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Politics 5 Things You Need to Know About the New INEC Boss, Prof Yakubu Mahmood


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The Senate has ratified the appointment of professor Mahmood Yakubu as the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

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Here are the five most important things you need to know about the Chairman.

- Yakubu is a professor of political history and international studies.

- He was a former Executive Secretary of ETF and later TETFund.

- He is an expert in guerrilla warfare, terrorism and counter-terrorism.

- He was an Assistant Secretary, Finance and Administration, at the 2014 National Conference under the Jonathan led administration.

- Professor Yakubu, is the first and only first class graduate of history from the North till date,who was on secondment from the Nigeria Defense Academy where he was a lecturer to the Federal Ministry of Education.
 
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