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Social Media And the 2019 elections

By Dike Chukwuma The political landscape has changed quite a bit in the last couple of decades. The internet has played a large role in this transformation. Social media including Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, in particular, have played significant roles  in political campaigns and  has indeed changed the way people think

Federal Workers election: Odebunmi picks nomination form, promises quality leadership

Babatunde Opalana  Comrade Timothy Odebunmi, a chairmanship hopeful in the forthcoming February 8, 2018 election of the executive of the Nigeria Civil Service Union (NCSU), FCT Chapter, otherwise known as ‘Federal Workers’ last Wednesday picked nomination form at the Union secretariat, Apo, Abuja. In a brief address to the teeming supporters of his ‘Team Consolidation’

N112m Scam: EFCC commences trial of Delta INEC Official

Babatunde Opalana  The Justice E.O Abang of the Federal High Court sitting in Asaba, Delta State on Thursday, 16 November, commenced hearing of a matter involving a former official of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Fidelia Omoile, who is facing trial on a one- count charge bordering on bribery to

Niger Governor Bello asks for more Voters Centres

Babatunde Opalana  The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to establish more voters registration points in the state to avoid depriving its citizens of exercising their civic rights. Governor Sani-Bello made the call when he paid visit to the state Resident  Electoral Commissioner

Anambra 2017: Intersociety Call For Issue Based Campaign  

A civil society organisation, International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law( Intersociety), has called upon governorship candidates for  the forthcoming Anambra State governorship election to desist from their  voodooist utterances and sloganeered irrelevancies and face the State electorates with issue and governance based campaigns. According to the group,

Op-ed: Willie Obiano, a proverbial bird in the hand

By  Ayo Thomas Following the emergence of candidates for the November 18 Anambra State governorship election, the battle for the occupation of Awka government house has now entered its critical stage where real issues of moving the state forward and money politics synonymous with the State electioneering process are, obviously, in stiff contention. Prior to

Election dispute resolutions in Nigeria and Kenya

Jide Ojo Last Friday, September 1, 2017, the unprecedented happened in the East African country of Kenya.  The Supreme Court of the country, led by Chief Justice David Maraga, upturned the electoral victory of President Uhuru Kenyatta. The apex court said the August 8 election was fraught with irregularities and deeply