Columns

Nigeria 2019: The New Low In Election Rigging, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

A society like ours where impunity and criminality are condoned and politicised as acceptable norms, can hardly When bad ways are legitimised as normal, such a society is doomed and apparently has lost its values. With regards to election rigging, we have really gone down low and this last election…
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Opinion

Postponement of Elections as a Culture, by Eric Teniola

Annulment of elections, violence before, during and after elections, banning of candidates and postponement of elections are gradually becoming part of the Nigeria culture. There is just one word to describe the situation, sad. Last Saturday’s postponement was not the first that would be experienced by both General Muhammadu Buhari,…
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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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Opinion

Five Preemptive Takeaways On Saturday’s Election, By Moses E. Ochonu

Continuing and deepening the message sent in 2015 about the electoral consequence of performance in office, this election cycle's most persistent and far-reaching narrative is competence/incompetence. In this regard, the incumbent's incompetence has become the main issue in the election, which is a referendum on his ability to lead and…
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Opinion

Elections 2019: A Public Appeal, By Nigerian Working Group on Peacebuilding & Governance

Dear Esteemed Fellow Nigerians, Together as a nation, we are preparing for one of the most monumental markers of any democracy – elections. On February 16, we will exercise our rights and responsibilities as citizens to choose our next president and the members of the two chambers of our National…
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Opinion

Shaping the Narrative of Nigeria’s 2019 Elections With Big Data, By Samson Itodo

Undoubtedly, data will shape the narrative of the 2019 general elections. With this in mind, suppliers of data like INEC or security agencies should uphold the Open Election Data Principles in performing their roles in elections. Election data on PVC collection, voter accreditation be released in a timely, granular and…
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The So-Called ‘Controversies’ of INEC, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The biggest controversy over the past couple of weeks has been the appointment of Commissioner Amina Zakari to chair the internal INEC committee in charge of the collation centre. The appointment immediately led to wild allegations that she was put there to rig the presidential election in favour of President…
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The 2019 Presidential Election: Predicting the Outcome, By Jibrin Ibrahim

President Buhari has a difficult but feasible chance of winning the 2019 elections. It would however require that he is able to quickly mends fences with supporters he has hurt or ignored and is able to mobilise against apathy. Atiku Abubakar also has a difficult but feasible chance of winning…
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