Monday, November 26, 2018

Tag "Democracy"

    Obasanjo warns: We must not hand over Nigeria to thieves and hooligans

Obasanjo warns: We must not hand over Nigeria to thieves and hooligans

Olusegun Obasanjo, former president, has warned against handing over Nigeria's democracy to "thieves and hooligans".He made the comment on Tuesday at the launch of 'My Transition Hours', a book written by former President Goodluck Jonathan.Obasanjo said democracy should be in the hands of democrats, noting that thieves and hooligans can use it is a "dangerous weapon" against the state."It unifies [...]

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    Secondus, Saraki: Why Atiku must emerge president in 2019

Secondus, Saraki: Why Atiku must emerge president in 2019

Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and Senate President Bukola Saraki say Atiku Abubakar must be elected president to save Nigeria's democracy.Both men spoke in Abuja when they inspected the party's presidential campaign office in Maitama on Tuesday.The senate president was accompanied on the inspection of the campaign office by members of the national working committee [...]

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    Nigeria’s democracy is dead, says Fayose on Osun election

Nigeria’s democracy is dead, says Fayose on Osun election

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti, has described the Osun state gubernatorial election and rerun as a show of shame.Fayose, in a statement by Idowu Adelusi, his chief press secretary, rejected the result of the election.He said the election is proof that democracy is dead in Nigeria.The governor said Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), did not lose [...]

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    Revisiting ‘democracy and dictatorship’

Revisiting ‘democracy and dictatorship’

Let us begin by quickly recalling two bits of Nigeria’s recent history. First, at the close of 1983, a military junta overthrew and supplanted the elected civilian government of Shehu Shagari, the first and only president of Nigeria’s Second Republic (1979-1983). Then, early in 1985, in the second year of the new military regime, which was headed by Major-General Muhammadu [...]

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    ‘You can’t rewrite the constitution’ — Ayo Adebanjo tackles Buhari over comment on rule of law

‘You can’t rewrite the constitution’ — Ayo Adebanjo tackles Buhari over comment on rule of law

Ayo Adebanjo, an elder statesman, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to withdraw his statement that national security takes precedence over the rule of law.While speaking at the 2018 annual general conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Abuja, Buhari had said he would not sacrifice national security for the rule of law.The president has been criticised over the comment.Speaking [...]

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    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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