Opinion

Prof. Haruna Wakili: The Passing of a Great Scholar-Administrator, By Samaila Suleiman

He impacted many lives across different walks of life. From family members, colleagues, friends, students and the general public, everyone has a story to tell of how he transformed their lives for the better. The outpouring of incredible tributes and encomiums on Professor Wakili is a testimony to how well…
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Opinion

Buhari and Electoral Reform: The Unspoken Truth, By SKC Ogbonnia

The need to curb illegal money in Nigeria’s election campaign cannot be overstated, especially considering that the problem is central to elitist corruption. Therefore, as a president whose sole claim to power was to fight corruption, Buhari can still seize the moment and go forth to lay a strong foundation…
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Columns

The Imperative of Signing the Electoral Act, By Jibrin Ibrahim

It is indeed true that Nigerians would revolt against any attempt to move backwards in the march towards improved electoral integrity and the president should be advised to keep to the straight and narrow path leading to free, fair and credible elections. The whole country is on tenterhooks as Nigerians…
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Opinion

Behind the Scenes at the Triumphant Osun APC Governorship Primary, By Muyiwa Gbadegesin

The success of the direct primary for the Osun Governorship primary is practical proof that Option A4 is the best system to entrench internal democracy. It is a transparent system because it requires physical queueing and counting - hence figures cannot simply be written with impunity as with other systems.…
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Opinion

Ekiti Election: Buhari Is Celebrating Failure, His Failure, By SKC Ogbonnia

The Buhari people do not even appear to recognise the challenges of illegal money nor the need for internal party democracy, let alone how the regime can influence the enforcement of campaign laws. In other words, Buhari is currently doing the same thing he accused PDP of doing. The outgoing…
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Opinion

Buhari Must Not Encourage Illegal Campaign Money, By SKC Ogbonnia

...rather than engaging in bootless debate with PDP on which party can deploy more resources to violate the law, President Buhari can seize the moment and go forth to lay a strong foundation for clean money in Nigerian democracy. A begging way-forward is to demonstrate leadership by compelling relevant organs…
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Columns

Malaysia’s Elections, Electoral Reforms, and Vote 2019, By Uddin Ifeanyi

One danger of the Buhari government’s failure to institute electoral reforms is that the 2019 vote could fail to give expression to the will of the people. An immediate consequence of any such failure is that the loss of legitimacy that will afflict any government beneficiary of a flawed elections…
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