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Senate President, Bukola Saraki

ANALYSIS: 13 factors that ‘triggered’ Saraki’s fall in Kwara

The Kwara APC “O to ge!” mantra against Bukola Saraki would go down as the most potent campaign mantra in the general elections.

President Muhammadu Buhari

ANALYSIS: How Buhari’s votes changed significantly in key states compared to 2015

In Kano State, Mr Buhari scored almost 500,000 fewer votes than he did in 2015.

PRESIDENT BUHARI PRESIDES OVER SIGN OF NSEZCOM AND ITS INVESTMENT PARTNERS 0A. President Muhammadu Buhari Speaking during the signing of agreements between Afreximbank, BOI and NSIA with Nigeria Special Economic Zones Investment Company (NSEZCOM) held at the Council Chambers, State House in Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. FEB 8, 2019

FEATURE: Special Economic Zones as new frontiers for Nigeria’s industrialization

Special economic zones hold much more promise for Nigeria and the rest of the African continent, underlining why the Buhari administration is investing heavily in them

Chambers of the Nigerian Senate used to illustrate the story.

ANALYSIS: 10 ‘ranking’ senators who will return to National Assembly

INEC has announced at least 80 senators who won the elections in their senatorial districts.

President Muhammadu Buhari resumes office 5

ANALYSIS: What Nigerians should expect from Buhari’s second term

Mr Buhari and his team will be expected to hit the ground running, proffering solutions to Nigeria’s most pressing challenges.

Oby Ezekwesili at the presidential debate. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter handle of Channels TV]

ANALYSIS: Scorecard of women’s participation in Nigeria’s 2019 elections

All six women presidential candidates have withdrawn their candidacy and will not be standing for elections with their male counterparts.

Godswill Akpabio

ANALYSIS: Akpabio fights toughest battle for political dominance in Akwa Ibom

Godswill Akpabio, the former governor, faces the toughest political battle of his life.

Atiku Abubakar and Muhammadu Buhari

ANALYSIS: Buhari, Atiku and the battle for votes in Nigeria’s six regions

Atiku Abubakar of the PDP is the main challenger to President Muhammadu Buhari.

Gov. Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State [Photo: The Guardian Nigeria]

Amosun fights for political survival in Ogun senatorial race

In spite of the odds, Mr Amosun stands taller than his opponents in Saturday’s senatorial contest.

Ms Mary Remarkable

Woman risks life to bring succour to neglected Nigerian oil-community

A 23-year old woman has earned praises for embarking on a rare humanitarian visit to a neglected oil-producing community in Akwa Ibom state, South-south of Nigeria.

Voters checking their names in PU 4 ward 5, Oshogbo.

Election Postponement: INEC, professors “worried” about voter turnout

The legitimacy of the elections, coming amid high passions especially after the postponement, would be determined after the exercise.

Senate President, Bukola Saraki

ANALYSIS: Will Saraki survive the “O to ge” revolt in Kwara Central?

Many residents opine the election will ‘shake’ Mr Saraki’s political structure ”but would not consume him”.

Atiku Abubakar and Muhammadu Buhari

ANALYSIS: 2019 Presidential Election: How the battle will be fought and won

We analyse the factors that may determine the outcome of Nigeria’s 2019 presidential election.

Executive Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai

INTERVIEW: Why Atiku was not arrested in America — Governor El-Rufai

Governor El-Rufai speaks about his controversial ‘body bag’ comment, his relationship with other Kaduna politicians, and his chances in the coming election.

Map showing registered voters across geopolitical zones. [CREDIT: George Kaduna]

The key figures that matter in Nigeria’s 2019 general elections

These are the key figures watchers of Nigeria’s 2019 general elections need to note as the follow the poll.

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.