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What is Nigeria’s Notre Dame?

What is Nigeria’s Notre Dame?

I remembered my visit, years ago, to the excellent Kainji Games reserve, with its abundance of wild life and the Kainji Lake itself, which could have been a centre for…

Can Nigeria end the Politics of godfatherism

Can Nigeria end the Politics of godfatherism

Is Nigeria a shadow State controlled by criminal gangs and godfathers? It’s a legitimate question to ask when we recall that moment in January 2008 when Senator Nuhu Aliyu…

Mass killings, atrocities and scorched earth in Nigeria: Tracing the Trajectory

Mass killings, atrocities and scorched earth in Nigeria: Tracing the Trajectory

Pastoralists-farmers’ conflicts in Nigeria have grown, spread and intensified over the past decade and today poses a threat to national survival.   The conflict itself has transformed from a…

Imposition or Free Choice: New Leadership For the Ninth Senate

Imposition or Free Choice: New Leadership For the Ninth Senate

I suspect it is too late for the APC to retrace its steps at this point. What is important for the party is to realise is that the National Assembly…

Kano Politics and the Decline of Values

Kano Politics and the Decline of Values

  The value that emerged from rigging and cynical “development” can only push the people further away from democratic politics. If the peoples’ votes do not count, then the values…

Gama, the Darling of Kano State: Voter Inducement and Suppression

Gama, the Darling of Kano State: Voter Inducement and Suppression

  …the political tension in the State has arisen to the maximum level and there are fears of political violence, whichever way the results go. On Wednesday, the Kano Peace…

The Inadequate Understanding of “Inconclusive Elections”

The Inadequate Understanding of “Inconclusive Elections”

…the elections were declared inconclusive for a number of reasons. These include the discontinuation of the use of smart card readers midway into the elections or the failure to deploy…

Completing the 2019 electoral process

Completing the 2019 electoral process

#TrackNigeria: Tomorrow, 9th March 2019, we will once again exercise our civic rights and responsibilities as citizens to elect our Governors and Members of the State Houses of Assembly. Despite…

The Presidential Election and its Aftermath

The Presidential Election and its Aftermath

Finally, the long awaited presidential campaign and elections are over after intensive speculations, projections, plots, prayers and counter prayers. Muhammadu Buhari of the APC won with15,191,847 and his…

Is INEC Ready for Tomorrows Elections?

Is INEC Ready for Tomorrows Elections?

In this column last week, I asserted confidently that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was ready to conduct the 2019 elections. It was not but should have been. It…