"Since you've nominated Lauretta, allow other parties to send one nominee each" - Shehu tells Buhari
Former senator, Shehu Sani has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to allow other political parties in Nigeria to send one nominee each to INEC for appointment as commissioners following his nomination of Lauretta Onochie. (Shehu Sani) Recall that President Buhari had sent Lauretta Onochie and other 5 people to the National Assembly for screening to be appointed INEC Commissioners.
Unknown Gunmen have continued their attacks in Imo State despite the deployment of the military and special police squad to the State. These gunmen suspected to be members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) attack police stations, and offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), burning them down and killing security agents in the process.
In the past few months, there has been a cloud of insecurity hovering over the South-Eastern region of Nigeria and it calls for concern from every Nigerian. Several Police stations, vehicles and equipments have been destroyed and sadly, some Police officers lost their lives in duels with the hoodlums.
The southeastern region of Nigeria has been exposed to various security challenges for months now, thanks to the activities of some 'Unknown gunmen'. Intelligence gathered from investigations carried out by security operatives in the region has it that the attacks on major institutions of public service such as the Police, Courts, Prisons, and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) offices, were all masterminded by the Eastern Security Network (ESN).
The South-East region has been a hotbed for criminal activities in recent months, as several Police stations, law courts and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) offices have been destroyed by arsonists. Innocent people have been killed and has lost their properties to the cruel animals, disguising as human beings.
Former Senator Ben Murray-Bruce of Bayelsa State has kicked against the appointment of an aide of President Muhammadu Buhari, Lauretta Onochie, as a Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Buhari had in the last quarter of 2020 appointed Onochie as an INEC Commissioner.
The southeastern part of Nigeria has experienced a lot of security challenges in the last few months. Many institutions of public service such as Police stations, Courts, Prisons, Office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), have been targets of attacks carried out by some unknown gunmen.
Few days back, it was on the news that the federal government has placed a ban on a microblogging site twitter, making it clear that Nigerians are nolonger allowed to make use of the microblogging site. After the announcement was made on Friday by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, many Nigerians have reacted differently.
As the 2023 general election draws closer, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), is set to commence a nationwide Continuous Voters Registration (CVR). According to INEC, the exercise is set to begin on Monday, 28th June, 2021. Therefore all eligible Citizens are encouraged to take part in the exercise.
"Go and collect your PVC now, if your state INEC office hasn't been destroyed by UGM" Kayode advises
The activities of the Unknown gunmen have been one of the recent security challenges in the country, especially in the Southeast region. Recall that these unknown gunmen have wrecked different kinds of havoc in the Southeast. They have attacked police stations, killed officers, and even burnt down the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) offices in various states of the Southeast region.
Today's Headlines: Twitter seeks dialogue with FG over suspension, INEC publishes notice on Election
INEC publishes notice for November 6 election The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has published the official notification for the November 6 Anambra governorship election. The electoral umpire made this known in a statement on Wednesday by Rotimi Oyekanmi, Chief Press Secretary to the Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu.
The rising spate of insecurity in the South Eastern region is something that is so worrisome and every well meaning individual should speak up against. The persisting insecurity and the continued silence of Igbo Leaders is such that raises concerns because they are the ones standing in better position to speak to their people on the importance of maintaining peace.
Prof. Attahiru Jega, the former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), believes Nigeria has been plagued by politicians who are eager for power and money. He claimed that Nigeria's current leaders are not altruistic in their dedication to the country and lack vision in their leadership.
Former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega has accused the current crops of Leaders in Nigeria of a set of clueless and power-drunk Leaders. According to the former INEC Chairman, the current set of leaders in Nigeria are selfish individuals who are only interested in power and money, and also lack the clues and vision needed to govern Nigeria.
The Federal Government announced the indefinite suspension of twitter yesterday, this was confirmed through the official twitter handle of ministry of information and culture, and also multiple reports from Vanguard News, Punch News and others. The suspension came after the social networking platform deleted President Muhammed Buhari's tweet on wednesday.
Facebook Inc. has deleted post submitted on the official Facebook page of President Muhammadu Buhari for inciting crisis.T his is coming, a day, after the blue bird application, Twitter, brought down a tweet submitted by President Buhari which made reference to Nigerian 1967 civil war and its repetition.
Nigerians woke up on Saturday, June 6 to the confirmation that the Twitter ban had taken effect. A day before, the ministry of information and culture had announced the indefinite suspension of the social media app. For context, the genesis of the situation stemmed from the rising insecurity in the nation.
Anambra elections: INEC issues notice to political parties to conduct their primaries within 21 days
In preparation for the forthcoming gubernatorial elections in Anambra state, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has issued a notice to the political parties who are interested in partaking in the elections to conduct their primaries between 10th June and 1st July, 2020. The said election is to hold on the 6th of November, 2021, and currently it has over 30 candidates who have declared their interest to contest for the office of Governor of the state.
With fewer than two years until the general elections of 2023, the Independent National Electoral Commission said on Monday that the process of creating more polling locations had been completed. As a result, the commission said that a thorough list of the new polling stations will be released the following week.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawn on Wednesday forwarded the name of the Special Assistant on Social Media to the President, Lauretta Onochie, to its Committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for screening as a National Commissioner of INEC addressing Delta State. Onochie's assignment had created discussion with basic partners contending her decision was not all together taking into account her claimed 'partisanship and recognizable proof' with the All Progressives Congress (APC).