Opinion

2019 Election Petition: All Eyes On The Judiciary, By Mahmud Abubakar

In view of the emerging evidence of collusion, lies and outright falsehood about the conduct of the 2019 presidential election and the release of results, everyone now looks up to the judiciary to determine the truth about who won that election. Also, in many parts of the country, the environment…
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Nigeria Will Not Survive the 2019 Presidential Election, By Femi Aribisala

What we witnessed in the recently concluded election was the death knell of democracy in Nigeria. For those of us who had hoped against hope, the 2019 presidential election has proved to be the last straw. We are now convinced that Nigeria is a hopeless case. This country is not…
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Opinion

2019 Elections: Glad I Stood Up To Be Counted For Nigeria, By Kingsley Moghalu

...the elections have left me wondering if Nigeria is truly a democracy. Or do we merely have a four-yearly ritual in which political cabals renew their hold on power by using a form but not the substance of democracy? As the character Archie said in the British playwright Tom Stoppard’s…
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Columns

Nigeria 2019: The Other Elections That Really Matter, By Rafiq Raji

The big states, like Lagos, Kano, and Rivers, get some attention, though. And deservedly so. But because state politics tend to be in the firm grip of so-called ‘godfathers’, most people do not even bother to make the effort. I reiterate the need for conducting the presidential, parliamentary and gubernatorial…
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Opinion

For Those Irritated By Nigeria’s Many Political Parties, By ‘Tope Fasua

...I will urge Nigerians to get rid of our miracle mentality. New parties have only recently come on board. They have been involved in just one general elections. Neither the parties, nor Nigerians in general should expect that they start to win elections everywhere. Structures take time to build, especially…
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Guest Columns

March 9 Elections: A Public Appeal, By Nigerian Working Group on Peacebuilding and Governance

Dear Esteemed Fellow Nigerians, On Saturday March 9, 2019, we will once again exercise our civic rights and responsibilities as citizens to elect our governors and members of the State Houses of Assembly. Despite some of the hitches experienced during the presidential and National Assembly elections that took place on…
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Opinion

Completing the 2019 Electoral Process, By Jibrin Ibrahim

...successful elections in Nigeria can provide a more solid footing for building political harmony and stability. It is true that the elections have been very divisive due to the extremely negative campaigns that were conducted. Precisely for this reason, organising the final round in a manner that is clearly free,…
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Opinion

Nigeria 2019: When Character Triumphs In Popular Electoral Choice, By Adewale Ajadi

The most distinctive dynamic of the 2019 elections seems to be focused on the character of the candidates, rather than their plans or platform. The voting results that took out, in both major parties, prominent people who had powers of incumbency, as well as substantial war chests are, in themselves,…
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