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What Does It Really Mean to Support a Political Party in Nigeria?

What does it mean to belong to a political party in Nigeria?

There are many political parties in Nigeria, they spring up like green onions in a vegetable garden. Some evolved from older parties, while some are formed afresh. However, no matter how numerous they are per election cycle, there are never more than two or three main stalks. Their history is a splintered one and can be told from several perspectives. ...

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#PrayForOwerri: How 10-year-old Ibeanusi Was Shot Dead During Illegal Market Demolition

How a wave of demolition activities has unleashed anguish on Owerri

In recent times, a lot of Nigerians have been devastated by the wave of demolition activities carried out by several state governments. The basic idea behind most of these actions have been to aid “urban development,” thereby resulting in the tearing down of buildings or the expansion and reconstruction of existing small lane roads, Ventures Africa writes However, things took a ...

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Ayisha Osori: How Ordinary Nigerians Can Change the Game of Politics [#CitizensHangout]

Ayisha Osori ran for House of Reps in 2015

Pep Naija on August 4 hosted Ayisha Osori, a great Nigerian lawyer and journalist, on #CitizensHangout. There, she passionately revealed many dysfunctions of Nigerian politics. Not only that, she did offer practical solutions. She ran for house of reps in 2015. Her book, ‘Love Does Not Win Elections’ mirrors her experience of Nigeria’s political scene. Called to Bar in Nigeria ...

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Dele Momodu: Now Our Youths are Crying and Kicking

Dele Momodu with the Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari

Fellow Nigerians, I didn’t know whether to cry or laugh when I got a call early this week from Ambassador Dayo Israel, one of the brightest youths I had mentored in my own modest way some years ago. It was a plaintive cry for help after the debacle of a failed local government chairmanship aspiration bid and the death knell ...

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Must Read! Three Things We Learnt from #OndoElection

The last days leading to the gubernatorial elections in Nigeria’s sunshine state were very crucial. Despite the joint call for postponement made by some 20 parties three days before the election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) took its decision and stood by it. At the end of it all, the elections in Ondo state came through as one of the ...

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Edo Election Verdict: APC Candidate, Obaseki Beats PDP’s Ize-Iyamu

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared Godwin Obaseki of the All Progressives Congress, APC, winner of the keenly contested Edo governorship election. Obaseki, emerged APC candidate in June this year, Daily Post reports. Obaseki, Chairman of the Edo State Economic and Strategy Team, defeated 11 other candidates, including Pius Odubu, deputy governor of the state. He won the ...

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Members of Nigeria’s Main Opposition Party Have Asked President Buhari to Resign Immediately

Peoples Democratic Party has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to leave resign from office without delay, dailypost.ng reports. The former ruling also asked Buhari to return the country to how he met it when he assumed office on May 29, 2015. Spokesperson and a member of the party’s National Caretaker Committee, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, stated this in a statement he ...

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Can A Public-Private Partnership Save Almajiri Schools in Nigeria?

Four years after the federal government delivered on its promise to build schools for the Almajiris, the ineffective running of these schools by state governments has hampered its vision. While most of these schools are poorly managed, others have not been opened for academic activities since they were built. Now, there are talks about bringing private organisations on board to ...

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Nigerian Government Launches “Change Begins With Me” Campaign

On Thursday, September 8, 2016, the federal government of Nigeria will be launching the campaign “Change Begins with Me”. The campaign is set to establish the values of accountability, integrity and positive change in the attitude of Nigerians, Ventures Africa writes. According to The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the campaign is expected to trigger a positive ...

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If There is No Change, Protest Against President Buhari- Elder Statesman Tells Nigerians

Following the present economic state of Nigeria, the National Chairman of Conference of Nigeria Political Parties, CNPP, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, has urged citizens to stage a protest against the Buhari-led administration. Musa noted that except hunger, nothing else pushes people to revolt against a government because the primary responsibility of government is the welfare of the people. He urged President ...

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