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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

Election Time table: INEC Yet To Take A Position – Jega

Attahiru Jega, Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said that the Commission has not taken any position yet on the debate over whether the 2015 General elections should be postponed or not. Jega made the disclosure on Friday at a workshop on “Mitigation of Violence in Election,” organized by INEC in Abuja. “I don’t

Elections Date: INEC Says No To Shift

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said that it is not thinking of postponing the 2015 General elections as recently canvassed by Sambo Dasuki, the National Security Adviser, NSA. Kayode Idowu, spokesman to Attahiru Jega, the INEC Chairman, says the issue of postponment of the election is not even being considered by the agency.

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