JAMB announces date for release 2019 UTME results

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results would be ready from Monday, April 29. Voice of Liberty learned that the examination body’s media aide, Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Bwari, Abuja. “We are still screening but hopefully, anytime next week, the results will be ready,” he said. Benjamin had on Sunday, April 21, said that the 2019 UTME results would be released next week. But he did not state the exact…

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Atiku releases details of election result from INEC server to prove he defeated Buhari

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 23 presidential election has released further details about the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to back up his claims that he defeated President Muhammadu Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC). According to the result declared by INEC from the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Buhari polled 15,191,847, while Atiku came second with 11,262,978 votes. But, Atiku claimed he garnered a total of 18,356,732 votes to defeat Buhari, who, according…

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PDP Drags Justice Inyang to NJC for Halting Bauchi Collation Exercise

The Peoples Democratic Party has petitioned the National Judicial Council over what it called the violation of the Constitution and Electoral Act by Justice Ekwo Inyang of the Federal High Court by sitting on a matter that it said ought to have been handled by an election petition tribunal, as created by the provisions of our laws. The Governor of Bauchi State, Mohammed Abubakar, and his political party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), had gone to court to challenge INEC’s decision to resume collation in an election that had been…

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ECOWAS Observers To Candidates: Accept Results In Good Faith

Former Liberian President and the ECOWAS Head of Election Observation Mission to Nigeria, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has called on all candidates in the Presidential and National Assembly elections to accept the results “in good faith.” The former Liberian President said this during a briefing on the mission’s preliminary declaration on the elections in Abuja on Sunday night. Johnson-Sirleaf also said the elections were largely peaceful and transparent as voters were able to cast their votes freely. She said: “The mission commends the general public and the voters for their patience and…

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Ignore Social Media Results, INEC Tells Nigerians

Aware of the citizens’ apprehension and the possibility of accepting them as authentic, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has appealed to the people to ignore the results flying on Social Media and wait its official announcements. INEC hinted that apart from Ekiti State, which had completed the collation exercise and announced the winners, the results of the remaining 36 states of the federation and the FCT were not ready, adding that it remains the only body empowered by law to announce the results of elections. On the conduct of…

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2019: Why We Won’t Transmit Results Electronically – INEC

[Ishaku Yohanna] The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), admitted that it would not transmit the result of the 2019 election electronically as widely expected due to lack of an enabling law to strengthen its hands in doing so. INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this in his opening remarks at the Commission’s regular quarterly meeting with the media yesterday in Abuja. He said for the Commission to do full electronic transmission of results there must be a backing law for that. “The Commission is also aware of the interest expressed by…

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