Opinion

A Fraud Like No Other

By Amaechi Anaelechi Most fair-minded Nigerians are shocked at the outcome of the much-talked about 2019 elections. It was an election as no other and as INEC declared the presumed loser, a winner, the election result has entered the history books as a fraud like no other. During the last few days to the election, originally scheduled for the 16th of ...

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Abia 2019: Testimony Of Ikpeazu’s Leadership

By Enyinnaya Appolos The peaceful conduct of the 2019 elections in Abia State, from the Presidential/National Assembly to the Governorship/State House of Assembly polls, without any rancour or record of loss of any human life, is a testimony to quality leadership, and has shown the character, courage and competence of Okezie Ikpeazu Ph.D, not just as a governor, but also ...

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As Obiano Marks 5th Anniversary As Anambra Governor

Raymond Ozoji, Awka Prior to the advent of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the administration and governance of Anambra state in 2006, the state had been in the hands of other political parties. The state at some point in its political history had a government that  described its workers as dead woods and confiscated workers’ salaries and emoluments ...

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How Mahmood Yakubu Imperils Our Democracy

By Odoh Michael The 2019 presidential elections may have come and gone, but the effects will be felt in Nigeria for a very long time.  Apart from the 2007 general elections, the 2019 presidential elections is presently regarded as the worst in the nation’s history by a lot of Nigerians. The question on the mind of the majority of Nigerians is, ...

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Re: Matters Arising From Buhari’s Victory

Casmir Igbokwe Nigeria’s electoral system has drawn the ire of many citizens. This partly explains the low turnout of voters in last Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly elections in some parts of the country. The anger also reflected in the overwhelming reactions that trailed last week’s intervention on this page, titled, “Matters arising from Buhari’s victory.” The space is ...

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Why The Giant Of Africa Matters

By Margee Ensign The results are in. The giant of Africa, Nigeria, just completed its Federal election for president. The former military dictator and current president, Buhari, was re-elected. Or was he? The 36 international and 120 domestic observers, overseeing voting in 119,973 polling places in 8,809 electoral wards, declared the election free and fair.  But local civil society groups, ...

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Matters Arising From Buhari’s Victory

By Casmir Igbokwe Rev. Father Ejike Mbaka’s new lyrics depict the mood in the camp of President Muhammadu Buhari. In an audio clip circulating on the social media, the spiritual director of the Adoration Ministry Enugu, Nigeria, derided Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi. To him, the presidential and vice-presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), respectively, desecrated the altar of ...

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Dele Momodu And Olisa Agbakoba As Enemies Of Democracy

By Odoh Michael In 2003 when President Muhammadu Buhari first ran for the office of President and lost, he went to court to challenge the result of the election because he felt he was cheated and his mandate stolen. He did same in 2007 and 2011, and never called to congratulate his opponents in these elections. Adams Oshiomhole, Rotimi Amaechi ...

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Man On A Mission: Jimi Agbaje’s Determination To Liberate Lagos

By Victor C. Ukpabi With the largely bungled presidential and national assembly elections, it appears that Nigerians would still file out on March 9, in about 29 of the 36 states, to elect and re-elect governors and state houses of assembly members across the nation. It will be interesting to see what happens in states like Imo, Kano, Kaduna, Cross ...

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This presidential election is a sham

By Casmir Igbokwe The scene was pathetic. It appeared well choreographed. People had turned out in their numbers to vote. Suddenly, some thugs surfaced. They threatened voters to leave or get killed. Some concerned voters made some calls. Pronto, heavily armed policemen landed. They were in up to five vans. The thugs melted away. Concerned voters begged the police to stay. ...

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