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...
No longer ashamed of being labelled an arm of the ruling APC, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission seems to have thrown caution to the winds in recent times. The supposed anti-corruption agency now ought to be called an anti-opposition agency....
The campaigns for the 2019 general election in Nigeria seem to have ended with the conclusion of party primaries across the country. Apparently learning from past experiences, the politicians perhaps believe that parties rather than individual candidates win elections. That’s why...
Ever since Enugu DisCo was handed over to Emeka Offor’s Interstate Electrics, six years ago, electric power supply has been abysmally low and irregular even by Nigerian standard. The situation has become so bad that both corporate...
Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja, Nigeria, has stirred the hornet’s nest by her ruling in a bail application by Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on April 25. While granting the accused...

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