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INEC in the last three years…

Mohammed Haruna Following an emergency meeting it held on September 9 at the Ekiti State Governor’s Lodge, Abuja, the PDP Governors’ Forum issued a statement in which it passed a vote of no confidence in the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). According to a report of the meeting in the Vanguard

Fulani Militia bigger threat than Boko Haram – Cleric

The  Bishop of Jos, Anglican Communion and in-coming General Secretary , Global Anglican Future Conference, GAFCON,  Rev Benjamin Argak Kwashi, has described the Islamic Fulani cattle herdsmen militias who have ravaged towns and villages, killing mostly women and children, in the predominantly Christians central region of Nigeria, as

Budget Presentation: Between virtuous jeers and vicious Cheers

Jude Ndukwe With the enormous goodwill and aura that accompanied President Muhammadu Buhari to Aso Rock on May 29, 2015, no one in his/her wildest dreams would have thought that, between then and now, the president would have lost so much goodwill and support even from his own wife who entered

My fears for the child destitution bill

Mustapha Shehu   I did not intend addressing the Child Destitution Bill in my 500-worder in this Issue. I intended writing on two statements credited to Mr. President on two different occasions. On the first, the president was reported to have told his audience that he didn’t mind any party replacing him except the People’s Democratic Party(PDP), while on the second occasion where he was represented by the

As US ‘Debt-Trap Diplomacy’ Rhetoric Heats Up, China-Africa Relations Hold Fast

By Salem Solomon When U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton rolled out the United States’ new Africa strategy last week, he used the occasion to identify China as an imminent threat to both American and African interests. At different points in prepared remarksdelivered at the Heritage Foundation, Bolton characterized China’s presence in Africa

Nigeria vs AI: Consequences of ignoring credible reports on rights violations–Intersociety

Emeka Umeagbalasi, Uju Joy Igboeli and Chidinma Udegbunam   Combination of Government insincerity and dishonesty, falsehood and propaganda, ethnic chauvinism and religious extremism, tribalism and nepotism, militarization and failed intelligence, incorrigibility and entrenched impunity and intolerance and censorship are the fundamental drawbacks inherent in the central Administration of Retired Major Gen Muhammadu

From Boko Haram to Biafra: how insecurity will affect Nigeria’s elections

By Idayat Hassan On 16 February 2019, up to 84 million go to the polls in Nigeria to vote for their president and members of the National Assembly. Two weeks later, on 2 March, they will go out again to vote for governors and members of state houses. This will be a

Buhari, Aisha And The Symphony Of A Confusing Orchestra

  Jude Ndukwe   Just like a majority of Nigerians who have come to see the APC-led government of President Muhammadu Buhari for what it is, a weak government of ineptitude coated with stark incompetence and lacking in any leadership substance as a result of which Nigeria is now the worst of many