Tag: political parties

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YNaija NewsRoomFebruary 25, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: How does an opposition party rise to prominence?

The beauty of democracy is not exactly in the numbers or in the outcome of an election, but in watching ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiJanuary 10, 2018

The Late 5: 55 killed in Taraba, INEC registers 22 new political parties and other stories

These are the top five stories that drove conversation today. While we are still mourning the spate of killings in ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiDecember 15, 2017

INEC registers 21 new political parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has registered 21 new political parties. The electoral agency took the decision at its ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiOctober 31, 2017

The National Assembly is “the cog in the wheel” of Buhari’s progress – IPAC

The Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) has accused the National Assembly of frustrating the change agenda of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led ...

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EditorOctober 9, 2017

[The Injustice Blog] Why Nigeria urgently needs a political party

According to Wikipedia, a political party is a group of people who come together to contest elections and hold power ...

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Op-ed EditorJuly 8, 2017

Opinion: Our apathy will cost us a progressive Lagos

by Dayo Israel   The APC primaries fiasco has continued to trend in the past few weeks, especially with the ...

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EditorJuly 7, 2017

EiE Nigeria hosts a conversation on ‘Party Politics 101 – The Good, Bad & Ugly’

“Democracy is based on the majority principle. This is especially true where the vast majority have been systemically denied their ...

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AzeezJune 22, 2017

APC is not functioning well – Kwankwaso

Former Kano state governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso has said political parties in the country are not functioning properly. While speaking with ...

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AzeezJune 19, 2017

Why Federal Government stopped subventions to political parties – Ekweremadu

Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu has said abuse of funds by party leaders led to the withdrawal of Federal Government ...

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AzeezJune 16, 2017

We shall deregister political parties if the need arises – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has threatened to deregister erring political parties. INEC Chairman, Yakubu Mahmood said this on ...

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EditorJune 12, 2017

Ready, set… launching YNaija 2019 – because the citizen is always right

It’s barely two years since Muhammadu Buhari defeated then incumbent president, Goodluck Jonathan at the polls to emerge Nigeria’s president. ...

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EditorJune 8, 2017

Will independent candidacy reduce number of political parties?

by Alexander O. Onukwue In his speech during the launch of the APDA, Dan Iwuanyanwu asked the question many Nigerians ...

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EditorJune 8, 2017

2019: The rundown on the new political parties

by Alexander O. Onukwue The Independent National Electoral Commission on Wednesday announced the approval of the applications of five (5) ...

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Op-ed EditorJune 1, 2017

Opinion: Tinubu ‘Jagaban’ is doomed

by Timi Olagunju This week, I had the privilege of being part of the delegation designated to meet privately with ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaApril 5, 2017

Political parties recommend ex-convicts, certificate forgers for elections – INEC

by Dolapo Adelana The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Mahmud Yakubu, has called on political parties to stop ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 13, 2016

Opinion: Four challenges for Nigerian politicians proposing to form new opposition party

by Adedayo Ademuwagun There’s been some talk in the Nigerian media lately about a new opposition party taking shape in ...

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RoqeebahDecember 6, 2016

The YNaija Cover this morning – the 6th of December

Read the full stories and analyses here now! RoqeebahCreative mind. Enthusiast. Learner. Multipotentialite. And here, an assistant editor.

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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 29, 2016

Rejoinder: The threat of a new political party

by Victor Terhemba I have decided to write a rejoinder to Mr Reuben Abati’s latest piece and maybe if I ...

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Op-ed EditorNovember 22, 2016

Opinion: #NotTooYoungToRun | The dynamics of political power ( Pt. 2)

by Jude ‘Feranmi Let me start with the motive for acquiring political power as I never really answered that in ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 30, 2016

Opinion: Preaching to the devil

by Andrew Obuoforibo Preaching to the devil forms Part 1 of the series “How To Build A Party For The ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 4, 2016

Opinion: Did we make a mistake in the quest for change?

by Blessing Iyamadiken We were fed up with the last administration, and all we wanted was someone different, a breath ...

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Mazi EmekaJune 8, 2016

32 political parties (and counting) set to burst into the scene

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Tuesday, announced that over 32 new political parties have applied for registration. This ...

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Azubuike AzikweJune 3, 2016

7 political parties come back to life – They are…

Seven political parties de-registered by the Independent National Electoral Commission on August 18, 2011, have been brought back to life ...

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Janeth JJune 23, 2015

Jega laments the state of ‘internal democracy’ in parties

The outgoing chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Attahiru Jega, has lamented the lack of internal party democracy in ...

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Kolapo OlapojuMay 18, 2015

PDP opens doors to possible merger with other parties

by Kolapo Olapoju The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that it is open to the idea of merging with ...

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Kolapo OlapojuApril 15, 2015

In other news… Abacha’s daughter is “so tempted to join the APC”

by Damilola Jagun The All Progressives Congress has now become the bride of political parties in Nigeria, at this is ...

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Emmanuel ChidiogoMarch 15, 2015

Kole Omotosho: The trouble with government of the people, buy the people

by Kole Omotosho Political parties are blamed for buying people. What about blaming these royal fathers for allowing themselves to ...

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Op-Ed EditorDecember 13, 2014

Opinion: Why young people should join political parties

by Faith Nwosu Everyday we are being told that the youths are the leaders of tomorrow and that  If the youths ...

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