Columns

Degi Whatchamacallit, David Lyon and the Fall of APC In Bayelsa, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

The cruel manner of Lyon’s loss will force political parties, or at the very least the leading candidates, to pay more attention first to their internal verification mechanisms and next to their internal politics. The lead-up to the 2019 general election was littered with allegations and counter-allegations of certificate forgery.…
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Opinion

As the Supreme Court Reviews Its Decision On Imo Governorship Election, By Chidi Odinkalu

Nigeria’s experiment in elective governance can hardly survive by choosing to replace INEC’s arbitrariness with judicial imponderability. This is why the sitting of the Court on Tuesday matters. In 2008, the Supreme Court scorned the notion of deciding election disputes based on principles as “vague, nebulous and large.” On 18…
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Opinion

How Electoral (Amendment) Act 2015 Legalised Card Reader, By Femi Falana

...in view of the clear provisions of the Electoral Act (Amendment) Act 2015, it is indubitably clear that the INEC acted within the ambit of the law when it issued the directive for the use of card reader machine for voter accreditation during the last general election. To that extent,…
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Nigeria Undergoes Second Peer Review, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The validation meeting emphasised that it is imperative that Nigeria consolidates its efforts towards: diversification of the economy to reduce the impact of external shocks, encourage private sector-led development, improve infrastructure to create a conducive environment for business development, reduce youth unemployment, right-size and transform the civil-service and combat corruption…
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