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ABUJA — As the next quarter of the registration of eligible voters will commence on October 4, 2021, the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), has suspended the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR), exercise in Katsina State. Alhaji Buhari Abashe, the INEC spokesperson in the State who disclosed this in a statement issued to newsmen on Sunday, said the temporary suspension of the first quarter of the exercise will take effect from tomorrow Tuesday. The statement read...

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ABUJA — President Muhammadu Buhari has sworn in three National Commissioners of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). They include Dr. Baba Bila representing the North-East zone, Professor Sani Adam, representing the North-Central zone and Professor Abdullahi Abdu, representing the North-West zone. The swearing-in took place on Wednesday just before the commencement of the Federal Executive Council meeting which held at the conference room of the First Lady’s office at the State House. Speaking after...

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ABUJA — The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has rejected the resolution of the National Assembly on the need for it to seek the approval of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to transmit election results electronically. INEC also argued that the decision of the National Assembly to subject its constitutional power to conduct elections to the NCC was absolutely unconstitutional. During the debate on Section 52(3) of the Electoral Amendment Act Bill, the section dealing...

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ABUJA — Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Prof. Mahmood Yakubu says the conflicting orders emanating from courts of coordinate jurisdiction are making the job of the electoral body difficult. Yakubu who stated this in Abuja on Monday at the third quarterly meeting with political parties said the more INEC strives to improve the credibility and transparency of the electoral process, the more extraneous obstacles are put in its way through litigations. “On the issue...

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ABUJA — The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says 120,600 Nigerians have completed their physical registration in the ongoing nationwide Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) between July 26 and Aug. 3. The update provided by INEC on Wednesday in Abuja indicated that out of 120,600 Nigerians, who had completed their physical registration, 72,075 were male, while 48,525 were female. Also, 1,274 of the figure were people living with disabilities. INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and...

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ABUJA — Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO of the Nigerian in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has urged the National Assembly to make it possible for Nigerians in the diaspora to vote in Nigeria’s general election in the nearest future. She made the plea on Sunday, at the 2021 National Diaspora Day, with the theme “Diaspora Integration for National Peace and Development.” “We are only asking for one thing, make it possible for the Independent National Electoral Commission...

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EPE, (LAGOS STATE) — The streets in Epe Division of Lagos State were on Saturday deserted in adherence to restriction order by the state government for local council polls. The polls, which started at about 9 a.m., were to elect councilors and chairmen for 20 Local Governments and 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDA’s) in the state. Lagos state government had on July 22, declared that movement will be restricted throughout the state between 8:00...

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LAGOS — Some voters in Eti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos State have expressed dismay over the inability to exercise their rights to vote as the electoral officers did not show up. The voters at Polling Unit 016, Ward A, Lagos State Model Nursery and Primary School, Marwa, Lekki Eti-Osa LGA told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that some of them (voters) had arrived earlier than others, but were yet to cast their votes....

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LAGOS — The Lagos State Government has announced the restriction of movement in the state for the weekend is it planned to hold Local Government elections in the state on Saturday. This was announced in a statement by the State’s Information and Strategy Commissioner, Gbenga Omotosho, on Thursday evening, noting that movement will be restricted in the country’s commercial centre on Saturday, July 24 between 8am and 3pm. “The restriction is to enable the Lagos...

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ABUJA — The Nigeria Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, has further justified the position taken by the Senate on the electronic transmission of election results. Last week Thursday, the Red Chamber, while considering the Electoral Act 2010 Amendment Bill, voted that “The Commission (INEC) may consider the electronic transmission of results, provided the national coverage is adjudged to be adequate and secure by the National Communications Commission (NCC) and approved by the National Assembly.” The Senate...

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