November 2021

Muiz Banire > 2021 > November

Anambra poll and politicians’ self deception

The governorship election held in Anambra State on Saturday the 6th day of November, 2021. The threats of forestalling the election from holding by the “liberation fighters” of the Independent Peoples’ of Biafra (IPOB) gave way to the election and impressively, the people of Anambra came out en masse to cast their votes, this relative to the no election song that preceded the eventual conduct of the  election.   The atmosphere was vivaciously charged in most polling units as all parties expected victory at the end of the day. Even the most hopeless by reasonable electoral calculations and forecasts was still expecting...

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Rotational Presidency and the future of Nigeria (2)

Equally instructive is that the provisions of the Constitution remain binding on all and sundry.  Although it is often contended that the provisions of Chapter 2 of the Constitution are not justiciable but the truth is that it mandates all organs of government, not only to uphold it but to promote it. In this regard, the case of ATTORNEY GENERAL, ONDO STATE V. ATTORNEY GENERAL, FEDERATION is instructive. Section 13 of the constitution under the Fundamental Objectives and Directive Principles of States Policy states that  “ it shall be the duZty and responsibility of all organs of government, and of...

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Rotational Presidency and the future of Nigeria (1)

If there is any subject that is favourably competing with the state of insecurity in Nigeria today, it is certainly the issue of presidential zoning in the coming 2023 elections.   The only other issue tailing that will be issue of the entitlement to the collection of the value added tax between the federation and some states.   This issue of value added tax collection, just as that of rotational presidency, has largely pitched majority of the Northern states against the Southern states. In virtually all conversations recently, this issue of which region or zone the next president of Nigeria should come from is...

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