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  • Can 2015 Elections Be Rigged?
    Tomorrow the voting for the president of Nigeria begins. How is the process supposed to work? This is the best answer I got from questioning people involved in the elections: One must have registered and must have collected his/her PVC card and identified the voting place his name appears and…
  • Can Nigerian political parties ever become ideological?
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    If you pay attention to the current electioneering in Nigeria (March, 2015) and listen to the two main political parties, the People’s Democratic Party, PDP and the All Progressive Congress, APC you would notice that neither party has stated its agenda; neither has told Nigerians what it wants to do…
  • Buhari is next President of Nigeria - The pathway to victory for both candidates lies in the Southwest
    There is a presumption in both camps in this election that the pathway to victory is predicated on each of the two gladiators capturing all of 3 political zones in their own zone and just one zone from the other zone to make it 4. Jonathan believes and he has…
  • Nigeria: Elections In The Season Of Fear
    Nigeria: Elections In The Season Of Fear On Saturday (March 28, 2015), Nigerians will once again troop to the polls to choose who among the several contestants vigorously campaigning and scheming out there (mostly for self-serving reasons) would be their president and members of the Senate and House of Representatives for the next four years. In several…
  • What are elections in Nigeria for?
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    Harold Lasswell (1936) defines politics as"Who Gets What, When, and How". Those in political power decide who gets what from their particular human polity. In democratic countries, elections decide who gets to be in power and thus decide who gets what from their particular human polity. There will be a…
  • Is Buhari Star Dimming?
    The 2015 presidential election in Nigeria is just a few days away. Since the postponement of the original election date in February, there has been a titanic shift from the way things were shaping up between the two major candidates. Just before the original election date was postponed, General Buhari…
  • Bird Flu: All Eyes On Nigeria?
    Bird Flu: All Eyes On Nigeria? Recently (January 2015), Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture,Akinwumi Adesina, confirmed the outbreak of bird flu in eleven states of the federation. The states affected are Kano, Lagos, Ogun, Rivers, Delta, Edo, Plateau, Gombe, Imo, Oyo and Jigawa states. Not many Nigerians even heard of the outbreak which could really be very…

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