Former Nigeria military head of state Ibrahim Babangida said he annulled the June 12, 1993, presidential election to prevent a coup in the country. The June 12 1993 election is widely regarded as Nigeria's fairest election with Moshood Kashimawo Olalekan (MKO) Abiola in the lead to become president before it was annulled by Babangida. Decades…
Though it was only its barking that was heard, as it actually could not bite, the 2021 edition of June 12 is the first time in recent time that what June 12 stands for in Nigeria cut its teeth.
Amid protest and demand for good governance, equity and justice, Nigerians celebrated 22 years of democratic governance and first year anniversary of the recognition of June 12 as Democracy Day.
Amid protest and demand for good governance, equity and justice, Nigerians celebrated 22 years of democratic governance and the first year anniversary of the recognition of June 12 as Democracy Day.
It seems President Muhammadu Buhari did not quite get it. June 12 was an opportunity for him to do two things: (a) enunciate the political philosophy of June 12 and why it merits being transformed into democracy day
June 12, a political matter, which highlighted, in the main, the injustices embedded in the Nigerian state was marked last week by progressive forces across the country.
The entire delivery of government efforts anchored by both the largely military and sparsely democratic leaders post independence in Nigeria can be reduced to just one word - retrogressive.
Bill Clinton had not found religion as he spoke. He had not found morality either. What happened was that he became wiser by way of being caught cheating.
A coalition of Pan-Yoruba groups have urged the Federal Government to put an end to the siege on indigenous communities by armed groups in the South-West states.
The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has expressed serious concerns over recent unwary development threatening citizens’ fundamental rights and freedom as well as civic space at all levels.
Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has decried the use of social media in threatening Nigeria’s democracy. The governor decried this at a dinner he organised to commemorate Nigeria’s Democracy Day on Saturday at the Government House, Jos. He said some Nigerians were using the social media to propagate their personal interests at the detriment of…