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anzania's former President - Jakaya Kikwete, will lead the Commonwealth Observer Group for the general elections in Nigeria, scheduled for 16 February. Read more

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Unless there are alliances of sorts, the stage seems set for a runoff. This is because each of the gubernatorial candidates appears more likely to get the required percentage of votes from only their native Senatorial districts, and not all three. Read more

Opinion

For the benefit of any outsider who may never have witnessed Nigeria’s general elections, the type that is ahead, I offer in this brief note, a description of what to expect, what is already happening in the context of the character, content and Read more

Reuben ABATI

President Muhammadu Buhari reportedly declared in China, last Sunday, that he believes in the idea of free and fair elections, and that he is committed to this pillar of the democratic process. I don’t expect him to say anything otherwise. Read more

Reuben ABATI

Each Governor was reportedly asked by the ruling APC party to bring N250 million ahead of the party’s National Convention. When the public protested, recently, the party disclaimed the news even if it added that it was the responsibility of members Read more

Reuben ABATI

Perhaps what makes this prospect even more believable is the narrative already being peddled that the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari may decide to be a one-term President, and therefore step down from office in 2019. He would be 77 then, Read more

Reuben ABATI

All things considered, I think Nigeria has been punched into coma and only God can bring her back to life! Read more

Opinion

As we prepare to go to the polls tomorrow, I have come before you this morning to express my immense appreciation for the opportunity you gave me to lead this great nation of ours in the past four years. Read more

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President Obama released a message to the Nigerian people to highlight the opportunity that the upcoming elections present for all Nigerians to stand together in rejecting violence and extremism and instead show their support for a more peaceful Read more

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The Pan-Yoruba summit has warned "that the General Elections scheduled to commence on Saturday, March 28, 2015 MUST not be postponed or jeopardised. Yoruba people will not countenance any form of unelected government, be it Government of National Read more

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I was looking forward to being in Nigeria this weekend, writing a preview for the presidential elections at the end of the month. Not the way every Telegraph reader might want to spend their weekend, I grant you, but by foreign correspondents' Read more

Trumpet Nigeria

Nigerians and friends of Nigeria in the United Kingdom (UK) will commence Candlelight Vigils for Democracy in Nigeria in front of the Nigerian High Commission London on Saturday 21 February 2015 from 5pm - 7pm. This will continue every Saturday till Read more

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Who is your choice as the next Governor of Ogun State? Will it be Amosun or Isiaka or Odunsi or Olabode or Olasunbo or Paseda? Cast your vote in this Trumpet Poll now. Read more

Opinion

As Nigeria prepares for the rescheduled elections in March 2015, Trumpet conducts a poll to gauge the electorate's choice as the next President. Read more

Opinion

Jonathan and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are too jittery to go to the polls right now. It appears that they were rattled, feared a likely loss to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the presidential election so they blinked first Read more

Michael EGBEJUMI-DAVID

As Nigeria prepares for Presidential and Legislative elections on 14 February 2015, researchers have presented a paper to Britain's House of Commons about the multiple challenges facing Nigeria. Read more

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I am aghast at the inanity and lack of decorum being spread around by the supposedly “educated” Nigerians, just because of political opportunism and expediency. Do we have a problem with "academic certificates", especially of our leaders and Read more

Akintokunbo A ADEJUMO 1 Comments

No rigging, no cheating, no thuggery, no intimidation, no fear, no deceit. This is democracy at its practical and sustained best. And after the results are announced, it is 99.9% certain that the results are true reflections of the voting. No fights, Read more

Akintokunbo A ADEJUMO 1 Comments