In Nigeria, appeals arising from governorship and presidential elections terminate at the Supreme Court
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The chance for peace and dialogue might have been missed. A civil war, for some, and a war between two countries for others, is more likely than not underway in the Cameroons.
Local groups are urging Nigerians to get fully involved in the political process that would determine their leaderships
Funmi Ilori drives vans packed with books to poor areas of Lagos to help children discover a love of reading
A panel discussion about the impact of past and present corruption on the state of Nigerian democracy
The unending comments on the letter by former President Olusegun Obasanjo chastising President Muhammadu Buhari for alleged
Nigeria’s borrowed presidential constitution has revealed greater potential for unity and stability than the erstwhile parliamentary system
The African Bar Association called on Nigeria to release the abductees within 48 hours of receiving its letter or face legal action in international and local courts.
So fundamental is the diminished role of the legislature that it constitutes the make or break factor
Anglophones have decried the fact that the more than 50 years old regime of Yaounde exploited their vulnerability resulting from their being expended by Britain. Yaounde has gone on to treat them as second-class citizens.