Opinion

Why the Idea of NEDG/BON Debates Must Be Permanently Killed, By ‘Tope Fasua

The so-called ‘Nigerian’ Elections Debate Group is the number one enemy of the Nigerian people because it has actively shut out the voices of the people, and deprived them of much needed hope, catharsis, expression, variety of ideas, and even a much-needed intellectual entertainment via the debate. There is only…
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Opinion

Ogun Politics: My Encounter With Violence, By Reuben Abati

This thing called politics should not be turned into warfare. There should be life after elections. I once had a taste of political violence during the 2015 presidential campaigns. In Bauchi, our convoy was stoned. In Katsina, restless youth wielding stones and long sticks threatened to attack us. It didn’t…
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Columns

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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Opinion

How Nigeria’s 2019 Elections Have Been Rigged, By ‘Tope Fasua

It was indeed a sad day for Nigeria when the debate group gave effect to its illegality and impunity, defied the public’s outcry and demonstrations, and held the vice presidential debate, promoting five parties at the expense of at least 70. The injustice must be redressed and a number of…
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Opinion

Nigeria: How To Save N240 Billion From Our Elections Jamboree, By Umar Yakubu

For a country that has million persons living in extreme poverty and which is low on other social indices such as life expectancy, unemployment and health expenditure rates, less than 50 per cent of the said amount - which is billion for election technology - is more than enough for…
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