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Nigeria: INEC Postpones Election on Security Concerns

Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has finally announced its decision to “adjust” the country’s election timetable for the 2015 general elections. Chairman of the Commission Attahiru Jega, saturday night told journalist in Abuja, the decision to postpone the elections was based on security concerns. He said the presidential and national assembly elections will now […]

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Nigeria Postpones General Elections?

An unconfirmed report by Associated Press says Nigeria has postpone its general elections by six weeks. According to the report, the decision by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is to enable Africa’s multinational force time, to recover areas under the Boko Haram control in the country’s North East region. An un-named INEC official told AP […]

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Nigeria: General Elections Might Hold As Scheduled

Contrary to the speculation going round that Nigeria’s general elections will be shifted to a later date, Nigeria’s highest decision making body – National Council of State has okayed the elections to kick off on February 14 as scheduled. The issue which form part of the discussion during the Council of State on Thursday was […]

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Nigerian Police Sets-up Election Offences Task Team

Nigerian Police is setting up a Special Team to investigate all electoral offences in the forthcoming general elections in the country.   Inspector-General, Suleiman Abba ordered the constitution of the team under the Commissioner of Police, Force Legal Prosecution Department, Nwodibo Ekechukwu.   Nigeria goes to polls on February 14 for presidential and National Assembly […]

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Nigeria Loses Voter Cards to Thieves

PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria (31 January 2015) – Nigeria says over 14,000 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) on distribution to eligible voters for use in the February general elections have been stolen in Rivers State, south-south of the country.   An official of the country’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Mrs Gesila Khan, told reporters in Port […]

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Election Stakeholders Task Nigerian Media on Responsible Journalism

KADUNA, Nigeria (28/01/2015) – Nigeria’s electoral body, the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) has tasked the country’s media to employ professionalism in its coverage and reporting on the 2015 general elections. The Resident Electoral Commissioner of INEC in Kaduna, northwest Nigeria, Haliru Tambuwal who made the plea at a one-day media training on Election Coverage, tasked […]

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AMDF Holds Media Sensitization on Election Coverage

KADUNA, Nigeria (26/01/2015) – Africa Media Development Foundation (AMDF), a Media Development Organisation with support from its partner will sensitize journalists in Kaduna, northwest Nigeria, this week on the coverage of Nigeria’s 2015 general elections. The meeting will highlight the need for journalists to be objective, fair and maintain balance in the coverage and reporting of […]

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