Opinion

Bayelsa Governorship Election: Salvation Pastor Could Take It On A Silver Platter!, By Ugoji Egbujo

With less than 2000 votes, in an election which Lyon won with over 300,000 votes, Pastor Diriyai of Salvation Ministries could salvage victory and become the governor of Bayelsa State. It would be more than a miracle. If the courts uphold the prayers of the pastor, his 2000 votes would be…
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Columns

Degi Whatchamacallit, David Lyon and the Fall of APC In Bayelsa, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

The cruel manner of Lyon’s loss will force political parties, or at the very least the leading candidates, to pay more attention first to their internal verification mechanisms and next to their internal politics. The lead-up to the 2019 general election was littered with allegations and counter-allegations of certificate forgery.…
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Opinion

As the Supreme Court Reviews Its Decision On Imo Governorship Election, By Chidi Odinkalu

Nigeria’s experiment in elective governance can hardly survive by choosing to replace INEC’s arbitrariness with judicial imponderability. This is why the sitting of the Court on Tuesday matters. In 2008, the Supreme Court scorned the notion of deciding election disputes based on principles as “vague, nebulous and large.” On 18…
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Columns

Electoral Banditry In Buhari’s Nigeria, By Majeed Dahiru

It is morally reprehensible for a President Buhari who was beneficiary of Nigeria’s fledging liberal democracy and improved electoral management process in 2015 to bequeath to Nigeria a legacy of electoral banditry. President Buhari has betrayed the moral code of democratic leadership, which places a constitutional obligation upon him to…
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Opinion

Goodbye Mama Gogo – Mother, Friend, Prayer Warrior, By Henry Seriake Dickson

My mother was a kindhearted, soft-spoken, decent, loving and caring woman. Everyone in my father’s household and community, to her father’s household, family, community and indeed all who encountered her even for a brief moment, felt her positive infectious personality. Her community here at Angiama fondly calls her Ebikomboere (meaning…
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Columns

Interrogating ‘Change’: ‘Genital Test’ Revisited, By Louis Odion

Apparently, in a desperation to hook their unsuspecting loved ones, many would hide biological Or sex up their physiological endowments the way our lawmakers pad national budgets, until the wedding night when the dark truth finally unravels. Talk is cheap, according to a common wisecrack. At a time hierarchs of…
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Opinion

Reforms: Pulling Down a Multi Billion Naira Fraud Industry In Bayelsa, By Fidelis Soriwei

It is indeed a fact beyond contradiction that the ongoing reforms introduced by Governor Dickson signals the end of a cruel culture of entitlement and a regime of financial terror perpetrated by a greedy band of unscrupulous characters, to the detriment of Bayelsa and her citizens. When taking over the…
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