General elections were held in nigeria on 28 and 29 march 2015, the fifth quadrennial election to be held since the end of military rule in 1999. Commission act means the electoral commission act, 1997. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in. The origin of the name niger, which originally applied only to the middle reaches. It was in learning from this experience that inec designed the card readers to be used in the 2015 elections with 12hour battery life in active usage, and also procured more than 35,000 units of backup batteries. The crater is thought to be about 345370 million years old, based on the age of the sedimentary rocks deformed by the impact. The national assembly of the federal republic of nigeria is a bicameral legislature established under section 4 of the nigerian constitution. Apr 15, 2018 a nigerian newspaper and online version of the vanguard, a daily publication in nigeria covering nigeria news, niger delta, general national news, politics, business, energy, sports, entertainment. Jamaica simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Attahiru jega, and security chiefs to a closed door meeting at the state house, abuja. President goodluck ebele jonathan, yesterday, summoned the chairman of the independent national electoral commission, prof. The senate president and his deputy are also assisted by principal officers including the. Nigeria gained independence from the united kingdom on october 1, 1960 by an act of the british parliament.
In the united kingdom, esquire historically was a title of respect accorded to men of higher social rank, particularly members of the landed gentry above the rank of. The imperative of adequate charging of the card readers is underscored during the trainings of election personnel. It was the first time in the history of nigeria that an incumbent president lost an election. Election of officers of the sixtyeighth world health assembly. The ruling pdp has already endorsed president jonathan. Christmas island is located in the indian ocean, around 350 kilometres 220 mi south of java and sumatra and around 1,550 kilometres 960 mi northwest of the closest point on the australian mainland. Wsj looks at the key players, the threat of boko haram and what the result could mean for a country that has been beset by corruption. This paper investigates comparative study of 2011 and 2015 presidential elections in nigeria with specific focuson the fourth republic, from the comparative analysis perspectives. Apr 15, 2018 governors, under the aegis of the nigeria governors forum, ngf, have asked the federal government to urgently put in place measures that would help in the acceleration of an arrangement to. Flags of the worlds nations vary in the number of colors, ranging from one color to more than ten. Understanding nigerias 2015 presidential election youtube. Mo bbk ws worksheet official manual state of missouri. In effect, a person seeking to become a candidate for an election to the house of assembly of any state in the federal republic of nigeria must possess at least one of the qualifications set out.
Jan 25, 2014 by virtue of the provision of section 1782 of the constitution of the federal republic of nigeria 1999 as amended, governorship election in the state shall hold not earlier than one hundred. Though the content of the manuals and the training provided the. Parliamentary elections act, 2001, 2001 uganda legal information. Nigerias election below the minimum democracy standard. Inec postpones nigeria s elections to march 28 and april 11. Our members work together to promote prosperity, democracy and peace, amplify the voice of small states, and protect. Over the last few weeks, the news media, including social media platforms, have been inundated with the controversy over whether or not former military. The roman empire also made battle standards a part of their vast armies. Soe software provides elections officials and their staff with the tools they. March through the history of the franchise and the voting systems for the.
However, for elections to be termed democratic, it must be free and fair. The nigerian civil war began as the official nigerian government side. Chad the world factbook central intelligence agency. The up coming election is going to be the most oriented, sophisticated and inclined election in the history of nigeria. True meaning of nigeria coat of arms reveal politics. 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. Allow vote capture by electronic means and provide for a voter verifiable paper audit trail. It was formalized in the armies of europe in the high middle ages, with standards. Botswanas coat of arms was adopted on january 25, 1966, and contains a shield supported by two zebras. Here are the things you should know about the nigerian coat of arm. Nigeriaworld feature article nigeriaworld all about nigeria. Voter turnout and election results the voter turnout for the 2015 general elections was generally lower than in previous elections in nigeria see table 1. Members agree to govern themselves in carrying out their responsibilities as elected officials. Dorina bekoe, associate professor, conflict prevention, mitigation, and resolution, africa center for strategic.
On the band around the base is nigeria s national motto since 1978, unity and faith, peace and progress, formerly peace, unity, freedom. Wilayah pulau krismas is an australian external territory comprising the island of the same name. The elections will be conducted by nigerias election management body, the independent national electoral commission inec. It consists of a senate with 109 members and a 360member house of representatives the body, modelled after the federal congress of the united states, is supposed to guarantee equal representation with 3 senators to each 36 states irrespective of size in. As well as being the official currency of south africa, its also the currency of the common monetary area south africa, swaziland, and lesotho. Jamaica is a parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy, with queen elizabeth ii serving as the monarch. Thus, through the use of comparative theoryunfolds the causes responsible for the opposition travail in the 2015 election in nigeria. Official manual, state of missouri the blue book beginning in 1878, our state published a hardcopy of its official state manual every two years.
