Opacity and transparency are two axes that the African governance processes are greatly undermining.
Since the end of military juntas and the return to a democratic system of government in Nigeria about a quarter of a century ago, six (except for the latest) presidential polls have so far been conducted. None of these elections was free of contestation. The outcomes were legally disputed and battled up to the Supreme…
The last few weeks leading up to the elections in Nigeria have been fraught with very negative narratives, and the last days leading up to the Governorship elections in Lagos have been particularly harrowing and frankly speaking, very heartbreaking. Because of the political ambitions and greed of a few, we have seen the manipulative use of bigotry and ethnic hatred to divide what was a peacefully cohabiting and mutually beneficial economic and social community that is Lagos; Nigeria.
The results of the latest Nigeria presidential polls conducted on February 25 have just been announced by the nation’s chief electoral officer, the INEC chairman. Despite being massively rigged, as deemed by many Nigerians, the 2023 presidential election is the 10th and the lowest in voter turnout rate in the country’s history of presidential elections. Less than 30 per cent. In other words, more than 93 million Nigerians registered to vote but only about 25 million of them showed up to vote or only 2 in 10 registered voters were at the polling booths to exercise their civic duties.
The winner of our Presidential Election has been announced amid controversies. He is Bola Ahmed Tinubu. It was a highly competitive election. It was keenly fought. The four frontline contestants, Bola Tinubu, Atiku Abubakar, Peter Obi and Rabiu Kwankwoso put in a lot in terms of energy, drive and resources.
Sen. Attan Achonu, chieftain of the Labour Party in Imo State, has called on the electorate from the South East States to ignore the alleged, "no election order" in the region issued by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB for the Saturday poll.
The national chairman of the ruling All progressives congress (APC), Sen Abdullahi Adamu comes with assurances that Nigerians would not have a proxy president under the Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led administration.
When Tolulope Akande-Sadipe decided to run for a second term to represent her constituency in Nigeria's parliament, she knew her life could be in danger.
1 May 2019
This past election strengthened the argument for electoral reform. As we prepare for a new National Assembly to take charge, we must begin early to call for improvements in our electoral process.
24 Jan 2018
I finally saw Niyi Akinmolayan’s movie, The Arbitration, on Netflix recently. Even though it was fictional, it was the first Nollywood movie that I had seen with a realistic plot that involved the current Nigerian tech scene.