Tag: democracy

Uroupa KiakubuSeptember 3, 2020

The video from South Africa should help Nigerian leaders understand what free speech is

Unless we have redefined what a democratic society is, everyone has the right to speak out against certain policies in ...

EditorDecember 7, 2019

YNaija Editorial: Muhammadu Buhari is playing with fire 

The details don’t matter. Whatever you heard, from a blog, a WhatsApp group, from your neighbor downstairs, who saw snatches ...

tosin adesinaJanuary 8, 2019

When is the Nigerian military going to be called to order?

While it is expected that the military should have purged itself of anti-democratic behavior, the Nigerian Army continues to perpetrate ...

YWriterJune 12, 2018

Red Card Movement: When You Hear Democracy, what do you think of?

When you hear democracy, it is another word for your right to life and the dignity of life. Often defined ...

Op-ed EditorDecember 11, 2017

Demola Olarewaju: PDP National Convention 2017 – The most democratic ever

by Demola Olarewaju   In terms of choosing a presidential candidate, the stakes are always high and it is usually ...

AzeezNovember 24, 2017

It has clamped down on all forms of democracy | 5 reasons Atiku gave for leaving APC

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has finally left the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) after several rumours of his planned ...

EditorNovember 20, 2017

[The Injustice Blog] Punishing women combatants for excellence is the kind of backward thinking Nigeria needs to be rid of

At a time the world is creating more space for women and breaking the barriers that once limited them, we’ve ...

Omoleye OmoruyiNovember 18, 2017

“I am not Buhari’s enemy, criticism is good for democracy” – Fayose

The governor of Ekiti, Ayodele Fayose has said President Muhammadu Buhari criticism by him or any other person, are acts to strengthen democracy and, ...

AzeezOctober 27, 2017

How I set a new standard for Nigeria’s democracy by conceding defeat – Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has conceding defeat during the 2015 election helped reformed the democratic process in Nigeria. Jonathan said ...

AzeezOctober 23, 2017

Oby Ezekwesili, Kofi Annan, others appointed global state of democracy ambassadors

Obiageli Ezekwesili, Former Vice-President of the World Bank’s Africa division has been appointed as one of the Democracy Ambassadors of the International ...

Op-ed EditorOctober 3, 2017

Reuben Abati: Ambazonia, Biya’s intolerance and internet democracy

by Reuben Abati     A Biafra-like agitation for independence has been unfolding in neighbouring Republic of Cameroon since November ...

Omoleye OmoruyiSeptember 27, 2017

Democracy only guarantees an opportunity to succeed – Dogara

The speaker of the house of representatives, Yakubu Dogara, in Abuja while speaking at a regional conference for young parliamentarians says ...

AzeezSeptember 23, 2017

Nigeria’s democracy threatened by APC, INEC, Police – Wike

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike has said Nigeria’s democracy is being threatened by a conspiracy between the Independent National Electoral ...

Op-ed EditorSeptember 22, 2017

Opinion: Lessons for Nigeria from 2017 International Day of Democracy

by Jide Ojo Since 2007, United Nations has set aside September 15 of every year as International Day of Democracy. ...

Op-ed EditorAugust 19, 2017

Moses Ochonu: Democracy was good enough to remove Jonathan. Why isn’t it good enough for Buhari?

by Moses Ochouu Selective outrage, situational activism, and hypocrisy are bigger threats to Nigeria than corruption is, for it is ...

Op-ed EditorAugust 16, 2017

Opinion: Nigeria, I hate thee

by Bayo Olu Nigeria is a dying nation. For many years that distasteful reality has been painfully obvious to those ...

Op-ed EditorAugust 11, 2017

Opinion: This is why the #ResumeOrResign protests are necessary

by Jude Ndukwe It is 95 days today since the president, General Muhammadu Buhari, rtd, left the shores of our ...

Op-ed EditorAugust 11, 2017

Opinion: We don’t need more heroes, please

by James Inedu George The average span of the best politician elected into office in many democracies without rigged constitutions ...

Op-ed EditorAugust 10, 2017

Opinion: President Buhari’s regime and the constant attack on freedom of expression

by Gbenga Odunsi Several criticisms have trailed the policies of the Buhari-led administration, as most of them have posed a serious ...

Op-ed EditorJuly 19, 2017

#NotTooYoungToRun: Why Legislators must not kill this bill

by Hamzat Lawal To say that I, and indeed all Nigerian youth, are disappointed at the recent development in the ...

AzeezJuly 16, 2017

Fake news is distorting democracy in our country – Trump

President Trump early Sunday blasted the news media for using unidentified sources and “highly slanted and even fraudulent reporting.” “With ...

Op-ed EditorJuly 14, 2017

Opinion: The Nigerian democratic experiment and the influence of the undemocratic forces Of the Mob

By Dele Awogbeoba   Nigeria has had a rather chequered history with democracy. Since 1999, Nigeria has had an uninterrupted ...

Omoleye OmoruyiJuly 9, 2017

Osun APC congratulates Ademola Adeleke for his victory in the Osun West election

The Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has congratulated the people of Osun West Senatorial District and Ademola ...

EditorJuly 7, 2017

[YNaija 2019]: Getting ready for Nigeria’s first Democracy Generation

by Mark Amaza In less than two years time, the fifth General Elections of our Fourth Republic will take place ...

Op-ed EditorJuly 7, 2017

Opinion: Nigeria needs to embrace- not silence- diversity

by Feyisayo Anjorin   The fight for justice and equality – not just for personal reasons but for the sake of ...

Op-ed EditorJune 27, 2017

“Bashing Trump makes CNN big money, but their greed has cost them” | 9 takeaways from Piers Morgan’s article

Since Donald Trump moved into office as POTUS 45, he has been the central focus of foreign media outfits. Each ...

EditorJune 23, 2017

Melaye’s recall necessary for Nigeria’s democracy

Alexander O. Onukwue Democracy, the world over, is founded on one fundamental principle: that the source of the authority of ...

Op-ed EditorJune 23, 2017

Opinion: The type of restructuring Nigeria needs

by Jide Ojo For quite some time now, there has been a clamour for the restructuring of Nigeria. Not a ...

Op-ed EditorJune 17, 2017

Opinion: Too late to save divided, separate, hostile and unequal Nigeria

by Bayo Olu We have witnessed the independence of Slovenia from the former Yugoslavia, the collapse of the Soviet Union, ...

Op-ed EditorJune 16, 2017

Opinion: This is why Nigeria should be restructured

by Jide Ojo Rebellion cannot exist without the feeling that somewhere, in some way, you are justified          – Albert Camus ...

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