More notes on the elections, By Reuben Abati

Nigeria, March 28 -- The prevalence of the comic spirit is one of those distinctive features of Nigerian life and society - one of those things that make us who we are - our capacity to turn every sea... Read More

Nigeria: Beyond the elections, By Reuben Abati

Nigeria, March 21 -- Nigerians looked forward to their just concluded State elections - Gubernatorial and State Houses of Assembly - held on Saturday 18 March, with fervent hope that their expectation... Read More

Before Nigeria's 18 March elections, By Reuben Abati

Nigeria, March 14 -- After the 25 February presidential and National Assembly elections, now heavily disputed, Nigeria goes to the polls again on 18 March to elect governors and members of state legis... Read More

Nigeria: 25 February and the aftermath, By Reuben Abati

Nigeria, March 7 -- Nigeria held its Presidential and National Assembly elections on Saturday, February 25, across all the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory. It was the mos... Read More

Nigeria 2023: The best and worst of times, By Reuben Abati

Nigeria, Feb. 28 -- The best way to describe what has happened to Nigeria in the last 72 hours, beginning with the country's first set of general elections on Saturday, 25 February is to echo Charles ... Read More

Before Nigeria decides 2023., By Reuben Abati

Nigeria, Feb. 21 -- It is yet another moment of transition for Nigeria as the country goes to the polls in 4 days' time to elect a new President and members of the National Assembly in what amounts to... Read More

2023 elections and the danger of violence, By Reuben Abati

Nigeria, Feb. 14 -- In Africa, this year, there would be a total of more than 10 general elections in countries across the continent, particularly Sierra Leone in June, Sudan in July, Zimbabwe in July... Read More

INEC, CBN and the weekend of extensions, By Reuben Abati

Nigeria, Jan. 31 -- Over the weekend, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) decided to extend the deadline for the collection of Permanent Voters Cards (popularly known as PVCs) by an a... Read More

The Chatham House effect,By Reuben Abati

Nigeria, Jan. 17 -- There seems to be a scramble, a rush, by Nigerian politicians, and political candidates for appearance at or association with Chatham House in London, the policy think tank establi... Read More

2023: Before the elections, By Reuben Abati

Nigeria, Jan. 3 -- This certainly promises to be an interesting year for Africa where a total of 24 general, legislative and local elections would take place in the course of the year in Republics of ... Read More