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So, here's the point about my reality poll, it takes you beyond d mirage of Social Media to d Political Reality that is envisaged in each LOCAL AREA of the 36 States of the Federation & FCT..

Here's 2019👇
When we first did it in #NigeriaDecides2019, people suddenly realized that even though they were supporting a particular candidate (e.g Buhari), it's not logical based on REALITY of our Politics to expect APC to have clean sheet in the South East...
In the previous #RealityPoll we did in #NigeriaDecides2019, we only made use of 2 leading candidates.
With ASSUMPTION that @PeterObi & @KwankwasoRM will not step down before 25 February 2023 Presidential election (THEY ARE LIKELY), we shall include them.
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This map is from a presentation made after #NigeriaDecides2019. Note where state actors engaged in violence. Opposition strongholds.

Today's nonsense in Alaba is same just earlier in the process. Voter suppression. You can download the full report here:
Present at that report were people from @inecnigeria @HQNigerianArmy @PoliceNG @official_NSCDC and a host of other actors in the election and security matrix.

The report was adopted, and INEC promised to do better.
Having pointed out all of this, we must come to terms with the flaws in our system and figure out ways around them.

@inecnigeria has started CVR. There's really no reason why we should be doing voter reg and creating choke points politicians can exploit.
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Yesterday, @AriyoAristotle gave a scoop on the behemoth against the smooth passage of a clean #ElectoralBill towards a clean 2023 polls. The last 24hours, one had expected vehement reactions against SP Ahmad Lawan & his led @NGRSenate, zilch.
2/ At a public hearing, Dec 9, 2020, @NGRSenate & @HouseNGR assured the #ElectoralBill 'll be passed on or before March 31, 2021.

Today is March 30, 2021, but feelers from @nassnigeria, indicate the @DrAhmadLawan-led @NGRSenate ain't committed towards a clean elections in 2023.
3/ Irrespective of the political leaning, a clean #AmendedElectoralAct should concern you. Such Act should:

- Allow @inecnigeria call for nominations at least 360days to election & submission of candidates lists not later than 6months. This solves pre-election litigation issues.
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A headline speaker for the Annual Conference of @NigBarAssoc #NBAAGC2020, is Kaduna State Governor, @elrufai

The Association's motto is #PromotingTheRuleOfLaw

So, pls, join us on a brief journey to discover why many lawyers are now asking @NigBarAssoc to #CancelElRufai2020 Image
In June 2020, @CivicMediaLab declared Kaduna the most dangerous state in #Nigeria. Its record of 493 persons killed between Jan & June, is higher than reported deaths in the #BokoHaram/ISWAP terrorised territories of Borno; 290, Adamawa; 37 and Yobe; 5.… Image
In Dec, 2019, @qzafrica named @elrufai at the head of a list of "powerful" #Nigerian govs who "now regularly use security agents to arrest & intimidate journalists & activists who dare to question their actions or attempt to hold them accountable."…
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A few days ago, tagged me in this article - which is a response to this article by @DavidHundeyin -

As I tend to do when I can't read something immediately, I saved it. Now I have read it.
Unfortunately, what is meant to be a criticism of David's piece falls flat in my view.

It is not enough to render David's warnings as "alarmist", it is important to also properly scope the problem.

The article limits its scope to the NURTW.
Let me start with his view (I assume it's a 'he') on NURTW's lack of ideological pitch, it is important to note that #Nigeria lost the battle of ideological governance after the first coup.

At such, no one has needed an ideology to govern this country.
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Here is a list of the top 2019 things from Twitter Nigeria this year.

Lets start with those who Tweeted the most:


The Top 10 Hashtags in 2019

#BBNaija | 5,000,000+
#MUFC | 1,500,000+

#NigeriaDecides2019 | 1,200,000+

#Nigeria | 1,100,000+

#NP | 760,000+

#NowPlaying | 740,000+

#NewProfilePic | 550,000+

#GameofThrones | 440,000+

#MondayMotivation | 440,000+

#UCL | 410,000+
The Top 10 Mentions in 2019

@mbuhari | 3,800,000+

@ | 1,600,000+

@atiku | 1,400,000+

@segalink | 1,200,000+

@alex_houseof308 | 1,200,000+

@PoliceNG | 1,000,000+

@iam_Davido | 1,000,000+

@SubDeliveryZone | 820,000+

@wizkidayo | 820,000+

@thepamilerin | 800,000+
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One of #Nigeria's leading road transporters, @PMTNigeria has about 65 terminals in 26 states, employing thousands directly or indirectly & facilitating integration across the country. It's supposed to be 1 of those SMMEs that govt all over the country shd support
Early in 2018, as the rat-race towards #NigeriaDecides2019 got underway, the then governor of Imo State, @realRochas, approached the Chairman of @PMTNigeria, Chief for support to his partisan political plans. The company told the governor it did not do partisan politics
The week after the company rebuffed @realRochas, the Governor, in an act of reprisal, ordered the sealing up of the company's loading bay in Owerri, capital of Imo State. The company's workers & contractors in the State were put out of work. It was to be sealed for over 1 year.
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As much as we are in desperate need of whole scale amendments in basically every article of the constitution that governs our beautiful nation NIGERIA, we owe it to ourselves to be accountable not only for 'ethical transparency' but for the future too #DcemAfrica #LegalByteAfrica
Take for example the Nigerian Law Publications Limited. Regardless your field expertise we owe every bit of information to the future of our nation WE NEED TO START DOCUMENTING RECORDS. Information is Free, Knowledge is Expensive, Wisdom is Priceless. #DcemAfrica #LegalByteAfrica
Like the #ChampionsLeague match today between #BarçaLIV would be recorded and can be reviewed centuries later we NIGERIANS need to start documenting our doings for the future regardless of the various career we pursue. Cue from the Nigerian Recorded Music industry report by #DCEM
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In this thread is my legal analysis on e-collation & e-transmission done in the last polls. INEC cannot deny @atiku the mandate freely given him by Nigerians. THREAD!
@SpokesManAtiku @benmurraybruce @renoomokri
#nigeriadecide2019: The Legality of e-Collation and e-Transmission of Results.

By: @kadetumi

In exercise of the powers conferred by the Constitution of the Federal
Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) in Paragraph 15(a) and (j), Part 1 of the Third Schedule..
and Section 73 of the Electoral Act 2010 (as
amended), to organise, undertake, supervise elections into specified positions, #INEC prepared and submitted to the president budget estimates for the conduct of the #nigeriadecide2019 ...
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I was pissed off at @udoilo, @Nwankpa_A and @MTechLaw that they didn't send me a ticket to watch the movie #4thRepublic, but the money I just spent was worth it.

I'll desist from gifting you a full synopsis, but you can watch a short preview here -
Both @HenshawKate and @LindaEjiofor put in star shifts, and the movie did something that a lot of Nigerian art ought to do.

First, it covered the gender related issue women face when running for a political office. Remember @naijavote's excellent book?

Those issues are real.
Just imagine this: Mabel King’s opponent extended an offer for her to be his 3rd wife after he won; her party members undermined her; her lawyers disrespected her authority.

Of course, this is #Nigeria where every woman is either a prostitute, or just a pussy to be fucked... 🙄
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Analysis of @OfficialAPCNg Response To @atiku Petition At Presidential Tribunal Panel.

Not Only Atiku, You All Are Nigerians.

By: @kadetumi

Dear Nigerians from the former Northern Cameroon, we acknowledged the psychological torture you must have suffered as a result of current dehumanising and treasonable response of @OfficialAPCNg to the petition of one of you, Alhaji @atiku Abubakar, at the Presidential Tribunal
Please know this is not the position of we, the people of Federal Republic of #Nigeria, but that of the @OfficialAPCNg and its presidential candidate in the #NigeriaDecides2019
Mohammadu @MBuhari.
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Despite manifest incongruities in the official story-line concerning @MBuhari's decision to remove the Chief Justice of Nigeria in Jan 2019, I was willing to suspend my disbelief & wait for govt to present evidence to support its claims of asset malfeasance in the #OonoghenTrial
When it launched its fevered campaign against the Chief Justice before the #OnnoghenTrial in the month before #NigeriaDecides2019, the govt claimed thro its hired hands that he had money running into Billions in multiple bank accounts & over 55 houses…
Hired amplifiers were procured to skewer a man who could not defend himself. In the media, he was a thief, a rogue & much worse. Digital lynch mobs, many of them amplifier bots with transparent ends to serve created a mood music with a life of its own
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1. #NigeriaDecides2019 Election Petition: The @OfficialPDPNig informs Nigerians that the leadership of @inecnigeria led by Prof. Yakubu, has refused to obey the March 6, 2019 ruling of the Appeal Court, directing it to allow our party and the people’s candidate, @Atiku, ...@UN
2....access to inspect the documents and materials used in the rigged February 23, 2019 Presidential election. @UN @UKinNigeria @USEmbassyAbuja @EmmanuelMacron @theresa_may @realDonaldTrump @POTUS @10DowningStreet @amnestyusa @UKHouseofLords
3. This is a deliberate & wicked ploy by @inecnigeria, acting in cahoots with the @OfficialAPCNg to frustrate the people-backed resolve by @Atiku & the @OfficialPDPNig to timeously file & mention our petition at the Presidential election Tribunal, & by so doing, ambush the case.
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#IMO: One man shot dead by thugs during gubernatorial/state legislative #elections at Eziama Obire in Nkwere LGA. Victim said to be an agent of Peoples Democratic Party, #PDP. #NigeriaDecides2019
#ENUGU: One man #killed in Igbo-Eze North LGA. Police say Osondu Odoh, 30, was a supporter of #APC governorship candidate, Ayogu Eze. Eze’s media aide says victim was accidentally shot by #policeman. #NigeriaDecides2019 👇
#AKWAIBOM: One ballot snatcher #killed by soldier in Ikot Udo Ossiom village, Ukanafun LGA. Report says soldiers thwarted man’s first attempt to snatch boxes at polling unit, shot him when he returned for second attempt. #NigeriaDecides2019 #ElectionViolence 👇
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The stage is set to annouce #EnuguDecides2019 results. Are you ready #Enugu?


