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'The Comprehensive Report on the 2015 General Elections is now ready for Nigerians and the rest of the World. I have the honour and previlege to present this historical document to you'.–INEC Acting Chairman, Mrs Amina Zakari
Official launch by National Democratic Institute, 2Face Foundation and Centre For Human Rights and Conflicts Resolution to ensure violence-free governorship election in the state.
Launch of Kogi State Stop Violence against Women in Elections campaign.
This meeting will be an opportunity for interaction, experience sharing and peer collaboration amongst CSOs working in the North-Central geo-political zone and the Situation Room.
The meeting will also be an opportunity to identify common issues of concern within the zone and articulate a common approach that would help build concerted effort ahead of the Kogi State Governorship election.
In addition, the meeting will work the best way that CSOs in the zone will feed in and contribute to the observation of the Governorship Election.
Items on the retreat agenda include:
- An Overview of the Vote not Fight Campaign during the 2015 National Election
- Towards Violence Free Election in Kogi State
- Political and Security Updates from Youth Groups
- Communication Strategy/Social Media and ICT Tools for Voter Education
- Building Structures and Coordination Mechanisms for Kogi State Vote not Fight Campaign
The formal notice which will signal the start of the Bayelsa State Governorship Election will be published 5 September 2015.
Launch of Stop Violence against Women in Elections (VAWIE) campaign.
The formal notice which will signal the start of the Kogi State Governorship Election will be published 23 August 2015.
The bye-election into the Katsina Federal Constituency is scheduled to hold on 8 August, 2015.
The breakdown of activities in the build up to the elections is as follows:
17 July – Notice of Election
25 July – Political Party Primaries, Collation of CF001 and CF002
27 July – Last day for submission of Forms CF001 and CF002 at the NHQ Abuja
29–30 July – Publication of list of nominated candidates for the election
30 July, 5 August – Submission of names of party agents to REC
7 August – Last day/time for campaign
8 August – Election.
The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), in collaboration with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and African Peacebuilding Network (APN) of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), will host a two-day meeting to examine the future of democracy and peace in West Africa.
The meeting will bring together representatives of governments, the international community academics, civil society organisations and members of the media to review the state of democracy in West Africa, identify the gains and challenges, and proffer actionable recommendations to strengthen and consolidate democracy in West Africa.
How might we attract talent and resources to address Nigeria's most pressing social challenges?
The CLEEN Foundation and the Afrobarometer Network are pleased to invite you to the third Public Presentation of findings of the Round 6 survey on the theme Security and Extremism in Nigeria. This presentation explores the experience and perception of Nigerians on a number of issues including security and experience of crime as well as extremism and the fight against it. Ahead of the inauguration of the new administration on , this presentation reveals Nigerians opinion on some of these crucial issues and offers suggestions towards shaping the agenda for the new administration on public safety and security.
To confirm your availability to attend this presentation; kindly contact Chigozirim Odinkalu, +2348237520521,
Dr. Yemi Kale, Statistician General of the Federal Republic of Nigeria speaks on the structure and capacity of the Nigerian economy following Nigeria's recent elections. The discussion will focus on how this relates to improved revenue.
This event is hosted by The Platform Abuja and features: Vice-President Elect Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Pastor Oyemade, Caroline L. Arnold, Ibukun Awosika, Olusegun Adeniyi, Tonye Cole and Leke Alder.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed Saturday, April 25th for the run-off election between Arch. Darius Ishaku of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Sen. Aisha Jummai Alhassan of All Progressives Congress(APC).
INEC Returning Officer for the election, Professor Muhammad Kariey, said there has to be a supplementary election because the total number of votes rejected and cancellabia ed were more than the total votes with which the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Darius Ishaku, led the runner-up, the All Progressives Congress’ Aisha Al-Hasan.
According to a Premium Times report the returning officer indicated the difference between the PDP and the APC is 54,881, while the rejected votes from some troubled areas are over 100,000 votes further indicating that a run-off election is necessary.
