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Council chair hails traditional institution’s role in democracy

January 29, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The chairman of Gwagwalada area council, Honourable  Adamu Mustapha Danze has praised the role of the traditional institution in the sustenance of Nigeria’s democracy.   The chairman made this assertion during a courtesy visit to the Aguma of Gwagwalada,  Alhaji Muhammadu Magaji in his palace in Gwagwalada, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, Tuesday 28, January 2020. He  said government will Read More

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Cleric cautions Nigerians on abuse of democracy

December 13, 2019 Editorial III 0

President of Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) Worldwide, Pastor Abraham Akinosun, has cautioned Nigerians against abusing the democracy being enjoyed in Nigeria. Akinosun gave the caution while speaking with newsmen after the ordination of over 2,000 new pastors at the headquarters of the church at Ikeji-Arakeji in Osun, Thursday. “There is a limit to freedom in any democracy. We should not Read More

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Buharism: The case for national ideology

July 7, 2019 Editorial IV 0

It is quite remarkable that Nigerians who regularly lament the lack of ideology in our practice of democracy and agonise over the seeming preference for carry-go democracy among politicians, have failed to recognise the elements of an ideology in the policy thrust of the Buhari administration. It is disappointing that despite unanimity on the devastating impact of corruption and desperate Read More

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Democracy: Beyond symbolism and drama

June 29, 2019 Editorial III 0

Whatever informs the designation of a particular day as “democracy day,” the fact remains that no single event no matter how watershed, epic, epochal or even significantly milestone could be sufficiently democratic to guarantee democracy. No outline of single electoral process, no matter how credible, free and fair can ultimately qualify as the final product of democracy and therefore, its Read More

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Bauchi politics and the estimable M.A Abubakar

June 17, 2019 Editorial IV 0

When the western world and the exponents of democracy were busy leveraging on the system for rapid economic development and massive citizen participation and enlightenment, Africans, precisely Nigeria, as the giant of African nations, still calls a system that was resurrected since 1999 a nascent democracy. This is simply due to the incongruous manner in which our nation has been Read More

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Pictures: Jonathan storms South Africa, set for election duty

May 1, 2019 Editor 0

Former President Goodluck Jonathan a while ago on Wednesday arrived South Africa, where he is expected to join other foreign observers to monitor election. Jonathan who disclosed this via his twitter handle said: “I arrived Johannesburg early this morning to lead the Election Observation Mission of the @EISAfrica to South Africa’s national and provincial elections. While illuminating on democratic gains Read More

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Support APC candidates, Keyamo tells Buhari’s on-line supporters

March 7, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Director of Strategic Communications of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Festus Keyamo, (SAN), has called on the President Buhari on-line supporters to support other candidates of the party in March 9 polls. Keyamo, who made the call in a statement he issued Wednesday in Abuja, noted that the support became imperative for the governorship/state House of Assembly elections Read More

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Presidential, NASS elections subversion of Kwarans’ will- CNPP

March 5, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) Kwara state chapter Tuesday described the outcome of the February 23 presidential and national assembly elections in the state a rape on democracy and the subversion of the will of the people of the state. It regretted that the conduct of the elections in the state was largely marred by irregularities, obviously perpetrated Read More

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Monarch charges politicians on sportsmanship

February 25, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Sarkin Deddere in Nasarawa state, Alhaji Balarabe Saidu-Muhammad, has called on politicians in the country to imbibe the spirit of sportsmanship by accepting electoral outcomes in good faith.Saidu-Muhammad made the call on Monday in Lafia, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).“It will do us a lot of good if we can emulate developed countries, where Read More

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Governorship poll: Yobe North sure of victory for APC Candidate

February 7, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Electorates in Yobe North senatorial district have assured the gubernatorial Candidate under the platform of All Progressives Congress  (APC), Mai Mala Buni, of total support. The party’s stalwarts made the pledge on Thursday at the flagging-off off campaign rally at Nguru in the state. The secretary to the state government, Baba Mallam Wali, who hails from the area, called on Read More

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ADP is one of the youngest political parties in the country, how much contribution has your party made to grow this democracy?

