News - NEC

Update: Governor Amaechi Has Been Released, But Plane Still Grounded

5 years ago /
Politics 

The Rivers state Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, who was barred from travelling to Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, for a political rally and then detained for over an hour by a detachment of soldiers, has been released.    

Press Statement: Ekiti 2014: APC Seeks To Cause Violence And Confusion - PDP

5 years ago /
Nation  Politics 

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) alerts of a well orchestrated plot by the APC to cause confusion and set the stage for disturbances in Ekiti State following their realization that the people have rejected them ahead of Saturday’s governorship election.

Return To Option A4 For Election Voting - Bishop Ajakaye

5 years ago /
Politics 

The Catholic Bishop of Ekiti Diocese, Most Reverend Femi Ajakaye has called on the various electoral agencies in the country to ensure the peaceful and transparent conduct of the June 21 governorship election in Ekiti state.    

Gordon Brown, President Jonathan Meet AS FG Kick Off 'Safe School Initiative'

5 years ago /
Education 

The Nigerian government’s 'Safe School Initiative' has received a boost of N3.2 billion.                                                             

Malaysian Flight MH370: Inmarsat Yet To Get To Its Supposed Crash Site

5 years ago /
International News 

The UK satellite company Inmarsat says the search for the missing Malaysia airlines jet has yet to go to the area its scientists think is the plane's most likely crash site.  

INEC To Create Extra 30000 Polling Units

5 years ago /
Politics 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is to create additional 30000 units across the country.

Anambra State Government Demolishes Illegal Structures

5 years ago /
Environment 

Illegal structures standing in the way of drainage systems in Onitsha metropolis have been destroyed by the Anambra state government.  

CBN: Cashless Economy Shall Take Effect Nationwide Next Month

5 years ago /
Business and Economy  

Come July first 2014, the Central Bank of Nigeria cashless policy shall take effect nationwide.

President Jonathan Calls For Unity Amongst Political Parties

5 years ago /
Politics 

President Goodluck Jonathan wants Nigerian politicians to unite on those issues that promote the life of the nation and not to play politics with them.  

Political Parties Speak On Unity For The Good Of The Nation

5 years ago /
Politics 

And just as the conveners of the all political parties summit talked about an agenda to douse rising tension, former Nigerian military ruler Mohammadu Buhari said there was need for the rule of law to reign at all times.  

Abuja High Court Stops Police From Banning Protests

5 years ago /
Nation 

An Abuja High Court ruled that the Nigerian Police cannot prevent or stop rallies and processions held in connection with the abducted Chibok girls.

Felix Obuah Gets Another Victory In Federal High Court, Abuja

5 years ago /
Politics 

A Federal High Court in Abuja has granted the Felix Obuah-led executive of the People's Democratic Party, PDP in Rivers State, the powers to conduct primaries and submit names of nominated candidates for the 2015 general elections to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.  

Rivers State Judicial Workers Commence Indefinite Strike Over Incessant Bombings

5 years ago /
Nation 

The Rivers state chapter of the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria Tuesday commenced on indefinite strike action to protest what it calls the incessant bombing attacks on courthouses in the state.  

Collapsed Buildings: The Cement Factor

5 years ago /
Business and Economy  

The recent high rate of building collapse has no doubt been a source of concern.    

Ukraine Orders Creation Of Corridors For Civilians To Flee Areas Of Conflict

5 years ago /
International News 

Ukrainian president, Petro Poroshenko has ordered the creation of humanitarian corridors for civilians to flee areas of the east hit by conflict.

INEC Chairman, Attahiru Jega Promises A Better 2015 Election Than That Of 2011

5 years ago /
Politics 

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Attahiru Jega has assured Nigerians that the 2015 general elections will be far better than that of the 2011.  

Honourable Akpan Micah Umoh Calls For Local Government Autonomy

5 years ago /
Politics 

Member, representing Ikot Abasi federal constituency in the National Assembly, Akpan Micah Umoh, has called on Nigerians and all state Houses of Assembly to support local government autonomy.

One Feared Dead, Eight Others Arrested As Police Tear Gas APC Supporters In Ekiti

5 years ago /
Politics 

There was pandemonium in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital barely twenty-four hours after President Goodluck Jonathan came on a campaign rally for the governorship candidate of the PDP in the June 21, governorship election.  

President Jonathan Says Insurgency Will Soon Become History

5 years ago /
Politics 

President Goodluck Jonathan says issues relating to the fight against Boko Haram would soon fizzle away as he raises hopes of eventual victory over the insurgents.  

Metering System: The Ordeal Nigerians Pass Through

5 years ago /
Business and Economy  

Electricity consumers in Abuja the Nigerian capital and elsewhere are expressing frustration at what they called “staggering charges” given them by power distribution companies through estimated billing.