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Breaking: INEC extends voters' registration, registers 23 new parties

Breaking: INEC extends voters' registration, registers 23 new parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has extended the voters' registration exercise by two weeks.

The electoral body also registered 23 new political parties on Tuesday, August 14.

This brings the countries number of political parties to 91.

Meanwhile, the Federal High Court in Abuja has insisted that the Inspector-General of Police must arrest and produce the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, in court on August 16.

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The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Justice Stephen Pam gave the order following the absence of Yakubu’s team of lawyers in court and there was no explanation as to why they were absent.

“At the commencement of proceedings, counsel to the applicant, Kanayo Okafor, informed the court that the Court of Appeal on Monday, August 13, asked the court to stay proceedings in the matter.

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