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Nigerian-Style Democracy, By Femi Aribisala

In Nigeria, democracy merely becomes yet another tool for seizing power illegally. In effect, elections are hardly different from military coups. The system of government favoured by Nigerians has always been the democratic system. Even military governments in Nigeria seize power ostensibly in the interest of upholding or promoting democratic…
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Columns

The Good and Bad of Buhari’s June 12 Declaration, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

The time has come for the electorate to be ‘greedy in a positive way’, if there is anything like that. The politicians do not really care about us. They don’t really care about us! That is why Buhari, leader of the December 31, 1983 coup d’etat, is suddenly trying to…
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Opinion

The South Is a Threat To Nigeria’s Democracy, By SKC Ogbonnia

The recent Hand Shake Across the Niger is a bold step forward, no doubt, but its strategy is tangentially myopic. Such strategy has already given rise to the emerging nickname, “The Igbo/Yoruba Summit”, which is enough to create peppering mistrust among the minorities in the South. It can be misconstrued…
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Columns

2018 and the Return of Politics, By Jibrin Ibrahim

As the political class accelerates its activities in the coming weeks and months, the Nigerian voter is clearly in a painful process of decision-making. The Buhari administration has not delivered sufficiently on their promise of improved security, more jobs and a successful war against corruption. They would therefore have great…
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Opinion

Give the Nigerian Youth a Chance: A Memo to APC, By SKC Ogbonnia

The PDP and Goodluck Jonathan will forever be remembered for creating the ideal condition for the opposition to thrive in Nigeria’s democracy. Let APC and Muhammadu Buhari thenceforth go further to foster mass participation and fair competition by curbing illegal money in our politics. The clarion call by the Arewa…
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