Tuesday, 30 June 2015

News Release: Jega’s Tenure Exit At INEC: Time To Reverse Bastardized & Corrupted Electoral Policies In Nigeria


By relevant provisions of the Constitution of Nigeria 1999, as amended last in 2011, the five year tenure of the Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Attahiru M. Jega, from Kebbi State, Northwest, Nigeria, ends today.  Prof Jega was originally appointed INEC Chairman by former President Goodluck Jonathan on 8th June 2011. This is in accordance with Supplementary Section 14 (1) (a) of the Part 1 of Third Schedule to the Constitution of Nigeria 1999, as last amended in 2011. By the same Constitutional provisions, Prof Jega is entitled to a second and final tenure of five years if the appointing authority (the Presidency) wishes to. But owing to Prof Jega’s public disclosure immediately after the  highly controversial and disputed 2015 general polls,  that he would not ask for or accept another tenure as INEC Chairman; his tenure as  INEC Chairman officially and finally ends today being   June 30,  2015.

News Release: Afreximbank Agrees To EUR 57 Million Funding For Cape Verde Hotel Project

Afreximbank President Jean-Louis Ekra (right), exchanges documents with Jean-Marie Gras, President of Decameron New Horizon, at the signing ceremony in Cairo.

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) today signed on to an agreement to provide a 57 million-Euro credit facility for the construction of a five-star hotel and spa by Cape Verde-based Decameron New Horizon group along the island nation’s main Santa Maria beach.