Opinion

Nigeria’s Judges: Getting Set To Cast the Final Votes Of the 2019 Elections, By Chidi Odinkalu

Democracy may be about choices and decisions by citizens in theory. As practised in Nigeria, however, what is clear from these three seasons is that there is very little room in it for the average citizen. If they is anything, citizens are mostly spectators. Every election cycle in Nigeria has…
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Columns

Bleak Horizon for Democracy in Africa, By Jibrin Ibrahim

One clear indication of this process of the current reality of elections without democracy is the persistence and growth of the abuse of the powers of incumbency to perpetuate personal dictatorships parading as democracy. So many of our rulers in Africa are back to the African tradition of presidents for…
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Opinion

President Museveni and his hypocritical  attack on Nigeria, By Femi Falana

It is the height of hypocrisy on the part of Ugandan President Museveni to attempt to ridicule Nigeria over the ongoing war on terror. President Yoweni Museveni attended the grand finale rally for the National Resistance Movement (NRM) woman flagbearer, Mrs Rebecca Nalwanga at Kalanga in Uganda last week. In condemning the…
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Femi Fani-Kayode

Boko Haram, Our President and Museveni’s Contempt (Part 1), By Femi Fani-Kayode

Dante Alighieri’s epic 14th century poem titled ‘’Inferno” (which means ‘’hell’’ in Italian) paints a frightful picture that portrays hell as having nine burning circles, each of which is reserved for various categories of offenders. It is a deeply disturbing and troubling depiction of a place that was clearly not designed…
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