ASUU and our president’s ‘democratic’ destiny
Let me begin with an apology: last Friday I told dear ASUU people and comrades and all readers of this column to read Second Kings Chapter Six for the story of Jehu. It was an error from a failed enthusiastic pen.
Ezekwesili, Nweke, others seek new constitution, electoral reforms
Unless Nigeria’s politics is restructured in such a way that the political power, which citizens hand to those they elect disposes them to produce outcomes favorable to the collective welfare of society, democracy would remain dysfunctional. A presidential candidate in the 2019 general elections, Obiageli Ezekwesili, who made the assertion during a political dialogue webinar…
Who wrote Things Fall Apart?
It all started at the local secondary school in Ndiorumbe when the literature teacher, Holy Nwankpi, asked his students: “Who wrote Things Fall Apart?” The first student pleaded his innocence thusly: “I didn’t write it-o!” Another student pointed an accusing finger at the denying student and screamed: “He is a liar. I know he wrote…
‘Buhari could become father of modern Nigerian democracy’
Last Thursday, Nigerians celebrated the 60th Independence anniversary of the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic with measured fanfare. In this interview, a chieftain of APC
Not a time for lamentation, please!
Thank God, it is Thursday, October 1, 2020. Thank God we can sing a redemption song that Nigeria is 60 today. The Queen herself whose cabal set us free 60 years ago has congratulated us. We can proclaim it on the mountain that: it is well with our dear country. And I am free to…
Era of democracy and its tenets
Mercifully, the war drums fell silent in Edo State on Saturday. In place of war drums, it was undisturbed victory songs, rejoicing and dancing. On the streets and in the village square. The fear of an Armageddon dissolved, thanks to the police high command’s disinterestedness, but purely professionalism this time. The voters displayed enthusiasm and…
Edo people rejected bullion van democracy, says George
A former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olabode George, yesterday, applauded Edo people for rejecting what he described as ‘bullion van democracy’
At conference, participants seek empowerment of media professionals to promote inclusive democracy
Participants at the seventh yearly and first virtual conference of the Association of Communication Scholars and Professionals of Nigeria (ACSPN) have stressed the need for Africans to fashion out methods to empower media professionals so as to promote citizen representation and hold leaders accountable on issues of governance. With the theme, ‘Communicating Identities and Nationhood:…
The rise and fall of democracy
Touted as the best form of government until the next one is invented, Democracy as the government of the people by the people for the people was safe for centuries, and even unto those to come.
Increasing price hikes and worsening hardship
The penchant for government to ignore the feelings of the public each time it does something that people don’t like reminds me of the era of military dictatorship when the khaki boys did whatever they liked, whether or not the people liked it. Dictatorship is government by force. It is the form of government practiced…