Opinion

Edo Governorship Election: Of the Wike and Oshiomhole Duel, By Awassam Bassey

Wike’s experience in politics is not completely dissimilar to that of Oshiomhole. He has become an interesting part of Nigeria’s democracy and this was evident when he was called to lead his party in an electoral battle against Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and the All Progressives Party in Edo State. Wike’s…
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Columns

How Organised Labour Deceived Nigerians, By Reuben Abati

The government negotiators deserve our commendation. They have done a good job of preventing a “worthless” national embarrassment in the shape of a labour strike in the same week that Nigeria celebrates its 60th Independence Anniversary. They have also helped to expose the incompetence and hypocrisy of the current Labour…
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Opinion

Edo Decides 2020: Does the President Deserve Any Credit?, By Dakuku Peterside

It may be difficult for some to admit but the obvious non-interference of President Muhammadu Buhari, or rather his interference to ensure that there is non-interference and the relative degree of impartiality by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the security agencies, may have strengthened our electoral system and…
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Edo Governorship Election and the Consolidation of Nigeria’s Electoral Democracy, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The key stakeholders – INEC, security agencies, political parties and citizens - played their roles largely in accordance with the law and regulations. The 2020 Edo governorship election is therefore another important step in the consolidation of Nigeria’s electoral Peaceful and credible elections are possible and must become the norm…
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Columns

Zamfara Banditry: Mineral Resource Control Or Partisan Politics?, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

This is a wake-up call for the federal and state governments to work together to exploit, process and commercialise legally, the mineral deposits in Zamfara State and curb associated insecurity, instead of allowing economic vandals, masquerading as politicians, to once again turn the State into a killing field. Just like…
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Opinion

2020 Edo Election: A Poll Defined By Strong-arm Tactics and Violence, By Yiaga Africa

The competition has been reduced to a contest between personalities, as opposed to issue-based campaigns. The WTV long term observers reported incidences of violent verbal and physical attacks, identity-based violence, and hate-speech rhetoric as campaign strategies employed by both parties for campaigns. The observers also reported the repositioning of cult…
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