June 22, 2018 Blueprint 0

We have changed the face of democracy in Nigeria since we came on board because before we came new parties were registered. Apart from the APC, and merger during Attahiru Jega’s time, I can’t remember the number of parties that were registered until we put a lot of pressure on INEC, they had to register us. When we were registered, Read More

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Help Nigeria out of present political darkness, Frank begs Theresa May

June 6, 2018 Blueprint 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Timi Frank, has urged the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Theresa May, and her country to prevail on the government of Nigeria on the alleged human rights abuses and persecution of some perceived opponents of President Muhammadu Buhari. Frank, while describing the situation of things in Nigeria, said “as Read More

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Democracy Day: APC-UK commends Buhari on development

May 29, 2018 Blueprint 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) United Kingdom chapter, has commended the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration for its efforts to fast-track the nation’s development. The leader UK chapter of the party, gave the commendation in an interview with Tuesday in Abuja, as part of activities marking this year’s democracy day. Appraising the President’s three years in office, Omole said ”only a Read More

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Democracy day: FG declares Tuesday public holiday

May 25, 2018 Blueprint 0

The federal government has declared Tuesday, 29th May as public holiday to celebrate the 2018 Democracy Day. The Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. (Rtd) Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, who made the declaration Friday in Abuja on behalf of the federal government, congratulated Nigerians on the occasion, and pledged government’s continued dedication to entrenching democracy in the polity. According to a statement Read More

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NUJ begins democracy dividend tour from Zamfara

April 21, 2018 Blueprint 0

Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), will today begin its democracy dividend tour from Zamfara state, being the state of the chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum, Alhaji Abdul’aziz Yari. A statement by the National Secretary of the union, Shuaibu Usman Leman, yesterday in Abuja, said the media tour was part of the mandate of the NUJ to monitor governance on Read More

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Kebbi: Where democracy is working, by NURADDEEN KAMARU

April 4, 2018 Editorial IV 0

It a fact that, democracy as a system of governance vests virtually all the powers of decision making on the people. The people are the focal point of every democratic leader’s exploits in office. In advanced democracies, elite and political office holders are very much aware of the dangers associated with wielding their perennial powers at the expense of the Read More

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2019: North-central ADP demands presidential slot

March 30, 2018 Editorial IV 0

…Decries hunger, killings nationwide The North Central zone of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) has demanded that the zone should be allowed to produce presidential candidate ahead 2019 general elections. The request came on the heels of the ADP’s insistence that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to vacate office in 2019, saying the current “legacy of killings, hunger and Read More

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2019: It’s dangerous to reject INEC time-table – Jega

March 21, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  Immediate past national chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Prof. Attahiru Jega, has said National Assembly’s rejection of the 2019 general election sequence as fixed by the INEC portents danger for the electoral umpire and Nigeria’s democracy. The former INEC chairman, who conducted the 2015 general elections that ushered in the All Progressives Congress (APC) federal government, Read More

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Ekweremadu to PDP youths: No one can rig 2019 polls

March 16, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has assured that with vigilance of the Nigerian youths, nobody would be able to rig the 2019 general elections. He also assured that the National Assembly caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would not be intimidated from holding the government accountable, just as it would continue to speak the truth in Read More

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Open letter to Okorocha

March 15, 2018 Editorial IV 0

You came into office popular and loved by an overwhelming majority of the Imo people which is obviously the reason you defeated a sitting governor, a no mean feat in our country. You made so many promises all of which you have kept but none of which have been fulfilled. Disregard all the sycophancy; the people are no longer happy Read More

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Contemporary issues in Africa By Peter Obi

March 8, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  Our continent is rising despite its numerous challenges. Africa is home to many great and deeply admired people; I am an African and proudly so. This is not to say we in Africa are averse to public opinion or criticisms, or that Africa does not have serious issues – far from it. We are open to constructive criticisms, constructive Read More

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The right to speak is inalienable in democracy

February 24, 2018 Blueprint 0

We have recorded many instances where the present democratic governments in Nigeria, both at the federal and state levels, have attempted to gag citizens. The federal government tested the waters last year when it classified certain forms of speech, especially ones critical of government, as hate speech. There is no law yet to back this up. Just this week, Nigerians Read More

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2019: Call El-Rufai, Bello to order, ADP tells Buhari

February 23, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Abuja The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to caution the Kaduna state governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, and his counterpart in Kogi state, Yahaya Bello, over what it called “intolerance” of the two chief executives towards oppositions. The ADP made the call in reaction to the alleged destruction of its bill boards in Kogi state and Read More

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2019: Why we endorsed Buhari, Bello – Niger APC

February 21, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Minna Niger state secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Barrister Mohammed Liman, has explained that President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Abubakar Sani Bello were endorsed for second term by the state chapter of the party due to their credible performances, especially in areas of security. Liman stated this yesterday in a press briefing in Minna to throw more light Read More

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ADP accuses Kogi APC of intimidation, harassment

February 20, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Abuja The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi state of intimidating its members and vandalizing its promotional bill boards. The party, accordingly appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to call the state chapter of his party to order and allow democracy to thrive in the state. Further, the party warned that that ruling Read More