Adeolu Ademoyo

Speakers Tambuwal and Omirin: How President Jonathan Undermines Nigerian Democracy, By Adeolu Ademoyo

The invasion of the Nigerian House of Representatives by the Nigerian Police under the new Inspector General of Police, Mr. Suleiman Abba has brought back the sad memories of both the Ekiti and Osun elections this year when voting exercises were turned into a major war against voters’ psyche by…
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Exciting the Hysterical Dark Places in the Heart, By Hussaina Ishaya Audu

On August 5 2013, two Canadian brothers, Noah and Connor Barthe, aged 4 and 6 respectively, were spending the night with a friend whose father owned an exotic pet store. Housed in a large glass enclosure in the same apartment was the father’s pet of 10 years: an African rock…
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Defecting Speaker vs Vindictive President, By Jaafar Jaafar

As President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria clocked 57 years today, the nation witnessed one of the worst abuses of the nation's democracy in history. Members of parliament were teargassed and denied access into the House of Representatives chamber in order to prevent the speaker, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, from presiding over…
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The Money Game and Democratic Choice, By Femi Falana

In line with democratic principles the political space in Nigeria has been liberalised by the Constitution. To ensure some degree of popular participation in the electoral process political associations which intend to transform into political parties are not required to meet stringent conditions. In the same vein, candidates contesting elections…
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Bribery and The Ugly Side of Soccer, By Kolawole Olaniyan

Selecting hosts for the Fifa World Cup is an important and competitive process as the tournament can have a significant impact on nations and the pride that comes with international success is difficult to match. But intense and sometimes unfair competition for hosting rights has continued to provide opportunities for…
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