‘Democracy is at risk’: Biden warns about political violence ahead of midterms

Warning that democracy itself is in peril, President Joe Biden called on Americans Wednesday night to use their ballots in next week’s midterm elections to stand up against lies, violence and dangerous “ultra MAGA” election disruptors who are trying to…

The conjoined Nigerian twins called democracy and military rule – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

The grotesque Nigerian twins called democracy and military rule are crucially joined at the stomach. The military politicos and the civilian politicians eat into the same fat stomach like Siamese twins.  It is little wonder then that two generals of…

As democracy enters a slippery slope in Nigeria -Magnus Onyibe

In Nigeria, democracy is in turmoil.  Although it has been long  in coming, the exodus of governors from the main opposition party, PDP to the ruling party, APC which has been steering the ship of state at a time that…

Pay attention to this tale of Biafra, Nigeria and kleptocratic kakistocracy – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

This year marks the 50th year of the end of the Biafra war, and I can’t stay quiet on the matter. If the powers-that-be like, let them enact a Hate Speech Decree in a democracy, I make bold to stress…

Dear Nigerians, I will not run in 2023 – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has declared this decade as Nigeria’s decade.  He also put paid to insinuations that he is seeking a third term in office. In a letter to the nation, the President declared without equivocation – “I will be standing down in 2023 and will…

South African writer Pumla Gqola on books and liberation (DW)

Twenty-five years after the first post-apartheid elections took place in South Africa, Pumla Gqola, a prominent feminist author in the country, shares her views on democracy with DW. Author and activist Pumla Gqola was 21-years-old when the first post-apartheid elections…

Nigeria 2019: Have we learnt any lessons? – Reuben Abati

The 2019 general election in Nigeria has been described by international and local observers, stakeholders, direct participants and the electorate themselves as a “disappointment”, “a bad day for democracy”, “a step back from whatever Nigeria may have achieved since the…

Anambra: The renegades are gathering again – Chinedu Nzeribe

There is a human tendency to become complacent when things are going very well. People assume that things can never go bad again, believing the worst is over. This is so even among the most rigorous scholars in the world.…

Our democracy is under threat – Uche Secondus

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is forced to take a stand and make the following pronouncements at this crucial point because our democracy is under threat of derailment. Firstly, I want to categorically state that our collation centres have all…

Go out and vote! – Buhari urges Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on all eligible voters in Nigeria to “go out vote” so that we can “better perfect our democracy.” The president also assured foreign observers and monitors of their safety. He made these comments in an…

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