June 12 and its children
June 12 possesses the baffling characteristics of Ajantala, that Mystery Child in Yoruba folklore: birthed under extraordinary circumstances, reared in impossible conditions
June 12: 12 facts you should know
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari recently brought the fresh memories of the June 12 1993 Presidential elections, by conferring on the presumed winner of the election MKO Abiola Nigeria’s highest national honours. He also declared June 12 Democracy Day and a public holiday. But what are other historical actualities of the date in Nigeria politics and…
Youth revolt against gerontocracy in Nigerian politics
One of the issues that have recently dominated national discourse is the need for a generational power shift to the youth in Nigeria 2019 or beyond. Nigerian youth in the vanguard of this campaign believed...
The fault is not in our youths but in their fathers
It is immaterial whether or not President Muhammadu Buhari said all or some Nigerian youths are lazy. He impugned the integrity of our youths all the same.
Dogara backs restructuring to foster unity, equity
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, yesterday supported calls for the restructuring of the country.At the third annual political summit organised by the Save Democracy Africa in Abuja, Dogara canvassed the creation of a unique system of federalism that best suits Nigerians and the local circumstances in the country.
Afegbua at police hqtrs, says ‘Babangida fully behind me’
The spokesman for former military President Ibrahim Babangida, Kassim Afegbua, yesterday reported at the Police Headquarters 48 hours after being declared wanted over the controversial press statement he issued on behalf of his principal.
Babangida charges PDP to provide better choice for Nigerians
Former Military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, has charged the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to provide a better choice for Nigerians in 2019. According to a statement from the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, Babangida spoke in Minna, while receiving members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party led by its National…
Much ado about election sequence
NASS, Presidency In For Another Tug-of-War Over Electoral Act The issue of sequence of election has gradually attained the status of a new rift item in the incessant Legislature versus Presidency friction that has defined the current dispensation. At the centre of the budding tension is the insertion of Section 25 (1) into the amendment…