JJ Omojuwa: Ondo Poll And Akeredolu’s Next Challenge

Joshua Omojuwa

 The Independent National Electoral Commission certainly outdid itself in Ondo State, especially when measured against its recent consecutive inconclusive elections. Right from the distribution of electoral materials to accreditation and finally to the election proper, it was quite a swift and smooth transition of events. Is this an indication that INEC has finally woken up […]

#GhanaDecides: Electoral Commission Kicks 13 Aspirants Out From Presidential Election


 Ghana’s electoral commission has disqualified thirteen out of the seventeen presidential hopefuls who filed to run for the election in 2016. Among the disqualified candidates on Monday are two-time aspirant and businessman Papa Kwesi Nduom, and former First Lady Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings. The Electoral Commission Chairperson, Charlotte Osei announced at a news conference that those […]

The End Is Near – Mo Ibrahim Warns African Leaders Against Stealing Elections


 Sudanese-British mobile communication entrepreneur and billionaire Mo Ibrahim has warned African leaders against stealing elections due to fear of leaving office. He said more elections are being subjected to the harsh light of observation, authentication, social media among others and the phenomena of stealing elections will come to an end. Mo sounded the caution at […]

Liberia Parliament Passes Bill to Reserve Seats For Women, Young People And Person With Disability


 Liberia’s House of Representatives has passed a bill that allows for parliamentary seats to be reserved for women, young people and persons with disability. According to the Equal Representation and Participation Bill passed on Thursday, five seats are to be reserved for female politicians, one for youths and one for people with disabilities in the […]

Secession – Will Somaliland Be Africa’s 55th Country?


  Somaliland President Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo recently claimed that more than one million citizens, out of the country’s population of 3.4 million, had signed a petition calling for the international community to recognise Somaliland. Since 1991, and the collapse of the Siad Barre regime in Somalia, the region has declared itself independent. But should it? […]

I Didn’t Know There Was Much Corruption During My Regime – Goodluck Jonathan


 As anti-corruption agencies in Nigeria intensify efforts to recover stolen funds from political office holders who served in the last dispensation, former president Goodluck Jonathan has admitted he was unaware that much corruption occurred under his regime. In a meeting with President Buhari recently, it was gathered that the Bayelsa born politician was shocked when […]