April 5, 2011

Weekly Civil Society Security Brief (March 25, 2011)… from 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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April 3, 2011

Report on Situation Room Meeting with Prof. Attahiru Jega on Sunday 3 April 2011

Report on Situation Room Meeting with Prof. Attahiru Jega on Sunday 3 April 2011 The Nigeria Election Situation Room requested and held a meeting with the INEC Chairman Prof. Attahiru Jega at the INEC Headquaters on Sunday April 3,2011.The meeting started at 6.45 p.m. Professor Jega first explained why it was necessary to postpone the […]

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INEC RESCHEDULES 2011 GENERAL ELECTIONS …PRESS RELEASE

PRESS RELEASE INEC RESCHEDULES 2011 GENERAL ELECTIONS Yesterday, the Independent National Electoral Commission announced the rescheduling of the 2011 National Assembly (Senate and House of Representatives) elections from April 2nd to April 4th 2011 due to late arrival of result sheets. Since that announcement, several representations have been made to the Commission urging it to […]

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April 2, 2011

CIVIL SOCIETY STATEMENT ON POSTPONEMENT OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY 2011 ELECTION…Saturday April 2, 2011

Civil society groups meeting in Abuja on the platform of the Nigerian election Situation Room have reviewed the postponement of the National Assembly election of today as announced by INEC Chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega, and would like to make the following statement. We are concerned about the logistical problems that INEC has experienced with the […]

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ADDRESS BY THE CHAIRMAN OF INEC, PROF. JEGA ON THE POSTPONEMENT OF NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS

DEAR COMPATRIOTS Since this Commission started work in July 2010, I have repeatedly promised Nigerians that in carrying out our duties we shall always be sincere and truthful with Nigerians. I have always said that this INEC will be upfront with Nigerians, telling you exactly how things are – sharing both our successes and difficulties […]

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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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