The 1959 voting pattern is still going to be respected come 2015. Nigeria and is a major repository of knowledge, history and tracking of legal regime for elections in. This is because in this country like many others around the world, hate speech often precedes outbreaks of violence. The federal electoral commission fedeco established in 1960 conducted the immediate past independent federal and regional elections of 1960 and 1964. The incumbent president, goodluck jonathan sought his second and final term. Full list of accredited observer groups for nigeria 2015. This denotes a symbol of authority common to most areas in lagos state. New conditions for elections to hold in neast nigeria. Citizens responsibilities content duties and obligations of nigerian citizens duties and obligations of nigerian citizens a citizen is a legal member of a given state who possesses full constitutional, legal or natural rights in the state he or she resides. No doubt, politicians who engage in hate speech during election. Dasuki confirmed nigeria as the neverready country and why the elections must not be postponed by ogaga ifowodo the other day in london, national security adviser col.
Mar 22, 2015 new conditions for elections to hold in neast nigeria. Nigerians vote in a presidential election on march 28. Hate speech, issue based campaigns and the 2015 general elections hate speech presents a profound challenge to the nigerian democratic landscape. The seal is in circular form with the national coat of arms of the republic of the philippines but without the scroll and the inscription in the center. The origin of the body conducting election in nigeria goes back to the period before independence when the electoral communion of nigeria was established to conduct 1959 election. The theoretical framework for the study is cultural relativism. Election violence is a commonplace phenomenon in nigerias electoral history. In exercise of the powers conferred on it by section 4 of the independent national electoral commission act 1998 and of all other powers enabling it in that behalf, the independent national electoral commission in these guidelines referred to as the commission hereby issues the following guidelines for the recall of a member of the national assembly or house of. Brought to you by these hired guns heading into a pivotal vote, the government of nigeria is pulling out all the stops in its war on boko haram. Electoral commission ec 1996, election officials manual, accra. The senate is the upper chamber of nigerias bicameral legislature, the national assembly of. Inec played a key role in the processes that led to the passage of the 2006 electoral act. It was officially introduced on 16 february the symbolism of the arms is more complex than that found on the flag of antigua and barbuda, but many elements are similar.
If u look closely at the nigeria coats of arms you will see that the problem of this country is even reveal in is coat of arms only people fail to notice lets look at it more closely together since the northern people are represent by the eagle the southwest people and southeast people are represent by the two white horse on each side of the map look closely and try to imagine what. Cabinet constitution elections federal executive council foreign relations human rights law. The arcelormittal orbit is a distinctive emblem of the london 2012. The hawaiian national flag and royal flag hawaiian. The coat of arms of antigua and barbuda was designed in 1966 by gordon christopher.
The state of electoral reforms in ghana ransford edward van. Mopup of illegal arms in nigeria the unrelenting gun attacks on defenceless nigerians seem to have spurred the inspector general. Independent national electoral commission wikipedia. He was inaugurated as governor on 29 may 2015 after winning the state elections conducted in april 2015. During the campaigning for the 2015 nigerian general. Any device or emblem associated with the official acts of government. Feb 20, 1999 lagos, nigeria cnn low turnout marked orderly elections saturday for a national legislature in nigeria, the latest step in gen. The teacher guide uses a system of icons to link the text to.
Following ghanas december 2012 elections, there was a protracted election. Brought to you by these hired guns heading into a pivotal vote, the government of nigeria is pulling out all the stops in. Buhari in front after half of results declared this article is more than 5 years old opposition candidate opens up lead over goodluck jonathan based on returns from 18 out of. It symbolises government sanction and it is found at important government places like the osu castle, the courts and other government offices. See the complete features of the nigerian coat of arm its history, meaning, diagram and direct download link. The national flag is a rectangle divided into three equal vertical stripes. However, as elizabeth ii is shared as head of state of fifteen other countries the commonwealth realm in addition to the uk and resides mostly in the united kingdom, she is thus often represented as queen of jamaica in jamaica and abroad by the.
The commonwealth is a voluntary association of 54 independent and equal countries. Sharia contains rules by which a muslim society is organized and governed. The south african rand is the subject of this weeks currency spotlight. Democratic republic of the congo state symbols, song. On september 23, 2015, the house of representatives adopted a new seal through house resolution no. Nigerias political history is characterized by years of military rule and four republics of civil rule. Apr 14, 2015 experts discuss the post election outlook for the state of nigeria. Abdulsalami abubakars plan to restore civilian rule reports. Comparative study of 2011 and 2015 presidential elections in. The united nations keeps a record of national coats of arms, but displaying a coat of arms is not an internationally recognized requirement for. Cnn low, orderly turnout for nigerian assembly elections. The third amendment, electoral amendment act, 2015 contains a wide range of.
