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Bayelsa: Tribunal nullifies election, orders new polls

According to reports coming in from multiple sources (including Punch and Vanguard Newspapers), The Bayelsa Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja has nullified the election of Governor Duoye Diri. Today Monday August 17, 2020, the Justice Mohammed Sirajo-led three-man panel ruled that the election was unlawful based on INEC’S exclusion of Advanced Nigeria Democratic…

Political Godfathers in Nigeria

Political Godfathers in Nigeria

Godfathers” in Nigerian politics don’t usually run for office themselves, but many believe they are the ones who decide the election winners and losers. The conflict arising from godfatherism has become one of the greatest problems facing the Nigerian political system. The holder of the political  position becomes a stooge to his godfather because he…

Inter-Religious Dialogue for National Development

Inter-Religious Dialogue for National Development

Marcus Amudipe   Introduction Religion can be a great tool for social harmony and human development when properly implemented.  Bearing in mind that religion is so sensitive, touchy and volatile in nature, as it could be an instrument of positive change leading to growth in many civilizations. However, paradoxically, it has also served as a…

Nigeria – It is time to reform Governance

Nigeria – It is time to reform Governance

Nigeria – It is time to reform Governance By Segun Aluko   Over the years, Africa’s most populous country, Nigeria has been plagued with bad governance in various forms. For a country that got its independence as far back as 1960, it is disheartening to see that it still has not got so many things…

COVID-19 cases in Africa rise to over 11,900 — WHO

COVID-19 cases in Africa rise to over 11,900 — WHO

The World Health Organisation Regional Office for Africa, says the number of coronavirus cases in Africa has increased to over 11,900. The UN’s health agency gave the update on its official twitter account @WHOAFRO on Friday. “COVID19 cases in Africa rise to over 11,900 – with 1,586 recoveries and 608 deaths reported,’’ it said. The…