Opinion

Not Too Late for Change In 2019: Search for Nigeria’s Active Citizens, By Jeremiah Angai

The NotTooYoungToRun campaigners have shown that there is nothing that cannot be achieved with careful planning, dogged resolve and relentless passion. Active citizens must awaken that spirit within them and ensure that 2019 does not throw up mediocre, rent seeking oligarchs as elected officials. The overwhelming support received by the…
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Opinion

Kenyan Youth are Winning Elections, the Ones In Nigeria Are Daydreaming, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

- 24-year old Cynthia Muge If Nigerian youth do not get off the social media and properly set about the process of connecting with the grassroots, the ‘not too young to run’ bill will yield not-too-young-to-lose and still-to-young-to-win results. It would be fantastic for the bill to become law; opening…
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Opinion

Youth and Women Inclusion: Complementing Efforts of the House of Representatives, By ‘Rinsola Abiola

It is imperative that these efforts be sustained as the fight for inclusion now proceeds to the state level. Having won the first round at the National Assembly, youth and women advocates must organise and engage at state level with as much vigour, if not more. “This Bill is in…
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Opinion

A Grubby, Illegitimate Constitutional Amendment, By Chidi Anselm Odinkalu

As citizens, Nigerians must decide in this case not to settle for convenient options. There may well be a few sensible amendments in this package but if we cannot sequester them from the mostly self-serving lot, then, we should resolve to reject the entire package. That is the only way…
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Opinion

#NotTooYoungToRun: A Great Idea, With Surmountable Challenges, By ‘Tope Fasua

While I commend the bill, and see that it has a 60 percent advantage for the country and its youth, over the 40 percent disadvantage, I will urge the youth to also put up a fight for better fiscal responsibility, for Nigeria’s commonwealth to be better used so that they…
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Opinion

#NotTooYoungToRun: What Young People Must Do, By ‘Rinsola Abiola

We all – politically active or not – should engage effectively with our elected representatives and use all media platforms at our disposal to intensify the campaign for inclusion. Now would be a good time to besiege their offices with letters and their social media accounts with reminders. It is…
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