Democracy

19 Years of Democracy

19 Years of Democracy

I believe that one of our limitations, as a country, is the inability to tell our positive stories. We should learn to tell the positive narrative of our existence because…

Senate, thugs and the Mace: Understanding Parliamentary Misconduct

Senate, thugs and the Mace: Understanding Parliamentary Misconduct

On Wednesday, five thugs allegedly walked into the Senate, seized the mace, the symbol of authority of the Senate, walked out, entered a waiting SUV and drove out. After their…

The First Coup

The First Coup

“Anybody who headed a military regime subverted the wishes of the people… We all subverted the wishes of the people.” General Ibrahim Babangida (Tell Magazine, 7/12/98) Forty-three…

In Nigeria Democracy Survives, But Not Because of Political Science

In Nigeria Democracy Survives, But Not Because of Political Science

Yes indeed, the state of the Nigerian State is serious. The State is crumbling before our eyes and it is clear that a rescue mission is necessary. The community of…