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Who is afraid of amended Electoral Act?

Electoral Act

FOR many political gladiators, the fear of the 2018 Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill, is the beginning of wisdom. That is what the intrigues and hoopla are all about. Politicians who afraid of the possible outcome of free and fair elections are on overdrive, misinforming the populace. It is a game of disinformation, subterfuge and obfuscation. Everything is being thrown into the mix all in an attempt to squelch the bill.

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Apapa-Oshodi Expressway Gridlock: Falana has no right to sue FG, Fashola tells court

LAGOS—THE  Minister of Works, Housing and Power, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, SAN, yesterday, urged the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos to dismiss the fundamental right suit filed by human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana, SAN, in which he is challenging the failure of the Federal Government to end the gridlock on the Apapa-Oshodi expressway.

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2019: Nigeria needs a unity government

NIGERIA will go through another four-yearly ritual of a general election next year. It will be the country’s sixth since returning to civil rule in 1999. Given its chequered democratic history, the long period of uninterrupted civil rule is a credit to Nigeria. Yet, true democracy transcends routine elections. It is about a social contract under which the elected improve the general welfare of the society and the electors. Democracy is seriously undermined when it is reduced to a tiresome routine exercise of just electing governments with no subsequent positive change. Sadly, that’s the nature of democracy in Nigeria.

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