The 1985 coup
The August 1985 coup in Nigeria was regarded as a palace coup, a smooth changing of the guards. I have no idea if anyone died in the operation but the event itself has refused to die, thanks to President Muhammadu Buhari.
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...
Aligning organisation with programme
One major problem limiting the national effectiveness and impact of the Nigerian Left in the country’s politics - at least since the end of the (1967-1970) Civil War - has been the contradictions (or “disconnect”) between organisation and programme.
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.
Restructure now before it is too late, Atiku warns
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has again called on the government to take the restructuring of the nation more seriously in the interest of Nigerians.
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…
‘Babangida fully behind me,’ says Afegbua
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.
Afegbua files N1 billion suit against police over Babangida’s statement
The spokesman for former military President Ibrahim Babangida, Kassim Afegbua, yesterday filed N1 billion fundamental right enforcement actions against the Nigeria police force and four others for violating his rights at the Federal high court, Abuja. Joined as respondents in the suit marked FHC /ABJ/ CS/129/ 2018, are the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Kpotum Idris,…
Babangida’s son, Mohammed for Niger East Senate seat
Baring last minute change in political strategy, Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim Babangida has been penciled down as the senatorial candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for Niger East senatorial district of Niger State. Mohammed, the heir apparent to Babangida’s political dynasty is to replace David Umar who is currently serving his second term in…