News - NEC

House of Reps pass 2014 appropriation bill

5 years ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s House of Representatives has passed the 2014 appropriation bill, voting N4.695 trillion for the fiscal year.

FG files fresh charges against Mohammed Abacha

5 years ago /
Nation 

The federal government has filed fresh charges against Mohammed Abacha, son of former Nigerian military Head of State, General Sani Abacha for allegedly receiving the sum of N447 billion stolen from government coffers in 1998.

Politicians extol the virtues of Balarabe Musa at the launch of his biography

5 years ago /
Nation 

As the build up to the 2015 election continues President Goodluck Jonathan has warned politicians against what he called politics of sentiments.

Governor Mimiko calls on INEC to release bye election results

5 years ago /
Nation 

Ondo state governor, Olusegun Mimiko has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to make public the result of the election in the state into the Federal House of Representatives in the interest of its integrity and 2015 elections.

Ibrahim Skekerau believes security of the Northeast should prevail over conduct of elections

5 years ago /
Nation 

Former Kano state governor, Ibrahim Shekarau says 2015 election in the three north east states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe can only take place based on practical security situation on ground.

CLEEN foundation calls for adequate election preparation

5 years ago /
Nation 

As Nigeria prepares for the 2015 general election, the need to urgently address a number of negative factors capable of fueling violence during and after the polls has again been stressed.  

INEC sets up committee to review electoral constituencies

5 years ago /
Nation 

The chairman of the electoral body, Attahiru Jega broke this news in Abuja on Monday at an interactive session with senior journalists where he promised that the 2015 general elections will see Nigeria take its rightful place in the comity of nations.

NUJ commends Nigeria as the largest economy in Africa

5 years ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Union of Journalists has commended the Nigerian government for what it describes as monumental strides in not only improving the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), but also attaining the status of being the number one economy in Africa. 

Court resumes hearing on defecting governors

5 years ago /
Nation 

The Federal High Court Abuja has reserved May 23rd for ruling in the suit filed by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) against five governors who defected from the party to the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC).  

FG to scrap NAPEP, retains EFCC and ICPC

5 years ago /
Nation 

The report submitted by the former Head of Civil Service, Mr. Stephen Oronsaye to President Goodluck Jonathan on April 16, 2012 on restructuring and rationalization of federal government parastatals, commissions and agencies records some acceptance and rejection.

British millionaire extradited to face trial over murder of his wife

5 years ago /

A British man accused of conspiring to kill his wife in a fake car-jacking during the couple's honeymoon in Cape Town is set to appear in court on Tuesday.

SEAMATA gives Nigeria Customs Service a 10-day ultimatum

5 years ago /
Business and Economy  

South East Amalgamated Market Traders Association wants the federal government to urgently set up an independent committee that will address the issue of bottlenecks at the various ports in the country.

Moro defends decision

5 years ago /
Nation 

Minister of Interior, Abba Moro says that all steps taken to recruit new talents into the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, were intended to protect Nigerians from sharp practices that have historically characterized recruitment exercise in the service.

INEC promises a credible voters' register for upcoming Ekiti elections

5 years ago /
Nation 

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, says it has weeded out over 70,000 fake voters from the voters’ register for the upcoming governorship election in Ekiti state, southwest Nigeria.

Senate seeks to pass a bill to make INEC prove the credibility of its elections

5 years ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate on Thursday opened debate on a bill to amend the Electoral Act.

NPFL readmits Giwa FC

5 years ago /
Sports  

Giwa FC has been granted provisional admission to participate in the 2013/2014 Nigeria Professional Football League season.

National Conference: Delegates demand good governance and social justice

5 years ago /

As the delegates to the National Conference continue to discuss issues raised by President Goodluck Jonathan in his inaugural speech, good governance, social justice and the search for oil exploration in the North are topical issues on the front burner.

Senate proposes an amendment to the constitution

5 years ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian senate committee on constitution review is seeking an amendment to the 1999 constitution that will allow the country’s President participate in the power of the National Assembly to initiate the making of a new constitution.

Fresh Democratic Party accuses INEC of dishonouring ruling in its favour

5 years ago /

Fresh Democratic Party has again called the attention of relevant democratic institutions to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC and its officials to obey lawful court orders.

Ibadan ritual den: Police to intensify efforts to catch perpetrators

5 years ago /
Nation 

As the uproar over the discovery of a kidnappers den at Soka community in Oluyole Local Government Area of Ibadan the Oyo State capital southwest Nigeria is yet to die down, the state police command has confirmed the arrest of thirteen suspected ritual killers in connection with the gruesome act.