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2 Aug
Former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, has warned Nigerians against reelecting the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and current opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) into office in subsequent elections. Jega, INEC's chairman between 2010 and 2015, gave the warning in an interview with BBC Hausa. He faulted the anti-corruption…
26 Jun
Saturday’s Jigawa State local Government election, recorded low turnout of voters, as only a handful of voters were seen in polling units, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
21 Dec 2018
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Thursday, sworn in Rose Orianran-Anthony as its new secretary. The swearing-in ceremony of the new Secretary to the Commission was held at the Conference Room, INEC Head Quarters in Abuja. Orianran-Anthony's appointment was earlier announced in a statement by the national commissioner and chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee,…
14 Aug 2018
A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday insisted that the Inspector-General of Police must arrest and produce the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu in court on Aug. 16. Justice Stephen Pam gave the order following the absence of Yakubu’s team of lawyers in court and there was no explanation as to…
3 Apr 2015
THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in its first official reaction to the outcome of last Saturday’s Presidential Election, yesterday commended President Goodluck Jonathan for conceding defeat
31 Mar 2015
THE governments of the United States and the United Kingdom yesterday advised Nigerians to uphold the sanctity of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), even as the Nigeria Police High Command, yesterday, insisted that it would do all within the ambit of the law to sustain the peace. A joint statement issued by U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, and UK Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, welcomed “the largely peaceful vote on March 28,” saying they “have seen no evidence of systemic manipulation of the process.”
22 Mar 2015
IN a manner of speaking, if Nigeria is a reading nation, the controversies over the needfulness or not of using the card reader for the 2015 elections should not have arisen. But the challenge is made worse by the declining standards of education, where examination malpractices have become a near permanent feature of the nation’s academic system. To a very large extent, examination malpractice, also known as Expo is the social equivalent of electoral malpractices called rigging.

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