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Stakeholders Advocate Electoral Reforms, Urge Nigerians To Hold NASS Accountable

The Inter-Party Advisory Council, IPAC, and Centre for Transparency Advocacy, CTA, have joined calls for immediate and all-inclusive electoral reforms in Nigeria owing to gaps in the conduct of the 2023 general and off-cycle elections.

The stakeholders also called on members of the National Assembly to ensure the current electoral laws are reviewed to address existing inadequacies while urging citizens to follow up on their lawmakers.

Dokpesi: The Big Masquerade Leaves The Stage

By Augustine Okhiria Agbonsuremi

My first encounter with Chief Raymond Anthony Aleogho Dokpesi was in 1994 when he graciously gave me an opportunity to move over to his new radio station, Raypower FM, Lagos, as a Stringer, following the closure of Rutam House and the proscription of The Guardian Newspapers Group, where I worked as a reporter.
The then Director of News, Ladi Lawal, of blessed memory, had accepted the recommendation of Elisha Kelly, my senior colleague on the judiciary beat, for me to be considered on the list of “distressed journalists” of the 18 media organizations shut down by iron man, General Sani Abacha.