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Pay Rise: SSAUTHRIAI demands N8.32bn arrears, wants security strengthened

•Condemns elections killings Senator Iroegbu  The Senior Staff Association of Universities, Teaching Hospitals, Research Institutes and Associated Institutions (SSAUTHRIAI) has demanded from the Federal Government the fulfilment of its agreement and payment of 12 months arrears of 53.37 per cent salary increase estimated at N8.32 billion. The agreement, according to SSAUTHRIAI, was reached

If we Don’t invest in a Culture of Peace, we Will Pay More for a Culture of Violence!

Adeolu Adewumi The long waited 2019 elections are winding down. We have experienced the Presidential and National Assembly elections with myriad of concerns and challenges. The Governorship and State Assembly Elections have equally been laced with unprecedented greater concerns and disappointments. We are consistently experiencing a systemic and shameful culture of

Elections: Nigerian Army flags off Python Dance III in FCT

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Guards Brigade of the Nigerian Army has officially launched Operation Python Dance (Egwu Eke) III in the Federal Capital Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, on Wednesday ahead of the General Elections starting February 16. Speaking at the Flagg-off ceremony which held at the Guards Brigade Step-up Headquarters Kuje, Abuja,

22, 643 candidates contest for 1, 504 posts in 2019 elections says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission National Commissioner (INEC) for North-Central Malam Mohammed Haruna has said that 22,643 candidates would contest 1,504 positions during the forthcoming general elections in the country. Haruna, who is in charge of Kwara, Kogi and Nasarawa States made this known on Monday in Ilorin during an interactive

Of INEC, voting point settlements and gerrymandering

Sufuyan Ojeifo  In a situation of partisan frenzy in Nigeria, it is normal for political parties and their operators to perceive some actions of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as promotional of the interest of the governing party. There is constantly the tendency for observers to deliberately reconstruct the notion

INEC raises alarm over new vote buying method

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday raised the alarm over a new method of vote buying being devised to undermine the voting process. INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu disclosed this in Abuja at the presentation of the Voter Register for the 2019 general elections to political parties. Yakubu said that the

General Elections: Politics and the thugs of war

Editor's note: Nextier SPD Policy Weekly provides an analysis of topical conflict, security, and development issues as well as proposes recommendations to address them. In this publication considered the disruptive roles of thuggery in Nigeria's political and electoral processes, especially the fears of violence and insecurity mounts in February-March, 2019

Atiku urges INEC not to use incident forms

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to adhere to its promise not to use incident forms for the 2019 general election. Mr Abubakar, in a statement issued by his media adviser, Paul Ibe, on Thursday in Abuja, said

2019: Nigerian Army commences Python Dance III nationwide

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Nigerian army has announced that it will commence the python dance III (EGWU EKE) across the country as part of efforts to ensure that law and order is maintained ahead of the 2019 General elections. The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, made this known

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