BEHIND THE FIGURES: The Enemies Within- By IJEOMA NWOGWUGWU

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My initial instinct was to title this article, ‘Different Strokes for Different Folks.’ It was supposed to lay bare the double standards that have characterised governance under the Muhammadu Buhari administration. The administration had found a leader of the ruling party and former governor of Lagos State, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, free from sin just because [...]

INEC on NigeriaDecide2019 | “Some of Our Staff Were Raped”

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says members of its staff were abducted and raped during Saturday’s elections. In a statement on Friday, Festus Okoye, INEC commissioner for information and voter education, said while the elections were generally peaceful, there was “high level of violence” in a few places in addition to “the subjugation of [...]

The Message from Kwara By Olusegun Adeniyi,

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By the time I left Ilorin, capital of my beloved Kwara State on the 6pm Arik flight last Friday to vote in Abuja the next day, the sense of excitement was palpable. Men and women who hitherto believed they had no power were buoyant. ‘O to Ge’ (enough is enough), the slogan of the main [...]

NigeriaDecides2019 | Oby Ezekwesili Garners 7223 Votes Despite Withdrawer from The Race

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INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu, while announcing the results early on Wednesday in Abuja said Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) polled 15,191,847 votes to defeat his main challenger, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) who scored 11,255,978 votes. Oby Ezekwesili Also in the results announced, the Allied Congress Party of [...]

Atiku | “This Is The Worst Election In 30 Years”

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The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has described the just-concluded presidential election as the worst held in the nation in the last 30 years. He condemned the election while addressing party supporters on Wednesday in Abuja, the nation’s capital. Atiku, who rejected the outcome of the poll, said even the military [...]

Pendulum: Four Years After, We Are Back to Square One

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Fellow Nigerians, how time flies indeed. About four years ago, we went through this very ritual, though the election was shifted by six weeks, for reasons we believed was an excuse to get the ruling government better prepared to consolidate its grip on power. Before long, the six weeks arrived, and there was no hiding [...]

Oby Ezekwesili: The joys of Sacrifice

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Let me quickly get a few things out of the way before I proceed with my reflections. If you are one of those abusing, insulting, rubbishing, ridiculing, and mocking Oby Ezekwesili, take a piece of paper, jot down these five points, and frame them for future reference: 1) there will never be a history of [...]