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CODE Partners With Vote or Quench (VoQ) on "Air It Out"

  Dear Readers,   As we count down to Nigeria’s historic 2015 general elections in few days, Connected Development [CODE] is partnering with Vote or Quench (VoQ) to hold series of activities to engage Nigerian youth and the electorates on ISSUES BASED Campaigns while setting the stage for good governance and accountability.   Please read the press release for immediate ...

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#US #Embassy Tasks Aspirants On The Need To Accept Election Results  

Stories By Etta Michael Bisong Abuja The United States Embassy in Nigeria has appealed to politicians and their candidates to accept the outcome of the 2015 general elections as the build-up draws near. Cultural Affairs Officer of the embassy, Mr. Robert Kerr, who made the appeal during a workshop organised by the Youth Square Dialogue in Abuja, said if political ...

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Stakeholders Canvass Issue-based Campaign Ahead of #2015Elections

By Etta Michael Bisong Abuja The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room has condemned the incessant and stereotyping speeches used by politicians and their candidates to campaign ahead of the 2015 general elections in the country. This, according to the over 85 civil society coalition, has the capacity to increase fears about the elections and digress attention from the actual problems ...

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Centre For #Democracy and Development Organises Political Debate For APC and PDP

Dotun Roy Centre for Democracy and Development has organised its 4th Edition of political debate between the two contending political party  come this February General election. The 4th Edition of political debate which held today, 22 January in Abuja focused its bone of contention on Water, Power and housing. The debate was coordinated by Imoni Amarere of Daar Communications/AIT. The ...

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#INEC Releases Full List of (88) Approved Observers At #2015GeneralElections In #Nigeria

The Independent National Electoral Commission has approved Eighty eight (88) Observer groups to participate in the 2015 General elections scheduled for 14th February, 2015 (Presidential and National Assembly) and 28th February, 2015 (Governorship and House of Assembly). This is sequel to the compliance with the requirements and guidelines issued by the Commission for accreditation of observers. Find full list below ...

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#2015Election: Group Tasks #Aspirants on #Water, #Sanitation and Hygiene

According to the report from News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Abuja on Jan. 7, 2015, The National Coordinator of YouthWASH, Mr Nature Obiakor, on Wednesday urged political aspirants to give priority to Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in their programmes when elected. Obiakor, who made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, stressed ...

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Updates: INEC's Electoral Risk Management (ERM) Tool

Oladotun Fadeyiye Precisely last quarter of 2014, INEC in collaboration with African Union and International Institute of Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) Sweden held a one-day workshop for INEC officials and relevant stakeholders. Core deliberation at the workshop was the implementation of Electoral Risk Management (ERM), with greater possibilities of increasing the chances of not only free, fair and credible ...

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AntiCorruption Day: Break the Chain of Corruption!!!

Oladotun Fadeyiye It is more than just an expression that corruption can be likened to a chain. Its devastating effects on social and economic development particularly in the Third World is more than worrisome. Although the word “corruption” is not synonymous to the Third World alone, it is a global phenomenon. As a matter of fact, a Yoruba language, does ...

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OPINION POLL:NIGERIA 2015 GENERAL ELECTION

Oladotun Roy Political aspirants are all gathering momentum as 2015 General election is fast approaching in the country. Evidently, all political aspirants at all levels of government from presidential, gubernatorial, senatorial candidates to local government chairman and even councillor are full of expectations of either victory or defeat. However, in the midst of these political hullabaloo, the electorates are still ...

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International IDEA Sweden and AU Partner With INEC On Electoral Risk Management Workshop

By Oladotun Olumuyiwa Independent National Electoral Commission held yet another workshop on Electoral Risk Management (ERM) in Abuja. The workshop which took place today, November 24, 2014 at the Main Auditorium, The Electoral Institute, Abuja was a follow up workshop to the two workshops previously held by INEC earlier this year. The workshop is an important step toward enhancing the ...

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