2015 Polls: We‘re Still Compiling List Of Offences For Prosecution – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, says that it has commenced the compilation of all electoral offences recorded in the 2015 general elections with a view to prosecuting those found wanting. There is a caveat, however, as the electoral umpire notes that the successful prosecution of the offenders would depend

INEC To Jail Electoral Offenders During 2015 Polls


The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has revealed that they would begin the compillation of all electoral crimes committed during the 2015 general elections and will prosecute all offenders. The commission also said that they would need help from the law enforcement agencies, especially the police, which it noted, had

Okorocha Receives Certificate of Return, Promises More Dividends of Democracy

The Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has received his Certificate of Return as the winner of the just concluded governorship elections in the state. The Governor, while receiving the certificate at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office along Port Harcourt road in Owerri, the Imo State capital, said that

Governor Okorocha Receives Certificate Of Return

The Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha says the desired dividends of democracy is well guaranteed for the people of Imo state with the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the centre of government. Governor Okorocha stated this at the INEC office along Port Harcourt road in Owerri the Imo state capital

2015: As Buhari’s Victory Covers INEC Flaws…


The postulation by Alexander Herzen, (1812-1870) became manifest during the last set of elections in Nigeria. The Russian reformist had written in one of his famous essays “that the men who proclaimed the Republic became the assassins of freedom”.

Okorocha, 27 others get INEC certificates of return

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State: wins re-election Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo and 27 members-elect for the State House of Assembly were on Thursday presented with their Certificates of Return by INEC.

INEC Issues Certificates of Return To Newly Elected Anambra Legislators

Thirty members of the Anambra State House of Assembly have received their Certificates of Return from the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Awka. Addressing the public at the INEC state headquarters, where the event held, the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr.

23 Assembly Members Receive Certificate Of Return In Cross River

Twenty three House of Assembly Members-elect in Cross River State have been presented their certificates of return. Presenting the certificate to winners at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) head office in Calabar, Cross River state capital, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Sylvester Ezeani, said the compulsory exercise is in

North-east Seeks Leadership Of National Assembly

Civil society organisations in Nigeria have joined the debate on the zoning arrangement of National Assembly principal officers, demanding that it should be zoned to the north-east. At a news conference in Abuja, on Wednesday, the coordinator of the Justice and Development Consultative Forum, Mr Elisha Ishaku, said the north-east

Desmond Elliott Receives INEC Certificate of Return – PHOTOS


Nollywood actor, Desmond Elliot, has received his INEC Certificate of Return. You will recall that he won the Lagos State House of Assembly elections, and will be representing the people of Surulere constituency in the Assembly. Elliott took to Twitter to share his excitement about receiving the certificate: Your boy

Ondo State APC, PDP Disagree Over Olanusi’s Impeachment

The All Progressives Congress (APC) and the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State have disagreed on the recent impeachment and removal from office of the former Deputy Governor of the State, Mr Ali Olanusi. Speaking to Channels Television on the issue in Akure, the State capital, a chieftain

APC Reverses Decision To Ban AIT

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has reversed the decision made by the media aide to General Muhammadu  Buhari to ban one of Nigeria’s private television stations, the AIT,  from covering the activities of the president-elect over what he referred to as issues relating to ethics and standards. In a statement

Lagos Accuses INEC Of Stalling Council Polls


Kazeem Ugbodaga The Lagos State Government says the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, is delaying the conduct of Local Government election in the state as the electoral umpire has not made available the voters register for the polls.

Court Fixes May 26 To Decide Tambuwal’s Candidacy Suit

A Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed May 26 to rule on whether there is still live issue in the suit challenging the emergence of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the just concluded governorship

What Ndi Imo Did On Saturday In The Interest Of Ndigbo


By Mac Durugbo On Saturday, April 25, 2015, the last lap of the Governorship and House of Assembly elections was concluded nationwide. Just to refresh your memories, the said elections, which were first held on April 11, 2015, were declared inconclusive in three states of the Federation – Abia, Imo

Taraba Election Described As ‘Voice Of The People’

The outcome of the just concluded run-off governorship election in Taraba State, north east Nigeria, has been described as the voice of the people which should be a rallying point for all citizens in the state. A cross section of the people agreed that there might be flaws during the

Election Results Were Doctored To Favour Okorocha – Ihedioha

The PDP governorship candidate in the just concluded Imo governorship elections, Mr Emeka Ihedioha on Sunday said as a law abiding citizen and democrat, he has acknowledged the declaration of the governorship election results by INEC. He, however, noted that though the elections was marred with irregularities, which he alleged

Dashed Hopes: APC’s Taraba Female Gubernatorial Candidate loses Election Rerun to PDP Candidate!

We all thought Nigeria was on the brink of making history by electing the first ever female Governor, after earlier reports indicated the APC Gubernatorial candidate in Taraba state, Aisha Alhassan, was initially leading the polls during the general polls that took place on April 11. Click here if you missed it!