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Begin Campaigns, Get Sanctions, Jega Warns Politicians

•Prof. Attahiru Jega, INEC boss

Eromosele Ebhomele The Chairman of Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Attahiru Jega, Monday read the riot act to Nigerian politicians who have started campaigns ahead of the 2015 general elections, saying their names are already being compiled for possible sanctions. Jega, who disclosed this while fielding questions during a live television programme monitored […]

Tackling Voters’ Apathy In Nigeria


By Tayo Ogunbiyi The most universally suitable and acceptable definition of democracy is the one that refers to it as the government of the people, by the people and for the people. The implication of this definition is that it is the people that give impetus to democracy. In essence, you cannot have democracy without […]

2015 Election: Mixed Reactions To Time Table

President Goodluck Jonathan

Nnamdi Felix/Abuja The early release of the time-table of the 2015 general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission has continued to attract mixed reactions among the political class  The election time-table released via a statement signed by the Secretary to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Mrs. Augusta Ogakwu, had the Presidential and National […]

INEC gives dates for voters’ registration in Ekiti, Osun

File photo: voters queue to vote in western Nigeria

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed March 12 to March 19 for the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) for Osun and Ekiti governorship elections. INEC Director (Voter Registration) Emmanuel Akem made the disclosure at a Stakeholders’ Forum on the “Status of Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) toward the 2015 general elections’’, on Thursday in Abuja. […]

A Year To The Presidential Election

A year and four days to the presidential election, Nigerians still do not know who are the contenders or what are their manifestoes. Just like in previous elections, time is running out and the game of hide-and-seek seems to have been perfected by a political elite with no ideology. Our politicians seem to have mastered […]

Nigeria’s presidential election to hold February 2015

Lagos Fireworks 7

Nigeria is to hold its next presidential election on February 14, 2015, the Independent National Electoral Commission said Friday, with incumbent head of state Goodluck Jonathan expected to seek a second term. “The commission has scheduled the presidential and National Assembly elections for 14th February 2015,” the INEC said in a statement. The commission said […]

SSS Officials Invade El Rufai’s Abuja Residence

Muhammed El-Rufai

Armed officials of the State Security Service (SSS) invaded the Abuja’s residence of Mallam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai Friday afternoon after he refused to honor their invitation. The SSS had on Thursday summoned the Interim Deputy National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to appear in its office over statements he made which the Service […]

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