Opinion

The Server Controversy and Upcoming Elections In Bayelsa and Kogi States, By Moshood Isah

Although, this is subject to assent to the new electoral bill, analysts believe that the upcoming Kogi and Bayelsa elections present other opportunities for the Commission to sincerely test run its server ahead of subsequent elections, pending when the electoral bill is signed into law. Barely four months to the…
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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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Celebrating Democracy Day With Election Rigmarole, By Femi Aribisala

No June 12 declaration as Democracy Day can obfuscate the rape of democracy we have just witnessed. What we have in Nigeria is not government of the people by the people and for the people; but government of the government by the government and for the government. The Nigeria of…
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Who Is Afraid of Atiku Abubakar?, By Femi Aribisala

...there are indications that today’s APC government is not averse to employing the “Shugaba playbook” on Atiku. Out of nowhere, the government is now claiming that Atiku, who was Nigeria’s deputy director of Customs and the country’s vice president for eight years, is not a Nigerian after all, but actually…
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The Courts Must Declare Atiku As Nigerian President (2), By Femi Aribisala

Nigeria is in a new season of political firsts. In 2015, for the first time, a sitting government was defeated at the polls. In 2019, for the first time, a sitting president should be removed by the courts. This is a cry for help. This blatant rape on Nigerian democracy…
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The Courts Must Declare Atiku As Nigerian President (1), By Femi Aribisala

If Buhari and the APC are allowed to get away with this kind of daylight robbery, then every future election in Nigeria will be decided by daylight robberies. What Atiku did, therefore, was to provide some forlorn hope for democracy to survive in Nigeria by resorting to the courts. In…
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Opinion

What Is Atiku’s Real Motive With Alternative Facts?, By SKC Ogbonnia

...the 2019 general election had its share of flaws, and the constitution guarantees the right to dissent or legal redress. Yet, any specific redress or case must have a basis in fact — not mere guilty Atiku’s whole approach is fundamentally deceitful, divisive, and insensitive. It does not embody Nigerian…
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Opinion

2019 Eections and the Road Less Travelled, By Obo Effanga

...in the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Rivers State, we stayed focused on conducting a transparent, free, fair and credible election. As I kept promising, on behalf of my team, we were bound by the provisions of the Constitution, the Electoral Act, other laws and the guidelines for the election.…
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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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