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This Empathyless Government Must Go -By Albert Afeso Akanbi

As I went for my usual early morning jug today, I came across a frail looking elderly woman. It was quite early and so the road was relatively deserted and lonely. On one hand she clutched the Holy Bible and on the other a huge bell. In-between Christian choruses, the clinging of the bell and […]

Interestingly, I am getting to know more about the impressive, but  silent aspects of President Muhammadu Buhari’s life and personage. I have never met him personally. But with his credentials as a retired Army officer, and given the military culture, it was safer for me to believe he is rough and unapologetically ruthless. But I […]

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The 2019 elections will leave a lot in its wake.These are 5 things likely to happen after all has been said and done. SARAKI WILL SUCCEED WIKE AS PDP LEADER In what has surprised many, Governor Wike made practically no strong effort at stamping his authority after the return of Atiku, Saraki and the other […]

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The upcoming Saturday’s  re-schedules Presidential and National Assembly election will hold after Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) suspended last week SUCHDULESelections by the Commission. In this year election Nigerian general election is not different from previous ones which commission floating some hours to the elections.  The Commission needs to understand that elections without integrity are elections that do […]

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Will an election conducted under‎ the cumulus of suspicion, doubt and allegations against the umpire of the exercise be accepted by most Nigerians?‎ Do Nigerians still believe in the integrity of INEC‎? Is the commission still that fearless, dispassionate and impartial arbiter we have known it to be since 2011? I cannot answer these questions […]

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Nigerians went to bed on Friday, 15th February, with solid determination to troop out in the morning of Saturday, 16th February to cast their votes for their preferred presidential and national assembly candidates. There was nothing to warn them that the date will be an anti-climax the next morning. INEC had restated its preparation and determination to […]

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The Independent National Electoral Criminals (INEC) truly behaved like the name suggests. No warning, no credible reasons and in dismissive manner postponed the presidential election six hours before the polls open. INEC had four years to prepare, plan, and hold hitch free and fair elections. There is a lot more to it than meets the […]

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I woke this morning and my wife told me the elections had been postponed. I replied her by saying that must be another piece of fake new because we have too many misleading and false stories in circulation these days. After I checked several news outlets, it turned out my wife was right. And I […]

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On April 2, 2011, INEC shifted the national assembly election by seven days (to April 9), citing “logistics and operational” problems. And it took this decision while voting had already commenced in some parts of the country. Really, what happened was that the electoral umpire had sent election materials meant for the governorship polls scheduled […]

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There is something baffling about the fascination of Nigerians with the lesser of two figurative evils. In fact, the twin-devil concept is popular in Nigeria beyond politics, as exemplified by the widely-applied saying: “The devil you know is better than the angel you don’t.” In 2015, Nigerians went to the polls torn between the devil […]

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