News - NEC

INEC sets up committee to review electoral constituencies

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 years ago /
Nation 

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

NPFL readmits Giwa FC

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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.

Senate gives its nod to electronic voting

6 years ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian senate reconvened on Tuesday completely silent on a Federal High Court order restraining lawmakers from the Peoples’ Democratic Party who have or wish to defect to the All Progressives’ Congress from altering the leadership of the National Assembly.

NIS recruitment: Punishing impunity and corruption

6 years ago /
Nation 

On March 15, 2014, attempt by the Nigeria Immigration Service to recruit candidates to fill four thousand five hundred vacancies, turned fatal. Death figures from the exercise around the country have been put at between sixteen and twenty applicants.

Boko Haram insurgency: Catholic Church holds procession for dead victims

6 years ago /
Nation  Religion 

The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan says Nigerians should have value for life.   

Oyo kidnappers will be brought to book, says Nigeria Police Force

6 years ago /
Nation  Security 

The Nigeria Police says all those behind the kidnapping activities in what is now known as the ‘kidnappers den’ in Oyo state will surely be brought to book.

Police corporal kills wife, five others and self in Abeokuta

6 years ago /
Nation 

Tragedy struck on Thursday at Akingbala area of Eleweran, Abeokuta, Ogun State when a police corporal, Sunkanmi Ogunbiyi went berserk and shot dead his wife Corporal Oluwatosin Faremi, a commercial motorcyclist and five other members of a family, killing himself.

Defecting lawmakers ask Judge to stay his judgment as they file new application

6 years ago /
Nation 

The thirty seven federal lawmakers and others who defected from the PDP to the APC on Wednesday stalled the judgment that would have determined whether they should lose their seats or not.