Tag: elections

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ItunuoluwaJuly 13, 2017

[The Alausa Blog]: LASIEC releases list of candidates for LG/LCDA elections 

The Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) has released the list of validated candidates for the Chairmanship and Councillorship elections ...

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EditorJuly 10, 2017

Osun Elections: How Adeleke shamed Aregbesola’s pride

by Alexander O. Onukwue The candidate for the PDP in the Osun West Senatorial elections which held on Saturday, July ...

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EditorJune 25, 2017

[YNaija2019]: 5 things INEC needs to get right before the next elections

by Mark Amaza It is almost 20 months to the 2019 General Elections with elections into the Office of the ...

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ToluJune 12, 2017

James Comey and his book deal, #HalleluyahChallenge | Here are last week’s winners and losers

Last week saw the political audience across the world torn in separate directions as the United States and the United ...

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AzeezJune 12, 2017

June 12: M.K.O Abiola’s journey to martyrdom – a timeline

by Azeez Adeniyi and Alexander O. Onukwue June 12, 1993 is one day that will continue to linger in the ...

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EzinneJune 8, 2017

The Thread: What is Nigeria worth?

Nnamdi Kanu and a section of the South East want Biafra. Northern Youths do not want Igbos in the North ...

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EditorJune 5, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog]: Election year is coming up, and Nigerian politicians have remembered homosexuality exists (again)

Like death and taxes, you can always depend on Nigerian politicians to skirt important issues and focus on misplaced priorities. ...

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Op-ed EditorJune 2, 2017

The Media Blog: Shouldn’t everyone be a little worried about what Theresa May wants to do with the media?

As the Independent rightly calls it, the United Kingdom government is “planning to introduce huge regulations on the way the ...

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RoqeebahMay 29, 2017

YNaija Editorial: Celebrating the 18 years of “democrazy” that have taught us freedom

On this day in 1999, a new chapter in the history of Nigeria was opened: the military went back to ...

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Op-ed EditorMay 26, 2017

Opinion: Macron’s Win – Hope for the Nigerian Youth

by Bode Ekerin One fundamental question keeps echoing with subtle resonance in my mind. Have the Nigerian youth gotten any ...

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AzeezMay 20, 2017

Fired Comey to testify about Russia’s ‘interference’ in elections that saw Trump secure White House

by Azeez Adeniyi Former FBI Chief, James Comey who was fired by President Donald Trump has agreed to testify publicly ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaApril 23, 2017

French presidential election: Macron, Le Pen in early lead

by Dolapo Adelana Centrist candidate, Emmanuel Macron and the president of the far-right National Front, Marine Le Pen have taken an ...

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Op-ed EditorApril 18, 2017

Opinion: David Umahi- The unsung hero of Nigerian democracy

By Philip Nweze The story I’m about to tell seems too good to be true. It is one that cannot ...

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AzeezApril 6, 2017

Ekiti 2018: “I am streetwise to the core” | Fayose says he’s ready for APC

by Azeez Adeniyi Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose has said he would concede defeat in the 2018 governorship election if ...

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Op-ed EditorFebruary 28, 2017

Opinion: Osun 2018 | Situation reports, profiles, antecedents of gubernatorial aspirants

by Adebayo Kupo When the tenure of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola of the State of Osun winds down in November 2018, ...

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EditorFebruary 25, 2017

The YNaija Cover this morning – the 25th of February

Read the full stories and analyses here, here and here now! Editor

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Oludolapo AdelanaFebruary 23, 2017

Rivers rerun: Makarfi faction warns INEC, Police against rigging

by Dolapo Adelana The Ahmed Makarfi faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned the Independent National Electoral Commission ...

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RoqeebahFebruary 8, 2017

[The Presidential Blog] Have you started considering your post-Buhari options yet?

Disclaimer: This is no wicked, callous, hateful or unkind post intended to “kill” our President. Wait, why do we have ...

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RoqeebahFebruary 5, 2017

Dear celebrities, please check your influence meter. It’s running empty

Dear celebrities of the world, There was actually a time that people followed you lot. A 10-year old in 2002 ...

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RoqeebahFebruary 5, 2017

These are the 3 rules that Trump’s success has not yet ruined for us

To fully get the gist of this post, you may have to catch up with our starting point here. But the ...

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RoqeebahJanuary 1, 2017

#YNaija2016Review: 7 things that need to change in Nigerian politics this year

by Roqeebah Olaoniye Politics in Nigeria last year was upside-down to say the least. We can count how many politicians ...

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ToluDecember 30, 2016

Opinion: How Buhari’s government is weaponizing hunger

by Adekoya Bolakale   When Feyisayo, a 36-year old trader and a single mother of three left her home in ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 17, 2016

Don Pedro Obaseki: Urgently needed- a new reformed PDP

by Don Pedro Obaseki This is an honest opinion and I pray the leaders are reading or will listen. The ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 10, 2016

Dele Momodu: Like Nigeria, like Ghana

Fellow Africans, something great happened in Ghana last night. Before the Ghana Electoral Commission had concluded collating and releasing the ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaDecember 9, 2016

Army deploys troops to flash points for Rivers re-run

Ahead of Saturday’s legislative re-run elections in Rivers, the Nigerian Army on Friday directed the deployment of troops to flash ...

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Isime EseneDecember 9, 2016

LONG READ: Why there is no such thing as the anti-establishment

In one of the most bizarre events of the 21st century, billionaire businessman Donald Trump, with no record of public ...

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ToluDecember 4, 2016

We have your receipt: Between Fayose and the APC – 2018 is just around the corner

Since the PDP’s failure to retain their dominance of Ondo state, Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti state who unfortunately remains ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 3, 2016

Opinion: APC’s ‘Change’ and the politics of slogans

by Stephen Oloh Writing in Mein Kampf about how to manipulate people and win power, Adolf Hitler said that since the average ...

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Op-ed EditorNovember 30, 2016

Lekan Olanrewaju: Civic duty [NEW VOICES]

by Lekan Olanrewaju One of the most persistent revelations of any election cycle is the nature of the Undecided Voter. ...

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RoqeebahNovember 25, 2016

The Backstory: Between Prof Ayo Soremekun, the returning officer and the PDP

There’s a very scathing statement out there today by Ayo Fadaka, publicity secretary Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Ondo State rejecting ...

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