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Jega: I will return to the classroom after INEC  Work

Jega: I will return to the classroom after INEC Work

Attahiru Jega, outgoing chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has revealed his post-retirement plan. Jega’s tenure at the electoral body elapses in three days, and the former vice-chancellor of Bayero University Kano (BUK) says he will be returning to his profession thereafter. He made this known during an interactive session with journalists at a dinner organised in his ... Read More »

I don’t have the intention of removing Jega —Jonathan

I don’t have the intention of removing Jega —Jonathan

CONTRARY to widespread belief and rumour doing the rounds, President Goodluck Jonathan, on Tuesday, said he never discussed with anyone that he  will remove the chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega. Also, to affirm his commitment to successful holding of the general election, President Jonathan said the elections will hold as scheduled by INEC. He said ... Read More »

APC senators alleges that President Jonathan and the PDP plotting to remove Jega

APC senators alleges that President Jonathan and the PDP plotting to remove Jega

Members of the All Progressives Congress in the Senate on Thursday   alleged that there was a fresh plot by the Federal Government to   prevent the   Independent National Electoral Commission Chairman,   Attahiru Jega, from superintending over the forthcoming general elections. The APC senators, led by George Akume, told   a news conference in Abuja that they heard from a reliable source that ... Read More »

Jega tells Senators he can not guarantee elections will hold March 28

Jega tells Senators he can not guarantee elections will hold March 28

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Attahiru Jega, has told Nigerian federal lawmakers he could not guarantee the 2015 general elections will hold on rescheduled dates in March and April. At a meeting with Senators Wednesday, Mr. Jega said he could not commit himself to the “sanctity” of March 28 and April 11 – dates for the ... Read More »

Presidency denies rumours of Jega’s removal

Presidency denies rumours of Jega’s removal

The Presidency has debunked rumours gaining ground in some online and social media that the Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Attahiru Jega, had been sacked by the Federal Government. A source from the office of the National Security Adviser, NSA, citing security concerns yesterday, warned politicians against spreading falsehood capable of inciting violence to desist from doing ... Read More »

21 INEC Resident Commissioners reject postponement of elections

21 INEC Resident Commissioners reject postponement of elections

Twenty one Resident Electoral Commissioners, RECs, of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, have rejected a proposal to postpone Nigeria’s general elections billed for February 14 and 28. In a vote conducted Saturday by the INEC chairman, Attahiru Jega, after he met with political parties and the civil society, 21 RECs said the elections should continue as planned while 16 ... Read More »

BREAKING: INEC postpones 2015 general elections to March 28 and April 21

BREAKING: INEC postpones 2015 general elections to March 28 and April 21

The Independent National Electoral Commission has announced a shift in the 2015 general election earlier scheduled for February 14 and 28. Announcing the postponement at a press conference in Abuja on Saturday night, the chairman of the Commission, Attahiru Jega, said the presidential and national assembly elections will now hold on March 28 while the governorship and state assemblies election ... Read More »

Jega under Pressure to postpone Elections

Jega under Pressure to postpone Elections

44.7m cards collected Advocates of postponement seem to be getting more desperate, with the presidential election just 11 days away. Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman Prof. Attahiru Jega is under pressure to shift the elections from February 14 and 28. He remains firm, insisting that the commission is prepared for the all-important exercise. The pro-shift agitators have: •instituted four ... Read More »

INEC Rejects Governorship Candidates Of Seven Parties In Some States

INEC Rejects Governorship Candidates Of Seven Parties In Some States

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has rejected the submission of governorship candidates by seven parties in various states of the federation. The parties and the states affected are: Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN) in Delta; Labour Party in Niger; New Nigeria Peoples Party in Ogun; Unity Party of Nigeria in Oyo; United Democratic Party in Rivers; and Peoples Democratic ... Read More »

February Elections Will Hold As Scheduled – Jega

February Elections Will Hold As Scheduled – Jega

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that it is working towards making sure that the general elections fixed for February 14 and 28 hold as scheduled. The National Chairman of the commission, speaking in Abuja, however, refused to react to comments credited to the National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki, asking the commission to delay the elections to ... Read More »

Jonathan Orders Jega To Ensure ​All ​Nigerian Voters Get PVCs Before Elections

Jonathan Orders Jega To Ensure ​All ​Nigerian Voters Get PVCs Before Elections

President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday ​directed the Chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, Attahiru Jega, to ensure all eligible voters get their Permanent Voters Cards before the 2015 General Election. The President gave the directive as he swore​ ​in the new National Commissioner representing Oyo State, Akinola Salau. Mr. Jonathan said he was surprised to hear governors complain of ... Read More »

2015 Polls: Barely 40 days to go, INEC’s PVCs may prevent Millions in the South from voting

2015 Polls: Barely 40 days to go, INEC’s PVCs may prevent Millions in the South from voting

Shambling and shambolic!  Those are the words that best describe what has become of the distribution and collection of the Permanent Voter Cards, PVCs, which represents a very significant aspect of Nigeria’s electoral process. Indeed, these are not the best of times for Professor Attahiru Jega, National Chairman of Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. With just some 41 days ... Read More »

2015 ELECTIONS: INEC redeploys all Resident Electoral Commissioners including the FCT

2015 ELECTIONS: INEC redeploys all Resident Electoral Commissioners including the FCT

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has redeployed its Resident Electoral Commissioners in 36 states and the FCT as part of its preparations for 2015 general elections. According to the commission’s daily bulletin issued on Monday in Abuja, the deployment is contained in a letter dated Dec. 24 and signed by INEC Secretary, Mrs Augusta Ogakwu. “The commissioners were directed ... Read More »

INEC hopeful on Diaspora voting – Jega

INEC hopeful on Diaspora voting – Jega

Indonesian Embassy invited Commission’s chair to observe Diaspora voting in Nigeria The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, said it would not relent in its aspiration to make Nigeria’s electoral system more inclusive by accommodating citizens in the Diaspora. The INEC Chairman, Attahiru Jega, stated this when he accepted an invitation to the Commission by the Embassy of the Republic of ... Read More »

INEC requires N102bn to conduct 2015 elections -Jega

INEC requires N102bn to conduct 2015 elections -Jega

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega yesterday said that the commission would require N102bn to conduct the 2015 elections Read More »

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