All the 109 seats in the Senate are up for election as is the case with all the 360 seats in the House of Representatives.
Author: Reuben Abati
I intend to identify some of these and reflect on them, as we all begin to count down to this year’s major elections.
This certainly promises to be an interesting year for Africa where a total of 24 general, legislative and local elections would take place in the course of the year in Republics of Benin, Comoros, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Somaliland, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Togo and Zimbabwe. For a continent that has had issues of military truncation of democratic processes or threats thereof in recent times – Libya, Egypt, Congo, Burundi, Central African Republic, Ethiopian, Mali, Guinea Bissau, Chad – any indication of the sustenance of democracy…
Many Nigerians will remember 2022 as the year of scarcity: the scarcity of money, petrol, aviation fuel, civility, and unity
But the President’s position on the financial autonomy of local governments is most deserving of further emphasis.
The train was less than 20 minutes to its Rigasa station destination. The terrorists opened fire on the hapless travelers.
“Oh, bros., no vex. You know say the kin Nigeria we dey so, person suppose take caution. Anybody can just come to your door and call a known name, you open door, dem go kidnap you.”
Now in 2022, he presented himself as an advocate for power shift to the South, and his good self as presidential candidate.
He stood up and did some small jumping up and down to show that all was well and his doctors confirmed same to be true.
Abiola was a Yoruba man. He won convincingly in more than the two-thirds of the states required by the Constitution.
The parties said they were facing serious constraints. INEC refused. Its excuse was that any extension at all would disrupt the schedule of activities and that the electoral process being time-sensitive was not something the Commission or anyone could toy with. Political parties were further admonished to develop a culture of discipline and respect for rules.
The 2023 general elections may well turn out to be the most problematic since the country’s return to democratic rule in 1999.
To resolve the matter, the Supreme Court in addition to its panel of seven Justices invited five Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) as amici curiae (friends of the Court).
My own take is that Gbajabiamila has raised a very fundamental question about Nigeria’s leadership recruitment process.
Eguavoen was further used to justify the fact that there are good indigenous coaches who only needed to be given a chance.
The standards of old have disappeared. Nigeria’s places of learning have become environments of strife and chaos.
History transforms people and creates enduring magic, lumping together event, identity, and symbolism in a notable capsule.
With return to civilian rule in 1999, civil society, praised for its commitment to the major task of saving Nigeria, more or less relaxed
The politics of state creation has been one of the most volatile issues at the heart of the national question in Nigeria.
By 2015, the forces of elite conspiracy and ethno-religious myopism, organised an acidic campaign against the Jonathan Presidency and got him out of office.