‘Dame’ Patience, Our President’s Darling Wife

Democracy is readily associated with freedom: the freedom to be free in many respects and increasingly in Nigeria, many of our compatriots, particularly persons in positions of privilege and authority confuse this with the right to be disagreeable. The sober truth is that democracy is about rights and responsibilities, a democratic dispensation therefore cannot be […]

New INEC, Old Habits: The Poor Prospect of 2011 Elections

The Events: “We have never witnessed anything like this before”, said the village head of Kurfai in Toro Local Government Area of Bauchi State last Saturday, 22 August 2010, when the senatorial by-election was taking place. Explaining the disappointment of his fellow villagers to an INEC official sent to monitor the election in the area, […]


AHEAD of the emergence of its presidential candidate for the 2011 Presidential election, there were strong indications, yesterday, that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, will kick start its primary elections to elect candidates for the State Houses of Assembly, National Assembly, Governorship and the Presidential candidate, September 11. Vanguard reports iindicates that this was part […]


NIGERIA Football Federation’s (NFF) interim president Aminu Maigari has been elected as the new president of the country’s football governing body, in an election conducted Thursday at the International Conference Centre, Abuja. Former secretary-general of NFA Sani Toro secured five votes, Nigeria premier League (NPL) chairman Oyuiki Obaseki got four votes, Shehu Dikko got two […]


A four-time presidential aspirant, Sarah Jubril, has again declared her intention to run for presidency in 2011, on the platform of the ruling People’s Democratic Party. She unfolded her plans at a news conference on Thursday, in Abuja, joining three other presidential hopefuls that have already declared interest to contest for the PDP ticket in […]


POLITICIANS standing trial for alleged corruption will not be allowed to contest next year’s elections, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said Thursday. Besides, the anti-graft agency will work with other security outfits to ensure effectiveness of the war against corruption and stop the participation of suspected rogues in politics. EFCC chair Mrs. Farida […]


Nigeria’s power generation and distribution industry is to be handled exclusively by the private sector as part of key reforms announced by President Goodluck Jonathan to improve electricity supply in the country. The government, Jonathan said, would however retain the transmission business, which is often considered too sensitive to be left solely in the hands […]


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