Nigeria Decides 2023: Essays

MC Oluomo

The Conductor of Chaos MC Oluomo’s Dangerous Rise and Rhetoric

MC Oluomo, who rose from being a bus conductor to one of the most feared political henchmen in southwest Nigeria represents a crude brand of state-backed political instruments. As the leader of the NURTW, he has over the years allegedly been at the centre of political subjugation, playing an important, albeit terrible role in shaping the politics of Lagos State. 

How to Not Waste Your Vote What Voter Turnout Will Mean in the 2023 Elections

Since its return to democratic rule in 1999, Nigeria has enjoyed uninterrupted democracy. The nation has conducted six successive electoral cycles. These elections, however, are occasionally flawed and often marked by violence. Additionally, a constant issue that has beguiled the process of electing leaders is the issue of low voter turnout and voter apathy.

A Compendium of Controversial Pairings APC’s Muslim/Muslim Ticket and Nigeria’s 2023 Presidential Elections

Nigeria has not endured such high decibels of uproar and frenzy over the religious affiliations of a presidential/vice-presidential ticket pairing since 1979. Not only did Tinubu’s announcement on 10 July 2022, cause a nationwide discourse mill, it also fundamentally shaped the personnel positions, campaign strategies, and politicking steps of numerous parties.

Voting For Nigeria’s Potential The 2023 Elections Matter but Have Nigerians Suffered Enough?

As Nigeria approaches yet another crossroad, many have cause to reflect on the country’s progress, its pitfalls and its hopes. Few people will deny that the country is full of ‘potential’, and yet, almost 63 years after independence, Nigeria is yet to actualize the full extent of its potential. The pressing question on our mind is: why has Nigeria not been able to convincingly begin its journey towards meeting key development goals?