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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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    Jega disappointed me, says Jonathan

Jega disappointed me, says Jonathan

Despite conceding the 2015 presidential election, former president Goodluck Jonathan was not comfortable with how it was handled by Attahiru Jega, former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).In an advance copy of ‘Against the Run of Play’, a book written by bestselling author Segun Adeniyi, and seen by TheCable, Jonathan said Jega disappointed him.“I was disappointed by Jega [...]

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    Jonathan absent but Buhari, Jega attend Leadership awards

Jonathan absent but Buhari, Jega attend Leadership awards

Former President Goodluck Jonathan was absent at Transcorp Hill Hotel, Abuja, venue of the awards ceremony of Leadership Newspaper.While he was represented by Taminu Turaki, former minister of special duties, President Muhammadu Buhari and Attahiru Jega, former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) were in attendance.Citing the roles they played in the 2015 general election, the publication nominated [...]

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    Buhari: Through his patriotic zeal, Jonathan shamed prophets of doom

Buhari: Through his patriotic zeal, Jonathan shamed prophets of doom

President Muhammadu Buhari says Goodluck Jonathan, his predecessor, contributed to the success of the 2015 general election.Buhari said this while speaking at the Leadership award ceremony in Abuja on Thursday.The newspaper honoured the president with the Leadership Person of Year award alongside Jonathan, and Attahiru Jega, former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).“I am most delighted to be [...]

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    Jega used to rush to me for advice whenever he was under pressure, says INEC chair

Jega used to rush to me for advice whenever he was under pressure, says INEC chair

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has revealed that Attahiru Jega, his predecessor, ran to him when he was under pressure.In an interview with Daily Trust, Yakubu said the announcement that he would be succeeding Jega came as a surprise.He also spoke on some of the challenges, which the commission had been experiencing under him, and [...]

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    Jega heads education committee of 3 northern states

Jega heads education committee of 3 northern states

Attahiru Jega, former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has been appointed as head of an advisory education committee in Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states.Imam Imam, spokesman of Aminu Tambuwal, Sokoto state governor, disclosed this in a statement issued on Sunday.The statement said the committee is expected to advise governors of the three states on how to fix [...]

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    Jega asks government to scrap scholarship boards

Jega asks government to scrap scholarship boards

Attahiru Jega, former chairman of the Independent National Electoral (INEC), has called for the scrapping of states and federal scholarship boards.Jega, who now lectures at the Bayero University, Kano, made the call while delivering a paper at the maiden convocation lecture of the Federal University, Dutse.According to him, the scholarship system needs to be reviewed to serve the purpose for [...]

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    Jega also presided over inconclusive elections, says Yakubu

Jega also presided over inconclusive elections, says Yakubu

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says elections were declared inconclusive during the tenure of Attahiru Jega, his predecessor.Reacting to the criticisms that have trailed the state elections which the commission has conducted since he came on board, Yakubu, who was speaking at a public lecture in Abuja, said inconclusive elections were reflections of competitiveness of the polls.The [...]

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    Jega to receive Wole Soyinka’s ‘anti-corruption defender’ award

Jega to receive Wole Soyinka’s ‘anti-corruption defender’ award

Attahiru Jega, former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and veteran broadcaster, Bimbo Oloyede, will be honoured at the 10th Wole Soyinka award for investigative reporting.Jega and Oloyede will receive the anti-corruption defender award and the lifetime award for journalistic excellence, respectively.The decade anniversary of the Wole Soyinka award for investigative reporting is scheduled for Wednesday 9 December, 2015, by [...]

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    Okupe: Jonathan erred by not firing ‘biased’ Jega

Okupe: Jonathan erred by not firing ‘biased’ Jega

Doyin Okupe, one of the media aides of former president, Goodluck Jonathan, on Sunday said Attahiru Jega, ex-chairman of the Independent National Electoral Committee (INEC), should not have been allowed to conduct the 2015 general election.Okupe alleged that Jega showed signs of bias ahead of the election, describing Jonathan as a hero for preventing chaos in the country.He was reacting [...]

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    Jega reveals ‘temptation’ of second term at INEC

Jega reveals ‘temptation’ of second term at INEC

Attahiru Jega says he could have stayed on for a second term as chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), but he "resisted the temptation".Jega, who left INEC on June 30 at the expiration of his tenure, was speaking at the London School of Economics late on Tuesday.He said that if he wanted, he could have got a second term in office after the [...]

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    I’m being witch-hunted by CCT, says Orubebe

I’m being witch-hunted by CCT, says Orubebe

Godsday Orubebe, former minister of Niger Delta affairs, has described his summon by the code of conduct (CCT) as a “witch hunt”.Orubebe will be arraigned on November 9 on a four-count charge of alleged bribery and false assets declaration.But speaking at a press conference in Abuja on Sunday, the former minister said the charges were “frivolous”, wondering why the issue [...]

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