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Thumbs down for INEC

YEAR in year out, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) conducts elections into various offices in Nigeria, either through the main general election, the by-elections or other supplementary elections. INEC has been involved…

The season of dilemma

BY law, a citizen who is 18 years of age is entitled to vote and be voted for in any election. Indeed, the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights in its Article 13 prescribes that “every citizen shall have the right to participate…

The politics of peace

ACCORDING to the learned authors of Collins Dictionary, politics “are the actions or activities concerned with achieving and using power in a country or society.” The central theme here is the attainment and use of power. Thus, Wikipedia…

APC: Adventure in power failure

THE All Progressive Congress was formed as a political party on February 6, 2013,  being a merger of the Action Congress of Nigeria, Congress for Progressive Change and All Nigeria People’s Party, in anticipation of the 2015 general…

The crisis of the telecoms sector

A revolution took place in Nigeria in 2001 when the Global System for Mobile communications (GSM) was introduced and commercialised. Hitherto, communication through telephone had been the preserve of the rich and middle class elites, who…

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