A bill for a new minimum wage has just been passed by both chambers of the National Assembly. President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to sign the bill into law anytime soon. When the law takes effect, employers of labour would...
Many registered voters who had voted on February 23 refused to vote on March 9. Across Nigeria – from Lagos to Abuja through Kano and Enugu to Akwa Ibom, Benue and Sokoto – only a few people were available at...
INEC’s performance during the first round of elections this year was well below average. The electoral body should strive to achieve a pass mark in this Saturday’s elections. It has no excuse to give anymore. This week’s...
Soldiers and other security operatives failed to obey President Muhammadu Buhari’s order to shoot dead anyone snatching a ballot box during the elections held nationwide last Saturday. Undeterred by the directive, which many had criticised as one that shouldn’t have come...
INEC failed to get it right on the first day polls were to begin. It was a few minutes to 3am on Saturday when Chairman Mahmood Yakubu made the announcement postponing the elections of 2019 by one full week....
Owing to the hard times witnessed in the past few years, many Nigerians have come down with different types of mental disorder.  It is no surprise that cases of suicide are rising in the country. Yet, our people do...
Most candidates for Saturday’s elections must have known, by now, whether they will win or lose. Even those who will face the ballot on March 2 already know the likely outcomes at the end of the day. All through...
On occasion, some people from the south-east are heard saying that “Ndigbo no dey carry last”. Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has just proved them wrong: of the six geopolitical zones in the country,...
Every election year evokes fear nationwide, partly because the electoral body (INEC) almost always skews the electoral process to favour particular candidates or sections of the country.  Though INEC officials are quick to deny wrongdoings in their public statements and on...
Muhammadu Buhari has, by his action last Friday, clearly established himself as a master in the art of coup plotting. In 1983 he emerged head of state after overthrowing an elected government. Now as head of the executive branch of...

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