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How a defaced campaign poster triggered death, violence in Rivers’ community

The Rivers’ Commission is probing killings, and destruction of properties, during the 2015 elections.

Mary Paul, pregnant with her seventh child, watches one of her children munch a stick of boiled corn for her breakfast

Boko Haram: How Abuja Minister, Bala Mohammed, sacked, humiliated IDPs to please President Jonathan

Sacked by Boko Haram, then humiliated by the FCT administration – The touching story of Waru Boko Haram refugees

LIST – New House of Reps Members for Nigeria’s 8th National Assembly

Generally, most of the Reps that would make up the 8th National Assembly posses at least a bachelors degree. Only 26 ​m​embers ho​l​d only ​Secondary School Certificate.

APC will not discriminate against women -​ Party’s women leader

The APC women leader talks about her party’s plans for Nigerian women.

Former Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba

This Is IGP Suleiman Abba’s Maiden Speech: Did he keep his word?

INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE SULEIMAN ABBA SPEECH MAIDEN SPEECH BY THE 17TH INDIGENOUS INSPECTOR-GENERAL OF POLICE, IGP SULEIMAN ABBA, NPM, mni, 1st  AUGUST, 2014 Ladies and Gentlemen, It is my distinct honour to stand before you as your new Inspector General of Police. I’m both excited and humbled by this privilege to serve this outstanding […]

Nuhu Ribadu

ANALYSIS: Why Nuhu Ribadu lost Adamawa governorship election, By Zayyad Muhammad

“Mr. Ribadu was the best governor Adamawa couldn’t have. He fought a good battle, but PDP’s extreme unpopularity made his platform very weak.”

CDD ANALYSIS: Factors to consider in Nigeria’s 2015 Governorship, House of Assembly Elections

It also stated the possible flashpoints prior to the gubernatorial elections.

FILE PHOTO: Nuhu Ribadu smiles to himself as fans cheer during a rally

ANALYSIS: In Adamawa it is competence vs sentiments

Ribadu’s personal attributes of integrity, honesty, incorruptibility and passion are rare virtues that we should stake all to have in a leader especially in corruption-battered Adamawa state.

CDD REPORT: Matters arising from Voting Phase of Nigeria 2015 Presidential, National Assembly Elections

“The conduct of the 2015 Presidential and National Assembly elections recorded mixed outcomes.”

Presidential Election: How Buhari, Jonathan will fare in 36 States #NigeriaDecides

While there are 14 Presidential Candidates, the race is really between Messrs Buhari and Jonathan.

Nigeria’s Election: Who is winning the Twitter War? By Tobi Oluwatola

The analysis included a raw count of words that most frequently occur in all the tweets

FILE PHOTO: Voters casting their vote (3)

#NigeriaDecides: 2015 Elections and the Geography of Electoral Conflicts, By CDD

”For the 2015 elections, some states have emerged as “swing states” – where the outcome is currently unpredictable between the PDP and APC”

FACT-CHECK: First lady, Patience Jonathan, wrong to claim 70% of ministers are women

Nigeria’s first lady has claimed that 70% of the ministers serving in her husband’s cabinet are women. But their share is less than half that.

Muhammadu Buhari talking

Nigeria2015: Can Buhari upset the apple cart?

Can the former army general win the presidential election after three attempts?

ANALYSIS: The Presidential Journey of Goodluck Jonathan

Through a patch goodluck and controversy, Mr. Jonathan has weathered through to seek a second term as Nigeria’s president.

ANALYSIS: 2015 elections hold no promise for improved women representation in Nigerian politics

Nigerian women have not had it smooth in terms of representation in top public office.

In election year, Nigeria’s press feeling the pressure

Journalists fear they may be targeted ahead, during or after the elections.

A Dinner with President Jonathan, by Ibanga Isine

“I left the Villa that night thinking hard. I thought about a lot of things. Does Mr. Jonathan live that modest lifestyle or was it just staged?”

ANALYSIS: In Oyo, no landslide as 2 ex-Governors haunted by ‘Agodi jinx’ battle incumbent

A former Senate leader who holds the Peoples Democratic Party’s governorship ticket, could spring a surprise.

World’s best teacher wins N200 million prize, donates money to school

Ms Kahura, the only African in the top ten, comes from a family of teachers and showed interest in teaching from when she was a child.

ANALYSIS: Jonathan will win 2015 election by slim margin — Research group, Eurasia

Political research group, Eurasia, presents its analysis of the 2015 presidential election. In this assessment, February, Eurasia tips President Goodluck Jonathan for a narrow victory over Muhammadu Buhari. § We lower our probability of President Jonathan’s re-election to 55% as an energized Buhari campaign gains momentum in swing regions. § The issues of weak security […]

ANALYSIS: Research group, Eurasia, predicts big win for Buhari

Eurasia group reverses its prediction of a narrow win for President Goodluck Jonathan, and gives Muhammadu Buhari a 60 per cent win.

ANALYSIS: In changing tide, Labour Party rallies against PDP in Cross River

After some of Cross River’s political heavyweights moved to Labour Party, the ruling PDP now faces its biggest test yet.

I used to eat from dustbins – Governor Akpabio

Many Nigerians now consider the governor one of Nigeria’s most profligate public officials.

A cross section of Civilian JTF fighters in the North-East

Baga Massacre: “It Got to a Point that Soldiers Offered us their Guns” – Civilian JTF

We came out and fought them. We were instructed to stand back for the airstrikes.