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28 Apr 2015
28 Apr 2015
WITH last weekend’s conclusion of some suspended parliamentary and governorship elections in some states, Nigerians and the international community would be correct to come to the conclusion that the 2015 general elections have ended on a laudable note, and that in spite of some challenges, a new culture has evolved for the entrenchment of democracy in Nigeria.
28 Apr 2015
DEAR President-Elect, a word of admonition. The road ahead is tough. People are going to be impatient, remember you are their servant and you should understand their plight.
28 Apr 2015
UNTIL 1999, the presidential fleet was under the control and supervision of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).
28 Apr 2015
PRESIDENT-ELECT Muhammadu Buhari is in many conceptual configurations a nascent novel and creative innovation in Nigeria’s political clime. His personality and political history alone as adulterated by a prime television’s documentary about his military and service career are not enough to advertise his victory in the last presidential election and his coveted, but, classically re-inventing place in the nation’s political consciousness.
27 Apr 2015
ESTABLISHED in May 2007 by the 60th session of the World Health Assembly, the decision-making body of the World Health Organisation, (WHO), World Malaria Day is commemorated on every 25th April.
27 Apr 2015
AFTER several months of waiting for the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to make up its mind on whether it was going to appoint Stephen Keshi or someone else as coach of the Super Eagles, Keshi has now been unveiled as the substantive coach of the Eagles.
27 Apr 2015
IT was not so much an electoral defeat of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its government than a wholesome repudiation of a social vision and world view that has persisted in the nearly two decades of the return of civil rule in1999.
27 Apr 2015
SIR: The recent wave of xenophobic attacks in South Africa, especially against fellow Africans, is unfortunate, regrettable and condemnable. History will no doubt remember these killings, and the perpetrators will never be forgiven. This is because Africans, especially Nigerians, played a very vital role in the fight against apartheid in South Africa. Nigeria has spent a lot and accommodated a lot of South Africans in the spirit of brotherhood and Africa’s liberation. Now it is South Africans that are attacking their fellow Africans, killing them and looting their properties. It is an awkward and irrational pay back gesture.
27 Apr 2015
IN his seminal work, Polyarchy: Participation and Opposition (1971), Robert Dahl proposed a new understanding of democracy typically encapsulating the maxim that democracy requires not only popular participation, but also popular competition (or, contestation as he would have it)
27 Apr 2015
THE absence of primary kobo coins in our currency profile has become accepted as the norm by both the public and our monetary authorities who, curiously, don’t seem to also care.
27 Apr 2015

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