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Analysing the 2019 General Elections

Analysing the 2019 General Elections

  Yesterday, the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) launched its Election Analysis Centre (EAC) before a packed audience of politicians, media, international observers and diplomats. The Centre is a…

Elections 2019: Public Appeal from the Nigerian Working Group on Peacebuilding and Governance

Elections 2019: Public Appeal from the Nigerian Working Group on Peacebuilding and Governance

Dear Esteemed Fellow Nigerians,  Together as a nation, we are preparing for one of the most monumental markers of any democracy – elections. On 16 February, we will exercise our rights…

The 2019 Elections: A call for Hope and Caution

The 2019 Elections: A call for Hope and Caution

Let us allow the campaigns to go on peacefully so that Nigerians could make up their minds who they want to vote for in a serene environment… Campaign platforms are…

The Onneghen Affair: Getting the Judiciary and the Bar to work for Justice

The Onneghen Affair: Getting the Judiciary and the Bar to work for Justice

The Onnoghen affair has posed a major question for Nigeria. Do the wheels of justice work when judges and senior members of the bar infringe our laws or are they…

REVIVING THE NIGERIAN UNIVERSITY SYSTEM

REVIVING THE NIGERIAN UNIVERSITY SYSTEM

  The Academic Staff Union (ASUU) has been on strike since 4th November 2018 and efforts to resolve the issue are yet to bear fruit. ASUU strikes have become part…

CJN Walter Onneghen and the Reputation of the Judiciary

CJN Walter Onneghen and the Reputation of the Judiciary

The chief justice of Nigeria must respond to the present crisis around his person and the judiciary in a way that would save the institution. He must explain to Nigerians…

The So-Called ‘Controversies’ of INEC

The So-Called ‘Controversies’ of INEC

The biggest controversy over the past couple of weeks has been the appointment of Commissioner Amina Zakari to chair the internal INEC committee in charge of the collation centre. The…

2019 and the Search for National Renewal

2019 and the Search for National Renewal

Let our resolution for 2019 be the determination to liberate our politics and society from the minority of crooks that are dominating us and imposing their terrible values on our…

The 2019 Presidential Election: Predicting the outcome

The 2019 Presidential Election: Predicting the outcome

Governance in Nigeria is very poor and the worst levels of poor governance are found at the State and local government levels. Whenever general elections occur however, the attention of…

General Martin Luther Agwai: The peace loving general @ 70

General Martin Luther Agwai: The peace loving general @ 70

This week, I write to felicitate with a great Nigerian patriot, professional, internationalist peace-maker, General Martin Luther Agwai (CFR) as he turns 70. Agwai was born on November 8…