EU Gave INEC 8 Billion Naira For Infrastructure – Nick Westcott

 The European Union (EU) has given the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Nigeria about 8 billion Naira to help the umpire put in place necessary infrastructure and training that will ensure elections are credible, an official of the body said. In an interview with Channels Television on Saturday, the EU Managing

Abuja Residents Leave Town For Elections

With less than 24 hours to the general elections, residents of the nation’s capital, Abuja  have been leaving the capital city. Some of them, who spoke to Channels Television said, they were traveling to their villages and where they registered to ensure they vote in the elections.

Jega Confident Logistic Challenges Will Be Cut Off During Polls

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, has expressed confidence that the decentralisation of distribution of election materials for the 2015 elections would cut off logistic challenges at the forthcoming polls. Professor Jega said this at a meeting with the former President of Liberia and

2015 Election: Court Sacks Ondo APC Candidate For NASS Polls

The Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the substitution of the House of Representative candidate of the Ondo State All Progressives Congress (APC) for Odigbo/Ile-Oluji/Oke-Igbo, Yejide Ogundipe and ordered him to be replaced by one Festus Adefiranye having won the highest number of votes in the primary election conducted

More APC Governors, Deputies Will Join PDP Soon – Secondus

The Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has said that subsequent to the party’s latest nationwide consultations, some All Progressives Congress (APC) governors and their deputies would soon return to the PDP. Secondus, who made the claim in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT)

2015 Elections: Commonwealth Observers Will Not Go To North-East

The Commonwealth observer mission to Nigeria’s general elections says it would not deploy any observer to north-east Nigeria despite the progress made by the Federal Government to restore security in the region. The Chairperson of the group and former President of Malawi, Dr Bakili Muluzi, said that the Commonwealth mission

Court Suspends Proceedings Of Suit Challenging Use OF Card Reader

A Federal High Court in Abuja has granted an order of stay of proceedings in a suit challenging the plan by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to use the electronic card reader machine in Nigeria’s forthcoming general elections. The trail judge, Justice A‎deniyi Ademola, said the order of stay

Buhari Seeks FCT Igbo Leaders’ Support For Change

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari, has appealed to the Igbo community in the north and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, to support his efforts to rescue Nigeria from economic collapse. Addressing leaders of the Igbo community in Abuja on Friday, General Buhari

Jonathan Reiterates Commitment To Boko Haram Defeat

The Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, has re-emphasised the government’s commitment to fighting the Boko Haram terrorist group, in what may be described as a ray of hope in the fight against insurgency in the nation’s north-east. President Jonathan, who spoke to BBC in Abuja on Thursday, maintained that the Islamic

360Events: Stop The Drumbeats Of War, Abuja

“As a teenage girl, caught up in the crossfire of the Nigeria-Biafra war (1967-1970) and made to live in the perilous African forest in order to escape abduction by randy soldiers, the horrors may have sunk into my impressionable mind and remained deep-seated. Now a mature adult survivor, I hear

Court Confirms Gambo Lawal As PDP Candidate For Borno

The Federal High Court in Abuja has confirmed Gambo Lawal, as the veritable Borno State governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the 2015 governorship election. In the judgement delivered by the preceding judge, Justice Ahmed Mohammed, the court held that the defendant, Mohammed Imam, did not show

UN Task Politicians On Peaceful Elections

The United Nations (UN) Under-Secretary, Mr Jeffery Feltham, has appealed to all political actors in Nigeria to ensure that the general elections are held under a peaceful atmosphere. The appeal comes barely two weeks to the general elections rescheduled for March 28.

Buhari Assures Of Media Freedom If Elected

Former Military Head of State and Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari, has assured the Nigerian Media that the industry and its practitioners will not suffer any harassment under his government, should he emerge winner of the March 28 presidential election. General Buhari, who gave

INEC Commissioner Displeased with PVC Collection In Ogun

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) National Commissioner in charge of Oyo, Ekiti and Ogun States, Prof Lai Olurode, has expressed concern over the failure of residents in Ogun State to collect about 589,377 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) across the 20 Local Government Areas of the state. Mr Olurode shared

Court Orders That Alleged Nyanya Bombers Be Tried In Camera

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered that the alleged mastermind of the April 14 Nyanya bomb blast, Aminu Ogwuche and five orders be tried in camera. Justice Ahmed Mohammed, who gave the order, also allowed the prosecution to use aliases for the defence witnesses.

Suit Challenging INEC, APC On Use Of PVC Stalled

Hearing in the suit filed by the Attorney General of Plateau State and 27 others against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the All Progressives Congress (APC), challenging the use of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) during the 2015 general elections has been stalled. At the resumed hearing of the

INEC Insists Card Reader Technology Eliminates Rigging

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has once again expressed confidence that the card reader technology will guard against any chances of rigging the forthcoming elections in Nigeria. At a meeting with stakeholders on Monday, the Chairman of the commission, Professor Attahiru Jega, said that the commission had put adequate

BBOG Campaigners Seek Chibok Girls’ Release, Rehabilitation By March 2016

As Nigeria joins the world to celebrate Mother’s Day, the ‘Bring Back Our Girls’ Campaigners (BBOGC) have asked the Federal Government to ensure that the abducted Chibok girls are rescued and rehabilitated before March 2016. As they continue their daily sit-out in Abuja, the nation’s capital, convener of the group,