Posts Tagged ‘polls’

Jega, Nigeria’s Electoral Commission Head Promises More Credible Elections

Written on July 23rd, 2010 by
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New INEC Head, Attahiru Jega, is getting down to business ahead of general elections: Elections in Nigeria could now take place in January. The electoral commission head has promised those elections will be more credible than a 2007 vote marked by... Read More | Share

Iwu fires at critics: Polls 2007 were most credible

Written on October 30th, 2007 by
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WHEN Professor Maurice Iwu, in the wake of the 2003 general elections, was named chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, hopes were high that he would, being an academic, be true to his calling, work assiduously and honestly to... Read More | Share

Court Tells Nigerian President To Respond On Polls

Written on July 20th, 2007 by
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A Nigerian electoral tribunal ordered President Umaru Yar'Adua to respond within 14 days to a petition filed against his election victory. A Nigerian electoral tribunal on Thursday ordered President Umaru Yar'Adua to respond within 14 days to a... Read More | Share

NLC Insists on May 28, 29 sit-at-home strike

Written on May 23rd, 2007 by
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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the Joint Action Forum (JAF) under the leadership of Labour and Civil Society Coalition (LASCO) on Wednesday warned foreigners living in the country to stay at home for their own safety... Read More | Share

Protests over Flawed Elections Shut Nigerian Courts Down

Written on May 19th, 2007 by
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Courts in Nigeria have remained shut, following a call by the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) for a boycott to protest over last month's elections.Read More:http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/6669491.stm... Read More | Share

April polls disastrous, says Enahoro

Written on May 7th, 2007 by
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Renowned nationalist and elder statesman, Pa Anthony Enahoro, at the weekend appraised the just concluded general elections, describing them as a disaster. Enahoro, also described as misplaced, the persuasion that the election petition tribunals will... Read More | Share

INEC to conduct 117 new Elections in 27 States out of 36 in Nigeria on April 28

Written on April 26th, 2007 by
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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is to conduct by-elections on Saturday in 27 states of the federation. 117 outstanding elections are to be conducted. They include governorship, state constituency, federal constituency and senate... Read More | Share

Difficult Day at the Nigerian Polls – BBC

Written on April 14th, 2007 by
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Controversy over omissions on the ballot, pockets of violence, ballot box theft and general infrastructural difficulties - these will be well remembered by many Nigerians voting in governorship and state legislative polls.Read... Read More | Share

NATIONAL BROADCAST: Obasanjo warns on polls

Written on April 13th, 2007 by
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ADDRESS OF PRESIDENT OBASANJO TO THE NATION ON THE EVE OF THE APRIL 14 ELECTIONS Click here for short clip of... Read More | Share

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