Nwachukwu Egbunike – poet and journalist – is an adjunct lecturer at the School of Media and Communication, Pan Atlantic University, Lagos, Nigeria. Egbunike's research agenda straddles social media, youth political participation, politics and ethnicity. He is the author of four books, including “Hashtags: social media, politics and ethnicity in Nigeria” and “Nka” (a collection of poems).
Latest posts by Nwachukwu Egbunike from February, 2019
Nigeria postpones 2019 general elections hours before polls open, citing ‘logistics and operations’ concerns
"Why on earth would elections be postponed with just a couple of hours left? Why did they wait until the last minute?"
"If the upcoming presidential election in Africa’s most populous country are free, fair and credible, it sets a strong example for the continent’s other democracies."
Will every vote count in Nigeria's 2019 national elections? Voters are the missing link to a strong democracy. Understanding voter apathy is key to successful elections.
"Time after time, El-Rufai continues to betray a dangerous mindset. This vile and abhorrent language should be condemned by all."
A poll yielded a twelve percent positive vote differential for opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar over the incumbent Muhammadu Buhari in the February 16 Nigerian presidential election.
The use of social media to call attention to the government's violations and illegal actions have led to fears that of online censorship in upcoming elections.