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  • Digital Democracy: NASS Playing Donkey Business with Electronic Transfer of Votes

      There seems to be a lot of donkey business in the National Assembly this week. Firstly a constitutional debate…

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  • The only thing worse than a ban on Twitter is a ban on Twitter that doesn’t work!

    This decision has clearly been taken because the government thinks Twitter is being used to make it look bad. But…

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  • Nigeria is falling apart! How are we going to fix it?

    The 2023 election may feel like a long way off, but the battle to succeed President Buhari is already underway.…

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  • A nation that only exists on paper? Osinbajo is right – leaders must speak up in the name of unity if Nigeria is to endure

      I am almost as old as Nigeria itself – and in all my time on Earth I have never…

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  • 1 in 4 Nigerians don’t trust the government to save their lives. And that’s a problem

    Nigeria’s rollout of the coronavirus vaccine had begun – and almost 300,000 of us are already considerably safer as a…

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  • Uganda elections 2021: Facebook shuts government-linked accounts

    Facebook has shut down accounts it says are linked to the Ugandan government, only days before elections for a new…

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  • 2023 elections and danger of ‘deepfake’ technology to Nigerian democracy

    In 2018, Nigeria suffered international embarrassment when President Muhammadu Buhari was forced to deny online claims that he had died…

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  • On INEC, digital democracy and public trust

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has apparently turned its nose up at electronic voting – claiming Nigerians don’t trust…

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  • Why Bitcoin ban undermines digital progress and damages public trust

    Nigeria’s latest anti-corruption chief, Abdulrasheed Bawa has his work cut out. I mean, how are the people of Nigeria supposed…

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  • Need to safeguard Nigeria’s democracy with constitutional amendment

    Myanmar recently sees internet blackouts followed by a military coup. This is a development that Nigeria and other fragile democracies…

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