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Prof. Attahiru Jega, former Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has called for a review of extant laws to further deepen democracy in Nigeria.
Prof. Attahiru Jega, former Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has called for a review of extant laws to further deepen democracy in Nigeria.
A Nigerian lawyer, Femi Falana, has said Nigeria lacks mechanism to end corruption.
President Muhammadu Buhari will on Tuesday, June 11, declare open a National Democracy Day Anti-corruption Summit.
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.
The Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has urged university lecturers to stop “smearing the Ivory Tower with political faeces”.
Former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Attahiru Jega, has faulted Nigeria’s electoral system describing it as being under assault.
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.
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.
Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, says his moral authority plays a role in his ability to influence elections.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Osun Government in collaboration with Coalition of Civil Society Groups on Wednesday celebrated June 12 as Democracy Day.
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Usman Tuggar, has faulted the refusal of the Court of Appeal in Abuja to uphold his appeal against a judgment affirming the election of Alhaji Adamu Bulkachuwa, husband of the court’s President, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa.
Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State on Wednesday directed his former commissioners and other political appointees to return all government vehicles and properties in their custody.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, praised President Muhammadu Buhari for honouring the hero of June 12, the late MKO Abiola and making the day a national public holiday.
The Ekiti State Police Command has arrested a priest in the Methodist Church, Rev. Peter Adegoke Adewuyi, for allegedly faking his own kidnap to collect ransom from church members and other individuals.
The 119th US Open at Pebble Beach has the makings of a classic as Tiger Woods returns to the scene of a signature triumph to take on a new generation of stars led by two-time defending champion Brooks Koepka.
There was protest in Benin City, the Edo State capital on Wednesday over the non-inauguration of the State 7th House of Assembly.
As the World marks the 2019 World Environment Day, a researcher, Titi Oguntoye, has said that tree planting is one of the cheapest and sustainable ways to tackle air pollution, especially in cities.
Jan Oblak claims Atletico Madrid contract means nothing as Manchester United transfer talk resurfaces
Jan Oblak has warned Atletico Madrid that his contract “does not change anything”, with a highly-rated goalkeeper once again being linked with Manchester United.
A US army vehicle was damaged in a mine explosion in western Niger, but there were no fatalities, and the US military was investigating whether the incident was hostile, embassy and local security forces said on Sunday.