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Democracy: Ex-INEC chief Attahiru Jega calls for review of extant laws

Prof. Attahiru Jega, former Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has called for a review of extant laws to further deepen democracy in Nigeria.

Democracy: Ex-INEC supremo calls for review of extant laws

Prof. Attahiru Jega, former Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has called for a review of extant laws to further deepen democracy in Nigeria.

Femi Falana: Nigeria lacks mechanism to end corruption

A Nigerian lawyer, Femi Falana, has said Nigeria lacks mechanism to end corruption.
President Muhammadu Buhari has dismissed the reports that his London trip was to compile the list of persons to be appointed as ministers during his second tenure.

President Buhari to open EFCC’s anti-corruption summit on Tuesday

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Tuesday, June 11, declare open a National Democracy Day Anti-corruption Summit.

Thabo Mbeki to lead Commonwealth observer group for Malawi elections

A Commonwealth group has been appointed to observe the 2019 Malawi Tripartite elections. It will be led by Thabo Mbeki, the second post-Apartheid South African President.
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Senator Shehu Sani urges lecturers to withdraw from election duties

The Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has urged university lecturers to stop “smearing the Ivory Tower with political faeces”.

Attahiru Jega: Lecturers conspired with politicians to rig elections

Former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Attahiru Jega, has faulted Nigeria’s electoral system describing it as being under assault.

The staggering election burden

In 1999, the Independent National electoral Commission, under Justice Ephraim Akpata, spent over 32billion naira to conduct the 1999 general elections. At that time there was no National Assembly. The approving authority then was the 33 man Provisional Ruling Council headed by General Abdusalam Abubakar, GCFR.

Nigeria 2019: Have we learnt any lessons?

The 2019 general election in Nigeria has been described by international and local observers, stakeholders, direct participants and the electorate themselves as a “disappointment”, “ a bad day for democracy”, “a step back from whatever Nigeria may have achieved since the return to civilian rule,”, “a shameful exercise”, “below par”, “an affront on international standards and best practice”… indeed, there is a near-universal consensus that the 2019 elections have failed the test of integrity.
Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu addressing newsmen shortly after cating his vote in a polling unit at Alausa, Ikeja earlier today. Photo by Ayo Efunla

Asiwaju Tinubu: Why I’m able to influence elections

Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, says his moral authority plays a role in his ability to influence elections.
Edwin Kiagbodo Clark

Edwin Clark: INEC colluding with APC senator, blacklisted company to rig polls

Chief Edwin Clark, leader of the Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) and Ijaw National Congress (INC), on Wednesday asked Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) chairman, to explain to Nigerians the involvement of Niger State All Progressives Congress (APC) senatorial candidate, Mohammed Sani Musa, as its contractor for the production of sensitive electoral materials in the general elections.

NSE: INEC rejected offer of free logistics support

The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) Monday said that it volunteered free support to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in planning and management of supplies and transport of electoral materials needed to conduct the rescheduled 2019 general election, but reportedly had its offer turned down by the electoral umpire.
Simon Kolawole

INEC’s bolt from the blue

The postponement of the 2019 general election by one week — even if by one day — is yet another spectacular testament to the pathological incompetence ruining our country. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) told us a million times that it was ready for the elections.

INEC shifts elections by one week

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed the 2019 general elections.
DG NILDS Prof. Ladi Hamalai (Middle), former INEC Chairman Prof. Attahiru Jega (Right) and Prof. Sam Egwu at the one day training of NILDS staff for election observation

NILDS wants law to allow early voting for persons on election duty

The National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS) is preparing a bill for a law that will allow persons on election duty to vote early.
Professor Biodun Ogunyemi

ASUU agrees to participate in elections

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has agreed to participate in the forthcoming general election.
Remains of former President Shehu Shagari as it was conveyed into his personal residence in Shagari town of Shagari Local Government Area. Photo by Abubakar Imam

Former President Shehu Shagari laid to rest in Sokoto

The remains of former President, Alhaji Shehu Shagari, who passed on Friday evening, has been laid to rest at his private residence in his hometown, Shagari Local Government Area of Sokoto state.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, is to kick-start his campaign for the 2019 presidential election through an address to Nigerians on Facebook on Monday.

Atiku Abubakar urges NDI, IRI not believe Muhammadu Buhari’s words, focus on evidence

Following President Muhammadu Buhari’s pledge that he would give his opponents in the 2019 elections a level playing field, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar has urged the International Republican Institute (IRI) and National Democratic Institute (NDI) not to believe the president’s deceitful words but focus on evidence.

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