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‘Underage voting is not new, and certainly not wrong!’

In Nigeria, only persons above the age of 18 are eligible to vote in an election. Therefore, anyone below 18 is regarded as underaged and consequently ineligible. However, while explaining and justifying underage voting as characteristic of Nigerian elections over the years and particularly in the 2019 elections, Professor Adekelvin…

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#NigeriaDecides2019: Why you need to sell your votes

Election days are special days. And special days often come with special offers and surprises. One of such offers which politicians and voters alike are carefully awaiting to give — and take — is vote buying. Take a breather. I’m aware, as written in the section 124 of the Electoral…

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‘How do we survive for four years if we don’t sell our votes?!’

“Take for instance, the last time we had an election. My family was given two bags full of Kuli Kuli and Garri to Vote for Party A. On the election day, party B offered us a cylinder full of groundnut and some bags of Garri. That is what we have been eating for the past 4 years. And it only finished just yesterday, this yesterday”.

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