April 10, 2011

Situation Room Interim Statement on the April 9 2011 National Assembly Elections

The Nigerian Situation Room would like to commend INEC for addressing several of the hitches encountered during the postponed April 2 National Assembly elections on April 9 new date. That said, we note with concern several lapses, including malpractices involving INEC officials in states such as Imo, Delta, Sokoto, Borno, Niger, Akwa Ibom, Kwara etc. […]

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April 8, 2011

Nigeria Election Situation Room Statement on the Bomb blast at INEC office in Suleja.

The Nigeria Election Situation Room notes with dismay the bomb blast at the INEC office in Suleja which killed a number of people who have offered their services to the nation at this critical time. We take this opportunity to sympathize with their families and friends for this tragic waste of life. Although the perpetrators […]

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Weekly Civil Society Security Brief (April 3rd, 2011)…by CLEEN Foundation

Background The Nigeria general elections will now hold on April 9, 16 and 26 following the postponement announced by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on April 2. Political parties and candidates have seized the extension for last minute campaign. Even though the elections were postponed midway on April 2 the conduct of Nigeria police officers […]

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April 7, 2011

AN ADDRESS BY THE CHAIRMAN OF INEC, PROF. A. M. JEGA ON PREPARATIONS FOR THE RESCHEDULED NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS

When the Commission last Saturday, April 2nd, 2011, rescheduled the National Assembly elections, it stated very clearly that the elections will hold this Saturday, April 9th, 2011. We are happy to say that the elections will go ahead this weekend as planned. We as a Commission fully appreciate the enormous sacrifices made by millions of […]

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Anti-climax as electoral game-changer? …by Odinkalu, Ilo

ATTAHIRU Jega, the beleaguered Chairperson of Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), had the backing of the law to conduct an election without result sheets but chose not to do so because that is wrong. The anti-climax that ensued of Nigeria’s deferred National Assembly vote of April 2, 2011 thus raises the bar for electoral […]

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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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