The INEC boss noted further that “vote-buying is illegal, undemocratic and morally poignant and a threat to the sanctity of the ballot.
“Only a redeemed media can redeem the nation from drowning in the turbulence of malicious misinformation and hate-mongering that is already gathering,” – Prof Ayobami Ojebode on Thursday, November 29 at the Radio Nigeria 2018 Annual Lecture in Abuja.
In order to defeat terror, Nigeria needs a well thought out anti-terror plan and one thing that must be central to that plan is the buy in of the people because terror can only thrive where there is local support. Take that local support structure away and the terror architecture will collapse like a pack of cards.
The Central Bank of Nigeria has injected over $10.97bn, into the Forex Market between January and October this year, to defend the Nation’s currency, the Naira, against other major currencies, including the dollar.” (See Punch Newspaper report of November 18th 2018 titled “CBN Defended Naira with $11bn in 10 months”).
The notorious rumour in circulation on Nigerian streets sounds every bit like a citation from a James Hadley Chase. Chase had a pleasant notoriety with his crime fiction novels that hold you spellbound. With a gloating slide to it, the rumour is trending, with celebrated gusto, about the “death” of the man Nigerians elected into office in May, 2015.
A document in circulation, from the resolutions of a retreat in a foreign country by one of the parties makes no pretences about their plan to cause tension between various communities. They have dramatically begun actions to destroy the integrity of the election process.
It matters a lot to our politicians what the foreign press or agencies say about them, especially about their electoral chances. If foreigners, particularly those in London or New York, say something nice, our politicians take it to heart and repost as far and wide as they can. If not, they get mad.
The National Assembly (NASS) – Senate and House of Representatives – are persisting in their season of delusion. They continue to have an over bloated sense of the powers the Constitution confers on the legislature.
Many years ago, I was in Abuja to attend an international workshop on one of those human development issues that used to engage a lot of attention in those days: sustainable development goals, maternal mortality, maternal morbidity, adolescent sexuality, women’s political representation, the Beijing declaration, HIV/AIDS reporting
The West African Examinations Council, WAEC, Friday, said the controversy concerning President Muhammadu Buhari’s school certificate is embarrassing and felt a sense of duty to produce and deliver to him a confirmation and attestation of his results, in form of a duplicate certificate.
No matter what the Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Police Force say in the aftermath of the latest face-off with members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, this country cannot justify the measure of force its agents have continued to unleash on this religious group.
Anthony Anenih, the political leader, chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, who has died aged 85, was one of the most important figures in the story of Nigeria’s return to civilian rule, and a founding father and a major influence in the party that ruled the country for an unbroken stretch of 16 years.
What was assaulted in Squirrel view, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States on Saturday, October 27, was not just the 11 persons that died and the six injured, or strictly the Jewish community in the United States. It was an assault on the entire humanity itself.
The Commission should not shy away from making efforts at raising the capacity of other Electoral Commissioners to Igini’s standard concerning knowledge of subject matter, dedication to duty and most importantly, ability to be firm and impartial as an umpire.
As a professional journalist and a regular columnist, one of the things I fear the most on the job is boxing myself into a corner. My philosophy of life is that no one is completely good or completely bad. I find it hard to look at something and say there is nothing good in it or that it is absolutely flawless.
The Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), Tuesday, said polls shift by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) puts the commission’s integrity and capacity to deliver free and fair election in doubt.
It has been confirmed that Yobe Desert Stars Chief Coach Ngozi Elechi was involved in a motor accident on his way to Lafia to honour Wednesday’s matchday ten fixture between his side and Nasarawa United.
The Nasarawa State Police Command has confirmed the abduction of Alhaji Yakubu Dauda, Village Head of Sabon Gida-Barkin Kogi in Lafia Local Government Area, by unidentified gunmen.
Heritage Bank Plc has launched its innovation accelerator programme tagged, “HB LAB”.
The Kwara South Senatorial District candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Lola Ashiru, has escaped death during an attack on his campaign team by armed men.
Jurgen Klopp says he will have to wait "minute by minute" before making a decision on whether Dejan Lovren can face Bayern Munich in Tuesday's Champions League tie.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Kano State, has said 587,440 Permanent Voters Cards, PVCs were yet to be collected in the state.
Dr. Uche Ogah, the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Abia State, has said he would reposition the state with massive infrastructurre development and make the state a prime investment hub in the country.
Belgium slowed to a standstill on Wednesday as a national strike closed airports, shuttered businesses and caused major disruption to railways.
Bishop Paulinus Ezeokafor of the Catholic Diocese of Awka, has called on Nigerians to adjust to the inconveniences that the shift in the dates for the conduct of the general elections would cause them.