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INEC: Court bars body from deregistering 31 political parties

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, barred the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from deregistering 31 political parties.

Kogi election: IG, INEC chair scamper to safety as Police teargas...

An on-going stakeholders’ meeting in Lokoja, Kogi State capital, has been disrupted by suspected political thugs. The meeting — the second in the series —...

64 certificates of return withdrawn so far, says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission revealed it has so far withdrawn 64 Certificates of Return and re-issued them to persons declared winners by courts...

INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu describes Nigeria’s electoral law as problematic

INEC chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, has described the nation’s current Electoral Act as problematic.

Ballot box snatchers should not be shot – INEC chairman counters...

INEC Chairman, Yakubu Mahmood has countered President Buhari's order that ballot box snatchers during the elections should be shot dead.

APC, PDP defy INEC, vow to continue election campaigns

Political parties participating in the 2019 general elections have said they will not obey the directive of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC...

It is better to have an election that is credible than...

The House of Representatives, on Saturday, decried the postponement of the general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

Nigeria Decides 2019: Atiku reacts to INEC’s decision to postpone election

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has asked Nigerians to remain peaceful in the face of provocation.

Buhari is tired but ‘power grabbers’ won’t let him rest –...

The national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, has said that “power grabbers” are putting pressure on President Muhammadu Buhari.

INEC seeks new security approach to 2019 general elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Wednesday called for a different approach to the deployment of security officials during the forthcoming general elections.

INEC chairman raises alarm over how politicians are buying PVCs from...

The Independent National Electoral Commission has raised the alarm that some politicians have been buying up Permanent Voter Cards or inducing voters financially...

APC crisis: Oshiomhole dragged to court over contempt

Cyril Ogodo, a factional chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State, has made good his threat to file contempt proceedings charge against the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole.

INEC rules out possible postponement of 2019 elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will not postpone the 2019 general elections because of  the delay in the passage of its budget.

2019 Elections: INEC concludes planning stage, holds meeting on logistics

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, on Thursday, met with heads of security agencies, logistics experts, transport unions and other stakeholders to ensure seamless deployment...

INEC announces dates for 2019 general elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has announced Saturday, February 16, 2019, as the date for the coming Presidential Elections in Nigeria.

2019 Election: INEC declares Fayose’s campaign illegal

Addressing the Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, who has flagged off his campaign for 2019 Presidential election, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral...

INEC registers new political party ‘African People’s Party’

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) brings the number of registered parties in Nigeria to 46 by registering an additional party, the African People’s Party (APP).

2019 elections will be better than 2015’s – INEC

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has said the commission is committed to making sure ...

INEC to begin nationwide voter registration on April 27

The Independent National Electoral Commission says it will commence a nationwide continuous voter registration on April 27 across the 774 local government areas of the federation.