The more I think about it, the more I believe the generals could have done it better. We were all enthused by the executive presidential system they imposed on the country through the 1979 constitution.
Abubakar urges Nigerians to embrace peace
A former head of state, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, yesterday, urged politicians, traditional rulers, academics and other stakeholders in Nigeria to work together for the betterment...
Sequence and credibility of elections
While the swiftness with which the House of Representatives amended the 2010 Electoral Act and changed Independent National Electoral Commission...
Gowon, Obasanjo, others absent at Balewa book launch
Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon yesterday shunned the launch of a book, titled: RAYUWA in memory of Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, who died in the 1966 coup.
Why Nigeria’s Mugabes failed
The year 2000 was momentous for Zimbabwe and its leader, Robert Mugabe. He had run the shop for 20 years. The economy was shrinking. Human rights were disappearing.
Ekwueme: A cultured man takes a bow
It was 7 a.m. on New Year day in 1999 and I was seated in front of Dr. Alex Ekwueme in his country home in Oko, Anambra State. The interview had been scheduled to take place the previous evening.
Nigeria loses $13.7bn annually to farmers, herdsmen conflicts, says Abdulsalami
A former Military Head of State Abdulsalami Abubakar says Nigeria loses 13.7 billion dollars annually as a result of farmers-herdsmen conflicts in Benue, Kaduna, Nassarawa and Plateau states.
Eighteen years of threatened democracy
After that, it was a long process of trial and error, with soldiers tampering with core values of party systems. First, it was General Ibrahim Babangida, who toyed with the idea of decreeing parties into existence.