Category Archives: News

05 Mar
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My Not-Too-Young-To-Run story – Maryam Laushi

“Fortune favors the brave”, it is commonly said. This quote aptly describes the journey of what has become a watershed moment in the movement to encourage inclusion and better participation of young people in politics in Nigeria as embodied by ...

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05 Mar
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Appraising ‘not too young to run’ campaign

MOST people say politics is a dirty game, but the truth of the matter is that, for better or for worse, decisions made by politicians affect our lives. Their decisions could mean there is more money in our bank accounts, ...

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01 Mar
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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY LACK POWER TO CHANGE ELECTION ORDER by Polycarp Dama Datau

 The constitution is the grund norm in the country and as such all arms, tiers, organs, institutions and bodies derive their powers and functions from it. Section 1(1) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) speaks about its supremacy and binding force over all authorities and persons throughout the Federal Republic of Nigeria. ...

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01 Mar
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How Politicians Threaten Nigeria’s Electoral Democracy – Moshood Isah

Show me a Nigerian Politician who would rather lose a credible election than win in a flawed process – Moshood Isah Last week, Thursday 22nd February to be precise; the media was awash with revelation made by erstwhile Chairman of ...

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01 Mar
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Check out the Judicial Survey Findings on Rule of Law

The Rule of the Law and Empowerment Initiative (also known as Partners West Africa – Nigeria) with support from MacArthur Foundation. To ensure effective collaboration, Partners West Africa – Nigeria worked with the state High Courts in the Federal Capital ...

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01 Mar
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Corruption: CJN unfolds 13 reforms as judges get travel guide

THE judiciary is not relaxing the efforts to restore its pride, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, has said. Backlog of cases, delayed proceedings and corruption allegations agaisnt officers are some of the stains the institution has ...

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28 Feb
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2019: INEC moves to clean up voter register, partners population commission on dead persons

The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday urged the National Population Commission (NPC) to furnish it with record of dead citizens since 2015 to enable it to “sanitise’’ the voter register. Chairman of the commission, Mahmood Yakubu, a professor, made ...

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22 Feb
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‘Corruption getting worse in Nigeria’ — Transparency International releases 2017 index

Corruption is getting worse in Nigeria, according to the latest corruption perception index (CPI) released by Transparency International (TI) on Wednesday. While the country scored 27/100 and was ranked 136th in 2016, the latest CPI scores Nigeria 28/100 but with ...

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19 Feb
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Kano, INEC and the 2019 Elections, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Kano, it would be recalled, has been in political turmoil for over one year as former Governor Kwankwaso had been involved in a fight to finish with current Governor Ganduje and the local government election was the opportunity for the ...

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19 Feb
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EXCLUSIVE: Real reasons Senators, Reps amended 2019 election sequence

Details have emerged on the reasons the National Assembly changed the sequence of elections ahead of the 2019 polls. Some lawmakers who spoke with PREMIUM TIMES in confidence said negotiations that preceded the passage ended in majority favouring the change ...

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