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Speakers At TELL’s Conference Task Nigeria On Restoring Integrity To Democratic Process

Speakers At TELL’s Conference Task Nigeria On Restoring Integrity To Democratic Process

Speakers At TELL’s Conference Task Nigeria On Restoring Integrity To Democratic Process

Eminent Nigerians who spoke at TELL’s conference on 20 years of democracy have warned about the dangers of reversing the gains of democracy in the country. Speakers at the occasion spoke on “20 Years of Democracy and the Rule of Law” at a well-attended conference in Abuja on Wednesday. The speakers include Adams Oshiomhole, National

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INEC And The Verdict Of History

As controversies trail the just-concluded presidential and National Assembly elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission is in the eye of the storm. By Adekunbi Ero Even the most hardened heart would have melted at the subdued mien of Mahmood Yakubu, head of Nigeria’s electoral body, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, as he carried out

The Challenge of Jega’s Successor

While appraising the herculean task ahead of Attahiru Jega, the immediate past chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, I recently wrote in this space that I am nominating the amiable academician as Nigeria’s “Man of the Year” because “my gut instinct tells me Jega will deliver free, fair and credible elections despite all

Jega To Retire with 7 National Commissioners, 16 REC’s

Indications have emerged, that Attahiru Jega, outgoing Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, would retire alongside seven National Commissioners and 16 Resident Electoral Commissioners, RECs by the end of the month of June. Akin Orebiyi, INEC’s REC in Lagos, dropped the hint in Lagos during the opening session of a two-day stakeholders’ review meeting on

Clark Protests U.S Commendation For Jega

Edwin Clark, a former Federal Commissioner for Information during the First Republic and South-South leader has condemned the award of commendation given to Attahiru Jega, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC by the U.S. Clark said the commendation was coming too soon and hasty since the Governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections

How Jega Was Rescued

There were people who were of the opinion that if the first leg of the general elections held last Saturday February 14, as originally scheduled; there would be a lot of controversy in the air this week. The election did not hold, but the noise about why the timetable needed readjustment did not subside. Attahiru

Sambo’s Challenge to Jega

“Who do these toughs represent? They don’t represent the so-called South-south because there is no such political division in Nigeria known to law,” one Bini chief wondered while laughing away Asari Dokubo, Tompolo and co’s threats. They threatened to sink Nigeria if President Goodluck Jonathan is rejected at the polls. Their bravado does not bother

INEC Postpones Elections to March 28 and April 11

Professor Attahiru Jega, National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has announced the rescheduling of the 2015 Presidential elections to March 28 while that of Governorship and State House of Assembly has been shifted to April 11. Jega cited security concerns for the postponement while urging Nigerians to take the Commission’s decision in

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Why Jega Is Yet To Brief The Media

First, it was billed for 5pm but now the much-awaited press conference of Professor Attahiru Jega, national chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC is said to be expected “anytime from 9pm,” today. This was disclosed by Nick Dazang, deputy director of publicity, INEC, hours after Jega had been expected to brief the media

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