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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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Bámidélé Upfront

Prebendalism: Are Vote Buying and Voter Intimidation Here To Stay?, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

With what we have seen progressively in the last ten years, vote buying has become entrenched. The poorest and most victimised now expect the disbursement of cash before voting in elections, as the one and only thing they get from an ineffectual government as their share of the commonwealth. What…
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The Bogus Case Against Omoyele Sowore, By Femi Aribisala

These bogus charges against Sowore should be dropped. Barring that, they should be thrown out of court. After the ignominy of the PEPT judgment, the onus is on the Nigerian judiciary to show that it is not in the pocket of the executive. Omoyele Sowore planned a nationwide demonstration against…
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Columns

The Farce of a Presidential Tribunal, By Dele Agekameh

From the frivolous contest of the president’s certificate by Atiku’s lawyers to the absurd argument over Atiku’s nationality by the president’s lawyers, the tribunal was an exercise in futility, made worse by INEC’s slap on the face of Nigerians about the server. In all of this, the country and its…
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Opinion

Gani Fawehinmi: Defiance As A Cause, By Lanre Arogundade and Hassan Soweto

In examining the situation of Nigeria, ten years after his demise, it is understandable if vast sections of Nigerian masses continue to wish that Gani was still alive to lead the battles for the social, economic and political advancement of the country. To say that things have turned worse since…
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Columns

Addressing the Weakest Link in the Electoral Process – Collation, By Jibrin Ibrahim

...CDD called for a concerted effort by INEC and other election stakeholders to work resolutely towards improving the quality of collation, especially at the ward level. They also called on INEC to work towards publishing result details at all levels, so as to create more trust and confidence in election…
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Opinion

The Impact of Financial Autonomy For the Development Of Local Governments, By Monday Ubani

...with the new directive by the NFIU, which is notable for taking hard but necessary decisions that stand to nudge the nation forward, there is no doubt that the original intendment behind the creation of local governments would be realised. There is no doubt that from the ashes of near-death,…
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