Thursday, April 4, 2019

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    Situation Room condemns massive violence in Kano

Situation Room condemns massive violence in Kano

The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to discountenance the supplementary elections where violence occurred and proceed to make a declaration on the basis of the polls already concluded.This is in the light of the widespread violence in the areas where supplementary elections were conducted on March 23. In a statement, Clement Nwankwo, [...]

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    After these eerie days (Vanity fare)

After these eerie days (Vanity fare)

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    Don’t weaken our electoral system, Situation Room tells judiciary

Don’t weaken our electoral system, Situation Room tells judiciary

Situation Room, an election observer group, has called on the courts to stop their involvement in litigation capable of weakening the credibility of the electoral system.In a preliminary statement issued on the eve of the supplementary election, Clement Nwankwo, convener of the group comprising 70 civil society organisations, expressed concern about the emerging trend of "escalating judicial involvement in what should ordinarily be [...]

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    After these eerie days (Sweet and sour)

After these eerie days (Sweet and sour)

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    Situation Room on elections: Seven were killed in less than 24 hours

Situation Room on elections: Seven were killed in less than 24 hours

The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room has condemned the widespread violence in Saturday's election, saying seven persons were killed in less than 24 hours.In a statement, Clement Nwakwo, the convener, said this is very worrisome despite the high deployment of security personnel across the country.“We are concerned that we are still having pockets of violence, for instance, in Ezza North [...]

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    After these eerie days (Have you come to say goodbye?)

After these eerie days (Have you come to say goodbye?)

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    Situation Room demands explanation for 1m cancelled votes

Situation Room demands explanation for 1m cancelled votes

The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room, an elections observer group, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to provide clarification on why over one million votes were cancelled in the presidential and national assembly elections.Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, on Tuesday declared President Muhammadu Buhari winner of Saturday’s presidential election with 15,191,847 votes.However, in its fourth interim statement which [...]

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    Situation Room: Saturday polls worse than 2015 elections

Situation Room: Saturday polls worse than 2015 elections

The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room says the presidential and national assembly elections held on Saturday, took the nation a step back from the 2015 general election.In its third interim statement assessing the electoral process, the group said the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) did not managed the election efficiently and actions should be taken to identify what went wrong.It [...]

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    Situation Room: 16 were killed in election day violence

Situation Room: 16 were killed in election day violence

At least 16 people were killed during the February 23 presidential and national assembly elections, according to the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room.Clement Nwankwo, convener of the group, said this at a press briefing in Abuja on Saturday.There were reports of violence across the country during the exercise.Nwankwo said it was worrying that despite all the assurances from INEC during the [...]

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    Situation Room: Over 260 killed in pre-election violence

Situation Room: Over 260 killed in pre-election violence

The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room, a group comprising 70 civil society organisations (CSOs), has expressed worry over the spike in politically-motivated killings in the period leading up to the elections.Speaking at a press briefing ahead of the rescheduled polls, Clement Nwankwo, convener of the organisation, said reports from members of the Situation Room across the country show that over 260 [...]

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    TCL Fiction: After these eerie days (Discovery on St. Francesco avenue)

TCL Fiction: After these eerie days (Discovery on St. Francesco avenue)

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    We’ll watch INEC closely, says Situation Room on poll shift

We’ll watch INEC closely, says Situation Room on poll shift

Clement Nwankwo, convener of the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room, says his organisation will continue to watch closely, the processes involved for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct free, fair and credible elections in Nigeria.INEC had postponed the presidential and gubernatorial elections by one week (February 23rd and March 9 respectively), citing logistics challenge as reasons.In a statement [...]

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    We are looking up to you, ECOWAS tells Nigeria on elections

We are looking up to you, ECOWAS tells Nigeria on elections

Ellen Johnson SirLeaf, head of ECOWAS observation mission, say Nigeria has to get it right in the February 16 presidential and parliamentary elections because West Africa is looking up to the country.She said this when she led a delegation of seven to the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room in Abuja on the eve of the presidential election.The former president of [...]

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    TCL Fiction: After these eerie days (should I say yes, should I say no)

TCL Fiction: After these eerie days (should I say yes, should I say no)

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    TCL Fiction: After these eerie days (Kissing the scorpion’s kin)

TCL Fiction: After these eerie days (Kissing the scorpion’s kin)

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    TCL Fiction: After these eerie days (Serendipity)

TCL Fiction: After these eerie days (Serendipity)

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