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Nigerians get ready to cast their vote on February 16. EPA-EFE/Stringer

What to expect as 84 million Nigerians go to the polls

Nigerians get ready to cast their vote on February 16.

The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Oby Ezekwesili in Premium Times office.

ANALYSIS: How Ezekwesili’s withdrawal affects Nigeria’s chance of a female president

No woman has emerged president, vice president or even an elected governor in the 19 years of Nigeria’s recent democracy.

Eunice Atuejide

INTERVIEW: I will sue Buhari if he wins – Opposition Presidential Candidate

Mrs Atuejide says she will keep running for president for as long as it takes her to win

President Muhammadu Buhari attends a campaign rally ahead of the 16 February elections. EPA-EFE/Stringer

Nigeria has a history of dodgy elections: will it be different this time?

Nigeria is preparing for its general election. But will it be credible?

INEC office signpost

FOR THE RECORD: 2019 Elections: INEC List of Registered Voters in 36 States, FCT

According to INEC, Lagos, Kano, Kaduna, Katsina and Rivers have the highest numbers of registered voters.

Governor Nasir El-Rufai

Why Buhari, Obasanjo are quarreling –El-Rufai

Mr El-Rufai speaks on the row between President Buhari and former President Obasanjo, and PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

Sat Guru Maharaj Ji [Photo: PREMIUM TIMES - Ben Ezeamalu]

INTERVIEW: I have the authority to make Buhari president – Sat Guru Maharaj Ji

In this interview with PREMIUM TIMES’ Ben Ezeamalu, the self-acclaimed Black Jesus and Living Perfect Master, Sat Guru Maharaj Ji, bares his mind on the forthcoming general elections, the Not-Too-Young-To-Run legislation, and his relationship with Nigerian church leaders.

The senator representing Kaduna Central in the National Assembly, Shehu Sani

INTERVIEW: APC is finished if Buhari loses election – Shehu Sani

Mr Sani, the senator for Kaduna central, says the Buhari administration deceived Nigerians on the restructuring of Nigeria.

Rashidi Ladoja

INTERVIEW: Why my impeachment was good for Nigeria – Ladoja

Mr Ladoja also speaks on the role of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo and late Lamidi Adedibu.

A campaign rally used to illustrate the story

ANALYSIS: How Nigerian politicians, supporters use fake news as campaign strategy

Despite efforts made to eradicate fake news from the media, the menace persists as Nigerians prepare for general elections.

Adebayo Adelabu

INTERVIEW: Seven areas I will focus on if elected Oyo governor – APC candidate Adelabu

Adebayo Adelabu also speaks on campaign finance and his relationship with other Oyo APC governorship candidates.

Aliko-Dangote-1062x598

‘How Dangote will end importation of ‘Tokunbo’ cars in Nigeria’

The acting Managing Director/CEO, Dangote Peugeot Automobile Nigeria, Ibrahim Gachi, speaks with the Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission.

Vice President of the Nigeria Cricket Federation, Uyi Akpata in Lagos.

INTERVIEW: How we are developing Cricket in Nigeria-NCF Vice President

An official speaks on the five strategic pillars the federation is using to revamp the sports.

Dumo Lulu-Briggs, the Governorship candidate of the Accord Party in Rivers State

INTERVIEW: Why Gov. Wike is a failure, and how I will transform Rivers – Dumo Lulu-Briggs

Mr Lulu-Briggs says the solution to transforming Rivers State is to kidnap unemployment. “My economic policy is to light the Olympic torch of prosperity in Rivers State,” he says.

Deputy Senate President_Ike_Ekweremadu

INTERVIEW: How constituency projects became institutionalised in Nigeria and how I utilise mine – Ekweremadu

Mr Ekweremadu also speaks on the various benefits his constituency projects have brought for residents of Enugu-West.

Participants at the cancer awareness march in Abuja

World Cancer Day: How to avoid, detect, treat cancer

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) says 70,327 Nigerians died from cancer in 2018, while 115,950 new cases of the disease were recorded the same year.

Oseremen Aisuodionoe-Shadrach, health expert on prostate cancer.

World Cancer Day: What men should know about prostate cancer — Professor

Prostate cancer is a leading cancer diagnosis and cause of cancer-related deaths among men

President Muhammadu Buhari

ANALYSIS: 2019 Election: Afenifere and politics of Buhari, Atiku endorsements

Now that political interests of the region’s leaders are irreconcilable, as evidenced in the contrast of political aspirations, Afenifere is again shredded along fault lines.

Khadijah 14 years at the Hisbah Board.

In northern Nigeria, drug abuse remains a problem among women

Drug addiction is gradually taking its toll among females in northern Nigeria.

Sumayya Abubakar, the girl still in captivity by the bandits in Zamfara State. To be executed within 24 hours if demand is not met.

INTERVIEW: How kidnappers killed my co-detainee, made me lose pregnancy – Zamfara Woman

Sumayya Abubakar was pregnant when she and her twin daughters were abducted in Dauran town in Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State October last year. Her abductors threatened to kill her after the family said it could not raise the N20 million ransom they demanded.The kidnappers told Mrs Abubakar’s father on the telephone that […]

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai

INTERVIEW: Buhari should have signed Electoral Act amendment bill – El-Rufai

Nasir El-Rufai also speaks on CJN Walter Onnoghen and the politics of Kaduna State.

Prof. Isaac Adewole. Minister of Health

INTERVIEW: How we’ll disburse N55bn fund across Nigeria, implement health act – Minister

Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF) is a major provision of the act for health funding which government, included in the budget.

Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr

INTERVIEW: My plans for Super Eagles in 2019 – Rohr

Gernot Rohr also speaks on his plan for Mikel Obi and bringing new players into the Super Eagles.

Mr and Mrs Ogbanje, Ochanya's parents

My horrible encounter with Ochanya’s alleged abuser – Victim’s sister speaks (1)

The 13-year-old Ochanya who suffered from Vesico-Vaginal Fistula (VVF) after being serially raped is yet to get justice even in death.

Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen, Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) [Photo Credit: The Guardian]

ANALYSIS: Suspension of CJN Onnoghen: An illegal executive coup against a recalcitrant chief judicial officer

A number of urgent steps must be taken to save the Judiciary from further assault and embarrassment, and Nigeria from further international humiliation.