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WHEN POLITICIANS AMBUSH THE ELECTORATE

The Nigerian general elections is billed for February 2019. That is precisely in less than four months. There are 91 registered political parties who might be fielding candidates for the different elective positions. Ninety one is such an unwieldy number of political parties for a country struggling with the development of its democracy and country … Continue reading WHEN POLITICIANS AMBUSH THE ELECTORATE

EMIR SANUSI: RIGHT ADVICE, WRONG AUDIENCE

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi 11 came into national consciousness in June 2009 when the late President Umaru Musa Yar’adua nominated him as the governor of the Nigerian Central bank. Prior to that time, he had been operating at a very high level in the Nigerian banking sector having worked at the United Bank … Continue reading EMIR SANUSI: RIGHT ADVICE, WRONG AUDIENCE

2019:WOULD NIGERIA GET THE LEADERSHIP IT DESERVES?

It is with very mixed feelings that one had observed the different party primaries that ended on the 7th of October this year. INEC had set the deadline hoping the political parties would showcase their idea on internal democracy by conducting free and fair primaries. Sadly though, the candidates have emerged from the parties but … Continue reading 2019:WOULD NIGERIA GET THE LEADERSHIP IT DESERVES?

NDIGBO AND THE POLITICS OF VICE PRESIDENCY

  The post of the Vice President in Nigeria was made popular by the meek, cerebral and industrious late Alex Ekwueme, a well educated, admirably patriotic man of blessed memory during the Second Republic. He was chosen as Vice President to Alhaji Shehu Shagari, a teacher who became the President of Nigeria in 1979. Popular … Continue reading NDIGBO AND THE POLITICS OF VICE PRESIDENCY

Osun gov rerun to hold September 27, says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission has fixed September 27th for Osun State governorship rerun. The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ademola Adeleke, had polled 254,698 votes to defeat that of the All Progressives Congress, Gboyega Oyetola, who polled 254,345 votes. However, due to irregularities which marred the election at some polling units in Ife … Continue reading Osun gov rerun to hold September 27, says INEC