News - Clement Nwankwo

Civil Society Situation Room Appeals To Buhari To Assent To Electoral Act Amendment Bill

3 weeks ago /
Politics 

The Nigeria civil society situation room has appealed to the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari to speedily assent to the electoral act amendment bill passed by the 8th National Assembly.

Don't Be Rubber Stamp, Saraki, Dogara Tell Members- Elect

3 months ago /
Politics 

Senate President, Bukola Saraki has asked members-elect in the 9th Assembly to ensure the independence of the legislative arm of government remains intact and not negotiable.

CSO Situation Room Urges Security Agencies To Be Professional In Election Duties

3 months ago /
Politics 

The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room has called on security agencies involved in the conduct of Saturday’s supplementary elections to be professional in carrying out their duties.

 

Situation Room Calls For Independent Inquiry Into 2019 Elections

4 months ago /
Politics 

The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room has called for an independent enquiry into the conduct of the 2019 general elections, saying the elections fell below the outlined standards.

Civil Society Situation Room Decries Excessive Involvement Of Military In Elections

4 months ago /
Politics 

The Nigeria Civil Society situation room has lamented the excessive involvement of the military and other arms bearing security officials in the elections.

Situation Room Disappointed With Conduct Of Elections

4 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigeria Civil Society situation room has called on the Acting Inspector General Of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to investigate the allegation of police overreach during the presidential and national assembly elections.

Civil Society Situation Room Expresses Concern Over Killings

4 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room has expressed worry over what it calls politically motivated killings leading up to the elections.

Situation Room Raises Concerns Over Role Of Security Agencies Ahead 2019 Elections

7 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigeria Civil Society situation room has expressed concern over what has been described as partisanship of security agencies in the build up to the 2019 general elections.

Civil Society Situation Room Wants Inec To Sensitize Voters On Party Logos

8 months ago /
Politics 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has been urged to mount a sensitization campaign to educate the electorate on how to identify different parties and their logos in the ballot papers during voting in the 2019 general election.

12M PVCS Uncollected-INEC

10 months ago /
Nation 

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC says 12 million permanent voter cards are yet to be collected.

NASS Siege: Situation Room Calls For Sanctions

11 months ago /
Politics 

The Nigerian Civil Society Situation Room has asked the presidency to sanction all security operatives involved in the blockade of the national assembly on Tuesday.

INEC Identifies Vote Buying Strategies

11 months ago /
Politics 

The independent national electoral commission, INEC, has identified various strategies of vote buying which include cash, gifts and free fuel.

INEC To Spend More For 2019 Elections

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC says the budget for the 2019 election will be higher than what was spent for the 2015 election.

CSOs Oppose Amendment Of Electoral Act

1 year ago /
Nation 

A coalition of Nigerian Civil Society Groups has opposed the move by the House of Representatives to amend the electoral act, which will ultimately alter the election timetable already drawn up by the independent national electoral commission.

Forum Condemns Violence Against Women

1 year ago /
Nation 

Violence against women has been identified as a major set back to their effective participation in politics. Chairman senate committee on information and orientation senator Eyinnaya Abaribe says violence against women are in different forms and only effective implementation of relevant laws would contain the trend  Senator Abaribe was speaking at a stakeholder’s...

APGA’s Obiano Secures Second Term By Overwhelming Victory

1 year ago /
Politics 

Candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance and incumbent Governor of Anambra State,  Willie Obiano has succeeded in his re-election bid after securing a landslide victory over 36 others gunning for his position. The Chief Returning Officer for Saturday’s governorship election in Anambra, Professor Zanna Akpagu, declared the governor winner of...

INEC Says Its Ready For Anambra Election

1 year ago /
Nation 

The chairman of the Independent National Electoral  Commission, Inec, Professor Mahmood Yakubu says the commission is more than ready for a smooth conduct of the upcoming Anambra state governorship elections. Yakubu said this at the Nigeria civil society situation room dialogue session in Abuja. He expressed satisfaction with the commission’s preparedness for...

IGP Idris Assures Of Security For Anambra Election

1 year ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s inspector general of police, Ibrahim Idris, says the police in Anambra have been provided with all the necessary manpower and logistics to secure the electorates, electoral officials, elections monitoring and observers ahead of the governorship election in the state. Idris said during a situation room dialogue that additional policemen have also...

 

Civil Society Organisations Urge INEC, Security Agents, Parties To Intensify Preparations For February Poll

4 years ago /
Nation 

 Civil Society Organisations under the auspices of 'Situation Room" on Thursday in Abuja urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies to intensify preparations for conduct of the February general elections. Briefing newsmen, Mr Clement Nwankwo, Executive Director of Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC), on behalf of the...

Smears And Fears: Nigeria Presidential Campaign Gets Personal

4 years ago /
Nation 

When Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary-general, was in Abuja last week, he urged all presidential candidates and parties to rise above the personal and debate the issues that matter.  But the message appears to have gone unheeded, with fresh attacks from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against Muhammadu Buhari,...