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    FACT CHECK: Did CIA predict Nigeria would collapse in 2015 as Jega said?

FACT CHECK: Did CIA predict Nigeria would collapse in 2015 as Jega said?

Attahiru Jega, a former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), made headlines on Wednesday when he made some claims. Jega was speaking at Tell magazine's 20 years of democracy conference in Abuja. The professor spoke on how there is a "trust deficit" in the electoral system and ways to bridge that gap. But he also said that the US Central Intelligence [...]

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    Jega: If we don’t take care, CIA’s prediction on disintegration of Nigeria will come to pass

Jega: If we don’t take care, CIA’s prediction on disintegration of Nigeria will come to pass

Attahiru Jega, a former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says if  care is not taken, the prediction of US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) on the disintegration of Nigeria will come to pass. Jega said this on Wednesday while speaking at Tell Magazine's 20 years of democracy conference in Abuja. The tension in the buildup to the 2015 elections had [...]

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    On Professor Jega’s new political role

On Professor Jega’s new political role

The announcement that former Independent National Electoral Chairman Professor Attahiru Jega has been appointed to a committee to revamp the People’s Redemption Party, (PRP) has elicited a blizzard of questions from watchers of political developments in the country. Have the former INEC chairman and professor of politics at the Bayero University Kano decided to make a leap from the theoretical side [...]

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    Jega, former INEC chairman, joins PRP

Jega, former INEC chairman, joins PRP

Attahiru Jega, former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has joined the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP). Jega, who was INEC chairman from 2010 to 2015 and was celebrated for overseeing an election that saw an incumbent president lose for the first time in Nigeria's history, confirmed to TheCable that he had joined PRP. PRP is a left-leaning party and may [...]

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    Shehu Sani asks lecturers to withdraw from election duty

Shehu Sani asks lecturers to withdraw from election duty

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, has advised university lecturers to pull out from election duty. Reacting to a statement by Attahiru Jega, former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), that some lecturers conspired politicians in Kano state during the general election, Sani asked lecturers to withdraw from elections and "protect the moral sanctity of the academia". "The politicians, through crooked [...]

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    Jega: Some lecturers in Kano conspired with politicians during the elections

Jega: Some lecturers in Kano conspired with politicians during the elections

Attahiru Jega, former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has faulted Nigeria's electoral system which he says has been under assault. Jega also alleged politicians used university lecturers to commit irregularities during the elections, particularly in Kano state. According to Guardian, the former INEC chairman spoke at the annual conference of the Fulbright Alumni Association of Nigeria at Bayero University [...]

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    FLASHBACK: In 2011, INEC moved elections after voting had started!

FLASHBACK: In 2011, INEC moved elections after voting had started!

Many Nigerians have expressed disappointment that the 2019 general election was postponed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) less than 10 hours to the commencement of the voting process. What about this? In 2011, voting had actually started in some parts of the country when INEC announced that the election had been moved by two days! The national assembly elections were [...]

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    Jega: Nigeria doesn’t need a strong leader who has power but lacks competence

Jega: Nigeria doesn’t need a strong leader who has power but lacks competence

Attahiru Jega, former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says strong leadership is not a prerequisite for competence. He said the country does not need a leader who has power but lacks the capacity to lead. Jega said this on Monday while speaking at 58th conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Abuja. The immediate past INEC chairman said: "What we [...]

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    Buhari faults Orubebe’s absence at Democracy Day lecture, says he’ll always be remembered

Buhari faults Orubebe’s absence at Democracy Day lecture, says he’ll always be remembered

President Muhammadu Buhari has faulted the absence of Godsday Orubebe, a former minister of Niger Delta affairs, at the 2018 Democracy Day lecture. Speaking at the lecture which held in Abuja on Monday, Buhari said the ex-minister should have been invited to listen to Attahiru Jega, a former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), who was the lecturer. During the [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Nigerian youths are resilient, says Jega

EXCLUSIVE: Nigerian youths are resilient, says Jega

Attahiru Jega, former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, says Nigerian youths are resilient, energetic, and have been instrumental in improving the integrity of Nigerian elections. Speaking with TheCable on the sidelines of the recently concluded Commonwealth Head of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2018) in Westminster, UK, the professor said he wished the national assembly would pass the not too young [...]

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    Jega rejects amended timetable, says it undermines independence of INEC

Jega rejects amended timetable, says it undermines independence of INEC

Attahiru Jega, former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has faulted the amendment of the election timetable by the national assembly. Jega said the action undermines the independence of the electoral body as well as its powers as provided in the constitution. He said this on Thursday while speaking at an event organised by the Youth Initiative for Advocacy Growth [...]

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    Jega: Many politicians learnt from military rule

Jega: Many politicians learnt from military rule

Attahiru Jega, former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says many of the prominent politicians on the continent learnt from the military. Speaking at a workshop in Abuja on Friday, Jega said the military left "a lot of dangerous legacies". The workshop with the theme “Three decades of democratic transition in Africa”, was organised by the Centre for Democracy and [...]

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    Jega, Okebukola to review Nigeria’s university system

Jega, Okebukola to review Nigeria’s university system

The federal government has tasked Attahiru Jega, former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), among others, with the responsibility of reviewing Nigeria's university system. Peter Okebukola, a former executive secretary of the NUC, was also included in a committee set up by the government. Abubakar Rasheed, executive secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), made this known on Monday after he appeared [...]

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    Jega calls for devolution of federal power before 2019

Jega calls for devolution of federal power before 2019

Attahiru Jega, ex-chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has proposed a reform of the Nigerian federal system before 2019. In a statement by Robert Idowu, the former INEC boss said the rejig is needed to "devolve some powers and responsibilities, and commensurate resources, from the federal to state governments". Jega also proposed a four-dimensional reform package to tackle the historical challenge [...]

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    Jega: Names of trees were on INEC register when I took over

Jega: Names of trees were on INEC register when I took over

Attahiru Jega, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says many fictitious names were on the register of the electoral body when he assumed office. In an interview with Jamie Hitchen, a policy researcher at Africa Research Institute, a not-for-profit group that was founded in 2007, Jega spoke on the steps he took to sanitise the commission. He said staff morale [...]

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    Presidents should not appoint INEC chairmen, says Jega

Presidents should not appoint INEC chairmen, says Jega

Attahiru Jega, former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the commission will perform better if its chairman is not appointed by the country's president. He said this at a public lecture which the Aminu Kano Centre for Democratic Research and Training organised in Kano. Jega said this desired changed could be achieved if a legislation is made to that effect [...]

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