Friday, August 10, 2018

Tag "Democracy"

    Dogara: Those who don’t believe in rule of law have no business leading a democracy

Dogara: Those who don’t believe in rule of law have no business leading a democracy

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says there is the need for leaders to obey the principles of rule of law and separation of powers in a democratic government.According to him “leaders who do not believe in the rule of law have no business leading a democracy.”Dogara said this on Monday at the opening ceremony of the national [...]

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    Obasanjo: APC government intimidating judges ahead of elections

Obasanjo: APC government intimidating judges ahead of elections

Former President Olusegun Obsanjo has accused the government of President Muhammadu Buhari of intimidating judges to do the bidding of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on election matters.Obasanjo, who has been critical of Buhari lately, also alleged that anti-graft agencies were being used to clamp down on the opposition.He spoke in Abuja during at a colloquium to mark the 70th [...]

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    Osinbajo’s stabilising role in the polity

Osinbajo’s stabilising role in the polity

BY CHUKWUDI ENEKWECHIWhenever this historical epoch of Nigeria’s political evolution is to be evaluated the role being played by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo will not go unnoticed or be swept under the carpet. In the last three years of this administration, he has worked tirelessly with President Muhammadu Buhari to help realise the vision and mission of the [...]

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    Saraki warns against persecution of perceived enemies, stifling of free speech

Saraki warns against persecution of perceived enemies, stifling of free speech

Senate President Bukola Saraki has cautioned against actions that are capable of undermining the country’s democracy.Yusuf Olaniyonu, special adviser to the senate president on media, quoted Saraki as warning against such acts in a statement on Tuesday.Saraki said Democracy Day could not be celebrated without canvassing for caution against recent negative developments in the country’s polity."As we celebrate democracy today, [...]

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    Buhari celebrating his last Democracy Day as president, says Secondus

Buhari celebrating his last Democracy Day as president, says Secondus

Uche Secondus, chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says President Muhammadu Buhari is celebrating his last Democracy Day as the country's leader. In his Democracy Day message to Nigerians on Tuesday, Secondus said the country "cannot afford him (Buhari) further if our democracy and nation are to survive".The message signed by Ike Abonyi, his spokesman, described Buhari as a "non-democrat" [...]

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    My government is on the right track, says Buhari

My government is on the right track, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says the achievements of his administration is in line with its set goals. Buhari said this in his democracy day lecture delivered at the International Conference Center (ICC) , Abuja.The president said the theme of the programme, 'Peace Building and Good Governance for Sustainable Development' was "carefully selected to reflect our current opportunities and challenges."He called on Nigerians [...]

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    Why are elections war in Nigeria?

Why are elections war in Nigeria?

Why are elections, which should be the celebration of democracy, war in Nigeria?In societies where people are in tune with the ethos of democracy, elections are the brightest moments in the lives of the citizenry.The basic definition of democracy is that it is the government of the people, by the people for the people. Periodic elections are the only way [...]

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    Moghalu, Durotoye ask Nigerians  to get involved in nation-building

Moghalu, Durotoye ask Nigerians to get involved in nation-building

Kingsley Moghalu, former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has urged Nigerians to be actively involved in the process of nation-building.Moghalu, a presidential aspirant, made the call on Tuesday while speaking at the 11th edition of The Platform, a programme organised by the Covenant Christian Centre in Lagos.Moghalu said the current problems facing the country would be [...]

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    The state of the Nigerian nation

The state of the Nigerian nation

The Nigerian state is passing through a very tough time, and we really need to admit this if we must even have a chance of outlining the solution. In fact, if we will but face the stark reality, the Nigerian national project is tottering terribly on the edge of the abyss. This is not a comfortable truth for me to [...]

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    Nigeria is under siege, says Secondus

Nigeria is under siege, says Secondus

Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the country is under siege.Secondus said this in his Easter message to Nigerians.The PDP chairman asked Nigerians to use the period to reflect on "the situation in the country and pray especially for the survival of our democracy"."The nation's democracy more than ever before since 1999 is under heavy [...]

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    Military tackles Ekweremadu over ‘coup’ talk

Military tackles Ekweremadu over ‘coup’ talk

The defence headquarters says the comment of Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, on the possibility of a military coup is derogatory.In a statement on Thursday, John Agim, defence spokesman, asked the public to "disregard the apprehension"of the lawmaker.While commenting on the floor of the senate on Wednesday, Ekweremadu said: “The problem in Nigeria is that our democracy is receding. Who says army [...]

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    Kukah and the debate on African democracy

Kukah and the debate on African democracy

Depending on where you stand on the active controversies of the day, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, 65, is either a passionate public intellectual animated and driven by his love for his fatherland and how to make her take her rightful position in the comity of nations or he is a political gadfly and peripatetic scholar who probably would have been [...]

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    Judges, the law and our democracy

Judges, the law and our democracy

To expand the democratic space in Nigeria and to ensure the legitimacy and stability of our democratic process, the rule of law, perhaps the supremacy of the law, anchored on constitutionalism and a progressive, liberal and developmental construction of the law, may be our best bargain, the latter in particular in the face of a seeming conversion of the democratic [...]

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    CLOSE-UP: Is IGP Ibrahim Idris a danger to Nigeria’s democracy?

CLOSE-UP: Is IGP Ibrahim Idris a danger to Nigeria’s democracy?

In June 2016, President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Ibrahim Idris as the inspector-general of police.In less than two years since Kpotum, a lawyer and agriculturist, assumed office, freedom of assembly and expression has been threatened on a number of occasions while his handling of sensitive matters of national security appears to indicate an inherent lack of equity and fairness. ARRESTED BLOGGERS FOR 'NEGATIVE REPORT' On [...]

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    We are practising ‘democrazy’ in Nigeria, says Sagay

We are practising ‘democrazy’ in Nigeria, says Sagay

Itse Sagay, chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), has described Nigeria's system of government as 'democrazy', NAN reports.He said Nigeria is not yet ready for liberal democracy while lamenting that people in positions of authority often abuse all the privileges of rule of law, human rights and democracy.Sagay called on the federal government to apply strength and [...]

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    Na’Abba: Buhari hasn’t added any value to democracy… we’ll stop him in 2019

Na’Abba: Buhari hasn’t added any value to democracy… we’ll stop him in 2019

Gali Umar Na’Abba, former speaker of the house of representatives, says in November 2017, President Muhammadu Buhari told members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) board of trustees that he would seek re-election in 2019.Na'Abba, who is a member of the board, has vowed not to support Buhari's re-election bid because the president "has not added even an inch of [...]

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