• ‎INEC won’t shift Edo guber election – Yakubu

    ‎INEC won’t shift Edo guber election – Yakubu

    The Independent National Electoral Commission has said that it would not postpone Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination scheduled to hold on the same day.

    The National Chairman of the commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this during a stakeholders’ meeting held in Benin, the state capital.

    A total of 1,742 candidates are expected to sit Mathematics 1 and 2 papers on September 10, a development which sparked a protest by some of the affected […]

  • 100 INEC Staff under EFCC Probe, Says Yakubu

    100 INEC Staff under EFCC Probe, Says Yakubu

    The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has said about one hundred staff of the commission are currently undergoing interrogation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for electoral offences.

    He said based on investigation, the number of the commission’s staff facing interrogation has kept increasing by the day.

    In a statement issued by the commission monday, Yakubu said the electoral body is cooperating with the EFCC, adding that any staff found culpable would be sacked […]

  • Court grants former NNPC boss, Yakubu, others N50m bail

    Court grants former NNPC boss, Yakubu, others N50m bail

    Former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company, NNPC, Andrew Yakubu was on Monday granted a N50m bail by justice Binta Nyako of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.

    Yakubu and Omokore were charged along with a co-owner of Atlantic Energy, Kola Aluko Victor Briggs, Abiye Memnere, David Mbanefo, Atlantic Energy Brass Development Limited and Atlantic Energy Drilling Concepts Limited for alleged money laundering.

    At today’s resumed hearing, counsel to the Federal Government, Rotimi Jacobs urged the court to […]

  • BREAKING! EFCC arrests former NNPC boss, Yakubu, Jide Omokore

    BREAKING! EFCC arrests former NNPC boss, Yakubu, Jide Omokore

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested a former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Andrew Yakubu. The anti-graft agency has equally re-arrested an oil magnate, Jide Omokore.

    It was gathered that the two would be charged before Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja on a four-count charge of money laundering, with Victor Briggs, Abiye Memnere, David Mbanefo, Atlantic Energy Brass Development Limited and Atlantic Energy Drilling Concepts Limited joined as other […]

  • INEC to adopt electronic voting in 2019, says Yakubu

    INEC to adopt electronic voting in 2019, says Yakubu

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed plans to adopt the use of electronic voting in 2019 general elections.

    The electoral umpire chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, made this known during a meeting with executives of the Forum of State Independent Electoral Commission (SIECs), who visited him at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja.

    Prof. Yakubu noted that the commission was working to replace the manual process with modern technology in the conduct of elections.

    He said: “We can no longer continue to conduct […]