Varsity teachers fail INEC integrity test
Academics in Nigerian universities who served as Returning Officers in this year’s general election put up what many have considered disgraceful performance.
We are not failures, academics fire back
Former Chairman of Academic Staff Union of Universities and Independent National Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, has come under fire for calling out university lecturers and vice chancellors who were on election duty as returning officers for the commission, saying they colluded with politicians to rig the 2019 general elections. Jega had recently made the…
Forestalling rescheduling of general elections
It is true that the postponement of elections, as Independent National Election Commission did on Saturday, February 16, is not new or entirely strange to some Nigerians who are familiar with the country’s political history.
Group says INEC doesn’t need ASUU for credible polls
Vanguard for Transparent Leadership and Democracy has said that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) does not need the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to conduct credible elections. It faulted the proposed meeting between INEC and ASUU members on strike over the conduct of the general elections. The national president, Igbini Emmanuel, in a…
Retooling Electoral Act for transparent primaries, free and fair polls
Getting a practical Electoral Act to moderate elections remains one particular way through which politicians wage secret battles against credible polls in Nigeria. Observers have said that Nigerian politicians are selfish and hypocritical because their greatest preoccupation is how to hold unto power...
Danger ahead of 2019 polls, by Jega
Former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, says the road leading to the 2019 general elections portends danger.Delivering a 2018 Democracy Day lecture yesterday in Abuja, Jega cited the violence which characterised the recent party congresses in some states.
Jega heads Maitama Sule Centre for politics, governance
Kano State Government has appointed former INEC boss Prof. Attahiru Jega to head the committee madated to nurture the Maitama Sule Centre for Politics and Democratic Governance.
Jega, Gambari, Onaiyekan, others raise concern over 2019 election
Former Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Onaiyekan, former Minister of Foreign...