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November 29, 2022

The Nigerian Voter is a series that seeks to understand the motivations that drive the voting decisions of Nigerians — why they vote, how they choose their candidates, why some have never voted, and their wildest stories around elections. This week’s subject of The Nigerian Voter is Kachi*, a businessman in his late 30s who […]

November 28, 2022

If you’re a Nigerian student feeling discouraged from pursuing a tertiary education because you can’t afford tuition fees, we have good news for you! You’ll soon be able to get a student loan from the government with zero interest! How’s this possible? The Student Loan Bill provides public university students with financial assistance through the […]

November 28, 2022

Just hours to the planned November 26, 2022 resumption of operations on the Abuja-Kaduna railway corridor, the Federal Government announced a postponement. It’s not the first time the government has postponed a planned resumption since terrorists attacked the railway corridor in March. But more than the government’s erratic announcements and postponements, Nigerians remain worried about […]

November 27, 2022

It seems like Nigerians aren’t the only ones concerned about the 2023 elections, even our colonisers have taken some interest as well. Considering that our immigration rate to the United Kingdom has increased to 64% in one year, it’s not exactly surprising. The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, has warned all political parties […]

November 25, 2022

Just three months to the start of the 2023 elections, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Abdullahi Adamu, started a beef with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). It wasn’t about electoral violence or vote buying but rather a new feature of the 2023 elections. The APC national chairman believes Nigeria […]

November 24, 2022

If we asked you to describe the 2023 presidential election campaigns, what word would you use?  Whichever word just ran through your mind, we know it doesn’t rhyme with “boring” or “dry”, because the campaign season has been entertaining.  Millions of Nigerian voters have picked their candidates for the 2023 presidential election, but we won’t […]

November 23, 2022

The Nigerian Voter is a series that seeks to understand the motivations that drive the voting decisions of Nigerians — why they vote, how they choose their candidates, why some have never voted, and their wildest stories around elections. The subject of today’s The Nigerian Voter is Abubakar, a 28-year-old project manager and a member […]

November 23, 2022

Nearly a month after announcing the plan to give naira banknotes a makeover, President Muhammadu Buhari and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, Godwin “Meffy” Emefiele, gleamed with pride when they unveiled the new ₦‎200, ₦500, and ₦1,000 notes on November 23, 2022. Naturally, the redesigned notes were bound to stir reactions and Nigerians […]

November 22, 2022

On November 22, 2022, the Abuja division of the Federal High Court ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to resume the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise. The ruling was based on a lawsuit filed by four Nigerians who accused the commission of depriving Nigerians the right to register to vote ahead of the 2023 […]

November 22, 2022

Peter Gregory Obi has gone from a dismissed, little-known candidate to a household name in the race for Nigeria’s 2023 presidential election. Since May 2022 when the Labour Party (LP) candidate made the controversial switch from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), there have been rallies, lawsuits, allegations, and even a passionate and unified ‘Obidient’ force […]

November 21, 2022

Since Atiku Abubakar won the presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in May 2022, he’s known no peace from people within his own party. A group of PDP governors known as the G5 has been pressing his neck frustrating his sixth attempt to become Nigeria’s president. The G5 recently visited party chieftain, Bode […]

November 19, 2022

For the next few days, Zikoko Citizen has partnered with Daria Media to bring exclusive coverage of “The Candidates”, a series of presidential town halls where each candidate gets to speak to the electorate on their plans for Nigeria.  November 18, 2022, was day two of ‘The Candidates’ and the turn of the African Action […]

November 18, 2022

This week, we announced our partnership with Daria Media for a series of presidential town halls called “The Candidates”, and promised exclusive gist on every one of the candidates.  And now, we are here to give you all the tea. [Source: FreePik] The series started on November 17, 2022, with Prince Adewole Adebayo and his […]

November 17, 2022

Nigerian students across the country have received a fresh wave of disappointment from their lecturers, as the Federal Government (FG)  bluntly refused to pay the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) their full salaries. Why is FG holding lecturers’ salaries? Even though the government may be making a diss move towards ASUU, their actions are […]

November 16, 2022

On 15 November 2022, a war began between eight local domestic airlines and stakeholders of a brand new airline, Nigeria Air.  The war came in the form of a court order from the domestic airlines which demanded that Nigeria Air stakeholders halt their launch and withdraw its Air Transport License.  The stakeholders in question are […]

November 16, 2022

Can there ever be a dull moment with Bola Ahmed Tinubu? It seems very unlikely, as the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate always seems to break the internet with political gaffes, proof of life jpegs, and even his absence from political events. The latest news on Tinubu is the APC presidential campaign in Plateau, […]

November 15, 2022

If there was anything we learned on Monday, it is that nobody is above political breakfast. The Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi got his in the form of a ₦50 million lawsuit from an activist, Wale Ojo-Lanre, on the use of a toddler, Chioma as a “poster child” in his political rally in […]

November 15, 2022

Nearly four months after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ended its last batch of voter registrations, it has released the official register of confirmed voters.  I have taken a closer look at the register so you don’t have to. To help you, here are some of the major highlights, with context.   An explanation of […]

November 15, 2022

The Nigerian Voter is a series that seeks to understand the motivations that drive the voting decisions of Nigerians — why they vote, how they pick their candidates, why some have never voted, and their wildest stories around elections. The subject of today’s The Nigerian Voter is Abayomi, a 26-year-old TV presenter in Lagos, Nigeria. […]

November 14, 2022

“The new Nigeria is one in which citizens can criticize and hold leaders accountable.” If the statement made by Peter Obi suggests anything, it’s that the “current Nigeria” shows a high lack of accountability of political figures.  In other words, as we prepare for another election year, we should ask politicians more questions directly. With […]

November 13, 2022

The United State’s midterm election is presently a global hot topic and for some Nigerians, there is a more personal reason why it matters. In case you missed it, eight Nigerian Americans have won legislative seats in the US midterm election.  The fun fact is that five of them are under 40. Who are they? […]

November 11, 2022

In the land of Nigerian politics, especially during election campaign season, there is never a dull moment, as you can always expect to see political gaffes, diss tracks, and an endless flow of gbas gbos. Therefore, we’ve decided to jog your memory of some legendary disagreements and grudges that have occurred in the Nigerian government. […]

November 11, 2022

We know a lot of things are happening right now but let’s not forget that millions of Nigerians are still suffering the effects of flooding. Although coverage of the issue has reduced, it’s important that we keep in mind that a large part of over 30 Nigerian states are under water.  This is not just […]

November 10, 2022

It is 2022 and Nigerian women are still struggling to get a stable place in politics. And no, politicians (mostly male) using female traders and rural women to advance their careers is not the same as women having a real say in the matter.  There have been conferences, jabs, talks, and more talks thrown in […]

November 10, 2022

The presidential candidate for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, was attacked on November 9, 2022, while on his way to a campaign engagement in Maiduguri, Borno State. Reports say the attack was carried out by some supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who were identified by the party emblems they were carrying.   […]

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