There is acute and chronic Obi-session in Nigeria — Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

There is obsession and there is Obi-session. The diff, as the advert says, is clear.  The 2078-page Webster’s Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language bought for me by the legendary South African poet, Dennis Brutus, in the University of…

Peter Obi remains Labour Party presidential flag-bearer, says National Secretary

The National Secretary of Labour Party (LP), Mr Umar Ibrahim, has said that Peter Obi remains the Party’s presidential flag-bearer, saying there is no faction in the party. Ibrahim made the declaration while addressing newsmen on Friday in Kaduna. The…

Fresh CVR registration hits 10.2m-INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says fresh registration in the Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) has hit 10. 2million. INEC said this in its quarter four, week seven report, released in Abuja, saying that 6.5 million registrants have so far…

The Race to the Rock: A reality show – Gbubemi Atimomo

Musings on the aspirations for the 2023 Presidency We are fully in election season and according to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) calendar, all political parties must have conducted their party primaries before the end of the first week…

The political house of cards that Jega built – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

Nigeria is in a bad shape, and there is the countrywide fear that anything can happen to upend the wobbly house.  The much-ballyhooed 2023 presidential election has become an all-comers affair of highly moneyed pall-bearers intent on interring the country…

Court rejects Emefiele request to stop INEC from disqualifying him for election

A Federal High Court in Abuja has refused the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele’s request to restrain the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) Abubakar Malami preventing him…

2023 Presidency: I’m in dilemma, Emefiele tells court 

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele has dragged the Independent National Electoral Commission and the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister to court over his 2023 presidential ambition. Aside from filing an originating summons against…

Who will be Nigeria’s next president? -Ehi Braimah

The list of presidential aspirants is growing daily with more declarations being announced at the drop of a hat, especially in the dominant parties – the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) – that are essentially…

Issues as INEC considers electronic voting for 2023 polls

Many Nigerians, especially civil society organisations, believe that the country is ripe for electronic voting as part of measures to deepen democracy and good governance. There have been calls for e-voting over the years, but some concerns, including the fear…

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