INEC Explains Why General Elections Was Postponed — Full Text

ADDRESS BY THE CHAIRMAN INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION lNEC. PROFESSOR MAHMOOD YAKUBU TO THE STAKEHOLDERS’ MEETING ON THE 2019 GENERAL ELECTIONS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTRE ABUJA ON SATURDAY 16th FEBRUARY 2019 About thirteen hours ago, I conveyed to Nigerians the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to reschedule the 2019 general elections by one […]

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NANS Calls For INEC Chairman Resignation

The National Association of Nigeria Students has called for the resignation of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu owing to the postponement of the general elections. Comrade Azeez Amoo, NANS Public Relations Officer made this submission at a press conference in Abeokuta on Saturday. He stated, “The postponement is a show of […]

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Election Postponement: Akinlade Says INEC Acted In National Interest

Hon Adekunle Abdulkabir Akinlade, the governorship candidate of Allied Peoples Movement in Ogun State believes that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) must have acted in the nation’s best interest by postponing the elections. Akinlade made this statement while speaking to journalists on Agosasa, Ipokia, stating that though he was surprised by the postponement, he […]

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Postponed Election Disrupts Market Women, Taxi Drivers business

Market women and taxi drivers today witnessed low patronage in Ogun State, following the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections previously slated for February 16. The market women and taxi drivers, alongside Ogun State citizens who had prepared to partake in the general elections by voting, were wrongfooted by the rescheduling of the […]

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INEC Recovers Election Materials in Jigawa

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has recovered all its election materials after the postponement of the general elections. The Administration Secretary in the state confirmed this to journalists on Saturday. He said the materials would be under the custody of the commission until the new date of the election. The INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu […]

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Suicide Bombers, Gunman Kill Eleven Worshippers in Maiduguri

Eleven Muslim worshippers have been killed in a suicide attack in the early hours of Saturday morning. Two suicide bombers and a gunman gained access into a mosque in Kushari village behind old CBN quarters in Maiduguri at about 5:30a.m. In a statement issued by the Police Commissioner, Damian Chukwu, an “On-the-spot assessment at the […]

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Saraki Describes Postponed Election As Disappointing and Shocking

Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has described as shocking and disappointing the postponed elections previously scheduled to hold on Saturday, February 16. The Senate President noted that the last minute postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections has caused a great inconvenience to many Nigerians who had prepared to vote for the president and […]

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Lady Cries Out As Election Postponement Collides With Wedding Day

Miss Rita Osawende, a bride-to-be as cried out over the postponement of presidential elections as the new date, February 23, now clashes with her wedding date. Speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin on Saturday, Miss Osawende said she had shifted her marriage from February 16 to February 23 because of the […]

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INEC Postpones General Elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly Elections till 23 February next week. The INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, speaking to the newsmen in a press briefing after an emergency stakeholders meeting said, the new date for the Presidential and National Assembly elections is February 23, while that of […]

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