Opinion

The Night Carrington Staked His Life For Nigeria’s Democracy, By Louis Odion

...that night, the June 12 activists drew some malicious pleasure from wounding their military persecutors with the caustic lyrics, even if only momentarily. Of course, it was only because Carrington provided them diplomatic license. Such was the abiding solidarity, the uncommon brotherhood of an American diplomat who stood by Nigerian…
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Columns

Agboola Gambari and the Burden of History, By Festus Adedayo

He was once quoted as saying, ‘Nigerians don’t need democracy because democracy is not food. It is not their priority now.’ As more pressure mounted on the Abacha regime from all corners of the world, Professor Gambari became more notorious and ruthless in defending and deflecting attacks against the Abacha…
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Celebrating Democracy Day With Election Rigmarole, By Femi Aribisala

No June 12 declaration as Democracy Day can obfuscate the rape of democracy we have just witnessed. What we have in Nigeria is not government of the people by the people and for the people; but government of the government by the government and for the government. The Nigeria of…
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Columns

Boycotting the Killers’ Bloody Beef In Kumuyi’s Cow Country, By Festus Adedayo

As rational beings, let us lift the veil and go beyond the veneer of Buhari’s June 12 day as Democracy Day. When you now situate this side by side Kumuyi’s doggerel, you will see that all that Nigerian leaders and their episcopal accomplices want is a cowed country or a…
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Columns

A Speech the President Didn’t Make on Democracy Day By Majeed Dahiru

The much anticipated national celebration of June 12 as democracy day came by as an anti-climax for many. The failure of President Muhammadu Buhari to speak as much as a word to Nigerians on May 29, when he was inaugurated for a second term of four years, the forthcoming re-designated…
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