Two hundred and five members of staff at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have been suspended and placed on half salary. The suspension was announced on Tuesday in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. The decision follows a meeting which considers the report of the...
  15. Jules

    Politics Political Parties Pick Convicts,Certificate Forgers As Their Candidates - INEC

    Prof Mahmud Yakubu, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, on Tuesday accused political parties of fielding persons with questionable characters for elections. Speaking at a stakeholders meeting, Yakubu “If a candidate that emerges from party primaries is changed, how...
  16. Jules

    Politics Presidency Writes To Senate On Confirmation Of REC [SEE OFFICIAL LETTER]

    The Nigerian Senate on Thursday acknowledged that it had received a letter containing the names of nominees for confirmation as resident electoral commissioners of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. READ: Buhari Sends 28 Names To Senate For Confirmation as REC See copy of the...
  17. Jules

    Politics 2019 Elections: 86 Groups Approach INEC For Registration As Political Parties

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) today disclosed that the number of political associations seeking registration as political parties ahead of the 2019 general elections is currently 86. The chairman of the commission, Mahmood Yakubu, made this known during the...
  18. K

    Politics Rivers Rerun: INEC Staff Kidnapped in Etche

    A staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission conducting the legislative election on Saturday in Etche local government area of Rivers State has been kidnapped. A correspondent covering the election on Saturday reported about a female INEC staff crying while alerting the state...
  19. Jules

    Politics INEC Announces Date For Anambra Governorship Election

    The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has fixed a date for the Anambra Governorship election. INEC announced that the election will hold on 18th November, 2017 as approved by the Commission.
  20. RemmyAlex

    Politics INEC Fixes Saturday For Outstanding 2015 Rivers Elections

    The Independent National Electoral Commission has fixed Saturday for the conclusion of outstanding 2015 elections in Rivers. The commission’s Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Mr. Aniedi Ikoiwak, in a statement on Tuesday said the exercise would hold at Etche and Omuma Local...
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