Nigeria: A rear-view mirror
It is advisable, even if for historically nostalgic value, to take a look at the past once in a while even as an annual academic exercise to celebrate
Democracy: What happened to the original heroes?
I was going to ask questions about the safety of the democracy we celebrated last week (Friday, June 12) when it occurred to me that we should ask the first question
CAN seeks urgent intervention in security, education sectors
The Imo State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has decried the falling standard of education in Nigeria.
End insurgency, sign amended electoral act, ADP urges Buhari
The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to consider the signing of the amended Electoral Act as a matter of urgency...
Democracy day: Obaseki vows to protect Edo’s resources
Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo says his government will continue to align with the people to fight off “those hellbent on mortgaging the state’s patrimony for the benefit
Five things we noticed in President Buhari’s 2020 Democracy Day address
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday addressed the country as Nigeria marks Democracy Day. Here are five things we noticed in his speech. Zero nod to MKO Abiola, big on scorecard presentation President Buhari signed a bill into law in 2019 designating June 12 as Democracy Day instead of May 29. Both days are significant. Nigeria…
Text of President Muhammadu Buhari's 2020 Democracy Day address
Fellow Nigerians, The 2020 celebration of Democracy Day marks 21 years of uninterrupted civil administration in our dear country. This day provides us an opportunity to reflect on our journey as a nation, our achievements and struggles. It is a day to honour our founding fathers who toiled to establish our republic and every Nigerian…
‘Nigeria must restructure to dignify June 12’
Calls for the restructuring of the country resounded again yesterday as Nigerians reacted to today’s maiden celebration of June 12 as Democracy Day.The event marks 27 years since the annulment of the June 12, 1993 presidential election...
Nigeria must restructure its governance system or continue to drift, Anyaoku warns
As Nigeria officially celebrates its (May 29) Democracy Day on a new date (June 12), former Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Chief Emeka Anyoku, has reiterated the need for new Constitution to address the structural problems associated with governance and security.
FG declares June 12 public holiday to mark Democracy Day
The Nigerian Government has declared Friday, June 12, 2020, as public holiday to mark this year’s Democracy Day celebration. Nigeria's interior minister Rauf Aregbesola in a statement signed by the permanent secretary in the ministry Georgina Ehuriah congratulated all Nigerians at home and abroad for the entrenchment of democratic rule in the country. He commended…