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Remove President’s power to appoint INEC chairman – Jega

Prof. Jega said taking the President of the power to appoint INEC chairman will free the commission from partisanship.   Former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, has proposed that the power to appoint the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) be taken from the President. This is as he noted the need for further amendments to remove ambiguities, clarify and strengthen some of its sections. Jega, who...

Diaspora voting, permanent seats…5 things to note about Nwoko’s proposal

One month into the life of the Tenth National Assembly, Delta Senator, Ned Nwoko is bringing back the conversations on Diaspora voting and a more inclusive parliament to Nigeria’s legislative discourse.   READ ALSO: Reps vow to re-introduce Diaspora Voting Bill       For several years, Nigerians in the Diaspora have continued to clamour for the right to vote, which is currently impossible under the electoral laws and the constitution. In Africa’s largest democracy,...

Nigeria Decides: 100 Days to go, INEC restates loyalty to Nigerians

Ahead of the 2023 Elections in 100 days time, INEC says no going back on introduction of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) and the INEC Result Viewing Portal   The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has reiterated its loyalty and commitment to the people of Nigeria, declaring its determination to conduct a free and fair electoral exercise in the 2023 general elections. In a message signed by its National Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, INEC...

#FactFile: Breakdown of the 2023 Election Budget

Nigeria’s election management body would be spending at least N305 billion on the 2023 Elections, with an estimated $5.39 to be spent per voter (using an estimate of 100m registered voters). This week’s episode of our Parliament Fact File is a breakdown of the 2023 Election Budget as prepared by the Independent National Electoral Commission and approved by the National Assembly for the crucial polls   BREAKDOWN OF THE 2023 ELECTION BUDGET S/N Item Cost...

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