Opinion

Election by Lottery: A New Approach to Nigerian Democracy, By Nimi Wariboko

Democracy is for people who have no qualification to rule. Since 1999 we have given or sold seats of power to those who have “qualifications” to rule and they have unqualifiedly failed us. Let us now in God’s wisdom try those the godfathers deem unqualified to rule. Let us now…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Is Democracy and Freedom Good For Nigeria?, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The real issues and problems in our democratic experiment should concern us all. The issues are the lack of institutions to protect us from ourselves, education, poverty, the social and economic roles of families, the lack of democracy in our economic lives, and the need to redefine our local governments.…
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Opinion

The Cost of American Hypocrisy to Global Democracy, By Chris Beatty

As the US campaigns wear on and Secretary of State Kerry arrives in Nigeria today, I wonder how America’s representatives can be expected to effectively promote the values abroad that we seem to be ignoring at home. One can only hope that “hypocrisy” doesn’t readily translate to the languages of…
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Guest Columns

Is Confab Report The ‘True’ Change?, By Adeoya Boladale

For the past few weeks, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Goodluck Jonathan has besieged the south western part of Nigeria in a move to solicit for votes in that region. Among the numerous promises being made, one which the president and his party seems to be laying…
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Jibrin Ibrahim

Political Science and the Sickness of the Nigerian State, By Jibrin Ibrahim,

The state of the Nigerian State is serious and each day we appear to be sinking deeper into the abyss. There is mounting evidence that we are not being governed and the traditional task of running the State is not a priority concern for the ruling class. Indeed, strictly speaking,…
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