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Anambra: Governorship aspirant cautions youth against electoral violence

Anambra: Governorship aspirant cautions youth against electoral violenceBy Joy Mbachi Mr. Godwin Ezeemo, candidate for governor for the November 6 elections in Anambra, urged young people to avoid being used to perpetrate electoral violence of any form in the country. Ezeemo, who is aspiring to run for governor for the third time on the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) platform, made the call during a press briefing in Awka on Friday. The midshipman, who was reacting to the attack on former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Charles Soludo, urged young people to see themselves as the future rulers of the state and the country. Politics is not a do-or-die, he said, so young people should not allow themselves to be used to perpetrate election violence. Ezeemo advised aspirants not to heat up the political regime but to conduct themselves in the most civilized manner, as one person would be the governor at the same time and sportsmanship […]

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Niger political veterans face off in presidential vote

Niger voted Sunday in a presidential run-off between two political heavyweights that is set to bring about the first democratic transition of power in the coup-prone country’s history. The world’s poorest nation according to the UN’s development benchmark covering 189 countries, Niger is also struggling with jihadist insurgencies that have spilled over from Mali and Nigeria.
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Calls for inclusive politics rebound as stakeholders brainstorm on party reforms

Stakeholders in the electoral process have renewed calls for inclusiveness in politics to promote the participation of under-represented groups in Nigeria, including youths, women and persons with disabilities in the process of decision making. The stakeholders made their positions at a meeting on political party reforms, organized by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Election […] Read Full Story

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Nigeria’s brand of multiparty system

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