• 05 Jul

    Why Goodluck Jonathan Lost the Nigerian Presidential Election of 2015

    Two Development Studies scholars, Olly Owen, a Research Fellow at the University of Oxford’s Department of International Development, and Zainab Usman, a doctoral candidate also at the University of Oxford’s Department of International Development, have published a briefing titled 'Why Goodluck Jonathan Lost the Nigerian Presidential Election of 2015' in  ...

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  • 01 Jul

    New Content Aggregation System for Elections (CASE) 2015 Report Published

    The Content Aggregation System for Elections (CASE) 2015 Report, titled 'Observing Nigeria's Election in Real Time', has been published. 'The Content Aggregation System for Elections (CASE 2015) is a technology-enabled, multi-stakeholder election observation system designed to improve the scope and detail of information available to civil society and citizen stakeholders...

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  • 27 Jun

    Plateau State Election Petition Tribunal

    'The National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Jos, on Friday, admitted evidence against the election of ex-governor Jonah Jang as senator'. Source: The News

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  • 25 Jun

    Court Summons INEC over Dariye's Party Membership

    '[A] Federal High Court, sitting in Jos, has granted an order via a motion exparte to be served on the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to appear in court, in pursuant to a suit brought before it, which makes a pre-election claim that the ex-governor...

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  • 11 Jun

    Abia State Election Petition Tribunal

    All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) can­didate for the Umuahia-Ikwuano Fed­eral Constituency in the last general elections, Sir Collins Onyeama, has expressed optimism that Abia State election peti­tion tribunal will restore the mandate of most party members, who won elec­tions but were allegedly rigged out by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)....

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  • 11 Jun

    Bayelsa State Election Petition Tribunal

    The Bayelsa State Election Petition Tribunal Wednesday began a pre-trial hearing in the petition filed by former Governor of the state and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in last National Assembly election for Bayelsa East senatorial district, Chief Timipre Sylva against the declaration of media mogul, Mr. Ben...

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  • 08 Jun

    Akwa Ibom Tribunal

    A former Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice in Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Uwemedimo Nwoko, has faulted the movement of the state election petition tribunal to Abuja, describing it as unconstitutional, baseless and lacking any justification. Source: Information Nigeria

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  • 08 Jun

    Gombe Tribunal

    The Gombe State election has been won and lost. Source: Daily Trust

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  • 02 Jun

    Enugu Election Tribunal

    The President of the Court of Appeal, Zainab Bulkachuwa, has constituted two separate Election Petition Tribunals for the 2015 governorship, state and National Assembly elections in Enugu State. Source: Premium Times

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  • 02 Jun

    Gombe Election Tribunal

    The Governorship and Legislative Houses of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal has received 19 petitions in Gombe State. Source: News24

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  • 02 Jun

    Ebonyi Election Tribunal

    The election petition tribunal sitting in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State on Monday struck out a motion… Source: News24

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  • 01 Jun

    Imo Election Tribunal

    Legal guru, and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) Chief Mike Ahamba...spoke during the inauguration of the Tribunal in Owerri Source: Imo Trumpeta

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  • 01 Jun

    Akwa Ibom Election Tribunal

    The Akwa Ibom chapter of the All Progressives Congress on Thursday alleged that the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Austen Okojie, has fled the state, apparently to frustrate its efforts to pursue its case at the state Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal. Source: Premium Times

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  • 01 Jun

    Rivers Election Tribunal

    The Rivers Election Petition Tribunal has relocated to Abuja for security reasons. Source: Information Nigeria

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  • 01 Jun

    Plateau Election Tribunal

    The Election Petitions Tribunal in Plateau State has had its inaugural sitting. The tribunal is divided into two panels for easy and timely determination of the petitions challenging the outcome of the election conducted by the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) on March 28 and April 11, respectively. Source: Daily Times

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  • 14 May

    Video: Are You Happy with Nigeria's Election Outcome?

    Nigeria's 2015 elections are over with a stunning result - as for the first time, an opposition party has beaten the incumbent ruling party. In other words, Mohammadu Buhari beat Goodluck Jonathan - and will be our next President. However, as with any political race, there are winners and losers...

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  • 13 May

    Video: After Nigeria's Elections

    Muhammadu Buhari won Nigeria’s 2015 presidential election and became the first Nigerian politician to unseat a sitting leader in a democratic election. Buhari, a former military ruler, has declared his main priorities to be defeating Boko Haram and tackling corruption. Ambassador Robin Renee Sanders, former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, joins...

