Jega: The Conquest of Cynicism

PROFESSOR Attahiru Jega now wears a new social tag as, in former chairman of INEC. In the days and weeks to come, relief would continue to wash over him. I am sure he would pinch himself, wondering how he survived in the nation’s most dangerous waters. The piranhas tried hard but failed to …

Jega, Six National Commissioners Bow Out

ATTAHIRU Jega, chairman, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and six national commissioners of the Commission are to vacate their offices on Tuesday, June 30, following the expiration of their five-year tenure. Former President Goodluck Jonathan had appointed Jega and the …

Guber Race: PDP, APC in Epic Battle #Nigeriadecides

A tough contest is expected among political parties as Nigerian voters elect new governors in 29 states of the federation on April 11 although the All Progressives Congress appears to have an upper hand against the ruling Peoples Democratic Party because of its victory at the presidential poll on March …

Uduaghan Commissions First Flyover in Asaba

GOVERNOR Emmanuel Uduaghan, on Thursday, April 9, commissioned a N3.5 billion 120 metre-long six span flyover bridge, the first ever constructed by the state government. At the colourful ceremony in Asaba, capital of the state, Uduaghan said that the project was part of his …

Jega’s Self Praise #Nigeriadecides

ATTAHIRU Jega, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, seized the occasion of the presentation of the Certificate of Return of General Mohammadu Buhari, the president elect, to glorify the commission’s conduct in the March 28 presidential and National Assembly …

At Last, Buhari Wins

After three failed attempts, Nigerians have elected General Muhammadu Buhari to shepherd the affairs of the country for the next four years thereby ending President Goodluck Jonathan’s ambition for a second term …

Presidential Race: Who Wins?

Nigerians will decide who will lead the nation for the next four years as they cast their ballots in a hotly contested presidential election between President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party and General Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress, the two leading candidates …

Jega Unmoved by Protests

The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra and the O’odua People’s Congress in Enugu and Lagos, respectively, are protesting against Attahiru Jega, chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, alleging that he is planning to rig elections for the opposition. But the …

Why Buhari Will Fail Again – Fasehun

BY his own admission, Frederick Fasehun, a medical doctor, politician and human rights activist, is a democracy addict. In the past 25 to 30 years, Fasehun has taken centre stage in every issue of democracy, even at the expense of his own life. Little wonder he has had brushes with each succeeding military …

Controversy over Card Reader

The introduction of permanent voter cards and the use of card reader by the Independent National Electoral Commission is generating a lot of controversy, and there is fear that if it is not handled carefully may rubbish this year’s general elections …

2015: Why America, Britain Meddle in Nigeria Affairs

PROFESSOR Anya. O. Anya, is a man of many parts. A renowned lecturer in the University of Nsukka, he has chaired many national committees that came up with recommendations that contributed immensely to the development of the nation. Apart from being the first director general of the Nigeria …

PDP, APC in Battle of Wits

Members of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party and those of the opposition All Progressives Congress are doing everything possible to discredit each other in their desperate political manoeuvring to win the general elections …

Battling the Security Challenge

With bated breath, the world is waiting for Nigeria to hold its general elections shifted to March 28 and April 11, but the Independent National Electoral Commission says it will all depend on Nigeria security agencies to give the green light for them to hold …

Many Troubles of Jega

Attahiru Jega, professor of Political Science and chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, was given a big thump up when he conducted the 2011 general elections which were globally regarded as free and fair; but for the INEC boss to perform a similar feat appears to running into problems as …

Jonathan’s Soothing Balm

President Goodluck Jonathan has doused the tension resulting from the shift of general elections to March 28 and April 11 during his presidential media chat on Wednesday, February 11, by re-assuring Nigerians that the hand-over date of May 29 is sacrosanct irrespective of who wins the presidential …

Mixed Reactions Greet Shift in Elections Dates

Since Attahiru Jega, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission announced new dates for the general elections, there have been arguments for or against the move; but the Southern Peoples Assembly is insisting that INEC boss should resign …

Jega’s Plot to Rig Elections Exposed

The Southern Nigeria’s Peoples Assembly is calling for the arrest of Attahiru Jega, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, because of his plot to rig presidential election in favour of General Muhammadu Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and …

Conspiracy against 2015 Elections

There is some sort of conspiracy in high places to scuttle the general elections scheduled for February 14 and 28, as tempers are rising over the inability of millions of potential voters to get their permanent voter cards. Will the conspirators succeed? …

Battle for the Soul of Nigeria

The presidential Candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party and the All Progressives Congress, President Goodluck Jonathan and General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), respectively and their supporters as well as some foreign interests are waging a war for the control of the soul of the nation …

Controversy over Distribution of Permanent Voter’s Card

Nigerians are angry over the hitches that have trailed the current distribution of permanent voter’s card by the Independent National Electoral Commission even as All Progressives Congress and Peoples Democratic Party accuse each other of colluding with the electoral umpire to disenfranchise …

Civil Society Groups Insist on February Elections, Condemn Fayose

Civil society groups in Nigeria are against postponing the general elections billed to hold in February. They have also condemned the advertisement place in some national dailies by Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State warning Nigerians not to vote for General Muhammadu Buhari, presidential candidate of …

Anxiety Over February Elections

Nigerians are worried about the inability of many registered voters to get their permanent voters card and will want the Independent National Electoral Commission to postpone the elections so that millions of Nigerians are not disenfranchised in the February elections …

Presidential Candidates Sign Non-Violence Accord

As the presidential election campaign is gaining momentum, Presidential Goodluck Jonathan of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, General Muhammadu Buhari, candidate of the opposition All Progressives Congress, join eight others to sign a non-violent peace accord that will help bring about …