Politics

Why #ENDSARS Protests Are Different, And What Lessons They Hold For Nigeria

Nigerian youths protest against police brutality. Olukayode Jaiyeola/NurPhoto via Getty Images Damilola Agbalajobi, Obafemi Awolowo University In 1992, the Special Anti-Robbery Squad was set up by the Commissioner for Police to curb a spate of armed robberies in Nigeria. By 2009 it had become a large and powerful unit, and its focus expanded beyond armed robbers to internet fraudsters. It ...

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The Colonial Enterprise Hard-Baked Violence In Nigeria: How It Can Be Fixed

shutterstock Benjamin Maiangwa, University of Manitoba The favoured approach to understanding colonial rule, particularly in Africa, is through the prism of political governance – how the colonial authority was imposed through local or native authorities. In our paper on Nigeria’s colonial history, we apply a different lens. We focus rather on British colonial rule through imperial companies. We argue that ...

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2023: Join APC, Ohanaeze Youths Urge South-East Governors

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council, has urged governors of the South-East to join the ruling All Progressives Congress. The group said it was apparent that the Peoples Democratic Party did not have the region’s best interests at heart, and as such, there was no need for leaders of the zone to continue to work  with the main opposition party. The ...

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Soludo Denies Getting APGA Ticket

Former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Professor Chukwuma Soludo, has describef as funny an article entitled “Soludo Gets APGA Ticket” and published by the Nation newspaper of Wednesday, 14th September, 2020. In a statement made on behalf of the former CBN Governor, Mr Joe Anatune said “without prejudice to The Nation’s source of information, we make bold to state ...

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Why Disbanding The Notorious Anti-Robbery Squad Won’t Stop Bad Policing In Nigeria

Young Nigerians protesting against the excesses of a special police squad in the country. Shutterstock Lanre Ikuteyijo, Obafemi Awolowo University A wave of protests has spread through Nigeria as citizens call for the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, a unit of the Nigeria police. This followed footage that went viral of the squad beating a man to death. Protesters ...

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Akeredolu OF APC Wins Ondo Gov Elelction

Mr Rotimi Akeredolu has been re-elected as Governor of Ondo State on the back of a campaign in which he promised to provide composed and focused leadership marked by economic growth and improved security for people in the state. The incumbent governor, a former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, swept to victory by winning 15 of the 18 local ...

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Ondo Gov Poll: Akeredolu Ahead Of Jegede, Agboola

Some early results of the Ondo State governorship poll have revealed that the incumbent governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, is in early lead in the race. TheCable reported that Akeredolu is leading his opponents with over 84,011 votes in 12 local government areas. The local governments are: Ile Oluji, Akoko North-East, Akoko South-West, Akoko South-East, Akoko North-West, Irele, Ose, Ifedore, Owo, Okitipupa, ...

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Fierce Battle As Ondo Gov Election Holds Today

No doubt, today’s governorship election in Ondo State is a fierce battle to be fought by three political titans in the state and the outcome of the election will determine the strength of each of the three contestants. No fewer than 15 political parties had initially shown interest in the governorship race but only three of the candidates could be seen ...

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‘Rivers PDP About To Experience An Implosion’

A former National Publicity Secretary of the defunct new Peoples Democratic Party  (nPDP), Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, says “palpable gloom of apprehension seems to have captured the entire circle of the Peoples Democratic Party in Rivers State, following the departure of two federal lawmakers whose thoughtful exit has suddenly provoked a turbulent and blustery political atmosphere capable of shattering the oldfangled ...

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Ondo Gov: Protect Voters from PDP, ZLP Violence Threats, APC Urges Security Agents

…gives 10 reasons Akeredolu deserves a second term The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the heightened threats of violence by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) in the lead-up to the October 10 Governorship Election in Ondo State “is aimed at causing voter apathy in the face of the unprecedented achievements of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu ...

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