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China’s Sound Governance Has Strong Democratic Foundations

The annual “two sessions” of China’s national legislature and top political advisory body offer the world an important opportunity to gain a better understanding of the essence and practice of Chinese democracy. During this year’s “two sessions”, namely the fifth

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Internal Democracy Faulting Our Primaries

Within the ambits of true democracy, the tenets are well spelt out. The rule of law subsists and makes the beauty of a system that has long eluded most of Africa. In 20 years, Nigeria’s democratic experience has not been

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Overcoming The Pitfalls Of Nigeria’s Democracy

Last week, precisely on Tuesday, May 29, Nigerians observed a national holiday to mark this year’ s Democracy Day celebration. The day was set aside by former President Olusegun Obasanjo to commemorate the country’s return to democratic governance after another

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German Envoy Visits Atiku, Discusses Nigeria’s Economy, Democracy

Former Vice President of Nigeria, Abubakar Atiku on Tuesday recieved Germany’s Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Bernhard Schlagheck on a courtesy visit at his residence. Atiku who expressed pleasure at hosting the diplomat revealed that the duo discussed broad range of

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Military Assures Commitment To Defending Nigeria’s Democracy

By Chidozie Ogbonnaya Responding to a comment by the Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu earlier in the week, regarding a possible Military take over if care is not taken, the Nigerian Military have restated their unalloyed support and

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Lawyers protest in Abuja over DSS hijack of Democracy in Nigeria

As lawyers, women groups, raise alarm on emerging patterns that threaten Nigeria’s Democracy Thousands of protesting lawyers, civil society group led by their coordinator Barr.Agu Okwukwe yesterday marched the Streets of Abuja against the growing excesses of the DG SSS,

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In Ondo APC, Again The Spectre Of Undemocratic Internal Democracy

By Michael Popoola One thing you cannot take away from genuine democratic governance is party politics. In a democratic system of government, the place of political parties is sacrosanct; it forms the bedrock of the entire system. The organisational structure of the

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SSS blocks lawmaker from travelling, confiscates his passport

Sunday Karim, a member of the House of Representatives from Kogi State, is currently being prevented by the State Security Service from boarding a flight at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, the lawmaker has told PREMIUM TIMES. Mr. Karim, representing

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Dont derail nation’s democracy, CSO warns politicians

Press Statement A Coalition of Civil Society Groups known as Election Reform Expert Group (EREG) has frowned at the activities of politicians in the country, which it says is aimed at derailing the nation’s democratic process, particularly in the area

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