Thursday, May 24, 2018

Tag "Democracy"

    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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    In four years I’ll be gone as senate president, says Saraki

In four years I’ll be gone as senate president, says Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki says in“four years” he will be gone as the head of the upper legislative chamber, but that the institution will remain.Saraki was speaking on the need to strengthen democratic institutions in a statement issued by Yusuph Olaniyonu, his media aide, on Tuesday, when he said this.He said the role of the legislature in a young democracy [...]

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    The beauty in democracy

The beauty in democracy

Just three days ago, President Jacob Zuma of South Africa survived a critical political action that could have put an abrupt end to his presidency.Many had predicted that Zuma, embroiled in massive allegations of corruption and abuse of position, would fall on a banana peel in the latest attempt to oust him from office via a secret poll in the [...]

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    Image perception of the legislature: causes and possible solutions

Image perception of the legislature: causes and possible solutions

Last week, a bill proposing a six-month imprisonment for persons who jump queues in public places scaled second reading in this august assembly. It was sponsored by my brother from Kwara State, Hon AbubakarAmuda-Kannike to whom I have a poser this morning: If someone who jumps queue needs to spend six months in jail, how many months should those who [...]

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    Atiku tells Nigerians to be patient but improve their choice of leaders in the next election

Atiku tells Nigerians to be patient but improve their choice of leaders in the next election

Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, has urged Nigerians to exercise patience with those in government until they complete their tenures.In a statement to mark Democracy day, Abubakar said a democratic system imbues the people with political wisdom to improve on their mode of selection of leaders with each election that takes place.He also appealed to Nigerians to pray for the quick recovery and [...]

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    Obama to Americans: Democracy needs you to survive, guard it jealously

Obama to Americans: Democracy needs you to survive, guard it jealously

Barack Obama, outgoing president of the United States, urged Americans to "jealously" protect democracy during his emotional farewell address on Tuesday night.Speaking in his home state of Chicago, Illinois, Obama made it clear very early in the speech that he would be focusing on democracy.Obama acknowledged the fact that America has flaws while noting that the country is "exceptional" and possesses [...]

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    Democracy cannot thrive under human rights abuse, says Saraki

Democracy cannot thrive under human rights abuse, says Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki says democracy cannot flourish in the midst of human rights abuses.According to Sanni Onogu, Saraki’s chief press secretary, the nation’s number three citizen said this while presenting his speech at the 135th assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and related matters in Geneva, Switzerland.Onogu said Saraki charged senators and members of the house of representatives to [...]

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