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Former INEC chief urges National Assembly to adopt electronic voting system

Prof. Attahiru Jega, Former Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Friday advised the 9th Assembly to adopt electronic voting for effective monitoring of bills and motions.

Attahiru Jega: Last National Assembly’ bills recorded 30 per cent performance

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has said Nigerians need more enlightenment on the core functions of members of the National Assembly.
Femi Gbajabiamila

Speaker Gbajabiamila: Nigerians need more enlightenment on legislators’ functions

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that more enlightenment was needed for many Nigerians on the core functions of members of the National Assembly.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has approved the appointment of Olarewaju Lasisi as his senior special adviser on media and public affairs. 2

Speaker Gbajabiamila: Nigerians need enlightenment on real functions of legislature

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, on Wednesday said that Nigerians need more enlightenment on the core functions of members of the National Assembly.
Tijani Muhammad-Bande, President of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, was among several Muslims that attended a special church service in New York on Monday evening.

Tijani Muhammad-Bande joins other Muslims in church to usher in 74th UNGA

Tijani Muhammad-Bande, President of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, was among several Muslims that attended a special church service in New York on Monday evening.
Balarabe Musa

Balarabe Musa: Attahiru Jega is welcome to the party he once deregistered

The Former governor of Kaduna State, and chairman, Board of Trustees (BOT) of Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), Alhaji Balarabe Musa, has said that the party welcomes the former chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, into the party that the commission once deregistered under Jega’s leadership.

2023: Ex-INEC chief Attahiru Jega joins PRP, poise to reposition party

Former National Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Muhammad Attahiru Jega and other prominent Nigerians have joined forces to reposition the masses-oriented People’s Redemption Party (PRP) for more nationalistic outlook ahead of 2023 general elections.

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.
Shehu-Sani

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.

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