INEC’s decision is an ambush, says Nwankwo
Mixed reactions have trailed INEC’s decision to remove the names of 74 political parties from its register, particularly when as many as 30 states...
This house has fallen
This House Has Fallen-Nigeria In Crisis is a 327page book written by Mr. Karl Maier who lived in Nigeria as a foreign correspondent for two years, from 1991-1993, and returned often on reporting assignments.
Nwankwo: No reason to spend so much on elections, given our poverty levels
Clement Nwankwo, executive director, Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC) and Convener, Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room responded to questions posted by The Guardian. Trom all that transpired in the two elections of Feb 23 and March 9, will you say Nigeria has learned from the elections of 2015? WE did not take the needed…
Civil society group faults courts’ interference in election matters
The Nigeria Civil Society Situation room has described as illegal and unconstitutional the involvement of the judiciary in election matters that is ordinarily outside the purview of the courts.
‘Collation of results major weak point in election management, administration’
The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room has stated that the collation of election results remains a major weak point in Nigeria’s election management and administration.
Presidential poll results fraught with 513,214 lapses, say CSOs
The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room has alleged a 513,214 discrepancy in the number of accredited voters and ballots cast in 27 states during the presidential election that held last weekend.
CSOs warn INEC against staggered elections
The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room has reminded the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that any attempt to stagger elections in any region of the country...
2019 polls: We cannot take anything for granted – Nwankwo
I think it is too early for me to state or reach a conclusion on the extent of preparedness of INEC for the February 2019 Nigeria General Elections. INEC developed an Election Project Plan (EPP), which outlined its roadmap towards conducting elections in February 2019.
Unbundling N254bn budget for 2019 elections
Last week Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari wrote to the Senate requesting the lawmakers to approve the sum of N254,445,322,600 to be drawn from the 2018 and 2019 budgets to prosecute the 2019 general election.
Hate speech, politicians’ activities fueling violent attacks, say stakeholders
Stakeholders have said hate remarks by political office holders were fueling the raging violent attacks in the country.At a roundtable on “curbing hate speech in Nigeria’s public space” organised by the Centre for Peace and Development (CEPAD) of Veritas University in Abuja....