Improving The Prospects For Free, Fair And Credible
Elections In Nigeria Through Constitutional Alteration.
By Otive Igbuzor, PhD
It is through the
exercise of franchise or the right to vote that citizens can perform
this role. Unfortunately, from the history of elections in Nigeria
from the colonial era till date, there are challenges for free, fair
and credible elections and citizens are losing the right to vote or
the vote counting towards the final electoral outcome
Study Notes on Nigeria’s Youth Revolt.
minimum objectives have not been met, would the EndSARS protest be
in vain? I asked my female compatriot. She responded: “Those
objectives failing, then let it at least be that notice has been
served regarding the masses’ capabilities and readiness to ensure
that going forward cannot be business as usual.”
Situational Tribalists And A Naïve Populace.
The most painful
thing is that while the hungry and haggard masses are out there
fighting each other, the politicians whom they wrongly assume is
their champion is behind closed doors negotiating a better deal for
himself. Once he has been settled satisfactorily, he would come out
and tell his people to halt the hostilities. He may let a few crumbs
fall to them, that is, those who did not die during the conflicts.
Nigeria’s Struggle to a New Nation in the Age
of Digitization: A Perspective on the #ENDSARS Protest.
Marwan Haruna, Ph.D.
Obviously since the return of democracy in
1999 to date, the self-evident truth that the security and
welfare of Nigeria’s citizens is far from settled. Recent
happenings across the country, are a manifestation of that
and a consequence to the new world order; DIGTIZATION. The
imperative then, for a change in governance that must
conform to the current realities.
Hungry and Angry: Youth Can Only Be
Temporarily Subdued or Suppressed.
When masses are fed up, it only takes the
last straw to break the camel's back as we saw in Morocco
where one unemployed graduate sparked revolt. Recovery
becomes hard and long resulting in the rich eating one
another as the poverty stricken cold hands reach into
privileged class and grip those that refuse to listen to the
voices of reasonable masses. It happened in Lebanon,
Somalia, Sudan before it got to Libya (made worse by
imperialist opportunists). Yet, greed for loot and power,
blind Nigeria’s stubborn Vagabonds in Power.
Tribute to late Hassan Wayam (1945-2020).
By Nura Jibo MRICS
One unfortunate incident that happened in
Nigeria in the year 2015 was the election violence that made
Hassan Wayam lost one of his heirs, Aliyu (Danladi) Hassan
Wayam. Amidst military curfew and lockdown in Zaria, Hassan
out of concern sent Danladi to see if the curfew was
loosened so that he could buy them foodstuff and restock.
The soldiers spotted Danladi out and shot him in the head.
It was this pathetic scenario that made Hassan Wayam highly
depressed and unforgiving to Nigeria’s Goodluck Ebele
Jonathan’s Government. The rest is history!
President Comes, Presidents Goes, Nation Remains.
By Anthony Akinola
However, patriotic Nigerians
must always seek to protect the sovereignty of their nation
at all times. There would be those who would want to exploit
a crisis situation to achieve unconnected objectives. The
call for Buhari to resign may be unnecessary. The agitation
for the breakup of Nigeria cannot be sustained on the
platform of the current crisis, not least because police
corruption, extortion and brutality, have been a national
malaise. Of course, all religions have failed our nation in
#EndSARS: How We Came to the Sorry State. By
Our leaders simply
buried their heads in the sand. They turned deaf ears and cast blind
eyes. They carried on with blissful indifference as the dam was
recording incremental rise. The alarm rang out stridently yet
couldn’t awaken them to the disaster that was shaping up. The
breaches were in plain sight. Finally, the dam gave way, releasing
its content with fury and carrying everything along its path. Today,
the land is pervaded with tears, sorrow and regret!