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Gama, the Darling of Kano State: Voter Inducement and Suppression, By Jibrin Ibrahim

...the political tension in the State has arisen to the maximum level and there are fears of political violence, whichever way the results go. On Wednesday, the Kano Peace Committee made a passionate appeal to the political class to keep the peace. Various additional appeals would be made today. My…
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Pius Adebola Adesanmi: Like A Dew On Grass, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

It is a week since the crash that took you from me, from Your death shook Nigeria, Africa, Canada and the world. You were a change maker in life and in death. Because you died, many will now be spared the horror of death in Boeing 737 Max 8. They…
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The Inadequate Understanding of “Inconclusive” Elections, By Jibrin Ibrahim

...the elections were declared inconclusive for a number of reasons. These include the discontinuation of the use of smart card readers midway into the elections or the failure to deploy them, over-voting and widespread disruption in many polling units. The reasons are therefore clearly related to electoral fraud and it…
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The Presidential Election And Its Aftermath, By Jibrin Ibrahim

...my assessment is that the voting related processes and management went generally well despite the hitches We must continue to commend the determination of Nigerians to exercise their franchise despite the odds militating against their ability to do so. We hope that the identified problems on election day will be…
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Is INEC Ready For Tomorrow’s Elections?, By Jibrin Ibrahim

In this column last week, I asserted confidently that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was ready to conduct the 2019 elections. It was not but should have been. It was particularly unfortunate that the Commission covered up its unpreparedness and deceived Nigerians and indeed the world that it was…
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Nigeria 2019: When Words Become Dangerous Portents, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Clearly, the fear of loss, despite the denial, caused the president to misdirect his shoot at sight order will likely aid voter suppression on Saturday. Out of the fear of possible violence, most voters, especially in the South where the military are good at baring their fangs, are likely to…
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Nigeria 2019: Engaging the Exigencies of Polling In a Digital Age, By Jibrin Ibrahim

It is important for Nigerians to take on board the fact that there has been considerable investment by INEC in technology solutions and administrative systems that have, to a significant extent, irrevocable improved the integrity of Nigerian elections. It is impossible to slide back to the Maurice Iwu days when…
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The 2019 Elections: A Call for Caution and Hope, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Let us allow the campaigns to go on peacefully so that Nigerians could make up their minds who they want to vote for in a serene Campaign platforms are churning out survey reports claiming that their candidates would win, and that’s fine. The ultimate choice is that of the voter,…
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Beyond Oil: Only An Academic Irrigation Project Can Save Nigeria!, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The 'blessings' of oil and natural gas cannot last forever. What Nigeria needs now is not drilling for oil in dry basins but a recycling of oil and gas into knowledge by reforming the school system, improving vocational training and funding universities as knowledge hubs. There is no way forward…
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The Onnoghen Affair: Getting the Judiciary and the Bar To Work For Justice, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Nigerians are seriously concerned about the entrenched culture of corruption and impunity in the country. Therefore, it beholds on the National Judicial Council to ensure justice is not just done but seen to be done in the CJN matter. More importantly, all the judges and senior lawyers notorious for bribe-taking…
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