News - NEC

INEC ordered to pay N17.2 billion to complainant, BHL

5 years ago /
Nation 

A federal High court in Abuja has awarded the sum of N17.2 billion (seventeen point two billion naira) against the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC in a case of patent infringement filed by Bedding Holding Limited.

CHILD ABUSE: Human Rights Activists call on state governments to pass Child Right Act into law

5 years ago /
Nation 

The plight of the Nigerian child in the face of gross abuse and neglect brought together child advocacy groups at all levels of government to see how the country has implemented the provisions of the African charter on the rights and welfare of the child.

Mohammed Mursi could be getting the death sentence

5 years ago /
International News 

The trial of Egypt's former Islamist president, Mohamed Mursi, began on Tuesday over a mass jail break in 2011, one of three cases against him since he was ousted by the army in July last year.

INEC's 2015 general elections timetable sparks controversy

5 years ago /
Politics 

The release of the INEC timetable for 2015 general elections is still generating reactions from different quarters.

PDP, others, form coalition against the APC

5 years ago /
Politics 

A new group in Nigeria’s House of Representatives known as the National Unity Group has condemned the directive by the All Progressives Congress asking its members in the National Assembly to block all executive proposals.

Senate moves to amend the AMCON ACT of 2010

5 years ago /
Business and Economy  

A Bill to amend the Asset management Corporation of Nigeria Act of 2010, AMCON 2010, scaled the second reading.

Governors question the motive behind the cancellation of National Economic Council meeting by the Presidency

5 years ago /
Politics 

The Governor Amaechi-led Nigeria Governors’ Forum wants President Goodluck Jonathan to take immediate steps to check what it calls the excesses of the police in Rivers state before it degenerates into uncontrollable violence that may affect other parts of the country.

"I WANT PDP TO WRECK" - Bola Ahmed Tinubu declares!

5 years ago /
Politics 

The All progressives congress, APC, wants the federal government to resolve the crisis in River state and restore rule of law or its members in the National Assembly will block all legislative proposals including the 2014 budget and confirmation of all nominees to military and civilian positions to public office.

Federal government approves N28.17 billion for development of Abuja district

5 years ago /
Nation 

The federal government has approved the sum of N28.17 billion (twenty-eight point one-one-seven billion naira) for the provision and development of engineering infrastructure in Wasa district, Abuja

Okorocha calls more inclusion of Igbos in the polity

5 years ago /
Politics 

The post given to now-retired General Azubuike Ihejerika automatically gave the Igbos opportunity to be part of the Security Council meeting.

PDP suffers setback in move to declare decamped members' seats vacant

5 years ago /
Politics 

The move by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to rein in its defecting members in the National Assembly hit a brick wall in court on Wednesday.

Nigerian Senate outlines its priorities for 2014

5 years ago /
Politics 

The Nigerian Senate resumed on Tuesday without the anticipated defections of lawmakers.

Details of the latest meeting between the Federal government and ASUP

5 years ago /
Education 

The federal government on Tuesday met with the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, with a view to ending the strike embarked upon by the union.

Health care professionals to embark on three-day warning strike

5 years ago /
Health 

The joint health workers union and health care professionals will embark on a three- day warning strike from Thursday to protest the failure of the  federal government to respond to their demands.

Chief of Army Staff says Boko Haram will be defeated by April

5 years ago /
Security 

The newly appointed Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshall Alex Badeh declared the end of the Boko Haram insurgents in the Defence Headquarters on Monday.

Details of the Jigawa state Local government elections

5 years ago /
Politics 

Local government elections were held in all the five emirate councils that make up Jigawa, namely; Dutse, Ringim, Hadeja, Kezaure and Gumel on Saturday.

Obama defends NSA's spying activities; says it's in the best interest of America

5 years ago /

U.S. President Barack Obama says he will not allow America's communications surveillance capability to damage relations with Germany and other close US allies.

Chinese investigators grill high-ranking government officials to unravel corruption allegations

5 years ago /

Chinese investigators have questioned more than a dozen senior officials, including the country's top prosecutor, about links to retired domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang, who is the subject of a corruption probe.

United Nations calls for higher inclusion of youths in electoral processes in Nigeria

5 years ago /
Politics 

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) agency, Democratic Governance for Development, has called for more civic education among political parties to achieve a violence free election in 2015.

INEC to use electronic register in future elections

5 years ago /
Politics 

The Independent National Electoral Commission has said it would henceforth use only the electronic register to conduct elections in Nigeria.