By now, it should be unduly repetitive, recalling how, many centuries ago, ancient philosophers defined democracy as government of the people, by the people and for the people. But in view of former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s latest claim, when some students visited him, that after his experience under General Sani Abacha’s regime, he (Obasanjo) now believes democracy is the best form of government, it is inevitable to recall experiences of Nigerians throughout Obasanjo’s regime as a democratically elected Nigerian president.
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We have to be careful as we head somewhat unconsciously for political/constitutional retrogression, which has nothing to do with misgovernance of the present administration. Rather, should we go down the precipice, the blame would be on all of
If for any significance, the appointment of the new Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Ibe Kachikwu, might be only for combating the
Pushed many times by its agitators, battered endlessly by critics and ignored all along by successive Nigerian administrations, there is no doubt that the so-called Nigerian National Conference report has become, so to speak, the sick man of Nigerian politics.
Buoyed by his political honeymoon with Nigerians, following his shock victory in last March’s presidential elections, Muhammadu Buhari is cock-a-hoop in his determination to prosecute looters of public treasury, whoever they may be detected to be.
There is a way of losing a good cause through poor argument. An example is the indictment of some Nigerian military officers by Amnesty International. Accordingly,
The Federal Road Safety Corps was established ONLY to reduce alarming fatal accidents on Nigerian federal and state highways rather than the self-imposed greed of revenue generation.
At the top, leadership confers enormous power, very sweet and enviable even if demanding. At the lowest, the same leadership is burdensome, and requires the toughest stuff to cope with insinuations, real or imagined in content. Even though he is an old war horse, yet President Muhammadu Buhari, within the first one month of his career, has attracted more than normal critical public focus.
At various history-making moments of Nigerian politics, row over supremacy of the party had always been contentious, with both sides in the dispute over opportunistic. The (current) plight of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is, therefore, not an exception.
The recent summit of African leaders in South Africa would be remembered more for the one more attempt to get one of them, President Al-Bashir of Sudan extradited to