April 2, 2011

WE CAN’T AFFORD TO FAIL…INEC Chairman’s election eve broadcast

WE CAN’T AFFORD TO FAIL COMPATRIOTS: Twelve years ago, our dear country Nigeria returned to democratic rule and we began a journey that many expected by now would have produced a stable democratic system in which peaceful, free, fair and credible elections are routine and taken for granted. Unfortunately, this is still not the case […]

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March 29, 2011

2011: Crunch Time, Nigeria!…by Kayode R. Idowu(Chief Press Secretary to the INEC Chairman )

“National honour is national property of the highest value.” – James Monroe (1758-1831), American Democratic Republican statesman and 5th President of the United States. In a few days from now, we confront as Nigerians an acid test to reclaim our collective honour as a people in the civilized world. This test of honour will play […]

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March 28, 2011

Situation Room Worried Violence May Threaten Election

2011 NIGERIA ELECTION SITUATION ROOM PRESS RELEASE Monday March 28, 2011 Situation Room Worried Violence May Threaten Election Civil Society Organisations working on the 2011 Nigeria elections have raised concern that raging violence across several States of the country poses a serious threat to the conduct of free, fair and credible general elections across the […]

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Weekly Civil Society Security Brief (March 25, 2011)… CLEEN Foundation

Introduction With barely one week to Nigeria’s general elections in April, key drivers of election-related violence remain unaddressed and could potentially mar the credibility of the elections. In the last two weeks political intolerance, thuggery, overstretched security, absent security strategy and accountability mechanism, ethnic and religious bigotry have escalated violence in many parts of the […]

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March 23, 2011

GUIDELINES FOR THE GENERAL ELECTIONS APRIL 2011

GUIDELINES FOR THE GENERAL ELECTIONS APRIL 2011 PRESIDING OFFICER 1. The Presiding Officer is in charge of the Polling Unit. 2. You are to sign for all electoral materials collected on Form EC.25B – Electoral Materials Receipt Form. 3. You are to ensure that the electoral materials issued to your polling unit are of the […]

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March 22, 2011

Weekly Civil Society Security Brief…from CLEEN Foundation

Introduction There is considerable trepidation over security of Nigerians and their votes in the April 2, 9 and 16 general elections. The electoral commission and President Goodluck Jonathan have at different times reassured Nigerians of free, fair and credible elections and to punish electoral offenders but security forces have, like previous cases in 2003 and […]

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Weekly Civil Society Security Brief…from CLEEN Foundation

Introduction There is considerable trepidation over security of Nigerians and their votes in the April 2, 9 and 16 general elections. The electoral commission and President Goodluck Jonathan have at different times reassured Nigerians of free, fair and credible elections and to punish electoral offenders but security forces have, like previous cases in 2003 and […]

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CIVIL SOCIETY STATEMENT ON THE 2011 NIGERIA ELECTIONS AND THE IMPERATIVE OF A SITUATION ROOM.

CIVIL SOCIETY STATEMENT ON THE 2011 NIGERIA ELECTIONS AND THE IMPERATIVE OF A SITUATION ROOM. PRESS RELEASE Tuesday March 8, 2011 Situation Room Worried Over Preparations for 2011 Elections Civil Society Organisations working on the 2011 Nigeria elections today issued a statement on the preparations for the April 2011 elections. Operating under the name, Nigeria […]

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INEC’s Final Figures Show 5.76 Million Voters Jump Over Initial Figures.

The Certified final figures of registered voters released by INEC yesterday confirmed the figure of 73,528,040. This is an increase of 5,763,706 over the 67,764,334 tentative figures at the close of registration in February. INEC’s release also showed that 870,612, registered voters were voided as duplicates. The jump from 67 million to 75 million amounts […]

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