Nigeria: General Elections 2019

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has approved the application by three political parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has approved the application by three political parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has approved the application by three political parties – the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) and the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) – to merge into one, to be known as the All Progressives Congress. On considering the application, the Commission found that […]

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LOOKING TOWARDS THE 2015 GENERAL ELECTIONS

LOOKING TOWARDS THE 2015 GENERAL ELECTIONS

A PAPER PRESENTED AT THE NIGERIA CIVIL SOCIETY SITUATION ROOM MEETING ON THE STATE OF THE NATION, JULY 9TH, 2013 AT THE PROTEA HOTEL ASOKORO Download >> Looking Towards 2015_State of the Nation Meeting

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INEC Names New Secretary

INEC Names New Secretary

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has approved the appointment of Mrs. Augusta Chinwe Ogakwu as the new Secretary to the Commission. Her appointment was approved at the meeting of the Commission today, Thursday, July 9th, 2013, in Abuja. She succeeds Abdullahi A. Kaugama, whose five-year tenure expired on June 26, 2013. Mrs. Ogakwu will […]

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Why Oguta Constituency Election Was Inconclusive

Why Oguta Constituency Election Was Inconclusive

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has received reports showing that the election conducted in Oguta constituency of Imo State last Saturday, June 29, 2013, witnessed incidents of violence and unruly conduct by partisans, necessitating the cancellation of the election in eight (8) polling units. This cancellation made the election inconclusive.   Field reports showed […]

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Re: ‘Jega Under Pressure Not To Register APC’

Re: ‘Jega Under Pressure Not To Register APC’

Neither the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) nor its Chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega, is under pressure from any quarters in the discharge of their constitutional duties – including registration of political parties. This point is to refute the Lead story in your newspaper today, Tuesday, June 11, 2013, that the Chairman is under pressure from […]

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INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION PRESS STATEMENT – 9th June, 2013

INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION PRESS STATEMENT – 9th June, 2013

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has observed that some politicians and registered political parties have begun unbridled campaign towards the forthcoming General Election, thereby heating up the polity. It is observed that campaign posters are being indiscriminately displayed, while electioneering broadcasts are being aired outside the statutory provision for campaigning towards elections into various […]

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Rejoinder: The Economics and Logics of INECs Programmes

Rejoinder: The Economics and Logics of INECs Programmes

The Editor, The Guardian, Rutam House, Apapa-Oshodi Expressway, Isolo, Lagos. Dear Sir, Re: ‘INEC and Voters’ Card’ I write this rejoinder to the Editorial commentary in The Guardian newspaper edition for Monday, May 06, 2013, which was titled ‘INEC and Voters’ Card’. As the title suggests, the commentary apparently aimed at a critique of the plan by […]

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