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Nigeria (s)election postponement: Conspiracy or cock-up?

16 February 2019 Nigeria was scheduled to hold its presidential and national assembly (s)elections today and the Independent National Election Commission (INEC) waited until literally the last minute, in the early hours of this morning, to conclude that the voting will be put back by a week. It was the same story four years ago when another election was postponed …

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Four more years!

16 February 2019 Four years ago Naijiant.com was launched to fill a massive gap in Nigerian political and socioeconomic commentary. Many readers have wondered where the name “Naijiant” came from. It was a combo based on the notion that Nigeria is meant to be the “Giant of Africa” and has been producing leadership that has reduced it to the level …

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Atiku: I have no concrete plan on privatising NNPC

15 February 2019 Atiku Abubakar, the main challenger to President Muhammadu Buhari in Saturday’s Nigerian presidential (s)election, spoke to Adrian Kriesch of German public service broadcaster DW, following a rally in his home state of Adamawa. When questioned about his proposal to privatise the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC), he said he had no “concrete plan”. It is instructive that …

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UK Guardian correspondent Ruth Maclean blames Buhari for disillusioned Nigerian voters

14 February 2019 As Nigeria goes to the polls on Saturday to elect a new president, Ruth Maclean, the Guardian’s correspondent in Nigeria gave her opinion on the situation in the country in a podcast yesterday. Listen to it below: https://www.theguardian.com/news/audio/2019/feb/14/selling-a-kidney-to-reach-europe Ruth Maclean, the Guardian’s Nigeria correspondent She said that she arrived in Lagos a few days ago and the …

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IPOB reportedly attack a police station in Ajali, Anambra State

14 February 2019 A police station was burnt early this morning in Ajali, Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State. A witness said policemen were overpowered, beaten up and detainees in police cells were set free. The pictures below show some of the damage done. A security source confirmed to Naijiant.com that the attack was carried out by the …

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INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu says insecurity worse now than in 2015

9 February 2019 Nigerians go to the polls a week today to elect a new president. Incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari ran in 2015 on a platform of security, anti-corruption and economic recovery. On the issue of insecurity, Buhari and his spin-doctors continue to claim that the situation has improved with regards to Boko Haram and the northeast, which has been …

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Nasty Nasir El-Rufai takes official lawlessness in Nigeria to the “Next Level”

7 February 2019 Nigeria’s ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), has claimed the “Next Level” as an election campaign slogan.  However, little did many Nigerians know that this meant the “next level” of violence to the APC governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai. On Tuesday, he said on national television, in response to calls from some quarters for foreign …

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Nigeria’s alleged plans to block internet access during elections is illegal

2 February 2019 On Thursday, the governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike alleged that Nigeria’s federal government, using the National Security Adviser (NSA) had instructed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to work with internet service providers to shutdown internet access during the elections. The presidential (s)election is just two weeks away. Wike claimed: “NSA has met with INEC to …

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Atiku and Obi atikulated why they don’t represent change

31 January 2018 Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) and Peter Obi, his running mate, were interrogated by Kadaria Ahmed on national television last night. Following the train-wreck of a performance from President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo earlier this month, the PDP should be satisfied that they showed Nigerians that they are …

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Buhari’s regime not making much progress on anti-corruption – Transparency International

29 January 2019 In its 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index, Transparency International has revealed that over two thirds of the 180 countries surveyed scored less than 50 on a scale from 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (least corrupt). The report says on Nigeria: “Angola, Nigeria, Botswana, South Africa and Kenya are all important countries to watch, given some promising political developments. The …

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