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We had some semblance of democratic election in 1999 but since then, the political class has been bereft of nobility and majesty that should nurture democracy in Africa’s only source of hope and development, Nigeria.

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The race for Nigeria's presidency in 2019

There are more than 60 other candidates, though their chances of winning are slim as the wealth and patronage networks of the two main parties drive the politics of Africa’s top oil producer and most populous country.

Reuters , Africa Feb 7, 2019
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Buhari Is A 'Liar', Says Foreign Policy Magazine

Among references to the current president's "dictatorial tendencies" as contained in the article are the "extraconstitutional suspension" of Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), his decision to "serially ignore" court orders, har...

Sahara Reporters , Nigeria Feb 4, 2019
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The race for Nigeria's presidency in 2019

Buhari’s 2015 victory with his All Progressives Congress (APC) party was built on three promises: to rid Nigeria of endemic corruption, fix the economy and tackle security threats.

EWN , South Africa Feb 7, 2019
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Finally, 2019 elections beckon

Interestingly and surprisingly, it is the APC and Buhari that are acting like the opposition and underdogs, issuing threats at the international community and throwing mud at the PDP and Atiku and making fresh promises to the electorate rather tha...

Punch , Nigeria Feb 11, 2019
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The Courts and Politics: A Poisonous Relationship

Second and more specific was the Supreme Court’s observation after voiding the candidature of the presumed winner of the governorship election in Rivers State in 2007 and “awarding” victory to “disqualified” candidate Rotimi Amaechi: “The politica...

Vanguard News , Nigeria Feb 11, 2019
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The race for Nigeria's presidency in 2019

Buhari’s 2015 victory with his All Progressives Congress (APC) party was built on three promises: to rid Nigeria of endemic corruption, fix the economy and tackle security threats.

Reuters , Africa Feb 7, 2019
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Feb.16 poll: Buhari begs Atiku others to accept result

In his remarks at the signing ceremony, President Buhari said that the most important thing about the exercise was for the candidates to accept the final outcome even as he said that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had already...

Vanguard News , Nigeria Feb 13, 2019
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Buhari Campaign slams US, others over stance on polls

ABUJA—The Muhammadu Buhari Campaign, yesterday, strongly denounced what it claimed were explicit acts of interference by the United States and some other western powers in the country’s democratic process, saying their perspectives had become clou...

Vanguard News , Nigeria Feb 14, 2019
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Nigeria has a history of dodgy elections: will it be different this time?

The road transport workers’ union, which acts as a canopy for bus drivers, conductors, and motor park touts in Southwestern Nigeria, has a history of providing foot soldiers for employment as election thugs with skills in ballot box snatching and ...

IOL , South Africa Feb 12, 2019
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Obasanjo, a beneficiary of rigged polls, says Tinubu | The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper - Nigeria and World News

Buhari canvassed for votes in Ondo as the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, cautioned all security agencies in the country against getting involved in the political system, especially the forthcoming gen...

The Guardian , Nigeria Feb 5, 2019
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2019 Presidential Election: Foretelling The Outcome By Omoshola Deji

Other leading contestants are Omoyele Sowore of the African Action Congress (AAC); Fela Durotoye of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN) and Kinsley Moghalu of the Young Progressive Party (YPP).

Sahara Reporters , Nigeria Feb 14, 2019
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Osinbajo: In The Eye Of The Storm By Koye-Ladele Mofehintoluwa

The visibility of Prof. Osinbajo in comparison to former occupiers of his office may be attributable to the fact that President Muhammadu Buhari by virtue of age is constrained and no longer physically mobile with his 800m walk last Salah being a ...

Sahara Reporters , Nigeria Feb 10, 2019
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Buhari, Atiku, others sign final peace accord | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News

Buhari is the candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) while Atiku is of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the election scheduled by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The Guardian , Nigeria Feb 13, 2019
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Peace Accord: Allow votes to count, Atiku tells Buhari

In his remarks at the signing ceremony, Buhari said the most important thing about the exercise was for the candidates to accept the final outcome, adding that Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had already assured that it had done e...

Vanguard News , Nigeria Feb 14, 2019
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How to make democracy work in Nigeria – Gowon, Kukah, Weah, Utomi

Gowon’s call for deepening democracy was echoed by Bishop of Sokoto Diocese of the Catholic Church, Matthew Hassan Kukah; Liberian President, George Weah; and Founder of the Centre for Values and Leadership, CVL, Professor Pat Utomi.

Vanguard News , Nigeria Feb 6, 2019
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Emmanuel Onwubiko: Implication, legitimacy of army deployment for 2019 elections

All rational Nigerians ought to ACKNOWLEDGES THAT Democracy has also been explained in the Black’s Law Dictionary as that form of government in which the sovereign power resides in and is exercised by the whole body of free citizens directly or in...

Daily Post , Nigeria Feb 13, 2019
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Inside swing states, others, six days to polls

Atiku’s failure to ensure the reconstruction of all the roads leading to Adamawa during his tenure as Vice President, between 1999 and 2007, has also earned him rebuke from the people of the state as his major concern was to build a solid business...

Vanguard News , Nigeria Feb 10, 2019
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Presidential race: The battleground states

These defectors will expectedly team up with some political heavyweights such as the former Chairman of the National Caretaker Committee of the PDP, Senator Ahmed Makarfi; former Vice-President Namadi Sambo; and a former governor of the state, Ram...

Punch , Nigeria Feb 10, 2019
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Nigerians march to vote in a choiceless poll

Suffice it to note that if holding regular elections, as scheduled, is a defining feature of a thriving democracy, as John Campbell, Ralph Bunche senior fellow for Africa policy studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, DC, observ...

Punch , Nigeria Feb 13, 2019
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Nigeria’s constitution promotes poverty, corruption —KOWA Party presidential candidate, Fagbenro-Byron

The constitution promotes poverty by tying down revenue and allocation to population which means you are giving a people an incentive to have more children.

Punch , Nigeria Feb 12, 2019