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What Edo 2020 reveals about Nigeria’s democracy

21 Years of Democracy In Nigeria: Starting point & where it is

By Ikechukwu Amaechi ON September 19, Edo electorate will perform their civic duty of deciding, in the words of David Easton, the late Canadian-born American political scientist, who will authoritatively allocate the state’s values in the next four years. This exercise is important particularly in a representative democracy. Unfortunately, Nigeria’s democracy is like a sailboat
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CSO hails Buhari, military over gains recorded in fight against insurgents

Abuse of executive orders: Nigeria is being run like a dictatorship

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari is governing Nigeria by fiat. In a practice alien to previous civilian presidents, he is using executive orders to take far-reaching actions. Since assuming office in 2015, Buhari has issued 10 executive orders. So proud is he of such instruments that the Presidency said in a document marking his administration’s fifth anniversary:
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Insecurity, Amaechi

Chibuike Amaechi, Ndi Igbo and 2023

By Ochereoma Nnanna IN December 2012, the Item community in Abia North honoured Arumma Oteh, then Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC. I attended that ceremony in the company of the then CBN Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi; Alex Otti, Diamond Bank GMD and other friends. Then-Governor of Rivers State, Chibuike Amaechi, flew in
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FG declares Amotekun illegal: They’re joking ― Afenifere

N54billion for ‘Babi Allah’

By Yinka Odumakin WHILE in detention during the General Ibrahim Babangida regime, Dr. Beko  Ransome-Kuti became so frail and collapsed in court. His brother, Olufela, would not take that lightly. He called those of us in the media who are his friends to his house for a briefing.  As he was talking, he saw his
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Nuts and bolts of governance

By Owei Lakemfa I AM surprised that organisations that want to be taken serious said they are surprised that the President Muhammadu Buhari government, in the midst of crushing poverty exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, announced the immediate increase of fuel litre from N121.52 to N143.80. I am surprised that they are surprised. I will be
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I’m best for WTO job, but need help with PR — OKONJO-IWEALA

After Buhari, Who Is Next? Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala – 1

Nigeria, at present, has a fixed person who we have elected for the fixed duties of security guarantee and economic prosperity, but, who has turned out to become a public danger. Permit me to apologise, once again, for being one of those who, aggressively, promoted President Buhari in 2011 and 2015. It was a blunder that I will regret for the rest of my present life – and in life after; if there is one.

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