The first alpha kappa psi filmstrip, gateway to success, which illustrated historical scenes and chapter activities, was distributed in 1970. The ghana coat of arms is found on all official government letterheads. Elections in nigeria are forms of choosing representatives to the nigerian federal government and the various states in the fourth republic nigeria. It was formalized in the armies of europe in the high middle ages, with. Mopup of illegal arms in nigeria leadership newspaper. The government of the republic of kenya gok is the national government of the republic of kenya which is composed of 47 counties, each county with its own semiautonomous governments. Arthur okowa ifeanyi is the incumbent governor of delta state. The potential predictable voting pattern of nigeria in 2015. The alpha kappa psi alumni chapter manual, 4th edition, was issued. Voters elected the president and members to the house of representatives and the senate. Fijis flag flew for the first time on independence day, october 10, 1970. This electronic version is still formatted as a book with ten chapters plus an index. The national motto, justice, paix, travail justice, peace, work is displayed on a ribbon below.
Botswanas official and unofficial symbols including the national animal, bird, fish, flag, flower, gem, mammal, motto, nickname, coat of arms, song, seal, tree by. The symbol of the church of god in christ is an outgrowth of the presiding bishops coat of arms which has become quite familiar to the church. Each arm is independent of the other and their individual roles are set by the. Above is the coat of arms of the state of colorado in the united states of america and below is that of allied canada these are two countries in whose formation the use of latin as a spoken or official language is historically absent, however in all their official. The ghanaian icon, nii amon kotei was a distinguished artist who designed the national coat of arms on march 4, 1957.
The handbook of alpha kappa psi, 6th edition, edited by john d. Several polling units across the country opened later than scheduled. Oil is today the bedrock of nigeria s economic development, accounting for more than 80% of its foreign exchange earnings. This file is licensed under the creative commons attributionshare alike 3.
The coat of arms of nigeria consists of a black shield with a wavy white pall, symbolizing the. Whos name and emblem are recognized by the public as symbols of integrity and quality assurance. He is from ikaagbor ethnic nationality in delta state, nigeria. This post is a response to a question i got about the nigerian coat of arm. It includes the red, white and blue union flag of britain in the top lefthand corner and the shield from the fiji coat of arms on a light blue background in the fly. State, regional and federal flags, coats of arms and symbols of nigeria. State, regional and federal flags, coats of arms and. The manual continues to be published every two years and is a snapshot or picture in time, meaning.
The meeting held on the subject of the forthcoming march 28th presidential elections lasted for over 5 hours. Channels television updated february 7, 2015 the independent national electoral commission in nigeria inec has announced a shift in the general elections dates to march 28 and april 11. Like most former british colonies, its elections have been managed by a permanent emb. Nigeria s election below the minimum democracy standard. Figure 1 map of 2015 presidential election the breakdown of the 2015 election results show that buhari won in 21 states of the federation, while jonathan won in 15 states and the federal capital territory fct. Nigerian coat of arm features and meaning download here. The delay was occasioned by the late arrival of election officials and materials. For the first time in the history of recruitment of electoral officials, a more vigorous and well. Okowa was born in 8, july 1959, at owaalero in ika northeast local government area of delta state. If u look closely at the nigeria coats of arms you will see that the problem of this country is even reveal in is coat of arms only people fail to notice lets look at it more closely together since the northern people are represent by the eagle the southwest people and southeast people are represent by the two white horse on each side of the map look closely and try to imagine what the two. Risklimiting audits involve manually interpreting the.
The seal of the state shall be a star of five points, encircled by olive and live oak branches, and the words, the state of texas. Mar 09, 2018 mopup of illegal arms in nigeria the unrelenting gun attacks on defenceless nigerians seem to have spurred the inspector general of police, ibrahim kpotun idris, into action to retrieve. It consists of a senate with 109 members and a 360member house of representatives the body, modelled after the federal congress of the united states, is supposed to guarantee equal representation with 3 senators to each 36 states. The triangular flag at the fess point, was an ancient flag of the hawaiian chiefs which was raised at sea, above the sail of their canoes, and the sail at that time being of a peculiar construction, it presented a. Boko haram threat remains as nigerian election nears wsj. The independent national electoral commission inec, set up in 1998, is the electoral body which oversees elections in nigeria. Passport booklets from almost all countries around the world display the national coat of arms of the issuing country on the front cover. This flower was chosen for inclusion in the coat of arms as it is found all over nigeria. Aorounga impact crater, located in the sahara desert of northcentral chad, is one of the bestpreserved impact structures in the world. In view of this, the thrust of this paper is a reflection on the tides of electoral violence and the attendant precipitating factors that make free and fair election pretty difficult in nigeria. There is more about the symbol on our coat of arms.
Democracy rules aec for schools australian electoral commission. Indeed, pvcs became an emblem for many nigerians, heralding a new era in which they had the. In the nigerian general election, 2015, the victorious all progressives. Senators are to serve a term of four years until a general election. With every transition programme, an election management authority was established. There shall be a seal of the state which shall be kept by the secretary of state, and used by him officially under the direction of the governor.122 412 872 555 1010 935 1179 1176 274 1098 1233 995 526 1362 145 1297 392 927 735 1611 804 79 460 514 1381 986 141 1121 1244 282 916 670 631 594 1110 86 754 842 540 1456 1314 795 1259 7 1385 1026