​Godfatherism in Nigerian Politics and the System of the Unopposed

Godfatherism as described by Wikitionary is a form of political corruption in which an influential member of a party assists another person in the climb to leadership. Since having returned from military to democratic rule, the Nigerian government has faced an enormous backlash in its leadership. One would ask if returning to democracy was worth…

#NigeriaDecides: NYSC corps member put through dehumanizing conditions

Members of the Nigerian Youth Service Corps (NYSC) have bee forced to go through inhumane conditions following the build up to the 2019 elections. Many corps members who are going to work with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) during the forth coming elections were forced to sleep on bare floors while they await the…

#NigeriaDecides: INEC postpones the presidential elections to February 23

Nigeria’s electoral umpire the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has annouced the postponement of the Februay 16th  presidential and national elections to February 23rd, 2019. This was made known by the Chairman of INEC Professor Mahmood Yakubu who made an early morning announcement of the unfortunate development. He said: “Following a careful review of the…

2019 Elections: Nollywood Actress Tonto Dikeh Shows Off Her Voters Card

As the 2019 general elections draws near, many Nigerians are  yet to collect their permanent voters card.  by Jerry King Nwobodo @JerryDKingTP The seeming apathy on the side of most Nigerians in securing their PVCs has caused alot of concern for INEC and many civil sosiety organizations who are advocating for Nigerians to rise up to…

Who benefits from reversed election sequence? | Alabi Williams

Curiously, the National Assembly, late in the day added a controversial aspect to its proposed 2018 amendment of the Electoral Act. The vexed aspect seeks to reverse the order of elections, bringing forward that of the Legislature and taking back that of the President. In normal times, you would expect the party in government, which…

I will not Challenge Obiano’s Victory in Court – Tony Nwoye

Following the keenly contested governorship election in Anambra State on November 18, 2017, incumbent governor WIllie Obiano of APGA was declared the winner.  Although the election was largely free and fair, there were a few logistical  difficulties and hiccups that led to the cancellation of results from some polling units in the state. APC candidate…

PDP records sweeping victory at Enugu LG elections

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has swept the 14 chairmanship election results released by the Enugu State Independent Electoral Commission (ENSIEC) in Saturday’s local government election. The party also swept all ward councillorship positions in 11 Local Government Areas also announced by the commission. The Chairman of ENSIEC, Dr Mike Ajogwu, announced the results at…

From Nollywood to politics, Desmond Elliot receives his certificate of return from INEC

Nollywood actor and movie producer and director on Wednesday, April 29 received his certificate of return from the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC. Exited after receiving his certificate  of return he twitted: ‘Your boy with the certificate of return..#Godwin #HumbledbyHismercy to Him be the glory, honour and adoration…’ Desmond Elliott will be representing Surulere 1…

Muhammadu Buhari: The road to Nigeria’s Presidency

The presidential elections as conducted by the Independent National Elections Commission, INEC on March 28th, 2015 saw APC candidate Rtd. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari emerge as winner. The election no doubt left an indelible mark in the political history of Nigeria and is one presidential election with so many firsts. At no time in Nigeria had…

INEC postpones elections by six weeks

The Independent National Electoral Commission has announced the postponement of Tue February 14 elections by six weeks. This announcement came after a meeting with military chiefs on Saturday. The main reason for the postponement of the elections is the security concerns in the northeast. Millions of  voters would be disenfranchised if the voting went ahead…

68.8 million PVC’s printed and ready for collection – INEC

T he Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has assured Nigerians o commitment to a free and fair conduct of the February general elections. INEC disclosed that all Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) have been printed and are ready for collection. The Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere, alleged that more than 15 million voters had not collected their…