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Ogun: Odogbolu INEC’s Election Officer, Akinwande In Big Mess

Adeleke Adeosun Mrs Tayo Akinwande, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ‘s Election Officer in Odogbolu Local Government Area of Ogun State has been enmeshed in a big mess. Impeccable sources have revealed that the EO has been accused of bribery. She is alleged to have received wads of new naira notes hours before the now rescheduled Presidential elections from ... Read More »

Okorocha Accuses APC of Using Fake Court Order To Remove Uche Nwosu

Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has accused his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) of presenting a fake court order to the Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC) to replace Uche Nwosu’s name with Senator Hope Uzodinma. He said he got in on good authority that INEC had the name of Nwosu and he was replaced by a ... Read More »

Diezani Cash:INEC staff sent to jail for taking N70m bribe

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday convicted an employee of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for accepting over N70million bribe from former Minister of Petroleum, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, to rig the 2015 general election results. Justice Mohammed Idris convicted Yisa Adedoyin for receiving cash payment of N70,050,000.00 after he pleaded guilty to an amended charge. The Economic ... Read More »

Buhari wants total independence for INEC, SEIC

  President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday disclosed that the Federal Government would soon engage state governments with a view to making the performances of the State Independent Electoral Commissions (SIECs) come in sync with the Independent National Electors Commission (INEC) in terms of total independence, credibility and acceptability among Nigerians. Speaking at the Aso Council Chambers while swearing in the new ... Read More »

Story & Pictures at swearing in of new INEC Chairman

  President Muhammadu Buhari said on Monday that adequate punishments must be meted out for all forms of electoral offences instead of the recent practice of mere cancellation of the elections or the result. The President said this after swearing-in the new Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu and five National Commissioners of INEC in ... Read More »

Corruption: Group petitions Buhari over two INEC Commissioners

A coalition, Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC), has petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari over what it alleged as the appointment of two questionable people as commissioners of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The two INEC commissioners identified in the petition signed by the coalition’s chairman, Olanrewaju Suraju, are Dr. Mohammed Lecky and Prince Soyebi Adedeji. CSNAC, is a coalition ... Read More »

INEC gets new Chairman, Prof. Mahmud Yakub

Professor Mahmud Yakubu has been appointed Chairman of the Independent national Electoral Commission (INEC).His appointment was approved by the Council of State which met Wednesday in Abuja. Sokoko State Governor Aminu Tambuwal, who briefed State House correspondents after the meeting, said the appointment of the new INEC boss was in line with relevant provisions of the 1999 Constitution and in consultation ... Read More »

“My time as Chairman was a success”-Prof. Jega reminisces on INEC tenure

Prof. Attahiru Jega on Monday stated that his only regret was not being able to create a separate salary structure for INEC workers during his tenure as Chairman. The leader of the electoral body, who’s tenure ends in a few weeks, made this declaration during a retreat organised for the electoral officers of the commission where the report of the ... Read More »