Tag: democracy

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EditorMarch 27, 2017

Office Of The Citizen with Chude Jideonwo: How do we recover – urgently – our dignity as Nigerians?

by Chude Jideonwo Let me tell you about my driver of seven years. The first sign of trouble when he ...

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Op-ed EditorMarch 22, 2017

The Thread: Hameed Ali is a metaphor for the APC administration- power drunk

There is an ongoing drama at the NASS theatre starring Hameed Ali, the Nigerian Customs boss, Dino Melaye and other ...

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EditorMarch 22, 2017

Office Of The Citizen with Chude Jideonwo: How it came to be that Jonathan is an option in 2019

by Chude Jideonwo I got a lot of panicked responses after my last piece; the panic focused on one small ...

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EditorMarch 20, 2017

Office Of The Citizen with Chude Jideonwo: Will the third party candidates please stand up?

by Chude Jideonwo Nigerians talk a good game about third party candidacies, especially Nigerians on social media.   They speak ...

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EditorMarch 15, 2017

Office Of The Citizen with Chude JIdeonwo: How did Obasanjo allow his legacy get off the rails?

by Chude Jideonwo In the world these days, it is impossible to have a nuanced discussion about too many things. ...

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Op-ed EditorMarch 7, 2017

Cheta Nwanze: What the Tor Tiv events say about our democracy

by Cheta Nwanze One of the major problems of the Nigerian state is that we do not even know what ...

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Op-ed EditorMarch 7, 2017

Opinion: Africa- a country beyond itself

by Philips Chidumebi   The world as we know is made up of seven continents, each unique to itself and ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaMarch 3, 2017

People told me I will be Nigeria’s last president – Obasanjo

by Dolapo Adelana Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has said he was once told that he will be the last president ...

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Op-ed EditorMarch 1, 2017

The Thread: It’s only a matter of time before the DSS comes for you

What is the DSS up to exactly? The other day it was Apostle Suleman they attempted to kidnap in the ...

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AzeezFebruary 20, 2017

Closure of PDP meeting venue bad news for democracy – Ekweremadu

by Azeez Adeniyi Deputy President of the Senate, Mr Ike Ekweremadu, has said the barricading of the PDP meeting venue ...

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Op-ed EditorFebruary 17, 2017

The Thread: MI Abaga and other Nigerians cry out for the FG to #FreeAudu

Since Audu Maikori, Chocolate City Group boss and native of Southern Kaduna took on the job of letting Nigerians know ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaFebruary 15, 2017

Despite President Buhari’s absence, our democracy is working – Saraki

by Dolapo Adelana Senate President Bukola Saraki says the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari has created no vacuum in the ...

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Op-ed EditorFebruary 7, 2017

Opinion: Like Hitler, like Trump?

by Ogbonna Nwuke It wasn’t really supposed to be easy either for America or for a world order that has ...

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Op-ed EditorFebruary 5, 2017

The Thread: This is no longer a democracy | #IStandWithNigeria

As Twitter NG recoils from 2Baba’s decision to cancel the protest under what appears to be duress, Nigerians are asking ...

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Op-ed EditorFebruary 5, 2017

The Thread: Enough is Enough Nigeria says the protest must go on; Nigerians react

The February 6th protest that had been announced by 2Baba in conjunction with @EIENigeria was cancelled by 2Baba yesterday. Still ...

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Op-ed EditorJanuary 28, 2017

Feyi Fawehinmi: The colonialists stopped us from killing ourselves to glory

by Feyi Fawehinmi Constitutional Monarchies Think of 5 peaceful well governed countries you'd like to live in around the world. ...

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Op-ed EditorJanuary 19, 2017

Cheta Nwanze: The contrast between Trump’s America and Buhari’s Nigeria

by Cheta Nwanze Speaking as a someone foreign to that country, all my life, I have had a love-hate relationship ...

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Op-ed EditorJanuary 19, 2017

Opinion: Jammeh’s Defiance, ECOWAS Mistake and Buhari’s Bad Example

by Jude Ndukwe As it is now, The Gambia is under emergency rule as declared by its president of 22 ...

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RoqeebahDecember 17, 2016

Why Gambia’s election chairman is a true African hero

The first we heard from this good man was on the 28th of November when he boldly expressed his disappointment ...

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RoqeebahDecember 12, 2016

YNaija Editorial: Stop explaining – or regretting – your vote for Buhari 

Over the weekend, a storm in a teacup erupted amongst that troublesome group on the Internet called ‘Nigerian influencers’ – ...

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Isime EseneDecember 9, 2016

LONG READ: Why there is no such thing as the anti-establishment

In one of the most bizarre events of the 21st century, billionaire businessman Donald Trump, with no record of public ...

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ToluDecember 7, 2016

#GhanaDecides: Here’s everything you should know about Ghana’s two major presidential candidates

Ghanaians are at the polls today and making their voting choices for most may not be burdensome as, though there are seven ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 7, 2016

Opinion: Perspectives on Ghana and Gambia elections

by Jide Ojo Today, December 7, 2016, about 15.7 million Ghanaians are filing out to vote a new president and ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 7, 2016

Farooq Kperogi: Reverse Robin Hoodism as Buhari’s governing policy

by Farooq Kperogi To understand “reverse Robin Hoodism,” you first have to understand Robin Hoodism. Robin Hoodism is the willfully ...

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Joachim MacEbongDecember 7, 2016

#GhanaDecides: The significance of Ghana’s elections to Africa

Today, Ghanaians go to the polls in the 7th general elections since the return of democracy and civilian rule in ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 1, 2016

Olusegun Adeniyi: Pot of soup democracy

by Olusegun Adeniyi The Ondo State gubernatorial election has come and gone and by most objective accounts, the votes were ...

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Op-ed EditorNovember 28, 2016

Opinion: From Nigeria to the world, the youth are making a bold statement

by Eta E. Uso On November 22, 2016, the Not Too Young To Run campaign which originated in Nigeria, became a ...

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Op-ed EditorNovember 26, 2016

The Thread: Fidel Castro loved Africa

Whatever might be said or spun about Fidel Castro, he was a man that did not turn his back on ...

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Op-ed EditorNovember 26, 2016

The Thread: Eruptions of joy as Fidel Castro’s death is announced

Fidel Castro is dead, and the good people of Miami and half of Twitter are overjoyed. Fidel Castro was an ...

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Op-ed EditorNovember 25, 2016

Moses Ochonu: Neoliberal globalisation, the white working class and American exceptionalism

by Moses Ochonu Much of the whining about the American working class falling victim to neoliberal globalization is rooted in ...

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