Category: Nigeria

Nigeria’s flawed poll, corruption, state capture… Africa’s uneven democratic performance

     

Africa’s citizens demand democracy but do not think they are getting it, observers suggest. Afrobarometer [a partner of the National Endowment for Democracy] describes this sub-category as “dissatisfied democrats.” According… Read more »

Winning back trust in Nigeria’s rescheduled elections?

     

  The two major parties contesting Nigerian presidential and parliamentary elections, originally scheduled for last weekend but delayed at the last moment, have said they will continue campaigning despite a… Read more »

Kleptocracy’s ‘stark implications’ for democracy

     

The two main candidates vying to lead Africa’s most populous nation after elections this weekend offer very different choices for reforming this vital industry, between public or private sector-led development…. Read more »

Nigeria’s election: ‘competition in a time of transition & terror’

     

Nigerians will go to the polls to cast votes in national elections on Saturday, February 16. The country has a long history of vote rigging and it has evolved over time. In earlier… Read more »

Transparency key to Nigeria’s ‘critical test of democracy’

     

The U.S. says Nigeria’s upcoming national elections will be “a critical test of democracy” and expresses concern at reports of intimidation and partisanship. The poll looks likely to be a close race between incumbent President… Read more »

Nigeria’s election: human rights on the agenda

     

On February 16, 2019, Nigeria will hold its first national elections since the nation’s peaceful transfer of political power in 2015. While pre-election assessments suggest positive developments by electoral stakeholders,… Read more »

Investigative journalism key to tackling corruption

     

…..…. according to Nigeria’s  Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), which launched its latest publication titled Uncovering Corruption in Nigeria: A Manual for Investigative Journalists, Nigeria’s Vanguard News reports. “The public… Read more »

‘Corrosive kleptocracy’: Nigerian politics in danger of criminal infiltration

     

President Muhammadu Buhari won the last three presidential elections but he was “rigged out of victory,” according to a former US Ambassador. ”I arrived at that conclusion by talking to people… Read more »

Is Nigeria’s democracy fragile ahead of 2019 elections?

     

Is Nigeria’s democracy increasingly fragile or does it give grounds for optimism? Nigeria is the sixth largest electoral democracy in the world, and 2019 will mark 20 years since the… Read more »