Tag: democracy

EditorJune 15, 2017

The 5 types of reactions to Bukola Saraki’s trial dismissal

by Alexander O. Onukwue And after 23 months of court appearances, it turns out Senator Bukola Saraki had no case ...

Omoleye OmoruyiJune 15, 2017

“June 12 is not just a story, Abiola was killed with Abuja tea” – Fani Kayode (WATCH)

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode says we should regard June 12 as more than a story as that annulled ...

AzeezJune 13, 2017

Nigerians can fire us if we fail – APC

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the party is aware that Nigerians can vote it out ...

Op-ed EditorJune 6, 2017

Reuben Abati: Two years of change

by Reuben Abati “How is it going my brother? ” “We just dey look. Two years and we thank God.” ...

Op-ed EditorJune 3, 2017

Opinion: Governor Godwin Obaseki’s appointment of 192 Special advisers is laudable. Here is why

by Idemudia Oviosun (PhD)   Yesterday, Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State announced the appointments of 192 Special Assistants to ...

Op-ed EditorJune 2, 2017

Ikemesit Effiong: Analyzing El-rufai’s horrific human rights abuses and Audu Maikori’s N10bn lawsuit

 What happens next to Audu Maikori should concern you. Here’s why.   Audu Maikori has gone on the offensive and ...

Op-ed EditorJune 1, 2017

Opinion: Tinubu ‘Jagaban’ is doomed

by Timi Olagunju This week, I had the privilege of being part of the delegation designated to meet privately with ...

Op-ed EditorJune 1, 2017

Pius Adesanmi: The tyranny of consensus

by Pius Adesanmi I congratulate the President, the President’s supporters, and the Presidency. They have achieved a feat that President ...

Omoleye OmoruyiMay 31, 2017

The Big 5: These are the stories you should be monitoring today

These are the top five stories you should be monitoring today.  1. Minimum wage: Reps to cause review every five ...

Op-ed EditorMay 30, 2017

MAY 29: The greatest threat to Nigeria’s Democracy is Justice Abang

by Deji Adeyanju Nigeria has experienced 18 years of uninterrupted democracy from 1999 to 2017. During this period, we have ...

AzeezMay 30, 2017

#TFPOpenGov: Cost of running government is unacceptable, too expensive – Peter Obi

Former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi has said the cost of running government in Nigeria is unacceptable and too ...

Omoleye OmoruyiMay 30, 2017

Democracy is not something we can exchange for something else – Reuben Abati (READ)

Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to former president, Goodluck Jonathan, Reuben Abati, in a new publication, talked about how democracy ...

Op-ed EditorMay 30, 2017

Reuben Abati: Democracy, Biafra and a sense of history

by Reuben Abati It is sad that many Nigerians today talk glibly about the possibility of a coup or of ...

Omoleye OmoruyiMay 28, 2017

Nigeria: A country under neocolonialism in a pseudo-democratic era #DemocracyDay

When Nigeria was declared an independent state on October 1st, 1960, the whole country went into a ‘we-have-won’ jamboree and ...

Op-ed EditorMay 27, 2017

Tribute: Giant strides of the ‘Ajele’ Aregbesola at 60!

by abiodun KOMOLAFE   Two major factors influenced my decision to support Rauf Aregbesola, especially, in his reelection bid as governor of the ...

Op-ed EditorMay 26, 2017

Opinion: Macron’s Win – Hope for the Nigerian Youth

by Bode Ekerin One fundamental question keeps echoing with subtle resonance in my mind. Have the Nigerian youth gotten any ...

Ayomide EkerinMay 25, 2017

Why a military coup is out of the question for Nigeria

At a time when the Office of the Citizen has become the highest office in the land, Nigerians cannot afford ...

Ayomide EkerinMay 25, 2017

This is why military coups don’t make sense

Coups don’t make sense; it’s as simple as that. Forget the speeches coup plotters deliver after the coup, promising a ...

Ayomide EkerinMay 24, 2017

#InCaseYouMissedIt: Here’s what Nigeria looked like under the military – a Timeline

Nigerians no dey carry last. Before you lecture me about how that line is for Warri people, let me ask ...

EditorMay 22, 2017

The YNaija Editorial: A coup in Nigeria must not be allowed

Last week, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai issued a warning against politicians who have been meeting ...

Op-ed EditorMay 20, 2017

Opinion: Africans crave freedom yet neither hate bondage nor love it!

by Nimi Princewill “Indifference” best describes the willpower of a great portion of Africans who desire, yet slumber on their ...

AzeezMay 19, 2017

Buratai’s warning: Nigerians will defend democracy – APC

by Azeez Adeniyi The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday said Nigerians will resist possible attempt to topple the government ...

AzeezMay 18, 2017

Buratai’s warning: Those seeking change must do it democratically – UK

by Azeez Adeniyi The United Kingdom has said it would continue to support democracy as the only system of government ...

Op-ed EditorMay 16, 2017

Reuben Abati: The New President in France

by Reuben Abati Emmanuel Macron, the 39-year old who was sworn in on Sunday, May 14 as the new President ...

AzeezMay 12, 2017

Democracy wins yet again! – EiE Nigeria & BudgIT commend the National Assembly for opening their budget

BudgIT and EiE Nigeria wish to commend the leadership of the National Assembly for releasing the breakdown of their 2017 ...

Omoleye OmoruyiMay 10, 2017

Gambian president, Barrow, fires officials loyal to Jammeh

by Omoleye Omoruyi Gambian President, Adama Barrow on Wednesday fired Gambia’s Central Bank Governor and three other bank officials that ...

Op-ed EditorApril 24, 2017

Nigeria: Why we must continue to fight for representative democracy

by Abdulmumin Yinka Ajia Before the advent of Western style representative democracy that most of the civilized world now practice, ...

Op-ed EditorApril 22, 2017

Opinion: PDP, Ize-Iyamu, why do you persecute the law?

by Idemudia Oviosun If, by virtue of some beneficial imagination, or a heightened sense of humour, we assumed that Heaven, ...

Op-ed EditorApril 19, 2017

Opinion: Abracadabra! Behold, the scammer and the scammed

by Bayo Oluwasanmi Nigerians are horrified, and rightly so, for what passes for corruption in today’s Nigeria. It’s important to ...

Op-ed EditorApril 18, 2017

Opinion: David Umahi- The unsung hero of Nigerian democracy

By Philip Nweze The story I’m about to tell seems too good to be true. It is one that cannot ...

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