Columns

From Faulty Primaries to Vigorous Issue-Based Politics, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Most of the primaries are over and as I argued last week, they exposed the depth of aversion to internal party democracy in most of our parties. The simple principle enunciated in the Electoral Act that all illegible party members wishing to contest in the primaries have a right to…
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Columns

Righting the Wrongs in Human Rights, By Femi Falana

Since 1960, the ruling class has always entrenched fundamental rights in the Consitution. But as the fundamental rights are limited to civil and political rights the majority of the Nigerian people have been excluded from enjoying them due to poverty. The fundamental objectives and directive principles of State policy have…
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Columns

Party Primaries and the Season of Anomie, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Yes we are in the season of anomie as party primaries are conducted in blatant violation of the Electoral Act, INEC Guidelines and Regulations for Political Parties and the Political Parties Code of Conduct. The process of lawlessness started with the election of delegates in which strong godfathers simply imposed…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Voter Suppression through Permanent Voter’s Card, By Bamidele Adémólá-Olátéjú

The Permanent Voter's Card (PVC) is a solution in search of a problem. We must admit that there is a systematic attack on voting rights in Nigeria. The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) is making it harder for people to vote with their vanishing PVC's. They came out ill-prepared despite having…
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Democracy and Governance

Governor Fashola’s call for amendment of Judges appointment procedure, By Jiti Ogunye

At the recent swearing in of newly appointed Judges in Lagos State, the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN advocated for the amendment of the provisions governing the appointment of state judges to enable the States in the Federation to be the chief determiner of the number of…
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Jibrin Ibrahim

Political Science and the Sickness of the Nigerian State, By Jibrin Ibrahim,

The state of the Nigerian State is serious and each day we appear to be sinking deeper into the abyss. There is mounting evidence that we are not being governed and the traditional task of running the State is not a priority concern for the ruling class. Indeed, strictly speaking,…
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