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    Buhari vs Atiku: Can you predict the winner?

Buhari vs Atiku: Can you predict the winner?

The D-Day is here. President Muhammadu Buhari, flying the flag of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, of the Peoples Democratic Party, will battle it out in the presidential poll on Saturday. Who do you fancy to win what may turn out to be the most fiercely contented presidential election in Nigeria's history? Below are the profiles [...]

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    CDD ANALYSIS: 2019 presidential race to be the tightest ever

CDD ANALYSIS: 2019 presidential race to be the tightest ever

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) election analysis centre has projected a tight race in the 2019 presidential election holding on Saturday.The centre, which is in partnership with TheCable, released its final analysis on Friday night with the conclusion that "this will be the first time Nigeria election would be indeed too close to call".THE FULL ANALYSISIn the presidential [...]

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    IN DETAIL: Ganduje can’t give Buhari 5m votes… what we learnt from PVC figures

IN DETAIL: Ganduje can’t give Buhari 5m votes… what we learnt from PVC figures

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, cannot statistically deliver five million votes to President Muhammadu Buhari in his state as he earlier promised.An analysis by TheCable of the latest statistics released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) shows that while Kano has 5,457,747 registered voters, only 4,696,747 collected their biometric cards. If every voter in Kano were to vote for Buhari, [...]

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    FACT CHECK: Did Sanusi ask Nigerians to vote for Atiku?

FACT CHECK: Did Sanusi ask Nigerians to vote for Atiku?

With the rescheduled presidential election a few days away, the social media has come alive again (as if it was ever sleep). In a broadcast that has been trending since Monday, Muhammadu Sanusi II, the emir of Kano, is quoted to have asked Nigerians to vote for Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Since the emir [...]

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    CLOSE-UP: This is Ahmad Mu’azu, the man in charge of INEC logistics

CLOSE-UP: This is Ahmad Mu’azu, the man in charge of INEC logistics

There has been a lot of confusion on who actually is in charge of the logistics at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) since the chaos that resulted in the rescheduling of the general election.Initially, the social media was buzzing with the news that it was Amina Zakari, the national commissioner who was in the news for being related to [...]

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    Meet Wendy, Nigeria’s NASA whizz who is the ‘most promising engineer in US government’

Meet Wendy, Nigeria’s NASA whizz who is the ‘most promising engineer in US government’

One of Nigeria's greatest strength -- and perhaps weakness -- is her ability to make global headlines for birthing some of the most ingenious people to have walked the planet.Today, on this episode of Nigeria's talent export is Wendy Okolo, one of the first black women to bag a doctorate -- not honorary -- degree in aerospace engineering, anywhere on [...]

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    Ballot-snatching: Here’s what the law prescribes for offenders

Ballot-snatching: Here’s what the law prescribes for offenders

On Monday, President Muhammadu Buhari said anyone planning to snatch ballot boxes during the elections will do so at the expense of his own life.The president, who spoke at an emergency meeting of leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja, warned against interference in the electoral process.Buhari hinted that he had given security agencies the go-ahead to be [...]

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    THE INSIDER: How INEC’s in-fighting, inexperience messed up Feb 16 elections

THE INSIDER: How INEC’s in-fighting, inexperience messed up Feb 16 elections

By Wednesday, February 13, 2019, experienced members of staff and management of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) knew that the February 16 presidential and national assembly elections would not hold -- no matter the magic. But because of the pervading atmosphere of mutual distrust and suspicion at the commission, people went about their businesses in hushed tones, preparing for [...]

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    Postponed Polls: Here are the three conspiracy theories

Postponed Polls: Here are the three conspiracy theories

Millions of Nigerians went to bed on Friday evening hoping to wake up on Saturday to cast their votes. By the time they woke up on Saturday, a familiar story had played out: the elections had been postponed. For the third successive general election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) failed to keep its oft-repeated promise of "we're ready".Immediately, theories [...]

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    FLASHBACK: In 2011, INEC moved elections after voting had started!

FLASHBACK: In 2011, INEC moved elections after voting had started!

Many Nigerians have expressed disappointment that the 2019 general election was postponed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) less than 10 hours to the commencement of the voting process.What about this? In 2011, voting had actually started in some parts of the country when INEC announced that the election had been moved by two days!The national assembly elections were [...]

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