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2019: INEC lifts ban on election campaigns

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has lifted ban on Political campaigns. Disclosing this in a statement, the National Commissioner with the INEC and Chairman, Committee on Information and Voter Education, Mr Festus Okoye said that the commission has lifted the ban till Thursday 21th February 2019. Recall that the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, […]

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INEC owes Nigerians explanations, Buhari says

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in Abuja said the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) owed Nigerians detailed explanation for its decision to delay the general elections. Speaking at the All Progressives Congress (APC) emergency caucus meeting at the party secretariat, President Buhari said: ‘‘Definitely, the reasons such incompetence manifested have to be explained to the nation. […]

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Hon. Chairman Prof. Mahmood Yakubu and members of d Commission receives the Ecowas Observation Mission team led by former Liberian President Mrs Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf on a Pre-Election Solidarity Mission to Niger

Elections postponement: ECOWAS head of observer mission departs Nigeria

The ECOWAS Head of Election Observer Mission, former Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf on Monday returned to her country following the postponement of the February 16 general elections. Mr Jonathan Bara-Hart of the Directorate of Communications, ECOWAS Commission, in a telephone interview, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday that Mrs Johnson-Sirleaf […]

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Elections postponement: Unfair to call for resignation of INEC chairman – NANS

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) says it is unfair to call for the resignation of Prof. Mahmood Yakubu as Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over election postponement. NANS’ National Public Relations Officer (PRO), Mr Bestman Okereafor, said this in a statement he issued in Enugu on Monday. Okereafor said: “Even though […]

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Campaign ban: INEC and stakeholders to meet again

Following the opposition of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) ban on electioneering during the one week extension of poll, the commission will meet today to review the restriction. INEC, according to its national chairman’s Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Mr. Rotimi Oyekanmi, would […]

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2019 Election: Nigerian airports operated 24 hours on February 15 to distribute INEC materials – NAMA

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) on Sunday said that it ensured a 24-hour operation at all Nigerian airports on February 15 to facilitate the transportation of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) materials nationwide. The General Manager, Public Affairs of NAMA, Khalid Emele, disclosed this in a statement he signed and made available to journalists […]

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Postponement: Pdp Urges Nigerians Not To Buckle Before Anti Democratic Forces

Elections postponement: PDP to reopen campaigns, says INEC erred in its prohibition directives

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), after due consideration of the provision of the Electoral Act, is set to reopen its open campaigns consequent upon the postponement of Presidential and National Assembly elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from the earlier scheduled date of February 16 to February 23, 2019. The party rejects the […]

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Elections postponement: Catholic cleric plead Nigerians to forgive INEC

Rev. Fr. Eugene Odo, the Cathedral Administrator of Nsukka Catholic Diocese, says Nigerians should not be disappointed with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), for postponing the presidential election. Odo while giving his homily on Sunday at St Theresa’s Catholic Cathedral Nsuka noted that INEC Chairman Prof. Mahmood Yakubu was human and bound to fail […]

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Nigeria Counts Cost Of Postponed Presidential Poll

Elections postponement: PDP accuses FG, APC of sabotaging effort by INEC

As the dust over the postponed general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC is yet to settle, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has accused the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government and the All Progressives Congress, APC of deliberately sabotaging the efforts by the commission to conduct credible elections. The party in a statement by […]

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Elections postponement: There were attempts to sabotage us – INEC chairman

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday listed sabotage of its efforts as one of the reasons for the rescheduling of this year’s elections. Professor Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of the commission, said three fire incidents in a space of two weeks at INEC offices could not have been coincidental. Yakubu spoke yesterday in Abuja at […]

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Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun

Give INEC benefit of doubt, Amosun enjoins Nigerians

The Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has called on Nigerians to exercise patience with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and give it the benefit of doubt. Reacting to the rescheduled Presidential and National Assembly elections, as announced the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), during inspection of some road projects in Sagamu and Ijebu-Ode, […]

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Elections postponement: Painful but Nigerians must maintain their commitment, says Tinubu

National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen. Bola Tinubu, has urged Nigerians to remain committed and not allow the election postponement deter them from exercising their rights on Feb. 23. Tinubu made the call in a statement made available to newsmen on Saturday in Lagos by his Media Officer, Mr Tunde Rahman. Presidential […]

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