Opinion

INEC: Between Perception and Reality, By Rotimi Lawrence Oyekanmi

...the familiar forces who find it convenient to castigate the Commission only for its shortcomings do not see any need to show some empathy for the victims who lost their precious lives and their families; those who were raped and even some of the Commission’s resident electoral commissioners whose lives…
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Opinion

How Buhari Won The Battle But Lost The War, By SKC Ogbonnia

...while it can be reasoned that Buhari deserves commendation for his victory, because the alternative was definitively The palpable anger trailing Buhari’s victory, including the outright rejection of the results of the poll by the opposition, has more to do with the fact that the president ran a campaign charged…
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Opinion

PMB, the Principalities and Powers, By Femi Adesina

See how the principalities and powers of Nigeria had arrayed themselves against President Buhari. Some former military rulers and leaders turned themselves into an evil confederacy, acting as if they owned They had held the country by the jugular for ages, almost asphyxiating her. But this time, they met their…
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Columns

Nigeria’s Disconcerting Electoral Cycles: Here We Go Again!, By Dele Agekameh

The postponement will cost some more than others, but we are all equally stained by the stigma of never getting it right the first time, of unnecessary delays and the domino effect of African time that may have been started by the same political parties now calling foul and demanding…
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Columns

Before We Crucify the INEC Chairman Alone, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

Professor Mahmood talked of sabotage as one of the reasons for the shift. This cannot be disputed by any stretch of the imagination; he knows better because he is in the thick of things. Every group tries to court, bring down, blame, drag, and use INEC to its advantage, even…
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Editorial

EDITORIAL: Halt Harassing Electoral Officials

PREMIUM TIMES observes with increasing alarm the bullish behaviour and lack of restraint of the Nigerian state, as well as the blatant disregard for the requisite separation between the state and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The recent dastardly action of the State Security Service (SSS), summoning senior officials…
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Columns

Buhari V. Atiku: The Inconvenient Truth, By Azu Ishiekwene

Atiku would lose marginally, not because voters are overdosed on Buhari love, but because when trust is at stake – man-to-man – Buhari is the lesser of two evils. This is the inconvenient truth. If you walk by sight, you cannot help approaching Saturday’s presidential election with a heavy heart.…
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Opinion

2019 Presidential Poll: The Need For A Clean Break From Parochialism and Nepotism, By Fidelis Nwagwu

...it is evident that there cannot be a more parochial and nepotistic president as Buhari. Buhari deserves to be voted out in 2019 to put a halt to his brutal haughtiness of appointing his relations in government positions without shame or being bothered by either the collective concerns of Nigerians…
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