Kidnappers of Akwa Ibom INEC official reduce ransom to N.5 million

Suspected kidnappers of an Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) worker in Akwa Ibom State, Otobong Sylvester Ukpong, have reduced their ransom to N500,000. Ukpong was reportedly abducted last week by armed bandits at Uruk Ata 2 on the Ekparakwa-Azumini Road on his way to work at the Ukanafun Local Government Area office of the commission. […]

Gov Obiano’s ‘clear’ victory thrills opposition

Governor Willie Obiano _____________________________________   • Incumbent wins landslide in 21 local councils • Fayose, CNPP, others laud INEC, security agencies pposition political parties yesterday praised the re-election of Anambra State governor, Willie Obiano, saying it held hopes for the country’s democracy. The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) said: “We commend INEC for maintaining […]

INEC swears in eight new RECs today

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu The Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmud Yakubu, will swear in eight new Resident Electoral Commissioners on Friday (today). The Chief Press Secretary to the INEC chairman, Mr. Rotimi Oyekanmi, confirmed this in a telephone conversation with our correspondent on Thursday. A total of 14 Resident Electoral Commissioners were […]

Akwa Ibom records 72,615 in ongoing voters registration exercise

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Akwa Ibom state has said that no fewer than 72,615 persons have so far been registered in the ongoing Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) exercise in the state. The INEC Administrative Secretary in Akwa Ibom, Mr Henry Ayomanor, disclosed this to journalists in Uyo. Ayomanor expressed satisfaction in the […]

BREAKING: INEC suspends recall of Dino

. Dino Melaye  _____________________ The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended the process of recalling Kogi west senator, Dino Melaye. National Commissioner of the electoral umpire, Adedeji Soyebi, said on Thursday that the decision is in line with a court ruling. An Abuja federal high court had last week demanded INEC and Melaye to maintain “status […]