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Election by lottery: A new approach to Nigerian democracy -By Nmi Wariboko

  Electioneering is warfare in Nigeria. Billions of naira are invested in campaigns and conducting elections. War and money have not yielded wise leaders for the country. Is it not time for us to generate creative ideas on how we can peacefully and cheaply select citizens for offices? I suggest that we complement our system […]

  Five major political parties contested for power under the Nigerian second republic which officially began on the first day of October 1979. They were: The National Party of Nigeria (NPN), The United Party of Nigeria (UPN) and The Nigerian People’s Party (NPP). Others were the Great Nigerian People’s Party (GNPP) and the People’s Redemption Party (PRP). Two […]

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  “Nigeria’s political problems sprang from the carefree manner the British took over, administered and abandoned the people of Nigeria…” Ademola Ademoyega WHY WE STRUCK It is so unfortunate that some elements in the country are joining the Federal Government to make a hill out of a moll unnecessarily. It is extremely hilarious that some […]

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  When the Nigerian Army declared a journalist and two human rights defenders wanted last year for alleged links with the satanic Boko Haram sect, I pointed out that it was an act of illegality on the ground that the Terrorism Act 2011 as amended by the Terrorism (Prevention) (Amendment) Act 2013, has not conferred […]

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  It seems our attention, energy and the bulk of our resources are channelled into the wrong causes as we neglect the weighty issues and occupy ourselves with issues that will not move us forward as a people. In the discourse about moving forward, countries determine the direction of the forward movement and the leadership […]

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History recalls that there have once been the wind of tyranny of mediaeval, which was blown across the four-walls of the world in the middle age. In the same vein, history recalls that there have been renaissance, which literally means re-birth of learning in all spheres of life including liberation from the tyranny of the […]

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  Flooding and coastal erosion have been prevalent along the meandering axis of the Atlantic Ocean, River Niger, River Benue and Deltaic regions of Nigeria. It has become a yearly occurrence seeing a large number of lands, families, property and businesses being displaced and or swallowed up by floods and or disappearing under the menace […]

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  Continuity of life is a necessary ingredient for the progress of any society. This is hinged on the importance of the mechanism(s) that ensures this continuity. Their force inherent, their productivity, a potential that cannot be completely harnessed makes this mechanism a force highly coveted by the high and mighty. They know that this […]

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The most evil document in circulation in the world today, I am told, is the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (amended or not). It is such a bad document that it is only fit for the refuse dump. I am further told that all the problems and troubles with Nigeria can be […]

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  We are the minorities, we are the governed, we are the masses, we are the abused citizens, we are at the receiving ends of every government policies, “we are the people” referred to in the concept of constitutional democracy, we are the bosses to everybody in position of authority through the democratic process. It […]

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