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Inconclusive elections in Nigeria

Last week, all but three states were yet to conclude the electoral process in determining who the elected governors after the supplementary elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

 

 

 

The elections [...]

Fri, 22 March 2019


The Task Before President Buhari

On February 27, 2019, at 4.20am, the chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yukubu, declared President Muhammadu Buhari as winner of the February 23, 2019 presidential election for another four year term. 

 

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Sun, 10 March 2019


2019 Elections: The Danger of Fake Results

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two decades into Nigeria’s democracy, election remains a fretful necessity, eliciting fear over possible violence, manipulation and widespread exclusion.

While [...]

Sat, 09 February 2019


2019: Need Against Fake Results

Two decades into Nigeria’s democracy, election remains a fretful necessity, eliciting fear over possible violence, manipulation and widespread exclusion.

While the country appeared to have hit a milestone in 2015 with minimal incidents, subsequent polls conducted in states and constituenc [...]

Sat, 02 February 2019


FRSC and revenue generation

In the 1960s, there were deliberate efforts to initiate safety programmes by various agencies and regional government.

Notable among the efforts to institute a formidable road safety programme was the effort of Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria, SPDC, between 1960 and 1965.

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Sun, 13 January 2019


Electoral Act Amendment Bill conundrum

With barely two months to the 2019 general elections and global attention fixed on Nigeria, political watchers are beginning to worry that the delay in the passage of the 2019 Electoral Amendment Bill into law may cast some doubts on the integrity of the entire process.

President Muhammadu Buha [...]

Sat, 22 December 2018


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


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