JAMB appoints Jega to head admission committee (Punch)

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has inaugurated a committee on the internalisation of admission into tertiary institutions in Nigeria, which is to be chaired by a former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Attahiru Jega. The JAMB…

Nigeria needs competent, not strong leaders —Jega (Punch)

The immediate past Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Attahiru Jega, says Nigeria needs competent and assertive leaders and not necessarily strong leaders. According to Jega, an incompetent leader who is strong will end up destroying institutions. The…

Prove the bribery allegation, Senate challenges Jega (Punch)

The Senate on Wednesday challenged Prof. Attahiru Jega, former chairman of INEC, to prove the bribery allegation he levelled against members of the National Assembly. The decision followed a Point of Order moved by Senator Isah Misau (APC-Bauchi), drawing the…

Violence, hate speeches threaten 2015 elections – Jega (Punch)

A former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, on Monday raised the alarm that if not addressed, growing violence and hate speeches will have an adverse effect on the 2019 general elections. He said this in…

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