Post Tagged with: "Prof Attahiru Jega"

US president Barack Obama presents Attahiru Jega with Certificate of Commendation

April 8, 2015 12:37 pm
US president Barack Obama presents Attahiru  Jega with Certificate of Commendation

US president Barack Obama a few days ago presented a Certificate of Commendation to INEC chairman, Attahiru Jega, over the conduct of the Presidential and National Assembly elections on March 28th, which they said was free and fair, credible and the best election ever held in Nigeria. The ‘Certificate of Commendation’ […]

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Professor Attahiru Jega will be leaving office in June as INEC chairman

April 3, 2015 1:20 pm
Professor Attahiru Jega will be leaving office in June as INEC chairman

INEC Chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega says he will be leaving office in June this year when his tenure as Chairman of the electoral body ends. In an interview with BBC Hausa, Professor Jega said even if he is asked to continue in office, he would not. “I am grateful to […]

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APC says it is wrong for President Jonathan to be summoning INEC Chairman, Prof. Jega Attahiru at will

March 19, 2015 5:54 am
APC  says it is wrong for President Jonathan to be summoning INEC Chairman, Prof. Jega Attahiru at will

Press statement from the APC below… The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the President’s decision to summon INEC Chairman Attahiru Jega to a meeting that was not attended by other political parties in Abuja on Tuesday is part of ongoing moves to compromise the integrity of the electoral commission, […]

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INEC chairman, Prof Attahiru Jega now ready for next week’s general elections

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INEC chairman, Prof Attahiru Jega now ready for next week’s general elections

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Attahiru Jega says the electoral body is ready to conduct the general elections which starts next week Saturday March 28th. At a meeting with some Civil Society bodies in Abuja today, Prof Jega said the time provided by the postponement has helped […]

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Call for the sack of INEC Chairman, Prof Attahiru Jega; Fayose is not speaking for us – PDP

March 6, 2015 9:09 am
Call for the sack of INEC Chairman, Prof Attahiru Jega; Fayose is not speaking for us – PDP

The Deputy National Chairman of  PDP, Prince Uche Sedondus, says that the recent call for the sack of INEC Chairman, Prof Attahiru Jega by Ekiti state Governor, Ayo Fayose, was his opinion and not that of the party. Prince Secondus said this while speaking with pressmen in Abuja yesterday “We […]

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President Goodluck Jonathan on AIT, speaks on Chibok girls, Interim govt, Jega, others

March 5, 2015 10:51 am
President Goodluck Jonathan on AIT, speaks on Chibok girls, Interim govt, Jega, others

President Jonathan was a guest on AIT’s current affairs programme, Kakaki this morning where he spoke on many issues including the Chibok girls, managing the insurgency over the years, purported plans to remove INEC Chairman Prof Attahiru Jega, the opposition, the stoning of his convoy in the North and how […]

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Prof Attahiru Jega Will Go, Heavens Won’t Fall – Ayo Fayose

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Prof Attahiru Jega Will Go, Heavens Won’t Fall – Ayo Fayose

Press statement from Ekiti state … Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has described outbursts of the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the possible removal of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman, Prof Attahiru Jega as “mere comedy,” saying; “President Goodluck Jonathan can sack Jega if he wishes and […]

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Reason Why President Goodluck Jonathan & PDP Are Very Angry with Jega

March 3, 2015 8:24 am
Reason Why President Goodluck Jonathan & PDP Are Very Angry with Jega

There were revelations in Abuja on Monday on why President Goodluck Jonathan and the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, were angry with the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega. A week-long investigation by PUNCH in Abuja showed that the President and his party […]

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Alleged plot by the presidency to send the chairman of INEC on terminal leave next week

February 27, 2015 9:17 am
Alleged plot by the presidency to send the chairman of INEC on terminal leave next week

The secret moves to remove Professor Attahiru Jega from INEC at all cost is not over after all. The leading opposition party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) caucus in the Senate has raised the alarm over an alleged plot by the presidency to send the chairman of INEC on terminal […]

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‘We Must Use Card Readers To Stop Rigging’ -INEC Chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega insists

February 19, 2015 9:21 am
‘We Must Use Card Readers To Stop Rigging’ -INEC Chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega insists

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega on Wednesday insisted that the commission will not revert its decision to use Card Readers for the accreditation of voters in the rescheduled 2015 general elections. Jega, who appeared before the 109-senate members for hours told them that card […]

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INEC Chairman, Prof Attahiru Jega Tells Senators He Can’t Guarantee Presidential Elections Will Hold March 28

February 18, 2015 6:34 pm
INEC Chairman, Prof Attahiru Jega Tells Senators He Can’t Guarantee Presidential Elections Will Hold March 28

Unfortunately for Nigerians, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Attahiru Jega, has told Nigerian federal lawmakers he could not guarantee the 2015 general elections will hold on rescheduled dates in March and April.                               Prof. Attahiru Jega    At a meeting with Senators Wednesday, Mr. Jega said […]

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INEC chairman Prof Attahiru Jega, appears before the Senate to explain election postponement

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INEC chairman Prof Attahiru Jega, appears before the Senate to explain election postponement

INEC Chairman Prof. Jega appeared before the National Assembly this afternoon to explain why the election was postponed and also demonstrate how they would use card readers during the elections. Speaking to members of the Senate, Prof Jega talked about politicians who are rumoured to have bought PVCs in some […]

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Nigeria Senate Summons INEC Chairman, Prof Attahiru Jega Over Election Postponement

February 17, 2015 1:54 pm
Nigeria Senate Summons INEC Chairman, Prof Attahiru Jega Over Election Postponement

The red upper chamber of the national assembly has summoned the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Attahiru Jega, to appear before it Wednesday with information on the level of his agency’s preparedness towards the forthcoming general elections. The decision was taken following a motion by the senate […]

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President Jonathan Can’t Sack Jega from INEC

February 14, 2015 12:04 pm
President Jonathan Can’t Sack Jega from INEC

The Nigerian Civil Society Situation Room, on Thursday faulted the claim by President Goodluck Jonathan that he was vested with the power by the constitution to sack the Chairman of INEC. President Jonathan, who made the comment during a presidential media chat with some selected journalists on Wednesday, has now […]

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It is impossible to Remove Jega, the INEC Chairman

February 11, 2015 5:16 pm
It is impossible to Remove Jega, the INEC Chairman

Amid speculations of plots by the Presidency to remove the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Attahiru Jega, from office, it has been established that the president has no powers to do so. According to the 1999 Constitution (amended), the president can only remove the INEC Chairman on the […]

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