Dec 16th, 2013
The All Progressives Congress, APC, had on Sunday, called on members of the National Assembly to save Nigeria from eminent collapse, by commencing the impeachment process of President Goodluck Jonathan over what they tagged, ‘gross misconduct.’ The APC in a statement issued in Lagos by its Interim Na...
Jul 24th, 2013
By Ola Johnson, IndepthAfrica Abuja - Senate Might Get rid of Section 29 (4b) From Constitution. There are hints that the Senate might remove the controversial portion of the constitution which several Nigerians believed legalizes under age marriage. Nigeria Senate President, David Mark drop the hin...
Nov 12th, 2012
Kwali – Mr Ezenwa Nwagwu, the Chairman of Partners for Electoral Reform, an NGO, has called for the removal of the authority vested in the President to appoint INEC’s Chairman and Commissioners. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Sections 153 and 154 of the 1999 Constitution empowere...
Feb 14th, 2011
The campaign team of the incumbent president, Goodluck Jonathan has decided to put off his state campaign for two days, in honour of those who died during the South-South Zone campaign in Port Harcourt on Saturday. At the sports stadium in Port Harcourt, venue of the rally, about 16 people reportedly...
Feb 13th, 2011
A stampede at a campaign rally for Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan in the oil-producing Niger Delta region has killed at least 11 people and injured 29 others. The incident occurred in the oil city of Port Harcourt after Mr Jonathan addressed the crowd, according to witnesses. A witness said a p...
Feb 12th, 2011
Several people were feared to have been killed on Saturday in a stampede at an election campaign rally for Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan in the oil city of Port Harcourt, witnesses said. Thousands of ruling party supporters crowded into a sports stadium to hear Jonathan speak and hundreds more...
Jan 21st, 2011
Bribery and intimidation likely helped Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan achieve his overwhelming defeat of former vice president Atiku Abubakar for the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential nomination. As a sitting president, Jonathan had access to unlimited amounts of money f...
Jan 19th, 2011
The governor of Rivers State, Chibuike Amaechi, yesterday called on the Independent National Electoral Commission to address all the lapses in the ongoing voter registration to ensure the achievement of the aims of discarding the old register. Speaking at the Government House in Port Harcourt after m...
Jan 16th, 2011
The Arewa Citizens Action for Change yesterday called on the Independent Electoral Commission to extend the voter registration exercise by three additional weeks. Yahaya Mohammed, the assistant secretary general of the group, told journalists over the weekend that the extension had become imperative ...