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Why NECO, WAEC results are withheld – Panel

THE candidates whose results are being withheld by the National Examination Council (NECO) and West African Examinations Council (WAEC) at various times, may be hoping in vain for the release of their results as report indicated that 83 per cent of those results had been cancelled for alleged examination malpractices. This was contained in the […]

2011 Elections: A Panacea to the National Question?

By Dr. Leonard K. Shilgba, Yola, Nigeria – Jan. 16, 2011 – It is not confusing to many informed Nigerians that the forging of the more than 250 nations into one country called Nigeria was the idea and making of the British colonial power at the time. Obviously, the decision of subjugation, partition, and then […]

More trouble for Nwodo •PDP S/East disowns him • Moves to vacate court order

THE South-East zonal committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on  Sunday, passed a vote of no confidence in the national chairman of the party, Dr Okwesilieze Nwodo, and called on him to resign his chairmanship of the ruling party. The committee made  the call in  a communiqué issued at the end of its one-day […]

Convention: How Jonathan lost North-West •Why I congratulated Jonathan – IBB

FURTHER details emerged on Sunday as to why President Goodluck Jonathan lost four of the seven North-West states during the just concluded presidential primary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Political actors in the North-West geopolitical zone confirmed that many of the delegates who voted against the president in the North-West states did so as […]

Corps members protest against INEC

THE National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members assigned to register voters in some parts of Ibadan protested the non-availability of adequate provision of security and transport arrangements after the exercise on Saturday. Nigerian Tribune, on Saturday, saw some of these corps members while returning to the Ibadan North Local Government Area to deliver the items […]

Why we picked Ribadu – Akande

The national chairman of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Chief Adebisi Akande, has said that the party picked former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, as its presidential candidate because of the need to allow youths to take over governance of the country. Answering questions from newsmen in […]

Worshippers shut down church in protest of pastor’s transfer

Members of the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC), Oke Iye in Dallimoore area of Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, on Sunday, sealed off the church premises in protest against the transfer of their pastor, identified as Rotimi Oluwatusin, to Sokoto State. The placard-carrying protesters, who sang all sorts of derisive songs to condemn the transfer of […]

Nigerians bail out INEC with generators

SOME Nigerians had to bail out the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in their bid to register in the ongoing voter registration exercise by providing generators to enable the exercise to go on in some areas of Ibadan, Oyo State, on Sunday. Investigation by the Nigerian Tribune revealed that a young man at one of […]

Police arrest supervisor over hijack of DDC machines in Ebonyi

A supervisor (name withheld) recruited by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Ebonyi State, was arrested, weekend, by the state Police Command for allegedly hijacking materials, including the Direct Data Capturing, DDC, machines meant for Ikwo Local Government Area of the state. According to source, men of the state police command working on a tip […]

INEC sacks three Directors

Three Directors at the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, were at the weekend relieved of their appointments in what a source at the commission said signposts the beginning of sweeping changes to come in the commission in the next few weeks. Those relieved of their appointments were the Director of Finance and Administration, Mrs. Gambo; […]

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