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FCT Polls update: FCT area council polls

Voting has ended in the area council polls holding in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja today, April 9. Residents of the FCT, trooped out to vote their candidates of choice in virtually all areas visited by the NAIJ.com team monitoring the election. There were however low voters turnout is several polling units especially in the Abuja municipal council. For ...

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FCT Polls UPDATE: Unit 012 experience card reader malfunction

  Hundreds of voters turned out to cast their votes at Unit 012, Phase 4 Junction, Kubwa, Abuja, on Saturday but one of the card readers in the five voting points in this centre was not functional. According to the INEC Presiding Officer in charge of this unit, Mr. Adeniji Sunday, voting started around 9.10am in the centre as against ...

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Abuja council poll experience low turn out and faulty card reader

  Impressive turnout at JIkwoyi Primary School Polling Unit. Also recorded smooth accreditation/voting as of 11.30am: Three factors, low voter turnout, card reader failure and late arrival of officials signalled the slow take off of the Federal Capital Territory area council polls today in parts of Abuja Municipal Area Council. At Jikwoyi II/Tokka Village, a major polling unit at the ...

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FCT Elections: Vulnerable groups receive priority attention

Vulnerable groups are given preferential treatment, as they exercise their franchise in FCT council elections. In all the polling centres visited in Kwali Area Council, the aged, pregnant women, nursing mothers and persons with physical disabilities received better treatment in all the accreditation and voting processes. Also election materials arrived at four out of the seven major polling units before ...

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INEC Reschedules FCT Area Council Elections To April 9

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has rescheduled the Federal Capital Territory, FCT Area Council Elections earlier fixed for Saturday, March 19, 2016 to now hold on Saturday, April 9, this year. The Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC for the FCT, Prof. Jacob S. Jatau, announced the rescheduling at an emergency stakeholders meeting today. Prof. Jatau, while explaining the reason for ...

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INEC Deploys 36, 335 Staff To Man FCT, Rivers Elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, is set to deploy 36, 335 permanent and ad-hoc staff for the conduct of the Federal Capital Territory Chairmanship, Area Council elections and the Rivers state re-run elections fixed for March 19, 2016. According to INEC’s bulletin, 9,933 staff will be deployed for the FCT chairmanship and area council elections, while 26,402 staff will ...

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INEC Postpones Re-run Election Langtang South Constituency of Plateau

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has suspended the conduct of the re-run election in Langtang South Constituency of Plateau State, North central Nigeria. The Resident Electoral Commissioner for Plateau State, Godwin Kwanga, made the new development known to reporters in Jos, the Plateau State capital on Friday. Kwanga told reporters that the Chairman of the Commission gave the directive ...

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INEC Fixes February 13 For Adamawa House Of Representative Re-run Polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has fixed the Demsa, Lamurde and Numan Federal Constituency re-run election in Adamawa state for February 13, 2016. This was confirmed in a statement signed by the Head of Information, Adamawa INEC Office, Rifkatu Duku, in Yola on Monday. “The Independent National Electoral Commission in the state wish to inform all stakeholders about the re-run ...

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2016 General Elections Had 96 Nullified Votes – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, says that 2015 general elections recorded the highest number of annulled votes in the country since 2007. INEC Chairman, Mahmoud Yakubu, ‎who gave the statistical analysis of the three previous elections conducted between 2007 and 2015, at his first meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners, RECs, in Abuja on Tuesday noted that out of the ...

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President Buhari Vows Not To Interfere With INEC Operations

President Buhari has administered the oath of office on the new Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Mahmood Yakubu, alongside five other commissioners. He charged them to uphold the law and shun external influences. Inaugurating the new appointees, President Buhari vowed never to interfere with INEC’s activities but warned that they would be held accountable for their actions ...

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