Group alleges inducement of voters ahead of election
Ahead of the governorship election, a group, Youth Initiative For Advocacy, Growth and Advancement (YIAGA Africa) has expressed concern over alleged growing trend of voter inducement by politicians.
Vote-buying as the game changer in Nigeria’s democracy
The game has changed. The days are gone where rampant and widespread ballot-box snatching, political thuggery, and falsification of figures at collation centres define election rigging in Nigeria. Today, vote-buying is the name of the game and just as an election observer and monitoring group, Yiaga Africa, has described, vote-buying is the new way of…
16 states Houses of Assembly okay age reduction for presidential position
As a prelude to the amendment of the I999 Constitution, no fewer than 16 states Houses of Assembly have so far signed the age reduction Bill into law. The bill seeks to reduce the age for presidential candidates from 40 to 30; governorship and senatorial candidates from 35 to 30 and House of Representatives....