MAY 29, 2009 is supposed to be a day that Nigerians both at home and abroad will celebrate a decade of successive democratically elected administrations, a day to be celebrated because in itself it is supposed to end the pains and hardship of a betrothed citizen full of anxiety and expectation.
Abuja â€” President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua has urged militants in the Niger Delta to embrace his amnesty offer and join hands with the government to develop the region for the benefit of its people.
Abuja â€” PRESIDENT Umaru Yar’Adua said yesterday that the nations’ democratic governance has lasted 10 years, uninterrupted, which the nation is celebrating today because of the deep-rooted loyalty and professionalism of the officers and men of the Nigerian armed forces.
Warri â€” COMMANDER of the Joint Task Force, Major-General Sarkin Yakin Bello, Wednesday at Camp 5, told our news agency that he has uncovered materials linking Government Ekpemupolo’s (Tompolo) activities with external influences.
A lot has been said and written in the last years about Africans and Africa. Most times, it is either that we are not human enough because we are black or that we are not capable of running our affairs.
Some time during Abachaâ€™s infamous, brutal, sadistic and despotic tenure in Nigeria, the combined Nigerian armed forces and the Police launched an assault on the Niger Delta, shortly after Ken Saro-Wiwa was executed.
Thomas Hobbes, in his political philosophy, describes the condition of people before there was any state or civil society as hypothetical. In this level of being, every human person has the right to do whatever he or she considers necessary for their survival.
The relationship between the Church and politics has from inception oscillated between mutual suspicion and conflict at one time; and complementarities and corporation at another.
Sincerely speaking, the only gain we have got in the past 10 years of democracy in Nigeria is simply that we have had a civilian regime.
This is an attempt at packaging, re-packaging, branding and re-branding the city of Jos after the last disturbance involving the indigenes and the Hausa/Fulani settlers that left scores of people dead and properties destroyed.