Opinion

Urgently Addressing the Future of Nigeria – Before the Bubble Bursts!, By Olawale Okunniyi

...before the bubble bursts and as a final intervention on project Nigeria and its national democratic question, I strongly recommend that an urgent formidable step, in line with the proposals above, be taken to douse and neutralise the heightening political tension and bloodletting in the country. All leaders of conscience…
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Opinion

Electoral Reforms and the Protection of Votes, By Uche Ugboajah

A year after the 2019 general election, one would have thought that Nigerian citizens, the civil society, political parties and even government ought to have been sufficiently angry to have set in motion, measures to reform the electoral process. The main opposition party in the land, the Peoples Democratic Party…
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Columns

Weaponising Electoral Geography: Thugs and the Vote In Bayelsa and Kogi, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The weaponisation of electoral geography has become very scientific. They derail the opposition by frightening them into staying at home during elections. Those brave enough to come out are attacked by thugs, thus suppressing their votes. Meanwhile, security and electoral officials are compromised with a combination of threats and bribes.…
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Columns

2019: A Brief Manual of Nigerian Politics, By Reuben Abati

I have given this broad portrait to paint a picture of where Nigerian politics is, and to all aspiring office seekers, including the experienced ones, I offer the following simple instructions, cynically, but we must together respect what the facts The political primaries are scheduled to hold between this month…
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Opinion

Before the Next Round, By Edwin Madunagu

“...if you must still participate in Nigerian elections, then you must adopt, or rather, return to, dialectics. That means: differentiate between form and content; or rather, while retaining the revolutionary content, adopt two forms – one for elections and the other for the permanent democratic struggle of the masses.” I…
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Opinion

2015: Imperative of a Northeast Presidency, By Bukar Mustapha

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has just released the timetable for the 2015 general elections. This means political activities will soon pick up and the atmosphere will once again be charged. The most important of all the political horse-trading that will soon ensue is determining who occupies the presidency…
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