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2019 and security agencies preparedness

Last week, doubts over the neutrality of security operatives ahead of the 2019 general election were openly voiced by elder statesman, Edwin Clark, and Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa state.   

 

Both leaders bluntly excoriated security operatives as a threat to the Fe [...]

Sun, 02 December 2018


2019: Security agencies greatest threat to Nigeria’s stability - Dickson, Clark

Governor of Bayelsa State, Henry Seriake Dickson, and Ijaw National Leader, Chief Edwin Clark, has decried the increasing abuse of security agencies by the ruling political party, stating that it is a threat to democracy.

In a statement by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media Relations, [...]

Mon, 26 November 2018


2019 elections: challenge of issue based campaigns

Last week, political parties commenced campaigns in line with the electoral timetable and schedule of activities issued by the INEC.

 

 

 

 

 

Section 99(1) of the Eletoral Act, 2010 (as amended) provid [...]

Sun, 25 November 2018


NNPC offers to disclose details of NLNG dividends account

Following allegations of unauthorised withdrawals from the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas, NLNG, Dividends Account, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has offered to provide details of the account from 1999 till date.

 

Group Managing Director of NNPC, Dr. Maikanti B [...]

Fri, 23 November 2018


New minimum wage brouhaha

The history of Nigeria trade union is replete with crises and struggles for improved welfare package for its workforce. The first major crisis could be traced to 1975, when the Nigerian Military Government cancelled the registration of the four unions and announced its new policies and guidelines for [...]

Sun, 11 November 2018


2019: fake news and hate speeches

Every democratic nation situates information at the centre of public enlightenment and national discourse. However, the proliferation of information through social media and sundry platforms, has created a problem of authenticity and reliability.

Although devoid of factual accuracy, misguided i [...]

Sat, 03 November 2018


The unending internecine crises in Kaduna State

Kaduna state has been in the news again with reports of communal crisis in some areas of the state. Crisis broke out in Kasuwan Magani and Kaduna metropolis, claiming not less than 77 lives in both areas.

The recent violent clash in the Kasuwan Magani axis of Kajuru local government area of the [...]

Sun, 28 October 2018


Presidential debate brouhaha

Even with the vast majority of Nigerians not having access to television and electricity, the culture of televised presidential debate has crept into our political culture. It is one of the many cultures we have copied from the United States of America which our presidential system is modelled after.& [...]

Wed, 12 September 2018


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