Columns

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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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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Opinion

Forces In the Current Power Struggle In Nigeria, By Edwin Madunagu

In its 75-year history, the Nigerian Left has had tremendous impact, not only among the working and toiling masses and the “wretched of the earth”, but across the social formation and in the country’s political process. But that impact has been dissipated like steam not enclosed in a pistonbox! Although…
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Columns

INEC: the Art of Kicking the Leg, By Azu Ishiekwene

As INEC releases the result of its findings on Kano, clear infractions must be punished. Yet, we must rescue the voter register from the vile and gratuitous bickering of partisan politicians whose goals, let’s face it, is to discard the baby with the bath water. The Independent National Electoral Commission…
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Opinion

OOTC: Will the Third Party Candidates Please Stand Up?, By Chude Jideonwo

There is a place for third party candidates in Nigeria. But the space only exists for serious minded third party candidates. They call for the serious minded, with serious minded capacity, and an actual game plan for capturing electoral victory. Nigerians talk a good game about third party candidacies, especially…
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Opinion

The Last Dance of the PDP and the end of Military Political Parties, By Venatius A. Ikem

I believe strongly that a combination of these failing factors are ‎yet to come full circle to haunt the PDP out of existence. I have no doubt in my mind that the moment of mass exodus from the PDP will soon be at hand, not necessarily by people in search…
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