Imo Governorship run-off elections will take place due to
In the 23 local government areas of Imo State, valid votes cancelled were about 145,000 much higher than the margin of winning which was put at 79,000 votes; therefore, the April 11 election was deemed inconclusive.
According to the state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Dr. Gabriel Adah, the election would therefore take place in 250 polling booths across the 23 local government areas of the state on Saturday, April 25.
The Nigerian Civil Society Situation Room will host a Twitter conversation with Prof. Attahiru Jega, INEC Chairman. Jega will answer questions to review the 2015 general elections. Use the hashtag #JegaMeetsSR to participate in the conversation.
Enough is Enough Nigeria is hosting a free concert in Abuja featuring MI, Sound Sultan, Reminisce, Julius Agwu and many more! Entry is free for permanent voters card (PVC) Holders and N1,000 for those without their PVC.
Join Actionaid's Activista for the #WhyVoteNG Twitter conversation discussing issues around the March 28 and April 11 elections.
The Youth Cave is a program of the New Century Initiative; it is a forum for young people to interact with experienced minds on those issues and challenges facing them in their lives. However, it serves as a platform to deliberate and share views with guests and experienced minds. The one day twitter conference on #theyouthcave which will feature discussions on enhancing youth inclusiveness, and development through issue based topics which will last for two (2) hours. We request you join to discuss on the topic: role of young people in advancing post 2015 development agenda.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is to hold a Stakeholders’ Summit on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at the Sheraton Hotel, Abuja. The Commission will use the Summit to brief stakeholders on its latest state of preparedness for the conduct of the General Elections scheduled for March 28th and 11 April 2015.
Professor Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), Senior Pastor, Olive Tree Parish of RCCG and APC’s Vice Presidential Candidate will be addressing concerns Christians have about getting involved in politics at a town-hall organized by Faith and Politics Nigeria, a platform set up by a group of influential and governmental Christian leaders. Scheduled to hold at the Landmark Event Centre, Lagos, on the 22nd of March 2015, the town-hall will feature other notable speakers including Mr. Leke Alder, Principal Consultant at Alder Consulting, a renowned speaker and Brand Strategist, Pastor Wale Adefarasin of Guiding Light Assembly and Bishop Mike Okonkwo of The Redeemed Evangelical Missions (TREM).
Limited seats available.
2015 Election Conversations focuses on discussion between supporters of the APC and PDP presidential candidates. The Candidates for the Lagos State Governorship, Ambode and Agbaje will also be in attendance. The event takes place at the Channels TV Studios. Follow the instructions on the flyer if you would like to attend the event and be apart of the live audience. This event will air on Channels TV.
Join us as we continue the discussion on promoting peaceful and credible elections.
The Independent National Electoral Commission will be testing the Permanent Voters Card (PVC) Smart Card Reader this Saturday. If you live in the following states:
Ekiti and Lagos, (South West);
Anambra and Ebonyi, (South East);
Delta and Rivers, (South South);
Kano and Kebbi, (North West);
Bauchi and Taraba, (North East);
Niger and Nasarawa, (North Central).
Review this table for the wards where the testing will take place:
When it comes to Islamic extremist groups, ISIS, the Taliban, and al-Qaeda are the main focus of the Western media and the U.S. State Department. But Boko Haram, it can be argued, is just as big a threat to global stability as it continues to terrorize a large swath of Nigeria, Africa's richest and most populous state, the hegemon of West Africa, and one of the world's largest oil producers.
Why has the American media and military seemingly ignored this brutal war? Why does Boko Haram act with impunity in Northern Nigeria? Where has President Goodluck Jonathan failed? What do Nigeria's February elections mean for the fight against terrorism?
John Campbell is the Ralph Bunche senior fellow for Africa policy studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and he was U.S. ambassador to Nigeria from 2004 to 2007. He is the author of Nigeria: Dancing on the Brink and he writes he writes the blog "Africa in Transition" and edits the Nigeria Security Tracker.
The event is free for students with ID and $25 for non-students. You must register to attend this event. Visit the event site to register.
The #2015Budget Tweet chat will discuss issues and reccomendations around Nigeria's 2015 Budget. Join the chat!