Money laundering: Guilt-racked INEC official knows fate April 27

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday fixed judgment for April 27 in the trial of an INEC official, Christian Nwosu, who pleaded guilty to the charge of money laundering. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had charged a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke and three officials for money laundering. Allison-Madueke,……

INEC to deploy technology in future elections – Yakubu

The Independent National Electoral Commission has said it will deploy technology in coming elections in Nigeria. The Senate had approved electronic voting and moved to legalise the existing electronic voter accreditation system. The National Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, made this known on Thursday when he led the management team of the electoral umpire in……

INEC presents 2017-2021 Strategic Plan to NASS

The Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Yakubu Mahmood, on Thursday, presented the commission’s 2017-2021 Strategic Plan to President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki. At the ceremony at the National Assembly Complex, Abuja, Mahmood said that the plan would guide the commission on every step to be taken in the electoral process, even beyond……

INEC Excited Over Passage of Electoral Act by Senate, Says Prof. Yakubu

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmud Yakubu, on Thursday said the commission is “excited” over the speedy and timely passage of critical amendments to the Electoral Act 2010, “two clear years before the next general elections.” Yakubu made the remarks when he led other National Commissioners of INEC on a thank you visit……

INEC boss Mahmood presents beyond 2019 strategic plans

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Yakubu Mahmood, has presented a 2017-2021 Strategic Plan to the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki. Mahmood, who visited Saraki in company of some national commissioners and the secretary of the Commission, said the plan would guide the commission on what needs to be done even…

No going back on continuous voter registration by April – INEC

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu yesterday said that the electoral umpire has not changed its proposed April date for the commencement of its Continuous Voter Registration. Yakubu said that arrangements were on to ensure the exercise took off smoothly as scheduled. Yakubu who was addressing newsmen in Abuja,…

Diezani N23bn bribe: INEC staff admits collecting N30m

A staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Christian Nwosu​, Wednesday,​ pleaded guilty to receiving N30million as bribe from the N23billion alleged​ly disbursed by ex-Minister of Petroleum,​ Diezani ​Alison-Madueke, to compromise electoral officers before the 2015 general election. Nwosu was among three INEC officials that were today docked by the Economic and Financial Crimes…

‘I ate inside Diezani’s $115 million bribe’ – INEC boss pleads guilty

A Director of Administration at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Christian Nwosu, on Wednesday, pleaded guilty to a charge of receiving 30 million Naira for the purpose of manipulating the outcome of the 2015 general elections. According to Channels TV reports, he allegedly received the sum out of a total of 264.88 million Naira……

N23bn Diezani Bribe: INEC Staff Plead Guilty, Two Others to Face Trial

INEC Officials Face Trial With EFCC  INEC,  A staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Christian Nwosu has pleaded guilty to receiving N30million as bribe from the N23billion alleged Diezani bribe meant to compromise electoral officers before  the 2015 general election. Nwosu was among three INEC officials that were  today docked by the Economic and…

EFCC charges Allison-Madueke, INEC officials with money laundering

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday, charged a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke, and three others with money laundering. Allison-Madueke, who was described in the charge as “still at large”, is charged alongside, three officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on seven counts of money laundering. They are:……

INEC says decision on 2015 Kogi governorship election not influenced

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday said its decision on the Nov. 21, 2015 governorship election in Kogi was not influenced by any external force. INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, stated this while responding to issues at a stakeholders’ conference organised by the commission to validate its 2017-2021 Strategic Plan in Abuja. Yakubu……

MAHMOOD: INEC not to blame for failed elections, parties present criminals and certificate forgers as candidates

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has exonerated the commission from incidents of failed elections in the country. He stated in Abuja on Tuesday, that political parties were the major cause of such situations because they present criminals and certificate forgers as candidates to stand for elections. He however stated that…