10 Nov 2020
The #EndSARS movement birthed many sub-movements generally calling for an end to bad governance and maladministration in the country and eventually led to the call...
28 Oct 2020
Between 1999 to 2007 and again between 2015 and 2019, the experiences of Nigerians with democracy has defied the faith that it can bring about political transition and leadership turnover without violence
18 Sep 2020
Records at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), indicate that no fewer than 1.72 million persons are eligible to vote in the Sept. 19, Edo governorship polls while 483,796 eligible voters will not participate.
29 Feb 2020
I will not say that we dropped the ball as a country, or specifically, the commission. I will say that 2015 election, as you described it, was a watershed.
30 Jul 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari says he has no plan whatsoever to groom a successor for the 2023 presidential election. The president stated this while reacting to one of the requests made by the members of progressives in academics, who visited him at the State House, Abuja on Tuesday.
14 Jul 2019
The latest and hottest topic of discussions in town is that which centres on INEC` server and its unending controversies. Debates and arguments in this regard...
7 Jul 2019
I was in the nation’s capital, my organic beat the other day where the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) Professor Mahmood Yakubu did what most public officers, especially in the eye of some storm, hardly do: listening to the media on performance evaluation of their critical assignment or mandate. The national election…
2 Apr 2019
Despite some shortcomings recorded during the conduct of the 2019 general elections held on February 23 and March 9 respectively, the Coalition of Democrats for Electoral Reforms (CODER) has called on Nigerians to use the occasion of the swearing-in of elected officials scheduled to hold on May 29 to also celebrate 20 years of uninterrupted…
27 Mar 2019
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is holding the supplementary governorship election in Adamawa State tomorrow, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Kassim Geidam, has confirmed...
26 Mar 2019
Democracy is often a series of new problems to solve. One such new-ish problem that really became acute in this electoral cycle is that of low turnouts.
27 Feb 2019
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has said that all hope is not lost, in spite of the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari as the winner of Saturday’s election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Atiku in an earlier statement on…
25 Feb 2019
An attempt to snatch and swap results sheets of the Presidential and National Assembly elections has claimed the life of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) personnel in Rivers State. The Guardian learnt that men in Army uniform stormed the collation centre at Buguma and snatched the result sheets. In their bid to escape from the…