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Addressing Electoral Integrity in Africa: Nigeria Case Study

The 2015 general elections was shrouded in controversy over a power-sharing arrangement between groups bifurcated along ethnic, religious and regional lines. This took diverse dimensions at different levels of government. At national level, divisi...

Who is the King Maker in Nigeria: The Voter or the Godfather? Briefing Note On Voter Education and the 2015 Elections in Nigeria

This briefing note discusses the current trends and possible scenarios in the lead up to the 2015 general elections and emphasizes the need for improved voter education. It further highlights challenges voter education faces and offers recommendat...

Ekiti State 2018: Governorship Election

In the forthcoming governorship election in Ekiti State, what will define and shape the outcome of the result is going to be money, and incumbency (both at federal and state) might spice with a monopoly of violence. These two major factors will in...

Women in Elective Offices in Nigeria

Nigeria is a Federal Republic composed of 36 states, with a population figure put at 193,392,517 (98,630,184, 51% males and; 94,762,333, 49% females) as at April 2018 by the National Population Commission (NPC) and the National Bureau of Statist...

Elections in Nigeria 2019: General Elections Frequently Asked Questions

This publication discusses several frequently asked questions regarding the 2019 Nigerian elections. On page 5 the following questions is discussed: What constitutes the 2019 general election? When is the election going to be held? How often doe...

Buharimeter Poll Report

The Buharimeter is an independent monitoring tool that enables Nigerians, scholars and political analysts around the globe to evaluate the implementation of the campaign promises of President Muhammad Buhari and his party, the All Progressives Con...

2018 Osun State Governorship Election: Things to Know

Osun State was carved out of the old Oyo State on August 27, 1991, by the military regime of Ibrahim Babangida. The first democratically elected Governor of the State, Isiaka Adeleke, took office in January 1992 and governed till November 1993, wh...

West Africa Insight Vol 7 no.1: Keeping Track in 2019: Votes, Fake News and Security in West Africa

This edition of West Africa Insight will look ahead to key issues and events set to play out in 2019. In February two of the region’s countries will hold presidential elections. Voters will cast their ballots on 16 February in Nigeria. Ahead of th...

Whatsapp and Nigeria's 2019 Elections : Mobilising the People, Protecting the Vote

“Social media has changed the face of politics in Nigeria.” So said many political candidates, professionals, non-governmental organisation (NGO) and civil society actors, scholars and political advisers interviewed as part of this research projec...

Sorting Fact from Fiction: Nigeria's 2019 Elections

Our methodology during the elections was a highly focused version of our usual fact-checking process. A small team of seven individuals each had individualised functions. We had two spotters who monitored the online space, including Facebook group...

The Godson turned Godfather: Governor Dickson and Bayelsa's 2019 Election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has slated 16 November 2019 for off-cycle gubernatorial elections in Bayelsa and Kogi States. These will be the first major elections to be conducted by INEC since the 2019 general elections. Th...

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