News - NEC

ANAMBRA ELECTION WAS A VERY CLEAN ELECTION- VICTOR UMEH

5 years ago /
Politics 

The APGA flag-bearer, Willie Obiano, being declared the winner of the very controversial Anambra state gubernatorial election was a legitimate source of celebration. During the small celebration at the Government House, Anambra, the Governor-elect took the opportunity to assure the people of Anambra state that their votes were not wasted on him.

 

ANAMBRA POLLS: APC Protests against supplementary elections; threatens boycott

5 years ago /
Nation  Politics 

Ahead of Saturday’s supplementary governorship election in Anambra state, angry protesters, all of them, supporters of the All Progressive Congress are on the streets of Abuja and in defiance of a police order. Enraged by the episode of the aborted elections in Anambra state, the protesters marched against INEC, demanding free and fair elections in Nigeria

 

AFRICA: Islamist militancy threatens Africa

5 years ago /
Security 

With Islamist militant groups across the Sahara region still able to flex their muscles despite the French intervention in Mali, former UN diplomat and security expert Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah considers their threat to Africa.

 

Anambra Polls: Jega admits election was flawed

5 years ago /
Politics 

A number of issues have risen in the Anambra governorship election. There are allegations of multiple data registers, logistics challenge and the contentious supplementary elections. In addressing these issues, Attahiru Jega noted that INEC was not on top of its game in Anambra governorship election. In fact, he said the performance of INEC in the election subtracted from the performance in the 2011 elections.

 

NIGERIA: BATCH C CORP MEMBERS DEPLOYED TO PLACES OF PRIMARY ASSIGNMENT

5 years ago /
Education  Nation 

The National Youth Service Corps has deployed its 2013 Batch C, Corps Members to their places of primary assignment.

Violence against women: Gender Advocates advise victims to speak out to end menace

5 years ago /
Gender and Youth Development  Oddities 

According to the United Nations, up to 70% of women experience violence in their lifetime and between 500,000 to 2,000,000 women are trafficked annually into situations including forced labor, prostitution and slavery.

ANAMBRA POLLS: ACCUSED INEC OFFICIAL DETAINED

5 years ago /
Politics 

An Abuja Chief Magistrates Court has ordered that an Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) official from Idemili North of Anambra state, Chukwujekwu Okeke be remanded in police custody.

NIGERIA: Women with disability seek government support

5 years ago /

Some members of the civil society have called for support from government to improve the lives of women with disability.   Speaking at a forum organized by the Advocacy for Women with Disability Initiative, AWWDI, in Abuja on Thursday, they said the huge challenges that cut across the world need to be addressed.

NATIONAL CONFERENCE: Wike on National Dialogue

5 years ago /
Nation 

Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike says that in a political climate where strong disagreements exist, the opportunity for every Nigerian to participate in a national dialogue should not be missed.

NIGERIA: Senate considers the creation of another Financial Crimes Agency

5 years ago /
Nation 

A bill to establish the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Agency as the central body for gathering financial information has scaled the second reading at the senate.

ABUSE OF ENVIRONMENT: NOA PUSHES FOR CITIZEN EDUCATION

5 years ago /
Environment  Nation 

The Vice-President, Namadi Sambo who spoke at the launch of a new initiative by the National Orientation Agency to protect the Nigerian environment, said, the 2012 flood experienced in many parts of Nigeria was made worse by the abuse of the environment.

ANAMBRA POLLS: INEC REACTS

5 years ago /
Politics 

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has scheduled a crucial meeting for Thursday to review issues arising from Anambra governorship election.

 

NIGERIA: CASE AGAINST BOKO HARAM SUSPECT STALLS AS HE IS UNABLE TO SECURE COUNSEL

5 years ago /
Nation  Security 

Boko Haram suspect Abdulmannan Obadiki will be arraigned before the Federal High Court Abuja on December 12 in connection with the attack on the Deeper Life Church, Lokoja, Kogi state, in 2012.

ANAMBRA POLLS: ANOTHER CONFLICT ROCKS THE PDP

5 years ago /
Politics 

In a rather embarrassing turn of events for the Ruling oarty, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the governorship candidate for the party, Tony Nwoye in the Anambra gubernatorial elections expressed anger at the statement of the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Olisah Metuh, describing the election as free, fair and organized.

ANAMBRA POLLS: APGA SUPPORTERS PROTEST DELAY IN DECLARING OBIANO WINNER

5 years ago /
Politics 

This group took to the street to express their grievances over the delay in announcing the winner in Saturday’s election. For the group, APGA flag bearer, Obiano has secured majority vote in at least 13 local government areas out of the overall 21 local government areas giving him the overall victory.

PRESIDENT JONATHAN'S REASON FOR CALLING OFF THE 2014 BUDGET PRESENTATION

5 years ago /
Nation 

President Goodluck Jonathan, once again, called off the presentation of the 2014 Budget before the National Assembly yesterday. The reason expressed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati is the failure of the Executive and Legislature to harmonise their positions on the Crude Oil benchmark.

ANAMBRA ELECTIONS: DISENFRANCHISED WOMEN PROTEST IN AWKA

5 years ago /
Politics 

Following the numerous complaints that have trailed the Anambra state governorship elections and the very many faults attributed to the electoral body, INEC, disenfranchised women took to the streets in Awka to protest their inability to participate in the electoral process.

ANAMBRA ELECTION: TMG ANNOUNCES ELECTION MONITORING RESULTS

5 years ago /
Politics 

The Transition Monitoring Group has opined that the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) still has a lot to do to boost public confidence in electoral processes ahead of the 2015 General elections

Anambra Decides: Ngige calls on INEC to ensure votes count

5 years ago /
Politics 

The APC Governorship aspirant briefed newsmen through his campaign Director General, George Moghalu urging the relevant agencies to put the necessary machineries in place to achieve a free, fair and credible election. He also made a passionate plea to the general public to ensure that the will of the people was protected at all cost.

Nigeria Anti-Corruption Law: Legal Luminaries seek stricter punishment for corruption

5 years ago /
Nation 

The challenge of corruption remains a serious problem facing Nigeria today which informed the Government’s decision to set up many institutions to tackle the menace.