The Nigeria Elections Debate Group (NEDG) is a coalition of broadcast organizations, civil society organizations and professional groups who are committed to the deepening of democracy in Nigeria and the entrenching of an enduring democratic culture through organized television debates since the return to democratic rule in 1999.

Since then, the group has put together debates to enable the Nigerian electorate have an opportunity to hear first hand from aspiring presidential candidates, their intentions and aspirations through an equal opportunity platform. NEDG has since transformed into a broad based non-partisan, non-profit making organization with the primary mandate of organizing and hosting live televised debates for all presidential, vice presidential and gubernatorial candidates in Nigeria.

TMG Slams AIT, Accuses Station Of Double Standards Over Coverage Blackout

A civil society group, Transition Monitoring Group, Monday, accused the management of Africa Independent Television, AIT, of double standards over what it called systemic blackout of reporting TMG’s activities. Chairman of the group, Comrade Ibrahim Zikirullahi, said in a statement in Abuja that while AIT was recently quick to condemn …

Corruption: Stop Celebrating Ill-gotten Wealth – Jonathan To Nigerians
President Goodluck Jonathan has urged Nigerians to stop celebrating people with ill-gotten wealth in order to discourage corruption in the country. Mr. Jonathan, who participated in the Presidential Debate organised by the Nigeria Elections Debate Group on Sunday in Abuja, said Nigerians should change their attitude towards primitive accumulation of …

Elections Postponement: NEDG Cancels Presidential Debates

Sequel to the Independent National Electoral Commission’s change in dates for the general elections, the Nigeria Elections Debate Group (NEDG), has canceled the presidential election debate, earlier scheduled for Sunday, February 8. A terse statement by the NEDG says a new date will be announced in due course. The INEC …

TMG Distances Self From Presidential Debates, Accuses NEDG Of Fraud

The Transition Monitoring Group (TMG) has distanced itself from the presidential election debates organised by the Nigeria Elections Debate Group (NEDG). Chairman of TMG, Ibrahim Zikirullahi, in a protest letter to the NEDG Executive Secretary, Eddie Emessiri, on Saturday in Abuja, also accused the organisers of fraudulently using its name.

NEDG Releases Timetable For 2015 Presidential Debates

The Nigeria Elections Debate Group on Monday in Abuja said the 2015 presidential debates would hold between January 28 and February 5. The Chairman of the Board of Trustees of NEDG, Mr Sola Omole, disclosed this to newsmen after a meeting of the board, hosted by the former Chairman of …

Anambra Guber: Ngige, Obiano, Ubah, Ezeemo Made Final Round Of Debate

Four governorship candidates out of the 23 contestants for the Nov. 16 election in Anambra made it to the final round of the debate organised by the Nigeria Elections Debate Group (NEDG). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the debate, which started on Oct. 29, ended in Awka