Category: The 2019 Elections

Nigerians will go to the polls in February 2019. It will be the seventh general elections since the return to democracy in 1999. There will be elections at federal and state levels with Nigerians voting in Presidency, National  Assembly, Governorship and State Legislature elections. Campaigns are underway across social media and on streets.

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HealthThe 2019 Elections

Investigate The VP’s Helicopter Crash

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Let this not be the very Nigerian averted-disaster event that is only followed by a thanksgiving for “putting enemies to shame”. The video of that helicopter …

The 2019 Elections

Disable Your Nnamdi Kanu Notifications. And Vote on February 16.

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Nnamdi Kanu, from his ostensibly comfortable hiding place in London, has revealed that Atiku Abubakar is a Cameroonian. In a Sunday evening broadcast, the Ipob leader …

Social AccountabilityThe 2019 Elections

How To Fight Fake News In the Coming Elections

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Fake news was the subject of a discussion organized this Thursday by Civic Hive, a social accountability group based in Lagos. The menace emerged as the …

Politics and PolicyThe 2019 Elections

Oby Bows Out, Seeks To Resurrect PACT

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Did you see that coming? On Wednesday, Dr Obiageli ‘Oby’ Ezekwesili was lyrical and defiant about the ‘Fight 4 Naija’. She had enthusiastically shared an interview …

The 2019 Elections

Presidential Debate: Three Puzzling Questions From Buhari and Atiku’s Absence

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The 2019 Presidential debate passed with a whimper but the fallout provides fodder for querying the future of politics, leadership and education in Nigeria. President Muhammadu …

OpticsThe 2019 Elections

Was It Good For Atiku’s Campaign That He Withdrew From The Presidential Debate?

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Fresh from his victory of traveling successfully to the United States against the expectation of his rivals, Atiku Abubakar looked set to score more points at …

The 2019 Elections

Trivia: Eight Stats From INEC’s Official 2019 Presidential Candidates List

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INEC has published the authoritative list of candidates challenging Muhammadu Buhari for the privilege to be Nigeria’s President after May 29, 2019. It features 144 names …

The 2019 Elections

If Atiku Intends to Enrich Friends, What Does Peter Obi Want to Do?

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No crystal balls exist for determining with certainty that a presidential candidate and his running mate are going to be a united team. Signs of similarity …

Social AccountabilityThe 2019 Elections

Nigeria’s Presidential Elections: This Web App Should Help You Decide Who to Vote

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With D-Day now thirty days away, it seems a good time to ask: have you made up your mind on whom to vote? If the past …

BudgetThe 2019 Elections

2019 Budget Proposal: Seven Things To Note About Buhari’s Next Level Budget

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President Muhammadu Buhari presented the 2019 budget to the National Assembly on Wednesday afternoon, in what could be his final appearance in the Senate chambers. Senate …

Politics and PolicyThe 2019 Elections

Fact-Check Report On Peter Obi’s Debate Night: Not Flattering.

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As the running mate to the candidate seen as Muhammadu Buhari’s main challenger, Peter Obi is both popular and under watch. While wanting change, a good …

Culture and LifestyleThe 2019 Elections

A Buhari Impression, An Ibadan Boy’s Tears: 5 Moments From The 2018 Future Awards

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For young innovative, industrious Nigerians working across politics, entertainment, fashion and business, the Future Africa Awards has become the annual thanksgiving event. The 13th edition on …

The 2019 Elections

19 Quotes and Quips From The 2019 Vice Presidential Debate

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Unlike speeches, a debate is a kind of confrontation. Good debaters prepare soundbites that convey strong good points to the audience. The best keep an ear …

The 2019 Elections

2019 Vice Presidential Debate: Five Talking Points and Lessons

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The third force movement, that loose appellation for candidates looking to break the PDP-APC duopoly on Nigerian politics, had a not-so impressive outing on Friday evening’s …

The 2019 Elections

Why Presidential Debate Criteria Should Be More Transparent

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Nigeria Elections Debate Group (NEDG) has defended its decision concerning the parties to participate in the 2019 elections presidential debates. Responding to criticisms of its debaters …

The 2019 Elections

Electoral Bill: About Buhari’s Fourth Rejection and The ‘Confusion’ Excuse

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In his letter to the National Assembly explaining his rejection of the Electoral Bill (for the fourth time) on the 7th of December, President Buhari gave …

The 2019 Elections

Atiku’s Media Team Needs To Make Up Its Mind

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A few weeks ago, Paul Ibe, an Atiku media adviser, was adamant that a publication by the Economist Intelligence Unit in October about Atiku Abubakar in …

The 2019 Elections

Another Lauretta Onochie Fake News Moment. Who Will Stop Her?

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Should a presidential media aide spread fake news intentionally, and when called out, double down? That is the latest controversial drama from Lauretta Onochie, an President …

ProfileThe 2019 Elections

The Right ‘Dino Melaye’ For Atiku’s Campaign

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A spokesperson for a presidential campaign has to have certain qualities: healthy, likeable, articulate. For a country as diverse and politically complex as Nigeria, the three …

The 2019 Elections

If Sanwo-Olu Wants to ‘Go High’, Words Won’t Be Enough

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As campaigns for governorship elections began last weekend, APC’s candidate Babajide Sanwo-Olu tweeted a goodwill message to his main challenger, Jimi Agbaje: “To my opponent, dear …

The 2019 Elections

Why Akwa Ibom Fracas Should Have Your Full Attention

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The feeling is that a clash of egos is birthing an unwanted crisis in the usually peaceful Akwa Ibom state. Over the past week, the south-south …

The 2019 Elections

Here’s the Schedule for the 2019 Presidential Debates

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The dates for the 2019 presidential election debates have been announced, Premium Times reports. The Nigerian Election Debate Group (NEDG) and the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria …

The 2019 Elections

My Due Process Record Is Appreciated by Nigerians – Oby Ezekwesili tells CNN

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Presidential candidate for the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, Obiageli Ezekwesili, is banking on her experience and success in leading reforms of public procurement in Nigeria …

Politics and PolicyThe 2019 Elections

Why Atiku’s Policy Document is Disappointing – Okey Ikechukwu

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If you read a review of Atiku Abubakar’s freshly released policy document (or the main thing itself) and thought it underwhelming, you are not alone. Okey …

The 2019 Elections

Banky W’s Legislative Agenda Has Five Focus Areas

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The musician, actor, entrepreneur and now newcomer to the Nigerian political market-square, Olubankole ‘Banky W’ Wellington, has published his legislative agenda for the 9th National Assembly. …

ReviewsThe 2019 Elections

Operation JOBS: Atiku’s Policy Document to ‘Get Nigeria Working Again’

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Could there be more to the manifesto of a legacy Nigerian political office aspirant than promising Work, Road and Light? Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of …

The 2019 Elections

What the 2019 General Elections Are About

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Fasten your seat belt; campaign season is here and in less than 90 days, Nigerians will be going to the polls. In keeping with INECs’ schedule …

OpinionThe 2019 Elections

Ala Aburo Otu: The Cracks of Igbo Youth Voting As One

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At an assembly in the Coal City, their grey-haired, red-cap wearing parents and teachers declared for the Umbrella because it now covers one of their popular …

ProfileThe 2019 Elections

Kingsley Moghalu Wants To Be Nigeria’s President. Who Is He?

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Until you have declared the political party on whose platform you are going to run, you are not yet a potential candidate for electoral office in …

PeopleThe 2019 Elections

Can Oshiomhole As Chairman Win Souls For The APC?

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A collection of egos overblown and uneasy as the All Progressives Congress (APC) is at the moment should have no business claiming it will do well …