The Precarious Governorship Race #Nigeriadecides

IF there is any easy lesson politicians involved in the April 11 governorship election and the State Houses of Assemblies election learnt from the March 28 presidential election, it is the need to be vigilant and on guard. These two attributes are very necessary for them to guard against systematic and scientific rigging of any sort if they hope to emerge successfully at the end of the exercise. This is because despite being described as free, fair and credible, the presidential and National Assembly election, in some states of the federation, was anything but that. It was hugely manipulated by all the participants and political parties involved in the exercise. …

Protests in Ekiti Over Fayose #Nigeriadecides

Impeachment threats against Governor Ayodele Fayose of the Peoples Democratic Party form the majority All Progressives Congress is causing serious security concerns in Ado-Ekiti, state capital, as supporters of the governor throng the streets in protest …

Oba of Lagos’ Controversial Threat to Igbos #Nigeriadecides

Rilwanu Akiolu, Oba of Lagos, is at the receiving end as Nigerians across different political and ethnic groups have continued to condemn him for his alleged utterance that if Igbo failed to vote for Akinwunmi Ambode, his gubernatorial choice in the April 11 election they would all get drowned in Lagos lagoon …

Mo Ibrahim Prize’s Idea for Jonathan #Nigeriadecides

THE statesmanlike disposition of President Goodluck Jonathan in conceding defeat to the General Muhammadu Buhari, president elect, in the March 28, presidential election, has earned President Goodluck Jonathan the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, MIF, prize for African Leadership. According to a …

PDP Governors Visit President Jonathan #Nigeriadecides

GOVERNORS under the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governors’ forum, on Wednesday, April 1, paid a solidarity visit to President Goodluck Jonathan. The governors led by its chairman Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom state, said the PDP would still retains its number of seats as governors …

Jega’s Self Praise #Nigeriadecides

ATTAHIRU Jega, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, seized the occasion of the presentation of the Certificate of Return of General Mohammadu Buhari, the president elect, to glorify the commission’s conduct in the March 28 presidential and National Assembly …

“Igbos Are Myopic” – Okorocha #Nigeriadecides

GOVERNOR Rochas Okorocha of Imo State is still reeling in anger over the resounding defeat his party – All Progressives Congress, APC, got in the hands of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Imo State during the March 28 presidential and National Assembly election. An angry Okorocha lashed out at Igbo …