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8 Jan 2018
The truth is that Nigeria’s fraudulent federalism or, at best, unitary federalism, if any system can be so called, imposed by the military since 1966 has not only failed, it has retarded the nation’s progress and kept the people in want. It has bred poverty in the midst of plenty, sorrow in the house of…
21 Dec 2017
Former head of state, General Yakubu Gowon (rtd) has described poverty as the biggest enemy of democracy. Represented by the National President of Middle Belt Forum, Professor Gerry Gana,at the 2017 summit dinner organized by House of Justice in Kaduna yesterday, he said Nigeria has no business with poverty, as the country is endowed with…
15 Dec 2017
Professor John Keane contributed to scholarship by writing a book he stylishly titled: The Life and Death of Democracy. In one of the chapters he delved extensively into the deep reverence the Athenians gave to their deities and copiously reported about the public execution of one of the world’s greatest Philosophers, Mr. Socrates for allegedly…
18 Oct 2017
The ongoing debate on restructuring, on whether Nigeria should return to the 1963 parliamentary Constitution or just to modify the current presidential system, calls for sober reflection.
23 Jun 2017
The TV footage showed the two leaders of the National Assembly, the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara exited Aso Rock.
9 Jun 2017
As Nigeria navigates to another important date on her calendar, which commemorates her avowed commitment to democracy, it is important to reflect on her journey so far, with a view to determining whether it has been retrogressive...
27 Apr 2017
The majesty of democracy diminished the other day in Nigeria when the elections umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) revealed that some of its employees received at least N3billion in gratifications to influence the 2015 general elections......
5 Apr 2017
The present generation of youths believe that they are deliberately schemed out of politics. They often complain: “The elders do not give us the chance”. This is not so. Academic brilliance is not the same as inborn native intelligence.
3 Jan 2017
With our eyes open we allowed the so-called federal character and quota system jargons to define national participation in the affairs of the land and we allowed instead the jettisoning of merit and fairness.
11 Sep 2016
Winston Churchill proclaims that Democracy is the worst form of government except for all the others! Dared it be said that it is not the form of government that Democracy makes possible that makes it the best form of government.
21 Aug 2016
If Nigeria’s democracy is confined to these twin descriptions – nascent and fledging - it means all the years of apprenticeship totaling 29 from the first through to the ongoing fourth republic have not added up to freedom or proficiency for Nigeria ...
10 Jul 2016
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is in a make or mar situation. If the economic law of diminishing returns works well this time, this could be the season for the PDP, which has flourished menacingly like one of those medieval empires of West African history

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