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INEC Server: ‘Sue Me, I’ll Foot Your Legal Bill,’ Omokri Challenges INITS

Former presidential, Reno Omokri, and the founder of INITS Limited, Femi Taiwo, have continued to exchange words on social media over the latter’s alleged development of a server used by the Independent National Electoral Elections (INEC) for electronic transmission of the 2019 presidential election results. Omokri has in the last couple of days been releasing documents and other information to prove that INEC allegedly transmitted results into a server during the 2019 elections, even though the electoral body has denied…

INITS: 3 Facts About IT Firm Accused Of Creating ‘INEC Server’

INITS Limited, a Lagos-based IT firm, was on Monday accused of helping the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) develop an alleged server used in receiving electronically transmitted results in Nigeria’s 2019 presidential election. The allegation, which has been denied by INITS’ Chief Technology Officer, Femi Taiwo, was made by former presidential aide, Reno Omokri. Recall that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, had claimed to have retrieved the…

INEC Server: Femi Taiwo Replies Omokri, Reveals IT Firm’s Role In 2019 Polls

Few hours after being called out for being responsible for ‘creating’ the server allegedly used by INEC in the 219 presidential election, Femi Taiwo has explained the role his IT firm, INITS Limited, played in the poll. Former presidential aide, Reno Omokri, had few hours ago described Taiwo as “the man behind the now deleted INEC server”. Omokri dished out Taiwo’s photo, phone number and email address, challenging him to deny that he was not behind the creation of the controversial INEC server. The former…

Femi Taiwo, The Man Who Created INEC ‘Controversial Server’ Revealed

The identity of the man who allegedly created and deleted the controversial server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (NEC) has been revealed as Femi Taiwo. Taiwo is said to be in charge of the IT firm, INITS LIMITED, that allegedly managed the server INEC used in the 2019 presidential elections. His identity, phone number and email address were revealed by a former presidential aide, Reno Omokri, who had earlier posted an internal memo signed by INEC’s National Secretary, Rose Oriaran-Anthony, on how…

INEC Server: Jega Sets The Record Straight

Former Chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), Attahiru Jega, has spoken on the controversies surrounding the existence of a server during his time as head of the commission. A statement which has gone viral on the social media had quoted Jega as saying that the server existed during his time and it is still functional. “INEC server exist and it is functional. Let’s call a spade a spade. I was once INEC chairman and results were transmitted electronically during my time,” he was quoted as…

INEC Announces Automatic Employment For NYSC Members

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced plans to grant automatic employment to selected members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) who performed outstandingly during the 2019 general elections. The announcement was made by INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, during the ongoing #EU4DemocracyNG Donation to Youth Corps Members at the NYSC Orientation Camp in Abuja. "I want to appreciate all NYSC members here and those not here; Presently we are conducting the 2019 Election Review &…

2019 Polls: ‘We’ve Heard You,’ Presidency Reacts To EU Observers’ Report

The Presidency says it has heard the observations and recommendations made by the European Union Election Observation Mission on the 2019 general elections and ways to improve future polls. In the 88-page EU Observers report, the group handed out 30 recommendations to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) based on various glitches it noticed in the last election From page 53 to 71 of the report, the group recommended among other things that “Comprehensive legal regulation be established for the…

2019 Polls: EU Observers Knock NTA, INEC…Read 9 Key Things They Said

The European Union Observation Mission’s final report on the 2019 general elections which was released on Saturday, June 15, 2019, criticized alleged bias of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and questionable transparency of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the polls. Although the observer group noted that INEC recorded some improvement in the poll, the electoral body was allegedly not transparent in its conduct. The report also noted the questionable and sudden suspension of the former…

Buhari Campaign Faults EU Observers’ Final Report On 2019 Elections

The Buhari Campaign has faulted the final report of the European Union Observation Mission on the 2019 general elections which stated that the elections won by President Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressives Congress weren’t transparent and were marred by violence and harassment of voters. The EU Observer mission presented the report on the February 23 and March 9 presidential and governorship elections on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at the Transcorp Hilton Hotels in Abuja. “The elections became increasingly marred…

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: PDP, INEC In War Of Words Over Petition

Following the alleged refusal of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to release the materials used for the conduct of the February Presidential election, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cautioned the electoral umpire not to plunge the nation into a monumental crisis. The party added that the court of appeal had ordered the commission to release the materials of which INEC is refusing to obey. The PDP in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan noted that INEC, by…