• Jega criticizes universities over bread and sachet water production

    Jega criticizes universities over bread and sachet water production

    Pro-Chancellor, Plateau State University, Bokkos, and former Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, has criticised the trend where universities engage in bread and sachet water production to generate funds.

    Jega expressed his displeasure at the opening of the 2016 Nigerian Higher Education Summit on Monday in Abuja.

    Organised by the Association/Committee of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities and TrustAfrica, Dakar, Senegal, the summit has “Exploiting Diversity, Differentiation and Quality Assurance in Revitalising the Nigerian Higher Education System” as its theme.

    The […]

  • 2015 Elections were not perfect, says Jega

    2015 Elections were not perfect, says Jega

    Former National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, on Saturday stunned a high capacity audience in Lagos when he said that the 2015 general elections were not perfect.

    According to Jega, the polls represented a remarkable departure from the country’s ignominious history of fraudulent elections.

    Jega who spoke in Lagos at the 50th birthday anniversary lecture of the National Legal Adviser of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Muiz Banire, said there is need to check the […]

  • Jega, former INEC Chairman makes Chatham House nomination for 2016

    Jega, former INEC Chairman makes Chatham House nomination for 2016

    Professor Attahiru Jega, former chairman of Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC,  has received a nomination from Chatham House for successfully overseeing what has come to be known as Nigeria’s most credible elections since 1999.

    Jega, a professor of Political Science, exuded much professionalism in the election that got the All Progressives Congress, APC, then opposition party in Nigeria, winning the centre as well as many states of the federation.

    The party also currently has the majority in the National Assembly thus […]

  • Ex-INEC Chairman, Jega has been appointed as Pro-Chancellor of …

    Ex-INEC Chairman, Jega has been appointed as Pro-Chancellor of …

    Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau, in a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, has appointed Prof. Attahiru Jega as Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council of Plateau University, Bokkos.

    The governor also announced the re-instatement of Prof. Danjuma Sheni as Vice Chancellor of the institution.

    Jega, the immediate past chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), was appointed alongside six other council members.

    The statement said the re-instatement of Sheni as the substantive Vice Chancellor of the University was with […]

  • Ex-INEC Chairman, Jega finally reveals why he remained calm when Orubebe misbehaved – in an interview

    Ex-INEC Chairman, Jega finally reveals why he remained calm when Orubebe misbehaved – in an interview

    The former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Attahiru Jega, said he remained calm while Godsday Orubebe, a former minister of Niger Delta, disrupted election because he as well as his colleagues were determined to conduct credible elections.

    In an interview with Zero Tolerance, a quarterly magazine of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Jega said during the collation of results, it was evident to him that some people were bent on derailing the process by provoking him and […]

  • Jega’s tenure ends June 30 not June 8, says INEC

    Jega’s tenure ends June 30 not June 8, says INEC

    It was reported that there have been speculations, notably on social media, that the INEC chairman would quit office June 8 at the end of his five year tenure.

    He was appointed in June 2010 by former President Goodluck Jonathan, suceeding Maurice Iwu.

    However, INEC spokesperson, Nick Dazang, informed newsmen that Mr. Jega would be in office until the end of the month.

    “The chairman’s tenure would end on June 30 and he is still in office,” he said.

    Mr. Dazang also said Mr. […]

  • Nigerians should be involved in Jega’s successor – Stakeholders

    Nigerians should be involved in Jega’s successor – Stakeholders

    Some election stakeholders on Thursday called on Nigerians, especially civil society organisations (CSOs), to be interested in who succeeds Prof. Attahiru Jega as Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

    The stakeholders made the call when The Election Monitor, a local election observation group, publicly presented its report on the 2015 general elections in Abuja.

    Speakers at the presentation included representatives of Civil Society Organisations, Non-Governmental Organisations, INEC and relevant government agencies.

    In a goodwill message, Mr Shehu Wahab, an INEC Deputy […]

  • APC chairman,Oyegun writes INEC Chairman Jega, wants Imo election officials replaced

    APC chairman,Oyegun writes INEC Chairman Jega, wants Imo election officials replaced

    It was gathered that the chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, John Odigie-Oyegun, has written the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Attahiru Jega, urging the replacement of electoral officials in Imo State ahead of rescheduled governorship elections in parts of the state Saturday.
    Mr. Oyegun said the APC may not take part in the election if the commission retains the current INEC team, which he said was “compromised”.
    In a letter sent Monday, Mr. Oyegun said the Resident Electoral […]

  • How Jonathan’s Allies Planned To Kidnap Jega In Order To Disrupt Elections – Reuters

    How Jonathan’s Allies Planned To Kidnap Jega In Order To Disrupt Elections – Reuters

    Report gathered that as Muhammadu Buhari closed in on Nigeria’s presidency, an aide to election commission chairman Attahiru Jega sent a text message to an independent voting monitor, warning of an imminent threat to the electoral process.
    The aide had unearthed a plot by supporters of President Goodluck Jonathan to disrupt the public announcement of the national election results and kidnap Jega in a bid to wreck the count, according to pro-democracy advocates and a Nigeria-based diplomat.

    Central to the plan, they […]

  • Very Funny! Comedian AY Imitates Jega’s Election Result (Photos)

    Very Funny! Comedian AY Imitates Jega’s Election Result (Photos)

    Comedian AY, Helen Paul, Seyi Law, Funny Bone, Ushbebe, Shakara, Acapella, and Still Ringing recreating all the drama that followed the recent INEC results collation by professor Jega. It was one of the most hilarious part of AY Live that had everybody in stitches on Easter Sunday. The Kano and Rivers State results, and of course the Orubebe fracas was fully exposed in another AY’s live skits. See more photos below

  • Obama, Cameron and many others commends Jega and Buhari

    Obama, Cameron and many others commends Jega and Buhari

    Report gathered that,GLOBAL leaders and organisations have congratulated Nigerians, especially the President-elect, Maj.Gen. Muhammadu Buhari(retd.), President Goodluck Jonathan and the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega, for the successful conduct of Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly polls.

    They said in separate statements on Wednesday that the orderly conduct of Nigerians during the elections and the acceptance of defeat by Jonathan were remarkable.

    The leaders and organisations are the United States President Barack Obama; the United Kingdom Prime Minister, David […]