Respite for Ajegunle fire victims

TRADERS all over Nigeria live in daily dread of the possibility that their wares and shops could be destroyed by fire. Just a few weeks ago, the popular Monday Market in Maiduguri, Borno State went up in flames in what was suspected as an arson attack by terrorists. Governor Babagana Zulum immediately promised a N1 […]
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Where went electronic transmission?

An estimated 87 million Nigerians who collected their Permanent Voter’s Registration cards, PVCs, filed out on Saturday, February 25, 2023 to vote for Presidential candidates, Senate and House of Representatives members of their choice. The confidence of the electorate had been massively buoyed by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC’s, proactive adoption of technology to […]

Let us vote wisely!

TOMORROW,  Saturday, February 25, 2023, is upon us as a nation. Barring any last-minute force majeure, Nigerian eligible voters with their valid Permanent Voter’s Cards, PVCs, will file out to vote for a new President. It will be the culmination of politicking and electioneering which kicked off with the selection of presidential candidates and their […]

INEC and the scourge of underage voters

THE Plateau State Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, Oliver Tersoo Agundu’s recent assertion that the Commission has “completely taken care of” the scourge of underage voters is a statement most Nigerians may take with a pinch of salt. With the presidential election just about 48 hours away, there is no surefire way of ascertaining how true […]

Buhari’s election security assurance

“I urge every citizen, therefore, to go out to vote for their candidates of choice without fear because security shall be provided and your vote shall count.” IN ordinary times, the above statement by Muhammadu Buhari, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, would not be taken seriously because Nigerians have seen a […]

Buhari’s firm defence of Naira policy

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has continued to surprise his critics and well-meaning Nigerians with his no-nonsense stance towards the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN’s, Naira redesign/cash swap policy and commitment to a free, fair and credible election without executive interference. If he had adopted this governance attitude from the first days of his administration, he would […]