Nigeria: Elections and Human Rights

the upcoming elections will test the resilience of Nigeria’s democratic institutions to successfully conduct two consecutive credible elections. While democratization is not a linear process, many Nigerians expect further progress in 2019, including a credible electoral process.

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The Current Situation in Nigeria

A USIP Fact Sheet President Buhari’s 2015 election saw the country’s first peaceful transfer of power to an opposition candidate. Elections raised hopes that some of Nigeria’s most pressing problems—including weak governance, corruption, the Boko Haram insurgency, and persistent intercommunal conflicts—could soon be under control. Despite President Buhari’s vision for reform, the country’s security challenges…

The Risk of Election Violence in Nigeria is Not Where You Think

Containing violence at the state level will be key to a peaceful election Wednesday, December 5, 2018 / BY: Oge Onubogu ; Idayat Hassan Nigeria’s political parties are in full campaign mode ahead of national and state-level elections early next year, and unfortunately signs are emerging that election-related violence is a real possibility. It’s not too late, however, for…

Russia will build missiles if US leaves treaty, Putin warns

Russia will develop missiles banned under a Cold War agreement if the US exits the pact, President Vladimir Putin has warned. His comments follow Nato’s accusation on Tuesday that Russia has already broken the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. Signed in 1987 by the US and USSR, it banned both countries’ use of all short…

Negotiating new Leadership for Nigeria

Leadership have been identified as a service which combine all human and nonhuman resources nurturing them to produce real and measurable results in any organisation or society. Any society without leaders with inherent ability to manage people and resources properly always fail. The failure of the Nigerian society is regtetable given inherent human reaources and…

TechCrunch: Our “modern” Congress doesn’t understand 21st century technology

TechCrunch: Our “modern” Congress doesn’t understand 21st century technology . “Facebook is a business that sells social connection, its algorithms are made for targeted advertising. The data that we users provide via friends, likes and shares makes their model lucrative. But connecting a person to a pair of shoes cannot be the same engagement algorithm…

Prince Philip undergoes Hip Surgery

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (Picture: Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images) Prince Philip will today undergo a planned operation on his hip, after being admitted to hospital on Tuesday 3 April.It follows the Duke Of Edinburgh cancelling a number of planned appearances in recent weeks, including the Easter…

Latin America’s Renewable Energy Revolution

LatAm INVESTOR   Latin America’s Renewable Energy Revolution For centuries Latin America’s natural resources have helped move the world economy. From the silver galleons that financed the Spanish Empire to the iron and copper exports that are rebuilding China, Latin America’s natural resources have long been sold around the globe. But now the growth of renewable…

US President says killing of Christians in Nigeria is unacceptable

The meeting in the Rose Garden between Presidents Buhari and Trump was very coordial and filled with good tidings for Nigerians and American interests. While all were smooth the American president sounded a note of serious warning on ending the herdsmen violence in Nigeria. President Buhari said his administration is working to address the herdsmen…

$496m aircraft purchase: Senators demand Buhari’s impeachment, Reps undecided

Some senators at the plenary on Thursday, called for the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari for allowing the withdrawal of $496m from the Excess Crude Account to purchase military aircraft without National Assembly’s approval. Most of the lawmakers, who spoke on the withdrawal and spending pointed out that the President had breached Section 80 of…

Again, FAAC Meeting Postponed over Shortfall in NNPC Remittances

Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun The meeting of the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) for the month of April was Wednesday postponed, the second time in a row, as controversy again dogged the remittances by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to the Federation Account. The FAAC meeting for March where the representatives of…

Why the North will still vote for Buhari in 2019 –Matthew Kukah

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Kukah, speaks to TOBI AWORINDE on the socio-economic situation in the North, President Muhammadu Buhari’s performance and the forthcoming 2019 elections You were one of those who vehemently opposed Muhammadu Buhari’s presidency from the outset. How would you describe the quality of leadership in Nigeria in the…

Dino did not jump out of any moving vehicle

PRESS STATEMENT: Sequel to the avalanche of calls by well-meaning Nigerians and supporters of Senator Dino Melaye for enquiries about the well-being and safety of the Senator and against the backdrop of baseless rumours being spread on the social media, we are constrained to make the record straight as follows: Earlier in the morning, Senator…

APC group, PDP, SDP, Obasanjo’s CNM, others to form new party

A grand coalition of opposition political parties, including a chunk of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and influential political stakeholders across the country is being firmed up ahead of the 2019 general election to wrest power from President Muhammadu Buhari’s party. The new coalition may be unveiled in the next few weeks in a…

Our Entire Democracy Is In Danger – Atiku 

Atiku Abubakar has condemned the theft of Mace at the Senate describing it as an assault on Nigeria’s democracy. In a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja and published on Facebook , Atiku said he is disappointed. “I am utterly embarrassed, shocked and outraged by this ugly development because it is not only a threat…

SHOCKING!!!: The Moment when The Senate’s Mace Was Stolen (Pictures)

SHOCKING!!!: The Moment when The Senate’s Mace Was Stolen (Pictures) Courtesy of TVC’s Sumner Shagari Sambo Information reaching SW have it that there was an ongoing Pandemonium in the National Assembly as some hoodlums hijacked session and tried to make away with the Mace of the Senate of Federal Republic of Nigeria during Plenary. Reports…

Chemical weapons team kept from reaching alleged Syria attack site

AFP and AP © Hasan Mohamed, AFP | A child runs along a street in front of clouds of smoke billowing following a reported air strike on Douma, the main town of Syria’s rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta on March 20, 2018. Text by FRANCE 24  Latest update : 2018-04-16 Independent investigators were prevented by Syrian…

France accuses Russia of trying to cover up Syria poison gas attack saying ‘essential evidence’ is vanishing as investigators are blocked from site — The Sun

FRANCE has accused Russia of trying to cover up the Syrian poison gas attack claiming “essential evidence” has vanished. At least 70 people were killed, many of whom were little children, after aircraft’s dropped barrel bombs full of toxic chemicals in Douma on April 7. AFP or licensors France has accused Russia of trying to… via…