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Elections and Respect for the Broadcasting Code

Elections and Respect for the Broadcasting Code

As 2019 elections approach, the question of hate and inciting speech, fake reportage and brazen manipulation of the populace are bound to multiply. In the recent gubernatorial elections in Ekiti…

Clearing Babachir Lawal or Self-Indictment

Clearing Babachir Lawal or Self-Indictment

This week, the big story is that President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Senate in response to the lawmakers’ indictment of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation…

2016 Ghana Elections Smooth But Tensions High

2016 Ghana Elections Smooth But Tensions High

This time round, it appears feasible that Nana Akufo-Addo might have won but as an observer I cannot speculate on the outcome before it is formally declared. What is…

President Buhari; One Year After the Mandate

President Buhari; One Year After the Mandate

In a sense, President Buhari’s most important promise to Nigerians was that he would fight corruption and weaken it before it destroys Nigeria. He has kept that promise and…

Rising Misery in the Land and Rising Generosity in Society, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Rising Misery in the Land and Rising Generosity in Society, By Jibrin Ibrahim

What this crisis has brought out however is that Nigerians have in general stood up to be counted as generous helpers and supporters to these 2.2 million IDPs. When…