Opinion

Revisiting “Zoning and Rotation”, By Edwin Madunagu

In place of the present office of the president, let there be a Collective Presidency or Presidential Council of six equal members, each member representing a geopolitical zone. The tenure of the Council should be four years and the headship within that tenure should rotate between the members every eight…
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Columns

Parliamentary Debate: Adede’s Sobering Insight, By Louis Odion

Long before the National Assembly became known more or less as a “fattening grotto” for lawmakers on account of humongous compensation package recieved, that same arena was once inhabited by not a few actors with slender appetite, even modest taste. That is the generation that first warmed the seats at…
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Opinion

2019: Placing the Anti-corruption Plan On the Ballot, By Mbasekei Martin Obono

Citizens and the electorates should demand that political parties and their candidates must have anti-corruption strategic plans. Each political party must have its own version of the plan, which its members and candidates must subscribe to. The strategic plan must be detailed enough to provide steps that would be taken…
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Columns

Party Primaries, Direct and Indirect Dismissal of Popular Mandates, By Jibrin Ibrahim

...what is clear is that this season of primaries has shown the fragility of our democracy. Once again, it has become clear to all that Nigerian democracy has a great weakness because of the lack of respect for internal party democracy and the consequent recurrent disrespect for party rules, particularly…
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Columns

The Peoples Democratic Congress And The All Progressives Party, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

The Nigerian electorate must analyse the raging prostitution of partisan interests beyond its potential to oust Buhari from government. It may or may not hurt Buhari in 2019, but it will surely hurt democracy and, by extension, the people. There has never been a time in Nigeria’s political history when…
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Columns

The Shehu Sani Revelation and the Right Price of Democracy, By Majeed Dahiru

While it is not in doubt that there is an urgent need to reduce the cost of governance, it will be a danger to democracy to whittle the current pay structure of members of the National Assembly without a corresponding drastic reduction in executive control of the public purse and…
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