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  • 13 May

    How Civil Society, Citizens Contribute to Change

      The change of leadership at the centre, achieved at the last elections, resulted mostly from a combination of factors, including a vigilant citizenry driven by Civil Society Organisations (CSOs). ERIC IKHILAE examines the role played by one of such groups – Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room. Nigeria has been hailed...

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  • 12 May

    Video: The Road to Change in Nigeria

    As Nigeria's 2015 elections are over, this video highlights the presidential election and some citizen perspective as General Muhammadu Buhari is now the President-Elect of Nigeria to be sworn in on May 29, 2015.     Source: Sahara TV

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  • 07 May

    Buhari Tells Mama Taraba: Don’t give up, You Will Win One Day

    By Ameh Comrade Godwin President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) has told the governorship candidate of APC in Taraba State, Senator Aisha Alhassan not to allow the outcome of the just concluded election in the state weigh her down. According to Buhari, he was able to win the presidency after three...

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  • 07 May

    Rivers Election Petition: APC Raises Alarm Over Unreleased Materials

    The political tension in Rivers State has continued to rise several degrees higher. For the second time in two weeks, the All Progressives Congress in the state has again cried out against what the party called a deliberate attempt by the Independent National Electoral Commission in connivance with the PDP...

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  • 07 May

    INEC Issues Certificates To Elected Lawmakers

    By Etim Ekpimah The Independent National Electoral Commission, on Wednesday, issued Certificates of Return to the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly candidates who were declared winners in the April 11 poll. The development comes 25 days after they were declared winners. The action of INEC in the state negates...

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  • 07 May

    Buhari: We Won’t Fail Nigerians

    By Emmanuel Aziken, Political Editor & Levinus Nwabughiogu President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) yesterday, reassured Nigerians that the incoming government of All Progressives Congress, APC, will not fail them. Buhari, who hosted a delegation from Taraba State, also said by the end of his tenure in 2019, Nigerians would be...

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  • 04 May

    Governorship Election: Hopes Dashed As Mama Taraba Is Defeated in Taraba

      By Austin Ajayi Expectations by Nigerians that history would be made at this year's general election with the country getting its first female governor ever has been effectively dashed. The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Taraba, Aisha Al-Hassan, who put up a strong showing in the well-fought...

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  • 29 Apr

    Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room: Supplementary Gubernatorial Elections

    STATEMENT BY THE NIGERIA CIVIL SOCIETY SITUATION ROOM ON THE SUPPLEMENTARY GUBERNATORIAL ELECTIONS HELD ON SATURDAY, 25TH APRIL 2015 Issued Sunday, 26th April 2015 Following from the April 11, 2015 governorship elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the governorship elections in Abia, Imo and Taraba States as inconclusive...

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  • 29 Apr

    Voters Believe Recent Polls Were Poorly Conducted

      By Okoro Chinedu   A larger proportion of Nigerian voters believe the just-ended governorship elections were poorly conducted compared to the presidential elections held earlier. This is according to snap poll results conducted by a regional firm. NOIPOlls established that 39 percent of local voters are of the idea the April...

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  • 29 Apr

    Lagos Accuses INEC Of Stalling Council Polls

      By Kazeem Ugbodaga   The Lagos State Government says the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, is delaying the conduct of Local Government election in the state as the electoral umpire has not made available the voters register for the polls. The state government had in January set up a caretaker committee...

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  • 29 Apr

    2015 Elections: PDP to Investigate Dismal Performance

      By Ademola Adebayo   People's Democratic Party will review the woeful performance of some of its candidates who stood for elections in March and April, officials have said. PDP hopes a second look at why and how its candidates failed at the polls could sanitise and reposition the party. Deputy Majority...

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  • 29 Apr

    Oyo Election Tribunal receives 12 petitions

    The Oyo State Elections’ Petitions Tribunal yesterday disclosed that it had received 12 petitions, made up of 10 House of Representatives and two senatorial seats. At the State High Court, Iyaganku Ibadan, where both Courts 15 and 21 have been assigned to hear the petitions arising from both the National...

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  • 29 Apr

    REC: We Did Our Best in Akwa Ibom

    By Tom Moses   The Resident Electoral Commissioner of the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, in Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Austin Okojie in this interview wants aggrieved politicians in the state to channel their grievances to election petition tribunals. He also spoke on other issues.   WHat is your assessment of the 2015...

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