2018 : Electoral Fraud will ignite crisis in Ekiti – IPAC warns police, INEC

As the race to the 2018 governorship election gathers momentum in Ekti State, the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC), has warned the police and the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) against subverting the will of the populace to forestall the ignition of crisis of monumental proportion . The political body told the two institutions, which play pivotal…

Court Upholds Edo Governor, Godwin Obaseki’s Election

The Edo state Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has today upheld the election which saw the Edo state Governor, Godwin Obaseki into office. The court which sat on Friday presided over by Justice Ahmed Badamosi dismissed the petition filed against the state governor by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its governorship candidate in the election,……

Indicted INEC staff refund bribe money – Chairman

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday said some of its staff accused of benefitting from a N3.4 billion bribe money in the 2015 general elections have refunded their share. The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmud Yakubu, disclosed this when he visited the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim……

EFCC will prosecute corrupt INEC staff, 2019 must be different – Magu

Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has vowed that the Commission will prosecute all staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Indicted for corruption in the conduct of the 2015 general election. “We are already prosecuting some of the INEC staff, we have started in Lagos and we are in…

Wike not a man Nigerians should take seriously – INEC carpets Governor

The Independent National Electoral Commission​, INEC, has reacted to comment by the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike​, that it was not ready for 2019 elections. INEC advised Nigerians not to take Wike seriously. Wike had said​ INEC lacked the ​Nigerians’​ trust, insisting that the commission was only deceiving Nigerians and spending the country’s money. “If…

Kebbi State Independent Electoral Commission Fixes LG poll July 15

  The Kebbi State Independent Electoral Commission has fixed July 15, 2017, for the conduct of election into the 21 local government councils in the state. The Chairman of the commission, Alhaji Aliyu Mera, made the announcement after a stakeholders meeting in Birnin Kebbi on Tuesday with representatives of 28 political parties.   Prof. Mahmud…

INEC Admits To Taking N3billion Bribe To Rig 2015 Elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in charge of the nation’s electoral process has admitted that its officials received part of the N23 billion alleged to have been disbursed by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison Madueke. The Commission following the admission has formally suspended 205 personnel of the commission for allegedly receiving……

INEC reveals their officials received N3bn bribe to influence 2015 elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed that its staff received at least N3billion to influence the 2015 general elections. INEC’s National Commissioner, Mohammed Haruna disclosed this on Tuesday in Abuja while addressing journalists. Some officials of the electoral body, including one of its retired National Commissioner and five Resident Electoral Commissioners, are currently…

INEC writes presidency, blacklists NGO over alleged N23bn bribe

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has written the presidency for further action on six of its former personnel involved in alleged N23 billion election bribe. They include one of its retired National Commissioner, and five Resident Electoral Commissioners. Malam Mohammed Haruna, INEC’s National Commissioner disclosed this on Tuesday in Abuja, while addressing……

INEC Confirms 6 of Its Staff Involved In Alleged N23b Election Bribe

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has written the presidency for further action on six of its former personnel involved in alleged N23 billion election bribe. They include one of its retired National Commissioner, and five Resident Electoral Commissioners. Malam Mohammed Haruna, INEC’s National Commissioner disclosed this on Tuesday in Abuja, while addressing…

News Summary 10/04/2017; Two Female Suicide Bombers Killed

One Of The Female Suicide Bombers Killed Two female suicide bombers who attempted to enter a mosque in Juddumuri village near Maiduguri during early morning prayers but intercepted died when one of the bombers detonated her improvised explosive device strapped to her body. Four people who were injured are receiving treatment at the specialist hospital…