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Governor Wike may have a point after all!

About a month ago the Police made some revelations about the December 10, 2016 rerun election in Rivers State. The revelations which were contained in the report of a panel set up the Inspector General of Police (IGP) among other things indicted 6 police personnel, 23 electoral officers and 2 administrative officers of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for unwholesome conduct during the election. In a previous article, we commended the police for at last investigating a failed election as well as indicting some of its own personnel.

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Still waiting for our Police to change!

The recent dismissal by the Nigerian Police of its officers attached to the Rivers state governor Nyesom Wike is a huge food for thought. Police Spokesman, Dan Awunah, says the officers were dismissed after having been found guilty of breaching the police conduct during the last parliamentary election in Rivers State. Awunah also said the misconduct occurred despite warnings from Ibrahim Idris the Inspector General of police (IGP).

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IBORI: Delta people are no fools !

The recent release from a British prison of a former Governor of Delta State, Chief James Ibori has since it happened last month attracted comments from across the nation. While many especially Deltans were happy about the development, analysts from other parts of Nigeria were virtually disgusted over what they saw as a sheepish people turning an ex-convict into their hero

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Senate goofed on SGF & EFCC chair

The Nigerian Senate is fast becoming more powerful by the day. That seems to be the desire of its members who describe themselves as distinguished. Although it is a law-making body which puts it within the legislature, its posture sometimes makes it look like it also has both executive and judicial powers and that it can in fact control everyone else. Hence, it often dishes out instructions which it expects everybody to obey.

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INEC needs more than men of integrity

As part of the determination of government to ensure hitch-free elections in the country, President Muhammadu Buhari last Wednesday swore in six new Commissioners of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to strengthen the work of the commission. On the occasion, the President charged the commissioners to be firm and fair in the discharge of their duties adding that his government would rely on them to help consolidate the integrity of the electoral body.

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Our Supreme Court resurrects; leaving behind INEC, etc

All over the world, the continued survival of nations is premised on the viability of societal institutions as every such institution strives to meet the purpose for which it was established. For instance, the Post Office which is largely despised in Nigeria serves elsewhere as a tool for national development. In the United Kingdom, unending improvements in technology notwithstanding, service delivery in postal services has over the years remained superb.

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Who says American and Nigerian elections are not the same?

The blind and the deaf are probably aware that Nigerian elections cannot be exactly same as those of the USA and other developed nations. The main reason is that our politicians are determined to keep Nigeria an analogue country particularly in election matters. As a result, whereas people vote seamlessly elsewhere, our own elections are just a step away from those of the Stone Age.

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