IN THE ANALYSIS

2023 elections, the watchdog and the liers in wait

The passage of the Electoral Act 2022 into law in February 2022 is expected to be a game-changer for Nigeria’s elections, as the law did its best to address all the issues that have prevented the conduct of credible elections. The issues range from ensuring adequate and timely funding for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to legalising the use of technology in elections, creating regulations for election-related litigation, and preventing the declaration of election winners under duress. The Act also designed provisions to increase citizen participation in the process. It is quite a comprehensive piece of legislation. It is expected that the ultimate test for this law will be the 2023 elections, even though some of its aspects, notably the use of electronic transmission of results, have been tested in the off-cycle elections that took place in the Ekiti and Osun governorship elections. However, despite the best efforts of the law to make the elections rigging-proof, it has not stopped political actors from trying. Despite being the biggest beneficiaries of Nigeria’s democracy, Nigerian politicians still remain its biggest threat as they continually try to subvert processes and laws. For example, the nomination of 19 new Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) ...
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ANALYSIS

2023 elections, the watchdog and the liers in wait

The passage of the Electoral Act 2022 into law in ...
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Will the PDP give Taraba up?

So much of Nigeria’s political narrative is driven by the ...
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The week ahead – Shege

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has said ...
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Tinubu alleges northern APC conspiracy

We think that Mr Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the candidate of ...
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Is Obi coasting to Aso Rock?

In May last year, former Anambra governor, Peter Obi, quit ...
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Abia governorship race – Man proposes

Many times, we are faced with the news that reminds ...
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Who clinches Government House Enugu?

The PDP has maintained a stronghold on Enugu State politics ...
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Video: The potential impact of insecurity on the 2023 elections

A survey by SBM Intelligence indicates that the 2023 elections ...
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Everything hinges on PVC collection

On Tuesday, 17th January 2023, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman ...
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Africa Watch – Somalia’s latest shot

Somalia’s government-led forces have captured an al-Shabaab stronghold on the ...
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2023 election security brief, 23 January

Nigeria's 2023 elections are a mere four weeks away, and ...
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Assessing Tinubu’s chances at the polls

Nigeria's South-West is generally considered the country’s most developed and ...
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Reclaiming the country’s food basket

When we say the world is interconnected, we typically think ...
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The week ahead – Cuckoo in the nest

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood ...
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Is the Presidency a bridge too far for Turaki Adamawa?

Undisputedly, the most experienced of the presidential candidates at this ...
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What of women in the 2023 elections?

Although women make up 47% of Nigeria’s 84 million voters ...
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A ‘Ward’ is Enough for the Wise

On Monday, 12 December 2022, INEC commenced the distribution of ...
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Ogun: Politics of missing shots

"Location. Location. Location." is a popular mantra in the real ...
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Lagos as the ultimate prize in Nigeria’s politics

Lagos is an important factor in the upcoming elections for ...
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What makes Kwankwaso tick?

The 2023 elections are the first in Nigerian history since ...
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2023 election security brief, 16 January

With Nigeria's 2023 elections fast approaching, governance is taking the ...
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Africa Watch – Maintaining the act

The 49 Ivoirien soldiers convicted of undermining Mali’s state security ...
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What is the value of Obasanjo’s endorsement?

Eyebrows were raised recently when Nigeria's former civilian president and ...
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The week ahead – Joy ride

Central Bank of Nigeria Governor Godwin Emefiele quietly returned to ...
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