Enugu South.
No of Registered Voters-160,073.
No of Accredited Voters-18970.
APC- 533.
Rejected Votes- 257
Valid Votes- 18713.
Total Votes from Enugu South- 18970
#EnuguDecides2019 #CDDAnalysisCentre
Gubernatorial Election at Aninri
No of Registered Voters-72,775
No of Accredited Voters-22,618
APC- 496
PDP- 21,450
Rejected Votes- 362
Valid Votes- 22,256
Total Votes from Aninri- 22,618
#CDDAnalysisCentre #EnuguDecides2019
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#NigeriaDecides2019 The fabrication being peddled by the @MBuhari Presidency and the @OfficialAPCNg that the people’s candidate, @Atiku, is making some demands of President Muhammadu Buhari, is an absolute falsehood and outright lies.
The @OfficialPDPNig states categorically, without mincing words, that Atiku Abubakar had not, and will never, make or accept any condition from President @MBuhari regarding the rigged February 23, 2019 Presidential election, which he (@Atiku) clearly won.
The @MBuhari Presidency and the @OfficialAPCNg know that their electoral robbery cannot stand before any noble justices and are now attempting to use all sorts of blackmail and shenanigans to derail the quest by Nigerians to reclaim the stolen mandate at the tribunal.
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The outcome of #NigeriaDecides2019 left many questions behind. On the asymmetrical voter turnout, we’ve put the data in infographics to help you understand the trends better.

We’ve heard Nigerians ask: How did NW get 43.89% while SE got 24.53%?

Let’s start first with data.
With 42.51%, the Northeast had the second highest voter turnout in #NigeriaDecides2019.

The highest turnout within the NE region was from Adamawa state.

See the infographic for complete state-by-state details.
The Northcentral won the third position with 36.81% of voter turnout in #NigeriaDecides2019.

From the region, Plateau had the highest turnout.

See the infographic for complete state-by-state details.
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The Dilemma of the Nigerian Electorates: The Victim Blaming Tradition.

Since 2015, the Nigerian electorates have assumed a dangerous tradition that might keep them in perpetual oppression, if urgent and drastic action is not taken.

#NigeriaDecides2019 #NigeriaDecides2019results
Action to change this. But we must know that every election, though the politicians are the major actors, on the long run determines the direction of life for every citizen, till the next election. Hence, reactions to any elections by the electorates, should be as it affects them
But this has not been the case. Since 2015, Nigerians have reacted to the outcome of every election, by focusing on how it affects the politicians and the political parties, more than how it affects their lives thereafter. This expresses serious dilemma.
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First, let me thank @DejiOgunnubi for the fantastic job he did analyzing the election result as they came in. The final data when compared to 2015 tells a lot of stories. First it was a story of loses and gains in different GPZ by the "three" main parties. #NigeriaDecides2019

Overall, as compared to 2015, the @OfficialAPCNg lost 2% of it's votes. While it lost 16% in strong holds like the NW and the SW, it more than made up for it with strong gains in the SE and the SS while holding on to it's position in the NC and the NE. #NigeriaDecides2019

The story is quite different for the @OfficialPDPNig. Overall, it lost 12% in 2019 compared to 2015. While it gained in the NW, NE & NC, it lost ground in its traditional base of the SS & SE. Interestingly, it lost the highest number of votes in the SW. #NigeriaDecides2019
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Ladies and gentlemen, INEC is finally back from what we hope was its very final break.

The INEC Chairman is now addressing some of the issues raised by party agents before the break.

Osita Chidoka, the PDP agent, now making comments. He says his observations are four.

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People are now calling other tribes and states provocative names. Insulting people for voting their choice over yours is the height of illiteracy. Politics has always been and it will always remain a game of numbers.
Remember what I tweeted 22 days ago, the losers will go about their already established businesses and you'll become a product of your personal decision after the election
Karma is the result of a person's actions as well as the actions themselves. One's Karma affects one's happiness and unhappiness.
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@deezer234 @elharsh Lmfaoo okay. Since you insist!
@deezer234 @elharsh Nigeria is a compound

There’s a tenant who just moved there with his 36 wives and 200 kids
The man is into the business of selling palm oil and with time he grew, he is now producing and selling wholesale in the market so he makes cumulatively 500k in a month...
@deezer234 @elharsh Things were going good by a his standard - cause we all know 500 k ain’t gonna do much- and now there are more kids (population+) and there are calls for more wives (creation of states).. Some of his wives who put in more work actually requested for 13% cut from the 500k profit..
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#EU Election Observation Mission preliminary assessment #NigeriaDecides2019
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#Thread Presidential Election Results Update
Osun State Presidential results

APC: 347,634

PDP: 337,377

Total votes cast: 731,882

Valid votes: 714,684

Rejected votes: 17,200

Canceled votes due to overvoting: 12,084

AAC: 583

ADC: 246

ADP: 145

APC: 152,224

PDP: 259,997

SDP: 410

Total No: Reg Voters: 1,335,015

Total No: of Accredited: 467,784

Total Votes Cast: 451,408

Total Valid Votes: 423,951

Rejected Votes: 27,457
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