Tag: democracy

YNaijaAugust 30, 2023

Analyzing the Ousting of Ali Bongo as President of Gabon: Coup or the End of Tyranny?

The recent ousting of Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba has plunged the nation into uncertainty. This development raises important questions ...

YNaijaAugust 14, 2023

TG Omori Says Kingship and not Democracy is Needed For Africa’s Progress

In a recent talk on the Zero Conditions podcast, ThankGod Omori Jesam, better known as TG Omori, a Nigerian music ...

YNaijaAugust 12, 2023

Defence Headquarters of Nigeria Denounces Coup Claims, Reaffirms Allegiance to Democracy

In a resolute stance, the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) of Nigeria has categorically denied any inclination towards a coup, affirming its ...

YNaijaMay 6, 2023

Nigeria’s Democracy is Maturing, 2023 Elections Taught Valuable Lessons – Buhari; Senate Advances Bill to Regulate and Establish Standards for Christian Practice | 5 Things That Should Matter Today

Across Nigeria’s 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, these are the five top Nigerian news stories you shouldn’t miss Nigeria’s Democracy is Maturing, ...

YNaijaFebruary 22, 2023

Make your respective choices in the best interest of our land – Goodluck Jonathan pens goodwill message to Nigerians

Former president Goodluck Jonathan has called on politicians in Nigeria to avoid violence, behave with restraint, and strengthen the country’s ...

YNaijaJanuary 26, 2023

Tragedy as Nigerian Air Force accidentally bombs 100 civilians; Northerners conspiring for Shettima to replace Tinubu as president – Naja’atu Mohammed | 5 Things That Should Matter Today

Across Nigeria’s 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, these are the five top Nigerian news stories you shouldn’t miss: Tragedy ...

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 ...

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