Jega’s brother, Taraba emir, others die in Mecca stampede

Jega’s brother, Taraba emir, others die in Mecca stampede

A brother of the former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, Justice Abdulkadir Jega; another Justice of the Ilorin Division of the Court of Appeal, Justice Musa Hassan Alkali; the Emir of Zing and Ameerul-hajj of Taraba State to 2015’s hajj exercise, Abbas Ibrahim and two of his wives have been […]

INEC: Drama as Buhari overrules Jega on handover

INEC: Drama as Buhari overrules Jega on handover

ABUJA —  It was the end of an era, yesterday, when the former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Attahiru Jega, formally handed over to Amb. Ahmed Wali as  acting chairman of the electoral body. Following the handover, Jega said the future of the country and the commission were in safe hands. However, […]

Jega bows out of INEC, hands over to Wali

Jega bows out of INEC, hands over to Wali

Prof. Attahiru Jega on Tuesday bowed out of office as Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission. He handed over to Mohammed Wali, a national commissioner of the INEC from Sokoto State, whose five-year tenure will also expire on August 11, 2015. Jega was appointed chairman of the commission by former President Goodluck Jonathan on June […]

Jega, 6 INEC commissioners bow out Tuesday

Jega, 6 INEC commissioners bow out Tuesday

ABUJA — Following the expiration of his five-year tenure, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Attahiru Jega, is set to vacate office Tuesday. A statement issued by the Public Affairs Department of INEC said that Jega, who hails from Kebbi State, is to bow out of office with six National Commissioners who […]

We’ve many court cases over party candidates – Jega

We’ve many court cases over party candidates – Jega

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Monday said it had incurred many court cases after the 2015 general elections because of lack of internal democracy in political parties and last-minute substitution of candidates. According to the commission, these ugly developments portend threats to credible electoral processes. The party structure in many West African countries, INEC […]

Guard your utterances – APC warns Jega

Guard your utterances – APC warns Jega

…Just like he advised Orubebe The All Progressives Congress, APC, Rivers State Chapter has noted with disappointment the continued unguarded utterances by the outgoing Chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission [INEC], Prof. Attahiru Jega suggesting that the massive electoral fraud perpetrated during the last general elections in Rivers State was not as huge as being reported. […]

My regret as INEC chairman – Jega

My regret as INEC chairman – Jega

The Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, on Monday reviewed his tenure as the boss of the electoral body and concluded that his only regret was his inability to create a separate salary structure for INEC workers. Jega spoke in Abuja during a retreat organised for the electoral officers of the commission where […]

Rivers Polls: We Lack Power To Cancel Results – Jega

Rivers Polls: We Lack Power To Cancel Results – Jega

The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Attahiru Jega, has said that the commission lacks the power to cancel results of elections after returns have been made. Jega spoke yesterday at the Civil Rights Situation Room in Abuja. He added that the commission sent three national commissioners to investigate allegations of irregularities […]

Presidential run-off would have led to crisis – Jega

Presidential run-off would have led to crisis – Jega

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, said on Tuesday that a presidential run-off would have led to a crisis in the country. Jega, in his first public comment on the March 28 and April elections, predicated his assertion on what he called many lacunas in the amended Electoral Act. He […]

Revealed: Plot to abduct Jega during presidential poll

Revealed: Plot to abduct Jega during presidential poll

Fresh facts have emerged on the March 31 attempt by a former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godsday Orubebe, to scuttle the announcement of the March 28 presidential election results. The main part of Orubebe’s action, according to Reuters on Thursday, was a plot to use hired thugs     to kidnap the Chairman of the […]

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