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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Opinion

Nigeria’s Judges: Getting Set To Cast the Final Votes Of the 2019 Elections, By Chidi Odinkalu

Democracy may be about choices and decisions by citizens in theory. As practised in Nigeria, however, what is clear from these three seasons is that there is very little room in it for the average citizen. If they is anything, citizens are mostly spectators. Every election cycle in Nigeria has…
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Aribisala on Tuesday

Don’t You Already Regret Voting for Buhari?, By Femi Aribisala

What were you thinking voting for Buhari? Thanks to him, the Nigerian economy is in tatters. Farming is hazardous, with herdsmen on the rampage. Travel by road is now dangerous, with kidnappers on the loose. The government has returned Nigeria to a high debtor status, from which we were once…
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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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Aribisala on Tuesday

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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