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Low voter turnout and reports of voter suppression and intimidation marred the 2023 governorship and state assembly elections in Nigeria. Despite being rescheduled a week later, many polling units reported only a few voters turning out to cast their ballots. Some citizens cited their loss of confidence in the electoral system, as well as the threat of violence from opposition parties as reasons for not participating. Civil society organizations like Enough is Enough (EiE) encouraged the electorate to come out and vote despite the challenges. The issues of low turnout and voter suppression raise concerns about the state of democracy in Nigeria and the need for reforms to improve trust and participation in the electoral process.

The Big Brother Titans reality TV show has sparked controversy in Nigeria, with some suggesting it is a distraction for the youth during the upcoming general elections. The Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council even went as far as to accuse the show of being sponsored by an opposition party to divert the attention of the youth. But is the concern over the BB Titans truly warranted? Our editorial delves into the debate and examines the opinions on both sides. Read on to form your own opinion.

The recent photo of UK Trade Secretary, Kemi Badenoch, and US Deputy Treasury Secretary, Wally Adeyemo, serves as a stark reminder of the phenomenon known as brain drain. Both individuals, who happen to be Nigerian, have reached the pinnacle of success in their respective countries – but at what cost to Nigeria? As we approach the general elections in a few weeks, it’s crucial that we as a nation take a closer look at how we can not only retain our own talent but also attract more global players to contribute to the development of our country.