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Crisis In Edo State, An Embarrassment To Nigerian Democracy – Ekweremadu

Ike Ekweremadu Former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu has described the crisis rocking the political class in Edo state is an embarrassment to Nigeria’s democracy. Senator Ekweremadu made this remark during the Enugu Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) congress to elect new executives of the party at the state level. Also Read: Edo Assembly Crisis: Obaseki […]

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This Strange Disease Called Nigerian Democracy

The dawn of democracy on May 29, 1999 brought with it refreshing hope for the citizenry that had groped in darkness under 15 years of unbroken military regimes. A former military leader who had then become a strong advocate of democracy, General Olusegun Obasanjo (retd) was elected as president. Many Nigerians then saw his emergence […]

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Fasanmi fought for independence, democracy – Adebanjo

Afenifere chieftain, Ayo Adebanjo, has hailed the late Pa Ayo Fasanmi, who died on Wednesday at the age of 94. Adebanjo, who is a contemporary of Fasanmi, told newsmen that the deceased was one of those who fought for Nigeria’s independence as a foot soldier of the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, in the 1950s. […]

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Ugwuanyi, legend of  Democracy  Day —Ozioko

Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi By Emma Nnadozie Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has been described as the legend of democracy day in Nigeria going by his achievements in office so far. The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor, Walter Ozioko who stated this, weekend, said that Governor Ugwuanyi showed leadership by moving round the state inspecting […]

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People Talk: Assessment of democracy under Buhari’s administration (4)

By Bose Adelaja & Olayinka Latona “We are not practicing democracy in Nigeria because this is not how other democratic countries practice democracy. “We are not enjoying the dividend of democracy; all that I can see presently under President Buhari’s administration is tribalism, lack of trust among others.” — Tomiwa Adediran, Secretary “I think President […]

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‘4th Republic’ is unsentimental in its depiction of faux democracy  [Review]

<p class="">Zainab Omaki and Co approach the film’s theme with a level of sobriety that forces its audience to pay rapt attention. </p> <h1>The surge of Nollywood content on Netflix over the last few weeks has done more to adjust deep seated stereotypes in the industry than influencers have achieved over the years but that’s […]

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Democracy Day: Agricultural devt remains mixed bag of success, failure — AFAN

Says search for leadership with competence should begin By Gabriel Ewepu – Abuja As Nigeria marked Democracy Day on June 12, the All Farmers Association of Nigeria, AFAN, Saturday, scored the nation’s agricultural development as a mixed bag of failure and success. This was stated by the National President, AFAN, Arc Kabir Ibrahim, while speaking […]

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Democracy Day: AUDA-NEPAD Boss Calls For Sustenance Of Founders Vision

LEADERSHIP : The National Coordinator and Chief executive Officer of Africa Union Development Agency, New Partnership for Africa’s Development and Africa Peer Review Mechanism (AUDA-NEPAD/APRM) Princess Gloria Akobundu, has called on leaders to build on the legacies of the Nation’s founding Fathers as well as their predecessors’ programmes. Akobundu said on the occasion of 21 […]

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Democracy Day: Ogoni ‘ll sustain struggle till murdered Saro-Wiwa, others are exonerated

We will not allow rigging on our soil come 2023 ― MOSOP By Egufe Yafugborhi MOVEMENT for Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) has affirmed that Ogoni people in Rivers State will not relent in the struggle for better stakes in the Nigeria union, particularly against moves to restore oil production on their soil. In a […]

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Hard knocks, praises trail Buhari’s Democracy Day national broadcast

President Muhammadu Buhari By Clifford Ndujihe and Dapo Akinrefon President Muhammadu Buhari’s Democracy Day broadcast, on Friday has elicited showers of hard knocks and praises in the polity. It didn’t address our problems ― Afenifere The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, said that Buhari’s Democracy Day speech was more of a campaign outing because he failed […]

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Happy Democracy Day Nigeria!

Happy Democracy Day BellaNaijarians! Democracy Day is celebrated to commemorate the restoration of democracy in Nigeria, when Olusegun Obasanjo took office as the President of Nigeria, ending multiple decades of military rule that began in 1966 and had been interrupted only by a brief period of democracy from 1979 to 1983. We want you to remember […]

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